Things to Consider When Visiting Jackson Hole for a Conference


Maybe you don’t know much about Jackson Hole, but you’re scheduled to go here for a conference. You’re in luck as Jackson Hole is a wonderful destination found between the Yellowstone National Park, the Tetons and the red hills of the lower Gros Ventre Mountain Range.

It’s a very popular destination in Wyoming and becomes very busy during the season. If you love to fish, ski and enjoy nature, this will be a destination you won’t soon forget.

When making your conference plans, you should always consider the location. If you have decided you want to attend a conference in Jackson Hole, here are a few things you should consider.

Where will you Stay?

There are several very popular conference venues throughout Jackson Hole. Each comes with hotels found nearby, but you should be prepared to pay. Jackson Hole isn’t cheap and during the prime season, you want to book well in advance as it’s a very popular destination.

The Four Seasons Resort is a very popular spot for conferences. It’s one of the most popular hotels in Jackson Hole and offers a great place to stay if your conference is held nearby or in the actual hotel.

Many other hotels are offers throughout the area, along with specialty lodging. When you come to Jackson Hole for a conference, you can choose between a hotel near the conference venue or one a bit further away. It really depends on what you prefer.

Some of the most popular hotels throughout the area include:

  • Rustic Inn Creekside Resort and Spa
  • Flat Iron Creek
  • The Lodge at Jackson Hole
  • Parkway Inn
  • Cowboy Village Resort
  • Ranch Inn
  • Elk Country Inn
  • Spring Creek Ranch
  • White Buffalo Club
  • Bentwood Inn
  • The Wort Hotel

Many chain hotels are also found here, but why stay in a chain hotel when coming to such a special destination?

What will you Do?

Most of the best things to do throughout Jackson Hole revolve around nature. It’s such a beautiful area, you’ll want to get out and enjoy some fun in nature.

Jackson Hole is one of the most popular skiing destinations with Rendezvous Mountain at the top of the list. It’s also a very popular place for water sports, fishing, and hiking. Many flock here every year for incredible fishing and nature viewing.

Of course, a trip to Yellowstone National Park should be on the agenda. It’s one of the most amazing places in the entire country and you’ll certainly want to see it when you come to Jackson Hole for a conference. You can also visit Grand Teton National Park.

A few of the most popular attractions to consider for your itinerary include:

  • The Brookover Gallery
  • Mountain Trails Gallery
  • Wildlife Tour
  • Grand Teton Sunset Tour
  • Fishing Trips
  • Schwabacher Landing
  • Antler Arches of Jackson
  • Jackson Hole Rodeo
  • Our Lady of the Mountains
  • Laurence Rockefeller Reserve
  • National Elk Refuge
  • Granite Hot Springs
  • And Much More!

There are many more things to do and see in Jackson Hole. It’s known for the hot springs and for the stargazing, too. Of course, you can also just hang out at your resort and enjoy the spa or some of the activities offered there.

How will you Get Around?

Many of the best things to do and see in Jackson Hole are very spread out. You can’t just walk from your hotel down the road and find the best attractions. Getting around without a car can be a bit tricky, but it’s very doable.

Jackson Hole offers a good transit system with plenty of options. START Bus is the quick bus service that will get you around Jackson and up into Teton Village. You can also rent a car or take a taxi Uber or Lyft. You really don’t need to rent a car to get around, but if you plan to rent a car, you can find them at the airport and in the town area.

Biking is also an option in Jackson Hole with plenty of places to rent bikes. It’s actually known as one of the most bike-friendly cities in the country, so if you enjoy biking, hit up Teton Mountain Bikes, Hoback Sports, The Hub Bicycles or Jackson Hole Sports for a bike rental on your trip.

When you plan to attend a conference in Jackson Hole you’re in for quite a trip. There are plenty of things to do, it’s easy to get around and the natural beauty will likely take your breath away.

Interested in attending a conference in Jackson Hole? Check out our list of upcoming medical conferences in Jackson Hole here. Looking for more snowy places for CME? Check out our conferences in Canada here.