Destination guide

Wilson's warm hospitality

This quaint town lies along the Teton Pass in Wyoming and draws in travelers with the promise of outdoor activities, historic attractions, delicious local food and warm hospitality. An early pioneer in the late 19th century was Elijah Nicholas Wilson who, interestingly, had grown up with a Native American tribe in his youth and wrote a book about his experiences. One of the highlights of staying in a Wilson vacation rental is the easy access to the Grand Teton National Park. Its 300,000 or so acres of alpine lakes, mountainous meadows, fertile valleys and towering peaks should not be missed.

Things to do

Birds of prey in Wilson

For kids of all ages, a visit to the Teton Raptor Center is a must. Located along West Highway 22, the fascinating organization housed in a red barn and run by ecologists, biologists and volunteers helps nurse birds of prey back to full health before releasing them into the wild. Kids will love the resident birds, which can include great horned owls, golden eagles and red-tailed hawks, and which they can see up close. Afterwards, pop into the famous Pearl Street Bagels which serves numerous different varieties of theses delicious East Coast treats.

Activities

Reconnect with nature

For those seeking to leave the bustle of city life and reconnect with nature, Wilson fits the bill. When the sun is out and the days are long, you can lace up your boots to walk along the Old Pass Road and up to the Teton Pass admiring bubbling springs and carpets of colorful wildflowers along the way. For those looking for something a little more adrenaline-inducing, stay in a Wilson vacation rental during winter and you can cross-country ski along the exciting well-groomed trails that meander through the nearby parks.

Weather

Rugged and wild

This part of Wyoming is engrossingly rugged and wild, and so is the weather which can see all 4 seasons in one day. While you hike through the might Grand Teton National Park, you'll need to carry warm clothes even in summer. But don't let that put you off embarking on an adventure. When the skies are clear, you can bask in beautiful sunshine and when the weather changes, pull out your camera for awe-inspiring photography opportunities backed by towering granite peaks. Winter is cold, but the hospitality of the people of Wilson is always warm, whatever the season.

Natural features

The mighty Grand Teton

The Grand Teton National Park encompasses much of the vast Teton Range. It's close to all of the Wilson vacation rentals, and when you arrive you'll be treated to a wild and pristine mountain landscape of bubbling streams, snow-capped peaks and flower covered plains. While grizzly bears, mountain lions and wolves tend to be fairly elusive, it's hard not to miss the huge herds of hardy bison, moose and elk which roam the foothills. Look out for otters playfully swimming along the rivers, beautiful golden mantled ground squirrels and busy beavers.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Wilson

Fly into Jackson Hole, WY (JAC), the closest airport, located 10.1 mi (16.2 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Wilson?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,155 vacation rentals near Wilson. From 371 Houses to 78 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Wilson for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Wilson?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Wilson:

  • John Dodge: 203 vacation rentals
  • Granite Ridge: 150 vacation rentals
  • Teton Pines: 260 vacation rentals
  • Grand Targhee Resort: 311 vacation rentals
  • Sage Hen: 17 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Wilson?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Wilson. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Teton Pass: 1,270 vacation rentals
  • Teton Raptor Center: 1,112 vacation rentals
  • Cowboy Up Hang Gliding: 1,127 vacation rentals
  • Snake River: 1,232 vacation rentals
  • Jackson Hole Mountain Resort: 1,323 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Wilson listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Wilson?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 371 Houses in Wilson. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Wilson include:

  • Cabins: 78 rentals available
  • Cottages: 78 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 487 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Wilson?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 219 vacation rentals with pool available in Wilson. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.