How to Experience the Best of Jackson Hole in September
Are you and your significant other looking for the perfect getaway in September? Look no further than Jackson Hole, Wyoming! Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventure or a relaxing escape, Jackson Hole has it all. This travel guide for couples explores the best of Jackson Hole in September for your perfect fall getaway.
Accommodations: Where to Stay in Jackson Hole
When traveling to Jackson Hole, there are two area to consider in deciding where to stay. You can either stay in the town of Jackson or Teton Village, which is about 20-25 minutes from Jackson.
Four Seasons Jackson Hole
Looking for luxury in Jackson Hole? Then the Four Seasons is the place to be. The Four Seasons is a 5 star resort nestled between rugged peaks, celebrated ski runs, and an array of wildlife. We had the most incredible stay at the Four Seasons, which is located in Teton Village, where you’ll find many restaurants, shops, aerial tram, and more. See an inside look of our room here.
If you are wanting to stay in Teton Village, but need a more affordable option, you can look into staying at Continuum Hotel. This hotel is rated 3 stars and is literally steps away from the arial tram (perfect if you want to visit during ski season).
The Wyoming Inn of Jackson Hole
If you prefer to stay in the town of Jackson, The Wyoming Inn is perfect for you. This lodge-inspired hotel hosts 69 rooms and suites with soft lighting, subtle earth tones and wood trim giving the space a warm, inviting coziness.
Activities: What to Do in Jackson Hole in September
There are so many wonderful things to do in Jackson Hole and the surrounding areas. These are just a few suggestions.
Day Trip to Yellowstone
Want to make the most of your visit in Jackson Hole? Then a day trip to Yellowstone is perfect for you! We booked our day trip with Yellowstone Day Tours which offers hotel pickup, breakfast, and lunch. While it is one of the more pricey tours, we felt that it was well worth our time and money. Not only were we able to see more of the Grand Tetons, but we were able to visit many of the top attractions in Yellowstone National Park.
Snake River Rafting
If you’re looking to see scenic views from the seat of raft, then you’ll want to go rafting down the Snake River. There are scenic floats for the less adventurous and white water rafting is available during certain months of the year. These trips are usually 2-3 hours, though you can book longer tours, as well. While on a scenic tour, you’ll enjoy views of the Tetons and may even encounter wildlife.
Grand Teton National Park
Of course, you can’t visit Jackson Hole without seeing the Grand Tetons. Grand Teton National Park is known for its stunning mountain scenery, pristine lakes, and abundant wildlife. The Teton Range dominates the park’s skyline, with peaks rising up to 13,770 feet, making it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and photographers. The park offers a range of activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, boating, and wildlife watching, providing visitors with a memorable and unique experience in the heart of the American West.
Horseback riding in Jackson Hole offers a true escape into the solitude and tranquility of the area and a genuine taste of the Wild West. There are many horseback riding tours to choose from–half day, full day, overnight, etc.
Aerial Tram to Rendezvous Mountain
Be sure to take the aerial tram, which can be found in Teton Village, to the top of Rendezvous Mountain. Its summit reaches 10,927 feet and you can be at the top in just 12 minutes with the tram. Of course, you can’t head back down the mountain until you’ve stopped in and had some waffles at Corbin’s Cabin.
Dining: Where to Eat around Jackson Hole
No matter what you’re looking to eat there’s a little bit of everything for everyone.
Looking for a cute, but delicious bakery in Jackson Hole? Then Persephone is the place to go. Enjoy a plethora of baked goods, breakfast items, or even stop in for a lunch sandwich.
Teton Handfire Pizza
If you’re looking for some great local pizza, look no further than Teton Hand Fire Pizza located in Jackson Square. The building itself use to be an old movie theatre. The pizza and calzone were absolutely delicious. This was the perfect spot for a quick lunch during our shopping trip in Jackson Square.
Coffee on your mind? Then you’ll need to check out the Cowboy Coffee Co. located in Jackson Square. I enjoyed a classic iced vanilla latte, but they offer an array of coffee options, sandwiches, and baked goods.
“Give me liberty or let me starve” is the motto of this restaurant off the Town Square. Liberty Burger is all about the finest (and never frozen) chuck, brisket, and tenderloin.
The Mangy Moose can be found in Teton Village. Not only can you enjoy great food at the Mangy Moose, but live music too.
Must-See Spots: What You Can’t Miss
There are so many things you shouldn’t miss in Jackson Hole in September, but these are my two favorites.
Jenny Lake is located within Grand Teton National Park. There is a large parking area for those wishing to visit Jenny Lake, as well as, a ranger station. If you’re not avid hikers like us, you can take the Jenny Lake Shuttle (fee required) across the lake. Then you could hike 1/2 mile each way to see hidden falls. Otherwise you can hike 2 miles each way or 7 miles around the entire lake.
Grand Teton’s Mormon Row Historic District is one of the most visited sites in Jackson Hole due to its historic relevance and undeniable beauty. Part of the National Register of Historic Places, the historic district is one of the country’s best representations of an early 1900s western farming community.
From cozy lodges to stunning natural beauty, Jackson Hole, Wyoming is the ideal destination for your fall weekend getaway. With a variety of activities, restaurants, shops, and places to stay, your weekend will be filled with adventure and relaxation.
Pack your bags and get ready for the perfect vacation. Visit Jackson Hole, Wyoming to experience the beauty, adventure, and relaxation of the perfect couples getaway.
Check out our 4 day itinerary here.
Can’t wait to go this summer! Will try to visit all of these spots! You should definitely include Cafe Genevieve in this list!! Xo
How exciting! I know we want to go back. There’s just so much to do! Thanks for the new recommendation!
Great travel guide for the avid hiker. I’m craving a good hike trip like this in the summer. Maybe we’ll check this out, it looks so picturesque!
Jenny Lake is absolutely stunning! There are so many other great hikes to discover in the Grand Tetons, too.
This is a great guide to visiting Jackson Hole. I’d love to visit America one day. Your photos are fab too.xxx
Thank you so much! Jackson Hole is truly one of a kind.
Gorgeous pictures! I only drove through Jackson Hole but I definitely want to get back to explore some more and see your suggestions.
Wonderful post with great pictures and ideas! Nicely done.
Thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed!
Your pictures are amazing…I especially love the ones of Yellowstone and Grand Tetons. The horseback riding looks like a lot of fun, I hope to do that when I visit!
Thank you so much! I could photograph the Grand Tetons every day.
I’ve read lots about the Grand Teton NP. The scenery and natural wilderness looks amazing. I hope one day an opportunity presents to visit here the area of Jackson Hole.
There really is so much wildlife. I had hoped to see a moose or even a bear (from far away of course), but I’m glad we were able to see some Bison in Yellowstone National Park.
Linda (LD Holland)
Sadly we had a short stay in Jackson Hole after our visit to Yellowstone. I know now we should have booked a longer stay. We would have loved to visit Grand Teton National Park and not just see the mountains from afar. And an aerial tram to Rendezvous Mountain would absolutely be on our list.
Brittney→ Linda (LD Holland)
We loved the aerial tram! It’s not often you can say you had waffles 10,000 feet up!
Your pictures are beautiful! Jackson Hole seems like such a wonderful place to visit and hike. Yellowstone and Grand Teton NP are on my bucket list and this makes me more eager to visit them one day. Thanks for all the information!
This trip was such a surprise for us and I’m so glad we had the opportunity to visit Jackson Hole and the surrounding areas. I may have never had these destinations on my radar, but they were well worth visiting.
Jackson Hole looks incredible always and I assume September is shoulder season so it may be less crowded. As a desert dweller, I am curious what the weather is like in Jackson Hole in September. I am assuming it is cold? Chilly?
Yes, late September is considered shoulder season and the crowds were much, much less. Many of the businesses were beginning to prepare to close until the next season. For example, the Jenny Lake Shuttle was wrapping up the last weekend of September, as well as, Snake River excursions. The weather was amazing for this Florida girl. I believe most days were in the mid to uppers 60’s. Some early mornings and evenings were chilly. There was one day where it was cold enough to snow at the top of Rendezvous mountain.
Wow your photos are incredible! I would love to visit Jackson Hole one day, looks like there are some amazing things to do!
Thank you so much. There are so many great things to do in Jackson Hole.