OT- Honeymoon booked, need advice/ideas

So future Mrs. Back2VT booked our honeymoon for December 15th-21st.... Jackson Hole, Wyoming. My question is other than skiing, what is there to do during the month of December out there? Am I lucky enough that there might be some frigid water fly fishing?

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im not sure.....

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

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We just didn't have the ball enough in the RZ against Wake to know fer sure

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if you can take your newly wed wife frigid ice fishing on your honeymoon do not let her go! you've got a keeper! congrats by the way fam!

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Pro-tip - even if she is a keeper, do not register her height and weight with the Game Warden.

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have you considered not venturing outdoors?

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If you're skiing hard, and doing married things, how do you have extra time or energy?

It'll go fast.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

Trout bite in the winter, but most of the guides in that area of the world suspend fishing and go to work as ski instructors, etc. I guarantee you, though, fishing is available and there are fly shops that will be glad to clue you in as to where.
If you weren't into winter stuff in the great western outdoors, you wouldn't be going to Jackson Hole, right? It is a fantastic place surrounded by even more fantastic places. Enjoy the honeymoon and congratulations!

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

When we go skiing, I typically am pretty sore after the 3 days (we're first chair to last run types), so check out the Four Seasons or some place nice and just hang out, get some drinks, and hit their spa - especially since JH has plenty of challenging terrain depending on how hard you guys want to push yourselves. It all should be really Christmas-y.

If I were you, I'd also be googling the best apres scenes. Beers and nachos after a day skiing is my perfect vacation. Congrats!

Mangy Moose for apres. You can take a tour of the elk refuge just outside of town. I think you can book online or at the visitor center in town. Drive Elk Refuge Rd on the east side of town for wildlife viewing. Pack some binoculars to spot some of the goats on the bluffs. But mainly just rip around the mountain. If you haven't ridden at JHMR before you will be tired. The place is steep and fun. Definitely take the tram and ride rendezvous bowl and the hobacks if the snow is good. Waffles at the top of the tram shouldn't be passed up. One of my favorite places to ride, I'll be there around New Years.

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Don't have any advice, just wanted to say congratulations!

Assuming your wedding is the weekend before, relax. Depending on you wedding size and involvement it's a lot of work, can be stressful. Just relax and enjoy yourselves. It was nice not having to do anything if we didn't want to.

If you are renting a car, Grand Teton National Park is pretty close.

X2. Just driving around Grand Teton is freaking amazing

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"Pretty nice little honeymood actually. Started down in Jackson Hole and worked my way up to the Tetons, I'm exhausted"

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Thanks everyone. We do love the outdoors, and she hasnt ever seen snow, and remembered from long ago that I had always wanted to go there (I of meant in the summer for fishing, but I didnt specify, so cant blame her there). I just know that my knee will NOT be able to take a whole lot of skiing, so I needed options.

I figure if I can get her to go to the spa or something one day (she knows damn well I wont go) I can sneak onto a river for a couple hours....

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Couples massages are things for reasons which are very honeymoon-friendly. If there's a time to make an exception to the "no spa" policy it's now.

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already sneaking off to go fishing. day 1. oh man. lol shes going to beat you! don't do itttt!!!! haha.

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Naw, man, totally absolutely positively do it. Set the bar early. I'm tellin' you.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

And never I mean never teach her to fish! Oh it might sound great now but you will pay...I mean pay!

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

I think it works best when she's totally uninterested and stays that way. She might listen to your description of the day, but if you're lucky you won't notice the eye roll. Besides, if she does get into it as much as you are, it's a foregone conclusion she'll end up being a better fisherman than you and you'll end up being a glorified unpaid guide. Teach her to play golf instead, then give it up due to an unspecified skeletal reason, introduce her to some golfing women, and go fishing instead. You'll both probably be happier in the end.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

If Frank can get a pedicure, you can go to the spa. Even if massages or people touching you isn't your thing, saunas are awesome. Wet or dry. Who doesn't love a Jacuzzi? I'm telling you, man to man, go to the spa and relaaaax. If anything, the nap afterwards is worth it.

Oh no, I'm SO much more relaxed with a fishing rod in my hand than I would be in a sauna or jacuzzi. No matter how ball shrinking cold it may be.

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I get it, man. To each, his own.

Snowmobiling - there's a number of trips that go to various spots but I've been on one that goes to a hot springs and then you do some free riding time in a large open space, as well as another one that went into Yellowstone (we were about 15 feet from buffalo on the trail!). Both were lots of fun and an awesome way to check out the beauty of the area!

Yeah, snowmobiling is a blast on a "recovery" day mid-week.

I second this. The Yellowstone tours are awesome, whole new way to see the park, waaaay less people. Granite hot spring just south of Jackson is accessible by snowmobile too. Tons of good fishing there, but I dont know the area, you could always inquire about floating the Green or New fork outta pinedale, only an hour or two away.

I'm pretty sure it was Granite hot springs we went too - also a great trip!

Go snowmobiling in Yellowstone one of the coolest things you can do for a break day from skiing!

This x10. So good

We did our babymoon / wife's birthday there in January. Here are some quick hits to check out. In general, you can't go wrong most places.

FOOD:
Bunnery (breakfast)
Pinky G's Pizza
Bin 22 – good HH option also
Cafe Genevieve
Glorietta Trattoria
Wild Sage at Rusty Parrot (dinner)
Teton Tiger
Persephone Bakery – get the kouign amann
Cowboy Coffee

APRES / DRINKS:
Snake River Brew Pub
Roadhouse Brewery
Local – burgers at the bar, great happy hour
Mangy Moose (if you're at JHMR)
Corbet's Cabin (if you're at JHMR)
Million Dollar Cowboy Bar

ACTIVITIES:
Jackson Hole Winery – surprisingly good
Gaslight Alley shops (Mursell's Sweet Shop, Mountain Dandy, etc.)
Sunday Church at Stagecoach Bar – must do this if you're there on a Sunday
Silver Dollar Bar at The Wort Hotel, live music best on Tuesdays (One Ton Pig)
Elk Refuge sleigh ride
Wildlife Safari with Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris
Snowshoing with Hole Hiking
Snowcoach to Yellowstone with Scenic Safaris
Rusty Parrot Spa – couples massage

HOTELS:
Hotel Jackson
Hotel Anvil

Have fun, we loved it!

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Fly fishing guide here... yes you can fly fish in the winter for trout, sometimes very effectively. Jackson Hole is loaded with Fine Spotted Cutthroat Trout and some Brown Trout in the Snake River. If you are going to go fishing DIY (do it yourself), do NOT go wade fishing the Snake. It is exceptionally difficult to impossible river to wade fish or fish from the bank and if you fall into the water in the middle of winter, you could easily die.

If you DIY, go to the Gros Ventre campground, park in the back and walk East or Southeast 100 yards or so to the Gros Ventre River and fish there. The pools may have some ice coverage. It is loaded with trout and much safer. You'll want to nymph fish with stoneflies and midges. Ice in your guides will likely be an issue.

Several fly shops in town and they can give you the best idea of what your options are.

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Just want to reiterate how freezing ass cold the snake river is. In July, it's nuts-in-your-stomach levels of cold. I can only imagine you'd not want to be in it in the winter.

Pull out.

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Adding to my earlier comment, there are great walking or cross country skiing wildlife tours just outside Jackson too, dont necessarily have to go all the way to Yellowstone.

My best honeymoon advice:

Jacuzzis and bubble bath are romantic separately, but not when combined.

If you play it, they will win.

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Something tells me you made a big mess. Ironically, with soap.

A bit. I thought I was being all romantic. Had candles all around the tub. Those were quickly extinguished. Luckily, I caught it before the bubbles escaped the tub onto the floor. They did get pretty high up the wall though. Makes for a good story.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

Kind of sounds like the guy who was out of dishwasher detergent and decided to use the regular Dawn dish soap instead.....

Yup, that was me...

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My mom warned me about this the first time I got an apartment with a dishwasher in college. She didn't want me to repeat the same mistake.

It actually works perfectly 100% of the time when you use your buddy's dishwasher.

Sounds fine if you want a foam party. (Don't look that up at work)

You should really only leave the room for food and drink, because after the honeymoon marriage is pretty horrible tbh...

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You must be doing something wrong.

Wait a minute .... is you wife named Jackson? Is this really a stay-cation

My guess is if you ditch your wife at the spa to go fishing on your honeymoon you'll be in the same boat (get it?) as good ole Bill.

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He should work for UNC!

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

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Bring lubrications for your skis

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A few things in the "area" that we really enjoyed.

Go see the wild mustangs in the Pryor Mountains. You'll definitely need 4-WD but the drive up the mountains is breathtaking.

Deadwood South Dakota, Crazy Horse memorial and Mt Rushmore.

Yellowstone is nice but Glacier National Park blows its out of the water. 100 times better, not as crowded, better hiking and views.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Honeymoon advice in general...

During the week, something might not go according to plan and you'll have to improvise or settle for something unexpected. Do not sweat this... just live in that moment the best you can; knowing that one day you really will look back on it fondly and laugh.

Trust me. Our Honeymoon chaos is one of my most treasured marriage memories.

Leonard. Duh.

Second this. See jacuzzi and bubble bath comment above. Also, we thought we were going to be getting married at the courthouse. Nope, magistrate's office at the detention center. Ya know, jail? Yeah, we got married in jail.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

You really did get a life sentence then

*Narrator: It was.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

most treasured marriage memories.

Did you have a bomb threat called in for the flight you were on from Miami to Grand Cayman?

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

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Amangani is a fantastic hotel
Id def take a tour of Yellowstone be aware its an all day trip; spring for a private guide so youre not wiped out by driving

Congrats on the (upcoming) sex.

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Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

Where is the guy that posted the "arm crutch high jumping wanger guy" gif?

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."