Statement from the Harrison family

Statement from the Harrison family

The Rusty Parrot Lodge experienced a devastating fire shortly before 11:30 p.m. on the November 18th. First and foremost, the Harrison family would like to extend gratitude for the heroic rescue, evacuation and firefighting efforts that ensured that no guests were injured.

We offer specific gratitude to the firefighters at the Jackson, Wilson, Adams Canyon, Hoback and Teton Village Stations, to the Town of Jackson Police Department, Teton Sheriff Dispatch, Teton County Sheriff Deputies and the Citizen Emergency Responder Team for their rapid response and willingness to put themselves at risk to ensure the safety of our guests and to extinguish the fire. We are especially grateful for the heroic evacuation efforts of Officer Justin Lancaster. 

We are grateful to everyone who is part of the Rusty Parrot Family: our loyal employees, our treasured guests and the entire community of Jackson who has supported us for almost 30 years.  The outreach of love and support has been staggering and humbling.

Our immediate priorities are to take care of our outstanding team of employees and to ensure that our current and future guests are cared for. We are confident that the hospitality for which Jackson is known will ease the impacts of pending travel disruption. 

The spa facility escaped the fire, but received smoke damage and lost all utilities which came from the lodge. We are currently looking for a temporary location to provide treatments for our clientele. 

Because we can’t imagine life without the Rusty Parrot Lodge and Spa and all of the incredible people it has brought into our lives, we look forward to the process of rebuilding. We especially look forward to creating more memories with you . . .  to celebrating more anniversaries and honeymoons, more birthdays and first date . Finally, we look forward to remaining part of your lives. 

Fire Marshall Kathy Clay presents Brandon Harrison with the flag that firefighters saved from the Rusty Parrot Lodge and Spa.