Amangani (which means “peaceful home”) opened in 1998; it was Amanresorts' first North American property. Nearly 7,000 feet above sea level, the resort overlooks meadows and grasslands. Across the valley is the Teton Pass, which divides the Snake River Range from the snow-capped Tetons. The snow-fed waters of the Snake River gather in the Yellowstone Plateau and wind south through Jackson Hole (the word “hole” was once used to describe high mountain valleys).
From USD 700 to 1,200 per room/suite.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Amangani offers 29 Suites, six Deluxe Suites, four Amangani Suites and the Grand Teton Suite. Suites: These include a bedroom/living room with a king-size platform bed, a fireplace, and a spacious bathroom/dressing room. Sliding glass doors lead to a deck with mountain and valley views. The Deluxe Suites are similar, but a touch bigger and offer greater privacy. Amangani Suites: These are premium units with an expansive balcony overlooking the Snake River Mountain Range and valley. Grand Teton Suite: This top-level suite (624 sq. ft.) has breathtaking views of the Grand Tetons, a king-size bed in the bedroom/living-room area, and a separate bathroom/dressing room area with a sunken tub and separate shower stall.
Dining & Restaurants
The Grill, a 65-seat dining room, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A wood-burning fireplace and specially-commissioned artwork lend a mood of stylish comfort. Banquette seating mixes with chairs of rawhide and rattan. The Grill specialises in steaks, chops, seafood and regionally-produced organic foods. Dining in the privacy of your suite is available at all hours, and picnic lunches can be ordered.
Skiing, mountain and valley hiking, fishing, mountain biking, wildlife, horseback riding, tennis, golf.
Best time to travel
Spring, from late April to June, is marked by mild days and cold nights, with some rain and occasional snow. It is in spring that newborn elk, moose, bison and bears start appearing. Summers offer warm days and cool nights and a profusion of brightly colored wildflowers. In autumn, the aspen and cottonwood run gold and red. The days are sunny, with cold nights. Winter brings enough deep snow to keep a skier happy well into April. It also brings elk to the valley, as they come down from the mountains by the thousands to the National Elk Refuge at the edge of town.
Fly to Jackson Hole Airport, then drive less than 20 minutes to Amangani by complimentary transfer.