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Bentwood Inn Jackson Hole

Apex Predator Expedition

In Search of Wolves & Grizzlies in Yellowstone & The Grand Tetons

 

A Week-Long Adventure into the Heart of Apex Predator Territories, Diverse Fauna, Geothermal Phenomena, and Breathtaking Scenery

 


In partnership with Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures 


June 8, 2024 - June 14, 2024

Registration is limited to 14 attendees
Cut-off date for registration: May 25, 2024
Physical Activity Minimum: Ability to walk a few hundred yards over relatively flat terrain, optional longer hikes will be available

Known as the American Serengeti, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are the core of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. This expedition is specially crafted for those with a keen interest in tracking and observing the region's majestic apex predators: the elusive wolves and mighty grizzlies. Spanning 2.5 million acres, this protected landscape offers a glimpse into North America's wild past, with the world's largest bison herd, extensive migrations of elk, mule deer, and pronghorn, the roaming presence of grizzly bears, and the haunting calls of wolves. The region's geothermal wonders, including over 10,000 thermal features and the iconic Old Faithful Geyser erupt across the Yellowstone Plateau, while powerful waterfalls and dynamic landscapes carve through the terrain. To the south, the awe-inspiring Teton Mountain Range looms majestically over the meandering Snake River and the Jackson Hole Valley.

This all-inclusive expedition is a balance of nature and luxury. It kicks off with a private chef's exquisite three-course welcome dinner and lodging at Jackson Hole's Bentwood Inn, a bastion of sustainability and comfort recognized by National Geographic, Travel + Leisure, among others. The tour will spend their first full day guided by expert biologists from Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures through Grand Teton National Park, ensuring insightful observations and encounters. Following the Grand Teton tour, guests will retreat to the comforting embrace of the Bentwood Inn, before embarking on a three-night exploration of Yellowstone's raw beauty. The journey culminates back at Jackson Hole with a farewell bistro dinner at the Bentwood Inn on Thursday, offering a moment to reflect and relish the experiences. For those wishing to immerse themselves further, an optional extension includes an additional night with unstructured time to explore the vibrant downtown Jackson.

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Itinerary*:

  • Saturday, June 8
    •  Arrival at the Bentwood Inn between 4-6PM, welcome 3-course dinner with your guides
    • Lodging at the Bentwood Inn, WY
  • Sunday, June 9
    • Grand Teton programming 
      • Explore the wildlife hotspots, on and off the beaten path - OxBow Bend, Willow Flatts, Moose-Wilson Corridor
      • Looking for: Moose, Bears and Pronghorn
    • Lodging at the Bentwood Inn, WY
  • Monday, June 10
    • Depart for Yellowstone
      • Wildlife and Geology exploration - Old Faithful, Madison River, Swan Flats, and more
      • Looking for: Bison, Elk and Birds of Prey "To boot"
    • Lodging in West Yellowstone, MT
  • Tuesday, June 11
    • Yellowstone programming
      • Lamar Valley Sun Up to Sun Down
      • Looking for: Wolves and Bears
    • Lodging in Cooke City, MT
  • Wednesday, June 12
    • Yellowstone programming
      • Lamar Valley, Hell Roaring, and Northern Range Sun Up to Sun Down
      • Looking for: Wolves and Bears 
    • Lodging in Cooke City, MT
  • Thursday, June 13
    • Yellowstone to Jackson programming
      • Mt Washburn, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and Yellowstone Lake
      • Looking for: Elk, Bison, Bears and Wolves
    • Return to Jackson, farewell 3-course dinner with your guides
    • Lodging at the Bentwood Inn
  • Friday, June 14
    • Depart at 11:00AM
    • Optional extend your stay to explore downtown Jackson at a reduced lodging rate
      • Please contact the Bentwood Inn in advance to secure the extension
      • Subject to availability
*subject to change

 

What's Included:
 Lodging accommodations
 Use of Swarovski Optik Optics during tour
 EcoTour Adventures Naturalist Guide(s) (Wilderness First Responder certified) and support staff (if needed)
 All meals from dinner on Day 1 to dinner on Day 5
 All activity and entrance fees, taxes, permits, and service fees
What's Not Included:
 Travel to and from the trip start and end point
 Baggage fees, airport taxes
 Alcohol
 Guide gratuity
 Personal items
 Passport and Visa fees (if any)
 Optional activities
 Travel protection and medical evacuation insurance

 

Pricing:
$5680* Per Person (booked with partner & double occupancy)
$6915* Per Person (single occupancy)
*Plus applicable tax 

Payment and cancellation policy:
-50% due at the time of reserving, ½ of this deposit (25%) is non-refundable.  
-Remaining 50% due in full 90 days ahead of arrival
-Once paid, 75% is refundable in the event of cancellation up to 30 days in advance. Within 30 days of arrival, if cancellation needs to occur, we will do our best to re-sell the spot and reimburse ½ if the spot is sold. 

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Contact

  • 307-739-1411
  • info@bentwoodinn.com
  • Physical Address:
  • 4250 Raven Haven Rd
    Wilson, WY 83014
  • Mailing Address:
  • PO Box 2021
    Wilson, WY 83014