About 30 years ago, Erik Warner took an internship at a hotel in Jackson, Wyoming and soon fell for the area. He returned again and again over the years, and when he heard that a hotel was for sale — coincidentally, the same one where he held a part-time job during that internship — he reached out to Studio Tack to help him bring it up to date. Warner knew that this storied ski region lacked a guest property that wasn't a dated motel or a luxury resort, and he was confident that he could turn this downtrodden 1950-era site into a welcoming retreat. But before anything could be done, Warner moved to the town permanently to fully understand the culture, people, and history. "I lived and breathed Jackson for a year before any changes to the hotel were made," he said. In the end, he came up with a look that's a riff on the locale's many art galleries, outdoor vistas, and "cowboy culture," without relying on what he called "log cabin-y design." Instead, the Anvil Hotel opened this year with 49 rooms that give off a rugged vibe with a chic edge, showcasing stylish-yet-simple furnishings and a palette of colors borrowed from the outdoors.