Winter sports enthusiasts and nature lovers find everything they dream about at Caldera House, which opened its doors in the heart of Teton Village last August. Located at the foot of the slopes and at the door of Grand Teton National Park, the hotel is an ideal starting point for exploring the area, where mountains and lakes comprise a sublime landscape.
With only eight suites—each with several bedrooms, balconies and a chef’s kitchen—Caldera House is nestled in a beautiful chalet, giving it the feel of a private residence.
Elegant and relaxed, sophisticated and comfortable, the interior spaces were designed by two renowned organizations: Los Angeles-based design studio Commune took charge of the public areas and some suites, while local firm Carney Logan Burke shaped the rest of the suites. Wood in different tones gives coziness to every nook. European style and American craftsmanship meet in pieces of furniture and lighting by designers including George Nakashima, Jean Prouvé, Lindsey Adelman and Axel Vervoordt.
Some of the most famous ski resorts in Europe (St. Moritz in the 1950s, Gstaad in the ’60s, Cortina d’Ampezzo in the ’70s) were sources of inspiration for this luxurious, intimate and warm hotel. Caldera House owner Wesley Edens—along with his friends and co-owners Michael Novogratz, David Barry and Randal Nardone—wanted to reflect the rugged spirit of the American West, paying tribute to the surrounding area and the local culture, both through the decor and atmosphere.
The spacious suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows, wood-burning fireplaces and outdoor patios with hot tubs and exceptional mountain views. Equipped with heated floors, steam showers and large soaking tubs, master bathrooms are havens of peace and relaxation at the end of busy days.
The hotel is also home to Italian restaurant Old Yellowstone Garage, a Jackson Hole institution that starts a new chapter with Caldera House. Another food venue, Southcable Cafe, is perfect for a small morning or afternoon break. A relaxing area with a spa, fitness center and yoga studio are also available to guests. On the third floor, guests have access to the exclusive Members Lounge, which features a club-like interior and an outdoor patio facing the mountains.
Operated by local legend Gov Carrigan, on-site ski shop The Mudroom, meanwhile, offers visitors the opportunity to obtain, in mere minutes, all the equipment needed to enjoy different types of outdoor activities, accessible just a few steps from the hotel. In search of adventures or transcendent rest surrounded by nature, Caldera House offers breathtaking panoramas, inviting guests to experience the luxurious side of the legendary Wild West. calderahouse.co
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