5 Bedrooms | 4 Full, 2 Half Baths
North of Jackson, Wyoming
From $17,500 per Week
Bighorn Lodge, North of Jackson, Wyoming Vacation Rental
Bighorn Lodge is a massive, magnificent private home built in the tradition of the National Park Lodges, on open sagebrush meadows at the edge of Grand Teton National Park. A decommissioned park road leads to the five-acre site, a wilderness Eden, a place of total privacy and staggering panoramas in every direction. Stand on the lawn and turn in a circle, and the mountain ranges parade by: the Tetons, the Gros Ventres, Sleeping Indian, the Hobacks, the Snake River Range, and the Tetons again.
Bighorn Lodge was designed to both harmonize with and echo the high peaks all around, the soaring timber, the rocky steeps, the wide open spaces. The lodge is linear in layout, and all living spaces are on one level, in a satisfying progression from grand public rooms to smaller private retreats. The scale of the lodge is huge: 7,000 square feet in all, with stone porches and a sleeping wing extending from a boundless living and dining area.
The handcrafted front doors of Bighorn Lodge open from the log porte cochere into the foyer, where stands the first of five monumental Montana moss rock fireplaces that run in a series down the center of the lodge. The rooms flow around the towering hearths like water round a stone. Dramatic cathedral ceilings arch overhead, supported by thick cedar trusses and beams that join together, star-like and weightless, above. Smooth, heated river stone floors run from room to room. In the family room – an expansive space that spans the width of the house, anchored by two fireplaces – the focal point is an antler chandelier the size of a Christmas tree, suspended from the vault of the ceiling. The great room holds intimate seating and entertainment areas, grand office and meeting spaces, and a fabulous game parlor with a pool table.
Bighorn’s craftsmanship is extraordinary, a gorgeous interplay of log, stone and airy glass. Details like cast iron metalwork, mica glass lanterns, peeled cedar pillars – some as much as four feet in diameter - and deep cornices sheltering the mullioned windows create a feeling of home, rather than hotel. The lodge feels light and airy; the great room brims with sunlight from clerestory windows. To one side stands a dining room, with a long table set under an astounding vision of the Tetons, silent, pale and imperial.
In the professional-grade kitchen, the hospitable open layout and bounty of top-of-the-line appliances make both cooking and entertaining very pleasant indeed. There are two Wolf ovens and a Wolf range, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, two full-sized wine coolers, butterscotch alder cabinets, an oversized pantry, and a gleaming granite island faced by black leather bar stools. Just behind the kitchen is a spacious laundry room with two Asko washer-dryers concealed within wood cabinets.
A long, soaring, tree-lined corridor leads to the private sleeping wing of Bighorn Lodge, a palpably different realm from the main living space, a bastion of quiet and peace. Brazilian slate floors are basted in gentle, peachy light from 24-foot-high clerestory windows. Four bedrooms branch out from this hallway, and at the end of the corridor, the master suite waits behind double glass doors.
The master suite is high-ceilinged and spacious, lit by a flood of light from the tall windows. Three rooms and two walk-in closets comprise the suite: a bedroom, where a log king bed with leather bedskirts gazes out to the great spread of the valley and the Grand above; a sitting room, warmed by a stone fireplace, with doors to a private terrace and a second, outdoor fireplace; and finally, a marvelous bathroom. Double, walk-in showers and double vanities in the master bath flank a large, jetted tub; the view of lawn and trees in the big picture window is an integral part of the room.
Each guest bedroom holds its own unique outlook on the landscape beyond; each is rich with color, comfortable and welcoming. All have deep queen beds, private bathrooms, huge picture windows, walk-in closets, and thick soft rugs thrown across the heated granite floors. Art hangs on the walls; bedside lamps are perfectly placed for nighttime reading. Each lovely room offers plenty of space in which to spread out.
Doors from the great room lead to the wide stone terrace, where the outdoor dining table waits. There are full circle views from Bighorn’s lawn, a swath of green before the acres of sweet-smelling sage begin; and the terrace offers front row seats. The sun rises over Sleeping Indian and sets behind the Tetons. Elk, moose, mule deer, antelope and bison roam past Bighorn’s fenced pastures and bald eagles soar overhead.
Guests of Bighorn Lodge may bring up to two horses with them. The trail into the park starts at the lodge’s North gate, and a one hour ride will get you to Dornan’s in time for lunch or to the main entrance of Grand Teton National Park - where almost every endless, gorgeous trail is horse-friendly.
The legendary Snake River runs cold and clear nearby, home to Wyoming’s native cutthroat trout. World-class hunting, rafting, hiking, biking, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and cross country skiing are also close at hand, and the blockbuster ski slopes of Jackson Hole are just a short drive away. Family and friends on vacation, or a board of directors on retreat, will find that Bighorn Lodge is an absolutely unforgettable sanctuary in the most beautiful place on earth.
7 Night Minimum
Pet Policy Varies by home, additional fees will apply
Damage Deposit 20% of base rental rate, increased if rental involves pets. Fully refundable if no damage.
Additional Resort Taxes will Apply
Please bring identification for check in
If more than contract allotted number of guests arrive, additional fees may apply
House is Self-Catered
Non Refundable Deposit
50% Due upon booking (within 7 days of holding the house)
50% (Balance) due 90 days prior
Ask about our CSA Trip Cancellation Insurance
|Rates From||$17,500 to $25,000|
**All starting rates are low season rates. Rates are now quoted based on occupancy and use. Please call or inquire for individual group rates.**
4 Full, 2 Half Bathrooms
7,438 Sq. Foot
1 King Bed
4 Queens Beds