Ultratravel U.S.

Fall 2015

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30 ultratravel P erched on the edge of East Gros Ventre Butte in the Jackson Hole valley in northwest Wyoming, and nearly 7,000 feet above sea level, the Amangani resort in the Teton foothills overlooks rolling meadows set against the snow-capped mountain range. The charming cowboy town of Jackson, Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park are all easy picturesque drives away from the resort. As you are welcomed into Amangani's grand entrance, 20 steps sweep dramatically down to the lounge, which features a soaring redwood ceiling, a two-story window wall, wood-burning fireplaces and the most breathtaking views of the majestic mountains. Amangani's sumptuous suites are each an expression of the surrounding countryside that inspires their design, with woven cowhide chairs, faux wolf-fur throws, a roaring fireplace with adjacent daybed for lounging and a soaking tub for two overlooking the mountain valley. From fresh peaches tucked in your picnic basket as you head out for a hike, to fireside movie- night dates in the screening room (including hot fudge sundaes), the attention guests receive at Amangani is personalized to perfection. The Grill offers a cozy vibe and an artisanal menu incorporating local, sustainable ranch meats, fresh fish and seasonal farm-to-table produce. Indulge in the Elk rib eye served with wilted spinach and maple cheddar Yukon potatoes. All four seasons offer outdoor adventures at Amangani. The resort is carpeted in snow from mid- November until spring, when activities such as skiing, snowmobiling, nature treks, dog sledding and white-water rafting are on offer. In warmer weather it's a hiker's playground, with hundreds of trails at Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton at your disposal. In the evenings, head into nearby downtown Jackson to kick up your boots with the locals. The legendary Million Dollar Cowboy Bar is packed with rowdy ranchers and authentic cowboys in their requisite Wranglers and Cattleman hats. This scene is the real deal: Willie Nelson, Glen Campbell and Tanya Tucker have all rocked the house. Grab an ice-cold beer and get ready to two-step. Yeehaw! Kelli Delaney heads to Amangani for an unforgettable getaway in the wilderness of Wyoming. COWBOY CHIC COURTESY OF AMANGANI CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Amangani's winter offerings include snowshoeing and skiing; the resort offers unrivalled views of the Grand Teton mountains; elk, wolves, bears and moose are just some of the animals visitors can expect to see; at Amangani, sweeping mountain views meet luxury accommodations.

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