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Catamount is a luxurious, five-bedroom house built into a hillside of boulders and bright Western wildflowers, surrounded by trees and the high Wyoming mountains. Its big, paneled front door opens onto a quiet Granite Ridge cul-de-sac – and from there it is just a short distance to Grand Teton National Park and the ski lifts or the shops and restaurants in Teton Village including the Four Seasons hotel, where sushi and cocktails await.
Catamount is a marvelous, hospitable vacation home, completely in accord with the mountain landscape all around, its log frame and peaked roofs brushed by high pine boughs. Inside there are five distinctive, comfortable bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, and every modern convenience. Mountainscapes and framed photos hang on the walls. Throughout the day, golden light fills Catamount’s high-ceilinged rooms, and there is a constant feeling of alpine spaciousness and peace.
Just up a light-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 in fall or garlanded in snow. French doors open to an outdoor living area with willow chairs, a dining table and the fresh balsam air of the forest. Next to the dining room, there is a sunroom where the flowered hillside fills the high windows like a painting; and outside, a hot tub on its own private deck.
Catamount is as suited for relaxing after a day of skiing or hiking as it is for high-style entertaining. Full sets of table linens, china, crystal and elegant flatware are at hand, and the dining room table will easily seat eight with three additional seats at the adjacent bar.
With its big gas stove, Sub Zero fridge, granite countertops and array of gourmet cooking equipment, this luxury Jackson Hole rental property can accommodate cooking enthusiasts or a professional chef. The room has an open layout and a bar that make meal preparation easy and communal. Just beyond the kitchen is a deck with a gas grill for cooking in the open air.
The second floor also holds the house’s two biggest bedrooms, both with rough-hewn, log frame king beds and vaulted ceilings. Each has a private bath, and door which opens onto the great, wide balcony. A very large, well-equipped laundry room is also on this level, and everywhere you turn there are quiet alcoves with game tables, comfortable chairs, and reading lights. A balcony under the eaves sits just above the front door.
Three more bedrooms stand on the first floor. Two bedrooms have charming, rustic bunk beds fitted in crisp linens. One has a queen bed at the bottom, another has an extra twin bed off to the side, so each room could comfortably sleep three tired adventurers. The final guest room on the first floor has two log twin beds, standing side by side and an en-suite bath.
Catamount’s first floor is where guests will find some of the home’s great diversions: a game room with foosball and air hockey tables, lots of board games, and a giant framed poster of the Jackson Hole downhill ski trials, just to whet the appetite. Steps away, a comfy television and media nook. A great, stone-floored mudroom with ample shelving is ready to store boots, skis and snowshoes, and from there the back door opens onto the vast Wyoming wilderness. Catamount is a charming, personal, and welcoming house that feels very much like home.