Basic cabin. Apparently built in the 1930s. We think the floor was also cleaned last in the 1930s. The cabin had a smell also. At first we thought it was moth balls. Then we chalked it up to it just being an old cabin. Location was great if you like Coulter bay. The old log Cabins were neat to spend a few days in. It was a little hot with no air. I wish they were cleaner especially during covid.
We stopped at the lodge around 1:30 p.m. We were hoping to have lunch but the dining room was closed. The woman at the front desk was stunningly rude! They have a small gift shop but it only has chocolate. We were very hungry and asked if there is ANY food nearby. She huffed and rolled her eyes and said we would have to drive by to Moose. We found out later that day there is TONS of food close by at the Jenny Lake visitor’s center. Maybe it was because we weren’t guests of the lodge but I could not believe how unfriendly the Lodge staff were (both women we encountered). I also heard the desk person be rude and dismissive to someone who was checking in!
If you want to stay in the heart of Grand Teton National Park, have a log cabin experience with all the amenities, and enjoy gourmet meals onsite, Jenny Lake Lodge is for you. It is a well maintained property with outstanding staff. We return in late September every year and stay for a full week. Unlike the other in-park accommodations, Jenny Lake Lodge is quiet and serene...no busloads of visitors. Bikes are provided to overnight guests and horseback riding through park trails is available.
There are a lot of pretty sites in the Tetons. We kept looking for a place to get a Bloody Mary and rest tired feet and maybe sit on the deck overlooking the water. We thought there was an overlook at Jenny Lake. There is an overlook but no deck… it’s just a place to park and walk the grounds and then go inside the Lodge. We stopped at the lodge; inside anyhow because they had a bar and small restaurant inside there is a lounge area with fireplace and comfy chairs, and tables in a restaurant which serves a limited food menu plus an array of specialty cocktails including their signature Bloody Mary…..I really wanted a Bloody Mary. Well, tha BM was nothing very special but it was a good Bloody Mary. Anyway we sat in the lounge and looked out at the mountaintop... found out that there was a deck that overlooks the water at Jackson lodge where we go next. Accommodating and polite service, so far all the people we’ve met are all very pleasant, and we enjoyed the rest stop in a very comfortable lounge.…
We loved our time at the lodge. The entire staff were warm and welcoming. They were always trying to make our staff as pleasurable as possible. It was such a wonderful location in the park. We hope to return some day!!