Luxury and Sustainability in Wyoming

State’s newest eco-hotel shows that going green isn’t always about roughing it

By: By Sarah Sussman


Clients who appreciate the natural beauty of the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks will find plenty to relate to at the new Hotel Terra in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The accessible, benchmark LEED-certified eco-hotel offers up environmentally conscious and luxurious accommodations. The property is constructed partially from recycled wood from old barns and farmhouses with floor to ceiling windows, organic linens and other green amenities.

To celebrate their position on Condé Nast Traveler’s May 2008 “Hot List” and Travel and Leisure’s June 2008 “It List,” Hotel Terra is offering guests who stay a complimentary fourth night free now through Sept. 20.

The hotel is also offering three packages which guests can customize to their tastes.

Now through Oct. 15, the Discover the Parks package, priced at $413 per night, based on double occupancy, with an additional $180 for children, includes guided tours with transportation and complementary guidebooks throughout the national parks.

Through Sept. 30, active families can sign up for the Family Frontier Package with four nights in a spacious one bedroom suite that sleeps up to six. Rate starts at $579 per night and includes a choice of either whitewater rafting the Snake River, a half-day hike observing wildlife in Jackson Hole’s backcountry or a horseback ride in the majestic buttes of the valley overlooking the Tetons and surrounding mountain ranges.

Couples will enjoy the romantic Suite Getaway now through Sept. 30 with three-night lodgings in a one-bedroom suite and couple’s massages at the Chill Spa. Rates start at $479 per night for a three night minimum.