Catamount

Jackson Hole, Wyoming
12
5
6

Description

Catamount is a marvelous house built into a hillside of boulders and bright western wildflowers, surrounded by trees and the Wyoming mountains. Its big, paneled front door opens onto a quiet cul-de-sac in Granite Ridge; and from there it is just a short walk to Grand Teton National Park and the Granite Ridge ski lift, Teton Village and the Four Seasons hotel. A full set of table linens, china, crystal and flatware are at hand, and the dining room will easily seat ten. Catamount's second-floor kitchen has a big gas stove, Sub Zero fridge, granite countertops and array of gourmet cooking equipment.

The second floor of Catamount is also the main living and dining area. Just up an art-filled staircase from the entryway, the Great Room is divided by back-to-back river stone fireplaces that stretch up to cathedral ceilings. Tall windows frame the trees outside - seasonal art in themselves, ablaze with color or garlanded in snow. French doors open to an outdoor living area with willow chairs, a dining table and a spectacular view. And next to the dining room, there is a sunroom where the flowered hillside fills the windows like a painting.

Catamount has five distinctive, comfortable bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, and every modern convenience. Throughout the day, golden light fills Catamount's high-ceilinged rooms, and there is a constant feeling of alpine spaciousness and peace. The second floor holds the house's two biggest bedrooms, both with rough-hewn, log frame king beds and private baths. A fully equipped laundry room is also on this level, and everywhere you turn there are quiet alcoves with comfortable chairs, reading lights and game tables. A porch under the eaves sits just above the front door.

Catamount's other three bedrooms, a game room and media center are on the first floor. Two rooms have a twin bed and a bunk bed set each; the other guest room can be set up with a king bed or two twins. There are three full bathrooms here, one with a steam shower. The first floor is also where guests will find some of the home's great diversions: a game room, and a media center with television and stereo.

A thoughtful, attentive owner and a well-known designer have made Catamount into a marvelous, hospitable vacation home. The house fits organically with the mountain landscape all around it, its log frame and peaked roofs brushed by high pine boughs - and outdoor living is celebrated. Beyond the kitchen is a deck with a gas grill for open air cooking; and outside the sunroom, a hot tub on its own private porch.

A mudroom with lockers is ready to store boots, skis and snowshoes, and from here the back door opens onto the vast Wyoming wilderness. Catamount is a charming, personal and welcoming house that feels very much like home.

Location

Appoximate location

Features

Families

Babies welcome
Children welcome
Toddlers welcome
Pets welcome

Sleeps

12 people
5 bedrooms

Bathroom facilities

6 bathrooms
1 Bath1 Shower

Highlights

Barbeque
Golf
Hot tub

Amenities

Air-conditioning
Coffee machine
Dishwasher
Freezer
Fridge
Hairdryer
Hob
Iron and ironing board
Kettle
Microwave
Music player
Satellite or cable
TV
Toaster
Towels
Washing machine
Built-in fans
Oven
Safe
Wifi
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