or Connect
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › Mountain/Resort Related Forums › Resorts, Conditions & Travel › Grand Targhee, Jackson Hole questions
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Grand Targhee, Jackson Hole questions - Page 2

post #31 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rainbow Jenny View Post


Korean food at Seoul Restaurant in Driggs is totally legit. Native Korean owner moved from Koreantown in Los Angeles couple years ago, she's awesome. It's housed inside an old hard woodfloor show room, be sure to look down on the beautiful historic sample flooring!

 

Great advice Jenny.  The Seoul was fantastic.  All of the above was in evidence.  The Avalanche was the best sushi roll we've ever had.

 

We also hit the Royal Wolf and the Bangkok Kitchen for dinner.  Bangkok was excellent, and the Royal Wolf got mixed reviews.  I liked my spicy pork tacos, but the rest of the family wasn't too keen on the excessive use of vinegar in their dishes (caesar salad and clam chowder??).  While I catskied on Thursday the family went to O"Rourkes, which got good reviews.  Provision Kitchen was OK for breakfast, just a little pricey.

 

We hit Bubba's in Jackson on the way in and the way out.  Can't go wrong with Bubba's.

 

Skiing was fantastic at Targhee, but that's almost a given.

post #32 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpikeDog View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by marznc View Post
 

 

  The Pines Motel is a family-owned place that is very reasonable and fun.  Right in town so walking a few blocks to eat breakfast or dinner is easy.  Makes driving to JH for a day trip that much easier.

 

I'm staying at the Pines this December 14-18.  Glad to hear it was OK for you; I usually have stayed up at GT in the past.  Wife is taking paint classes in town while I ski.  Any dining options in Driggs you'd recommend?  I mean, besides Nora's which you've already put a plug in for.  I'll probably come over the Teton Pass either coming or going, so that's on the radar.


What did you and your wife think of The Pines Motel?

post #33 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by marznc View Post
 


What did you and your wife think of The Pines Motel?

 

The wife and kids thought it was OK.  I'm not as enamored of it.  Things I'd fix right away:

 

      Change the cheap King thermostats.  They have a range of +/- 3 degrees, which means the temp goes up and down by 6 degrees.  I was either freezing or cooking.  Most home thermostats are +/- 1 degree.

 

     The hot tub was murky and stinky.  Nobody went in all week.  I talked with the manager about it, and he acknowledged it was pretty bad.  We did have a nice, wide-ranging conversation about lots of stuff, including that we both skied our first day ever at Garmisch, Germany.

 

Things that are harder to fix:  7 foot ceilings (I'm 6'5" and my son is 6'7"), narrow hallways, and no heat in the bathroom.  The shower nozzle height is fine if you are a member of the Lollipop Guild.  We had the 2 room suite upstairs, so we had our own bathroom.  The other rooms upstairs have to share a common bathroom, so it's more like a hostel.

post #34 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpikeDog View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by marznc View Post
 


What did you and your wife think of The Pines Motel?

 

The wife and kids thought it was OK.  I'm not as enamored of it.  Things I'd fix right away:

 

      Change the cheap King thermostats.  They have a range of +/- 3 degrees, which means the temp goes up and down by 6 degrees.  I was either freezing or cooking.  Most home thermostats are +/- 1 degree.

 

     The hot tub was murky and stinky.  Nobody went in all week.  I talked with the manager about it, and he acknowledged it was pretty bad.  We did have a nice, wide-ranging conversation about lots of stuff, including that we both skied our first day ever at Garmisch, Germany.

 

Things that are harder to fix:  7 foot ceilings (I'm 6'5" and my son is 6'7"), narrow hallways, and no heat in the bathroom.  The shower nozzle height is fine if you are a member of the Lollipop Guild.  We had the 2 room suite upstairs, so we had our own bathroom.  The other rooms upstairs have to share a common bathroom, so it's more like a hostel.


Yep, agree it's basic accommodations.  My friends and I only stayed one night so never bothered with the hot tub.  A couple of us stayed in rooms with the shared bathroom and it was fine given the price.  I stay at Alta Lodge in rooms without a private bath so not a big deal for me.

 

I'm 5'0" so ceiling height and narrow hallways not an issue. ;)

post #35 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpikeDog View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rainbow Jenny View Post

Korean food at Seoul Restaurant in Driggs is totally legit. Native Korean owner moved from Koreantown in Los Angeles couple years ago, she's awesome. It's housed inside an old hard woodfloor show room, be sure to look down on the beautiful historic sample flooring!

Great advice Jenny.  The Seoul was fantastic.  All of the above was in evidence.  The Avalanche was the best sushi roll we've ever had.

We also hit the Royal Wolf and the Bangkok Kitchen for dinner.  Bangkok was excellent, and the Royal Wolf got mixed reviews.  I liked my spicy pork tacos, but the rest of the family wasn't too keen on the excessive use of vinegar in their dishes (caesar salad and clam chowder??).  While I catskied on Thursday the family went to O"Rourkes, which got good reviews.  Provision Kitchen was OK for breakfast, just a little pricey.

We hit Bubba's in Jackson on the way in and the way out.  Can't go wrong with Bubba's.

Skiing was fantastic at Targhee, but that's almost a given.
Sorry to have missed you by a few days. The Seoul was every bit as yummy tonight: rice cake soup in rich broth, dolsot bibimbap (stone rice bowl), and spicy chicken. Bottomless banchan (Korean side dishes of kimchi, fish cake, sprouts, spinach, daikon) are freshly made every morning. We live 20 minutes away from K-town in LA; her food is every bit as authentic.

Chatted with the owner again this time, business is tough around shoulder season. She may sell the place. What a shame it would be to lose such a special joint in Driggs!!! Please go and give her a try.
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpikeDog View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by marznc View Post

 


What did you and your wife think of The Pines Motel?

The wife and kids thought it was OK.  I'm not as enamored of it.  Things I'd fix right away:

      Change the cheap King thermostats.  They have a range of +/- 3 degrees, which means the temp goes up and down by 6 degrees.  I was either freezing or cooking.  Most home thermostats are +/- 1 degree.

     The hot tub was murky and stinky.  Nobody went in all week.  I talked with the manager about it, and he acknowledged it was pretty bad.  We did have a nice, wide-ranging conversation about lots of stuff, including that we both skied our first day ever at Garmisch, Germany.

Things that are harder to fix:  7 foot ceilings (I'm 6'5" and my son is 6'7"), narrow hallways, and no heat in the bathroom.  The shower nozzle height is fine if you are a member of the Lollipop Guild.  We had the 2 room suite upstairs, so we had our own bathroom.  The other rooms upstairs have to share a common bathroom, so it's more like a hostel.

Second time staying at Super 8 this year, across from the Seoul. It's clean, spacious, our room is steps from clean hot tub and pool. Proprietor is kind, I asked for hot water after 9pm; she left me a big thermos in the lobby!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Resorts, Conditions & Travel
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › Mountain/Resort Related Forums › Resorts, Conditions & Travel › Grand Targhee, Jackson Hole questions