Why Visit Jackson Hole in Spring
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Why Visit Jackson Hole in Spring

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Your Guide to Spring In Jackson Hole

Spring in Jackson Hole might not get the hype of the summer or winter seasons, but it has its own quiet appeal. The slopes are less crowded in March, making it ideal for skiing, while April's "shoulder season" offers peaceful moments before the summer tourists arrive. Nature is in transition, providing a unique backdrop for outdoor activities. Events like the Jackson Hole Rendezvous Festival and Old West Days in May add a touch of excitement, showcasing the area's rich culture and history. For those seeking a serene yet engaging getaway, spring in Jackson Hole is a hidden gem, offering the beauty and adventure of peak seasons without the bustle. Here are some reasons to visit Jackson Hole in the Spring. 
March: The Last Hoorah of Winter
March is when we squeeze in our final ski runs down the mountain, but it's more than that. It’s about witnessing the transformation from a winter wonderland into the first hints of spring. Over at the National Elk Refuge, you can still catch a glimpse of the elk before they migrate to their summer habitats. It's a spectacle that never grows old, trust us.
April: A Quiet Reawakening
April here is what we call the "shoulder season." It’s quieter, sure, with the ski slopes closed and summer tourists yet to arrive, but it's a hidden gem of a month. You can bike the still-snowy roads of Grand Teton without a car in sight - it’s just you, the road, and nature. Dining out becomes a local affair, with many restaurants offering specials to lure in the year-rounders. It’s the perfect time for those who enjoy a more laid-back Jackson Hole.
May: Spring in Full Bloom
May is when Jackson Hole really starts to show off. The snow recedes to reveal trails perfect for hiking, and the wildlife? It’s like a live Nat Geo special out here. Bears, bison, moose - you name it, we’ve got it. And then there’s Old West Days, a celebration of our heritage with parades, rodeos, and all sorts of festivities that pay homage to our cowboy culture. It’s not just an event; it’s a tradition, one that we look forward to every year.
Tips from a Local
-Wildlife Tours: Spring’s the best time to see our animal neighbors up close. Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures are the folks we recommend for a guide; they’re as passionate about our wildlife as they are knowledgeable​​.
-Biking and Hiking: Don't miss the opportunity to bike or hike without the summer crowds. The window when Teton Park Road is open only to non-motorized traffic is a local favorite​​​​.
-Dining Deals: April's the best time for foodies on a budget. Look for 2-for-1 deals and special menus – your taste buds and wallet will thank you​​.

Jackson Hole is more than a destination; it’s a community, a landscape, and a way of life that changes with the seasons. Whether you’re skiing the last snow in March, cycling in April’s solitude, or joining in the May festivities, you’re experiencing the heart and soul of this place. And from one local to another visitor, welcome to our home. You’re in for an unforgettable spring.
More Information About the Jackson Hole Rendezvous
Held each year, the Jackson Hole Rendezvous is an outdoor music festival that attracts thousands of visitors to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Attendees can expect some of music’s top artists, and even a handful of up-and-coming talent, at this fun-filled music event. In past years, the festival has welcomed artists including Zac Brown Band, Jamestown Revival, Samantha Fish, and Iration.

The concert spaces at Jackson Hole Rendezvous are enclosed outdoor areas with entry gate access. General admission for the concerts is free on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Other Spring Events in Jackson Hole, WY
Old West Days
Old West Days Festival celebrates the rich history of cowboys in Jackson Hole! Visitors from all over the country come to delight in the live music, theatrical entertainment, arts and crafts, delicious food, rodeo events, and much more. You’ll also have the chance to enjoy historic walking tours through Jackson Hole and festive parades!
Elkfest is an exciting time for celebrating nature, outdoor skills, hunting, and ecological education and awareness. Each spring, the local elk on the National Elk Refuge lose their antlers before migrating to their summer home. The Jackson Hole Boy Scout Team collects these antlers and auctions them to bidders from all over the world. The antlers can be used to create furniture, wall decorations, jewelry, and food products. Through special events like the High Noon Chili Cook-Off and the Mountain Man Rendezvous, Elkfest supports the National Elk Refuge and habitat enhancement projects.
Book Your Stay at the Bentwood Inn this Spring
When searching for a place to stay during the Jackson Hole Rendezvous Festival, look no further than our bed and breakfast. Our lodge has everything you need for an unforgettable getaway! Enjoy comfortable accommodations, luxurious amenities, and spectacular views throughout your stay. We even offer a delicious complimentary breakfast each morning. The Bentwood Inn often sells out during the event so make your reservations early! We look forward to having you.

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