|Originally posted by bayview:
Am going for 9 days end of the year. Does anyone know a quality outfit for Snowmobileing? There are quite a few listed on websites and naturally want to go with a good one.
Also would appreciate some feedback on restaurants. We're 2 couples (no kids) and we like varied places, good burgers, cold beers, at least one fine dining experience.
Definately NOT into tourist traps, chains etc.
THANKS for all your input! :
Just to help you understand the lay of the land, there is the town of Jackson (aka "Town"). There's Teton Village (aka "the Village") where the ski area is, about 10 miles northwest of Town. There's the Jackson Hole Racquet Club Resort (aka "the Aspens") about four miles south of the Village. There's the little town of Wilson (aka "Wilson") about eight miles west of Town. And there's Moose (aka "Moose") about 8 miles north of town. Moose is the south entrance to Grand Teton National Park. And the whole area is collectively known as "the Valley".
The Blue Lion - in town, continental cuisine, been in business for 25 years, medium-high in price range, quiet, very nice atmosphere, extremely popular place with locals.
Rendezvous Bistro - in town, varied cuisine, medium-high price range, great bar, has probably been THE place to eat in Jackson Hole the last couple of years, the "see and be seen" spot, good food.
Cadillac Grille/Billy's Burgers - in town (next to Cowboy Bar, sit-down, fancier restaurant with full menu, OR you can choose to eat in the bar and order burgers from Billy's OR you can sit at the counter in Billy's. That sounds confusing but it's really not. Billy's has the best burgers/fries in the Valley. Lower-medium price.
Snake River Brew Pub - in town, outstanding beers (they've won awards all over the world) and good food. Medium price. Great for a group get-together.
Nora's - in Wilson, this has forever been the place to go for a big breakfast. Great atmosphere in an authentic Jackson Hole log cabin restaurant. Low to medium price.
Stagecoach Bar - in Wilson at the base of Teton Pass. I only mention this one because it's a funky little bar that is very popular with locals. Sunday nights are a tradition here. A local band (which includes Bill Briggs, who made the first ski descent of the Grand Teton) plays and things get *rowdy*. People dance on the bar, etc. Just go early because the doors close at 10:00pm. Low price.
Stiegler's - the Aspens, continental cuisine with wide variety, excellent Austrian atmosphere, Peter Stiegler raced on the Austrian ski team many years ago and he still joins them at training sites around the world, great little bar with tons of pictures of World Cup racers. I love this place
Alpenhof - Teton Village, has become - again - one of the finer restaurants anywhere. Continental cuisine, outstanding service, fantastic wine selection. Quite high-end as far as price.
Cascade - Teton Village in the Teton Mountain Lodge, very good food for a sit-down lunch during a ski day, fun, quieter bar for after-skiing. A bit calmer and more civilized alternative to after-ski at the Mangy Moose. Excellent margaritas.
Mangy Moose - a must-do for after-skiing at least one of your days. Eclectic atmosphere, great fireplaces, great views, crowded. The Mangy Moose has been there since the ski area opened nearly forty years ago.
Dornan's - Moose, if you spend a day shopping or visiting the Elk Refuge, or the museums/galleries, or if you take a drive in Teton Park to sightsee and you're looking for somewhere to have lunch, go to Dornan's. It's one of the most beautiful spots anywhere. Magnificent view of the Tetons, so pick a sunny day. The food isn't anything to rave about, but you just can't take your eyes off the mountains. Adjacent to the bar is the best wine store in the Valley, and if you prefer wine to beer or drinks you can buy a bottle of wine in the store and then drink it in the bar.
I hope this helps.