Seniors Fall in Love With Jackson Hole

With an enviable location in Wyoming near Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone, Jackson Hole is an ideal home base for visiting senior nature-lovers.Whether you’re skiing or snapping photos of the residents at the National Elk Refuge, You’ll be in awe of what this destination has to offer.

Jackson Hole is where former VP Dick Cheney calls home and for good reason. Senior visitors often wonder about the difference between Jackson and Jackson Hole. Jackson Hole refers to a 48-mile long valley surrounded by jagged mountain peaks and includes the towns of Jackson, Kelly, Moose, Moran, Wilson, and Teton Village. Known to early settlers as Jackson’s Hole, the area has been renowned since its discovery in the early 1800’s for its incredible natural beauty and abundance of wildlife.

Seniors are Invited

Jackson Hole Valley has remained relatively isolated from the burgeoning travel industry. Instead it has survived on local industries like logging, ranching and, during the 19th century, fur trading. But recently, Jackson Hole has encouraged the rise of tourism.

Jackson Hole is a haven for wildlife, including a surprising variety of birds.  Come in the fall to hear the shrill bugle calls of male elk searching for mates, or get up-close-and-personal with these magnificent animals. If you have never seen an elk up close or heard a call, you are in for a treat.

TripAdvisor has some magnificent photos of Jackson Hole as well as information on the 102 attractions in the area. The #1 draw is the Laurence Rockefeller Preserve Center. With a generous donation from Laurance S. Rockefeller, senior visitors to Grand Teton National Park have access to over 1,100 acres of pristine land located on the shores of Phelps Lake.

Now known as the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve, the former JY Ranch property originally had been purchased by philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in 1932, and served as the Rockefeller family’s summer retreat for nearly 70 years. Situated 12 miles to the north of Jackson is Teton Village, offering a variety of higher-end Jackson Hole hotels and attractions.  You’ll see those magnificent Teton Mountains all along your journey.

Jackson Welcomes Seniors

A sleigh ride, horseback riding, hiking, biking, touring or just sightseeing, there is always something to see and do. Get a good look at the four elk-antler arches on the town Square. The Square  is surrounded by dozens of boardwalk-fronted art and photo galleries, bars, restaurants, factory outlets and gift shops and a prime location for the shopping savvy.

Jackson Hole is celebrated as a paradise for winter sports fans and outdoor enthusiasts, offering year-round activities for vacationers visiting during both the winter and summer months.  The entire area is a year round adventure with parks, resorts, arts, history and lots of “cowboy culture.”

The nickname for Wyoming is both the “Equality State” and “Cowboy State.” Wyoming, Forever West, wants seniors to come and see why the stare rates so highly with senior visitors from all over the world.  jeb



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