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Hotel Terra: The Green Jewel of Jackson Hole
Hotel Terra: The Green Jewel of Jackson HoleNov 30, 2008

What do you get when you combine world-renowned skiing, natural outdoor beauty, and luxurious spa accommodations with sustainability, conservation, and eco-living? The result is Hotel Terra Jackson Hole – Wyoming’s first LEED certified hotel and the area’s premier destination for luxury resort accommodations.

The first ‘eco-boutique’ hotel from the Terra Resort Group, Hotel Terra opened in February of 2008 and has already gained widespread recognition for offering the ultimate in luxury travel without neglecting the environment. The eco resort gained a place on the 2008 ‘It List’, compiled by Travel + Leisure, and was also named ‘Hot Hotel 2008’ by Conde Nast Traveler.

What makes Hotel Terra an extraordinary destination?

The exquisite natural surroundings; the premier location; lavish, organic spa treatments; complimentary fair trade coffee – the finest boutique amenities and detailed attention to both environmental and personal health are what make Hotel Terra unique.

Director of Marketing, Samantha Denny, says, “We have such a comprehensive commitment (to the environment) — from recycled shingles on the roof, to low flow and dual flush water systems that save 35% of our water annually, to in room recycling…all of this in addition to our LEED certified building. I am very proud of our food waste composting program and our state of the art technology that allows for energy savings.”

Terra Resort Group is one of the first in the nation to take luxury travel to this level of sustainability, thanks to Director of Sustainability Ashley Morgan. Every hotel operation is carefully reviewed, from the vendors supplying linens to the process of waste disposal, to ensure the most efficient and environmentally sound practices.

What’s your ‘Terra style’?

Whether you’re craving a romantic weekend getaway, complete with a sleigh ride through the woods, or a week hitting the slopes of Jackson Hole with friends, Hotel Terra has the ideal room or suite for your stay. One, two, and three bedroom suites offer all the comforts of home – including private baths for each bedroom, iHome docking stations, daily organic coffee, full kitchens, and private terraces. Traditional guest rooms and spacious, modern urban studios are also available.

Each room is stocked with towels and bathrobes made of organic cotton and 100% organic bath products, but the one of a kind Terra Bed is perhaps the most intriguing amenity. Custom designed by natural mattress expert, Vivetique, the Terra Bed is made with natural, renewable materials that are free of toxins and chemicals that can cause allergies and sickness without sacrificing ultimate comfort. Organic cotton linens are the final touch to the pure and revitalizing Terra sleep experience.

Eco luxury doesn’t end with the 72 elegant guest rooms. Chill Spa offers organic facials, natural aromatherapy massages, and a rooftop hot tub with magnificent mountain views. Two onsite restaurants provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as room service – Terra Café serves gourmet crepes and organic breakfast selections, while Osteria features fresh Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner. The knowledgeable concierge service can help you plan the rest of your time, from exploring Yellowstone to wildlife watching at the nearby National Elk Refuge.

Winter is the perfect season for a trip to Jackson Hole, whether you’re seeking adventure in the snow or all natural pampering with a view. The Ski Green Package, available until April 4, 2009, is the eco-conscience ski lover’s dream vacation. Enjoy 4 nights lodging at Hotel Terra, a fresh breakfast for two at Terra Café to start your day, and 3 lift tickets for Jackson Hole’s best skiing.

Schedule your stay at Hotel Terra between December 15, 2008 and March 15, 2009 and take advantage of the Ecoluxe Package. Travel by snow coach to take in the beauty of Yellowstone National Park one day of your 3-night visit and enjoy private ski lessons and skiing on the other. The package also includes a romantic dinner with your own private chef and a pampering 90 minute couples massage.

If you’re searching for an eco luxury resort but aren’t planning to visit Jackson Hole, stay on the lookout for the next Hotel Terra. “We intend to create a collection of these eco-boutique style hotels,” states Denny. High green standards will continue to be implemented in Terra’s future.

By Danielle Bullard

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