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Fly Fish, Kayak, Birdwatch Onsite! Secluded Ranch with Creek to Fish or Float.

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  • Minimum stay:4-5 nights
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:5.75
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

More than just a home, this 400 acre ranch has nearly 2 miles of a private spring creek. Fly fishing is a few steps from the porch, as is floating in a kayak or Stand-up paddleboard (SUP). Secluded but only 10 minutes to town.
Much of this working ranch is under conservation easement with the Teton Regional Land Trust. Several cold springs flow from underground to form this prime trout fishing creek. For birders there are also 7 ponds, some designed in partnership with Ducks Unlimited, which attract an array of migratory waterfowl and shorebirds.

The recently remodeled home has a beautiful and spacious great room. The wood floors are adorned with oriental rugs and knotty pine walls have original artwork. All of the 6 bedrooms have their own private bathrooms with heated floors. There is a well stocked cooks kitchen with two dishwashers, a Wolf gas cooktop, and granite countertops. The dining table seats 12, with space for 8 more at the counter.
There are over 1500 square feet of decks (creek and Teton facing), plus piers on the creek and pond provide ample space to enjoy the spectacular mountain views. One could spend days here without ever leaving the property. There is a historic barn, a horseshoe pit, bacci balls, and a fire pit next to the creek. Mountain biking can be reached from pedaling from the house, or by a short drive. Enjoy walks through the expansive property, or hike in the close by Tetons and Bighole ranges. 2 major ski resorts (Jackson and Targhee) are within 45 minutes.

Caretakers live onsite in a historic bunkhouse a few hundred yards away. The friendly local couple, avid skiers and bikers, are a wealth of knowledge that can be helpful to people unfamiliar with the area. They can also provide meal catering and housekeeping upon request.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/20/2016

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 3800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Caution with young children. There is open water everywhere, plus a cold, fast-flowing creek just outside that could pose considerable risk to youngsters. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    This conservation easement property has dozens of ground nesting birds and provides critical nesting habitat and rest area for many bird species. Dogs can be a great disturbance to birds/wildlife. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 14-16

  • SW Bedroom #4: 1 queen

    creek view....moreless

  • SE room #3: 1 queen

    Teton views, large bathroom with tub....moreless

  • Above garage suite #6: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    2 rooms w/double doors. 2nd story view of ponds and Tetons....moreless

  • Twin room #5: 2 twin/ single

    Has 1/2 bath. North views of grazing cattle & wetland ponds...moreless

  • NE Loft room #2: 1 queen

    Large room, desk, high ceiling w/fan. Loft can sleep 2-3....moreless

  • Master suite #1: 1 queen

    Master suite. 20' from creek. gas stove, TV, seating, desk. ...moreless

  • All 6 bedrooms have their own private bathroom. All rooms are newly remodeled and have great views of the open space, creek, and mountains....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • SW Bedroom #3: toilet, shower

    modern finishes. Bowl sink, river rock shower floor....moreless

  • Common area powder room, bathroom #7

    ...moreless

  • Above garage suite, bathroom #6: toilet, shower

    this suite has 2 rooms that are both 1/2 bathrooms. ...moreless

  • NE Loft bathroom #2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Double vanity. ...moreless

  • Master bathroom #1: toilet, tub

    soaking tub, separate large tiled shower, double vanity....moreless

  • Twin room, bathroom #6

    half bath with sink and toilet, heated floor...moreless

  • SE Bathroom in room #4: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Spacious bathroom, double vanity...moreless

  • Bathrooms vary from 1/2 bath to soaking tub, separate shower and double vanity. All offer lovely finishes, heated floors and excellent views!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Onsite caretakers are willing to help with some shopping and are available to cook meals upon advanced notice....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    ipod can be hooked-up to surround sound...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    The home sits next to Fox Creek, whack flows through the property....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Beautiful dining table can accommodate 12, the bar seats 7. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 19 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    2 cozy push button gas fireplaces. ...moreless

  • Garage:

    2 car garage with ping pong table. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air, electric baseboard and 2 gas fireplaces....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    8+ vehicles...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Large front-end loader. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes for 20+ diners: perfect for events...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    2 dishwashers...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Ours is a cook's kitchen. Well laid out with modern stainless appliances and granite countertops....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Wolf gas 5 burner stovetop ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    2 huge decks with seating for 12+. One deck faces the Tetons, the other the creek. Also 3 piers, 2 on the river and one on a pond. Lots of deck furniture....moreless

  • Golf:

    4 courses within 6 miles. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We have 4 SUPs and a fleet of 7 inflatable and hard shell kayaks that can be used daily with arrangement from caretaker. Your private float launches from the house and is truly spectacular. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Huge irrigated lawn on all sides. Beyond the lawn is 100's of acres of meadow hay that gets harvested sometime in August. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    World class skiing, boarding, & backcountry skiing nearby. Teton Pass:10 miles, JHMR (Jackson) about 30 miles. Caretakers, are a Targhee Catski guide and a ski instructor....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 spring
Apr 20 - Jun 5, 2017
4 night min stay
$800
$4,800
early summer (no creek fishing
Jun 6 - Jun 30, 2017
5 night min stay
$1,000
$6,000

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

2017 eclipse
Aug 15 - Aug 21, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,800
$10,800

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$1,600

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • cleaning fee $350
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

Caretakers live onsite in a bunkhouse a few 100 yards away from the main house. They are available for any questions, special needs or assistance. Only catch-and-release fishing with barbless hooks. Anglers over 12 years old must have a license.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

38 Miles
Nearest Airport
Jackson, WY
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Teton Reserve
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Spoons
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Grand Targhee Resort

Car: Necessary

Our ranch is in beautiful Teton Valley, Idaho. Very secluded but only 5 miles from Victor, Idaho, 45 minutes (29 miles) to Jackson Hole and about 100 miles to Yellowstone. Located in rural farming and ranching country. This is so much more than just a house- it's part working ranch and part wildlife preserve. 2 miles of spring creek flow within its boundaries.

2 major summer/winter ski resorts are within 45 minutes, Jackson and Grand Targhee. Fishing and floating is off the back porch. Horseback riding, hiking and excellent mountain bike trails are minutes away.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: After losing a battle with cancer in 2012, my father left this ranch for his wife and 8 children. Our family strives to protect his legacy and maintain Fox Creek as a working ranch. I am the 5th child and the caretaker/ ranch manager. My family mostly resides in Salt Lake City and often visits the ranch as a base to ski, mountain bike, hike, fish and spend family time together. We only allow 2 rentals per summer season (July-August).

Why the Owner Chose Victor, ID, USA:
My father was raised in Utah and Idaho, a passionate sportsman throughout his life. After searching the west for the ideal fishing property, he found a cabin on the Teton River in 1986, upgrading to this ranch in 2001. Initially it was a heavily grazed cattle ranch. Since then, he and our family, with the help of dozens of grants, volunteers and local agencies, have transformed the ranch into a wildlife preserve and trout spawning mecca. The evolution has been spectacular. Nearly 2 miles of creek banks have been regraded, gravel returned to riffles, deep pools dug, and around 22,000 native trees, willows and shrubs have been planted along the newly restored creek banks. Dozens of bird species can be seen here nesting on the waterfowl ponds or in the native grasses or trees. The spring creek flows from underground and never freezes- even at minus 30 in the winter. If one desires more culture, shopping and restaurants, Victor or Driggs in a short drive away, and Jackson Hole just over the pass.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
The unique benefit of this property is definitely the spring creek and surrounding habitat. Fox Creek is a major spawning tributary to the Teton River. Where else can you wake-up, walk 30 feet and catch a big ole trout, or hear the gurgle of a creek while laying in bed?! You can watch the sunrise over the Tetons while cattle graze in the distance. Fox Creek Ranch offers a unique opportunity to experience Western ranch life and land conservation working together.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/20/2016

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Photos

  • Aerial view of home and Fox Creek.

    Aerial view of home and Fox Creek.

  • Dad fishing Fox Creek.

    Dad fishing Fox Creek.

  • master room with fireplace.

    master room with fireplace.

  • SW room with creek views

    SW room with creek views

  • SE room with Teton views

    SE room with Teton views

  • seating for 12

    seating for 12

  • huge mudroom for all the gear.

    huge mudroom for all the gear.

  • twin room.

    twin room.

  • Sandhill cranes chortling just off the deck.

    Sandhill cranes chortling just off the deck.

  • Osprey fishing on creek in front of house.

    Osprey fishing on creek in front of house.

  • Biking with my brother- this trailhead is 30 minutes away.

    Biking with my brother- this trailhead is 30 minutes away.

  • Dad with trout, just downstream.

    Dad with trout, just downstream.

  • SUPing Fox Creek.

    SUPing Fox Creek.

  • NE room #2 with lots of great views and a loft.

    NE room #2 with lots of great views and a loft.

  • dueling dishwashers

    dueling dishwashers

  • knotty pine in the upstairs suite.

    knotty pine in the upstairs suite.

  • Old barn along driveway.

    Old barn along driveway.

  • moose by driveway

    moose by driveway

  • redwood deck on Fox Creek

    redwood deck on Fox Creek

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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