Fall 2009
by Christine Speer, Philly Magazine

You can grab a (free) Spring Creek shuttle downtown for restaurants and souvenirs, but the wild West is the point here: If you're not a nature lover, Jackson Hole's not for you. Spring Creek's guided hikes ($50), wildlife safaris ($115-$150), star-gazing sessions (free) and horseback trips (from $40) are musts, but the resort will also book you for local climbing, paragliding, fishing, rafting and hot-air balloon trips, if you ask. A $250 visit with cosmic consultant Carol Mann will offer insights as to where your soul has been. (Mine has gone about its earthly business as a court jester, a troubadour, a political cartoonist.) Admit it...you're curious.