Timeless Mountain Estate on Rendezvous Mountain
Refined mountain living adjacent to National Forest in Jackson Hole.
by Jackie Montgomery, Associate Broker
with Staff Writers
A stone privacy gate near the southern end of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort marks the entry to the paved and lighted, winding driveway leading to a truly magnificent mountain estate in Jackson Hole. An end-of-the-road location affords the ultimate balance of access to the amenities of nearby Teton Village, while a total of 83 quiet, wooded acres provide the utmost privacy, and direct access to National Forest and neighboring ski trails.
The serene setting serves as habitat for moose, elk, deer and a variety of native western birds, and provides the quiet connection to nature and wildlife that exemplifies the region. Private multi-season pathways wind through a mix of Douglas fir, aspen and pine trees and beyond into thousands of acres of the adjacent Bridger-Teton National Forest, if so desired.
The expansive property and the southern Teton Range serve as the backdrop for a 10,500 square foot, three-level residence designed in the character of a timeless alpine chalet—ideally suited to its mountain environs.
“The spacious residence is a masterpiece of design, construction, style and quality,” according to Mercedes Huff, who co-lists the property for Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty. Constructed to the highest quality, the main lodge features double exterior walls; rustic fixtures throughout; finishes of mahogany, oak, stone, imported brass and tile; and terraces on all levels. Seven wood burning fireplaces adorn the home from within the kitchen, library, dining room and several of the bedrooms.
The large and inviting master suite is located on the third level and features a sitting area around the fireplace, a dressing room, a luxurious marble and tile bathroom, and French doors opening to a private terrace. Views on three sides encompass an overview of the valley across to the Sleeping Indian and up Rendezvous Mountain. Also on this level is a two-room suite with a sitting room, as well as an inviting corner bedroom with a fireplace and terrace access.
The second level of the residence features a large kitchen with a fireplace and French doors to a large, wrap-around terrace. Other comfortable areas include an intimate dining room with a stone fireplace, candle sconces and outdoor access; a peaceful library with fireplace and a television, if needed; a generous office provides privacy and quiet and two sets of French doors to the terrace overlooking the valley.
At the end of the wide gallery hallway leading to these spaces is the main gathering room, which runs the full width of the home. It is currently furnished to provide a small group area around the fireplace at one end and a larger seating area at the other end. Natural light fills the space through expansive windows on three sides and illuminates rustic, bright, plaster walls and warm, wide-plank flooring. Antique and reclaimed beams accent the home throughout its living spaces, providing both character and contrast.
The large entry foyer on the ground level provides access to the lower hallway leading to a large mirrored workout room, hot tub, steam room, sauna, shower and a powder room. A charming corner bedroom with a full bathroom, and an additional office are found on this level. A laundry/housekeeping room and a big “mud room” are conveniently accessed from the three-car garage. A two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment with a kitchenette, fireplace, sitting room and outdoor access is also located on this level.
The substantial mechanical room in this residence includes two Buderus oil furnaces, as well as a constant-ready backup generator. The home and grounds of this estate have been maintained in immaculate condition by a property manager and staff who have been with the property since its construction.
A second homesite of approximately two acres provides for the potential of an additional residence, and currently houses a separate 1,233 square foot garage and workshop.
No single Jackson Hole property offers the superb position, convenient access to Teton Village amenities, and unmatched privacy afforded by this remarkable 83-acre parcel. The property is shown only by prearranged appointment with one of the listing agents and the property manager.