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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Escape the Crowds in Teton Valley

The foothills of Idaho offer a low-key alternative to flashy Jackson Hole, offering the same dramatic scenery and outdoor adventures without the fuss.


1. Where to Stay

The tents at Linn Canyon Ranch require no setup.  

Escape to the Teton Springs Lodge & Spa (from $165) in the charming, one-stoplight town of Victor (population 1,928). The 52 one- and two-bedroom suites here are spacious and offer access to the resort’s golf, tennis, and state-of-the-art health club, but book one of the deluxe cabins for added perks like full-size kitchens, bicycles, and outdoor hot tubs.

Experience the best of summer on a top-notch ski hill at Grand Targhee Resort (from $99), home of the annual Targhee Music Festival (July 13–15). Choose a room in one of four slope-side lodges, each with its own style, like the Sioux Lodge’s contemporary western décor, or reserve the newest option, the Tower Residence, a private villa with a full kitchen and working fireplace that accommodates six people and overlooks the resort’s main plaza.

Sleep comfortably under the stars at Linn Canyon Ranch (from $99), a full-service camping property where tents come with carpeted floors, king or queen beds, and home-cooked breakfasts every morning. For a slightly homier experience, book the new cabin (from $185) that sleeps four and features a wraparound porch and private bath. Run by a family descended from the original Jackson Hole settlers, the ranch offers a number of equestrian activities like the popular sunset dinner rides ($90 for adults), which include live music and a bonfire.

Published on Jun 22, 2012 as a web exclusive.

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