Eric and I have been trying to do as much travel as possible in the past few years. When I heard that would be heading to Vegas for a work conference I managed to convince him to come with me to the conference and then we planned a quick weekend trip to Jackson Hole. If you are looking to go somewhere with fresh air, spectacular views and great food and attractions, then look no further! Today, I am sharing my Jackson Hole Travel Guide: What to do in Jackson Hole in November. Technically, November in Jackson Hole is considered the “shoulder” season. It is after the summer rush, but just a bit before ski season. We were scared that we might not find much to do because many things would be closed, but we had plenty to do for a long weekend there. It you are looking to getaway to Jackson Hole during their shoulder season…don’t be deterred!
Check out my Jackson Hole Travel Guide: What to do in Jackson Hole in November below!
There are tons of rustic local hotels and motels in the heart of Jackson Hole. Because I travel so much and I have tons of points, we opted to stay in the Springhill Suites by Marriott. The hotel is brand new and is only about 2 blocks from the town square. In addition to large, updated rooms, they provide a complimentary hot breakfast that is to-die-for! Eric and I ate in the breakfast room the first day, but brought some yummies up to our suite on the second and third mornings to enjoy while relaxing in bed! In addition, there is an outdoor hot tub that is open year-round and a gym. I would highly recommend staying in this beautiful hotel!
Grand Teton Tour
I knew that Eric would want to do a tour of the Grand Teton National Park, so we did a little research and found this awesome 4-hour wildlife tour. You have the option of doing a morning or afternoon tour. The tour picked us up at our hotel, brought us to a cafe to get breakfast and coffee to-go and then we proceeded into the park. We learned a ton about the history of the park, which is adjacent to Yellowstone, and saw some beautiful scenery and wildlife!
Bars & Restaurants
If you are looking for the most spectacular views in all of Jackson Hole, head up for dinner and/or drinks to The Granary, which is a short, scenic drive from the town of Jackson Hole. We went in the mid-afternoon so that we could sit at the bar and watch the sunset over the mountains. We also went out onto the deck and took in the views for a while too. It was seriously so beautiful! The best part is that The Granary has a Happy Hour menu, live music and then the most delicious dinner menu. Eric had an Elk steak and I had a Filet! I would highly recommend this scenic and beautiful restaurant.
Gather is right in the town of Jackson Hole, so if you are looking for something that is walkable, this is a great option! This restaurant has more of a big city vibe and is chic and modern. They also have a great Happy Hour drink and food menu if you want to sit at the bar. Eric and I had one drink at the bar and then sat down to dinner. We both had the Elk Bolognese pasta and it was absolutely delicious! This is definitely a great little place to check out while you are in town!
Cowboy Coffee Company
I wouldn’t be a New Yorker if I didn’t immediately find the best coffee in town. Cowboy Coffee Co is just off of town square and has a city vibe with their leather couches and coffee menu. They were gracious enough to make some coffee art for me that showcased the Teton Mountains! Each day that we walked around town, we popped into this coffee shop to get some liquid warmth to-go!
Snake River Brewing Company
Being from New York, where wine and beer tasting is so prevalent, Eric and I knew we needed to check out the local beer! We headed over to the Snake River Brewing Company, which was only a block from our hotel. We did a beer tasting flight so that we were sure we could check out all of the beer. We also ate some lunch, including the delicious chili that warmed us up before we headed back out into the cold weather!
Roadhouse Pub & Eatery
The Roadhouse Pub & Eatery is right on town square. We were walking around town one day and we must have done so much shopping that both of us were starving. We walked right into this restaurant and grabbed some brunch-like drinks and some appetizers. If you are looking for good food and a convenient location right in the middle of town, this would make a great stop for you!
The Wort Hotel
After we went of our Wildlife Tour, our tour guide recommended the bar at the Wort Hotel for lunch. The Wort Hotel is a historic staple in Jackson Hole and the food did not disappoint. We had some delicious chili and Elk meatballs to hold us over until dinner!
Million Dollar Cowboy Bar
Finally, you can’t make a trip to Jackson Hole without visiting the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. Gnarled tree branch wood paneling, horse saddle bar stools and great music are just a few things that make this bar unique. We spent a few hours drinking, talking and laughing after we finished dinner at The Granary. Eric and I were having so much fun that we didn’t even notice that a table of patrons sitting behind us bought us a round of shots. They thought that we were on our honeymoon because we were having so much fun together. They were shocked when we told them that we have actually been married for 6 1/2 years and have been together for almost 14 years! It was seriously the best compliment we could have ever gotten!
There are obviously tons more to do in Jackson Hole during their high-season. Some things that we wanted to do, but couldn’t in November are listed below!
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this travel guide. Let me know if you have any questions or any other recommendations!