The Bentwood Inn is a proud member of the Preferred Hotel Group's, "Beyond Green Collection." We are actively working to measure and reduce our environmental impact in every area of operation, including water, energy, solid waste, landscaping, and food preparation.
Bentwood Inn is committed to operating in a sustainable manner. Our list of sustainable initiatives is in no way final—it remains a work in progress as we implement new approaches to conserving resources and enhance our guest experience in Jackson Hole. We are proud to be a part of Jackson Hole’s legacy as a globally recognized sustainable tourism destination!
At Bentwood Inn, we believe it’s important to maintain a below-threshold relationship with the environment, especially when it comes to energy and water use.
Our initial sustainability audit was completed in October 2014, then revised in October 2019. The following actions have been implemented to date on our property.
Wyoming’s Teton County serves as a global leader for its sustainable initiatives. The Jackson Hole and Yellowstone Sustainable Destination Program created a Code of Conduct in order to unify the community around several central goals regarding eco-friendliness. Bentwood Inn strives to meet these goals alongside Teton County and the fellow businesses in our area.
Here at Bentwood Inn, we’re constantly implementing “green” renovations to improve our efficiency and reduce our environmental footprint. In August of 2019, we hired an in-house Sustainability Coordinator to oversee all ongoing environmental initiatives at the Inn. The Sustainability Coordinator is in charge of making updates to our Sustainability Management Plan monthly, as well as interpreting all environmental data recorded in GreenView. With the presence of a full-time Sustainability Coordinator, Bentwood is now looking to further its commitment to environmental and social responsibility by undergoing the BEST Certification process.
Over the last three years, Bentwood Inn has decreased its carbon footprint by 20% (on average) each year. We’re optimistic about the future, too! Beginning in 2020, we will bring our laundry services 100% in-house. This will eliminate the use of a second party delivering our sheets and bath towels each week. We have also provided housing for three full-time employees, eliminating the need for them to travel to work. The Jackson Hole Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory found that 65% of GHGs in the Jackson area come from ground transportation. As a small business in the area, we want to do our part to lower this percentage.
In addition to our many green initiatives, we are committed to providing our guests with the opportunity to learn about the incredible natural history of the region they have selected for their vacation. Here’s how you can become immersed in our unique natural history at Bentwood Inn:
In addition to striving to manage as sustainably as possible here at The Bentwood Inn, we are focused on educating our guests and giving them access to Jackson Hole through responsible vendors. When you stay at The Bentwood Inn, you stay somewhere that prioritizes the prosperity of our one planet. In addition to feeling good about your environmental impact, you will love your luxurious guest room and the selection of premium, eco-friendly amenities we offer.