Lea Beckett, co-founder of Grand Teton Distillery, shares her favorite things to do in the Idaho/Wyoming border town of Driggs, Idaho.

Horseback Riding at Linn Cayon Ranch
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Driggs Idaho Insider Lea Beckett
Lea Beckett
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Sunset’s Insider Guide series highlights seasonal diversions and secret travel tips from local experts. Follow along as we learn where to eat, drink, stay, and shop.

Meet the insider: Lea Beckett, co-founder of Grand Teton Distillery 

Gluten-free Idaho potato vodka: That’s what you’ll get when you pick up a bottle from Grand Teton Distillery. Of course, you could also visit for a tour and free tasting of these award-winning spirits. Which is exactly why we reached out to co-founder Lea Beckett to learn about the team’s home base of Driggs, and must-visit spots in the region.

EAT: 

Driggs Idaho Warbirds Cafe
Warbirds Cafe

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Head to Warbirds Cafe for dinner and check out “all of their classic planes in their aircraft museum—they even have a MiG,” Beckett says. When actor Channing Tatum, who’s partnered with the distillery, visited Teton Valley, “we hosted him and his friends at Linn Canyon Ranch,” Beckett adds.

STAY: 

Teton Springs Lodge
Teton Springs Lodge

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You can stay at Linn Canyon Ranch but you won’t find much in the way of “fast food or big-name hotels” in Teton Valley. Try Cobblestone Hotel or Teton Springs Lodge & Spa in Victor. 

DRINK: 

Driggs Idaho Trap Bar and Grill
Trap Bar and Grill

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Grab a drink at The West Side Yard or get some ribs and a Greyhound (fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and Grand Teton Vodka) at the Knotty Pine Supper Club in Victor. Head up Ski Hill Road across the Wyoming border to Trap Bar & Grill at Grand Targhee Ski Resort for winter activities when the season starts Nov. 19. 

DO: 

Horseback Riding at Linn Cayon Ranch
Linn Canyon Ranch 

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Some of Beckett’s favorite activities include “horseback riding and hayrides at Linn Canyon Ranch and hikes in the Big Hole Mountains or the foothills of the Tetons. You can pick up a trail map of hikes from the Forest Ranger station on South Main in Driggs.” 

SHOP: 

Peaked Sports has everything you need for experiencing the amazing outdoors in Teton Valley,” Beckett says. On Friday mornings during warmer months, a farmers’ market in Driggs city square offers “handmade crafts, art, and baked goods,” plus produce and meats.


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