This rustic, quintessentially-Western home and property are your own private camp retreat; the on-property activities range from tennis and basketball, to fly fishing, to space for countless yard games or relaxation. Within minutes of the property, enjoy easy access to a bevy of other activities, including horseback riding, hiking, biking, rafting, hunting, and more. Nestled into a riverside forest grove, within feet of the Wild & Scenic Hoback River, you can feel the calmness. Curl up with coffee and a book in front of a crackling fire in the custom river rock fireplace, or relax on the deck with a drink and listen to the river roll by. With plenty of space for guests and gear, it’s the perfect year around or seasonal mountain getaway for the whole family.
The moment you arrive on this secluded, lush property, it’s clear that there is no shortage of recreational opportunities right on the 2.6 acres. With exclusive riverfront access to the Hoback River, you can enjoy fly fishing and rafting mere feet from the main house. The full size tennis and basketball court, pond, spacious yard, and game room offer a wide diversity of activities for the whole family - without setting foot off the property.
Private, Pristine Setting
Tucked in among mature spruce and aspen trees and lush riparian habitat, with the original soundtrack of the river, it’s hard to believe you’re located to easily access the best of the Wyoming wilderness as well as the luxury amenities of Jackson Hole minutes away. Every window of this cozy house frames the wild, natural beauty outside.
The proximity of this home to the Wild & Scenic Hoback River is truly unique; with grandfathered rights for nearness to the waterway, it’s closer to the river’s edge than modern homes are permitted to be. And you won’t be the only one enjoying this beautiful forested grove; this 2.6 acres, as well as the bordering Bridger-Teton National Forest, provide critical habitat for a variety of native species including moose, deer, elk, bighorn sheep, badgers, coyotes, osprey, eagles, many songbirds, and more.
Opportunities for Indoor & Outdoor Fun
Protected by a wall to prevent any river encroachment, the River House is certainly the only property in the area with a full tennis court! Also home to a full height basketball hoop, this space promises to provide hours of activity for kids and adults alike.
Adjacent to the court, populated by graceful native landscaping, the pond flanks a spacious lawn. From splashing and floating in its calm water to enjoying games on the grass, it’s an open and yet secluded outdoor play space. Tee up a game of croquet or bocce, set up some targets for archery, stretch out a net for badminton, or turn the kids loose with squirt guns to enjoy a summer afternoon.
This fully-detached building includes a game room with a full-size billiard table and wet bar with granite counters and rustic barnwood accents. The space also includes a workshop area with ample counter space, a storage loft, sauna, and south-facing greenhouse room - ideal for cultivating your own flowers and herbs protected from the mountains’ evening chill. Upstairs, discover a private office, a peaceful retreat to work or read, or just enjoy the view.
Perched directly on the bank of the rushing Hoback River, this vintage glass enclosure is home to a full-size hot tub, making spa-quality soaking available any time of year. Enjoy total relaxation with the sound of the river, and the beautiful natural surroundings - day or night, snow or shine.
Bountiful Outdoor Activities
This property includes over 380 feet of private access to the Hoback River in addition to over 1,000 more feet of access via the adjacent Bridger-Teton National Forest. A beautiful freestone river - boasting a federal Wild & Scenic designation - the Hoback offers excellent fly fishing. Additionally, the Stinking Springs boat access is only a few minutes’ drive; the float from that access point to the property is a perfect afternoon activity or short fishing excursion.
In addition to the abundance of on-property activities available at the River House, you’ll find no shortage of adventures just a stone’s throw away. In the winter, strike out for nearby Granite Hot Springs via snowmobile or dogsled. In the summer, take your pick of hiking, mountain biking, camping, rafting or fishing on the Snake or Hoback rivers, horseback riding, National Forest and National Parks, the Camp Creek Wildlife Management Area, and more.
Quintessential Wyoming Home
This cozy A-Frame Lindal Cedar house - originally constructed in 1974 - is the quintessential mountain getaway. The perfect balance of rustic and comfort, the living spaces throughout this property artfully blur the lines between outside and in. Large windows draw natural light from sunrise to sunset, and frame the picturesque forest and river just outside. Spacious cedar decks wrap around the outside, creating the ideal spot to sip a morning coffee, accompanied by the flitting songbirds and sound of the river. In the evening, it’s the perfect place to savor the day’s last rays of sun and gather around a crackling fire with a glass of wine, friends, and family.
Anchored around a hand-crafted river rock wood burning fireplace, the living room enjoys ample natural light all throughout the day. Floor to ceiling windows overlooking the cedar deck invite the peaceful lushness of the surrounding forest in, and offer views of the river as it meanders by.
With a picture window perfectly framing the Hoback River tumbling past, this is a truly picture-perfect kitchen. Assemble a delicious meal, pour hand-crafted cocktails, or wash the dishes with one of the most picturesque views imaginable. With plenty of ceramic-tile countertop space, a bar adjoining the living room, and a gas stove, this kitchen has all the elements for a gourmet chef to create an unforgettable riverside meal, or to whip up a few hundred pancakes for the entire gang.
Cozy, Rustic Haven
Located on the main floor of the house, the master bedroom boasts two large bay windows, welcoming in the natural light as it filters through the trees. With a gas fireplace in one corner, it is a classically cozy bedroom within a serene mountain retreat. It’s the perfect space to relax under a thick quilt, and replay the day’s myriad adventures as the moon’s glow dances on the river running by.
Head upstairs to discover two cozy bedrooms, one overlooking the river rock fireplace and living room, the other with a view of the pond and lawn below. With a full-sized bathroom between, these make ideal guest rooms with ample rustic comfort and privacy.
A conveniently-located washer and dryer make it a piece of cake to clean up after any wilderness adventure. The compact wine refrigerator ensures that you’re always ready to open a bottle of your favorite blend, and celebrate the beauty all around.
Bountiful Storage for All Your Gear
Open the beautiful hand-crafted wooden door, and enter the spacious entryway with plenty of storage space for all of the layers and diverse footwear that Wyoming activities require. Easily access the main house, the garage, or head straight through to the back deck.
There isn’t a project that you can’t tackle, or a grownup toy you can’t store in this spacious, four-car garage and workshop. With custom epoxy flooring in both bays, and hydronic heat, you can keep all of your gear and vehicles out of the weather, and in tip-top shape.
Guest Apartment Above Garage
Above the garage, with a private deck and entrance, is a modern, bright studio guest apartment. With hydronic heat, an oversize closet, bathroom, and kitchen efficiency, it’s a sweet little home away from home.
Elegant & Efficient Hardscaping and Landscaping
A raised septic system, strategically placed retaining walls, and other thoughtfully-designed hardscape and landscaping elements lend the property a polished and yet natural ambiance. Brick paved driveway and walkways match the natural hues of the woods and river, and make movement among the buildings and decks effortless. The property is completely irrigated by two wells, and has permitted rights to river water as well. Detailed landscaping around the house includes full, mature peonies, catmint, and other decorative vegetation.