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Best Eco-Lodges: Bentwood Inn, Wyoming

I’m a pretty sustainably minded person and for my next vacation, I want to go to a low-impact resort that’s not too insanely far from home. What are the best eco-lodges in North America?

Feb 6, 2013
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An exterior view of the Bentwood Ranch, Jackson Hole, Wyoming.    Photo:Courtesy of Greg Von Doersten

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The rustic Bentwood Inn is one of the poshest places to stay in the Jackson area, yet it’s as earth-conscious as any hotel in the U.S. Its beams and log walls were built from 200-year-old timber reclaimed from a fire that devastated Yellowstone National Park 14 years ago, giving its five rooms a western-cabin feel to go with high-end touches like feather duvets and whirlpool tubs. Hot water comes from a timed on-demand heating system, nearly all waste on-property is recycled or composted (even the garbage bags are biodegradable), the food served in the dining room is almost exclusively local, and there are no fences around the three-acre property, so wildlife can roam freely. Rates start at $229 a night.

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