An exclusive hilltop hideaway on the fringes of Grand Teton National Park. As one might expect from ultra-luxury Aman Resorts, Amangani is intimate and private, with gorgeous interiors, exemplary service and a money-shot view over meadows and mountains.
Every Aman property is designed to reflect its environment. In Amangani’s case, this means lots of natural materials. The sandstone-clad, pitch-roofed lobby gives onto triple-height windows to capitalise on that view, while flagstone floors, redwood beams and rawhide and faux-fur soft furnishings are complemented by modern artworks and authentic Native American artefacts. It all comes together in a home-from-home ambiance with a well-to-do, Wild West slant.
Contemporary and stylish with high ceilings and large picture windows, Amangani’s Suites are warm havens mirroring their magnificent natural setting. Wood and stone are prominent design materials, referencing the surrounding mountains and forests, while woven cowhide chairs and faux-wolf throws nod to the region’s wild soul. All have terraces or balconies with mountain views.
Mountain dwellings in harmony with their natural surroundings, Amangani’s Homes in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, have shake roofs that follow the pitch of the hillside slopes on which they rest. Built of wood and stone on solid rock plinths, they offer four to six bedrooms with spacious living areas. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame spectacular views, creating a magical connection with the great outdoors.
Looking out over the Snake River Valley with the snow-capped peaks in the distance, the redwood-panelled Grill specialises in local, sustainable ranch meats, fresh fish and seasonal farm-to-table produce. Forging a new American regional cuisine, Amangani’s Head Chef and his team create an array of dishes that can be enjoyed outside the restaurant as well, be it fireside in the Suites, by the expansive pool or on the sun deck.
WELLNESS & SPA
The large spa, with four treatment rooms, two exercise studios and his-and-her steam rooms, offers an array of rejuvenating treatments and holistic programmes. Prepare for a day of Wyoming wildlife sighting with an early morning private yoga or Pilates session, or wind down after a long day of skiing with a deep tissue massage or Himalayan salt scrub.
With skiing terrain that is among the best in North America and two premier national parks nearby, Jackson Hole is ideally positioned to take advantage of the region’s outdoor offerings in all four seasons. Alpine and cross-country skiing are joined by nature treks and guided tours, as well as more uncommon options: heli-skiing, dog sledding, white water rafting, fly fishing, photography tours and more.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, United States
Hiding in a verdant valley between some of America’s most rugged and wild mountains, Jackson looks similar to other towns in the state – false-front roof lines, covered wooden walkways, saloons on every block – but it ain’t quite the same.
Here, hard-core climbers, bikers and skiers (recognizable as sunburned baristas) outnumber cowboys by a wide margin, and you’re just as likely to see a celebrity as a moose wandering the urban trails.
Wyoming, United States
You may think of Wyoming as an empty land of windswept plains and sagebrush hills baking under brooding blue skies. And, you’d be right. It is. But not all of it.
The country’s least populated state is also home to some of its most dramatic mountains, most diverse wildlife, and most unique geology. From the unspoiled Snowy Range near Laramie to the granite wilderness of the Wind River Range behind Lander, the peaks only become more impressive as you travel across Wyoming toward the archetypal – and truly grand – Teton Range.
What towns do exist are steeped in history and infused with pioneer grit. This is Oregon Trail and outlaw country, and the current inhabitants are content to keep this chunk of the West wild.
Explore Cody or Laramie to get a taste of the living past, while Jackson and Lander serve as the advanced outposts of the New West revolution.
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