Dogs Welcome, 75 Acres, Wooden Canoes, Swim, Fish,Waterfalls
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Welcoming dogs and their well behaved owners!
Phillips Ridge sits like the aerie of an eagle high atop a rocky ridge overlooking Jackson Hole. Below, the wide valley rolls away for miles upon miles. A long driveway, bordered by streams and shadowy forest, winds its way up to the house, a magnificent Western lodge, a magical combination of wood, solid stone and ethereal glass. Palatial, sumptuous, and filled with splendid works of art, Phillips Ridge begins with a two-story, light-filled entryway. Thick log walls and tree trunk supports contrast with fine antiques and soft, rich fabrics. The living and dining areas are divided by a massive two-sided stone fireplace and illuminated by a 35-foot-high wall of windows. French doors open to a backdrop of dark green firs and pale aspen, separate seating areas face the fire and the panorama outside. Painter Bo Bartlett created a huge, stunning canvas in oil called “Goddess” – spanning an entire wall, it creates as vivid an opening of perspective as do the soaring windows.
The grand kitchen at Phillips Ridge is fit for a professional chef. Its centerpiece is a large gas range set like a medieval hearth inside a hammered copper and stone alcove. A flat-screen television, hidden inside the stone countertop, rises and swivels at the touch of a button, and can be seen from the cooking area, the long, built-in breakfast banquet, and the dining room. A stone-topped island separates the kitchen from the dining room, where the long table, overhung by an antler chandelier, seats ten.
A rustic staircase, with a cast bronze twig-and-branch handrail by sculptor W. Tom Ellicker, curves majestically up both sides of the front entryway. A second-story walkway crosses the big open space over the living room and leads to the sleeping quarters. Each of the five bedrooms at Phillips Ridge is a master suite, filled with light from the high, copper-framed windows, decorated with bold furnishings and rich, textured fabrics. Each has its own stone fireplace, with hand-crafted cast iron and glass doors. The deep wilderness beyond the bedroom windows—lacy green woods or mountains caped in snow—provides a satisfying contrast to the comfort and luxury within.
Thick log walls, tree-trunk beams and patterned bedspreads make the spacious bedrooms snug and cabin-like. Each one has a hand-built bed with reading lights positioned at either side. Each also has a decadent private bath, with a big soaking tub—two are shaped like oval bowls of polished stone—and double sinks. Some of bathrooms have stone fireplaces. Glass-walled, rainfall showers and wide windows create the illusion of bathing al fresco.
French doors in the bedrooms open to private terraces or branch-framed porches. The forest runs right up to the house on one side, bringing with it the cool spicy air of the pines. Rich, muted oriental carpets cover the heated stone floors of the bedrooms, and wall-mounted, flat screen televisions face the king size beds, while beyond every window is an extraordinary panorama of forest, mountains and sky.
Phillips Ridge is an Eden for both vigorous adventure and quiet reflection, indoors and out. The entire eastern side of the house is encircled by a long stone terrace that is almost a home in itself. An outdoor dining area is set next to a large fire pit. Farther along are sitting areas and a hot tub. Back inside, a cosmic, two-lane bowling alley, a gorgeous bar room with tufted leather couch, and a casual pub with a billiards table make a day of rain most welcome.
The house also has a state-of-the-art Weider fitness center, a movie theatre that seats twelve in deep leather armchairs, and a truly fabulous indoor hot tub, a grotto modeled on the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone Park. Ringed with mosaic stone mountains and a painted firmament of blue, it provides the ultimate conclusion—or commencement—to the day.
Phillips Ridge is fronted by a low stone wall and a three acre pond that reflects the sky like a mirror. A waterfall splashes merrily down a cascade of stones, and then winds its way under the driveway and around the house—and can be turned off and on, as desired. Stone bridges cross the small, pebbly pond created by the stream. Out on the terrace, the running water provides a light and constant music to morning coffee or evening cocktails as it passes by on its way to the dark green woods—a favorite haunt for moose—and down to the large pond.
The vast terraces around the house are equipped with a snow melt system, so that winter or summer one can step right outside. In early morning, the sun comes up over the shoulders of Sleeping Indian and lights the face of the house, summoning all to come and see. The encircling mountains hold the sunlight like a bowl. Wildflowers edge the rim of the terrace, but then nature takes over; Phillips Ridge’s 75 acres are not landscaped and are all the more gorgeous—and frequented by wildlife—for it. The evening brings another spectacular show, best enjoyed from the cushioned chairs by the fire pit and grill, as the sun goes down behind the hills and turns the mountains seashell pink. The sound of the breeze in the grasses, the sharp clean smell of the evergreens and the crackle of the fire play a symphony for the senses.
One could spend hours exploring the interesting corners, wonderful details and tremendous works of art inside the house, but Phillips Ridge is also the perfect launching pad for skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, fishing, swimming or canoeing in the pond, and day trips into Jackson. And despite its high luxury and fine art, Phillips Ridge is completely child and dog friendly. It is a spectacular property, the overture to an unforgettable Wyoming vacation.
- Vacation Rental
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Catering Available
- Covered Parking
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace
- Wood Fireplace
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Parking Off Street
- Wireless Internet
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Lake View
- Mountain Biking
- Cross Country Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Wildlife Viewing
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Summer relaxing area, music from speakers or the natural kind.
Outdoor dining, fire pit to left seating to right and in ground spa pool beyond.
Formal bar off entry area, intimate terrace just step out with stream
In ground spa pool. Master bedroom with fire.
One of five bedroom suites, this one opens to stone terrace.
Cosmic bowling, theatre, bar adjacent- down hall fitness, grotto, steam, sauna
Designed after Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone with Tetons on wall.
Philadelphia sculptor, W. Tom Ellicker designed the custom railing.
Kitchen separated by counter to right. Two sided fireplace, living on other side
Living towards kitchen and dining behind fire. Stone terrace wraps windows.
Seating and stream outside formal bar, main level.
Master tub with mountains. Terrace welcomes winter and summer wildlife watchers.
Carved stone tub, delightful fire and huge views open minds to relax-reflect
Comfortable and ... well, wow factor!
Mountains, privacy, pond, terrace wraps three sides of the house, stream left
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Date last modified - Thursday, December 05, 2013
5 Bedroom / 6 Bathroom
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