The word “hearth” is a cognate of Dutch, German, and Old English origin that dates roughly to 900 A.D. Clearly, humans have been trying to get this fireplace thing right for awhile. In Jackson Hole, the quest for the coziest, most hot-cocoa-and-mulled-wine friendly fireplace continues unabated. There are two reasons for this: It gets cold here. Below zero cold. The second reason? Our extraordinary indigenous building materials and unique western past inspire architects and homeowners to bring the hearth truly home, so to speak.
Enjoy these glimpses at a range of fireplaces in the exceptional selection of properties we represent at the Clear Creek Group. Then envision yourself cozied up as you watch the snow drift outside.
Spark, Kindling: Action.
Ski-in and settle down for Christmas Eve storytelling and family time in front of this massive 30 foot river rock fireplace in the den at Slopeside Apres Vous. Lit by gas, the fireplace hearkens back to classic lodge-style detailing with its gleaming hand-carved wooden mantle. The buttery texture of the camel-colored leather sofas complements the carving and provides ample space to nestle in on a cold winter’s night.
This Wall Rocks
Distressed timber beams meet a full rock wall to create this dramatic barnhouse-style peaked roof at the Shooting Star Cabin. The wood-burning fireplace, which cleverly blends in with the wall, makes for the perfect spot to enjoy the views outside and scheme for a day slicing turns at Teton Village.
Simple & Sleek
Don’t let the initially simple profile of Canyon Land’s fireplace fool you. This hearth of cut stone is double-sided, magnificently dividing the home’s Great Room with masonry that calls to mind the precise blocks of a Mondrian painting. Offset by an elegant cast iron chandelier and bright spindle chairs and sofas, the interior styling marries modern with warmth and simplicity.
Hearth With a View
Perched high above the the valley floor with a sweetheart view of the Teton Range, Spirit Dance Lodge offers multiple wrap-around terraces and porches. Step directly from the sauna or steam room right up to the alcove fire pit, perfect for marshmallow roasting, stargazing, or storytelling in all seasons. The only thing you’ll need is a sense of adventure…and some warm boots to slip on.
What we love about this unique Fish Creek Lodge 08 fireplace is its textures. Weathered barnwood, stone, and hand-blown glass chandeliers add an extra spark to this space (no pun intended). Against the neutral and contemporary palette, pops of blue and cream impart a sense of quietude. Form follows function as well with a rollaway barnwood panel that conceals the home’s television, plus customized built-in nooks to store firewood.
Wheelhaus, Real Heat
Who says staying in a tiny home means scrimping on comforts? Wheelhaus makes the most of small footprints with innovative, roomy designs that trade square footage for maximum impact. This electric hearth is no different, with a streamlined shape that adds a burst of light to one wall and plays off the light wood floors, oatmeal-colored rug, and metal spring stool set.
The Buffalo House hearth is right on trend, featuring a massive rough-hewn stone mantle. Whether fashioned of large, hand-selected stone or large inset chunks of reclaimed wood, this style has swept many Jackson Hole interiors with a focus on regionally-sourced materials, statement-sized pieces, and impeccable craftsmanship.
Sweet (and Toasty) Dreams
The sweet details of Prairie’s End include a cozy master suite, complete with gas fireplace. We dare you to resist the urge to snuggle under the covers or next to the window, turning the leaves of your favorite book.
Home on the Range
At Phillips Ridge, a state-of-the-art range-top stove gleams beneath a copper backsplash, creating a singular twist on the kitchen “hearth.” Whether perched on one of the island’s barstools or sneaking a peek from the landing above, the Ridge’s soaring showstopper adds a homestead twist to all the accoutrements of modern cooking.
Merry & Bright
It all starts here with the cheerful potbellied iron stove inside the River Walk residence’s guest home. Complete with fire-engine red chimney, this wood burning wonder lends authentic log cabin charm to the house and reminds us that just a short century ago, we lived in heavy pioneer territory. Let’s toast that heritage as we gather families, friends, and loved ones around the hearthstone to celebrate this year.