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Unique Custom Built Log Home on 4 Acres

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Office, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom custom-built lodgepole pine cabin, nestled on four acres of pristine wilderness, complete with a beautiful reflective pond and stream, serves as the perfect escape for nature enthusiast and families. Less then three miles from Teton Village Ski Resort and walking distance to the Snake River, the Kelsey house, located in the exclusive John Dodge homestead, provides the best of what Jackson has to offer.

From the wraparound balcony, enjoy breathtaking views of the Grand Teton mountain range, awesome sunrises and sunsets, and frequent visits from moose, elk and deer. In fact, this home was featured in the local news after a moose gave birth on our driveway!

This western-style cabin is composed of 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, a fully equipped 'open' kitchen, a 'great room' with pool table, dining room and den, an indoor jacuzzi, a laundry room and a three car garage. Two of the bedrooms are outfitted with wood burning fireplaces, as is the great room. All bathrooms have jacuzzi-jet tubs and the master bath is equipped with a steam shower.

The master bedroom, located upstairs, has a huge walk in closet and office space. The bed is a king and you will feel like one with direct access to the Jacuzzi room and master bath. The three additional bedrooms are located downstairs. One has a king-size bed and fireplace, the second, a king-size bed, and the third, two twin beds perfect for young children. The house comfortably sleeps 8.

This house was built as a dream come true and has been one ever since. With close access to the town of Jackson, great shopping and dining, local theatre, nature, adventure and sport, the Kelsey home is your answer to western-luxe living.

Don't forget your cowboy hat!

Keywords: Log cabin, exclusive property, private homestead, John Dodge, Snake River, Teton Village, pond, 360° panoramic view, Grand Tetons, hot tub, pool table, fireplace, 3 car garage, WIFI, cable

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Amber Kelsey
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Amber Kelsey

We fell in love with the valley when honeymooning here over 35 years ago! We built this house with the intention of celebrating life with family and friends in the grandeur of unspoiled wilderness. It has exceeded all expectations!

What makes this house unique

This house enjoys the unique benefit of being situated in one of the most exclusive homesteads in the valley, providing for total anonymity and peace. The Snake River is minutes away, as is the local ski area. In summer, guests can enjoy local hiking trails and day trips into Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone. And don't forget about the local rodeo, attracting Wyoming's best!


John Dodge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Steam room in Master Bath, 3 fireplaces, Volleyball, Horseshoe pit, Pond, Close proximity to ski resort, Close proximity to river


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

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Unique Custom Built Log Home on 4 Acres
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Great views and great location

  • 4 of 5

This home is in a great location. It is close to Teton Village, Jackson, and the National park. It is roomy, comfortable and has all the amenities to make your stay memorable. There is a pool table, jacuzzi, and well-appointed kitchen. All in all, we had a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Awesome house

Perfect for our extended family of 8

Great location

Moose and elk on the backyard

Birds galore

Highly recommended

No complaints at all

Thank you to the Kelsey's

Hope to come back again

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Deep South

Most memorable lodging in JH

  • 5 of 5

For our third family trip to Jackson Hole, we rented this wonderful home located between Teton Village and the town of Jackson. One of the reasons was the need for extra king size beds for our tall family, but we also loved the photos of the very large gathering room with open kitchen, wrap around decks and view of the outdoors. From the master bedroom on the second floor main area, we awakened to views of the snow capped Tetons. There is a fireplace, sitting area and tv in this bedroom and the jacuzzi is off the bedroom and has views of the outdoors as well. The cabin is located on very private property, near the highway and a section of the Snake River, and while there are neighbors nearby, the area is very, very quiet. The main level has three large bedrooms, 2 full baths, large windows with views, and is private enough for extended family. Being close to Teton Village, the paved walking path/biking trail is a plus, as well as several nice restaurants. The kitchen was one of the most completely furnished we have ever seen. There are large screen tv's throughout the house, and comfortably seating. Most memorable was the deer family that greeted us in the yard upon arrival and the Mother Moose and her two little ones that visited one morning, and made a couple of return visits. We were able to observe them closely from the balcony. Also, we enjoyed coffee on the deck in the morning and watched the hot air balloon flights from nearby Teton Village. We hope to return in the future as we liked the layout of the cabin for our married children to join us, and one set of grandchildren. We did not bring pets. The owners are very gracious and the project manager was top-notch. This home did not disappoint.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eileen A.

  • 5 of 5

PERFECT! Amber was wonderful and Joanna was lovely when we arrived. We went for a family (7 of us) ski vacation and JH didn't disappoint! We had SNOW from Sunday night until Thursday. The Kelsey home is so welcoming it feels like your own. We were in need of nothing and many amenities left from other renters was an added bonus!( NOTE: don't buy bear spray...we left a 50.00 can there! Lol) The kitchen was nicely stocked and more than enough seating in the dining room and bar stools at counter. The pictures on this site do not do this home justice,it is light and airy with THREE cozy fireplaces and a master suite we wished we could pack up and take home. Pool was played daily and was truly amazing to us is not one of the five TV's ever went on!( 8 days) We saw wildlife everyday ( from the full wrap around deck!) and it's an easy walk to the river( a must do)the views of the range is stunning and you get both beautiful sunrises and sunsets! Town is about 20 minutes away( drive carefully MOOSE are abundant in the area!) A visit to the Mangy Moose is a must,BUBBA's in Jackson, the Brewery,silver dollar saloon and the million dollar cowboy bar for some local fun! Tom Mengelsen gallery,JH visitor center, museum across from the elk refuge and of course Teton NP and Yellowstone. This was our first winter trip and fourth trip to the area! Our next must do is a fall trip to see the Aspens! If there was one thing to mention about the house would be if you have any health issues that you are unable to go up and down stairs ,this house isn't for you. The stairs from the bedrooms to the main part of the house are on the steep side and the outside stairs for the wrap around deck are as well. Thank you Kelsey family and Joanna for making our trip one for the books. Maybe next time we can stay longer! WARNING: It WILL BE hard to leave!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, WI

An amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

We pulled up and we were amazed at how big and spacious this house was. They had put out some treats for us and a nice note. They also had the fridge stocked with some amazing essentials. There were a lot of rooms and a hot tub which is nice after a day of skiing. They had a lot of games and a pool table which is always entertaining. I would recommend this house to everyone!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Medford, NJ

Second time renting this property and loved it just as much as the first time!

  • 5 of 5

Our family met here for the 2nd time as four of our kids came from the west and we came from the east. It felt like home to all of us! We want to move here but that's not in the cards. This month rental was the next best thing! Saw a bunch of wildlife again... a mother moose with her calf....could have jumped off the back deck onto it's back! Saw an eagle one day and unlike last year, this year we had a fox visit us for a few days and then a great grey owl came by one evening and hung out. Pretty awesome!

It IS a wonderful setting and it's still hard to believe that you can see the Tetons from inside the house from many windows. So convenient to the ski area that you can have lunch back at the house if you want. Also found out that you can drive your car on the back side of the Elk refuge and actually be in the refuge where we saw a few eagles, many antelope and a bunch of Big Horn sheep...all up close and personal! Amazing!!!

We all hope to be able to come again next year! Thank you again for sharing!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleaning Fee $300

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