Located in the southern end of Jackson Hole Valley and just 60 miles from Yellowstone National Park, the charming town of Jackson is a four-seasons destination with historic boardwalks, antler arches, endless scenery, and abundant outdoor activities. The town boasts a host of fine art galleries and shops, and a bustling culinary scene from classic steak houses to a bounty of unique dining options.
Day +1: Arrive in Jackson, WY
Welcome to Jackson! Settle into your accommodations and enjoy the evening at your leisure.
Overnight: The Lexington at Jackson Hole
Day +2: National Museum of Wildlife Art
Spot for wildlife outside before taking a private, docent-guided tour of the National Museum of Wildlife Art. It's situated on a distinct cliff overlooking the National Elk Refuge. Enter the museum to view selections of the 5,000-piece collection from more than 550 artists. Dating from 2500 B.C. to the present, the collection chronicles much of the history of wildlife in art, focusing primarily on European and American painting and sculpture. The collection of American art from the 19th and 20th centuries is particularly strong, recording European exploration of the American West. Many of these works predate photography, making them vital representations of the frontier era in the history of the United States.
Enjoy an artful lunch and inspiring views of the Elk Refuge at the museum restaurant, Palate. The remainder of the afternoon and evening are at your leisure.
Overnight: The Lexington at Jackson Hole (B, L)
Day +3: Jackson Hole / Snowshoe Excursion / Main Program Begins
After breakfast, journey into the heart of winter on snowshoes with a naturalist guide. Learn about different aspects of winter ecology, and enjoy the beauty of Jackson Hole at this time of year.
This evening, join with fellow travelers to begin the main program. (B)
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch
This pre-tour is not escorted by an Orbridge Expedition Leader, however the hotel concierge is available for independent tour and activity planning. Space is limited, so it's recommended to reserve early for best availability.
Guests on this program should be able to walk a mile at a moderate pace, get in and out of various touring vehicles, and walk up a flight of stairs without assistance.
The Lexington at Jackson Hole
Located in the heart of picturesque Jackson with endless mountain views, The Lexington offers comfortable, contemporary western-style accommodations with a cozy and charming atmosphere. After a full day of outdoor activities, sip a hot chocolate beside the fireplace or take a dip in the beautiful indoor pool or hot tub.
Start your day with a complimentary, hearty hot-buffet breakfast—offering many options that include local granola, fresh baked goods, breakfast burritos, and biscuits and gravy. Savor craft-roasted coffee from Jackson Hole's own Snake River Roasting Company.
Additional hotel amenities include complimentary coffee and fresh baked cookies each afternoon in the lobby, a coin-operated laundry facility, a business center with complimentary computer and printer use, and complimentary property-wide Wi-Fi.
Room Amenities: Individual climate control, Heavenly-style Serta Perfect Sleeper Pillowtop Mattress, cable HDTV, private living area with love seat and second TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, mini-fridge, microwave, coffee and tea maker, iron and ironing board, and en suite bathroom with Rusk sundries and hair dryer.
Pre-tour rate is per person based on double occupancy except where noted as Single, in U.S. dollars. Single availability limited. Airfare not included.
- 2 nights accommodations at The Lexington at Jackson Hole (or similar) with breakfast each morning
- Admission to the National Museum of Wildlife Art, including a docent-led tour and lunch
- Guided snowshoe excursion, including snowshoe equipment rental, hiking poles, use of binoculars, national park entrance fees, plus bottled water and snacks
- Excursion transportation
- Luggage porterage
- All gratuities
- Airport transfers for guests arriving during the suggested times