Elk View is a magnificent, castle-like lodge on ten acres of woods and wide open pastures in the Jackson Hole enclave known as The Pines. The lodge is enchanting and almost gothic in construction. Its potent lines, big windows, stone terraces and massive tree trunk supports echo the wilderness around it.
Just beyond the stone entry foyer is the two-story Great Room. Here soft, camel-colored leather couches face each other before a giant stone fireplace. Floor-to ceiling windows frame the craggy Tetons outside. To one side is a bar room with a big billiards table, and stools crafted from fallen antlers; to the other is the expansive, well-appointed kitchen. The dining room is open to the kitchen, and has a round table that seats eight.
Elk View has four bedrooms and a bunkroom. The gorgeous master bedroom, on the ground floor, is a true retreat. The king bed faces a wood-burning fireplace, and a stone archway leads to the bathroom, where a soaking tub is set into a windowed alcove. There are double sinks, a separate double shower, a walk-in closet and a glass-walled exercise room. Upstairs, a second master bedroom has a king bed, walk-in closet, antique desk, and a luxurious bathroom with dual vanities.
The other two guest rooms both have queen beds and richly appointed private baths. The bunkroom is a fanciful, welcoming space, with five beds and tremendous opportunities for play. Peeled wood ladders ascend to a built-in top bunk and a loft, while the lower bunk can be closed off with curtains. The centre of the room holds a television and a shuffleboard table. Just off the bunkroom is a private bath, with dual vanities and a shower.
The prospects outside are endless. The stone terrace off of the bar has a big hot tub, a fire pit, and massive log picnic tables. High mountains cradle the black green forest and the long open valley; horses roam the pastures and eagles, moose, elk and bear are occasional visitors. The Pines community has a wonderful little retail centre, which includes a charming grocery market, coffee shop, flower shop, fitness centre, bank and dry cleaners. The private 18-hole golf course becomes a Nordic cross-country ski course in winter; and the clubhouse has a renowned restaurant. And, from Elk View’s three-car garage, it’s only a five-minute ride to the ski village and Jackson Hole’s legendary slopes.
Elk View’s wonderful location in The Pines gives it access to the best of Jackson Hole, and is ideal for families, or friends vacationing together. Smooth, flat paved paths, safe for even the smallest bikers and pedestrians, wind through the village, around the golf course, the pastures and beyond.