Hello all, and happy fall!
You probably know by now that The Clear Creek Group takes fabulous care of houses as well as guests! And because of this, we have been able to blend our personal and professional lives to such an extent that our clients and Clear Creek Group guests often become our friends. We are very proud of this.
The new Fish Creek Lodge 1 is a perfect example. We have grown to know and love the owners of this gorgeous property. As I photographed the house the other day with the team, I felt the care and attention the owners had put into it: (The incredible art! The collection of antique door knockers to welcome guests in the entry hall! The vintage Jackson Hole postcards!) and was overwhelmed with gratitude for their friendship – and for the confidence they have in our company and our caretaking department.
Fish Creek Lodge 1 is great house, a house with heart, and it is ready for guests right now; a perfect home base for fall adventures. Autumn is a magnificent time to visit Jackson Hole, and this house, set at the base of the vast grounds of Shooting Star – is the perfect location to access the park, the wildlife, the town and the village.
It’s a rustic, spacious home, with an extraordinary collection of art and artifacts that invigorates every light-filled space, engaging the eye and mind. Everything is mde with care and craftsmanship behind the Lodge’s barnwood exterior. A double-height living and dining area is anchored to earth by a huge wood-burn
ing stone fireplace, equilibrium for the vertiginous view outside the floor-to-ceiling windows. Paragliders and bald eagles soar by, and the bright red tram lifts hikers and skiers to the summit of Rendezvous peak. Ample soft seating invites family, friends or newlyweds (it’s the ultimate romantic getaway) together in a wide, fireside circle, or for meals at the long dining table.A TV above the hearth is cleverly concealed behind a rectangle of weathered boards. Just off the living room, a corridor leads to a carpeted guest bedroom and its private bathroom, as well as the laundry, a powder room and the garage.
The kitchen, open to the great room, is a lovely mix of rustic details and gleaming modernity. Classic barn lights illuminate a marble countertop; old hand-hewn beams and stained wood cabinetry frame a fully-outfitted space with double ovens, refrigeration and microwave drawers, and a built-in wine cooler.
Honestly, there is not a thing missing in this house. The owners seem to have anticipated every need and move of Clear Creek Group guests. Cooking in the kitchen will be a pleasure as every pot, pan, piece of equipment or table linens you could think of has been provided. And if they forgot it, we’ll get it for you!
Doors flanking the living room fireplace open to the stone terrace and the sound of the merry little creek tumbling by. A covered seating area has a gas fireplace, and the outdoor dining table and a roomy hot tub wait right around the corner, with a magnificent backdrop of mountains, ski slopes and sky.
The terraces are abundantly and comfortably furnished for maximum coziness, while marveling at the stunning views with breakfast coffee or evening cocktails.
Upstairs at this luxury Jackson Hole vacation home are two bedrooms, with a den between them that can easily and comfortably convert to a third sleeping space. The master bedroom is over the garage, a big room with a gas fireplace and a seating area in front of a picture window. An airy paneled bathroom with double sinks, private water closet, glass walled shower and soaking tub stands beside a walk in closet.
The second bedroom has two upholstered twin beds that can be converted to a king bed. A walk-through closet leads to the guest bath, with double sinks and a shower.
Fish Creek Lodge 1 is truly in an ideal spot – right in the middle of Jackson Hole’s wild wonderland, a mile from Grand Teton National Park, and yet walking distance to the restaurants, shops and entertainment of downtown Jackson and Teton Village. In fact, the Shooting Star shuttle will pick you up at your door and take you right to the slopes.
And here’s the kicker: The Clear Creek Group has another Shooting Star house right next door. Fish Creek Lodge 2! Different in design and feeling from Lodge 1, but wonderful in its own right. I will post about that one soon… but just imagine renting both homes, side by side, for an extended family reunion, a getaway with lots of friends, or a corporate retreat. I mean really, can you beat that?
P.S. I can’t forget to thank Gordon Gregory for this stunning photography-Thanks, Gordon!