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What you will love about this home
It's a craftsman style bungalow that's a bit over 2000 square feet. It has lots of wood, mostly cherry and fir, and radiant, in-floor heat. We built it to be as eco-friendly as we could, with solar hot-water panels and natural, non-toxic finishes textiles.
There's a woodstove to sit in front of in the winter. A new patio soaks up the sun on the south side of the house, and a deck in back provides shade on warm days.
The master bedroom has a California king bed, the second bedroom has a full-size bed and the enclosed sleeping porch (our favorite place to sleep) has a queen.
Jackson Hole offers some of the best outdoor activities in the country. It's the perfect base from which to explore Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks with their phenomenal hiking, biking, fishing, climbing, rafting, kayaking, canoeing, skiing, snowshoeing and more. The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Snow King Ski Area are both nearby. World class golfing and fly-fishing are big draws too. We've lived here over 20 years and would love to introduce you to some of our favorite secret spots.
The town of Jackson retains an old-west feel--complete with wooden boardwalks, elk antler arches on the town square and a nightly "shoot out" but there's a lot more happening on the cultural front than one would expect in a town this size. The Center for the Arts hosts a wide range of musicians and artists. People come from all over to visit the art galleries and museums--and it's not all western art anymore. The restaurants are hard to beat.
One of the things that distinguishes this valley from just about any where else is the wildlife. It's part of our lives on a daily basis. You have a good chance to see any or all of the following animals: bears, bison, moose, coyote, antelope, elk, deer, bald eagles, osprey, blue heron, trumpeter swans, foxes, owls and much more.
Our home has a number of updates since these photos were taken. The kitchen now has granite counters, we've put solar panels on the roof, there's an enclosed sleeping porch (our favorite place to sleep) and new furniture in the living room. Will put up new photos soon!
What you will love about this neighborhood
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort rated #1 for 2014. That's the big news for skiers! You can see more at www.jacksonhole.com. But there's much more to our area.
We live within the Greater Yellowstone eco-system and are the gateway community to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. We're surrounded by spectacular, unspoiled mountains, rivers and lakes and within an easy drive of Yellowstone's geysers.
One of the most unique things about Jackson Hole (which we're working hard to preserve) is the abundance of wildlife. With luck, you might see black or grizzly bears, bison (buffalo), moose (maybe even in our yard), elk, wolves, fox, coyote, bald eagles, mule deer, big horn sheep, trumpeter swans, blue heron and much more. I've seen mountain lions once. We can tell you where you're most likely to see the animals, or recommend a wildlife viewing safari that you'll enjoy.
We live on a quiet, bike- and pedestrian-friendly road in the village of Wilson at the base of Teton Pass. The road ends about four miles to the north of us. A creek runs along the road for much of the distance. A hiking trail starts a couple of miles to the north. On a winter morning you can sit by the wood stove and watch the sun light up Mount Glory. If you're game, you can then drive to the top of Teton Pass, climb to the summit of Glory and ski back down to the car. If not, you can enjoy another cup of coffee.
Our neighbors are friendly, helpful and quiet.
The town of Wilson has pretty much everything you need--a bagel shop, pub, two restaurants, a ski/bike shop, general store (where you can buy everything from organic milk to Carharts), post office and bank. To reach it from our house you walk through a park and on a board walk over a wetlands preserve.
The entrance to Grand Teton National Park is about 10 miles from our house. The bike path takes you there, passing a nice coffee house, a gourmet market and the ski area along the way. Our bikes are generally available.
Wildlife-maybe even a moose in the yard
National Parks--Yellowstone and Grand Teton
Craftsman Home--built by hand, perfect home base
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