Why You Should Visit During Off Season In Jackson Hole

“Off” or “Mud” season in Jackson Hole refers to the time between mid-October and Thanksgiving, when town quiets down a bit and the Village is gearing up for the approaching winter season. It’s a time of fewer crowds, more wildlife viewing opportunities, and some great deals for locals & travelers alike. We put together a few reasons you should visit during this time:


Get Your Grub On (For A Good Cause)


Not only will your wallet thank you, you’ll be giving back to the community while you savor delectable dishes from some amazing restaurants around town. In October and November, some of the best restaurants in town & the Village – including those in the Fine Dining Group – offer great deals with proceeds benefitting local charities.

Fine Dining Group’s primary fundraising effort is through off-season dining specials. Each week during off season, their restaurants feature a different organization to receive funds. At Rendezvous Bistro, The Kitchen and Osteria, guests are able to purchase one entree and get the second for $2. At Bin22 guests are able to purchase one plate and receive the second for $2 during lunch. With each effort, the additional $2 (from the sale of the second plate) is then donated to that week’s featured organization.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Orsetto Italian Eatery is teaming up with St. John’s Hospital Foundation the month of October to offer buy one entree, get the second entree for $2, which will be donated to the Women’s Health Care Fund.


Leaf-Peep In The National Parks


Before the parks close in early November, take advantage of the thinning crowds with a leisurely drive through Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. The transition from summer to winter makes for stunning colors, glassy lakes and bluebird skies. Prefer more activity? Bundle on the layers and take a stroll around Jenny Lake for an awe-inspiring view and plenty of selfie-worthy backdrops.


Take A Ride Outside


Grab a road bike and get out on Jackson’s paved pathways – over 56 miles of them! Cruise on below the towering Tetons and stop of lunch along the way. Leaving from Mountain Modern, get out of town and head towards Teton Village, where you can follow the Moose-Wilson road into the park for some croon-worthy colors. Stop at Jenny Lake for the view before biking back through Moose towards town. Check out FriendsOfPathways.org for some great routes and local tips, or download a map and hit the road (er, path).


Take A Dip In The Pool (& Hot Tub)


The weather is getting cooler, and after a day spent exploring/hiking/biking, a dip in our heated indoor pool and hot tub is just what the doctor ordered. Grab some dinner at one of the spots we listed above (or ask the Wise Guides at our front desk for their recommendations) and hit the hay – a perfect fall day in the books!


5 More Things To Do In The Offseason


  1. Bowl at Hole Bowl
  2. Visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art
  3. Visit Jackson Hole Historical Society
  4. Visit The Art Galleries around Town Square
  5. Fly Fish with Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School