Three Perfect (Winter) Dates in Jackson Hole
There is nothing quite like basking in the shadow of the Tetons that stirs up that feeling of romance. The striking scenery in Jackson Hole is the stuff Western movies are made of. Imagine a horse-drawn sleigh sliding across a pristine valley with breathtaking vistas at every turn, and cue the soundtrack. In winter, sunrises and sunsets are remarkably crisp, often painting the horizon with a violet-pink halo on the clearest of days. Snow dust swirls in the fresh mountain air like fairies dancing in the wind while ice crystals shimmer like diamonds upon the frozen landscape. Add in a glimpse of skiers gliding over groomed slopes or a mother moose and calf grazing on willows beside a creek right out your front door and the experience becomes surreal. You will have to pinch yourself to make sure you are not dreaming. It is here that love is in the air.
Now that the scene is set, get ready to explore these three perfect dates in Jackson Hole’s enchanting winter playground.
Date 1: Just Desserts – A Perfectly Sweet Way to Ignite Romance
Keep it simple and delicious for the sweet-tooth connoisseur with a date that is just right.
This sweet date starts with setting a perfect fire — the kind you can light with just one match. Whether your fireplace is indoors in the heart of a cozy living room or outdoors in a snow- packed firepit, once lit, the warmth and glow create an atmosphere of anticipation. Festive candles set upon the mantle or string lights sparkling among tree branches add to the luminous ambiance. But the real star of this date is the S’more!
Who doesn’t like watching a fluffy marshmallow swell and bubble at the end of a stick melting over the heat of orange embers? The ritual is kinetic and engaging, and conjures up memories of bygone childhood days when cares were few and delight came easy.
Once your marshmallow is toasted to perfection, you’ll want to enlist the help of your sweetheart to sandwich your marshmallow between two freshly baked graham cracker cookies layered with rich chocolate.
Eating the entire S’more is the sweetest part. Take your time, partake, and relish the flavors. Then, repeat. They are called S’mores for a reason!
Get creative with additions of bananas, pretzels, Nutella, and chocolate grahams.
Hand-crafted ingredients can be purchased at Persephone Bakery.
Date 2: A Moveable Feast – An Elevated Picnic Experience
For the outdoor lover, this particular al fresco-styled date signals adventure and luxury, as this picnic is set in a cozy winter igloo.
Simply unfurling a blanket and placing it in a beautiful, secluded spot accompanied with charcuterie and a bottle of bubbly invites romance. The winter version of this is a private, cushy picnic in a heated igloo just off-the-beaten path and curated just for you. Tucked into a grove of willows, aspens, and cottonwoods on the Snake River Ranch, Edge Wyld, a custom picnic service, creates an intimate experience in their clear-bubble dome which is accessed via a lovely quarter-mile snowshoe tour.
It is here in this unique, natural setting, you can enjoy a special time with your loved one. Surrounded by snow, the muted glow of the late-afternoon sun overhead, and a delightful table filled with a festive spread of fresh, local fare, this is a perfect après‑ski date.
This winter picnic in an igloo is pure enchantment.
Date 3: Private Party – A Special Dinner for Two
An idyllic date for the art lover is a private dinner set solely for a couple in the intimate venue of a beautiful art gallery.
This exquisite date is the ultimate romantic dinner with a table for two surrounded by fine art celebrating the natural beauty and wildlife of Jackson Hole through the drawings and paintings of artist Amy Ringholz. Combined with a luscious menu fully customized to perfection, this special experience elevates the meaning of “private party”.
Hosted at Dusk by Ringholz Studios near Jackson’s Town Square, every detail of your date can be tailored to your wishes. For your meal, you can use your favorite private caterer or select one from Dusk’s recommendations which include five-star hospitality experts and specialty chefs who will prepare a magnificent meal to your taste.
Once your menu is arranged, let Dusk help you select the finishing touches from their gorgeous collection of elegant dishes, flatware, glassware, and linens. They will even help you with special-occasion décor, fresh flowers, and candlelight. Just add music and magic. Your date night is set.
This is an unforgettable way to celebrate an anniversary or special occasion, or perhaps, inspire a proposal!
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There is so much to do in Jackson Hole. Rush downriver in a kayak. Ride horseback through a sea of golden grass. Cast a line into water clear as the sky, while the fish flash by like stars. There’s hiking, biking, snowmobiling, and of course, skiing. The Clear Creek Group affiliates with the best service providers in the area, people as passionate as we are about providing great experiences. We can arrange anything imaginable, from backcountry pack trips and heli-skiing to the selection of a personal chef.