Nestled in the foothills along spring fed Whit Creek, this easily accessible, yet private 22 acre property lies halfway between Cody and the East entrance of Yellowstone Park, on the "50 most scenic miles in the U.S.A.", according to Charles Kerault and/or Teddy Roosevelt.
Five acres are fenced for horses and the creek runs through it, surrounded by a cottonwood, willow, juniper and sage forest. Horse property includes a loafing shed and manger, hay storage, fenced corral, arena and saddling station.
Circular, pull through driveway surrounds a fire pit, fruit trees and green lawn surrounds the entire house, with evergreens and aspens and a large picnic table.
During the prohibition era, Whit Creek was a mecca for moonshiners, among them, Jack Spicer, who was renowned for his brand of moonshine liquor, due in part to the quality of the spring fed water. Coincidentally, Jack was killed in a gunfight on April 1, 1933, the same year that prohibition ended.
For hunters, it was a favorite spot to camp out, along the creek, before heading into the higher ground. We discovered "ancient" artifacts; ie, washboards, rusted cooking utensils and a lot of old tins and bottles, slightly buried next to the lower creek area.
This home is an Open Design, where the living room, kitchen and dining room are in one large area.
-Kitchen includes all stainless steel: refrigerator, dishwasher, gas stove and KINETKO reverse/osmosis water filter installed on the kitchen sink and connected to the ice maker on refrigerator. Hanging utility with pots, pans and utensils, family sized crock pot, Cuisinart blender, microwave and all necessary utensils that any cook would enjoy.
-Living room boasts maple wood floors with enormous "L" shaped sofa, glass front propane heating stove, cloak closet and stereo/TV consul below a wall mount 55" flat screen T.V. WIFI enabled, satellite channels and Playstation.
-Dining area has tile floor, an 8' dining table with six chairs, (can add 2 + more), also tall round table with 3 tall pine chairs. This area includes a French kitchen nook table with 2 upholstered chairs and a bar area. Dining room has a wall of windows with incredible panoramic views of Jim "Bridger" Mountain, a Hot Springs Hot Tub (for 6), Clavinova piano/organ, modern treadmill and French doors leading out to the upper deck. Deck is spacious, with a large, propane barbeque, tall chairs and umbrella for shade is available for our spring, summer and fall visitors.
The carpeted Master Bedroom upstairs has large dresser, wall mount tv, adjoining full bath with full bidet. Just across is an office/bedroom with a full sofa/sleeper and computer area. Half bath between these two rooms for your easy access. NOTE: All bathrooms are equipped with a "free style douche" apparatus, hanging next to the toilet.
Downstairs Living area has a large, leather sofa and leather chair and ottoman, TV with DVD player and movie library, coffee table, queen sized bed in nook, wood stove, pool table, full bathroom, laundry room with washer/dryer and large sink.
-There is a large, carpeted bedroom with queen bed, chest of drawers, full closet, chair and ottoman which can be converted into a bed for one person and full sized sofa/sleeper for 2 persons.
-Living area has walk out sliding glass doors leading to lower level lawn area.
This property is unique in that we have an abundance of birds and wildlife that frequent the Whit Creek eco system. Animals include fox, raccoons, mule deer, grizzly and black bear and an occasional moose. A BIRDER'S PARADISE, you can view: Lazuli buntings, yellow tanagers, western meadowlarks, red shafted flickers, mountain blue birds (we have several houses that they frequent annually), Caliope and Rufus hummingbirds, pink sided juncos...to name but a few. You can view these birds close-up from the upstairs (one way windows) without disturbing them.
We LOVE pets as long as they're not allowed to chase the deer, fox and other wildlife! Please keep your pets under control and please do not hunt from our home. Owners of small pets, beware of predators; ie, bald eagles and owls, fox, coyotes and wolves. There is a large kennel with an insulated "dog house" that you can lock if you wish.
We hope that you enjoy your vacation at our home and come back as "repeat offenders" where a special discount will be available.
Many good wishes! WYOMING: "Like no place on earth!"
HAPPY TRAILS! MAY THE ROAD RISE UP TO MEET YOU!
John and Karen Godinez
Additional amenities include: pool table, wood stove, outdoor furniture, washer/dryer, 2 TVs upstairs with satellite channels, 1 single pull out, horse corral/arena, gaming system, hot tub (indoor), games and playing cards, loafing shed, 1 king bed, 2 full beds (pull out), horse pasture, 1 TV downstairs with DVD player, 2 queen beds, outdoor fire pit, patio and upper decks, infant crib, creek....Read more
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