Granite Ridge Homestead is a handsome house of rough cut wood and stone in Teton Village, where winter and summer are welcomed with equal joy. Homestead’s doors open out to the slopes, just a rope tow away. Tall windows hold views of the ski village, the trails, the craggy mountains, the aspens, the sky. In summer, cheery daisies and purple lupin bloom all around the house, and in summer, all the world is white. Homestead is rustic and elegant, sumptuously furnished, and filled with fine art and sculpture. Children are most welcome – for despite the caliber of its decor, Homestead is a hands-on, well-loved and lived-in house.
Behind the house, a stone terrace serves as an outdoor living and dining room, even as a kitchen when the grill is fired up. A roomy hot tub stands near a circle of cushioned armchairs; and all is consecrated by mountain air as fine and clear as champagne. Double doors lead back inside to the living room. The terrace, set up against the hillside, feels private and secluded, bordered by a thick perimeter of trees (and, in summer, a profusion of wildflowers) – yet the slopes are a snowball’s throw away.
The sterling quality of Granite Ridge Homestead, as in a great hotel, is apparent everywhere you look – gorgeous linens, towels and robes; gleaming wood floors; an impressive collection of original Western art and sculpture. Many of the furnishings are hand-built – twig chairs, burnished wood tables, a bronze balustrade of delicate aspen branches. Homestead, built into the hillside, has its main living area on the second floor – a long, windowed, open space, which holds the dining room, living room, and kitchen. The soaring cut stone fireplace and log-trussed cathedral ceiling of the living room can be seen from the kitchen; the long wood dining table is flanked by rustic bentwood chairs.
Granite Ridge Homestead’s well-organized kitchen is first-rate; pale stone countertops and top-of-the-line, stainless steel appliances contrast nicely with the natural wood cabinets and floor. A breakfast bar, faced by three cushioned stools, provides both separation from and community with the dining and living rooms.
The big, well-appointed master suite stands in separate wing of the house, over the garage. The master bedroom has mullioned windows on three sides, with views through the trees to the Gros Ventre range. A writing desk, a soft seating area, a TV and a walk-in closet add elements of comfort and luxury to the suite. In the master bath, tiled in soft, subtle grays, a deep, jetted tub is set into a windowed alcove. There is a separate shower, double sinks and a water closet.
A queen bedroom with a roomy private bath is also on the second floor. The big iron bedstead is spread with smooth white linens and a goosedown duvet; a small desk and a painted chest flank the bed, and soft taupe carpeting lies underfoot. In the bathroom, there are double sinks, a shower-tub combination and a separate water closet.
Two bedrooms wait on Granite Ridge Homestead’s lower floor. The first has two rustic twin beds standing side by side, and a private bathroom; the second is a very spacious suite of rooms, with two twins and one queen bed, all dressed in matching white linens. Leopard-patterned carpeting stretches from one end of this suite to the other, and a wood half-wall and heavy drape carve out a separate sitting area with a plush sectional couch. A private bathroom with a shower-tub combination and a single sink stands just off of the suite, as does a laundry room.
The Four Seasons Hotel – where you can have excellent sushi in the bar or a multi-course meal in the dining room – is just a three-minute walk from Granite Ridge Homestead’s front door. Perhaps even better, the house is a mere minute from the rope tow, so you can literally ski home for lunch and then head right back out again. In the summer, the ski trails turn to hiking trails. A good hard climb will take you to the mountaintop in an afternoon; a leisurely walk will bring you to the edge of Grand Teton National Park and its vast network of phenomenal trails. Homestead is a spectacular getaway for a group of friends or an extended family: close to everything, lacking nothing....Read more
Teton Village has restaurants, spas, bike rental shops and hiking trails all within walking distance of your front door. Located one mile from the back gate of Grand Teton National Park, this is a perfect home base for exploring the National Parks.
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Last updated on February 27, 2015
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