Wilson Apartment Rental Photos and Description
2 BR Apt , 1 Bath, 2 queen beds, mountain, pond, stream views
We have a secluded, quiet vacation rental on our self sufficient homestead in Jackson Hole. We would prefer clients who would desire 1 or more weeks duration.We will consider shorter duration visits but we will not consider less than 4 nights. We are 3 miles from the Teton Village ski area and Grand Teton National Park and 8 miles from the town of Jackson and about 65 miles from the South Entrance of Yellowstone Park. Our rental is 900 square feet with 2 queen beds in insulated separate bedrooms, modest dining and kitchen facilities, a full bath, and a separate shower. It boasts a secluded location and a spectacular view of 10927 ' Rendezvous Peak and the nearby Teton Village ski area.. Best of all you are near Jackson/Teton Village amenities without the horrific noise, crowds, and congestion of both tourist areas.
We were formerly called Rendezvous Mt Farm but currently we only have domestic fowl and livestock who at times can be vocal. There will be vehicles ,farm equipment, hay and animal bedding present as well as snow removal machinery. You may get a whiff of animal manure and compost as this is a farm environment. We both heat and cook with wood from trees cut on the property and large quantities of firewood are usually present. The house is solar heated as is our hot water. Clothes are normally dried on a clothesline when possible. The house and adjacent log cabin, garden and pasture and outbuildings are NOT FANCY despite being located in a very expensive area.. If you want obsessive tidiness and fancy accommodations with urban amenities and a concierge catering to your every whim, please look elsewhere. The Four Seasons Resort in Teton Village is especially recommended. There is no county landfill and guests will be asked to recycle and sort refuse, paper and plastic. The septic system uses a unique leach field because of the high water table and requires special care. There are no curtains on the windows, no carpet on the bare wood floors and no artificial scents.I thoroughly clean and sterilize all surfaces with 100% alcohol after each guest. The water is deep well water with no chlorine and is tested and delicious. We prefer to cater to an active athletic clientele who come here to enjoy the out of doors and retire to a private abode far from the madding crowd.We want guests who come here to pursue the abundant outdoor endeavors available and not guests who go on vacation solely for the quality of the accommodation.I do not solicit reviews nor do I respond to them. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. We do not rent to tobacco users of any type and do not permit any smoking by anyone anywhere on our land. Access to the property is by gravel roads which I maintain.
It is conveniently located near the airport, the town of Jackson, and Grand Teton and Yellowstone Parks. The property is on a sizable acreage and sports views normally unavailable in the hotel and condo market. It is surrounded by untended aspen and willow groves and crisscrossed by streams and ponds. Elk, Deer, coyotes, bear and antelope may be present. Moose are permanent residents browsing in the willows year round and should not be approached especially with young..Raptors including Bald Eagles, Hawks, Owls, Osprey are abundant. Wolf and Cougars are in the nearby mountains and have been seen near the property. We are within walking or biking distance of shopping, banking, 4 star restaurants, golf courses, trout fishing, rafting, hiking and the Teton Village Ski Area with America's highest vertical drop. Annual snowfall ranges from 450-720 inches per year but our property receives only about half of what the mountain receives.Cross country skiing is spectacular as well as challenging back country alpine, Telemark and snowboarding. The winters can be very cold unlike California, the NW or Utah.
We also provide a desktop computer with laser printer with 30 Meg broadb and Wifi for your laptop as well as cable TV. The rental is located over our garage and you have your own private entrance. We only ask you to respect the wild seclusion and tranquility of our property. We would be happy to share our home and equipment with you and recommend restaurants, shopping, sports and recreation amenities which are right outside your door. We normally have our 20' Sioux Indian tipi set up alongside one of our streams. Construction and maintenance of pasture, home and outbuildings is ongoing during the day as on any farm, and building and maintenance materials and power tools are stockpiled on the property.
If you arrive from a foreign destination, we would be delighted to pick you up at the airport, and help you arrange transportation and the peace and rest you will need after a long flight. This property is listed as having 2 queen beds in one BR but the listing will be changed to show it as 2 BR and pictures will be added.
Keywords: Studio, 2 BR, rural retreat, farm
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- alternative lifestyle
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Hugh or Karlene
I was born just north in Montana and raised in a dozen Air Force SAC bases. I attended Holy Cross,West Point and UNC in Chapel Hill(MD'71). I was an Army doc in the last years of the Viet Nam fiasco. My wife and I live in a log cabin I built by hand in Jackson Hole in 1975. I've done a dozen different jobs and retired from ER and Anesthesia in 2004. I've written magazine articles and am writing a Kunstleresque novel about life in a post Peak Oil world. We are living in a beautiful alpine setting where we hike climb and ski and we enjoy meeting folks who share our lifestyle. We are simple, frugal and unpretentious. Our newest car is a 2001 Toyota with almost 300K. I can build or repair almost anything.
I write and blog on preparing for life in a fossil energy constrained post industrial future.
Hugh or Karlene purchased this apartment in 1975
Why Hugh or Karlene chose Wilson
I did not buy a vacation rental. I cut my logs locally on Shadow Mt and erected our log cabin with basic tools in the most beautiful valley in the world. With the children gone we now have a little room for guests.
What makes this apartment unique
The house is entirely owner built with local and recycled components including doors and windows, furnishing and appliances.We try to use as little fossil based energy as possible and encourage our guests to do the same. For example, our hot water is heated by solar in summer and by firewood in winter. A solar greenhouse provides house heat in all but the darkest days of winter.