The condo was great for our young family (2 kids, toddler and infant). Our trip was end of May/first of June and is late Spring in Jackson -- the weather was great. We arrived late at night and the condo was super stuffy but cooled right down within minutes of opening windows. Since we didn't know how temperature would fluctuate during the night (it was so hot with windows closed so we left one open at night -- no A/C) we ended up putting both pack n plays on the main floor in the living area, rather than in the extra bedroom as planned. It worked fine for our small family. We really only used the main floor - it was comfortable, kitchen was stocked well enough for cooking simple breakfasts. The market located at the entrance to the community is very expensive so I was glad I brought the majority of my groceries with me for breakfast and lunch (we ate dinners out).
The actual unit was hard to find late at night -- I had forgotten that they included specific directions about the name on the sign outside the unit, so that would have made it easier to locate in the dark.
Our trip consisted of day trips to Teton National Park (about an hour drive to Jenny Lake), dinner at Bar J Wranglers (5 minutes away), and exploring/dining in downtown Jackson (10 minutes away). If you're looking for a variety of activities like we did, then the location is pretty great.
The price for the condo was a great deal -- we booked our trip a little late in the season and were pleased to find the pricing so reasonable.
Overall it was very nice and comfortable. If it were my own home, I would replace the carpet in the bedroom, the wallpaper in the bathroom, and the terribly pokey bed frame in the downstairs bedroom (it's not comfortable at all if you want to sit up in bed) -- so with those being my only complaints (along with not being sure how to regulate the temperature for little kids at night) I'd say it was a pretty great place to stay!
Not perfect, but almost
Aside from the very small bedrooms, the place was great. Very homey and comfortable. Kitchen had everything you need. The management company, Apex, was very professional, very helpful, and provided a lot of information before we arrived We arrived at the beginning of the season, memorial day, So the crowds had not yet arrived, and the weather was chilly in the morning but warm enough during the day. There was a lot of snow in the mountains, which was beautiful.
We have a light rain the first day so we use the day to walk around Jackson, and Jackson Square. Lots of very good shops, Mostly high-end. The western art shops were the best I've ever seen. On the second day,
we took the tram to the ski slope. It was still being used by skiers, which was our usual this year. They had record snowfall this past winter. We took the tram in the morning and the Jenny Lake boat ride in the afternoon. The next day we drove three hours into Yellowstone to see Old Faithful. Absolutely beautiful country, but we consider grand Teton national Park more beautiful than Yellowstone.
On the fourth day we rested and went for a walk. On the fifth day we departed by rental car to Salt Lake city , a 5 1/2 hour drive through Wyoming and Idaho to Utah , A really beautiful drive.
We stayed in "The Aspens" property Raspberry condo complex for four nights during our visit to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The property was great. It was clean, comfortable, and had everything we needed to feel like we were on a worry free vacation. The best part about the condo though has to be its location. We were a short drive to Teton Village, Grand Teton National Park, and the town of Jackson. Using the information left in the condo we were able to plan out our adventures which included a day at the Teton Village Adventure Park, a day of Whitewater Rafting with Sands, and several adventures into Grand Teton National Park including hiking the Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, canoeing on Jenny Lake, and taking our own wildlife safari drive through GTNP. Management at the Aspens were attentive, informative and helpful from start to finish. Great communication and an overall great experience. We plan to come back soon!
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