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Great for Family Reunions - Spacious lodge bordering Forest

Bedrooms 5
Space 8,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 31 nights


About the property

Private, secluded only 15 minutes to town. 5 Bedrooms+, 4 full baths

**Please note that we allow only one rental every 31 days, so please check the Calendar for available dates.**

Perfect for big groups! This is a great house in a magical location and views: perfect for hikers in the fall, skiers or snowshoes in the winter, and vacationers anytime of year. Ideal for family reunions, we have bedding and towels for over 18 people, 2 laundry rooms, 5 bedrooms plus bedding in dens, 4 full bathrooms and plenty of entertainment space.

We bought this home for our two families (and 5 young sons, ages 14 - 20) to enjoy all that the great outdoors have to offer. We moved to Jackson after college, returned to the East Coast to raise our families, and have been visiting Jackson every year since 1992.

For over 5 years we searched the area for the perfect vacation home: spacious (with at least 4 bedrooms, high ceilings), first class kitchen & amenities, a large garage, close to Jackson but not too close, bordering national forest with at least 5 acres and beautiful views. We scored! Our two families are excited, and we know you will be, too!

In 2012, we finished the decor of the house, and decks, completed the movie theater, study, and installed a new gas fire place. When you arrive, you will be greeted by a great house, our comprehensive house book and welcome package, and hopefully great weather. Most of that is on us. What you do with it is on you.

Our families look forward to having you stay.

Keywords: house, lodge, chalet, hunting retreat, manor, get away

More Details

Steve Anderson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017

About Steve Anderson

Both families live on the East Coast (Pennsylvania, Virginia). We have been friends and dated since college. We travel to Jackson every year to visit other friends.

At home, our boys keep us busy with sports. When we stay at the house, our kids love to explore the woods, hike up the mountain behind us, fish on the Snake (2 miles away). In the evening, our kids play pool, foosball or retire to the basement theater (8 foot screen) to watch movies or play video games.

Steve Anderson purchased this house in 2011

Why Steve Anderson chose Hoback

Beginning in 2005, we looked all over western Wyoming and Eastern Idaho for potential homes.

It became clear that we wanted proximity to Jackson, but also privacy. We also wanted immediate access to national forest. And since we were not going to live at the house during the year, we needed the house to be in great shape. We also wanted neighbors who shared the same values. And we are big family people. We love having extended family stay with us, and never feel cramped.

The community we found was perfect, so we asked our real estate agent to focus on houses in this community.

What makes this house unique

Some of the highlights:

* Mountain getaway bordering 3 million acres of National Forest, but minutes from town.

* We are just south of downtown Wilson, and a 15 mile drive to Jackson. They call this area West Bank South;

* Wilson is very quaint (general store, hardware store, several restaurants (including Nora's, Calico's, Q Roadhouse, Stage Coach/Street Food, Moo's Icecream, Pearl Street Bagels)

* We are 2 miles from public access to the Snake River, great for fishing and rafting.

* We are on top of a plateau (elevation approximately 7,200 feet), so we have gorgeous views of the Jackson Hole valley and stunning views of the stars at night;

* We have our own well for water (delicious);

* Cell phone reception is adequate and we offer free wifi, a land line and satellite television

* Our nearly 5 flat acres border Bridger Teton National Forest on two sides. We are on the edge of over 300,000 acres of public land;

* The land is teeming with animals of all species. We hear elk bugling, have a family of moose living in the back of our property, hear coyote and wolf, see signs of bear and mountain lion, and have several mule deer graze our property most mornings; We have three hummingbirds that greet us and are lucky enough to have several great northern gray owls perching in our trees sometimes - pretty cool!

* We have miles of numerous trails into the forest radiating from our house. We hike them in the summer and use them for for cross country skiing and snow shoes in the winter. Due West is a 45 minute hike, up a small mountain, that gives views of the whole valley and the magnificent Tetons. Great mountain biking on Munger Mountain, just minutes from the house.

* Our road is plowed all winter-long, and there are guard rails on the sides of the road. In fact the neighborhood plow is parked on our property at the top of the hill so we are plowed out first thing every morning.


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Jackson Hole Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Stage Coach
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Jackson Hole Golf Resort
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nora's Fish Creek Cafe
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
JH Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Wilson / Snake River Beach
Car: necessary

Rodeo, Chuck-wagon, Mountain Tram


Hoback House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No outdoor fires unless there is significant snow cover.
  • VERY IMPORTANT - Do not exceed 15 MPH on the road up to the house.
  • Leave trashcans at end of driveway at the end of your stay
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bath off Kitchen - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bunk Room Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 full bathrooms with a Jacuzzi in the master suite
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Main Floor - 1 queen , Off of kitchen with separate bathroom
    Upstairs King - 1 king , Shared bath upstairs
    Queen with Bunk - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed , Queen with a separate bunk bed
    Master Suite - 1 king , Master with large walk in closet, jetted tub and shower
    Bunkroom - 1 twin/ single , 4 bunk bed , 4 bunks +1 with separate full bath
    Game Room Pull Out - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out sofa
  • Two rooms with King size beds (2), 1 room with a Queen and one set of bunk beds, 1 room with 2 sets of bunk beds, 1 room with a Queen, 1 sofa bad and one extra twin bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Borders national forest, fenced corral, horse pasture


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Great for Family Reunions - Spacious lodge bordering Forest
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

A Trip Forever-Remembered

  • 5 of 5

This review is long overdue....We had a large family vacation (under very special circumstances) and had just an amazing time at the house. The area and views are just gorgeous. Incredibly spacious house with a terrific yard and porches for relaxing. Within 2 hours of checking into the house we had mama and baby moose in the backyard (this ended up being a daily occurrence along with deer). We had 9 kids from 7 to 14 yrs old, and they loved it (especially the pool table and theatre). Proximity is a little further out, but the setting is perfect and you are away from all the touristy areas (you are living the Wyoming life here). A few minutes down the road, you have easy access to the Snake River....with a perfect view of the Tetons (this spot was a favorite part for many in our group....wading and fishing). The little cabin was wonderful as well to let the elders in our group get away. Above all else, the owner was fantastic to work with.....Steve, thank you again for giving us the opportunity to have such a special trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful refuge

  • 5 of 5

Our experience with our children and grandchildren was terrific. The distance and yet proximity to Jackson was perfect. No noise, no conflicts with noisy neighbors, visits from moose and deer made it a relaxing few days for us. I would highly recommend this home to all. The little cabin to the side was just what grandma and grandpa needed to get away in the evenings. Thanks for sharing.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Experience

  • 5 of 5

Our family decided to spend Christmas break in Wilson/Jackson and came across Steve's beautiful home and made arrangements to stay there. Steve was very accommodating and made our experience top notch. The home is very well cared for and has every amenity imaginable. We truly enjoyed our time there and would recommend this property any day of the week!

Thanks Steve! We will be staying with you again soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kunz family. We would love to have you back. We are lucky to have several groups that come back each year. FYI, we freeze their original rate.
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Brookings SD USA

A great vacation home for family gatherings.

  • 5 of 5

To help us celebrate our upcoming 55th wedding anniversary our two sons, one daughter, their spouses and my wife and I stayed at Elk Ridge Resort for a week of touring, playing games, watching movies, spotting deer in the yard and visiting. The accommodations were excellent and the owner was great to work with - quick to respond to questions. The house has a modern kitchen, a "theater room" and is well kept. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our Ski Racing Academy has been staying in this beautiful house for over a week while racing in Snow King. I'm sure that the success of our Team was based on the fantastic housing set up we had. We watched the Olympics in the TV room and that was priceless. Everything was like as advertise and even better. The Owners are super nice and really accommodating and flexible. We come back for sure.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

Family reunion

  • 5 of 5

In October 2013 we had a wonderful family reunion, the house far exceeded our expectations, the views were great, the owl and moose family visited us everyday. There were great hikes right behind the house. Owner was awesome and great to work with. Loved it, can't wait to go back !!!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning fee minimum $400

Please contact us via email if you don't see the dates you want - we often block out large blocks of time for our own use.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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