Jackson  hosts many fine B&Bs, where those who can afford it can relax in comfort at the homes of locals. Be sure to reserve space far ahead during the peak summer season, although you might get lucky at the last minute if someone cancels. The Jackson Hole Bed and Breakfast Association’s website (www.jacksonholebnb.com ) has links to a number of local B&Bs.
Near the Aspens along the road to Teton Village, The Sassy Moose Inn (307/733-1277, www.sassymoose.com , $159-189 d) is a modest log house with five guest rooms, each with private bath, TV, and Wi-Fi. The larger rooms have two beds and are fine for families. A full breakfast is served each morning. Guests can soak in the outdoor hot tub, and an on-site spa provides massage and other treats. Pets are welcome (a rarity for B&Bs).
On the way to Teton Village, Teton View B&B (2136 Coyote Loop, 307/733-7954, www.tetonview.com ) features a guest room ($225 d) and suite ($259 d), both with private baths. Guests enjoy a big breakfast, Wi-Fi, and a dramatic view of the Tetons from both the indoor whirlpool tub and outdoor hot tub. The owners also offer a perfect-for-families cabin with a kitchen, wood-burning stove, and private bath ($325 d). For additional guests, add $25 per adult or $15 per child. A two-night minimum stay is required. Open June-October.
The rambling Wildflower Inn (307/733-4710 or 888/893-7910, www.jacksonholewildflower.com ) sits on three acres of country land along Teton Village Road, with five bright guest rooms. Four rooms have private decks, and all contain private baths and handcrafted lodgepole beds. One of the rooms is actually a suite with a separate sitting room, hot tub, and gas fireplace. Ken and Sherrie Jern built and manage the B&B, and bring a wealth of local knowledge; both were ski instructors at Vail, and he’s a longtime Exum climbing guide. Rates are $300-350 d ($380 d for the suite) and include a memorable family-style breakfast and a plant-filled solarium. Children are welcome, and Wi-Fi is available.
One of the most impressive local lodging options is Bentwood B&B (307/739-1411, www.bentwoodinn.com ), just north of the junction on the road to Teton Village. This massive 6,000-square-foot log home sits amid tall cottonwood trees and is a favorite place for weddings and receptions. The interior is filled with Western styling and English antiques. The grand living room is centered on a three-story stone fireplace, and each of the five elegant guest rooms has a fireplace, flat-screen TV, deck or balcony, jetted tub, and Wi-Fi. The loft room is perfect for families. Innkeepers Deborah and Lee Clukey are gracious hosts. Wine and hors d’oeuvres are served each evening, and morning brings a creative breakfast. Lodging rates are $350 d, or $450 for up to four in the family room. Children are welcome in this very special place.
A personal favorite is Teton Treehouse B&B (307/733-3233, www.atetontreehouse-jacksonhole.com , $215-240 d) a gorgeous four-story hillside home in Wilson. This spacious open-beam B&B sits up 95 steps—needless to say, it’s not accessible for people with disabilities—and contains six guest rooms with private baths. It really does offer the feeling of living in a tree house, and it’s a great place for bird-watchers. Decks provide impressive views across the valley below, and guests enjoy a healthy full breakfast each morning along with Wi-Fi access and a popular evening fire pit. Young children are not permitted, and there’s a three-night minimum stay in July and August. The B&B is open mid-May-September.