Overview: Tucked in Teton Village, the Four Seasons is positioned with ski-in/ski-out access to Jackson Hole ski area. Stay in one of 106 guest rooms, 18 suites, and 32 private residences in a 10-story lodge-style building. Each room includes a gas-powered fireplace and a marble bathroom; most feature a private balcony. Consider it a luxury base camp for any Jackson adventure, from heli-skiing to summiting the Grand Teton.
Notable: Denim and flannel are acceptable attire at the Westbank Grill, where steaks are prepared on a 1,800-degree infrared grill. Rest up between outings in the spa's tranquility lounges, stocked with homemade energy bars. Expect top shelf service everywhere you turn.
Our Take: The brand's reputation can be intimidating, but the Four Seasons quickly becomes a second home. The friendly staff remembers details of your day, and special touches like DIY trail mix for children make the visit memorable.
Stay Here If: You're looking for a reward or refuge in the mountains. It's an over the top place to recover after testing your mettle on snow and rock. Or if you need to satisfy a group with varied ages, skills, and affinities for adventure.
Information: Standard room rates drop to $295 in shoulder seasons and peak at $759 during the Christmas holiday. Save with a selection of packages for ski season. fourseasons.com/jacksonhole
From the Early winter 2011 issue