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Colter Bay Village

When the family is ready for adventure and a picture-perfect vacation destination, come and see us at Colter Bay Village. You’ll find charming mountain cabins right on a beautiful lake that is bustling with activity. Located on the shores of Jackson Lake with the majestic Grand Tetons as a backdrop, lodging at Colter Bay Village could be just what your family vacation needs.

Think of Colter Bay Village as summer camp for the entire family ~ kayaking, canoeing, horseback riding, log cabins, and a general store. This resort village on the northern shore of Jackson Lake has it all, and provides affordable vacationing. It’s everything you would want in a genuine Grand Teton National Park vacation. Picture a bustling marina with everything from boat rentals and gear shops to restaurants and a museum. On the wooded hill nearby, you will find a variety of accommodations where families of all types prepare for the day’s adventure. Colter Bay is an endless, untamed, Jackson Hole type of adventure.

  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabins

The Cabins at Colter Bay Village are near original.  When John D. Rockefeller Jr. purchased this land, in one of the first acts of sustainability he moved the cabins from their original homesteads and built Colter Bay.  We treasure and cherish the age and history of these cabins.  

One room cabin - double bed Shared bathroom & double bed, sleeps two $

The One Room Cabin with a shared bathroom, and one double bed at Colter Bay Village are the most economical option we offer.  The common bathrooms are located outside the building within close walking distance.  This cabin can sleep 2 guests max, and rollaway beds and cribs are not available.  These units are not bookable on line so you must call 307-543-3100.

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One room cabin - two twins Shared bathroom and two twin beds, sleeps two $

The One Room Cabin with a shared bathroom and two twin beds at Colter Bay is the most economical option offered. In these units the common bathrooms are located inside the building.  This Cabin can sleep 2 guests Max, and rollaway beds and cribs are not available.  These units are not bookable on-line so you must call 307-543-3100.


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One Room Cabin - Double Bed with Bath Private bathroom and one double bed $$

A One Room Cabin with bathroom and one double bed can sleep 2 guests. Rollaway beds and cribs are not available.  This cabin is perfect for a couple traveling together.


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One Room Cabin - One Double Bed & One Twin Bed with Bath One Double & One Twin Bed with Private Bath $$

This One Room Cabin with bathroom, one double & one twin bed can sleep 3 guests. Rollaway beds are not available.


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One Room Cabin - Two Double Beds Two double beds & Private Bath $$

One room cabin with bathroom and two double beds. This cabin can sleep 6 guests (with a rollaway bed).


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Two Room Cabin - Four doubles Two doubles in each room with private bath $$

Two room cabin with bathroom and two double in each room. The largest of the Colter Bay Cabins this room sleeps 10 guests (with rollaways).


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The tent cabins in Colter Bay Village are an authentic Teton Lodging hybrid unlike any other option in Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, or Jackson Hole. These temporary summer cabins have two log walls, two weatherproof canvas walls with a weatherproof canvas roof.  Each Tent Cabin also provides a fire ring, wood burning stove, picnic table, and lighting.  Think of them as a deluxe tent – which means you still have to provide some of your own camping gear.  Important to note is that the Tent Cabins do not provide any type of electrical outlet.   

Colter Bay Village Tent Cabins Part tent and part log cabin $

If you are driving through the Yellowstone or Jackson Hole area and had not planned on the Colter Bay Tent Cabins as an option we do rent sleeping bags, pillows, blankets, and the majority of other essentials to provide you with an experience of a life time.

Our tent cabins have:

  • Two pull-down bunks on each wall for a total of four bunks
  • Add two single cots (for a nightly fee) and sleep a maximum of 6 guests
  • An interior, potbelly, wood-burning stove for heat
  • An exterior picnic table
  • A grilling area
  • Pull-down bunks and cots have a simple outdoor mattress. Guests are encouraged to bring their own bedding, as a limited number of sleeping bags are available for rent at the office

 Other amenities include:

  • Public restrooms - a short walk away
  • Showers are available at the Launderette in the Village for an additional fee
  • Bear-proof storage containers provided throughout the area.  Guests are asked to store all food in these areas to reduce visitation from area wildlife.


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  • Dining
  • Activities

At a property where there is so much to do its important to not forget to eat.  At both the Ranch House and Cafe Court we prepare food that is not only delicious, but is also very appropriate for what ever you are looking to do.  If you are out adventuring and are on the run speed through the Cafe Court.  If you are looking to sit down and relax after a long day the American Comfort food with a BBQ twist the Ranch house is your place.


John Colter Ranch House

Ranch house 

The Ranch House Restaurant at Colter Bay Village is sure to captivate both your attention and your appetite. Designed to express the Western spirit of the local homesteaders, it depicts images of historical locations throughout Grand Teton National Park. Be sure to saddle up to the large bar and see the many ranching brands that have been burned into the bar top. The brands represent area ranches where the cabins of Colter Bay Village were originally built.


Relax at the bar or in a comfortable booth for a hearty dinner.


The Ranch House Restaurant is open for breakfast from 6:30am-10:30am, lunch from 11:30am-1:30pm, and dinner from 5:30pm-10pm.


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Cafe Court

John Colter Café Court


If adventure is calling, the John Colter Café Court can satisfy your taste buds in a hurry.  The Café features both Mexican and American fare, and offers quick meals of sandwiches, delicious salads, or hamburgers with accompanying beverages and ice creams.

For a picnic beside the lake or on the trail, or a meal back at your cabin, simply place your order "to go."


The Cafe Court is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.


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Colter Bay Village is a family friendly resort that is known for its endless adventure.  Picture a bustling marina with everything from canoe and kayak rentals to boat cruises on Jackson Lake. 


On the wooded hill nearby, you will find a variety of accommodations where families of all types prepare for the day’s adventure. An endless, untamed, Jackson Hole type of adventure.


Many activities depart directly from Colter Bay Village like Horseback ridingJackson Lake Scenic Boat Trips, Lake Fishing, and Canoes & Kayaks.


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  • Shopping
  • Hiking

From the Colter Bay Village General Store to our Gift Shop and Marina Store, you should be able to find everything that didn’t quite make it into your luggage—and then some.  


The General Store We may be small but we have it all $$

The General Store at Colter Bay Village

As Colter Bay Village is a temporary home for campers and cabin dwellers alike, the General Store is well stocked for every type of visitor. In addition to a wide selection of groceries, snacks and beverages including liqor wine and beer.  It offers an organic section with fresh fruit and homemade pastries.

The general store also has a hand dipped ice cream counter as well as a deli for grab and go items. We have ice and firewood for campers and an ATM for emergency cash. Be sure to stop in before you head out for a day of adventure.  

The Gift Shop Fine home decor, gifts, and jewlery $$

The Gift Shop at Colter Bay Village

When you want a gift that is as unique as your experience in Grand Teton National Park, this is the place to find it. This store offers souvenir, logoed apparel, sporting goods, as well as Native American jewelry and handicrafts.

For those needing supplies for an adventure in the mountains, our sporting goods division will outfit you with everything from hydration packs to energy bars. We also carry other provisions such as trail guides.

Colter Bay Village Marina Store Equip yourself for your daily adventure $$

The Colter Bay Marina Store

Welcome to Jackson Lake ~ adventure headquarters! The Marina Store is here to outfit you with the essentials for adventure on the lake, including a Wyoming fishing license, fishing tackle, and all the extras such as snacks, beverages, and beer.  The marina is also the departure point for our Jackson Lake cruises, guided fishing trips, and boat rentals.


Hiking near Colter Bay Village is one of the Teton experiences that is perfect for the entire family.  The trails near Colter Bay are primarily flat and some are even paved.

Hike Lake Shore Trail $

A level mostly paved trail follows the Jackson Lake Shoreline around Colter Bay. This hike provided excellent viewing of Jackson Lake and the Grand Teton Mountain Range.

Hike Heron Pond & Swan Lake Trail $

Follow a mostly level trail to 2 ponds. This hike offers many opportunities for bird and other wildlife spotting.

Hike Hermitage Point $

Trail traverses rolling terrain through forests, meadows, ponds, streams and wildlife habitat (Moderate).