Cache House, Jackson’s newest hostel, is for travelers who expect comfort and a sense of community where they stay.
Situated under the Anvil Hotel, the newly renovated shared living and gathering quarters are surprisingly big and bright.
Guests enjoy complimentary Snake River Roasting coffee in the 800-square-foot lobby, which features plush couches, chairs, tables and nooks for spinning records, working or playing board games.
They can choose from 50 bunks (22 queen, 26 full and two twin), each of which comes with built-in lockable storage, a shelf, a reading light, outlets, fans and privacy curtains.
If you choose a top bunk, a sturdy ladder is available for your convenience. (A few of the bunks are Americans with Disabilities Act-friendly.)
When you check in you’ll also be assigned a locker, which fits a wheeled suitcase plus other bags.
The hostel-style lodging was created with several types of travelers in mind.
“The Cache House was designed to be comfortable enough to welcome a retired couple traveling the world to a family passing through town on their way to Yellowstone,” said hotelier Erik Warner of Eagle Point Hotel Partners, “or a bunch of women gathering to celebrate an occasion where a bunk lodging experience will only ensure the highest possible bonding experience.”
Guests are encouraged to mingle in the lobby and share stories of their adventures.
Separate large storage is available just off the lobby for ski gear, bigger luggage or bicycles.
The Cache House features three modern “wash closets” and 11 private bathrooms with showers and sinks.
Panels of numbered lights inside the bunk rooms show which bathrooms are available at any given time, to avoid knocking on doors and jiggling door handles.
The entire space has heated floors, a perk for winter visitors who forgot their slippers.
The Cache House doesn’t have a kitchen but it does have a water dispenser in the hallway to refill reusable bottles.
At 215 N. Cache St., the Cache House is a renovated version of The Bunkhouse, which opened in the same space 31 years ago.
The Bunkhouse operated for years as a place to stay for those visiting Jackson Hole on a budget.
The Cache House is more modern but still features Western art and the same high-end beds visitors have come to expect at the Anvil, Warner said. Prices will range from $45 to $119, depending on the season. Warner said the goal is to offer half the price of market-rate hotel rooms.
“Part of my vision is to help fulfill a lodging need that the community has had for years,” Warner said, “an affordable, comfortable, highly experiential place to stay in the valley.
“When I was living out here as a college kid I could not afford to stay at any of the hotels in the area, and today lodging is more expensive. This is where the Cache House fulfills a need, which provides visitors from all over the globe access to low cost lodging when coming to the area.”
Warner’s Eagle Point Hotel Partners bought the Anvil in 2015, and the hostel has more or less been an idea since then.
Design and development group Studio Tack, the same company that designed the Anvil Hotel and its on-site restaurant, Glorietta, has been working on the Cache House for years.
It officially opened last week.
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