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Jackson Hole’s only National Historic Hotel of America and on the National Register of Historic Places, The Wort Hotel opened in 1941 when downtown’s street were still dirt. The dirt is long gone, but little else has changed on the hotel’s exterior, including the red rock trim the Wort brothers quarried themselves in the Gros Ventre (pronounced “Gro Vont” in Jacksonese) Mountains bounding the east side of Jackson Hole. The interior at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel is another story though: Fili D’oro linens; a permanent art collection with nearly 100 original pieces (some of which are used in six roomy, themed suites) by Western and wildlife artists; rich, deep colors; hand-carved suite doors and custom wooden furniture; and double-pillow-top mattresses are recent additions. Altogether, you get an Old World rustic Western elegance you can’t find anywhere else in the valley.