If you can only experience one spa while visiting Jackson Hole, it should be the Four Seasons. I know what you’re thinking—that of course I’d choose one of the pricier options, at a fancy resort, by default. While another spa might have a slightly more extensive treatment menu, or better retail, or a fabulous view from the waiting area, the Four Seasons wins for overall excellence—by a mile.
If you’re a skier, you probably know that this resort is the only ski-in, ski-out in Teton Village, with an extensive kid’s program. There’s free valet parking, as well as shuttles to other hotels in the area. This has nothing to do with the spa itself, but it is worth noting. As are the indoor and outdoor heated pools, and five separate hot tubs, available to hotel guests regardless of whether they are using the spa.
The 11,685-square-foot spa has 16 treatment rooms, including two private spa suites, each with a Swiss shower, soaking tub, and fireplace. I sadly didn’t experience a suite, but it’s probably best, as I might not have ever left.
If you’re a skier, you probably know that this resort is the only ski-in, ski-out in Teton Village, with an extensive kid’s program. There’s free valet parking, as well as shuttles to other hotels in the area. This has nothing to do with the spa itself, but it is worth noting. As are the indoor and outdoor heated pools, and five separate hot tubs . . .
The locker room is carpeted, spacious, and smells good. Lockers are a bit small to fit all your stuff, especially if winter boots are involved, but that was a problem at every spa I visited here. The minute I set eyes on the fireplace that’s located in the (indoor) hot tub, steam room, and sauna area, I no longer cared about that. It’s a really elegant and unexpected touch. This area also has a cold plunge and two showers— a thoughtful touch for those, like me, who are avid users of same.
There’s another fireplace in the ladies lounge, which they call the “tranquility lounge,” where you wait to be picked up for your treatment. It is decorated in a rustic style with twig furniture and burgundy throw blankets on every chair. A lovely selection of current (key word) magazines is available for your perusal; a wooden bowl is filled with perfect apples that are all the same size, tea is offered, as well as homemade energy bars. Other interesting touches include a stone inscribed with the word “garbage” set near a receptacle intended for that use.
Overall—elegant, accommodating, and not overcrowded. Win-win-win.
Here’s a link to Rima’s review of the Peak Performance treatment she experienced at the spa.
Contributing Travel Editor Rima Suqi is an avid world traveler who was raised in an international home. She has explored and covered emerging destinations in the Middle East and Africa, far-flung luxury resorts in French Polynesia, as well as those closer to home including the burgeoning arts scene in Marfa, Texas. The Chicago native has traveled to over 40 countries, writing about the trends and tastemakers for leading travel and lifestyle publications, and subjected herself to innumerable spa treatments—sometimes under very odd circumstances—all in the name of journalism. Her work is regularly published in national and international outlets including The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Departures, Architectural Digest and Elle Decor; she has also written, consulted and hosted panels for hospitality brands including Proper Hotels, the Baccarat Hotel, Edition Hotels, St. Regis Hotels, Miraval Resorts, Mii Amo Spa at Enchantment, Grupo Habita and Marriott Hotels. Her last book American Fashion: Designers at Home (Assouline) in partnership with CFDA, sold out three printings.