Wyoming: the tenth-largest but least populous of all the US states. It's also home to one of the most-photographed mountains in the country and a ski resort that routinely finds its way onto best-of lists. All together, the 44th state, with the Teton Range above and Jackson Hole providing the powdery face shots, makes for one heck of a vacation destination.
Escape to The Lexington at Jackson Hole Hotel & Suites, right in the thick of Jackson, for a one-night stay for two in a Courtyard Room, which features one king or two queen beds with a pillow-top mattress, a flat-screen TV, and Wi-Fi.
Hop on the ski shuttle to Teton Village and hit the slopes, boasting 450 inches of annual snowfall. "Knee-deep powder and a backdrop of the soaring Grand Tetons greets skiers at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort," says Frommer's. "Steep slopes and challenging drop-offs are the norm at this resort, a favorite among enthusiasts."
Be sure to explore Grand Teton National Park, where trails lead hikers and horseback riders through dense aspen groves, deep valleys, and shallow creek beds. Get in tune with nature and take a snowshoeing tour through the backcountry, where moose significantly outnumber people.
After a long day of outdoor activity, relax in the indoor hot tub or heated pool before heading to Snake River Grill. Try the Parmesan-truffled shoestring potatoes and elk osso buco, or a New York steak served with a Yukon potato baked in sea salt and topped with blue-cheese butter. Fiddle around town after dinner and stop by the lobby for a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie and a cup of hot chocolate before getting cozy in your room.
The next morning, indulge in a spread of hearty breakfast dishes, like handmade waffles, biscuits with gravy, ham-and-cheese croissants, fruit, yogurt, and cereal. You'll need it: After all the action the Cowboy State affords, you'll need a meal fit for, well, a cowboy.
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The Lexington at Jackson Hole Hotel & Suites
A One-Night Stay for Two, Full Breakfast for Two, and Round-Trip Airport and Ski Shuttle Service
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