The Spring Creek Mountain Lodge is a spacious log and stone house set in grassy hills above a valley. It is an open, airy and gracious home, Western in feel and rich in colour and texture. A heavy mahogany front door opens to the upper floor, where the main living area spreads out in all directions. A beautiful, handcrafted wood divider separates the front entryway from the kitchen. Farther along is a library, an office, a dining room that seats six in handmade, rustic wood chairs, overhung by an iron chandelier. Each room has its own celestial view of mountains, wildflower meadows and bright stands of aspen.
The living room is crowned by a beamed ceiling and walled with windows; glass doors open to a robust, wrap-around log porch with a gas grill and outdoor dining area. Inside, there is a grand piano, a stone fireplace, thick carpets scattered over the polished wood floors, and armchairs pulled up by the windows just for gazing out at the land.
The elegant master bedroom is also on the main floor, separated from the library and office by a wall of stone. It has its own private deck. The master bathroom is a stone-tiled enclave, with a deep soaking tub, a large glass shower and a dressing table.
The lower level of Spring Creek Mountain Lodge is a rich combination of stone floors, beamed ceilings and thick log walls. Three guest bedrooms – with rustic furnishings and colourful bedspreads – are grouped around a living room, a library, a bar and a full bath. One bedroom has a door to the outside; the others have wide windows that frame the Grand Tetons. On the lower level, there is a home theatre – with a deep, sectional couch and surround sound – and a small workout room with gigantic views. Spring Creek shares the mountainside with a wildlife sanctuary and the famed Amangani resort. It is a quiet, private, and serene retreat, and yet is only minutes from the ski slopes and the town of Jackson.