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“Think about staying in the Tower” 4 of 5 stars
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Grand Targhee Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3300 East Ski Hill Road, Alta, WY 83422   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Alta
Arlington, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Think about staying in the Tower”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

It's impressive how friendly every one is at this resort - from the staffs at the Front Desk, the Activities Center, the Store, the Restaurant and the Bar were very friendly and willing to help. The daily Housekeeping staff did not seem to have the energy and the same dedication we found in the rest of the resort but we were there on a busy weekend. However they did responded quickly to every request we had.

I recommend staying at the Tower where you are centrally located because you then have a full kitchen and can make your meals. This place sleeps 5-6 easily and comfortably without being on top of each other! Being able to make breakfast helps to get everyone out on the slopes earlier. We had a great steak dinner in the Branding Iron overlooking the slopes at the end of the day. Even though you pay more for the room then the other options we saved money by cooking in for most of our stay.

Only odd thing was there dead flies that showed up everyday because the sun was heating up in the windows. Hopefully they'll get that fixed before we stay there the next time!

And most important what a beautiful mountain to ski on and then a great nordic park right across the parking lot with many trails to enjoy! The ski staff and ski patrol etc... always seemed to be there when you needed them. We did not want to check out as it was snowing 2 feet of snow the day we checkedout!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Orpington, United Kingdom
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141 reviews 141 reviews
51 hotel reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

Grand Traghee resort Hotel is on the slopes and very convenient. Howevere not much going on at resort after dark and hotel is very soleless.
Very comfotable beds but no breakfasts.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I stayed in Sioux for 4 nights. We found out room to be cute and quite. It had a fridge and microwave. Sioux is right next to the beginner hill. It is practically ski and ski out. The staff was super friendly. The snow was incredible. My wife and I had a great time.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Florida
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30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

I have snowboarded all over the United States and Grand Targhee was one of my favorites stops! Though it does not have many choices for lodging that is what makes it so great, it is not crowded and the get some of the best snow around, so much that if you have a child skiing they ma need a snorkel!There are plenty of runs for everyone level , no lift lines and very affordable place to take the family. Though restaurants are limited right at the resort base there are some really great ones if you are willing to drive approx 15 min down the mountain. I have stayed at the Teewinot lodge and that was ok but like a dorm room, the Sioux lodge was much better and was much more spacious they were more like a studio apt with a loft and the spa and lifts are right across the parking lot. Now there is new lodging available if you want a bit of a nicer place called the Tower Residence that is also slopeside. I would totally recommend if you go to Grand Targhee to stay right at the Resort and not opt for the lodging down the mountain, it is not convenient or close unless you will be staying there for a long period of time.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

But wow, what a LONG drive just to get to the bottom of the hill leading up to the resort! Buildings for sleeping are somewhat old, but because of very low number of people pleasant enough for us. When we ate dinner at Branding Iron Grille restaurant, there was only one other couple so we had a nice, romantic dinner. I highly recommend the smoked trout wrap!

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Colorado
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2011

We had a great time staying here. We are very avid skiers and have been all over the place this year, so far this was the most fun we had. If you've never been, GT is very small and quaint, everything you need right at the base. You won't use your car the entire time. The skiing was decent, if you are lucky enough to get a clear day use it to ski everywhere and get your bearings for when the fog rolls in. Very minimal rooms, no fridge or microwave. The best part by far was having the pool and hot tub to ourselves for the entire first night and a good portion of the second night. But Friday was over run by annoying kids their horrible parents (kids really ruin everything, if you have kids and read any of my reviews please pick a different vacation destination). The other reviews arn't lying when they say it's loud, the choice to use wood in the lodge's construction over cement was a bad one, thumping boots echo all day. The snow removal equipment was loud too but what can you do. Also, everyone working at the resort was so nice and helpful (except whoever stole my ballcap from the trap bar...). It was a world class destination ski vacation at a great value. We would come back.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2011

Middle of the week, day of skiing, amazing to say the least. It was apparent that efforts been made to improve this place. The buildings, store, restaurants have all been updated. Don't expect big or lavish. This is a small resort with one store, one restaurant and one small hotel. You can take the Alltrans shuttle from JH for the day, excellent value that includes lift ticket ($90 ea). The food at restaurant was stunningly incredible. Best reuben sand. with mushroom soup I've had in a very very long time. Extremely friendly people. We got lucky and avoided that crowds. The place was empty with the best snow conditions I've experienced. Wide open trails, great snow, no people, what more can you ask for? Make a point to ski one day here if you vaca at Jackson Hole.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Grand Targhee Resort

Address: 3300 East Ski Hill Road, Alta, WY 83422
Location: United States > Wyoming > Alta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Alta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Targhee Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grand Targhee Resort is a year round mountain resort situated on the western slope of the Tetons in Alta, Wyoming, accessible only through Teton Valley, Idaho. Located in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, the abundance of light powder snow (more than 500 inches annually) and lack of lift lines creates a great mountain experience with plenty of elbow room. The Resort is continually recognized for its great snow, genuine western hospitality, scenic beauty, excellent value and commitment to sustainability.During the winter, Grand Targhee is your Powder Paradise in the Heart of the Tetons averaging over 500 inches of champagne powder a year and the wide open slopes will provide endless opportunities for exploration! There are two mountains for you to explore with over 2,000 acres of lift served terrain, over 2,270 vertical feet, and an additional 600 acres of terrain reserved exclusively for Snowcat Adventures. Make sure to check out their other snow activities including dinner and a sleigh ride, 15K of Nordic skiing, fat “snow” bikes, daily snowshoe tours with the Resort Naturalist and a full line-up of après music at the Trap. The mountain is about an hour drive from Jackson Hole, WY, an hour and a half from Idaho Falls, ID, and only a short 5 hour drive from Salt Lake City, UT.During the summer you’ll find a wide variety of activities to keep the whole family content. From scenic chair rides, mountain bike trails, outdoor pool and hot tub to a rock climbing wall, horseback rides, fly fishing, dining, shopping and more, you’ll never find down time while at Grand Targhee Resort. Our mountainside accommodations offers quick access to biking and hiking trails and offer a central location for you to book any summer activity you can think of. Grand Targhee Resort is a magical setting for weddings and is ideal group gatherings and business conferences. With our breathtaking scenery, clean air and our secluded feel, you will be able to step away from the stresses of everyday life in our idyllic alpine setting. Four separate meeting rooms of varying capacity and our mountainside conference tent combines over 9000 sq. ft of conference space. Our full time concierge and conference planners can arrange everything from accommodations to meals, activities, meeting rooms, theme parties, off-site world renowned fly fishing excursions, golfing, and mountain bike guided tours. We have something for every outdoor enthusiast. ... more   less 
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