When the family is ready for adventure in a picture-perfect vacation destination, come and see us at Colter Bay Village. You’ll find charming historic mountain cabins and camping on a picturesque lakeshore that is bustling with fun and activity.
Colter Bay Village has been described as summer camp for the whole family, offering kayaking, canoeing, motorboats, lake cruises, horseback riding, fishing, swimming, hiking, beach-going, and more. This outdoor wonderland is nestled amongst the trees along the banks of Jackson Lake with the majestic Grand Teton mountain range providing a stunning backdrop. An affordable home base for exploration of the park, Colter Bay Village really does have it all, and it could be just what your family needs when it's time for fun in the great outdoors.
Cabin reservations are available on a 12-month rolling basis and can be booked online or by calling 307-543-3100. All in-park camping is by reservation only and can be booked on a six-month rolling basis at Recreation.gov.
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The historic cabins at Colter Bay are near-original. When John D. Rockefeller Jr. purchased this land, in one of his first acts of sustainability, he moved these homesteader cabins from their original locations to create what would eventually become Colter Bay Village. Each is unique in its design and history, and many include an informational card that details that cabin's specific origins.
The Colter Bay Cabins are basic yet comfortable. All Cabins include linens, towels, and coffee makers. Cabins do not include televisions, microwaves, or mini-fridges. Hairdryers and irons are available upon request at the cabin office.
A limited number of ADA-accessible cabins featuring roll-in showers, grab bars, and other accessibility features are available and can be booked by calling 307-543-3100.
Colter Bay Cabins are available seasonally from late-May to late-September. Cabin reservations can be made online or by calling 307-543-3100.
The One Room Cabin with a shared bathroom and one double bed is 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. Rollaway beds and cribs are not available.
These cabins are not bookable on-line. To book, please call 307-543-3100.
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 cabins are not bookable on-line. To book, please call 307-543-3100.
This two room cabin has one double bed in one room & two twin beds in another. A small hallway connects the two bedrooms, private bathroom, and cabin entrance. This room sleeps up to 4 guests. Rollaway and cribs are not available.
Tent Cabins at Colter Bay Village are an authentic Teton lodging hybrid unlike any other option in the park!
These simple, rustic cabins feature two permanent log walls and two weatherproof canvas walls with a weatherproof canvas roof. Each private cabin offers indoor lighting and a wood burning stove, as well as an outdoor fire ring and picnic table. Tent Cabins share a common log wall with an adjoining private cabin.
Think of the Tent Cabins as a deluxe tent – which means you still have to provide some of your own camping gear, including sleeping bags or bed linens. Didn't plan on camping but want to check these unique accommodations out? A limited number of sleeping bags, pillows and blankets are available to rent. Please note the Tent Cabins do not provide any type of electrical outlet.
Colter Bay Tent Cabins are available seasonally from late-May to early-September and can be booked on a 6-month rolling basis at Recreation.gov.
Our tent cabins have:
Other amenities include:
Our National Park is home to wildlife both big and small. Unfortunately, sometimes smaller critters find their way into guest rooms/cottages and other buildings. Help us protect and preserve our park by familiarizing yourself with all food storage and animal safety guidelines.
Tent Cabins are pet-friendly, but pets cannot be left unattended. If you are travelling with a pet, please view the National Park Pet Regulations.Book Now
In a place where there is so much to distract you, don't forget to refuel! Sit down and relax after an adventure-filled day for a family meal at The Ranch House, or sidle up to the bar for libations and comfort food. Camping and don't feel like cooking? Grab a hot, made-to-order pizza, chicken wings salad and brews for dining in or to-go at Cafe Court Pizzeria.
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.
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 specialty and made to order pizza. We also offer a selection of salads and subs. Looking for a quick dessert? We also offer ice cream bars and sandwiches.
For a picnic beside the lake or on the trail, or a meal back at your cabin, simply place your order to-go.
Colter Bay Village is a family friendly resort that is known for its endless adventure. Our onsite marina and corrals offer a wide variety of activities for all ages.
Activities at Colter Bay Village include*:
*Some activities are dependent on water levels.
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, it offers 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 - With so many gifts and unique souvenirs, you could be entertained here for hours. Be sure to browse our regional memorabilia, photography books, and other local creations. We even have a section of children’s books that capture the outdoor spirit. At the back of the store, we offer apparel and outerwear, just in case the weather happens to change during your visit.
Please note that The Colter Bay Marina Store will be closed for the 2022 summer season.
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.
Colter Bay Marina is open early June through late September.
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.
A level mostly paved trail follows the Jackson Lake Shoreline around Colter Bay. This hike provided excellent viewing of Jackson Lake, the marina, and the Grand Teton Mountain Range.
Follow this mostly level trail to serene and quiet ponds. This hike offers many opportunities for bird watching and other wildlife spotting. It's a great trail for families and hikers of all levels.
This 10 mile loop trail is mostly level and provides the perfect day those looking for a longer but rewarding hike. The trail traverses rolling terrain through forests, meadows, ponds, streams and wildlife habitat. Hermitage Point, about 5 miles one way, provides panoramic and stunning views of Jackson Lake and the Teton Mountain Range. (Moderate)