Bunkrooms are popular because they maximize the number of beds in a room. Functional is good. Better though are bunkrooms that kick it up a notch—either with bigger beds, custom bunks, super cozy décor, and/or games. Here are some of our favorite bunkrooms from our portfolio of luxury Jackson Hole rental properties.
Four Pines 9
If the elk antler-bench and row of cowboy hats hanging in the entrance of Four Pines 9 doesn’t clue you in that you’re in Wyoming, the 4-bedroom home’s bunkroom will. The four built-in bunks here are made of hand-hewn, reclaimed timbers. Guests stay warm under Woolrich Hudson’s Bay wool blankets.
Four Pines 6
Guests lucky enough to snag a bed in this bunkroom in Four Pines 6 might never want to leave—the room is that cozy, even though the home itself is decorated in a more contemporary style than many other homes in the community. “Contemporary and cozy do not have to be mutually exclusive,” says Jackson-based designer Jacque Jenkins-Stireman. And then there’s this bunkroom’s shuffleboard table. Also, this bunkroom, along with a wet bar and adjacent bedroom with two twin beds, is in a wing of the house that can be closed off from the rest of the property. It even has its own entrance by the garage.
Fish Creek Lodge 75
All three of the bedrooms in Fish Creek Lodge 75, including this 4-bed bunkroom, overlook the East Fork of Fish Creek, which runs through the home’s back yard. On the home’s second-floor, the bunkroom is down the hall from a media room with a large 4K TV, which is hooked up to a PlayStation game console. Not that anyone staying here will spend that much time inside; the skiing, biking, and hiking trails of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort are only a mile away.
If Holly Haus, on a gentle hillside just outside the boundaries of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, is the ultimate cabin in the woods, its bunkroom feels like the ultimate tree house. A window in it looks out to thick groves of aspens, and also lodge pole pines, through which sometimes elk, moose, and bears wander. But, while this bunkroom feels like a tree house, it has easy access to an amenity most tree houses don’t: an outdoor hot tub.
Cirque View Homestead
On Cirque View Homestead’s second floor, this four bed-bunkroom suite features three built-in, custom twin bunks and one full-size bunk. San Francisco, Scottsdale, and Jackson Hole-based KAM Designs decorated the room to match the rest of the six-bedroom home—it is gracious, sophisticated, and comfortable. Cirque View’s ground floor includes a home theater (with stadium seating, naturally) and a game room with both billiard and card tables and a wet bar.
Royal Wulff Lodge
If the stocked private pond at Royal Wulff Lodge is the property’s best feature, its 4-bed bunkroom (all four beds are full size) might be its second-best. (Although the bunkroom might be tied with the lodge’s great room, which has soaring 25+ foot ceilings and a wall of windows.) Warm and woody, the bunkroom is near Royal Wulff’s rec room, which has a pool table, bar, game table, and ample seating.
Shooting Star Cabin 4
Hidden inside the gorgeous, rambling stone and timber Shooting Star Cabin 4 is what might be the valley’s best family room. This contemporary cabin near the base of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has two bedroom suites with king size beds, a third bedroom with two twin beds, and this 5-bed bunkroom that includes two pairs of trundle beds set into a cozy, light-filled nook ringed by windows and also a queen-size bed in its own alcove at the other end of the room.