Read on to hear what our innkeepers have been up to this winter to prepare for spring…
It's been a cold and blustery winter in the Pacific and Rocky Mountain West, and every property has seen its fair share of rain, sleet, snow–or all of the above. But we don’t let that get us down! While many of our guests have been bundled up tight–hitting the slopes, or enjoying other winter activities–our mighty Innkeepers and development team have been busy at work.
As the sun peaks through and the ground begins to thaw, it will be fair-weather-road-trip-days before you know it. To celebrate the return of vitamin D and good times for all, we’re offering you a special discount for bookings locked in before the end of March. To get that Spring discount, (and future offers) make sure to sign up for our newsletter.
We’re so excited to share what we’ve been working on to ensure your stay will be better than ever! And what better way to keep you in the loop, than straight from the Innkeeper's mouth…
COTTONWOOD CAMP | Fort Smith, Montana
There were quite a few transitions this past season. Fishing adapted to the seasonal change in the area–but we continued to enjoy regular drifts down to Bighorn and Mallards, as the sport had been even better (and will continue to be) this year. Anglers and hunters from all over stopped by Cottonwood Camp to rest their heads and gear up for some big sporting action.
Outside of big fun on the Bighorn, we’ve been heavy in renovations and updates. But outside of developing the property, Cottonwood Camp has also been building relationships. Sgt. Jacoby of Cottonwood Camp, (our commanding Innkeeper), was honored to sit at the table this Winter with the Crow counsel.
"I had the privilege of accompanying the Crow counsel on a buffalo hunt. Corporal Percy and I were able to get a buffalo with the council's blessing and we donated a good portion of meat to the local church in Hardin to be distributed to kids/families in need."
-Innkeeper, Sgt. Chad Jacoby
The importance of relationships goes beyond just guests; it’s sitting with your local community. We are honored. Cottonwood Camp was proud to keep with the theme of giving, in their participation in Toys for Tots; which is to be a new tradition for the Camp and JET. Outside of relationship building and giving? We’ve ACTUALLY been building.
Cottonwood Camp officially has glamping tents for spring and summer! We can hardly wait to open them up in the coming weeks for spring fishermen! It’s a cozy stay in the great outdoors, with lots of space, no hassle or set-up mess. And don’t forget–all your stays come with a generous space for boat parking or storage, large vehicles, and trailers.
PACIFIC DUNES RESORT | Copalis Beach, Washington
Get away to salty seas and sandy dunes on the Washington Coast, where glamping and clamming reign supreme. Pacific Dunes Resort, on the Olympic Peninsula, beckons you to come to stay! As winter passes, and spring rushes in–it’s still the perfect time for a stormy beach weekend. (A little romance anyone?)
After wrapping up another successful razor clamming season, Pacific Dunes is getting ready for peak spring and summer travel. (Where everyone from Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, and beyond comes rushing to the sea for some welcome relaxation.) With the addition of brand new glamping tents and a tiny home village this past year too–it's perfect for groups and large excursions.
Pacific Dunes Innkeepers have been going hard to add even more magic out at the dunes as well. Have you been saying, "I love the Dunes–but if there was just coffee onsite..." or, "Boy, a central check-in and hang would be sweet!". Next month will wrap up the conclusion of a huge addition. The conversion of the ‘Ole’ Clamming Shack’ to a new mercantile, lobby, and coffee bar! (Did we mention there will be coffee?) The space will feature shoppable items and space to relax and check in for your stay. Wavy man,
TETON PEAKS RESORT | Tetonia, Idaho
Sitting on a generous 5.5 acres in the charming Teton Valley, of Idaho, (less than an hour away from Jackson Hole, Wyoming), is Teton Peaks Resort. It’s a central hub for all things outdoors in central America–fall, winter, spring, and summer. Our property is near some of the country’s greatest sites for spring and summer activity–Yellowstone Park, Grand Teton National Park, and more.
As the temps dropped this winter, guests have flocked to enjoy all sorts of winter sports; snowmobiling, snowshoeing, Nordic and cross-country skiing, as well as downhill skiing and of course–ripping powder a la snowboard. Far out dude. The temps vary greatly in the valley, frequently getting down into the chilly 20s. But that doesn’t stop powder chasers from some of the best mountain experiences in the West.
It also doesn’t stop our hard-working Innkeepers. While the guests have been at play, Tory and Josh have been chipping away at winterization projects before peak park and travel season hits the valley. With help from their fellow Innkeepers from Sacajawea Inn, they wrapped corrugated steel sliding on the back of the buildings and skirted all the tiny homes for the winter. (This means they are set and ready for spring/summer.)
We’re also delighted to debut a brand new remodel of the bathhouse for all our RV goers and Glampers. Fresh paint, new showers, and updated floors will pack a major difference for guests this coming season. Have you seen the mural??? We can’t wait for you to experience it in person. (Kudos to Tory–Innkeeper, and artist.)
SACAJAWEA INN | Salmon, Idaho
Lovely Salmon Valley is the birthplace of Sacajawea herself, as well as a wealth of natural wonders. It’s a base for all things outdoor adventure–all year round–too. This past winter was a successful hunting season in the Salmon area. Everyone with a tag from near and far filled their coolers and freezers to the hilt from their hunts in the Salmon region.
Sacajawea Inn has been busy with updates and renovations too! We’ve continued our updates to the Bungalow rooms, while still leaving the original charm like wall murals and stuffed Jackalopes. Yes. Jackalopes. The team has also been hard at work preparing the space for glamping tents and tiny homes late in the year.
As the trees get ready to bud, we can’t help but begin dreaming of white water excursions and some fine fishing. Don’t forget the hot springs too! Book now while you can. Seriously–this place fills up fast. And wherever you stay as a weary traveler in Salmon–we welcome you to create community at the inn.
“Our fire pit is open for new friends and great conversations that will continue for years to come.” -Innkeeper, Rahel Parent
COLUMBIA POINT RESORT | Kettle Falls, Washington
Nestled amongst the wooded peaks and shining waters of Lake Roosevelt, Columbia Point Resort awaits. Located in the heart of Lake Roosevelt’s National Recreation Area, just 30 miles from the Canadian border, this scenic resort offers a host of delights. And soon there will be one more in the Kettle Falls family! This winter, JET Hospitality acquired another nearby property, Lazy Lake. (You’ll be hearing about it a lot more a little later this year.)
Along with annual winter care and maintenance–our Innkeepers Mark and Amanda have continued with a host of renovations and upgrades in housing; for guests AND our fair feathered friends. That’s right, the CPR flock, (our local hens famous for delivering farm-fresh eggs to guests and the community at large), got a new coop to keep them cozy and snug. We also built a brand new privacy fence and expanded some of the property amenities in preparation for spring gardening. #upickveggies
The lifeblood of our business is hospitality with heart, and it is without a doubt inspired by our people and our properties. Forget the popularity contest, we're here for the personable moments and memories. Don’t forget to share your experiences with our team, community, and family. We love to know about your stay, and can’t tell you how grateful we are that you continue to choose us. Spring is near, and we look forward to seeing you out in the sunshine, and out at a JET location soon!