Heated radiant floors, high-design fittings, and a communal spirit rooted in Jackson Hole’s homesteading history await the modern-day explorer at the recently opened Cache House, an elegant new hostel at the heart of the celebrated Wyoming Valley.
Like its sister property Anvil, a 50-room hotel located directly above, Cache House is also the work of Brooklyn-based Studio Tack. The space, which once served as a blacksmith shop and later a hostel in the 1990s, was gut-renovated and infused with a new minimalist aesthetic imbued with warm and welcoming, rustic touches.
"Cache House builds on tradition and defines a new era of upscale, affordable lodging in the Teton Valley," explains Ruben Caldwell, co-founder of Studio Tack. "With bunks starting at less than a night of drinking at the Cowboy Bar, guests can focus their resources on once-in-a-lifetime experiences in the mountains."
Priced at approximately half the cost of mid-scale hotels in the area, the budget-friendly Cache House forgoes the typical hotel room for a suite of 50 bunks—22 queen, 26 full, and two twin—thoughtfully appointed with custom wool blankets, built-in lockable storage, a shelf, reading light, outlets, fans, and heavy privacy curtains to block sound and light. Guests also have access to three "wash closets" and 11 private bathrooms stocked with Co. Bigelow bath products.
"[Cache House is for] folks who are natural explorers of places, traveling on budgets, and who don’t necessarily want to spend time in their room, and would rather spend their dollars on experiencing the natural beauty of Jackson Hole," notes Erik Warner, co-founder and principal of Eagle Point Hotel Partners, a hotel real estate firm that owns Cache House, Anvil Hotel, as well as the next-door Italian restaurant, Glorietta Trattoria.
"Cache House guests are provided insider, budget-friendly tips on how to navigate Jackson and its surroundings. So far, we are attracting a wide range of travelers from the married couple in their late ’70s to the single traveler on a gap year traveling the world."
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"The design is based on our response to layers of years of Jackson living in vans, in tents, in houses packed with friends," explains Caldwell. "Everyone knows about the Tetons and Yellowstone but one of the real stories of Jackson is one of wrangling a place to stay that is comfortable, authentic, and yours.
"Cache House distills these ideas of home and space down to their most essential, just what you need and want, with nothing to get in the way of why you’re really here," says Caldwell.
Rates for Cache House range from $45 to $119, depending on the season.
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