Backstory: Serenity Now

Frazzled by 15 years of big-city living, Amely Greeven finds peace at last in the Wyoming wilderness—our picks for where to go in Jackson Hole.


Low-key and unpretentious, Jackson Hole is a place to don a Stetson and get your fingernails dirty. But that doesn’t mean it’s all about cowboy bars and dude ranches. We offer a few gems that are quietly bringing modern style to this wild frontier.

STAY The discreet and ultraluxurious Amangani hotel feels like a stunningly tranquil private home, with breathtaking Teton views outside and an interior that fuses Eastern minimalism with Wild West ruggedness (

Both eco- and family-friendly, Hotel Terra offers easy access to Grand Teton Park, the hip Il Villaggio Osteria bistro, and the Chill Spa, which uses Australia’s botanically based USPA products to drench altitude-weathered skin in nature’s most healing ingredients (

EAT & DRINK Locals (and visiting celebs) devour organic food and drinks at the laid-back Lotus Café (

Atelier Ortega

Tucked in a small strip mall, Atelier Ortega offers world-class chocolate, and innovative pastries give even the hardiest cowgirls a cacao high (

After dark, head to the sexy boîte Koshu Wine Bar, which serves the best cocktails in town alongside well-edited wines, pan-Asian food, and regular DJs (

SHOP Browse the eclectic mix of global fashion brands and gorgeous modern jewelry at the Rodeo boutique’s two locations in the area (

Rodeo Boutique

WEAR A sexy T-shirt from local enviro gang TreeFight supports the Tetons’ coolest cause—and might just have you passing for a native (