Jackson Hole is quickly emerging as one of the preeminent creative destinations in the Rocky Mountain West. The Clear Creek Group recently caught up with two of the valley’s most progressive style icons; Interior Designer Kristin Fay, and Gallerist Taylor Piggott to discuss their design principals, and emerging trends in the local market.
Traditional log homes, from small retreats to family estates, are everywhere in the valley; from downtown Jackson to exclusive subdivisions like John Dodge and Solitude. These materials mixed with stone, plaster, barn wood, and steel windows can create a stunning, rustic retreat. With the right touch, log-design can retain the heritage of the materials, while still providing that authentic Western feel.
Before homeowners arrive, and after they leave, The Clear Creek Group’s team of over 11 full-time caretakers tackle everything from stocking firewood to setting thermostats. Scott Mele is one of those caretaking professionals.
A snowshoe hike in Grand Teton National Park can transform how you think about winter, and it will leave you with some pretty amazing photos, and memories, too.
Currently, you will find there isn’t much inventory for locals or those seeking a vacation home. Real estate prices in Jackson have largely rebounded from the 2008 recession, when many properties lost 40 percent of their value or more, and there is not a lot of inventory for locals or vacation homeowners.
Jackson is a home to stories—many that have been shared repeatedly, and many that have never been told. Being a center for tourism, conservation, and natural splendor, this small Wyoming town nestled in the Rocky Mountains is rich with characters and activities, a proverbial land of opportunity that has made a habit of resetting and recharging with each variation of the temperature.
A luxury home includes quality appointments and furnishings, but those are the easy things,” says interior designer Jacque Jenkins-Stireman, a member of the design/development team at Shooting Star, a golf and resort community near the base of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort where The Clear Creek Group has several rental homes.
The autumn off-season is one of Jackson Hole’s best-kept secrets, and, to the number of locals and visitors who linger around after Labor Day, there is no greater reward than the annual Fall Arts Festival.
Some of the nations most celebrated sculptors, photographers and painters discovered their inner artist and adventurous spirit in Jackson Hole. The Clear Creek Group visited a few of these artisans to discuss what that led them to find refuge in Jackson Hole’s wild and beautiful landscape.
Like most Jacksonites, Meagan Murtagh’s schedule is packed. She has been in the real estate market for nine years while also running The Scout Guide Jackson Hole as its all-in editor/sales team/photographer.
Everywhere you look, Jackson Hole chefs and foodies and using the valley as their laboratory to create community events, push the limits of what it’s possible to grow in this uniquely challenging climate, and bring impeccable wines and platings to visitors and locals alike.
With nearly 12 years of experience under his belt at this point, Phil Stevenson has a seasoned perspective on the ebbs and flows of the valley’s real estate market, though ebbs have not really been part of the trend in recent years. Looking ahead to the remainder of 2017, he predicts real estate agents will continue to see low levels of inventory.
Jackson Hole is starting the New Year the way we like best: blanketed in 264 inches of fresh snow (and counting). Visitors are stepping off planes with their expression pre-dialed to “Wow!” while locals are hustling to get out on the slopes as much as possible. Before you stock your own roof rack with gear and get out there on the hill, consider Jackson Hole’s unique terrain and your own skiing goals.
Hi All, Wanted everyone to know that this has been a banner year for TCCG Real Estate, especially over the past several months, when we have had fifteen closings, most recently three closings on three consecutive days. With the memory of these most recent closings fresh in our minds, we wanted to share a few reminders […]
Sandwiched between the ascents and river trips of summer and the thrillingly snowy descents of the winter, fall is a bit of a secret season–a brief respite of slow and golden days, ranging wildlife, and new excursions into the outdoors.
Spring, in Jackson Hole, is more of a date stamp than a weather shift. As soon as the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort closes—signaling the end of lift-induced skiing—spring sets in and local families bid farewell to winter by jetting to the desert or coast for sunny Spring Breaks. Despite the exodus, spring remains a vital […]
Somewhere in the annals of Jackson Hole Real Estate is a 17 year old Janet Helm’s travel journal. There between sanguine chronicles of family road trips and first hand accounts of adventures in a small Wyoming resort town, positioned adjacent pencil sketches of the Teton range are the words “I’m going to live here someday.” […]
From lively bar hopping to scenic hot tubbing, the slopeside lifestyle extends far beyond convenient access to world-class runs. TCCG Concierges introduce guests to a bevy of amenities that expand the allure of ski-in/ski-out properties. With so many diversions at their doorsteps, TCCG guests can spend their full vacation traipsing between hotspots in their ski […]
Elvis Costello. Grace Potter. Zac Brown Band. Lyle Lovett. You wouldn’t be off-track assuming such a roster belongs to a big city venue. Not so: The winter concert lineup in Jackson Hole belies the size of the valley. Now more than ever, top-tier acts are stopping in the Tetons as part of western tours – […]
Many guests arrive in Jackson Hole with a known affinity for this place, but without knowing many people. Offering our connections as orientation, we strive to be our guests’ touchstone in the valley. The relationships we forge with guests often grow into lasting friendships. Consider Foley Morrell: A mother of two twentysomething children, Foley arrived […]
Weather permitting, fall is prime time for fishing the Tetons. Although this week’s deluge has presented a doozy: showers usually inspire fish to rise, but the steady downpour of recent days has turned the Snake River a shade of latte – too murky even for fish’s intrepid appetites. According to our resident expert Reynolds Pomeroy, […]
We, like you, value gracious hospitality as we assume the responsibilities of both host and caretaker. “We believe in building trusting relationships with our homeowners and our guests, a process that begins with the very first interaction,” said TCCG Development Associate Carly Kelly. “We want our homeowners to communicate their expectations so we can provide a seamless […]
Take a walk on the wild side… by attending one of the many public events planned during the Jackson Hole Wild Festival. Starting today at the Center for the Arts, the ambitious festival invites the community to experience the wide world of wildlife films. Tonight’s opening event portends the adventures to come throughout the week: […]
The joie de vivre of Jackson never feels more palpable than on the day of Old Bill’s Fun Run For Charities. And best of all: All of the smiles are in support of community. Since the founding of Old Bill’s in 1997, the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole has raised more than $111 million. Last […]
John Jennings of Peak Builders has built not one but two homes for Phil Stevenson. The first Phil and his wife Betsy bought in Indian Trails and had John, the original builder, renovate. When a fire claimed their beloved house, they turned to John and once again, he impressed them as a person and a […]
Four years ago, The New York Times chronicled the uncertain future of Snow King Resort under the ominous headline, “In the Shadow of Grand Resorts, a Town Hill Struggles.” The article told of the Town Hill’s history as the first ski area in Wyoming and one of the oldest in the nation. “The ski slope that rises […]
The moment before the music begins, a still hush settles on Walk Festival Hall as all eyes turn to the conductor. Rapt with anticipation, the audience waits for the baton to fall and the sparks to rise. In its 54th season, the Grand Teton Music Festival creates memorable classical music experiences for all involved in […]
A worldly celebration of food, wine and philanthropy descended upon the Tetons this weekend. Over the course of three days beginning Thursday, the Jackson Hole Wine Auction hosted patrons mixing and mingling with some of the world’s most renowned chefs and winemakers, while simultaneously sampling their acclaimed creations – all to benefit the valley’s beloved Grand Teton […]
After cultivating careers in London and New York, Rush Jenkins and Klaus Baer chose to root their lives and their firm, WRJ Design, in this rare landscape. Now profoundly inspired by place, they channel their experience with the sublime into every home they design. From their roost in Wyoming, Rush and Klaus remain connected to […]
Christian Burch and John Frechette are the JH archetype of creative entrepreneurship. Both changed the course of their careers by launching retail venture at once inspired and integral to the community. MADE and Mountain Dandy attest to their pairing of vision and dedication. John moved from the East Coast to Jackson in 2007 to be […]
We are firm believers in silver linings, even on Tax Day. And in Wyoming, the silver lining is state shaped considering the nearly non-existent levying of state taxes. So if today finds you tearing your hair out, consider becoming a cowboy. “Unlike most states, Wyoming does not impose any sort of tax on the incomes […]
A 35-year resident of Jackson Hole, Reynolds Pomeroy knows the market inside and out, quite literally considering his diverse professional experience. A recent addition to TCCG Brokerage Team, his resume includes founder and co-owner of Westbank Anglers, general manager of Crescent H Ranch, general manager of Watchguard Security Systems, Teton County Planning Commissioner, Jackson Hole Land […]
In French, “couloir” means a passage or corridor, from which English extrapolated a way to describe the dramatic terrain – a steep mountainside gorge – a feature so often found in the Rocky Mountain West. The Teton business community has taken the term one step further by using it to describe the steep, but rewarding, […]
One of the key elements of fine dining is plating. How the food is presented to the diners plays an integral role in setting the atmosphere and character of the restaurant. Through the skill of the chef, the plate will ideally highlight star ingredients and balance colors and textures. He or she also must ensure […]
The first thing you notice when you step into Phil Stevenson’s office at 120 West Pearl Avenue are the windows. Stretching from floor to ceiling and occupying nearly all of the available wallspace, the windows are a charming, albeit unavoidable distraction into the magnetic buzz of daily life in downtown Jackson. Phil’s back is turned […]
While the name “Jackson Hole” is often the impetus for visions of holiday ski sabbaticals, seasonal reunions with area wildlife, and escapes into the refined portfolio of mountain eateries, astute visitors are finding that owning a home in Jackson Hole is as increasingly pragmatic as it is desirable. Navigating the transition between high-country guest and […]
While you may hear the occasional groan when it’s time to put away the hiking boots and pull out the down jackets, nothing binds the Jackson community together like the onset of the upcoming winter months. The Tetons are the first to taste the snow, of course, but soon the buttes are all frosted with […]
Wyoming stands out once again as the most tax-friendly state in the Union, according to the 2015 State Business Tax Climate Index. TCCG Real Estate buyers and sellers are increasingly aware of the benefits of Wyoming’s tax structure to both sides of any real estate transaction. We would be glad to elaborate on these benefits, whether […]
The days surrounding Halloween have always possessed a certain confidence, a reassurance to all that Autumn is at its peak. In more temperate climates, you’d be able to identify all the Martha Stewart Living-esque leaf arrangements, festive lawn decorations and window dressings as you traipse through your local neighborhoods. However, in Jackson, where the blustery, Autumn months […]
The days of petticoats and neckerchiefs may have passed, but you’ll find that the cowboys and cowgirls of Jackson Hole still possess the same lively Wyoming spirit that prevailed a century ago. While the famed Million Dollar Cowboy Bar has experienced its fair share of upgrades, it still encapsulates the timeless joy of hunkering down […]
When it comes to autumn in Jackson Hole, the first thing you notice is the warmth. While there’s always a chance there could be a wave of Indian Summer heat that tricks you into thinking shorts are still appropriate attire in October, this particular warmth has nothing to do with temperature. The ground has already […]