Red, White, and Beautiful

Ten tempting all-American lodges with style and ambience to spare

Jul 13, 2005
Outside Magazine
Spring Creek Ranch

Spring Creek Ranch

If you take your rugged with a dash of comfy, find your haven at Spring Creek Ranch, four miles northwest of Jackson and its prime access to the Tetons. With 13,000-foot mountains staring you in the face, you can't help but itch to go forth and conquer. Possible plans of attack: Mountain-bike 15-mile River Road, which runs along the Snake River between Signal Mountain and Cottonwood Creek in Grand Teton National Park, or dive into the Snake for a float trip or fishing. At day's end, happily surrender to one of Spring Creek's 126 guest rooms or condos, where authenticity reigns with lodgepole-pine furniture, a mountain-view balcony, and a wood-burning fireplace. The spa offers everything from Thai massage to mud wraps and al fresco yoga, and the restaurant, the Granary, serves western game?try the super-tender elk tenderloin. Doubles from $310, including breakfast; 800-443-6139,

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