National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World is an exclusive collection of hotels that are committed to sustainable tourism, authenticity, and excellence in service. Spanning from Africa and Asia to North and South America, these world-class properties inspire travelers to explore the planet and delve into the local culture and environment. They also offer access to activities and attractions not found anywhere else. With just 50 properties in the collection, The Bentwood Inn in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is very proud to be one of the most Unique Lodges of the World.
How National Geographic Chooses Unique Lodges of the World
When identifying hotels for the collection, National Geographic looks for places where guests can have an unforgettable experience. Stunning architecture and design, incredible views, innovative sustainability practices, and excellent cuisine are just a few of the requirements. The properties must offer also activities to help guests engage with their unique surroundings. Activities like guided nature walks or horseback riding tours are a couple of examples.
National Geographic’s lodge experts spend time at each site, evaluating operations and meeting with staff. This ensures that their high standards are met. As one of only three properties selected in the U.S., The Bentwood Inn is proud to have passed this rigorous review process.
National Geographic and The Bentwood Inn
Recently, The Bentwood Inn attended the Annual National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World Summit in Washington, D.C. We met with the other 49 members to share ideas on sustainability and how to provide a unique guest experience. We even participated in specialized training by National Geographic photographers to learn how we can help our guests capture the unique wildlife in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. These skills, combined with our seamless service, commitment to sustainability, and beautiful accommodations, help to create life-changing experiences for our guests. Here are some of the things we offer at our inn.
- Five individually decorated rooms with private deck or balcony and fireplace
- Great room with a three-story river rock fireplace and 30-foot ceilings
- Dining room that serves breakfast daily and a Bistro dinner up to two times a week
- Library stocked with books about the region’s natural and cultural heritage
- Expansive decks with areas for relaxing and socializing
- Tesla charging station
- Free Wi-Fi in rooms and common areas
Start Planning Your Getaway to the Wild West!
Centrally located to Wyoming’s top attractions, The Bentwood Inn offers luxurious accommodations and convenient amenities. Spend the day exploring the great outdoors, then come home to The Bentwood Inn and cuddle up by the fireplace. Or lounge in a window seat and take in incredible views of the Teton Mountain Range. You’ll even enjoy a delicious, gourmet breakfast each morning of your stay. Browse our availability and contact us to make your reservations. We look forward to having you! If staying at one of the most interesting lodges in the world is on your bucket list, then you’ve come to the right place!