[Under Contract] Birdsongs and fly fishing make this naturalist enclave a birder’s and fisher’s paradise. The 2-bedroom guesthouse and recreational barn on 14.3 acres look out on a pond with a private stream nearby. The owners love to tune into the sounds of nature from the covered porch and watch the trumpeter swans bathe under the moonlight. In fact, they were so happy with the way the living space turned out, that they never built the main house, even though they laid the infrastructure for it in 2005. The versatility of the property offers a cozy nest from which to plan adventures and envision your new home. The gated community offers a back door entrance into town and private access to miles of hiking and ski trails, streams for fly fishing, a lap pool, tennis courts, a cabin and an equestrian center.
This spacious retreat is tucked away in a neighborhood that is the envy of many locals because of its tranquility, with no road noise, and central location. The land is perfectly situated off Hwy 22 with two private entrances that make going on an afternoon ski at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort or dinner in-town a breeze. The winding entrance and the steep elevation of Boyle’s Hill within the ranch lead to rewarding Teton vistas. Cottonwood trees are sprinkled throughout the property and frame views of Glory peak and uninterrupted wilderness. Almost half of the 1200 acres in Indian Springs Ranch are under conservation easements that are open to residents for recreating and home to abundant wildlife.
Inside, the 1,000 square foot guesthouse is as welcoming as a cabin in the woods. The electric fireplace warms you up quickly and a large window seat beneath a picture window invites you to curl up with a blanket and grab a book to read from the built-in bookshelf. The kitchen is efficient yet still connected to nature with a window facing the Teton range. The bedrooms inspire wonder with high ceilings, a walk-in closet in the master and en-suite bathrooms. It is the kind of place that lives large in a small space.
The 660 square foot front-end of the multi-purpose barn is all for play, with concrete floors, a powder room and a wet bar - a perfect setup for a game room. Throw open the oversized doors and double the space for a cookout on a large patio facing the pond, which is large enough for paddleboarding and fishing. The back of the barn has another 564 square feet of garage for two cars plus storage space for boats, fishing rods, skis, snowshoes and bikes.
The sound of moose crackling through the willows, swimming in the pond or elk bugling for mates in the fall reminds the owners that the wildlands next door serve as important habitat for big game as well as for birds and waterfowl. Trumpeter swans nest as many as 60 cygnets each spring nearby with the help of Wyoming Wetlands Society. Wildlife biologists from Teton Science Schools, which owns the habitat that abuts Indian Springs Ranch and often bands birds and surveys wildlife nearby to protect their habitat. Cutthroat trout swim in three nearby streams, one of which runs through the property.
The tranquility of living without road noise yet having access to all of the amazing amenities here is unparalleled. In addition to all of the wilderness, residents can board their horses and host events at the Molesworth cabin next to the pool. The proximity to town and Teton Village is what makes all of the wilderness that surrounds this unique property so easy to enjoy. Some days the owners say they even see more wildlife than humans on a trip to the grocery store.