In the far western realms of the state of Wyoming in North America lies the “Wild West” area of Jackson Hole. Surrounded by mountain ranges, valleys and passes, Jackson Hole is one of the best places to have a holiday rental lodge for an adventure-packed holiday. Jackson Hole offers the opportunity to explore the nature and tradition of this area of North America, retaining all of its charm and charisma from the bygone era of fur trading.
A Jackson Hole holiday is the perfect choice if you are looking for a selection of outdoor activities. Thanks to its high elevation, Jackson Hole is perfect for a winter holiday with pursuits such as skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and sledging available. Other activities that are available are horse riding, mountain climbing, mountain biking, bird watching and big game hunting. The rivers and streams at Jackson Hole also mean that visitors can indulge in a spot of fishing, sailing and white water rafting. During the summer months, there are additional things to do in the form of fly fishing, paragliding, scenic air flights, golf and tennis. Jackson Hole is also on the doorstep of the Teton National Forest.
If you can tear yourself away from your Jackson Hole holiday rental lodge, then a 2 hour journey to the town of Dubois is recommended. This is a small town that is peaceful and off the beaten track, meaning it is not crowded with tourists. Dubois was founded in 1884 and has all the charm of the Old West, with many historical buildings and a unique original boardwalk to stroll down.
The main attraction of Dubois has to be the National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Centre. The Bighorn Sheep is one of North America’s largest game animals and Dubois is home to one of the largest populations of the breed. The centre has lots of information and displays about these magnificent beasts, including a replica mountain displaying the sheep in their natural environment. There is also the Dubois Museum which is home to many artefacts detailing the interesting history of this part of the West.
Jackson Hole is blessed with a Continental climate which means that it has cold winters and pleasant summers. The average daytime temperature during the summer is 26°C. During the winter it is likely that there will be rain and snow with average daytime temperatures falling to -6°C. The warmest months of the year to visit are June, July and August. The average rainfall for Jackson Hole annually is 21 inches.
Travellers on a Jackson Hole holiday can fly into Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) which is approximately 11 kilometres from the town. Operators offering regular, cheap flights to Jackson Hole include American Airlines, Air Canada, Virgin Atlantic and Continental Airlines. Passengers can leave from a variety of UK airports such as London Heathrow (LHR), Aberdeen (ABZ), Edinburgh (EDI), Birmingham (BHX) and Liverpool (LPL).