Guest Post ~The Silver Bungalow 2

I am always perusing the internet to find creative businesses utilizing Airstream travel trailers. You could say I’m obsessed with the search. When I found The Silver Bungalow on-line last year, I was ecstatic. Not only is the Bungalow a super cool vintage Airstream but, it’s purpose is for special events (the industry that I am in) and it’s located in my all time favorite place, Jackson, Wyoming!! I contacted Courtney, owner of The Silver Bungalow last fall and met up with her on my last visit to Jackson Hole.  Courtney is a breath of fresh air, young, vibrant and ready to tackle the world with her creative ideas. She gave me a tour of her Bungalow and we chatted about how it all began. She grew up on the Gulf Coast of Alabama and then  made her way out to the wild west in 2006. We talked for quite sometime and she was so gracious to spend time with me. I think Jackson Hole might be her home for many years to come!
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The Silver Bungalow can be rented out for just about any special occasion you can think of or just to spend an afternoon in a cool vintage Airstream with the Tetons as your backdrop. Weddings, bachelorette parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinner, weddings ~ you name it, The Silver Bungalow will serve as the perfect prop for your next event. You can also follow Courtney and her Silver Bungalow on Facebook and see the “before” pictures which are a must see. I’m a sucker for “before” and “after” photos. You can see the love put into this trailer and my favorite part is the wood panel wall. Courtney also had a darling pooch, a stunning Bernese Mountain Dog!
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“It took me about 9 months to find the Airstream. I found this one in California. My parents and I actually made an adventure out of it…they drove out from Alabama and I flew down to New Mexico to join in their road trip.  We drove from Santa Fe to Newcastle, California to pickup the Airstream and then back to Jackson, WY where they dropped me off and my new (to me) Airstream.
 
The idea for the business came from my flower shop days. I used to work in a retail /floral shop where we created and styled floral arrangements for weddings.  Every weekend we would have several weddings north of town in and around Grand Teton National Park. Lots of open space and no where for the bride to hide from the groom and her guests before the wedding.  So after some time blogging and brainstorming the idea of remodelling an Airstream for weddings came to be and that’s when I starting spending many more hours on the internet looking for an Airstream.  I have a college degree in interior design so this was a fun way to put it to use, finally 😉
 
Every part of the remodel took longer than I expected but I am really pleased with how it turned out.
 
We are planning on tackling the exterior ourselves this winter so it will be ready to roll in the Spring…or Summer if this project falls in line with how everything else has been going.”
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During our visit, I also discovered Courtney’s other talent (she has many!). Courtney designs and creates beautiful cards that are carved and stamped, by hand!  Have a wish list for a custom card, Courtney can design it for you. She also creates custom journals that are the perfect size to keep notes for your Glamping trips. Check out Bird and Buffalo.
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Virginian RV Park 2

Right smack in the heart of Jackson Hole, Wyoming you’ll find a full-service RV Park, The Virginian.  Located at 750 West Broadway in Jackson Hole, this RV park offers everything a Glamper could need. We have friends who have stayed here each summer for many years and they just love this RV park!

Reservations:

Summer: 1-800-321-6982 or Winter: 1-800-262-4999

Amenities:

  • 103 RV Sites
  • 64 Pull-Through Spaces, approx. 40 ft. long, 20 ft. wide
  • 39 Back in Spaces, approx. 25 ft. long, 20 ft. wide
  • Each site has small grass lawn, picnic table, and small tree (limited shade)
  • Restrooms with Showers
  • Laundry Facilities
  • 30 and 50 Amp Electrical Hook-up
  • Full Water & Sewer Hook-up
  • Cable TV
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Access to Swimming Pool
  • Access to Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
  • Saloon & Liquor Store
  • Hair/Massage/Tanning Salon
  • Convention Facilities available for rent
  • Pets welcome

Enjoy popular attractions: Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks, Scenic float trips, Fly fishing, National Elk Refuge, Hiking, Jackson Hole Rodeo, National Museum of Wildlife Art (my favorite art museum), Walk to great restaurants, bars and shopping and so much more right outside of your Glamper home.

Photo source: Anna Sullivan Photography

Gros Ventre Campground 1

One of the most peaceful and beautiful campsites I have ever seen is right outside the town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming in Grand Teton National Park. Gros Ventre Campground (pronounced: ˈgrō-ˌvänt) is set along a serene river where Moose roam and play among the aspen and cottonwood trees. I wanted to share this special spot with you. I just visited the Gros Ventre Campground this past month while the colors were in full bloom. And we were thrilled to meet some new Airstreamer friends!

Location

Gros Ventre is located in Grand Teton National Park, 11.5 miles southeast of Moose, Wyoming, near the town of Jackson. Go south on Highway 89 out of Moose, turn on the Gros Ventre/Kelly turnoff and proceed to the campground entrance four miles ahead.

GPS: 43.616, -110.667

Reservations

Gros Ventre Campground is a first-come, first-served camping ground. You will need reservations for group sites. Phone 800-628-9988.

Specifics

  • Open from May 4 to October 7, 2012
  • # Of Sites: 350 individual campsites and 5 large group sites
  • # Of Electrical Sites: 10
  • Elevation: 6,565 feet
  • Flush Toilet Facilities
  • No Showers and Laundry on site; nearest shower and laundry in Colter Bay Village or Town of Jackson
  • Generators permitted
  • RV sites are available
  • There is a dump station
  • All campsites include: fire pit and picnic table

2012 Rates

Campers with vehicle $20.50 per night Golden Age or Golden Access Passport $10 per night

Group Tent Sites, $25 non-refundable registration fee, $5 per person per night Golden Age or Golden Access Passport, $2.50 per person per night

Imagine waking up to your morning coffee and a bull moose bedded down outside of your glamper!

Along with abundant wildlife, you might see an abundance of photographers too! Stay awhile ~ enjoy the beauty of the park, wildlife and meet new friends!

Photo source: Anna Sullivan Photography