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“First night in Jackson” 5 of 5 stars
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Elk Refuge Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1755 N Hwy 89, Po Box 12769, Jackson, WY 83001   |  
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Ranked #28 of 41 Hotels in Jackson
Troinex, Switzerland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“First night in Jackson”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I had made reservations long in advance since I was to be picked up for a course the following day. Motel is very nice, overlooking the Elk Refuge. My only disappointment was that the elk are only there in the winter time. However, if you are a wildlife fan and in Jackson in the winter, this is THE PLACE to stay. I was given a room on the upper level which has direct car access from the rear of the motel. Nice terrace to boot. Rooms were very spacious, very clean with cooking facilities which I did not need. Staff was very nice and the gentleman helped me out with a tip for my computer.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Rochester Ny Area
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40 hotel reviews
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Just north of the city, takes a few minutes only to hit the main stretch of Jackson...large room..clean..it was quiet, up a hillside, away from the road...lobby manager very kind when I asked if I could sleep in a little beyond checkout due to having a migraine...very thoughtful staff upon check in, as well.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mukilteo, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We stayed at the Elk Refuge Inn a few weeks ago and will return the next time we're in Jackson Hole....agree with other rave reviews....location, quality, service, etc. I am SO appreciative of the owners who provide such quality for a very affordable price....thank you! (and to the creative housekeeper who twisted the face cloths and toilet tissue (yes!) into art forms....you rock!)

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alpena
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

This place is amazing. Brand new carpet. Down comforters. Granite counters. Spacious rooms. An absolutely amazing value. Hands down the only place to stay in Jackson Hole. Make sure to book the second story room with a patio. It's fantastic. And fresh muffins from Albertsons in the morning was an unexpected treat. We are thrilled with this place!

Room Tip: Book the patio rooms on the second floor! Plenty of room for a family!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Facing the Elk Refuge, this place has location location location away from the crowds. Very clean with comfortable beds, I would come back in a heartbeat !

Is the motel older? Yes. Are there imperfections in the paint? Yes. Is there a stain in the linoleum in the bathroom and a couple of stains in the carpet ? Yes. So, if you are looking for downtown amenities, perfection (and price!) this inn is not for you.

If you want clean, comfortable and not fussy, the Elk Refuge Inn is for you!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

This hotel is located just north of the town of Jackson overlooking the National Elk Refuge. It has a nice "Out of town" feel to it and a pleasant view of the refuge and mountains across the road. The room was very clean and well maintained. A complaint about an alarm clock left on in the next room was immediately attended to by the front desk.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Petersburg, FL
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Saw a couple negative remarks but more positive. My photo buddy recommended the Elk as they had stayed there for a couple photo trips to the Tetons. We arrived and were plesantly surprised. Our room was big, two king beds plus a nice comfy couch, fridge, microwave, huge bathroom. The room is amazingly quiet. Gourmet coffe and monster muffins in the morning. The Staff we encountered Lisa, Laura, John who is the resident manager were so helpful. We couldn't have asked for nicer service. We loved it and will probably book again!

Room Tip: We were in a deluxe patio room. Actually Room #101 Huge room that would probably sleep 6. The room...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1755 N Hwy 89, Po Box 12769, Jackson, WY 83001
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Location: United States > Wyoming > Jackson Hole > Jackson
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 41 Hotels in Jackson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Elk Refuge Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Elk Refuge Inn is a wonderful, economical choice for the traveler looking for a quiet, scenic and affordable stay in Jackson, Wyoming. Just 1 mile from downtown and overlooking the National Elk Refuge, the Elk Refuge Inn provides great views, great service, and convenience all at a reasonable cost. Perfect for those looking for all that Jackson has to offer! ... more   less 
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