This 5 bedroom/3 bath cedar log home is located on a plateau directly above the town of Wilson. It is surrounded on 3 sides by spruce, Douglas fir, lodgepole pine, and aspen forest as well as wildflower laden meadows. The 4th side opens to breathtaking elevated views of the Jackson Hole valley, the Gros Venture and Snake mountain ranges as well as Sleeping Indian, Jackson Peak, Snow King Mountain, and Munger Mountain.
There is immediate easy access to the town of Wilson (a 2 minute walk) but the property remains both secluded and private, surrounded by dense, elevated forest, just removed from the main town. This property is in close proximity to multiple bike and cross country trails, the legendary Snake River and grocery shopping at Hungry Jacks General Store. The Stagecoach is a popular local bar for both the Wilson and Jackson crowd and is also a short 2 minute walk down the pass as is Nora's Fish Creek Inn, known for their great breakfasts and dinners. Wilson is located at the start of the Teton Pass and it is a short equidistant 7-10 minute scenic drive with extraordinary mountain views to either the Teton Village ski mountain or the town of Jackson.
During the winter ski season we are ideally located (10 minutes to skiing and the same to town) between the powder covered slopes of Rendezvous and Apres Vous mountains at Teton Village and the town of Jackson with it's shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. Targhee is a 35 minute drive over the pass for a change of pace mellow skiing experience. Outstanding cross country skiing is available two minutes from the house in either direction....either a magnificient scenic trip over flat terrain along the Snake River with mountain vistas, or more challenging world class trails two minutes 'up the pass' at Trail Creek Ranch.
Viewing and exploring Yellowstone National Park and returning in time for dinner is a readily accomplished day trip from our location. Going in the opposite direction over the Teton Pass (the house is located near the base of the pass) is a short drive to Victor, Driggs, Targhee, and multiple famous trout streams in eastern Idaho.
The home has a wrap around deck with a year round hot tub, a fire pit, and outdoor barbecue facing the mountain and valley views. There is a horseshoe pit on the grounds.There are two fireplaces and two jacuzzi tubs. In addition to the kitchen, bedrooms and baths, there is a large glass faced cathedral style living room with a fireplace, a dining room, a family room with a large river rock stone fireplace, a recreational area with a pool table, large flat screen LCD viewing screen with surround sound, HD cable, wireless internet, and wireless sound system throughout the house. There are two first floor bedrooms, two lower level bedrooms, and one second level bedroom. The master bedroom on the second level has a king size bed. The first floor bedrooms consist of a smaller corner bedroom with a queen size bed and a larger corner bedroom with double size bunk beds and a pullout couch. The lower level bedrooms have a queen size bed in one and a double bed in the other. Both are corner bedrooms. Each of the three levels has a bathroom, with the master having its own. Parking is available in front of the house for several cars (snow plowed during the winter months). There is one additional heated garage space during the winter months as well.
A year round concierge is available . This person is available to answer any questions, arrange side trips or handle any problems that might arise. .
Long term rentals are available as well.
Keywords: vacation House
Our family of six (plus two grandchildren) enjoys skiing, fishing, hiking, biking, and outdoor photography. When not doing these outdoor activities we enjoy reading by one of our two indoor fireplaces. Alternately, we can either be lounging in the 8 person hot tub or sitting on our redwood deck enjoying the panoramic mountain views and catching the late afternoon 'alpenglow' of Jackson and Sleeping Indian peaks.
The Wilson area location gives us access to all these activities our family enjoys in a very beautiful setting. Yellowstone is less than 60 miles away and the great trout streams in eastern Idaho are a short drive away as well. Wilson is a quiet, serene little town halfway between Jackson and the Teton Village, with easy access to both.
The house is surrounded by forested land on three sides, while the livingroom, diningroom, family room, deck and hot tub all face the Jackson valley and spectacular mountain views. Secluded, yet two minutes from the town of Wilson