Keeping it Kosher

Created on: 2021-10-12

The Lodge Goes Above and Beyond for All Communities

Along with simple requests for water, wine or more rolls, patrons at The Lodge at Jackson Hole often ask for something more, and no matter what it is they are never rebuffed. Accommodating a group with very specific needs is something we take great pride in, thus helping to provide spiritual and material needs of all persons of Jewish faith visiting Jackson Hole, Wyoming. There are a few groups who keep coming back because they know we will stop at nothing to make sure their adventure is rewarding on many levels.

Shalom Y’all

Orthodox Jews are part of a number of faith-based groups that have found Jackson Hole to be a perfect travel spot. The Lodge, on the edge of the Teton Mountains, has always been a gathering spot for groups of the Jewish community seeking a home away from home when skiing during the winter or splashing in the summer. Life is a combination of the physical and the spiritual, and that carries through even to the little things. So after hiking our two neighboring National Parks and possibly seeing bison, bears, wolves, elk and moose, we want to help with a restful Shabbat.

Food For Thought

Having a restricted diet is hard, especially while traveling, and it’s no secret that Kosher food is not the primary focus of restaurateurs in mountain towns. We allow groups to bring in their own food so they could have it be Kosher. One group even brought in their own mobile kitchen but still used our conference center to host their conferences and dinners. The group leader mentioned that he has never found people to work with like us, that we were so accommodating and helpful with all of their special requests.

Eruv and Beyond

We can arrange for you to be on a low floor with easy stairway access, especially if your stay is over Sabbath. We’ve even had to disengage automatic locks and leave lights on in rooms and conference centers so guests didn’t have to do that during the time when they aren’t allowed to use electricity. From hotel to conference center, our complex is encircled by an unbroken rope or string. The encirclement, called an eruv in Hebrew, exempts observant Jews from some of the strict religious prohibitions against working on the Sabbath.

Not Our First Rodeo

Jewish literature abounds in statements praising the practice of hospitality on behalf of travelers. More and more, Orthodox Jews are balancing the rituals of their faith with the indulgences of travel to mountain hotels. We are happy to offer custom vacation packages tailor-made for each family or group, no matter their faith or background. We also can help you plan a Jewish wedding, bar or bat mitzvah.