We invite you to Jackson Lake Lodge for a special evening of music, learning, and experiencing our National Park.
Bring your family and friends to Jackson Lake Lodge for a night in the Park on Wednesday, June 29, 2011! Performances from Grand Teton Music Festival String Quartet, will present twice starting at 5:00pm and 6:00pm in the lobby. Enjoy the view overlooking the Willow Flats and Jackson Lake while listening to harmonious music inspired by the Park. Most recent wildlife sightings include; grizzly bear, elk, wolves, and moose! Following the live music, we are thrilled to host Grand Teton National Park, Division Chief of Science and Resource Management for an educational program, Walk on the Wild Side in the Trappers Room at 7:00pm. Events are complimentary and open to everyone. All you need to bring is your enthusiasm for Grand Teton National Park!
For more details please see below or visit our website calendar of events for other Grand Teton Lodge Company programs.
Music in Nature
Outstanding natural beauty inspired both the creation of our national parks, and the creation of great music. Enjoy a fusion of music and nature while listening to the Grand Teton Music Festival String Quartet in residence at Grand Teton National Park. The quartet will perform classical music inspired by nature’s grandeur in the Jackson Lake Lodge lobby, often accompanied by a park ranger. These programs are free and open to the public, come and enjoy beautiful music in a spectacular setting! Performances start at 5:00pm and 6:00pm.
Walk on the Wild Side
Spend an evening with Sue Consolo-Murphy,Grand Teton National Park, Division Chief of Science and Resource Management for a discussion on current Park wild life and resource management issues:
- How many new Wolf packs are in the Tetons?
- What’s happening with the Grizzly Bear?
- Do we really have Mountain Lions in the Tetons?
- Can Pikas really detect climate change?
- Why are Pine Bark Beetles attacking our trees?
- Where are our glaciers going?
- What are aquatic nuisances and why should we be concerned?
Join this special event in the Jackson Lake Lodge Trappers Room on Wednesday, June 29th, at 7:00pm. This program is free and open to the public.
“…better than any other animals the bighorns typify the Tetons.”
-Fritiof Fryxell, 1938
An early season visit to the National Elk Refuge in Jackson found a herd of bighorn sheep working the Miller Butte area. Very comfortable with our presence, it was a great opportunity to observe and photograph these seldom seen inhabitants of this Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Some ewes appeared ready to lamb, so follow-up visits are definitely on the shortlist of things to accomplish.
Derived from a much larger bighorn sheep complex that historically lived in northwest Wyoming, numbering perhaps 100-125, Wyoming’s smallest and most isolated native herd of bighorn sheep, the Teton Range bighorn sheep resides year-round at high elevation in Grand Teton National Park and surrounding National Forests. This population’s hold on the future is tenuous owing to its small size, likely isolation and the combined effects of loss of historic winter ranges, habitat alteration due to fire suppression and threats posed by increasing recreation in and near important seasonal ranges. has been studied. A three-year collaborative study has just been completed to improve the understanding of how and why bighorn sheep use the Teton landscape through identifying locations, characteristics, and use patterns of seasonal habitats and movement corridors by collecting data from GPS radio-collared bighorn ewes. Furthermore, a better understanding of the relationship between human activities and sheep habitat use is needed to evaluate whether sheep avoid high human use areas and to devise appropriate management strategies. Additional information on the study project is available at http://tetonsheepproject.blogspot.com/
Wondering how this Elk Refuge population relates to the Teton Range bighorn sheep population, a phone call was made to the National Elk Refuge for information. According to Eric Cole, Refuge Biologist, with the development of the National Elk Refuge, a relatively new bighorn population now winters on the Refuge. This year saw a record population estimated to be around 75 animals. This herd’s Summer home is the Gros Ventre range rather than the Teton range and as the snow melts and suitable food sources become available, this herd will migrate to the summer range high in the Gros Ventre range. Cole indicated lambing generally occurs in early June which makes this is an outstanding time to visit the Elk Refuge to view these seldom seen animals.
Grand Teton National Park is just 310,000 acres of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem that is estimated to be between 12—18 million acres. This is one of the largest intact temperate-zone ecosystems on Earth today. Only in this Ecosystem exists the largest free-roaming, wild herd of Bison in the world, one of the largest Elk herds in North America, one of two Grizzly populations in the contiguous US, the longest migration of native Pronghorns of any North American mammal, and home to the Teton Range bighorn sheep. Visit often and stay a while, youlee be amazed at what you can see.
From Don’s Corner
Welcome springtime in Grand Teton National Park! There are already signs of a new season approaching. With the arrival of the spring melt we see the Snake River rushing, river otters playing, trumpeter swans swimming, and moose munching on willows. These are all sure signs that Jackson Hole and Grand Teton Lodge Company are coming out of winter hibernation!
If you have Spring Fever and are ready for your summer vacation in the mountains, let us help you plan your mountain getaway for family and friends with our Grand Teton National Park packages.
A Grand Teton National Park Exploration
The Grand Adventure Package is an all-inclusive package that offers a true discovery of Grand Teton National Park. This package was designed for the family to explore the majestic scenery, wildlife and activities of the Park for all ages. The key to this package is the amount of activities to participate in; from river rafting on the beautiful Snake River, hiking and horseback riding in one of Americas most treasured and historic National Parks to boat cruises on Jackson Lake below the statuesque Teton Mountain Range to touring our neighboring town of Jackson or Yellowstone National Park. Create a family experience to last a lifetime.
Hot Dates: May 20-June 20, 2011 and September 15-October 1, 2011 ~ Receive 20% Off Lodging!
A Grand Teton National Park Skins and Fins Experience
Yes you read it right! Where is a more fantastic place on earth for dedicated golfers and fisherman than Grand Teton National Park? This is a package created for that special outing with friends that may come only every so often. Golf at the beautiful Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club located just outside of the Park. Don’t be surprised to see moose munching on nearby greens while gazing at the entire Teton Mountain Range on iconic 13th hole. Spend a day hiking in the inspiring mountains. Catch the “big one” with an incredible day of fly fishing on the Snake River with a private guide. Grab your friends and let the adventure begin!
A Way to Give Back in Grand Teton National Park
A new year is here and so is a brand new Give & Getaway package. This summer from June 6th through 9th, volunteers who work alongside Teton Science Schools employees to preserve the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem will receive 20% off their lodging. Working, on Vacation? With this package volunteer your vacation time to give back to the environment. Experience the Jackson Hole Region on a whole different level by participating in a Willow Restoration Program and a Trail Extension Project. In addition to volunteering partake in an interactive education class about the ecology, plant communities, and wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Find a getaway that sounds right for you? Call one of our Package Specialist for more information at 800-628-9988. For more mountain vacation options visit our packages web page, please click: Packages
September through October is an exciting time of year in Grand Teton National Park. The transition from summer to fall started with a slight chill in the air and turned into crisp frost in the morning. Although, the temperature has dropped at night the days are still warm and average temperatures are in the mid 70′s. The perfect weather for fall fun!
This season in the Park expect to find perfect photo’s with the golden-yellow aspen leaves. The wildlife have grown fast and big through the summer and are now preparing for their fall rituals. The elk now have large dark-colored antlers, and have spent all season growing them to prepare for fall rut. Listen for the bugles of elk while hiking through the Park. The fall is an amazing time to experience the Park to its fullest and Grand Teton Lodge Company can provide the gateway to explore Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole with our many activities.
We offer an activity for everyone, families, couples, large or small groups we can find the right one for you. Our fall adventures include, horse back rides on short or long trips through groves of aspens, sagebrush fields, and showcase grand views of the Teton Mountain Range. Wild & scenic raft trips will take you on a journey down the Snake River which winds through the valley floor through Grand Teton National Park. The raft trips bring a new delight around each bend of the river with bald eagles, beaver, elk, moose, river otter, and water fowl that all frequently visit and live along the river. Discover the diverse flora and fauna of the Park as you raft through the aspens, cottonwood groves, and tall spruce trees. Explore Jackson Lake on our scenic lake cruises and learn about the history of Grand Teton National Park while enjoying stunning views of mountains. Travel the Grand Teton National Park & Yellowstone National Park bus tours to find the best picture perfect spots in the Park. Guided fly fishing is also available to those fisherman seeking to catch the variety of trout found in the Snake River. A day at our lodges offers guided history and wildlife tours as well as, Ranger led programs. Sign up for fall fun and learn more on our website http://www.gtlc.com, or call our activities desk at 307-543-2811. We hope to hear from you soon!
Grand Teton Lodge Company Echo Day was held on August 7th 2010 and the day was a success! We had a perfect morning for the fence pull project and great attendance. We had 35 employees and one guest assist with the Echo Day Fence Pull. The volunteers pulled down the old buck and rail fence by Jackson Lake Lodge. The removal of this fence will allow wildlife to freely pass thru the area without incident. Volunteers received a t-shirt, water bottle and hat. We accumulated 63 hours and 24 minutes of volunteer time for the Grand Teton National Park environment.
If this activity sounds like the perfect way to give back to the environment we are excited to have you participate! Plan on meeting at the Jackson Lake Lodge Corrals at 10am on Saturday morning. If possible wear long pants and work type clothes, gloves will be provided for your safety. This event is from 10am-5pm, but even an hour of your time will be a huge contribution to the Fence Pull!