Although I am constantly in search of new properties, I always make an effort to reassess hotels and resorts that I have long recommended.
Situated atop 7,000-foot East Gros Ventre Butte, 15 minutes from downtown Jackson and commanding sensational views of the Grand Tetons and Snake River Valley, Amangani remains one of the finest resorts in North America. The low-profile sandstone structure houses 40 guest suites that feature sitting areas with fireplaces, spacious baths equipped with soaking tubs and slate showers, and covered decks. Accommodations on the third floor offer more privacy and should be specifically requested. Western and Native American artifacts and woodburning fireplaces accent the public areas. The Grill has a notably attractive interior, with redwood-paneled walls, a slate floor, black terrazzo tables and rawhide chairs. The menu emphasizes local, sustainable ranch meats, fresh fish and seasonal farm-to-table produce. Amenities include a spectacular 115-foot year-round heated outdoor pool, a health spa and a fitness center.
HOTEL AT A GLANCE
The sensational view; exceptionally comfortable accommodations; the virtually endless list of outdoor activities and attractions.