Local Attractions

Grand Teton National Park

The Rusty Parrot Lodge and Spa in Jackson, Wyoming offers ideal mountain resort lodging located near the Grand Teton National Park. A natural playground that’s renowned worldwide as the home of some of the most spectacular scenery on Earth. The park was established in 1929 and boasts thirteen peaks above 12,000 feet, including Grand Teton itself at just less than 14,000 feet. Encompassing over 96,000 acres in the Northwest corner of Wyoming, the park attracts nearly 3 million visitors each year.

In the summer, those visitors enjoy a wide variety of activities, including photography, wildlife viewing, bird watching, hiking, climbing, fishing, swimming, boating, and biking. In the winter, skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling are the most popular local pastimes. The pristine snow and cozy feel of the Jackson Hole Valley make our lodge a popular destination no matter what season of the year it is.

Much of the appeal of the area stems from the abundance and diversity of wildlife. Elk, moose, deer, bison, pronghorns, coyotes, mountain lions, and black and grizzly bears all roam the park freely. The best time to catch a glimpse is in the early morning hours or at dusk. With almost 300 species of birds and 16 species of fish, our mountain forests and meadows will amaze anyone with a love for wildlife.

But even if you’re the type that believes nature should be viewed and not touched, you can enjoy the park by taking one of several looping drives, including the popular Jenny Lake Loop. All of the routes include prominent pull-offs from which to click a few pictures.

Whatever your preference and no matter your reason for being here, the Teton Mountain range will take your breath away not only for its scenery but also for the wide range of activities. Come stay with us and see what makes our area one of the most fun, beautiful and unique areas in the world.

Grand Teton National Park

The south boundary of Grand Teton National Park is about five minutes from The Rusty Parrot.  In 1926, the John D. Rockefeller Jr. family visited Jackson Hole. Mr. Rockefeller was struck with the beauty of the area and distressed with the commercialization that was taking place. That year he began purchasing property with the intention of donating it to the National Park Service. The last donation, the 1106 acre Laurence S. Rockefeller Preserve, was made in 2008. Now encompassing over 96,000 acres, the park attracts nearly 3 million visitors each year.

Some of the favorite summer activities in the park are wildlife viewing, hiking, climbing, boating and biking.  In the winter the solace of cross country skiing or snow shoeing gain you access into the solitude of a vast wilderness at rest.  The pristine snow and undisturbed quiet will create memories that will never fade.



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Grand Teton National Park
(307) 739-3300