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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Practice Sustainability in Jackson Hole

This Wyoming expanse at the foothills of the Grand Tetons is now an ecotourism destination.

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1. Where to Stay


Dive into the lap pool at Amangani.  

Get guilt-free green comfort at Hotel Terra (from $199), the town’s first LEED-certified lodgings, where the sleek, minimalist design comes from recycled materials and the roof shingles are made from old tires. The designation, for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design,” is bestowed by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Scrub with sustainable seaweed products in the spa or donate a percentage of your roommate rate to nature-enhancement products at the Four Seasons (from $695). The sheets are still Egyptian cotton and the service is beyond reproach, but you might see a moose wandering into the driveway.

Do laps at 7,000 feet in the Olympic-size outdoor pool at Amangani (from $875), which means “peaceful home” in Shoshoni. The mid-level vista from your room offers views of both the mountains and the wildflower-dotted valley below.


Published on Jun 18, 2009 as a web exclusive.

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