Shooting Star Cabin 13 is a four-bedroom house on the southeastern edge of Teton Village's Shooting Star community.
All around is the long spread of the valley floor, the golf course and the impossibly high coronet of mountains.
To the West, trails braid down the ski slopes, and next to the house is a pond that is home to trumpeter swans and reflections of the ever-changing sky. Stone, board-and-batten and traditional chinked log construction make Shooting Star Cabin 13 feel authentic and right in its Jackson Hole setting.
A heavy, iron-studded front door opens to the foyer, where original oil paintings hang on the wood and plaster walls. From here, the house branches out in all directions: to the bedrooms, to the living and dining areas, and to the ample laundry, quaint office and mudroom.
An elegant Wyoming aesthetic predominates antiques mix with rustic pieces, vintage posters with fine art and mullioned windows fill the rooms with light.
The living, dining and kitchen areas all share one high-ceilinged space, where wide windows on three sides look out to the pond, the golf course, and the long sweep of open land beneath the mountains. It is a comfortable and convivial gathering place.
A raised, wood-burning fireplace is set in a wall of stone and a widescreen TV is mounted above it. A pair of deep leather armchairs and two couches stands under the peaked ceiling, and glass doors on either side of the room open to stone terraces.
A breakfast bar separates the kitchen from the dining room. The kitchen cupboards, handcrafted from rustic barnwood, contrast nicely with the gleaming Viking range and the SubZero refrigerators. There is a wine cooler, a small step in pantry, and a stone-topped center island with a prep sink. A full complement of good quality china, glasses and appliances are ready for use.
Shooting Star Cabin 13 has four bedrooms. The master is on the ground floor, in a private wing at the southern end of the house, connected to the foyer by a glass-walled corridor. In the quiet, carpeted bedroom, windows on three sides frame the pond, the mountains and the golf course; the king bed faces a gas fireplace and a TV.
A hallway leads to a walk-in closet and the wood-paneled master bath, where dark wood cabinets hold dual sinks and linen cupboards. There is a private water closet in the master bath, a deep soaking tub and a separate shower.
A landing waits at the top of the stairs, and a door on the landing opens to a carpeted guest room, with a queen size bed and a private bathroom with a shower, dual vanities and a water closet. From the landing, a dramatic glass bridge leads to two more bedrooms. The first is a wonderful bunkroom tailor-made for teens or children. The bunkroom's private bath has a shower/tub combination, two sinks and a separate toilet.
The bunkroom opens to a second landing at the rear of the house, and here, a large, sunlit suite waits, with an upholstered king bed, a desk and a spacious sitting area. A red sleeper sofa is flanked by two smart leather armchairs, and the window holds a wide view of the mountains. There is a small refreshment area, with an under-counter refrigerator, and a private bath with a shower/tub combination.
Shooting Star Cabin 13 has a delightful stone terrace off of the living room, tucked into the southeastern corner of the house and bordered by a low stone wall, with unobstructed views across the valley.
The terrace is furnished with a dining table, comfortable chairs, a gas grill, and a hot tub set into a stone surround.
Shooting Star Cabin 13 is an exceptional house, sited as it is on the brink of the golf course and pond: great wide open lands to one side, and Teton Village with all its restaurants, shops, nightlife and, of course, ski slopes to the other, just a short walk away.