This is a review of both Tensleep A2 and Gros Ventre A12. We made a three-night reservation online through Hotels.com for a deluxe condominium in the Gros Ventre building in Teton Village (at the base of the Jackson Hole ski area). Due to some sort of break in communication in an intermediary between Hotels.com and Jackson Hole Resort Lodging (JHRL), JHRL had not received our reservation and had to scramble to find an available condominium for us when we arrived. The Gros Ventre deluxe condominium that we had rented (A12) would have been available, but it had not been cleaned after the previous occupants, so we spent our first night in a similar (but standard-rated rather than deluxe) condominium in the adjacent Tensleep unit (A2). The following morning, we checked-out of A2, and that evening we moved into Gros Ventre A12 for the following two nights. Tensleep A2 is on the ground floor (a few steps up, then a few steps down), with its windows facing the parking lot. It has two bedrooms, one with a queen-sized bed (relatively squeaky, as pointed out by previous reviewers) and a window toward the parking lot, and the other with a bunk bed and no window. The bathroom is nice and roomy (bathtub with shower, sink with good counter space, toilet). The kitchen is nice and functional, with everything you need for cooking. The living room has a wood floor, while the bedrooms have carpet (with some stains in the main bedroom). Although the unit is nice overall, it has neighbors on both sides and above, and the noise carries to some extent through the walls and ceiling. Due to the ground floor location, headlights from cars in the parking lot can shine into the main bedroom. Gros Ventre A12 is rated deluxe; its corner location on the top floor facing the valley makes it more private, and it has nice views to the east. Access is a little harder – something to keep in mind if you have a lot of luggage to carry up the stairs. In terms of size and layout, it is very similar to Tensleep A2, but there is a wall separating the living room from the bathrooms, creating a hallway to the bedrooms. Instead of one larger bathroom, there is one full bath (bathtub with shower, small sink and a toilet), and one half bath (small sink, toilet, washer and dryer). The main bedroom in the corner has no shared walls with other condominiums, and has windows to the east. A previous reviewer thought the mattress was too firm, but that has evidently been remedied with an additional foam topper, and we found the bed to be quite comfortable. The other bedroom has two twin beds and a small window. As in Tensleep A2, the furnishings are clean and in good shape. Not everything about Gros Ventre A12 is impeccable, however. The kitchen counter is made of large travertine tiles with occasional irregularities. There are a few cracks in the kitchen floor tiles and some in the bathrooms; the rest of the condominium has a brown carpet. The inner shower curtain had not been washed for some time and was a bit slimy and off-color toward the bottom. The shower has separate hot and cold valves, with one being non-intuitive (clockwise is open for one, closed for the other), and the hot valve gradually expands and closes as it heats up, necessitating frequent adjustments to maintain the desired temperature. As in Tensleep A2, the bathroom sinks are very low (great for kids, not so great for adults, especially those with bad backs). That said, those problems are minor, and both Tensleep A2 and Gros Ventre A12 may be good choices for many travelers in terms of both the convenience of a full kitchen and the cost (we stayed during one of the least-expensive times of the year, so the price did not seem completely outrageous). If sunlight, views and privacy are important to you, then the somewhat more expensive Gros Ventre A12 may be a good choice. If easy access from your car and lower price is important, then Tensleep A2 may be the better choice. If, like us, you do not get contacted by JHRL with a booking confirmation before your arrival, you may need to check to make sure that they really have your reservation. Also, make sure you know the location of their office as well as their office hours for check-in and check-out (the Teton Village is about half a mile from the Gros Ventre and Tensleep units). Fortunately, the staff at the JHRL office was friendly, helpful and efficient, making our reservation ordeal more bearable.
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Really cozy place. Loved the fireplace and the washer and dryer were so convenient! Would definitely stay again.
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Had a good stay at Teton village this condo is nice and clean and has everything u need for a longer duration stay but has the most uncomfortable beds u will sleep on especially after a big day skiing. Great kitchen comfy lounge and wi-fi was good. It has easy lock up ski storage at the front and heaps of fire wood for the combustible fire. there is a sign out the front that says to use the back access to your condo which is down a hill and up 4 flights of steep stairs and when icy this path is very slippery. as for the walk to the lifts its about 5 minutes or so which is good to warm up the legs in the morning. Of an arvo u could ski to the corner of the upper car park and walk about 400m. The other option is the bus which runs every 15 minutes of a morning and every 30 minutes of an arvo but make sure u wait up the top of the hill at the condo otherwise they won't stop as it gets to icy and can't get going again. the town of Jackson is a 30 minute bus trip from the tetton village. the least thing i liked about jackson hole mountain resort is that it is not a very user friendly resort when there is no fresh snow just to warn u there is only a few groomed runs and they are usually chopped up before any of the paying customers get a chance to ride them.
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