Winter sport enthusiasts and nature lovers can find everything they dream about at Caldera House, in the heart of Wyoming, United States. Located at the foot of mountain slopes and at the door of Grand Teton National Park, the hotel is an ideal starting point for exploring the area, where mountains and lakes make up a sublime landscape.
With only eight suites – each with several bedrooms, balconies and a chef’s kitchen – Caldera House is nestled in a beautiful chalet, giving it the feel of a private residence. Elegant and relaxed, sophisticated and comfortable, the interior spaces were designed by two renowned organisations.
Los Angeles-based design studio Commune was in charge of the public areas, while local firm Carney Logan Burke worked on the design of the suites. European style and American craftsmanship meet in pieces of furniture and lighting by designers including George Nakashima, Jean Prouve, Lindsey Adelman and Axel Vervoordt.
Some of the most famous ski resorts in Europe (such as St Moritz in the 1950s, Gstaad in the ’60s and Cortina d’Ampezzo in the ’70s) were sources of inspiration. However, Caldera House owner Wesley Edens, along with his friends and coowners Michael Novogratz, David Barry and Randal Nardone, also wanted the chalet to reflect the rugged spirit of the American West, to pay tribute to the area and the local culture, both through the decor and atmosphere.
The spacious suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows, wood-burning fireplaces and outdoor patios with hot tubs and exceptional mountain views. Equipped with heated floors, steam showers and large soaking tubs, the master bathrooms are havens of peace where guests can relax at the end of a busy day.
The hotel is also home to Italian restaurant Old Yellowstone Garage, a Jackson Hole institution that has started a new chapter with Caldera House. Another food venue, Southcable Cafe, is perfect for a morning or afternoon break. A spa, fitness centre and yoga studio are also available to guests. Operated by local ski legend Gov Carrigan, the on-site ski shop The Mudroom offers the opportunity to obtain equipment needed to enjoy different types of outdoor activities in winter.
For more on Caldera House, visit https://calderahouse.com
Good to know
The Grand Teton National Park, located next to the hotel, offers over 300km of hiking trails across a wide range of terrain and landscapes.
A variety of different wood tones gives a feeling of cosiness in every nook, while high ceilings accentuate the open and spacious feel in the hotel.
The sophisticated design of the suites evokes a sleek and stylish atmosphere.
On the third ﬂoor, guests have access to the exclusive Members Lounge, which features a club-like interior and an outdoor patio facing the mountains.
Text KARINE MONIE photos DOUGLAS FRIEDMAN