This Stylish Jackson Hole Hotel Was Completely Inspired By Its Surroundings
Inside the rustic-meets-modern hotel, The Cloudveil.
Wyoming is one of those places I’d dreamed of visiting, but never had never fully committed to booking. The expansive horizons, the wildlife, and the romanticized idea of rural living (even if just for a few days) was always super appealing and even more so in the age of Covid-19, when nature and open-air experiences became a priority in travel. So, when I was able to finally visit over the summer, I was excited to learn more about the region and explore what it had to offer. I headed to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to stay at the freshly minted hotel, The Cloudveil.
The property is a new lodging option by the Autograph Collection and is one of the few hotels located in the heart of town and actually is the only one directly on Town Square — which if you haven’t been to Jackson, the charming hub is the epicenter of dining, shopping, art galleries, and local entertainment. But, the convenient location of the hotel also allows you to be out of the mix in a matter of minutes, opening up to the vast scale of Grand Teton National Park in what feels like a blink of an eye (or a 10 minute or so drive).
Located in what used to be a former bank and standing stoic on a bustling corner, The Cloudveil, which has 100 rooms including 11 suites, is an architectural wonder that feels both historic and true to the region with modern updates throughout. Completed by CLB Architects, the project took approximately two-and-a-half years to bring to life and the team prioritized opening up the space to create a distinct flow along with areas to gather.
The lobby, for instance, is decked out in elements that speak to the environment and surroundings — all furniture and many of the details were produced by local designers from Wyoming and Montana. Upon check-in, the 10-foot boulder where the receptionists greet guests is quite the beauty and give you the feel for the integration of nature throughout the property. The furnishings are anchored by a stone fireplace and flanked by built-in shelves that display found items, tomes, and other hand-selected pieces by the designers, TruexCullins. It’s a cozy place to relax and unwind or to have a meeting. The lobby flows into the restaurant The Bistro, which is the official restaurant on the property and is French-inspired — serving up delicious classic meals like moules frites, oysters, and burgers — all in a laid-back but stylish setting.
Once you leave the main space, you follow the corridor to the section of the hotel that houses the guest rooms. Each floor has a refillable water station (honestly, a big priority as I’m never without my reusable water bottle) and a trail mix station, which is a lot of fun for kids and adults alike. It allows you to grab snacks for any outdoor activities you’re getting ready for or just pop by for a treat. One of the interesting features in the transitional spaces are the digital art pieces on each floor. Nature videographer Ryan Sheets captured regional animals throughout the course of migration. It’s truly fascinating to watch and quite miraculous to see the detail and subtly of the movement.
The guest rooms come with their own regional touches, too. Many of the items within the room are sourced from local artists and makers. For instance, the custom bed benches were produced by Scott McCulloch of McCulloch Saddlery with art from Kene Sperry, Kevin Chartier, and others throughout.
Additional highlights include an outdoor pool and hot tub, as well as a rooftop which hosts various events all year along with offerings tailored to the season. This winter guests can head up to the rooftop and get snuggled up near the fire pits and enclosed seating area. The hotel also offers experiences like ecology events, transportation to the slopes and around town, and free admission to local museums. There is definitely a lot to see and experience within the walls of the property but one of the biggest thrills of visiting the area is getting into the wild.
When I arrived, the property staff provided detailed recommendations specific to what I was looking for in my experience. The best hiking trails, local restaurants, ecology tours, and of course, wildlife viewing. This saved time researching and planning and after the chat I felt pretty prepared on how to plan my days. I used almost all of their recommendations and would highly recommend you talk to them upon arrival.
I loved being out in nature all day and then coming back to a cozy and stylish place to retreat for dinner and lounging.
Regardless of the season, a trip to Jackson Hole will no doubt be a powerful experience and you’ll leave with a a fresh perspective on the region. And, of course, holing up at The Cloudveil will only make that experience that much sweeter.