Ode to the Fireplace 

While much of the country begins its spring thaw, Jackson remains cloaked in snow. Still bundled in layers outside and blankets in, Jackson residents consider February the halfway mark of the season. Thoroughly set in our winter ways, we have firmly established our cold-nipped habits – prime among them doing everything fireside.

As such, fireplaces serve as the hub of most Jackson homes – both social and aesthetic. Oftentimes the visual anchor of a room, fireplaces help establish the aesthetic of a space. And even with summer’s warm days, brisk nights bring everyone back to the fire. With this Jackson predilection in mind, we peruse our portfolio of villas for some of the finest examples of fireplaces and stoves found in Jackson Hole and beyond. Because if we had to pick the design signature of Jackson, it would certainly be the fireplace.

Whether sparking relaxation or merriment, hearths serve as the heart of our homes.


A look at a few of our favorite fireplaces

Wilderness Meadow

Wilderness Meadow

In villas with views, fireplaces can help frame the mountain majesty. In Wilderness Meadow, windows flank the stone fireplace and provide direct sightlines to the sculpted fairway steps away. In the modern masterpiece Wilderness Meadow, glass surrounds the living area, making nature an integral part of the design aesthetic. The angled concrete chimney complements the mountain slopes within sight of the pristine property as well as the Eames lounge chairs that flank the hearth.

Big Sky

Big Sky

Fireplaces also serve as literal frames for fine art as is the case in Big Sky, where flames complement the fiery palette of the sunrise photograph above the mantle. In the nearby living room, a Western bronze sculpture sits on the mantle, claiming the space of prime importance.

Granite Ridge Homestead

Granite Ridge HomesteadGranite Ridge Homestead takes a similar curatorial approach. Masterworks flank the fireplace, including a beautiful American Indian hide painting and a Kate Hunt sculpture.

Phillips Ridge

Phillips RidgeFireplaces can cue relaxation. Consider Phillips Ridge, where warm nooks are nestled next to sculptural bathtubs in the master and third guest suite. TVs also accompany a soak, making for meeting of old warmth and modern convenience. Granite Ridge Lodges boast fireplaces in master suites, adding to the intimacy.

Fish Creek Lodges

Fish Creek LodgesIn the Fish Creek Lodges, the two-story chimneys become exclamation points of scale for the soaring great rooms.

Canyon Land

Canyon Land

Setting at aesthetic tone, the main fireplace at Canyon Land speaks to the architectural foresight found throughout the home: log storage is deftly designed into the stonework, creating a moment of convenience and visual cohesion. The same architectural signature can be found inside the Fish Creek Lodges: in addition to the integrated log storage, a barnwood inset – nearly camouflaged by the Montana moss stone fireplace – provides covert cover for the flat-screen TV and evidence of ingenious design.

Home on the Range

Home on the Range

In Home on the Range, intricate stonework creates a graceful portico around the fire, an aesthetic echoed in the dining room and master suite.

Snow Ridge

Snow Ridge

The sophisticated palette applied to Snow Ridge begins with the serenely contemporary statement made by the creamy marble fireplace.

Prairie’s End

Prairie's End

At Prairie’s End, the chimney, sheathed in barnwood, echoes the shape of a barn – a meta-moment ruminating on material and space.

On the Elk Refuge

On the Elk RefugeTerraced fire pits offer opportunities for unforgettable moments spent fireside outdoors. The fire pit at On the Elk Refuge provides the quintessential experience of place with direct views of the full Teton range.

Spirit Dance Lodge

Spirit Dance Lodge

Spirit Dance Lodge may claim the most covetable fire pit in all of Jackson. Built into an oval terrace, the fire pit is perched high above the Snake River Valley, providing unparalleled panoramic views.

Prairie Smoke

Prairie Smoke

At Prairie Smoke, a red-enameled wood burning stove lends character to the cozy guesthouse.

Wilderness Meadow

Wilderness Meadow 2

Less classic, Wilderness Meadow placed a modern metal stove inside the master suite, a design choice that complements the impeccably contemporary aesthetic applied throughout the residence.