Jackson Lake Lodge was a convenient base camp for exploring Grand Teton and Yellowstone. Staying onsite at a National Park is always a mixed bag. The properties are a fascinating glimpse back to the time and styles of when they were built with pretty basic sleeping accommodations and no/few modern amenities. That said, the location cannot be beat and the views of the Tetons are magnificent. We enjoyed the stunning scenery from Lunch Tree Hill, an easy hiking trail accessed from the lodge, and at the Blue Heron Restaurant, which has great cocktails, a good selection of local beers and a small menu that met the needs of the omnivores, vegetarians and picky eaters in our family. We also had a nice dinner in the Mural Room - however the views are eclipsed by the current restoration that the property had notified us of in advance. Other highlights include the outdoor pool and play area that we’re a welcome relief to our kids after a long car ride. We also made a drive (6 miles or so) to Signal Mountain Lodge for a really good breakfast at the Trapper Grill. It’s casual with a deck overlooking the lake. They had a nice gift shop and The Peaks Restaurant and Dead Man’s Bar on-site look like fun options for the evening. We’ll try them next time.