It’s finally starting to feel like springtime here as the temperature is rising, the snow is melting away and the Snake River is picking up volume and speed. The aspen and cottonwood trees are starting to bloom. The songbirds are arriving. And, the Jackson Hole community is getting ready to welcome visitors from near and far this summer season. The Hideout is planning to open its doors as well, having been closed to overnight guests since October 2019 as we took on full-time jobs outside of the B&B.
State of Wyoming and Teton County orders that limited mobility, activities and gatherings are relaxing and/or expiring. You can visit JHCOVID.com for comprehensive information about our community’s response to the novel coronavirus.
But, it is not a return to normal or even an approach to the new normal – because we really don’t know what that is. Rather, it is embarking on a stabilization phase here in Teton County, per guidance established by the County’s Public Health Department. The Road to Recovery framework – with general public, general employer, sector-specific, and high-risk individual guidance – will be leveraged by all to ensure the health and safety of the community and its visitors.
So, as you plan for your stay or decide to move ahead with your booking, please keep in mind that a visit to Jackson Hole this summer season will be different from what you’ve envisioned or imagined up until this point in time. Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks have announced May 18th as their “Phase I” opening for day use only of roads, restrooms, gas stations, trails, boardwalks, riverbanks, lakeshores and some stores. And, we are seeing announcements almost daily about summer operations for the rodeo, the local chuckwagons, the many outfitter offerings on land and on water, and the various attractions and events associated with Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Snow King and Grand Targhee. It’s important for you to consider what you want to do here and how you’ll be able to do it with continued social distancing guidelines – and the realities of implementing those guidelines.
To keep up to date with the National Parks, please visit the official sites for Yellowstone and Grand Teton. For more up to date information on local businesses, please visit the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce.
At the Hideout, we’ll be making appropriate adjustments to the way we manage breakfast, our beverage and snack bar, our housekeeping services, and access to our laundry room. We’ll be doing that to further adhere to the most current guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the following: U.S. Food & Drug Association, U.S. Travel Association, American Hotel & Lodging Association, National Restaurant Association, Association for Linen Management, Wyoming Restaurant & Lodging Association and Teton County. We have been reading up and reading up some more.
These are just some of the highlights, and they may change over time. We THANK YOU for your continued support and look forward to your future visit. We will send you a welcome e-mail about two weeks before your arrival. Be well and stay healthy!!!