After a night of deep sleep at Signal Mountain Lodge, I awoke early and enjoyed the quiet of the morning. While it is fairly easy to hear through the walls, everyone was either sleeping or trying to be polite.
I went to get coffee from the barista at their general store, which was about the same price as getting coffee at Starbucks. However, the taste was probably better even if the coffee was not as strong. I made two more trips to the store that day, once to get eggs and milk, and again to get sandwiches and snacks for our boat trip.
We had a minor housekeeping emergency when water started dripping through the bathroom door frame. Apparently the woman in the unit upstairs had decided to sit in the tub for a hot bath, and this somehow caused her bath water to come down into our room. The maintenance crew jumped on the problem right away and resolved it with as little inconvenience to us as possible. We thought that perhaps the resort would offer us some freebie or perk for the hassle of this happening during our stay, but nothing was offered to us. We probably should have asked to see what we could get from them.
We took the kids to the dam area nearby that we had explored earlier in the trip. It is surprising how long children can be entertained by playing with rocks on a riverbank.
We had a boat reservation for 2:30, which was not an ideal time to be on the water but our options were limited. It was the July 4 weekend and we had not made reservations in advance, so we were lucky to get some time on the water at all. We took the boat out on Jackson Lake, went around Donoho Point, and then over near Elk Island. We would have spent more time on the water, but my son started getting impatient and wanted to go back to shore.
After spending a little time relaxing in our room, we headed over to Colter Bay Village to walk around and eat at the Ranch House. While they made multiple errors with our order, as well as with the order at the table next to us, the waitress was nice and the food was actually pretty good.
Ever since we had arrived, my daughter had been wanting to spot a moose. We finally saw not just one, but two. A mother moose and her calf were standing in a creek grazing on plants growing out of the creek side just a short distance down the road from the entrance to Jackson Lake Lodge.
After our fourth trip to the Signal Mountain Lodge store to get ice cream, we played games in our room with the kids until bedtime.