The Granite Ridge Lodges stand at the forested base of the ski mountain, just steps from Teton Village, the slopes, the hiking trails and the Four Seasons. Granite Ridge Lodge 5 is a classic of its kind – a lofty, contemporary four-bedroom house with three levels; neighbors to either side and the quiet green rise of the woods behind.
The great room, a half flight up from the front door, is the heart of the house, handsome and welcoming; it is the central living and dining space where windows on three sides allow the eye to soar up to the top of the ski mountain, down through the village and out into the dusky pine forest behind the house. A robust, stone, wood-burning fireplace anchors the space, facing a quartet of leather and cowhide sofas, chair and ottoman. To the right of the fireplace is a small, built-in bar with an under counter refrigerator and a small sink; while to the left, a cabinet hides the TV. The great room is flooded with clear light during the day and flickers with golden firelight in the evening. French doors open to the terrace and hot tub, and the woods.
The kitchen is in a wide alcove just off of the dining area. Sunny and efficient, the kitchen has lots of stone-topped counter space, a center island with a prep sink, a breakfast/sandwich bar that can seat five, and a small step-in pantry. Wine storage is built into the natural wood cabinets; overhead, dark wood beams cross the smooth white ceiling. The dining table, overhung by an antler chandelier, stands before a vast picture window, which frames the lively village and the slopes. At night, drapes may be pulled across for privacy.
Granite Ridge Lodge 5 has three levels – the top and bottom levels hold three of the four bedrooms, the middle is the main living and gathering space. From the foyer, stairs head up a half flight to the great room, and then on to the master bedroom and a guest room. An open sitting area waits at the top of the stairs, with reading lights, plush chairs and a sleeper sofa; it doubles, in times of need, as an overflow guest room.
The master bedroom is just off this sunny, carpeted spot. The master, set right at the top of the house under a peaked wood ceiling, has a gas stone fireplace with a wide, raised stone hearth – perfect for feet-warming after a day in the snow. The king bed faces the fire, and a flat screen TV set in a cabinet beside it. An enormous walk in closet, a private balcony, and the soft fawn-colored carpeting underfoot add notes of unabashed luxury to the master bedroom. A door opens to a private balcony. Windows look to the wooded hillside; heavy red drapes with a striking antler pattern can be pulled completely closed. The stone-floored master bath has an oval soaking tub beneath a window with a view of the woods. There are double sinks, a separate shower, and a private water closet.
A charming, carpeted guest room also stands just off the sitting area. Here, wooden twin beds stand side by side, a wonderful rustic nightstand accented with twig-framed paintings between them. Out on the covered porch, Adirondack lounge chairs invite long reveries gazing up to the mountaintops and down at the life of the village. In the private bathroom, the combination shower and bath is illuminated by a little square window with a mountain view gorgeous as a painting.
Set above the garage on the main floor is a second, very comfortable guest bedroom with a private bath. Here, a traditional iron bedstead, flanked by side tables and reading lamps, is made lush and inviting by a cloud-soft, patterned duvet, heaps of down pillows and a smooth white coverlet. A crossed pair of old-time leather and wood snowshoes above the headboard sparks thoughts of the next day’s adventures. A dresser and a big walk-in closet provide plenty of space to unpack.
Off of the TV room is the bunkroom, equipped (as is every bedroom in Granite Ridge Lodge 5) with its own iPod docking station. Together, the four rustic log bunk beds – one with a queen bed on the bottom – can comfortably, and joyfully, sleep five. Fluffy duvets are covered in classic Pendleton wool. A little desk with a reading light and a chair with woven leather seat might inspire letters to friends left back at home. There is a private bath just off the bunkroom.
In front of the house, the possibilities roll on forever. Hiking, skiing, fishing, kayaking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, golf, horseback riding – everything is here, everything is within easy reach. You can hike into Grand Teton National Park right from the property. Nearby, the town of Jackson is a hotspot for theater, art, shopping, restaurants and nightlife. A home in the Granite Ridge Lodges puts everything Teton Village has to offer right at your very door.TripAdvisor property ID 4445877...Read more
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