Whether you are rocking on the porch, playing in the soft green swath of lawn, dining with friends or just warming by the cheerful fire, watching the snow fall, this house has views from every room. I hope you enjoy perusing the following buy zolpidem online images as much as we did photographing them!
As always, my favorite shots are centered around food and hearth and this house offered plenty of photo opps for both!
Warm wishes to you and yours,
Overlook – a sweeping, airy, modern house of glass and wood – sits high on Gros Ventre West, surveying ponds, grassy ranch land and the great, lofty span of the Tetons and the Snake River Range. The dramatic composition of mountainsi and valley is framed by a continuous wall of glass running along the front of the house, giving Overlook its name and its raison d’etre. Groves of rustling aspens encircle the lawns and terraces.
Overlook is long and open, and every room is attentive to the incredible panorama outside. The house fills up with light by day; stars crowd the windows at night. A second-floor great room incorporates the living area, dining room and glass-walled kitchen into one bright, handsome space. A smooth leather couch and armchair face a wood-burning, fieldstone fireplace, a spare candelabra illuminates the dining room table. Painted wood walls, rich fabrics and peaked ceilings with exposed beams all add to Overlook’s atmosphere of peaceful simplicity and deep comfort.
The big master suite is on the main floor, just steps off the great room. The rustic, hewn-wood king size bed faces a striking, asymmetrical stone fireplace, and terraces line both sides of the room. An oriental rug in gorgeous russets, greens and golds is spread upon the wood floor, and grounds the spacious room in vivid color. In the master bath, windows surround the deep, jetted tub on all three sides, while skylights light up the space from overhead. The master bath also has its own sauna, which opens to the terrace, the trees and the cool mountain air.
An open, sunny staircase leads from the great room to the downstairs living area, where a cheery red wood stove, television and big sectional couch create a welcoming, tranquil refuge. Three guest bedrooms are on the lower level – one, just off the sitting area, has a queen bed spread with a lovely checkered quilt, a door to the grounds and a private bath. The other two bedrooms stand on the opposite end of the house, and share a hallway and a bathroom between them. The first has a traditional brass, queen size bed flanked by reading lights, and a door that opens to the lawns and the hammock. The last is a charming bedroom, perfect for children, with two twin beds waiting side-by-side, spread with matching coverlets. This guest room, like the others, has a private entrance/egress to the outside world and all its untold adventures. Moose, elk and deer graze on the hillside among the aspens, just past Overlook’s deck.
Overlook is a delightful, warm, well-furnished house of manageable size, in a truly remarkable setting – quiet, pastoral and secluded, and yet close to everything. It sits halfway between Jackson and Wilson, and is only 20 minutes from Grand Teton National Park. An afternoon spent on Overlook’s wide hammock, or snowshoeing along the butte with the staggering mountain ranges spread out in all their glory, or dining with family by the blazing fire are all sure-fire ways to reset one’s overlook on life.
Photos by Gordon Gregory
Spring has come on like a runaway train. It seems like I was just racing through the fall to get all the new Clear Creek Group houses photographed, and now even winter is on its way out the door (though it’s leaving snowy bootprints all over the floor). My to-do lists are as long as the Snake River.
And so one thing I’m truly grateful for – among so many – is that when my team and I are shooting houses for The Clear Creek Group website, I do not have to worry about LUNCH.
That might sound like small beans, but believe me, it’s huge.
Imagine: We’re working frantically, say, to get a shot set up before some towering cloudbank rolls in and cuts off our gorgeous natural light, but at the same time we’re so hungry we’re chewing the sleeves off our sweaters – and beginning to bicker.
Suddenly, in walks Ariel Mann.
A vision. An angel from heaven, bearing lunch.
Natural light has nothing on food.
Ariel (even her name is angelic! And her last name is humanistic! How fitting!) is a personal chef, a trainer and an all-around cool gal. I call her Mother Nature. She is also a godsend. She brings us, every day, simple, delicious and (because exercise does not happen during shoots) healthy food. She even throws in some protein drinks to cover the 4:00 sugar low/mood gully. So when she shows up, we cheer! We break. We eat. We praise Ariel to the skies. We feel much, much better.
In 2008, Ariel founded Jackson Hole Wellness at Work. Soon after, she expanded her successful business to embrace all facets of “wellness” – personal training, grocery shopping, catering, cooking instruction and total body health.
Clear Creek Group guests love Ariel, because she makes the seemingly impossible – healthy eating while on vacation – not only possible, but delightful. She’ll prepare meals for the fridge, lunches for the trails or multi-course dinners for gatherings of friends.
And for the hard-core, Ariel does fitness training, Jackson Hole-style: distance runs, lakeside yoga, moose-roping, bear wrestling… okay, maybe not those last two. But you could always ask!
Besides the gorgeous sight of bluebirds flashing against the snow, and the rare but awesome glimpse of a mountain lion searching for her cubs, early spring in Jackson Hole means … restaurant closings. It is the “Off Season” – though nobody’s told nature that! And so since we must eat in – why not eat by the fire, with a meal prepared by Ariel and her dynamite mom?
The “dynamic duo” prep, serve and, best of all, clean up fabulous, healthy meals. Inside by the fire, or outside by the fire pit. When there’s snow on the ground, Ariel will carve snow bowls and fill them with shrimp, and lay out s’more fixings and hot drinks by the fire. Magical.
Ariel has been in Jackson Hole since she was five years old, when her inspired parents sold everything they had in Boston and bought Grand Targhee Ski Resort. Needless to say, Ariel is a year-round athlete. Skiing, yoga, running, biking, rafting, volleyball… the list goes on.
Interestingly, Ariel’s phenomenal business, Jackson Hole Wellness, was born when she was recuperating on her mother’s couch from a freak accident, a shattered jaw and fifty stitches in her chin. Jaw wired shut – wire cutters on hand just in case – and on a liquids-only diet, Ariel spent many quiet months thinking about wellness and nutrition. In typical Ariel fashion, as soon as she was up and about she put her ideas into action, supplying organic, local, prepared foods, personal training, nutrition consulting and goal-setting to Jackson Hole businesses and private clients.
I asked her what her most-requested menu items were, and, reading her answers, realized that I myself am one of the enthusiastic frequent requesters! Her “Walnut-Crusted Salmon with Mango Salsa and Roasted Broccoli” is, indeed, to die for. Her “Tiramisu” is beyond. Her homemade “Maple Balsamic Dressing” makes EVERYTHING in the fridge taste better. And her “Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread” can make a grown woman cry.
Check out more photos from Ariel’s kitchen, with her wonderful mama helping out:
I think I want to BE Ariel. But, barring that, at least I can eat her divine food, emulate her vibrant lifestyle and hearken well to her sound advice.
With warm, springtime, bluebird wishes to each and every one of you -
½ c chopped walnuts
2 T panko (or whole wheat) breadcrumbs
1 T lemon zest
2 tsp olive oil
½ tsp coarse sea salt
¼ tsp freshly ground pepper
4 wild salmon filets (approx. 6-oz. each)
1 T Dijon mustard
1 lemon, wedged for serving
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil (for easier cleanup). To make crust: pulse walnuts, breadcrumbs, lemon zest, oil, salt and pepper in a food processor until crumbly. Place salmon filets in pan, skin side down. Brush tops with mustard. Press crust mixture evenly onto tops of fillets. Place salmon in oven, on middle rack and cook until opaque in the center…approx. 15 minutes. Top with mango salsa and serve with lemon wedges.
Pines Garden is a charming, sunny two-bedroom cottage with clean contemporary lines and a calm, luminous spirit, set near the entrance of the Teton Pines enclave. The serene grey exterior of the house – with its pastoral surround of green lawn, pale birches and quiet stream – enfolds an interior that is lovely and very comfortable. Pure white walls and burnished wood floors are the backdrop for rooms that brim with light and tranquility. Unpainted wood and galvanized steel mix with rich leathers, natural fiber carpeting and upholstered pieces to create an environment totally at ease with itself and the gorgeous landscape outside the windows.
A two-storey ceiling vaults above the open, airy heart of the house, where the living room, dining room and kitchen flow one into the other. In the living area, a generous L-shaped couch – dressed in fleecy fabric of supreme softness – faces the wood-burning fireplace and a widescreen TV. A wall of glass opens with French doors to the porch, the lawn and – hidden just behind the trees – the golf course. Just above the treeline, blue-grey mountaintops mark the transition from earth to sky. At the opposite end of the space, the kitchen’s black granite countertops echo the sleekness of the living room hearth, and a stainless steel bar highlights the chic, industrial-inspired coffee and side tables. Heavy cherry doors and cabinets throughout the house speak to the high quality and understated luxury of Pines Garden.
Pines Garden’s two bedrooms are both welcoming, private retreats set at the back of the cottage. The master bedroom is spacious and sunlit. A traditional writing desk sits below a bay window, looking out over the swath of lawn to the reflective pond. The king size bed is backed by a high, upholstered headboard; a flat screen TV hangs above the dresser. A door opens to the covered porch, where a table for four waits – a wonderful place to toast morning’s glorious arrival with a cup of coffee.
The master bath continues the clean, white scheme of the rest of the house, and gleams with glass and polished silver fittings. A jetted tub stands under a wall of windows, and the mirrors reflect the ever-changing world outside – falling snow, autumn’s fiery treescapes, the deep greens of summer.
The guest bedroom stands across from the master and is furnished in the same simple, welcoming style, with a bay window and sitting area of its own. The private guest bath has a shower-tub combination.
Pines Garden is perfectly located as a base for exploring Jackson Hole, set as it is in the famed Teton Pines community – close to the clubhouse, bank, restaurants, fitness center and shops. The stunning Teton Pines golf course becomes a cross-country skier’s paradise in winter, and the ski slopes and hiking trails are just minutes away. A safe, flat bike bath traverses Teton Pines and heads off to the hip and happening little town of Wilson, four miles further along. Hospitable, lovely and convenient to everything, Pines Gardens is an ideal place from which to discover Jackson Hole, and a delight to come home to when the day’s adventures are done.
Photographs by: Gordon Gregory Photography http://www.gordongregoryphogo.com
Styling by: EAS
And, while you are at it, have a look at some of the other Park web cams:
The wildlife are migrating to their summer homes, bears are emerging, the birds are returning to their nests and the trout are rising in the rivers as snow lines begin to recede and warmer days green the landscape.
Yours truly just came in from a visit to the Park and witnessed a host of buffalo, several moose, two eagles, trumpeter swans, big horn sheep, the tracks of a young grizzly and the wide smiles and eyes full of wonder as my family gazed in amazement. Spring is a wonderful time to be in Jackson Hole and we are grateful we can share it with you.
Come see us soon!
I have to just face it, snow, no snow- I love Yellowstone and was delighted by the good news that two of Yellowstone’s gates will open Friday!
Here is the article published in Jackson Hole News & Guide yesterday.
“The roads into Yellowstone National Park from the west and north reopen to automobiles Friday.
Visitors will be able to travel by car through the park’s entrance at West Yellowstone, Mont., to Norris, Madison, Canyon and Old Faithful. The North Entrance at Gardiner, Mont., also will be open.
Limited visitor services will be available. The Visitor Education Center and the Snow Lodge Geyser Grill at Old Faithful will open, as will the Canyon Adventure Store and the West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center. Gas will be available at Mammoth Hot Springs, Tower Junction, Canyon and Old Faithful.
Spring in Yellowstone often brings cold, winds and snow. Cleared roads can be narrow and covered with snow, ice and debris.
Due to the deep snow, walking on trails, including those along the Canyon Rim or on boardwalks through thermal areas, may be difficult, if not impossible.
The park’s East, South and Northeast entrances will open in May.
Park entrance fees will be waived April 16-24 as part of the National Park Week. For updated Yellowstone road information, call 307-344-2117.”
Now, that is some good JH news!!
Gordon Gregory (Gordon Gregory Photography email@example.com)
took the above photo of Grand Prismatic Spring and sent along the following description:
Temperature 147-188°F Dimensions 250×380 feet. Grand Prismatic is the largest hot spring in Yellowstone, and is considered to be the third largest in the world—New Zealand has the two largest springs. Grand Prismatic sits upon a wide, spreading mound where water flows evenly on all sides forming a series of small, stair-step terraces. The Hayden Expedition in 1871 named this spring because of its beautiful coloration, and artist Thomas Moran made water-color sketches depicting its rainbow-like colors. The sketches seemed exaggerations and geologist A.C. Peale returned in 1878 to verify the colors. The colors begin with a deep blue center followed by pale blue. Green algae forms beyond the shallow edge. Outside the scalloped rim a band of yellow fades into orange. Red then marks the outer border. Steam often shrouds the spring which reflects the brilliant colors. Grand Prismatic discharges an estimated 560 gallons per minute.
We live in a very special place where eagles soar, friends stop in for an un scheduled chat and strangers reach out. I hope you will come share it with us sometime soon.
Welcome, Spring, to Jackson Hole. We’re a snow-loving town, but you make our hearts sing. That sweet light air like a cowboy’s kiss. The lemony green of newborn leaves. The birdsong, rising again. It’s true love. You’ll see: walk around the streets of town, hike the trails, sit beside a rushing river, and you’ll see it. Everybody’s smiling. The earth is stirring. And there are flowers – flowers – coming up through the snow.
We love you, Spring. Come again, and again, and again.
To get in a Spring frame of mind:
First, look at these spectacular pictures by Henry Holdsworth, a visionary Jackson Hole photographer.
Next, toast Spring’s arrival with a long, slow breath of fresh air.
Finally, pick a new flower for an old love.
Tablero Talude is a wonderful perch to watch the birth of Spring. With windows opening up to vistas across the valley, you can watch the sun rise and set as the birds soar, the moose amble by and the gentle snow falls as Winter make its last lacy attempt at covering the landscape. Check out the April, May and early June specials and, for that very special summer escape, The Clear Creek Group has an opening which may fit your vacation rental plans perfectly.
Come watch the birth of a new landscape in Jackson Hole this Spring!
With best wishes,
Tablero Talude is an exquisite Arts and Crafts style home, a song to Frank Lloyd Wright sung in wood, brick and stone, gorgeously handcrafted from its soft carpets up to its coffered ceilings. The house sits high on a butte overlooking Jackson Hole, and is built of golden brick laid in striated patterns; its flat, balanced forms and precise angles echo the hues and outcroppings of the Gros Ventre range. The name is taken from an architectural term, “talud-tablero,” which describes the stacked platforms and inward slopes of Mesoamerican pyramids. A wide terrace wraps around the house and eases the transition from architecture to earth.
Inside, all is serenity. Smooth, grain-sequenced wood paneling, handsome Green and Green-style furniture, wide panes of glass and rich lighting create an environment of great comfort and beauty. Polished granite and wood floors flow from room to room. All of Tablero Talude’s furnishings have been built by hand, and each piece repeats in turn the simplicity, integrity and luxury of the house itself. The house is laid out on two levels in a double-W shape, with two bedroom wings zig-zagging off from either side of Tablero Talude’s center – which holds the kitchen, dining room, living room and fireplace, breakfast room and foyer.
The kitchen is arranged in a right angle. Handmade white oak cabinetry and golden stone counters arc away from the axis formed by the bronze sink and big refrigerator. A “rug” of inlaid granite follows the curve of the kitchen floor. It is a perfect kitchen both for creating simple family meals and for the pursuits of a private, professional chef.
The master suite has tall windows to the north, south and east, bracketing a sitting/reading area and filling the bedroom with all-day light; at night, blinds descend at the touch of a switch. A television angles down from the ceiling, perfectly placed for watching from the king-size bed. Throughout the master bedroom, the sage-green walls are subtly marbled, and velvety to the touch, thanks to an ancient Venetian plaster technique called marmorino. Doors open to the terrace and a private, outdoor sitting area.
The master bath is carpeted, sumptuous to bare feet. A deep oval soaking tub is set in its own alcove next to a spacious stone-walled shower; there are double sinks, a bidet and a water closet. Steps away are an ample dressing room and a walk-in closet.
At the western end of the house, the guest wing holds three bedrooms, two with queen beds and doors to the terrace on the main floor, and one with large bunk beds on the ground floor. Each has a television, blinds that can be raised or lowered with the touch of a button, and a private, luxurious bathroom. Rich ochre walls and coffered ceilings make the guest rooms both welcoming and grand; trees and sky fill the tall windows. Tablero Talude’s ground floor also holds the cork-floored wine cellar, with its beautiful millwork racks that can hold more than a thousand bottles; and a three-car garage.
Tablero Talude rests on 5.5 private, secluded acres at the very top of Gros Ventre North, and yet is just minutes from Jackson and Teton Village. It is a magical setting. From all sides and all angles of the house, the view is pastoral. Pale aspens brush the sky. Eagles call down, moose and mule deer graze in the woods. The lawn ends in a path that wanders through the fairy tale-like aspen grove, and ends at the butte’s edge, revealing a panorama of mountain and sky spreading out for miles upon miles. On a clear, early morning, with a cup of coffee and a blanket, you can sit upon the rim of the world, and watch it be born again in great stillness, and peace.
Heron House – named for the magnificent Great Blue Herons that visit its many waterways – is a handsome lodge of log and stone, entirely surrounded by fifteen verdant acres, the Grand Tetons, the Snake River Range and the Gros Ventre Mountains. Red mullioned windows, a heavy iron doorknocker and candlesnuffer lanterns are a tip of the hat to Great Camp tradition; while massive panes of glass follow Heron House’s gabled roofline in a wholly modern way, to make the most of the voluminous light and phenomenal views.
A two-sided, freestanding stone fireplace forms the central axis of the house, with graceful arched iron doors on both sides – a shape echoed throughout Heron House in doorways, alcoves and passages. One aspect of the fireplace faces the dining room; the other looks out upon a vast sunken living room with a beamed ceiling two stories high. Alcoves for reading, watching TV, or regarding the jaw-dropping panorama outside extend from the living room, and an open music loft with an antique Steinway grand piano spans one end of the big space. The Steinway’s clear, concert hall sound can be heard throughout Heron House’s public rooms.
Warm, muted colors, reclaimed barn beams, framed landscapes rendered in oil and log-and-mortar walls create a rich sense of comfort, well-being and possibility. The dining room is typical of Heron House: both rustic and elegant, relaxed and yet quite dapper. A long spread of mountains backdrop the dining table, and doorways lead to the kitchen, the butler pantry, the bar and a powder room.
The kitchen is a family chef’s dream: filled with light and ample workspace, with arched openings to the dining room, a big center island with a prep sink, and top-of-the-line appliances. The kitchen ends in a wall of glass, and the open valley, the rugged mountains and a cheery little stream outside seem to come to the breakfast table like guests. Doors open to a stone terrace that wraps nearly all the way around the house.
Heron House has three spacious suites and a wonderful bunkroom. Reclaimed barn beams support the beautiful, thick plastered walls of the master suite; the high vaulted ceiling cups the sunlight all day long. A gas fireplace faces the huge, hand-built bed – where snowy-white linens look impossibly soft and smooth between the bed’s weathered wood posts. A door opens to the master suite’s private balcony; another to a walk-in closet that is a room in itself, with built-in drawers and plenty of hanging space. In the master bath, there is a deep, jetted soaking tub, and a glass-walled shower big enough for two, with multiple showerheads, and a sauna.
Heron House’s two guest bedrooms have king-size beds, cathedral ceilings, and windows that frame the great green firs and high mountains outside. Each bedroom is a unique and inviting retreat, with a comfortable reading area, a private balcony and bathroom, and a closet. The cool, carpeted bunkroom is the sleeping space of choice for visiting kids and teens. A rustic bunkbed – crafted by a local artisan who did much of the finish work on Heron House – has a twin top bunk and a full-size bottom bunk; a private bath is a few steps away. Best of all, an inclined ladder climbs to a loft and a secret room.
Heron House has a grand, curving staircase that pools on the stone floor of the foyer like a mountain stream come to rest: stone and wood magically made fluid by a master craftsman. Sturdy, simple, hand-built furnishings throughout the house coexist gracefully with fine art, exposed weathered structural supports, sterling-quality fixtures and fittings, and truly remarkable views.
A clear stream cuts like a ribbon through the emerald lawns on its way to join the ponds; it is perfect for wading, stone-collecting, and, of course, fishing. A trimming of soft river willows at the water’s edge attracts moose, eagles and elk. There are many ponds on the property, all filled with fish – and, often enough, the Great Blue Herons that love them.
The fitness center is set off by itself in an attractive craftsman-style cottage steps away from the main house. Free weights, a stationary bike and a stair climber, among others, allow for exercise even in the worst of weather.
Heron House’s rustic, traditional game room centers on a beautiful, full-size pool table, overhung by a stitched hide chandelier. Cards, darts, a big flat screen TV, and games galore provide many evenings’ entertainment. Just off of the game room is a wood paneled sauna, which can seat several people. A door from the game room opens to the enormous hot tub and the wrap-around stone terrace.
Heron House stands in a serene, well-spaced neighborhood on a quiet dirt road. Its fifteen acres of lawn, brush, lodge-pole pines, whispering creek and shining ponds assure both peace and privacy. Jackson Hole and all its many opportunities are close at hand: the National Parks, the ski slopes and mountain trails, the Snake River and the sophisticated scene in downtown Jackson. Heron House is a gorgeous, luxurious home base for a truly spectacular Wyoming getaway.
Photography by David Agnello
This, perhaps, is the most magical of all seasons as the wildlife emerges, birds return and new life promises new beginnings. If you cannot share it with us, be sure to watch our sunsets on one the web cams. Who knows, maybe you will see an eagle soar or a moose and buffalo stroll by!
I hope you enjoy these images of Teton Skyline, one of the many gems in The Clear Creek Group portfolio and soon to be featured in the May / June issue of Mountain Living magazine.
Whether your home is a condo in Manhattan, a tent on the trail or a vacation home in Jackson, your real home will always be in the hearts of those you love. Embrace them and always keep your doors open.
Preview Teton Skyline in the slideshow below
Photography by: Gordon Gregory Photography
Styling by: EAS
We continue to show you the fabulous views and luxurious setting of Shooting Star – we just can’t get enough of it! Check out cabin 6675 below:
Is it not one of the most gorgeous places you’ve ever seen?? I know you wouldn’t be able to resist. Contact The Clear Creek Group for more information & reservations, and check out rates and specs by clicking here.
Photos by Gordon Gregory, styling by EAS.