November 25, 2013

Bentwood Inn Couples Retreat - Jackson Hole, WY

 Most of the things I write about here are for kids and their families but today I have a special treat just for mom an dad thanks to Bentwood Inn.

At the first of the month, E and I had the opportunity to leave the kids home and head for an amazing couples retreat in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Thanks to some amazing friends who took the kids for the weekend we got a way just the two of us which is something I highly suggest to any parents once in a while!

If you are not familiar with the Jackson area, it's amazingly beautiful and is a very popular tourist town both summer and winter. We were there the beginning of November which made our visit during the off season and very relaxing and enjoyable for us even though some of the large attractions were closed.

Probably our favorite part of our stay in Jackson was the wonderful Bentwood Inn where we were able to stay. As you can see, this beautiful Inn is uniquely beautiful. It is made from 200 year old logs brought in from Yellowstone National Park and the outside is only the beginning.

E and I had the privilege to stay in the Indian Paintbrush Room. The room was beautifully decorated and the perfect size for a couple. My favorite feature was the in-room fireplace that was perfect for spending cold evenings by. The room also included a bathroom with a jetted tub and shower plus a balcony with an amazing view.

One fun thing the Bentwood Inn does for their guests is have social hour each night. They provide appetizers that are amazing and you get the chance to meet the other guests and relax in their beautiful great room in front of a warm fire. E and I were very amazed by the food in the evenings and by the great company as we were able to talk to the other guests and the Innkeepers.

One thing I learned more about during this social hour was Bentwood Inn's Green Initiative. The Inn itself is doing all that it can to be as green as possible. Some of the big things that I heard about were that they buy produce and meat from local suppliers, provide natural and local soaps in their rooms, compost their yard waste, and are members of the 1% for the Tetons Society.  For me this was just one more great reason to stay at the Bentwood Inn!

After an amazing night of sleep (heck, there weren't any kids to wake us up and that bed was super comfy), we went downstairs and were treated to an amazing breakfast. I haven't eaten that much first thing in the morning probably ever but it was so good you just didn't want to stop. The meal started with fresh fruit and a yogurt dip with your choice of drink (we're hot chocolate fans). After that came an amazing dish of eggs, sausage, and potatoes. Can I just say again how amazing this was! Besides the food we ate we also had choices of fresh baked breads, granola, and other wonderful breakfast foods. There was no way you could go wrong.

From there we had an amazing time during the day. The innkeepers were very helpful in helping us to find great places to spend the day and fun places to eat our other meals. The Bentwood Inn is just six miles from the Jackson Hole Ski Area at Teton Village and Grand Teton National Park in one direction and six miles from down town Jackson in the other. They are also located directly on a 200 mile paved trail that can take you to many of the local attractions. We didn't try out the trail this time but next time we head that way we will be sure to bring our bikes because it looked like lots of fun. We did get to visit both Teton Village and downtown Jackson and had lots of fun visiting the shops and eating way too much.

The Bentwood Inn was an amazing place to stay! E and I had a wonderful time and I would recommend it to anyone wanting a getaway for a couple or a family. There was so much to do, the Innkeepers were amazing, and the stay was unforgettable! Thanks for a great weekend Bentwood Inn!

1 comment :

  1. It was a pleasure to host your couple's getaway Kerry. Thanks for the nice article about your stay. We look forward to welcoming you again - and please know the kids are equally welcome!

    All the very best,
    Bentwood Inn