Although it’s located amidst the park’s marquis vistas and trails, Jenny Lake Lodge sits apart from the buzzing crowds and feels like a quiet ranch. The 37 chinked-log cabins are quaint and cozy—but they don’t need to be bigger, because you’ll want to spend your time taking in the views from your porch chair or pedaling one of the lodge’s loaner bikes on the mountain-flanked path that stretches all the way to Jackson.
Some cabins offer mountain views, as do the windowside tables in the dining room. Chef Josh Conrad’s standards are high: A new offsite greenhouse produces flavorful veggies, the on-site butcher and baker mean that key foods are super-fresh, and the execution is far from rote. A knowledgeable sommelier is on hand to offer pairing advice, and a Chef’s Table option lets diners tack on two whimsical courses to their dinner—for no extra charge.