It is unclear from your post whether or not you want someplace near Targhee, but allowing an easy drive to Jackson - or just a good cheap place at/near Targhee. That said, I prefer to stay on the mountain. The first thing to know is that, compared to most major resort areas, anything - and I mean anything - at Targhee/Alta/Driggs is pretty much a bargain. Check out their website for Targhee's rates for their on-mountain lodges (I know weekdays are something like 70 bucks a night all-in). Note: the Sioux Lodge Condos are a bit careworn at this point. Targhee also rents condos about 8 miles down the road for very reasonable rates. I've heard very good things about the Teton Teepee ( http://www.tetonteepee.com/
) which has both private rooms and dorm setups - but I've never stopped in. If you look back a couple of years ago here at Epic, there were some positive comments about some other outfits brokering condos in Driggs & Alta.