Shooting Star Cabin 17 is a large, handsome, and welcoming house, a classic Shooting Star abode set beside a clear, shallow creek.
The mountains and ski slopes form a magnificent backdrop for Cabin 17 and its tall windows look out in all directions to the stream, the woods, the rolling green golf course, and the great soaring mountainscape beyond.
A heavy, iron-studded front door opens to the foyer. Here a tranquil and inviting color scheme of ivory and smoky blue is introduced by way of a painted dresser and a cushioned chair. It is a chromatic theme echoed throughout the house, serene and soft against Cabin 17s stonework and thick log walls.
The lofty, open living area a Great Room anchored by a cut-stone fireplace at one end and the kitchen at the other - is the heart of the house. Matching armchairs and sofas surround a big upholstered coffee table in front of the fire, all in serene blues and creams. In the daytime, huge windows flood the room with sunlight and astonishing views, and doors open to terraces on either side.
The dining table stands just behind the couch, under the high vaulted ceiling shared with the living room. Cabin 17s kitchen would make a home cook or professional chef equally happy. Luxury appliances, a center island with a prep sink and a wine cooler, a breakfast bar and ample counter space make cooking a treat.
Shooting Star Cabin 17 is a true family haven, with plenty of space in which to find quiet and privacy and plenty of convivial gathering spots as well.
Cabin 17s living and sleeping wings embrace a big stone courtyard that is a great draw year round. Outside, the fresh mountain air is more invigorating than a cup of coffee.
An outdoor dining table and a gas grill speak of cookouts in the long golden evenings of July and August; the large hot tub calls for joyful shindigs under the brilliant winter night sky, champagne chilling nearby in the snow. Steps lead from the terrace down to the smooth lawn and the creek.
Cabin 17 has a very large and inviting master suite set in an annex of its own. Soft, rich fabrics and creamy drapes, white linens and a wool-carpeted floor contrast pleasingly with the solid stonework and bright dancing flames of the gas hearth. The master bedroom wing angles toward the creek - and with the windows flung wide, the sound of the tumbling water fills the room. The master bath is spacious and luxurious, paneled in painted wood, with double sinks, a long soaking tub, and a separate, walk-in shower.
Built-in, robins egg bookcases and drawers on the main landing frame a desk and window with a glorious view indeed.
The landing serves as office for Cabin 17, and manages to be both private and open at once, a perfect retreat for reading and working. A door off the landing leads to a sunlit, carpeted guest room with a king size bed and a private bath. In this guest bathroom, there are double sinks, a big, glass-walled shower and a separate water closet.
A corridor with windows on either side forms a sky bridge to the bunkroom, a charming space with berths for four. Each bunk has its own reading light and crisp sprigged coverlet; and there is space to spread out and play. The bunkroom has its own bath as well, with double sinks, a shower/tub combo and a separate water closet.
A wonderful suite - clear and bright, and spacious enough for a family - stands over the garage. A king bed under the eaves is flanked by two sweet twin beds. A big closet and ample dresser provide plenty of clothes storage, and there is a private bathroom with a shower. Windows frame panoramic views of Teton Village and the ski mountain.
The sight of the tram arriving at the top of Rendezvous Mountain, dazzlingly close, is a summons to don skis or hiking boots and set off skyward. Jackson Hole trails are legendary; and in winter, the ski valet and ski shuttle make everything easy and streamlined.