Jackson Hole is the name of one of the most gorgeous valleys on the planet. Nature gets top billing in Jackson Hole, elevation 6500’. Surrounded by the jagged mountains of the Grand Tetons National Forest, the area offers unparalleled recreational and scenic opportunities as a retirement community. The Rockefeller Family was instrumental in saving this beautiful area from over-development. Most people tend to think of Jackson as a winter retreat. Adventurous skiers come from around the country for the Jackson Hole Ski Resort’s challenging ski runs. The cross country skiing is excellent. The summer season that is the most popular. People come for the hiking, outdoor sports, wildlife, and the beauty of its terrain. A herd of 10,000 elk lives in the area.
The town of Jackson, a few miles away from the Jackson Hole Resort, is a charming western town of 9,000 people. Interesting shops and restaurants, plus a public square, (don’t miss its entrance sculpture of hundreds of elk antlers), make it a popular tourist destination. The Silver Dollar Bar in the legendary Wort Hotel is also always worth a visit, with its bar inlaid with 2032 silver dollars. Many active adults come here for one season, living full-time somewhere else.