Peaceful but Needs Maintenance
Submitted: July 10, 2012
Stayed: July 2012
We enjoyed our stay at the Snake River Retreat, and i will describe some Pros & Cons
Cons: Outside of the property, not maintained at all, and it was dirty. One of the tables is all run down, not appealing at all. No A/C. It was hot during the day, and with no A/C it was a little uncomfortable. There are some small fans in the property, which we had to use even at night. The furniture is definitely dated, and only 1 TV for the entire house, making it difficult if you have kids who want to watch cartoons all the time. In spite that there was a sign to go down to the river, it was impossible, my grown kids, and grand kids tried but it was too steep. I didn't even try as I didn't want to fall.
20 minutes from Jackson and almost an hour to get to the Grand Teton entrance.
Pros: The property is very relaxing being right by the river. We sat outside every day, and across the river we could see deer, and one day we saw 2 moose. We enjoyed this very much.
Kitchen is well equipped.
For a large family the house is ideal in spite that there is no luxury and is plain, but for the time you spend inside the house, it is not such a big issue.
It has a washer and dryer which is very convenient.
The only problem we encountered, was the sliding door was not working properly which the owner let us know but since it was the 4th of July week, we never got it fixed, and were struggling with it.
Other than that we enjoyed our stay away from home.
Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I think I addressed most of the responses in terms of the path down to the river and the sliding door in my previous responses. We will be replacing one of the tables on the back deck for 2013 but the other table is in excellent condition and the chairs are in great shape. The one thing that I find strange about this review is the no air conditioning. I was out there in mid august about 6 weeks after these people and jackson had a heat wave.
That means that is was 40 degrees at 8AM. 80 Degrees at noon and 95 from about 3 to 6PM. The house is made of cinder block and retains the cool air from the night before incredibly well. Even at the hight of the hottest part of the day as long as the shades were drawn the home stayed in the mid 70's. Now if you opened up all the drapes especially in the grand room I can see how the hot sun would warm up the house. I slept every night without cracking a window with a full down comforter. It's unusual to have ac in a place in Wyoming when the nights are consistently below 50 degrees. There is plenty of ventilation in the house and the ceiling fan keeps the air circulated.
Helpful votes: 8/8
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