Wild West meets world-class cuisine in an unincorporated village near Jackson Hole.
One of Jackson Hole’s unincorporated villages, Wilson exudes the warmth of a small town and the flavor of the Wild West. Day-trippers take on the nearby Teton Range in spring. Area code is 307.
1 When you come to the log cabin topped by a 15-foot trout, you’ve found Nora’s Fish Creek Inn, winner of a 2012 James Beard American Classics Award. Dig into the green salsa–smothered huevos rancheros with a side of sticky sweet rolls and you’ll understand why. 733-8288.
2 If you take Introduction to Rodeo, a two-hour, hands-on course for would-be wranglers ages 5 and up, you can learn to weave around the barrels and rope a calf dummy while maintaining your horse’s stride. 215-3120, introductiontorodeo.com.
3 At the Teton Raptor Center, located at the historic Hardeman Ranch, lock eyes with a great horned owl, a golden eagle, a peregrine falcon, or a red-tailed hawk while learning about the center’s work rehabilitating injured birds. Call ahead to schedule an appointment. 203-2551, tetonraptorcenter.org.
4 Dine on world-class cuisine without borders at Stiegler’s Austrian Restaurant & Copper Bar, where chef Peter Stiegler serves inventive takes on Hungarian goulash and a Wiener schnitzel that will ruin you for all others. 733-1071.
5 Mingle with cowboys and hippies, skiers and dancers at the Stagecoach Bar, whose raucous history inspired an award-winning 2014 documentary. 733-4407, stagecoachbar.net.
This article was first published in Spring 2015. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.