The SpaceThis new guesthouse, built in 2015, is a one bedroom, one bath contemporary timberframe cabin on 25 acres with a glorious view of the Grand Teton Mountains. It's best for one or two people or a small family who enjoy peacefulness and the outdoors. We are in the Teton Valley, one and a half hours from Yellowstone National Park and an hour from Jackson Hole Wyoming.
The bedroom has a king bed. Facing east, it has a private patio with an expansive and ever-changing view of the Grand Teton Mountains--a front row seat for magnificent mountain sunrises. The great room has a queen sleeper sofa and there are tables for dining and working.
Be aware there's no kitchen. The great room has essentials for basic cooking--microwave, mini fridge, single burner induction hotplate and simple cookware. So you won't starve, but please don't plan on gourmet cooking! For nice weather, there's a picnic table and a gas grill outside.
The setting is rural, but not wilderness. Our large property is in one of the few wildlife corridors in the valley and has natural meadows, aspen woods and a spring creek. A quarter-mile flat and scenic walking trail leads to another picnic table at the creek. Wildlife on the property has included moose, deer, elk, coyote, fox, badger, and marmot among others and many kinds of birds including great grey owls. Our next-door neighbors have horses, cattle and sheep.
There's no TV or wifi at this property. Internet is available in Driggs, 8 miles away. Mobile phone coverage is available at the guesthouse but the quality depends on your provider. Verizon service is very good but other providers' coverage may not be as reliable. Guest AccessThe property is accessed from the main road via a dirt road across a 200 yard easement. You will park in front of our cabin and then will walk on a gravel path about 40 feet to the guesthouse. Lock box with the key is on the front porch. You will be welcome to the whole guesthouse and 25 acres of meadows and woods with the creek running through it. Interaction with GuestsWe live in Seattle so all interaction will be remote unless we happen to be at our vacation cabin on the same property when you're there. In that case, we will probably say hi. The NeighborhoodThe Teton Valley is small-town America at its best. Three towns—Tetonia, Driggs and Victor—cater to visitors and residents alike.
Don’t miss some excellent eateries, the micro-breweries, an internationally-recognized artisan vodka distillery and the weekly summer farmers’ markets.
Try the Targhee Bluegrass Festival, Hot Air Balloon Festival, Music on Main summer concerts, Teton Valley Great Snow Fest, WYDAHO Rendezvous Mountain Bike Festival, Driggs Plein Air, Tin Cup Challenge benefit runs, Teton Valley Fair, Teton River Full Moon Float and more. Getting AroundIf you are coming by air, fly into Idaho Falls or Jackson WY. You will need a car and bikes would be nice too. Places to go:
4 miles - Teton River (fly-fishing, paddle board, floating)
8 miles - Driggs, Idaho (groceries, restaurants, Teton Geotourism Center, golf)
9 miles - Caribou-Targhee National Forest (hiking, wildlife, huckleberries)
18 miles - Grand Targhee Resort (skiing, scenic chair lift, horseback riding, hiking, bike park)
38 miles - South fork of the Snake River (fly-fishing)
38 miles- Yellowstone National Park, Bechler entrance
41 miles - Jackson, Wyoming (tourist mecca, rafting trips, skiing)
44 miles - St Anthony Sand Dunes
45 miles - Grand Teton National Park
46 miles - Mesa Falls
50 miles - Harriman State Park (riding, hiking, fly-fishing)
58 miles - Henry’s Fork (famous fly fishing)
87 miles - Yellowstone National Park, west entrance Other Things to NoteThis is a special place for both active adventures and quiet relaxation. Our guesthouse is a wonderful base for touring by car to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. While Jackson Hole to the east has mushroomed into a tourist mecca, the rustic communities of the Teton Valley on the western flank of the Tetons—the ”quiet side”—create an outdoors adventure capital.
The native wildflowers provide the ideal backdrop for day hikes, horseback riding, or a quiet float or paddle board on the Teton River. Teton Valley has excellent access to national forests for hiking and mountain biking. In the heart of some of America’s best fly-fishing country, activities include world-class fly-fishing, amazing powder skiing and boarding at Grand Targhee, the 30 mile Ashton-to-Tetonia Trail, PGA golf courses, rock-climbing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dune buggies at St Anthony Sand Dunes and scenic glider flights at the Driggs airport.
And if you are looking for a quiet place to just get away from it all, our guesthouse is a beautiful place great for relaxation, birdwatching, reading, writing in your journal, walking, romantic seclusion, or painting in a scenic, peaceful setting.