Thanksgiving is just around the corner, making now the ideal time to plan your Thanksgiving away in scenic Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Whether you’re traveling with family or friends, this is a picture-perfect place to begin new holiday traditions in style!
Make It a Flavorful Holiday Away
For many travelers to Jackson Hole over Thanksgiving, it’s hard to imagine the holiday away from home without a fantastic Thanksgiving feast on the calendar. Fortunately, Jackson Hole is a destination packed with flavorful options to enjoy, and over Thanksgiving, restaurants tend to elevate their menus with holiday flare. Consider heading over to the Silver Dollar Bar & Grill this year to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner from 11:00 am until 3:30pm. Guests can make the most of this savory moment for $35 a person, and dinner typically includes turkey, rosemary, and sage stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, cranberry sauce, and sweet potato casserole too. This is a popular dinner option this time of year, so you’ll want to be sure to make your reservations at least 48 hours in advance. Another great Thanksgiving dinner option in town is found at Spring Creek Ranch where they host a menu made up of grilled lobster tail and acorn squash soup just to name a few of the many mouthwatering options. Other stops in Jackson Hole that are generally open for delicious business over Thanksgiving include the Mangy Moose, Gun Barrel Steak and Game House as well as The Kitchen, Orsetto Italian Bar and Eatery, and Kampai for fantastic Japanese cuisine.
Run Your Way to Thanksgiving Fun
If you’re the type of traveler who absolutely loves to find an athletic event no matter where you roam, then you’re sure to be inspired by the annual Turkey Trot hosted in Jackson Hole each Thanksgiving Day. The race is on once again in 2023 and will kick off at 9:00 am at Wilson Boat Ramp access off Highway 22. The Turkey Trot is a 5K with options for participants to run or walk according to preference. It’s a fantastic way to exercise in great company and a fun way to work off that Thanksgiving meal as well!
Get Out and Explore Nature at Its Best
Year-round, Jackson Hole is a destination designed to inspire nature lovers. If you find yourself here over Thanksgiving, you’ll be just in time to admire wildlife and landscapes when colors are changing and temperatures are beginning to fall. A great place to start your exploration is at the National Elk Refuge which was created in 1912 and continues to provide a safe haven for an astounding population of elk alongside other wildlife. There are plenty of opportunities here to come and enjoy the view on your own, but they also offer guided experiences when you’re looking to learn more. Another fantastic option for making the most of the great outdoors this Thanksgiving during your Jackson Hole getaway is to set aside some time to take a hike or guided wildlife outing through nearby Grand Teton National Park. Whether you’re one for nature photography or simply enamored with breathtaking views, these destinations both have everything you’re looking to enjoy and more.
Take Holiday Photos in Town Square
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on gratitude while spending quality time with family and friends. When you find yourself in Jackson Hole this time of year, you can capture those moments on camera by planning to take photos at iconic Town Square. Here, you’ll find four massive arches made of elk antlers that are shed seasonally at the nearby refuge. These arches are unique and stunning, making for a great photo opportunity that might just end up being worthy of your annual holiday card! Once you’ve grabbed your photos, you can spend some time checking out the many charming shops and restaurants that adorn Town Square as well. It’s a great place to hang out, people-watch, and enjoy some downtime this holiday.
Hit the Slopes
If you stick around until the day after Thanksgiving, you just might be one of the first on the ski slopes when Jackson Hole Mountain Resort kicks off its opening day. Whether you’re new to skiing or a pro on the snow, taking time to explore some of the first tracks at the ski resort when ski season opens is always a thrill! They have trails fit for skiers of all skill levels and plenty of options for booking ski lessons if you need a refresher or it’s your first time giving the sport a try. Of course, the après ski scene here is just as appealing as the slopes when fresh powder falls!
Book your Jackson Hole Adventure Today
Taking time to enjoy a journey to scenic Jackson Hole is always a great choice and at Abode Jackson Hole, we’re here to make sure travelers have access to luxurious and welcoming vacation rental accommodations to match the moment. Reach out today to learn more about our exciting and inviting options including our rentals that will help you relish every moment of time enjoyed in your Thanksgiving in Jackson Hole! We can’t wait to welcome you to Wyoming soon.