If often find yourself daydreaming about a secluded paradise with mountain views, acres upon acres of untouched land, and horses roaming around, we have a treat for you.
Western Star Ranch, an 8-acre compound set in the pastoral Shootin’ Iron Ranches community in Jackson Hole, Wyoming is looking for a new owner — and it has plenty to offer.
On the market for $10.95 million, the equestrian and polo compound is listed with Jackson Hole realtor Latham Jenkins.
Set on 8 acres of flat land, with sweeping views of the Tetons, postcard sunsets, and a fenced-in pasture, Western Star is a horse lover’s paradise that seems plucked right out of a Yellowstone episode.
The property is anchored by a 3,110-square-foot modern log home surrounded by mature landscape — with plenty of space to add more structures.
The current owner, who walks her horses down the street to practice at a private polo field or trailers them to the renowned Jackson Hole polo grounds down the road, describes the house as her European cottage in the west.
“My dream was to throw carrots out the window for the horses and live as one,” says the homeowner.
“I fell in love when I experienced how warm and inviting this place is. When I wake up in the morning, it’s like a fairytale. The air smells clean as the sun rises, the birds start singing, and the elk bugling. I’ve seen ponies and elk sleeping next to each other in the pasture. It really is a symphony of the senses living here in God’s country.”
Behind the manicured lawns, a lush pasture with a creek running through it brings an Andrew Wyeth painting to mind.
There is something about the symmetry of the land and the house that is romantic, beginning with the serene feeling you get when you drive into the circular driveway. The gray-washed main log cabin, designed and built by Logcrafters in Pinedale, WY, was modern from the get-go.
Mexican terra-cotta tile, plaster walls, and an arched doorway evoke the architecture of the desert with a Ralph Lauren-like style. Wyoming stone warms the solarium floor and freestanding fireplace in the heart of the home.
Stainless steel appliances, hand-blown glass, iron pendant lights, granite countertops, and a custom stone bar top make the galley kitchen elegant yet extremely functional.
It’s no surprise that the Jackson Hole, Wyoming cabin’s design has been celebrated in multiple books and magazines, including The Log Home Book and Homestead Magazine.
The floorplan is an homage to an Asian aesthetic, with each cube thoughtfully situated to maximize the natural light and picturesque mountain vistas.
Beyond the secluded ranch, untamed forests, riparian vegetation, and high alpine ridgelines attract migrating elk, moose, and deer. Nearby wetlands are on the flight path of a diverse population of trumpeter swans, cranes, and wild songbirds.
The wildlife that migrates through this National Park-locked island, alludes to the abundant outdoor recreation. Jackson is home to world-class skiing, hiking, fly fishing, and river rafting, all of which are within 30 minutes from the ranch.