Convenient to Jackson, Tetons, Yellowstone

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Last updated: 06/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Take in views of towering mountains, have breakfast on the patio, hike to a geyser, or cozy up by the sandstone fireplace in this mid-century modern home. Family friendly. Convenient to gas, groceries & nature. 79 miles to Jackson.

The main floor has a master bedroom with a queen bed and en suite bath (shower), a second bedroom with a queen bed, a third bedroom with two twin beds, a main bath with tub/shower, a half bath, living room, fireplace, kitchen, and dining room, and laundry room. The living room has spectacular mountain views, while the kitchen has sweeping views of the valley. A patio off the dining room with a table, benches, and plenty of additional seating is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The basement has a family room with ping pong, sofas for lounging and reading, a play area for the kids, and a fourth bedroom with a queen bed.

This year we updated the house with all new mattresses and bedding for every bed, new linens, and new bedroom carpet. The main bath has new tile and the charming original tile in all bathrooms was restored.

The backyard has large portable outdoor grill and fire pit, perfect for roasting marshmallows. Croquet and bacci ball sets also.

The kitchen has a stove, double oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, toaster, blender, crockpot, electric frying pan, waffle iron, cutting boards, plates, dishes, flatware, glasses, pots, pans, basic cooking utensils.

Bathroom appliances two brush-type curling irons and one hair dryer.

Linens are provided.

Guests love the piano in the living room.

Ping pong table, various board games, toys in the basement.

Things to Do in Star Valley:
Hike to the world's largest cold water geyser. This beautiful waterfall turns on and off every few minutes. This is close, beautiful and easy hike.

Golf on the beautiful golf course designed by Johnny Miller on the highway south of Afton.

There is great fishing in Star Valley! There are sporting goods stores on Main Street that can sell you a license and tell you where the fish are biting and what kind of flies or bait to use.

Mountain biking, tubing on the Salt River, and kayaking are popular.

National Forest picnic sites are available up Swift Creek Canyon and at Allred Flat. Swift Creek Park in town also has picnic facilities.

The mountain pass at the south end of the valley has great hiking in the summer and snowmobiling and cross-country skiing trails in the winter. You can even get a permit to cut your own Christmas tree in the National Forest on top of the mountain pass.

Great skiing just 70 miles north in Jackson.
Between Afton and Jackson, the Snake River provides world-class rapids for rafting or canoeing.

Yellowstone National Park is 125 miles north. Star Valley makes a great base for exploring the park away from the crowds.

There are elk and bird refuges 30 miles north in Alpine.

Parks and playgrounds within walking distance from the house.

Be sure to check out the Star Valley Chamber of Commerce website before you come. Wonderful pictures and the latest information on activities.

We encourage guests to unplug when they stay at Star of the Valley. One television is connected to a DVD player, but there is no television service or internet access. There is cell service. Check with your cellular provider for coverage.

No pets, alcohol, or tobacco allowed on the property.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    One guest must be at least 21 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Games:

    Board games in cupboard above washer....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite wireless internet...moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful mountain view to the east....moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    The oval table seats six, with are bar that seats two more. The outside patio table seats eight....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant electric heat plus a gas fireplace upstairs. Baseboard heaters in the basement....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless internet provided....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All new linen...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Very spacious living room with a piano....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking in driveway or on street....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All new towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plates, utensils and glasses for twelve....moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Kitchen:

    Fully furnished. Microwave, toaster, disposal....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio with picnic table, and an additional table for preparing or serving food. There is a gorgeous view of the mountains....moreless

  • Golf:

    Afton has a municipal golf course designed by Johnny Miller...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    The Salt River and Snake River are only a short drive away. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large lawn with a croquet set and bacci. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Guests enjoy a large, portable outdoor charcoal or wood grill. The grill is located in the wood shed....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Skiing is 79 miles north in Jackson...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Walking distance to courts in town park...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,249 $4,749
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee per rental $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 7%


The cleaning fee is a one-time fee per reservation and is non-refundable.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 06/18/2016
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79.2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Jackson Hole, WY
0.6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Star Valley View Golf Course
144.59 Miles
Nearest Train
Salt Lake City, UT
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 89
1.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Hegg's Grill, 825 South Washington St.
69.6 Miles
Nearest Ski
Snow King Mountain Resort, Jackson, WY
36.7 Miles
Nearest Beach
Palisades Reservoir, ID

Car: Necessary

Hiking to the world's largest intermittent spring is a must. Star Valley is famous for it's fishing, hunting, cross country skiing, biking, and snowmobiling. Only 79 miles from Jackson Hole with skiing and tourist attractions.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1960

About the owner: I grew up in this beautiful home, and we were thrilled to be able to purchase it from the family trust after our parents passed away. We love spending time here with our family whenever we can get away.

Why the Owner Chose Afton, WY, USA:
My parents, a pharmacist and a nurse, built this beautiful home in 1960. It has many original and charming features, including a cozy fireplace and built-in cabinetry in each room. Our family has made cherished memories here and we know your family will too!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This spacious home has plenty of room to spread out and relax. In the winter, you will enjoy watching your own private herd of deer! One renter wrote, 'We stayed at Star of the Valley for a week last summer. The home was so welcoming. It was beautifully furnished and comfortable. Our favorite thing was the portable fire pit. Each evening we talked and roasted marshmallows and had the camp fire feeling without the camping. There were games to play, movies to watch, and a big grassy backyard to play croquet in. Our little boys liked the play tent and the teenagers loved the ping pong table. We all enjoyed eating our meals outside on the patio. We loved singing around the piano in the living room. With an early start, the home was close enough to visit Jackson Hole and return in the evening.We also enjoyed the hike to the intermittent spring right in Afton. It was very lush and cool. Our family can't wait to stay there again. We had such a great time!' Elizabeth Guertler, Sandy, UT

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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