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 7: Jackson Hole / Snowshoe Excursion
After breakfast (included on your main program's last day), 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.
The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore Jackson or to take advantage of the hotel amenities.
Overnight: The Lexington at Jackson Hole (B)
Day 8: Jackson / 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 day is at your leisure.
Overnight: The Lexington at Jackson Hole (B,L)
Day 9: Jackson / Depart Jackson
After breakfast, guests departing during the suggested times take a complimentary transfer to the airport for flights home. (B)
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch
This post-tour is not escorted by an Orbridge Expedition Leader. Included sightseeing is accompanied by a local guide. 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 GranTree Inn features comfortable guest rooms near the best of Bozeman, Montana. Relax at the indoor pool and hot tub, get a workout in at the fitness center, or mingle with fellow travelers at the onsite Club Tavern & Grill. This property has been awarded the "Best of Housekeeping" distinction by AAA.
Room Amenities: Individual climate control, writing desk and chair, flat-screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, phone, coffee and tea maker, mini-fridge, microwave, safe, iron and ironing board, and ensuite bathroom with sundries and hairdryer.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Bozeman
Settle into this spacious all-suite property, located at the base of the Bridger Mountains about one hour from Yellowstone National Park. The inviting lodge décor features hardwood floors, buffalo and elk displays, and a two-story fireplace. Take advantage of the complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport. Property amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas, an indoor pool and whirlpool spa, fitness center, on-site convenience store, laundry services (valet and self-service), and business area.
Room Amenities: Individual climate control, kitchen, living area, dining and work areas, two flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, MP3 alarm clock, and en suite bathroom with sundries and hair dryer.
Yellowstone Gateway Inn
Conveniently located near the North Entrance of Yellowstone, this all-suite property features recently renovated apartment-style rooms and a self-service laundry facility. Each spacious suite offers a fully equipped kitchen and living room, and easy access to nearby restaurants and shops.
Room Amenities: Denver Euro Top mattress, phone, flat-screen TV, Blue-ray DVD player and complimentary movies, complimentary Wi-Fi, safe, fair trade organic coffee and tea, iron and ironing board, en suite bathroom with organic sundries and hair dryer.
Old Faithful Snow Lodge
A short walk from its famous namesake, the Old Faithful Snow Lodge makes abundant use of natural wood and big-beam construction, with fixtures that echo back to historic Yellowstone lodges. The rooms are simple, comfortable, and outfitted with lodge details, such as wooden shutters over windows that open for fresh air. Take in its cozy fireplace and long wall of windows facing out toward Old Faithful Geyser.
Room Amenities: Phone, Wi-Fi (additional fee), refrigerator, coffee and tea maker, and en suite bathroom with sundries and hair dryer.
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.
Post-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 (alcoholic beverage allowance included)
- 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 departing during the suggested times