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Convenient to Jackson, Tetons, Yellowstone

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 beds, 2.5 baths, large yard with gorgeous mountain views!

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.

More Details

Susan Cheney
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 9, 2018

About Susan Cheney

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.

Susan Cheney purchased this house in 1960

Why Susan Cheney chose Afton

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!

What makes this house unique

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


Afton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • New tile, new toilets.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
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


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average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

The Hale and McDavitt Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Very Very Clean and 50's style home. It was wonderful. Te beds are comfy too. Such a pretty view of the mountains in beautiful Star Valley Wyoming. Walking distance to everything in town. Close to the beautiful Star Valley Temple as well. Thank you for a wonderful stay. Our family loved it.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Park City, UT

Perfect location in amazing Afton

  • 5 of 5

We spent almost a week in Afton and the house was the perfect jumping off place. Great location close to everything yet so peaceful and quiet. We really enjoyed the fire pit, the large yard, and the very cozy home. The house was the perfect size for us-there were four of us and two full bathrooms plus a half bath was a luxury. Susan was a pleasure to work with and I really appreciated that she was able to answer any questions and also welcomed our feedback. Thank you Susan!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice home, neat and clean.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home in a residential neighborhood. Stayed here while on business with two coworkers. Our use was restricted to sleep and occasional use of the TV and Internet. Quiet, spacious and clean. Deer roam the neighborhood in the evening and early morning!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Star of the Valley

  • 5 of 5

Our family of eight stayed here for a nice weekend in Afton...gorgeous views from the front and back of the house...extremely comfortable beds with plenty of room for everyone. As regular users of VRBO, we really appreciated all the amenities this house had to offer, especially in the kitchen...plenty of dishes, cookware, and condiments. For our children the WiFi was a plus and the whole family enjoyed to ping pong table and how close we were to several beautiful drives/hikes into the mountains...Cottonwood Lake is a "must see" for anyone who loves the mountains and breathtaking views. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property last week for a family reunion - and it was a perfect fit for us because it was so close to another family members home. Much better than booking a room at the Lazy B motel! We'll probably always try and get this home when we're in Afton again!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Star of the Valley

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home while attending graduation, Ordination and Eagle Court of Honor for our grandson and Dance recitals for our granddaughter. We had children from 18 to 5 yrs and all enjoyed themselves and no one was under foot. The yard is just gorgeous and very quiet. We enjoyed 4 wonderful days here and will definitely be back. I Highly recommend it. It is full of character and shows a great pride of workmanship.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
79.2 Miles
Jackson Hole, WY
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.8 Miles
Star Valley View Golf Course
Nearest Train
144.59 Miles
Salt Lake City, UT
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 89
Nearest Restaurant
1.1 Miles
Hegg's Grill, 825 South Washington St.
Nearest Ski
69.6 Miles
Snow King Mountain Resort, Jackson, WY
Nearest Beach
36.7 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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