For a place defined by some of America’s most majestic terrain, Wyoming’s Jackson Hole had humble beginnings. The grassy valley carved by the Snake River and completely surrounded by towering mountains was home to beaver trappers, mountaineers, and Native American peoples in the 1800s. Following the area’s designation as a national monument in 1948, it became the location of a scientific research center. Although it was a magnet for wildlife-viewing, the park seemed like the country’s best-kept secret. Ultimately, it evolved into a world-class recreational destination, known for sweeping natural beauty, exclusive resorts, and the planet’s largest herd of elk, which graze there year-round.
Opened in summer 2018, Caldera House offers considered luxury befitting such a grand environment. With the Teton Range to the west and the Gros Ventre Range to the east, every detail of the eight-suite escape takes inspiration from the view. With over $100M invested in building vision into reality, owner Wesley Edens enlisted friends (co-owners Michael Novogratz, David Barry, and Randal Nardone) and two award-winning design firms, Los Angeles-based Commune and Jackson-based CLB Architects, to follow the call of the wild.
The result? An intimate modern chalet with four 1,500-square-foot, two-bedroom suites and four 5,000-square-foot, four-bedroom suites, complete with chef’s kitchens.
Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in the heart of Teton Village, a 30-minute drive from Jackson Hole Airport.
Keys: Up to 60 guests; four two-bedroom suites and four four-bedroom suites.
Meeting Spaces: The Gallery offers private event space, while suites at Caldera House can be utilized for presentations, talks, group breakout sessions, cocktail parties, intimate dinners, and more.
Dining: Old Yellowstone Garage (cozy modern Italian); Southcable Café (casual dining, located next to the Jackson Hole Aerial Tram); in-suite dining, including private dinners; members’ lounge (open in winter for hotel guests and club members, and available outside of ski season for special events).
Amenities: Caldera House Spa & Athletic Club; Mudroom sport shop; over 50 activities including naturalist-guided Yellowstone Hike and Helicopter Tour, Holistic Mountain Healing mind-body experience, Jackson Through the Lens wildlife photography expedition, via ferrata climbing and whitewater rafting, plus attractions like Teton Raptor Center and Granite Hot Springs.
Price: From $2,500/night