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 off season in Jackson Hole:


Get Your Grub On


Now that the crowds have dissipated, it’s a great time to get out on the town and try something new! Jackson is home to tons of awesome eateries and watering holes, so no matter what you’re craving you’re sure to find it.

Just a stone’s throw from MMM are some great spots to satisfy your cravings, including Big Hole BBQ (amazing, fresh smoked bbq) & BAPP Korean cuisine literally ON our property. Right down the way you’ll also come across Everest Momo Shack (authentic Nepali & east Indian grub), gather (creative American) and Pinky G’s for pizza.

Fine Dining Group owns 10 restaurants around the town of Jackson and in Teton Village, featuring everything from Italian to ice cream. Check out the Asian-influenced Kitchen, European-influenced Bistro at newly opened Cloudveil, grab a burger & brew at Roadhouse and taste & buy wine at Bin22.

Hanging out in the Village for the day? Check out homemade Italian at Il Villaggio Osteria, laid back steakhouse & live music at Mangy Moose, and mouthwatering Thai at Teton Thai.

We could go on and on, but you get the drift! Our staff is always game to give you their fave spots and other recommendations so don’t be shy.


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 oversize 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