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Mountain Majesty

By Andrew Stone
Posted On Oct 07, 2016
Mountain Majesty

The great outdoors bring inner peace at Amangani in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. 

The glorious Amangani Resort & Spa (amangani.com) in Jackson Hole, Wyoming provides a peaceful retreat, inviting reflection and adventure within the cradle of the American West. (Appropriately, “aman” means peace in Sanskrit and “gani” is the Native American Shoshone word for home.) A 30-minute drive from the Jackson Hole Airport, this redwood-and-sandstone structure sits at the edge of East Gros Ventre Butte. Its 40 suites and on-property homes offer comforts aplenty—fireplaces, woven cowhide chairs, and top-tier electronics—while sizable windows reveal the vast Grand Teton Mountain Range, the Snake River Range, and the famed Teton Pass in the distance.

Once settled in, you quickly find a route to bliss—naps in window-adjacent day beds or newspapers on your private deck.  The property’s bar and grill uses local ranch meats, fresh-caught fish, and organic produce to compose healthy, hearty offerings. A rustic lounge area, library, and art gallery reside on-property, as does a top-of-the-line fitness center where yoga instruction and weight training are available. Meanwhile,  Amangani’s  world-renowned, redwood-paneled spa is a must. Many spa services use the resort’s signature scent, lemongrass, while sage brings a healing element to massages and body wraps. A heated outdoor pool made of quartzite is open all year, as is the sizable, al fresco whirlpool.

While there’s much to be enjoyed on premises, the nearby terrain begs to be explored. Whether you’re up for watching wolves and elk, taking a day in Yellowstone National Park, enjoying a half-day tour of Grand Teton National Park, horseback riding and mountain biking in the warmer months, or dog-sledding and snowshoeing in the winter, the wild is yours to savor. Healing, transformation, and connection are the roots of Amangani, after all. It’s a peaceful home, if we’ve ever seen one.