Wyoming in north-western USA is a state of breathtaking natural beauty, with a record of inspiring creative minds such as author Annie Proulx, who lived there for 20 years. The small gateway town of Jackson (sometimes referred to as ‘Jackson Hole’, the valley in which it’s located) is a fitting home for a beautiful revamped hotel: The Anvil. From here, it’s only a short journey to reach the gorgeous ski slopes of the surrounding mountains and well-known national parks such as Grand Teton, Yellowstone and the National Elk Refuge.
Combining the look and feel of a general store with the luxury of a traditional hotel lobby, visitors are welcomed into a warm and inviting atmosphere that sets the tone for their stay.
The interiors are undeniably nostalgic, combining old-world glamour reminiscent of the West with the cool chic of the ’50s, the era in which the original structure was built. The golden thread throughout the hotel is its easy, modern sophistication, contrasting cool, dark walls with warm wooden floors and furnishings, natural materials and brass accents.
Designed by New York City-based Studio Tack, each suite is an interpretation of a classic Western lodge, giving attention to details such as pala kilim rugs, and custom-built beds and benches in the rooms.
Arguably one of the biggest attractions of the hotel is the natural beauty it’s surrounded by: few places offer such a picturesque escape. That’s not to say that guests are limited to seeking entertainment outdoors – the hotel is also conveniently situated near urban attractions such as art galleries, boutique stores and restaurants, so there’s plenty for the whole family to do.
Visit the hotel’s website for more on this cool, contemporary Western getaway.