The lovely Jackson Lake Lodge Museum Collections are beautifully displayed all over the lounge and lobby areas. Last year, my husband and I returned the huge American Indian basket that I had conserved to the Lodge while it was closed for the winter. As we drove the isolated, snowy, deer-crowded road to the hotel, we were having fun thoughts of “The Shining.” We arrived to be greeted by a snow-covered loading dock and a friendly skeleton crew.
Returning last week, it was great to see all the light and life that fills the hotel in the summer. There is piano music floating around the lobby and there are children laughing and running. There seem to be people everywhere on the grounds and in the building. Director of Hotel Operations Zack Meyers was roaming around with a huge smile on his face, greeting visitors to his magical hotel. We soon discovered that he was very knowledgeable about the collection and also very fond of the paintings and the objects. Don’t miss the large dress displayed directly behind the registration desk. Carmen Bria, Chief Conservator of the Western Center for the Conservation of Fine Art recently completed the conservation work of this Carl Roters “Rendezvous Mural.”
Okay! There is plenty to see at (and from) the Jackson Lake Lodge, but don’t forget the museum collections and paintings!