Property Spotlight: Waterfront Wyoming
by Staff Writers
Western Wyoming is renown for its mountain ranges, and equally so for its numerous and varied waterways. From blue-ribbon trout streams to serene ponds and natural springs, the region’s waterways provide habitat for myriad wildlife and accentuate the lands surrounding them. As our public lands and private oases come alive each spring there is no better time to enjoy the sights and sounds they offer.
Ely Springs, set between the east bank of the Snake River and historic south park ranch lands, provides mountain and water views alike from within its prime location within the Jackson Hole valley. A 20-acre parcel herein is characterized by two large ponds and creeks that flow amidst mature groves of cottonwood and spruce and wildflower filled meadows.
The 6,970 square foot rustic architectural masterpiece, designed by architect Stephen Tobler, features a great room with two-story, vaulted ceilings and an expansive window wall at the edge of one of the property’s ponds. The result anchors the home’s connection to the unique nature of its tranquil site, while simultaneously allowing for lots of natural light and providing a visual balance to traditional building materials.
A heated patio adjacent to the great room creates a open, yet cozy outdoor living space from which to enjoy the return of visiting wildlife on a spring evening. A broad pergola shades a wet bar and picnic area adjacent to the property’s heated pool and hot tub, further enhancing the atmosphere for relaxation and year-round enjoyment amidst the trees.
Less than ten minutes from the town of Jackson, Ely Springs offers the ideal combination of a private, wilderness retreat with easy access to the very best that Jackson Hole has to offer.
New to the market south of Jackson, and sited along the banks of the Hoback River is a recently-completed, custom log home. French doors open from the great room onto a covered porch and the river beyond to invite the views and sounds of the river into the home. The effect extends the home’s open floor plan into a masterful blend of indoor/outdoor living. The home is adjacent to neighborhood common space and enjoys easy access to both the Hoback River and Forest Service lands. An oversized two car garage, heated workshop and RV storage ensures that everything you need to enjoy Jackson Hole is stored close at hand.
A recently listed Star Valley property provides more than three miles of native water along the blue ribbon fishery of the Salt River, as well as direct access to National Forest and BLM lands. A sanctuary for wildlife, the property is frequently visited by big and small game, waterfowl and consists of more than fifty-three acres of riparian lands and adjoining meadows. An additional forty acre BLM grazing lease expands the possibilities for this remarkable, private listing just an hour south of Jackson Hole and conveniently located to the towns of Afton and Thayne.
Whether for recreation, wildlife habitat or peaceful enjoyment—the region’s waterfront properties provide some of the most versatile and varied offerings in today’s real estate market. The latest offerings throughout western Wyoming and eastern Idaho are available through Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty’s twelve regional sales offices.