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Ed and Katie

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Private Retreat with Full Teton Views

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Mountain Views And Plenty of Wildlife

This home has it all - mountain views, private stream attracting wildlife of all kinds, and gorgeous cottonwood forest -- on 5 acres, not a neighbor to be heard. Yet this home is just 2 miles from the town of Wilson.

Watch elk, moose and deer feed, socialize and sleep in the backyard, or take in mountain views while enjoying the wood burning fire. Nestled in the cottonwood trees along a private stream, this home has spectacular full views of the Tetons, Rendezvous and Glory Bowl. Moose, elk, deer, water fowl, eagles, foxes and coyotes are regular visitors and can be viewed very closely from the homes' multiple windows. All wildlife photos in this listing were taken from inside the windows of the home. Our guests are regularly astounded at the up-close and personal experience they have had in our home.

Master bedroom has king-sized dual select-number mattress, en suite full bath with oversized soaking tub and separate vanity area. Custom built in-closet systems. Built-in heaters in tub and vanity areas provide additional cozy comfort. Private stream just outside master bedroom attracts abundant wildlife; moose, elk and deer known to visit next to windows for once-in-a-lifetime, heart-stopping experiences. Enjoy your coffee in bed and take in the views. Flat screen tv/cable in master.

Two guest bedrooms, both with Teton range views and convenient built-in closet space. First guest bedroom includes 2 extra-long twin beds (these can be joined to make another king-sized bed). Second guest bedroom houses a queen bed, desk space, and room for a crib. Guest full bathroom is accessible from main hallway or from first guest room. Laundry room has energy efficient washer and dryer. A 'tomato height-right' high chair can accommodate sitting baby to a 50 pound child.

Kitchen overlooks a pool-game room with an antique billiards table, floor to ceiling windows with views to rear meadows and cottonwoods, and frequent wildlife viewing. Pool-game room opens to rear deck, spacious seating for outdoor dining, gas grill and private stream.

Living and dining room combination room showcases a wood burning fireplace, floor to ceiling windows opening views to the Tetons, Rendezvous and Glory Bowl and the meadows. With all those views, you won't have much time for TV, but just in case there is a large, flat screen SMART TV. Heat throughout home is baseboard.

Perfect for your winter ski vacation or summer mountain adventure. Located 10 minutes from either Teton Village or the town of Jackson. Close to all Jackson Hole attractions, such as Grand Teton National Park (20 minutes), Yellowstone (1 hour), Snake River launch points (5 minutes), hiking trails on Teton Pass, WY and Teton County, Idaho.

Private property manager available to help throughout your stay, stock the refrigerator or other services to help make your stay comfortable and convenient.

Long term bookings favored and appropriate rate reductions extended.

Children welcome, polite dogs considered. Sorry, no cats due to allergies. No smoking. No RVs, ATVs or campers; no hunting on premises, no snowmobiles, party capacity strictly limited to 6. Our stream is not deep enough for fishing.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ed and Katie (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Ed and Katie

Property built by an environmental studies professor in 1971, specifically designed to take in the beautiful views and wildlife year-round. This home has been owned by the same family since it was built.

Why Ed and Katie chose Jackson Hole area

This home has the Jackson Hole tri-fecta - gorgeous full Teton views, complete privacy and in the woods, and unbelievable variety of wildlife views.

What makes this house unique

Private seclusion but 2 miles from town of Wilson, 1 mile from bike path trail system.


based on 11 traveler reviews

Private Retreat with Full Teton Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Ideal vacation retreat

  • 5 of 5

My brother and my dad and I rented this home for a week in July and used it as a base camp to explore the area. The owners went above and beyond in all respects to ensure we had everything we needed. The kitchen is well-stocked with culinary tools and we enjoyed the use of a spotting scope and several books for the area. Oh, and we had several moose stop by and hang out in the back yard. Just a wonderful home and we were really grateful for the extra attention. I'd go back tomorrow!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family visit

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a week. I loved the location as wildlife was seen very close to the house almost every day. (I learned to always carry my camera.) Wilson is a beautiful area with wildlife and the house has wonderful views of the Tetons, yet close to the town square for shopping and great restaurants. A lot of thought was put into the house to accommodate a family for a short or extended stay.

I definitely would recommend for all to visit......especially if you want to see a bull Elk with 5 female (cows) (in mating season now) walking by the house and a huge moose strolling by the house windows on their way to nearby Snake River. And what an experience to hear the bull Elk "bugling" to his cows ... at night... to get their attention. Worth the trip.


  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation at Katie and Ed's home. It was really perfect for us in every way. We loved the wildlife that came around the house (moose, elk, ducks, etc.). The house was clean and well furnished with all the necessary supplies. It is so close to Jackson Hole, Wilson and Grand Teton that we went to all three almost each day. We also used Brushbuck tours for our wildlife guides to GT and Yellowstone and that was incredible as well. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute! We will definitely recommend to all our friends!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Family Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had stayed at a resort in Teton Village our first time to Jackson Hole and were so overwhelmed by the beauty of the area that we knew we had to bring the whole family the next time. The only problem was that we're a family of five and logistically, just didn't make sense to try to hotel it. It's rare that vacations help a family grow closer, but this home definitely did it for us! Because of the layout, there was no "caving" with kids behind closed doors, but all of us together in the main room with views of the Teton mountain range out the window as we shared breakfast or dinner together. There were the family pool tournaments that inevitably ended in laughter at our lack of prowess as well as the amazement we shared about the wildlife that make their home nearby. Elk, mama and baby moose, and deer were an almost daily experience that always took our breath away. We probably would have seen more, but we weren't in Jackson Hole to stay inside everyday! The house is perfectly located for day trips to fly fish cutthroat trout in the Snake River, drives to nearby Jackson or hikes in Grand Teton National Park. A great place to stay!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris, we're so glad it was a memorable vacation and that you all had such a nice time. Thanks for being a great guest! Katie
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Baltimore, MD

A Perfect Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great location a short drive from GTNP, Teton Village and the town of Jackson. The house is clean, spacious, extremely comfortable and well stocked. Most importantly, it is situated in a quiet spot, with mountain views out the front and beautiful wildlife and bird viewing out the back. Owners very helpful and attentive.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David! Glad you all had a great time and had everything you needed. Please come again! Katie
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Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

If this house had a name, Absolutely Perfect would be most apt! The view, the wildlife, the accommodations, the privacy yet accessibility to nearby sights, and the care and concern of the hosts, were all more than we expected. To be able to feel like you are sitting in your own home and enjoy such beautiful views of the Tetons and the abundant wildlife is our idea of Paradise.

We saw a moose twice and deer several times, but our greatest wonder was the herd of elk that came right in front of the house - 3 different times! There were 20-30 each time. We also became rather attached to a pair of Canadian Geese and looked forward to seeing them several times each day. They seemed to be very much at home in the stream behind the house. Because of the heavy snow that still covered much of Yellowstone, we did not see the typical wildlife there, but we had an abundance to view when we returned to the house.

The house was so very well equipped with everything we needed. We have often stayed in VRBO's, and the first order of business is usually a trip to a nearby store for soap, paper towels, etc. Not so here - everything was there, with an encouraging word to use what was needed. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything you need for cooking and/or baking. There were plenty of extra towels and linens. There were even toiletry items, in case you forgot anything essential!

I could go on and on about this property. As I said -"Absolutely Perfect". I would definitely recommend it, and hope to be able to return soon. Thank you, Katie and Ed!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Debbie and Family: we're so pleased you had a wonderful time and that you had everything you needed. There are no words for the thrill of a wildlife visit - and we are glad you saw a nice variety of elk, moose and deer. We also enjoy the variety of birds, cranes and ducks that love making a home in the stream. We welcome your return, and thank you for your nice review! Katie and Ed
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Jackson Hole Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Teton Pass or Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Car: recommended

Enjoy all that Jackson Hole offers - summer hiking, fishing, white water rafting, mountain climbing, horseback riding, fall hunting, wildlife viewing and winter skiing, sledding, cross country and snowshoeing; BBQ restaurants and high end dining and spas. 15 minutes from Teton Village, 10 minutes to Jackson, 20 minutes to Grand Teton National Park, 1 hour to Yellowstone (southern entrance).


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Summer 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 19 2016
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Sep 20 2016 - Dec 9 2016
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Wilson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • Both bathrooms newly renovated, tiled and custom cabinetry.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , King sized bed is dial-a-number
    First Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Two Extra Long Twin Beds
    Queen Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen sized bed
  • All three bedrooms newly carpeted, painted and fresh, new linens and mattresses 2013.
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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