Binoculars? Check! Camera? Check! Sunblock? Check! Passport? Not required!
Amangani, on the edge of Grand Teton National Park and just 60 miles from Yellowstone National Park, makes it possible to go on safari this summer without even leaving the US.
Amangani’s new Wildlife Experience, a nature safari through some of the West’s most glorious scenery, introduces guests to the array of wildlife that runs free in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. More than 300 species of birds (bald eagles, mountain bluebirds, trumpeter swans and sand hill cranes among them) and big game, such as moose, elk, bison, wolves and bears, come into view with the help of an experienced guide.
Available through August 31, 2009, the Wildlife Experience includes four nights in one of Amangani’s Superior Suites, continental breakfast each morning, airport transfers, a full-day guided expedition through the Jackson Hole Valley and onward to Yellowstone National Park (maximum four participants per vehicle) for $1,700 per person based on double occupancy. Two children under the age of twelve can stay with their parents at no charge (breakfast additional).
The first Aman resort in North America, Amangani opened in October 1998. The 40-suite resort clings to the western edge of East Gros Ventre Butte, some 7,000 feet above sea level and high above the town of Jackson. Amangani is only a 20-minute drive from the Jackson Hole Airport, which is located within the southern boundary of Grand Teton National Park.
All of the suites enjoy mountain and valley views. A deep soaking tub with a window view highlights the large bathroom/dressing area and the twin vanities and shower room are trimmed in slate. Double dressing areas include a full-length mirror, as well as drawers, shelves and open closet space for two. Even the floor is of clear-heart redwood, carrying out the natural and uncontrived message of the resort.
Other resort features include The Grill for inventive American cuisine, a dramatic lobby lounge with a floor-to-ceiling window wall offering dramatic views of the Snake River range, a heated outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool and a spa with a range of massages and services.
For more information and reservations, please visit www.amanresorts.com.
Source: Geoffrey Weill & Associates