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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 and camping next to a beautiful lake that is bustling with activity. Located on the shores of Jackson Lake with the majestic Grand Tetons as a backdrop, 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, fishing, swimming, hiking, historic log cabins, and a general store. This village on the shore of Jackson Lake has it all and provides affordable vacationing. A complimentary guest shuttle is also available to popular park locations and to the town of Jackson. Colter Bay is an endless, untamed, Jackson Hole adventure.

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Colter Bay is open seasonally late May through late September (see specific dates below.) Reservations for 2020 can be made 366 days in advance.

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  • 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. Each cabin is unique in its design and history, which we and our guests truly enjoy.


The Colter Bay cabins are basic yet comfortable. All cabins include linens, towels, and daily housekeeper services. Cabins do not include coffee makers, microwaves, or mini-fridges. Hairdryers and irons are available upon request at the cabin office.


For the 2019 season we are open May 23 - September 29.


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One Room Cabin - One Double Bed Shared Bathroom & Double Bed, Sleeps 1-2 $

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. 


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These cabins are not bookable on-line.  To book, please call 307-543-3100.


One Room Cabin - Two Twin Beds Shared Bathroom & Two Twin Beds, Sleeps 1-2 $

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.  


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These cabins are not bookable on-line.  To book, please call 307-543-3100.

One Room Cabin - One Double Bed with Bath One Double Bed with Private Bath, Sleeps 1-2 $$

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, Sleeps up to 3 $$

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


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One Room Cabin - Two Double Beds & One Twin Bed with Bath Two Double Beds & One Twin with Private Bath, Sleeps up to 6 $$

The one room cabin with bathroom, two double beds and one twin bed is quite spacious. This cabin can sleep up to 6 guests (with a rollaway bed or crib.)


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Two Room Cabin - One Double Bed & Two Twin Beds One Double Bed in One Room & Two Twin Beds in a Second with Private Bath $$

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 6 guests (with 2 rollaways or cribs.)


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Two Room Cabin - Four Double Beds Two Double Beds in Each Bedroom with Private Bath $$

This two room cabin has two double beds in each bedroom. A small hallway connects the two bedrooms, private bathroom, and cabin entrance. As the largest of the Colter Bay Cabins this room sleeps up to 10 guests (with 2 rollaways or cribs.)


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  • To enhance the experience of lodging in the beautiful Grand Teton National Park, TV’s are not included in our guest rooms.  Voted the #1 wild life location in the country, our guests spend more time outside enjoying nature, outdoor activities and star gazing. 

  • Complimentary wireless internet is available at the Cabin Office, restaurants, laundromat and grocery store, however, it is not available in the cabins.

  • Rollaway beds and cribs are permitted in cabins where noted above. A nightly fee of $10.50 plus tax applies per rollaway. Cribs are pack and play style and are free of charge. Please let us know if a rollaway or crib is needed when making your reservations.

  • We do not have electric air conditioning in the Colter Bay cabins, however, fans are available upon request and at an altitude of  6,887 feet (2,093 meters) and with cool afternoon breezes, electric air conditioning is rarely requested. 

  • All cabins are pet-friendly.  View Pet Fees & National Park Pet Regulations

  • Wildlife is prevalent in Grand Teton. Please review all food storage and animal safety guidelines.

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. Please note, Tent Cabins do not provide any type of electrical outlet.


Wildlife is prevalent in the park. Please follow all food storage and animal safety guidelines during your stay.


For the 2019 season we will be open May 24 - September 1.

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.
  • Parking is available at your cabin, but oversized vehicles are not permitted. Oversized parking is available within a 5-10 minute walk.

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.


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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 Comfort Food - Including Barbecue and a Salad Bar $$$

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.


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Cafe Court Pizza, Salad and Subs $$

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.


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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:


We also offer a variety of activities in the nearby area. Our complimentary guest shuttle provides transportation to all activity locations as well as Jenny Lake and the town of Jackson.

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  • Shopping
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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, 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.  


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Colter Bay Village Gift Shop No trip to Grand Teton National Park is complete without a souvenier $$$

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.


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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.


Colter Bay Marina is open late May through late September.


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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, the marina, and the Grand Teton Mountain Range.

Hike Heron Pond & Swan Lake Trail $

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.


Hike Hermitage Point $

 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)