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Spirit Dance Hospitality to Manage the 80 room
Teton Springs Lodge in Victor, Idaho  

Jackson Hole, WY (July 2007) Spirit Dance Hospitality principals Derek Goodson and Stephen Price announced the company will manage the new Teton Springs Lodge, a 115,000 square-foot condominium hotel opening in December in the heart of Teton Springs Resort in Victor, Idaho.  

Located in the center of the Teton Springs, the 80-unit condominium hotel will become the most luxurious hotel on the western slopes of the Teton Mountains. The first phase includes 37 one- and two-bedroom condominiums, a full-service 5,000 square foot spa facility, a wine and coffee bar and 2,000 square-feet of meeting space.  The second phase will include 43 additional condominiums and enhanced service amenities.  The new hotel will add a significant lodging component to the community with a total of 108 rentable units and will be designed consistent with the luxury western décor of Teton Springs Resort.    

Serving as the cultural center for the resort, The Village at Teton Springs Resort features shopping, dining, commercial services, overnight accommodations, conference and banquet facilities. The Spa and Fitness Center are located in the village along with the Swim/Tennis Complex, which includes a 25-meter pool and two tennis courts. A primary feature of the development is the Byron Nelson, Steve Jones and Gary Stephenson designed and envisioned championship 18-hole course, 9-hole par 3 course, and complete practice facility.  The Headwaters Club at Teton Springs brings together a world-class golf and hospitality experience, the Headwaters Grille and state-of-the-art conference and meeting facilities opening in 2008.  

Teton Springs provides access to many of the West's most enjoyable attractions, and is located 20 miles to the west of Jackson Hole with year-round access.  Yellowstone National Park is 76 miles north and the Grand Teton National Park Visitor Center is only 39 miles away. Grand Targhee Ski Resort is located 22 miles from Teton Springs while the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is only 24 miles to the east. 

The Teton Springs Lodge is being developed by RRD Development, LLC, an affiliate of DesLauriers Companies. Through affiliated companies they recently developed the Teton Mountain Lodge, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, The Burlington Harbor Hotel in Burlington, Vermont, and the Portland Harbor Hotel in Portland, Maine. 

About Spirit Dance Hospitality

Formed in 2002 by Stephen Price and Derek Goodson, Spirit Dance Hospitality operates Spring Creek Ranch in Jackson Hole, WY and manages the historic Pollard hotel in Red Lodge, Montana.  

Derek Goodson has been in the hospitality industry for over 20 years, with a body of experience that includes executive positions at Springer-Miller Systems, Topnotch at Stowe and at Whitetail Resort in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania.  A veteran of the hospitality industry for more than 30 years, Stephen Price has been general manager of Spring Creek Ranch for 11 years.  Prior to Spring Creek Ranch, he held the position of general manager of Club St. Croix in the Caribbean where he helped develop and open the resort.  

Long-time colleagues, Goodson and Price formed Spirit Dance Hospitality with a shared vision of elevated service with western-style hospitality and a commitment to excellence in all areas of hotel operation.  

In addition to Goodson and Price, Michael Sansbury has joined the project. Sansbury specializes in developing, opening and operating upscale resort properties worldwide. A 33-year veteran of the hospitality industry, Sansbury has worked for Westin Hotels, Mirage Resorts, Loews Hotels and the Baha Mar development.  For more information call 307-732-8100 or 


Spirit Dance Hotels & Resorts
P.O. Box 4780
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
E-mail :

Kristen Hammer
Tel:  212-228-1500

Also See: Vail Resorts Subsidiary, Grand Teton Lodge Company, Selected to Continue as the Concessionaire in Grand Teton National Park / June 2006


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