[SOLD] Five miles from Jackson’s iconic downtown and a good cup of coffee, this property’s driveway drops into a 65-acre refuge, where a first-class spring creek weaves through six ponds and incomparably beautiful open land. From the back deck, the sounds of nature replace the hum of a vibrant mountain community. Circled by uninterrupted alpine views and conservation land, Cody Creek Sanctuary is home to an elk herd, bald eagles, blue herons and trumpeter swans, as well as magnificent waterways brimming with native cutthroat trout. For years, romantics chose ranches in the middle of nowhere for adventure and the therapeutic benefits of living outside. This sanctuary, suited for the modern pioneer who wants it all, is like a mini national park—in the middle of everywhere.
A Refuge Five Minutes from Town
Tucked away in the prestigious Dairy Ranches, Cody Creek Sanctuary's proximity to town is unmatched in the West. Only five minutes from downtown Jackson, this 65-acre property, populated by elk, deer, and a myriad of other native species, feels miles from the hubbub of civilization. From the expansive back deck of a hand-hewn log home, your own tranquil Wyoming refuge unfolds. Cody Creek winds throughout the entire length of the property, connecting 6 ponds and providing sustenance for hundreds of native animals inhabiting the backyard. Bordered by thousands of acres of lands protected by the Jackson Hole Land Trust to the south, west, and north, Cody Creek Sanctuary ensures uninterrupted views of awe-inspiring mountains, expansive open space, and maximum privacy from future development. A short drive or bike ride from modern amenities, world-class cultural events, and shopping, this refuge allows you to take advantage of the tranquility of the outdoors as well as the perks of a vibrant downtown.
A Mini National Park
Cody Creek Sanctuary, a log home on 65 acres of open space, lies just minutes south of downtown Jackson, but resembles a mini national park. Native wildlife roam the property year-round. Enjoy a coffee in town, but return minutes later to pristine ranchlands, maximum privacy, and the promise of adventure at your doorstep. While schools, stores, art galleries, and fine dining are just around the corner, you can savor the solitude of a slower-paced environment at home. A remarkable stillness permeates these tranquil surroundings, where birdsong replaces roadway noise and the lively sounds of downtown Jackson. Whether you observe from the deck or wander the property, nature's ever-changing beauty intoxicates and inspires throughout the seasons. Enjoy the sound of a rambling spring creek, sunlight in a cottonwood grove or a stunning sunset over snow-capped mountains.
Protected Waterscapes Inspire Tranquility
The vast amount of water sets the idyllic tone of this property, inspiring a profound sense of wellbeing. The creek and six connected ponds have been maintained to provide a first-class private trout fishery for the expert fisherman as well as children and beginners. Life unfolds around these waterways, inviting recreation and reflection and inspiring a connection to the land. The ponds are suited for paddleboarders or a peaceful canoe trip at sunset. From your deck chair or the banks of your own spring creek, immerse yourself in this vibrant riparian habitat. Water rights dating back to the late 1800s protect water flows to the creek and ponds for the future.
Conservation land and uninterrupted Jackson Hole views for miles
The Rockefeller family recognized the value of saving land for wildlife, for recreation, and for the therapeutic value of solitude. Connection to nature and the serenity found in open spaces are essential for our health. This property offers a chance to live and recreate in nature and benefit from a connection to the natural rhythms in the wild. Conservation easements protect Cody Creek Sanctuary and thousands of acres surrounding the property. Its awe-inspiring views will be preserved in perpetuity. A legacy property, this place provides an opportunity for someone to be a steward of precious land and habitat that development can never impede.
Step into the Wild
A resident elk herd numbering in the hundreds lives on Cody Creek Sanctuary and is joined by 40 other mammal species, over 130 bird species, 5 amphibian species, and several fish species. For avid birders, photographers, and wildlife enthusiasts, this property allows easy observation and appreciation. From the elk bugling in the fall to bird migration and the flight of eagles, the property provides a thrilling window into the wild. On view from the expansive back deck, animals migrate, raise families, and live undisturbed by civilization.
Adventure at your Doorstep
A 65-acre natural playground, this property inspires adventure year-round. Fly-fish the wild spring creek, paddleboard the ponds, or walk the silent woods in the summer. For equestrians, the open spaces and beauty of this property are magically experienced on the back of a horse. An ample building envelope is designed for the development of a 2,400-sq ft barn and 32,000-sq ft outdoor riding arena. You will have room to roam, places to picnic, and picturesque locales for camping. And everywhere a breathtaking, romantic view, reminiscent of the Old West, expands uninterrupted for miles. When the snow falls and the ponds freeze, take out your cross-country skis, your snowmobile, or ice skates and explore a winter wonderland. Wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy observing the neighbors: a myriad of birds, fox, rising fish, deer, and a large elk herd bedded down in the woods.
Rustic dreams out West
The main house, a 4,670-sq ft log home built from hand-peeled logs, sits nestled among spruce and aspen trees with views of the entire property. Three bedrooms connect off of a classic great room featuring a spacious kitchen and dining area focused around a romantic wood-burning stone fireplace. A game room with a pool table, large-screen T.V. and library also inspires cozy nights around a wood-burning stove and can accommodate small or large gatherings. The expansive back deck facing west provides a stage from which to experience the outdoors and view wildlife throughout the seasons. This Western home also includes a 999-sq ft log guesthouse with two beds and two baths. Approximately 5,500 sq ft of additional building opportunity is allowed in the building envelope for a barn and riding facility.