What to do with out of Town visitors…Jackson

The past few posts have been on What to do with out of town visitors – one may ask why we haven’t hiked and gotten into our beautiful wilderness.  The reason is that my Mom is wheelchair bound so we had to think of things to do where she could enjoy the outdoors in an accessible way.

So this weekend we went to Jackson WY and explored the Teton National Park and town of Jackson.  We were blessed with beautiful, actually stunning, weather.  We drove over through Ennis, trying to avoid the Friday construction and traffic going through Gallatin Gateway and Big Sky.  Nice drive, about 4. 5 hours – stopped in Ennis at Willie’s to pick up some product.  We purchased a very smooth vodka and Rye whiskey and some of that delicious coffee drink.  They do tastings and tours – very neat place.  https://www.williesdistillery.com/

We checked into our condo rental at Snow king which is close to town but has some nice views.  We had to be picky about the accomodation as we needed one level with elevator – difficult to find in a ski town!  Friday evening we enjoyed a fine (if pricey) dinner at Snake River Grill.  Highly recommend – nice service, good food and beautiful dining room.  https://www.snakerivergrill.com/

Saturday, we were up early and after a quick breakfast drove to the Teton National Park.  We stopped at the visitor center where the helpful guide recommended a good route with wheelchair.  Honestly, one picture is just better than the next in this park – scenery is just stunning.  We visited the Mormon row, Jenny Lake and then on the way out stopped at the National Museum of Wild life Art which was a nice way to top off that portion of the day.  https://www.wildlifeart.org/

Saturday afternoon after lunch at Merry Piglets https://merrypiglets.com/ . we shopped around the Town Square.  Very fun shopping there and lots of nice art galleries.

Sunday, we decided to go home through the parks so drove the length of Teton National Park as well as Yellowstone.  If  you have the time, it is not summer and the roads are open, I would recommend this route to get back to Bozeman.  Just an incredible display of geological diversity.  We didn’t see a ton of wildlife on this trip but still had plenty to look at!

 

Posted on October 14, 2019 at 4:45 pm
Liz Nitz | Category: Living in Montana | Tagged ,

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