The Fireside Resort gives camping and communing with nature a whole new vibe. The Fireside offers the intimacy of a boutique hotel, the atmosphere of a wooded campground and the ambience of a cozy vacation home. And each of the resort’s cabins is surrounded by views of the awe-inspiring mountains, with a wall of windows through which to take in the stunning panorama.
Walk into your personal one-bedroom cabin, designed in a modern, cubic style, and any ideas of cowboy kitsch disappear. Constructed from recycled Wyoming snow fence, the sleek structures have gas fireplaces, plush chocolate leather armchairs and bright contemporary art, all softened by the gnarled exposed wood beams overhead. Each comes with a furnished deck, a full kitchen, and a Tempurpedic pullout couch (in addition to the comfy bed in the bedroom). HD flat-screen TVs and rain showers add to the contempo-cum-cozy charm.
There is no restaurant or even a central building; most guests cook in their kitchens or travel to nearby Jackson Hole, WY. But the staff tends to every other possible need. The resort concierge will arrange an array of seasonal activities for you, be it biking, rafting and fly fishing in the summer, or skiing and snowmobiling in the winter. The Fireside Resort experience is simple: It’s a comfortable, tucked-away haven to relax, rejuvenate and set up headquarters for all your Jackson adventures. (Nightly rental rates from about $205 US).