Guest post: Winter Ski, Wildlife packages at Jackson Hole’s Bentwood Inn

Author's note: As we plan our summer camping trips, here's a little something to keep us dreaming of vacations out west. 

Secluded yet close to all the action, Jackson Hole’s Bentwood Inn is surrounded by a world of winter fun and romance.  Just five scenic miles into the town of Jackson in one direction and five miles in the other to world class skiing under the Grand Tetons, The Bentwood couldn’t be better situated. And to sweeten the deal, the Inn has just announced three winter packages packed with activities and value.

There’s good reason why Jackson Hole Mountain Resort was voted the #1 Overall Ski Resort in North America for 2014 in SKI Magazine Reader’s Poll. From snow quality and lifts, to dining and service those in-the-know annually rank it top of the class. Equally adored and celebrated by national media, The Bentwood Inn has been named “One of North America’s Top Ten Ecolodges” for its dedication to sustainable practices. Combine the two and the experience is bound to be rich and rewarding.

The Bentwood Inn has just announce two Winter Ski & Lodge Packages that include luxurious nights in the classic log lodge, ski passes, one exclusive Bentwood Bistro dinner for two, an elk refuge sleigh ride, hearty full service breakfasts and more.  Offered is a four night package for two, priced at $1,499 per couple, plus tax and a five night couple’s package priced at $1,859 plus tax. This special runs to April 6.

For the nature lover who prefers hiking trails over black diamond runs, The Bentwood Inn has introduced a special Winter Wildlife Experience Package filled with active days and cozy, fire-lit nights. The three day/three night adventure starts each morning with a breakfast described by Frommer’s travel guide as “hearty and sumptuous.” Highlight of the stay is a guided half-day winter hike with a local naturalist to observe and learn how wildlife in Jackson Hole not only survive, but thrive in winter conditions.

The package, priced for couples, is $999 + tax for two and includes three nights at the Inn, a 4-course Bentwood Bistro dinner for two, healthy breakfasts, evening social hour with appetizers and the guided backcountry adventure (all equipment provided).

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Few inns in Jackson Hole offer the unique character and qualities found at the Bentwood Inn. Situated in a beautiful natural setting, a stone’s throw from the Snake River, the majestic Tetons provide the perfect backdrop for simply unwinding. Discerning travelers enjoy the iconic eight bedroom log lodge ambiance and peacefulness without the cacophony of a hotel lobby with its constant stream of guests. It is easy to envelope oneself in nature, bird and animal watching from the Inn's decks and balconies or on a short stroll in the woods. Grazing elk and moose are frequent visitors. It is a true winter wonderland when the snow falls and a glorious wildflower show in the summer. But the best kept secret might be the elk bugling and fall colors that surround the Inn during autumn months.

About The Bentwood Inn 
The Bentwood Inn is a four season, award-winning luxury log lodge nestled on 3.5 acres of Jackson Hole solitude where all year long wildlife can be seen passing through the property. Built in 1995, the Inn was constructed with massive 200 year old logs sustainably harvested after the Great Yellowstone Fire of 1988. There is over 6,000 square feet of luxury to enjoy; including the Great Room with a three-story river rock fireplace and baby grand piano. Each guest room has a private fireplace and personal deck or porch, and most have a king bed and jetted spa tub. The large outdoor back deck facing the Grand Tetons is perfect for relaxing and socializing in warm weather, and ideal for hosting weddings and events. The Bentwood is rated among the top Inns in Jackson Hole by Trip Advisor and has achieved their Gold rating for its environmental standards. The Bentwood Inn is the only Select Registry Property in Wyoming and has been recognized as “One of North America’s Top Ten Ecolodges” by Outside magazine and

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