Answers from Our Experts (1)
First things first: Even though spelled like it rhymes with “fort,” The Wort Hotel — located in Jackson Hole — is pronounced (in proper Jacksonese) as “The Wirt hotel.” Pronunciation lesson out of the way, The Wort has a good central location. It is a half-block from Jackson Hole’s famous elk-antler-arched Town Square on one of the city’s main streets, Broadway Avenue. Downtown Jackson Hole’s best restaurants, like The Kitchen and Snake River Grill, are only a few minutes’ walk away. The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, which does free Western swing lessons at 7 p.m. every Thursday and has live music most weekends, is around the corner. Just across the street from the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel in the Wort Plaza is a patisserie, Coco Love, run by culinary Olympian Oscar Ortega, who makes the best bonbons you’ll ever have. Jackson Hole Airport is a quick 15-minute drive from The Wort. The southern entrance to Grand Teton National Park is 20 minutes away, and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, which is one of the country’s top ski areas, is also 20 minutes away, but in a different direction than the park.