There is so much to see and do around Jackson Hole that you’ll want to spend at least a few days here – time enough to recharge from your flight or drive into the valley, to adjust to the higher altitude, to get your bearings, and to simply get around given all of the other visitors and locals on the roads.
And, either before or after booking a room with us at the Hideout, know that we are ready, willing and able to help you plan your trip to Jackson Hole. We’ll be glad to answer questions, provide recommendations – based upon our own or shared guest experiences, and offer up general considerations for making the most of your visit. For right now, we’ll just remind you that during your visit you’ll want to drink your water, to wear your sunscreen, to dress in layers, to respect the wildlife big and small, and to admire the wide open spaces and western heritage of Jackson Hole.
Derek grew up in the desert region of Los Angeles, California in a family of 8 kids. He spent his younger years heavily involved in football, baseball, soccer, skateboarding, surfing, racquetball, and any other sport he could get his hand on. He graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1996 with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology, and then went on to get his Master’s degree in Business Administration in 2000. Derek had initially worked in the high tech industry as well as the aerospace industry, but he realized early on that he wanted to establish and run his own business. Over the last 20 years, Derek has founded numerous real estate and construction companies from which he has gained an extensive amount of experience in the hospitality industry. Derek has been happily married to his high school sweetheart for over 22 years and now has two wonderful kids named Sarah and Eliana. He continues to enjoy sports including triathlons, hiking, biking, running, and swimming. He loves watching college football and enjoys traveling in his free time with his wife and kids.
Zohar moved here to America when she was 6 years old from Israel when her father was brought here for his technical expertise in the solar industry. She still is able to speak fluent Hebrew despite not having lived there for almost 40 years. Zohar knew early as a child that her love in life was taking care of people. She volunteered as a medical candy striper helping hospital nurses when she was 12 years old, and continued that career path by obtaining her master’s degree in Nursing from UCLA, and is now a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner working at a local hospital with newborns. She enjoys her work, but her biggest priority in life is being a mom to her two kids. She makes it a priority in her life to always spend her precious time with her family and friends. Zohar enjoys the beach, the mountains, dancing, singing, and most of all giving to others.
Amy Ramsay was born and raised in a small town in Michigan and moved to northern Arizona in her late teens. She fell in love with nature and wide open spaces and even lived at an off grid homestead for a little while learning how to be self sufficient. She then began traveling, living in many places such as Maui, Australia, and Costa Rica where she enjoyed meeting people, learning the culture, and exploring the different ecosystems. Amy is passionate about delicious and healthy food and loves to create experiences around the table. In previous years she worked in the hospitality industry as a server, bartender, cook, barista, and manager. She also cooks for retreats and loves sharing her love of food. Amy grew up with Eddie, he was her brother’s best friend and they reconnected on one of Eddie’s visits to her brother. They have been married for 6 years and love working, living, and exploring together.
Eddie Moinet grew up in the same small town in Michigan. He always loved the outdoors and was in Boy Scouts from a young age. He has always loved camping and hiking and being in the expansiveness of nature. Right out of high school he fulfilled his boyhood dream of joining the army and was deployed to Afghanistan where he lost part of his leg and was medically retired. Nature and quiet became very healing for him and on one of his visits to his friend he fell in love with his friend’s little sister. They began traveling together and exploring new places and both fell in love with Jackson hole. Eddie loves to help Amy in the kitchen and is passionate about a great cup of coffee with conversation.
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Check out sample travel itineraries and get local assistance with scheduling and booking activities.
Float through Grand Teton National Park with Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips
Enjoy the thrill of whitewater raft through the Snake River Canyon, or take a scenic float trip south from Wilson with Dave Hansen, Mad River, Sands Whitewater
Try out a kayak tour, lesson or rental from Rendezvous River Sports
Experience fly-fishing from a drift boat on an outing with Grand Teton Fly Fishing, Snake River Anglers, West Bank Anglers
Hike at Jenny Lake, Phelps Lake or one of the many other lakes in Grand Teton National Park on your own with a local guide from Hole Hiking Experience
Bike on Teton County’s extensive and scenic network of multi-use pathways
Mountain bike at Cache Creek, Teton Pass, Grand Targhee Ski Resort or on a local tour with Teton Mountain Bike Tours
South of town with significant elevation gain at Mill Iron Ranch, in town with big sky and big vistas at Spring Creek Ranch or north of town in Grand Teton National Park at Grand Teton Lodge Company
And when off the trail and off the water, you might also be interested in the following activities and attractions:
A wildlife safari trip with EcoTour Adventures, Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris, Scenic Safaris
A photography excursion with Alpenglow Tours, Jack Bayles Photography
An hour long raptor educational encounter at the Teton Raptor Center
A supper and western music show with the Bar J Wranglers at the Bar J Chuckwagon
A fully staged western comedy at the Jackson Hole Playhouse
The Town Square Shootout, the longest, continuously running gunfight in the United States, preceded by a stagecoach ride or art gallery walk around the square
Supervised shooting at the Jackson Hole Shooting Experience
Stargazing at Center for the Arts on Friday nights with Wyoming Stargazing
Our local rodeo on Wednesday and Saturday nights
Scenic tram, gondola and chair lift trips at our main ski resorts: Jackson Hole and Snow King
Biking along our many miles of well-maintained pathways throughout the valley
A walk up Heck of a Hill Road to the Barn Healing Center for a spa treatment
A visit to the Jackson National Fish Hatchery located on the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s National Elk Refuge
A visit to the National Museum of Wildlife Art
A visit to the Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum
A drive out toward Kelly to see sights like Morman Row, Slide Lake and the Red Hills
A drive through Hoback Junction and on to Granite Creek Falls & Hot Springs
A drive over the Teton Pass to Victor & Driggs, Idaho and Alta, Wyoming