In the heart of Grand Teton National Park you'll find unique lakeside lodging at Signal Mountain Lodge - the only lakefront accommodations in the park. As the only lakefront lodging inside of the park, we have compiled a list below of Frequently Asked Questions, to better help you plan your trip to Signal Mountain Lodge to explore the Grand Tetons.
Q: Do you take reservations for the campgrounds?
A: No, the Signal Mountain Campground and the Lizard Creek Campground are only available on a first-come, first-served basis. In the peak season (mid-June through mid-August) the Signal Mountain Campground typically fills by around 9:00 am and the Lizard Creek Campground typically fills by around 12:00 noon. At other times of the summer the campgrounds do fill up at varying times so it is best to arrive as early in the day as possible.
Q: Are the Lakefront retreats really on the lake?
A: Yes, the Lakefront Retreats sit on a hill along the shore of Jackson Lake approximately 100 feet back from the lake's high water mark.
Q: Have any of the units been remodeled?
A: Yes, all of the Lakefront Retreats were remodeled in 2014. The Country Rooms, Deluxe Country Rooms, the One Room Bungalow, and the Two Room Bungalow were remodeled in 2015. The Home Away From Home was remodeled in 2016.
Q: What kind of amenities do the guest rooms have?
A: Each guest room has linens, a full-private modern bath, electric heat, phone, and carpeting. Some of our rooms have fireplaces, refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, kitchenettes, and hair dryers. There are no televisions allowed in guest rooms in Grand Teton National Park, but we hope you'll be able to unplug and relax with the natural setting while you stay with us in the park.
Q: Can I bring my pet with me?
A: With the exception of the Upper Lakefront Retreats and Premier Western Rooms, pets are allowed in our guest rooms. There is a charge of $20 per night for pets. To view Signal Mountain Lodge pet policies, and find information on local groomers, veterinarians, kennels, and supplies, please click here.
Q: How rustic are the cabins?
A: The cabins are older units that date back to the 1930's with original log construction which offer true western flavor. All cabins are fully carpeted, have electric heat, and full modern bathrooms with tub/shower combinations.
Q: Do any of the guest accommodations have air conditioning?
A: Only in our newest rooms, the Premier Western Rooms; however, as temperatures drop significantly at night, air conditioning is not normally needed in the mountains. We do provide a box fan in the units without air conditioning to help with circulation for nights with warm temperatures.
Q: Can I park my large vehicle (RV, boat, trailer, etc.) beside my lodging accommodation?
A: We only allow large vehicles to be parked in our main parking lot which is just a 3-5 minute walk from the lodging accommodations.
Q: Can I use my portable grill or other cooking device in or around my accommodation?
A: Grills and other portable cooking devices are prohibited in or around any lodging accommodation. The accommodations with kitchenettes are the only units where cooking is allowed and must be done so using the facilities provided in the unit. There are picnic areas located in the campground near the lodge where portable grills can be used.
Q: How far is Signal Mountain Lodge from Yellowstone National Park?
A: About 27 miles, about a 45 minute drive, from the South Entrance into Yellowstone.
Q: What is the Signal Mountain Lodge Deposit and Cancellation policy?
A: To guarantee your reservation we require the first night's deposit, including tax. We will send written confirmation after we obtain your deposit. All cancellations regardless of reason (inclement weather, flight changes, travel plan changes, etc…) will be charged a $20 per room administrative fee and are accepted up to 7 days prior to arrival by 11:59 p.m. MDT. Cancellation within 7 days of arrival constitutes full forfeiture of deposit. ANY date changes (including arrival date and departure date) are accepted up to 7 days prior to arrival. Date changes within 7 days of arrival constitutes full forfeiture of deposit. Groups traveling together with a combined total of more than 3 rooms are subject to a 28-day cancellation/change policy, may not book more than 10 rooms combined and must be approved by Management. We do not have restaurant or gathering space for groups. (Note: May and October reservations will be subject to a 3-day cancellation/change policy for reservations of 3 or fewer rooms; admin. fee still applies.)
Q: What is the difference between Jackson and Jackson Hole?
A: Jackson Hole is the valley between the mountain ranges spanning from roughly Yellowstone to the town of Jackson. Jackson is the actual town located at the southern end of the valley.
Q: What environmental awards or recognitions has Signal Mountain Lodge received?
A: In 2003, Signal Mountain Lodge was certified to ISO 14001. Forever Resorts is the first U.S. multi-site hospitality, lodging and marina provider to be certified to ISO 14001:1996 at all of its domestic operations. ISO 14001 is an internationally recognized standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS).
There are many benefits of initiating an EMS in accordance with ISO 14001 including: identifying areas for reduction in energy and other resource consumption; reducing environmental liability and risk; helping maintain consistent compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements; benefiting from regulatory incentives that reward companies showing environmental leadership through certified compliance with internationally recognized EMS standards; preventing pollution and reducing waste; improving community good will; profiting in the market for "green" products and demonstrating commitment to high quality.