Picture the old Wild West meets Disney. Buildings straight out of a Hollywood film set, but with shops full of designer clothes. The main street of town is packed with luxury SUVs and there are people everywhere. Jackson Hole is America’s top ski resort, but in summer time it is the centre of the outdoor life tourist scene, surrounded by stunning mountain scenery. At the centre of it all is the Wort Hotel and the best restaurant in town, the Silver Dollar Grill.
The first thing to mention about this hotel is that the service is excellent. Apart from the American doorman most of the staff seemed to be from abroad, but nothing was too much trouble for them. As you would expect the theme throughout was the Wild West, from the swing doors into the bar to the tacky pictures on the wall. Golden wood panelling everywhere, chandeliers, fake oriental carpets and plenty of glitz. Entering the main lobby you are faced with a stairway that puts you straight onto the set of an old Western movie – the town hotel, complete with a large moose head staring at you. In your imagination you can picture the barmaid singing along to the old piano as she glides down the steps. One American guest looked longingly at a picture of a buffalo out on the prairie and nodded at it in an appreciative way, “you can always tell HIS work.”
But you just can’t help but admire the place.
The rooms are filled with large comfortable deep beds and if you’ve nothing better to do you then you won’t ever want to leave!