Destination guide

The majestic setting of Alta is ready to explore

The mountains and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Alta. Renowned for its skiing, hiking and biking, this city welcomes all visitors. Grand Targhee Resort and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Alta

Are you hoping to find things to do while you're in the area? Travelers enjoy Alta for its skiing, hiking and biking. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Alta a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Grand Targhee Resort (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
  • Snow King Resort (23.8 mi / 38.4 km)
  • The Links Golf Course (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Teton Glacier Turnout (15.6 mi / 25.2 km)
  • Wildlife and Natural History Safaris (21.6 mi / 34.7 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Alta

Travelers enjoy Alta for its skiing. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in January, February, December or April, when snowfall averages 27.49 inches and temperatures average 10°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Alta

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Alta is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • National Elk Refuge (23.8 mi / 38.3 km)
  • Cascade Canyon (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • Teewinot Mountain (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Teton Range (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)
  • Mount Moran (14.1 mi / 22.6 km)
  • Lupine Meadows Trailhead (14.8 mi / 23.8 km)

Transportation to and around Alta

The nearest airport is in Jackson Hole, WY (JAC), located 18.2 mi (29.4 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Alta?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 224 holiday lettings near Alta. From 92 Houses to 22 Cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Alta for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Alta?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Alta:

  • Grand Targhee Resort: 296 holiday homes
  • John Dodge: 214 holiday homes
  • Teton Pines: 261 holiday homes
  • Granite Ridge: 148 holiday homes
  • The Ponds: 15 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Alta?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Alta. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Alaska Basin Trail: 1,126 holiday lettings
  • Death Canyon Barn Ranger Station: 1,102 holiday lettings
  • Jenny Lake: 908 holiday lettings
  • Cascade Canyon: 1,009 holiday lettings
  • Jackson Hole Mountain Resort: 1,275 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Alta listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Alta?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 92 Houses in Alta. Our other popular types of Alta holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 22 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 22 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 75 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Lodges and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Alta?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 10 holiday homes with pool available in Alta. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.