Want to step out of the traditional bachelorette box? Trade the bright lights of Las Vegas for fresh mountain air and jaw-dropping views in Jackson Hole. Set your sights on Amangani, where white water rafting and horseback riding replace raucous pool parties, and instead of tequila shots you can indulge in pampering pursuits. Sounds pretty awesome, right? And that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. No matter what time of year you visit, this bucket-list resort will steal your heart. Here are eight reasons to your host your bachelorette party at Amangani.
Perched at an elevation of 7,000 feet, Amangani serves up a major wow factor. Whether you’re hanging out in the lounge watching the sunset over the Teton Range or sitting on your private terrace staring up at the starry sky, unspoiled panoramas make you stop and slow down for a while. And that sense of calm is exactly what you want—err, need—on vacation, especially during wedding planning.
True to form, this Aman outpost promises an incredible experience from start to finish. And hospitality is a big part of that. The staff goes above and beyond in every way with personalized, detail-oriented service. Plus, the knowledgeable concierges can organize any activity you desire. But more on that in a minute...
From architecture to decor, the entire resort seamlessly integrates the area’s heritage and five-star luxury. Rooms and suite radiate full-on Jackson Hole vibes with soaking tubs and fireplaces. Sumptuous carpeting flows throughout the guest quarters and communal spaces.
Like everything else at Amangani, the cuisine exudes a sense of place. Think: sustainable meats from regional ranches and seasonal produce. And where you eat is just as special as what you eat. You can chow down in the dining room or library; if the weather permits, savor lunch on the sun deck or by the infinity pool; and if you’re too tired to get out of your jammies, the staff will deliver dinner to your suite.
Mesmerizing mountains, verdant meadows, crystalline rivers, sprawling forests, and wildlife refuges—there’s no doubt Jackson Hole corners the market on natural beauty. And how you experience all this majesty is totally up to you. Amangani has so many spellbinding excursions, you’ll want to come back every season just to try ’em all.
Visiting in the summer? Animal enthusiasts won’t want to miss the chance to see bison, elk, moose, bald eagles, and wolves on a wildlife sighting expedition led by an in-house naturalist.
Yes, your Insta feed will def get a boost on your bachelorette—that’s never been up for debate—but visitors with a true passion for the art of taking pics and those who are doing it for the ’gram can sign up for photography tours.
The property is within driving distance of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, home to some of the most scenic hiking, well, anywhere. (Pro tip: Pack a water bottle, snacks, sunscreen, and bear spray.) In terms of logistics, you can book transportation through the resort. Alternately, as part of the BMW Test Drive program, guests can hit the open road in either a X6 or 7 Series. This is a great option because it gives you tons of scheduling flexibility.
Jackson Hole gets approximately 400 inches of fresh powder annually and Amangani offers guests access to over 2,470 acres of slopes. Winter is prime time for skiing and snowboarding, and dog sledding is another seasonal standout. Daredevils looking for an adrenaline rush can try heli-skiing.
Amangani means “peaceful home.” This sense of serenity comes to life not only through the scenery but also the wellness programming. With the big day on the horizon, maintaining a workout regimen is a must. And that certainly won’t be a problem here. The redwood-paneled exercise room features state-of-the-art cardio and weightlifting equipment along with motivating mountain vistas. Across the hall is a fitness studio with mats, bolsters, and blocks, and you can even book private yoga and Pilates classes. Don't forget the on-site personal trainers! We love the idea of an early morning sweat session before an afternoon sightseeing.
Sure, you could jet off to some European retreat, or simply head to the Aman Spa. After hours of exploration, your gals will be stoked to unwind with a steam followed by a restorative ritual such as a hot stone massage with rocks from the nearby Snake River or an alpine glow salt scrub. And did we mention there’s a heated outdoor pool and jacuzzi?
You already know that Amangani is surrounded by pristine beauty. But it’s also conveniently located less than 15 minutes from the town of Jackson. For a little retail therapy, check out the quaint western-themed shops. (Pop over to Mountain Dandy to pick up a present for your hubby-to-be.) You’ll also find an array of restaurants and bars. Beer enthusiasts should make a beeline to Roadhouse Brewing Co. for a tasting at the newly-opened tap room.