Splurge vs. Steal Resort Edition: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Our Steal: The Astoria Lodge in Jackson, WY is currently listed by Jeff Heilbrun with Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates for $1.695 million.

When the unofficial town motto is “Stay Wild” you know you’re in for adventure. Hidden in a picturesque valley, beneath the shadow of the Grand Tetons and gushing geysers of Yellowstone National Park, sits Jackson Hole – a gateway destination for second home buyers looking to get off the grid. And if it’s a brush with nature you’re after, there’s no better place to be.

Known as the “last of the Old West,” Jackson Hole offers miles of untamed wildlife, pristine lakes, awe-inspiring views, and exquisite mountain retreats to hole up in, with natural beauty right outside your door. Today, we put Jackson Hole to the test in our latest Splurge vs. Steal. What we find is nothing short of well, wild. See for yourself!

Splurge: Perfectly Positioned Two-Story On 1.14-acres For $5.35M

Our Splurge: 6075 N Junegrass Road Jackson, WY is currently listed by Graham-Faupel-Mendenhall & Associates for $5,350,000.

Get ready folks because this week’s splurge comes with one unbeatable Jackson Hole location! So good in fact, we challenge you to find a more perfectly sited Jackson Hole retreat for the price — next to our steal that is, but onto that in a bit. Let’s talk about 6075 N. Junegrass Road.

Situated on a private 1.14-acre lot just north of the town of Jackson sits this four-bedroom, four-full-and-one-half-bath stunner mere steps from Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis, 10 minutes from Grand Teton National Park, and only 3.5 miles from the airport. What more could you ask for?

Perhaps a secluded patio, a place to sit by the river and take in the views, a fire pit that takes full advantage of epic mountain sunsets? This impressive Jackson Hole retreat has it all.

The warm and inviting interiors are ideal after long days spent outdoors. Filled with custom millwork, natural stone, and plenty of cozy spaces to unwind, you’ll make memories with family to last a lifetime in a place that combines nature and luxury living seamlessly.

Coupled with it’s sweeping 5,218 square feet of indoor-outdoor living and entertaining, you’ll enjoy the finest amenities and views around. All you have to do is pack your bags and arrive ready for relaxation or recreation, the choice is up to you.

6075 N Junegrass Road Jackson, WY is currently listed by Graham-Faupel-Mendenhall & Associates for $5.35 million.

Steal: “To-Be-Built” Masterpiece Ranch At Snake River Sporting Club For $1.65M

For a fraction of our steal, you can live the ultimate ranch life at Snake River Sporting Club in a brand new luxury build! This designer dream home is known as The Astoria Lodge, and is yet to be built, but offers a unique new home opportunity constructed by highly acclaimed New West Building Company.

The Snake River Sporting Club does all the work for you and perfectly captures the lifestyle of Jackson Hole. Living here means enjoying Jackson Hole amenities in the confines of a masterfully designed community that blends recreation, luxury, and wildness, for an unprecedented level of resort style living.

The best part? The Snake River Sporting Club allows you to “golf a round, fly fish on a golden afternoon, canter your horse through the pasture, or set off on your skis.” We can almost smell the fresh pine air, hear the rush of the river, feel the crunch of snow beneath our feet.

The community is directly bordered by 3.5 million acres of Bridger-Teton National Forest with direct access to the Snake River, the Tom Weiskopf Championship Golf Course, and the SRSC trail system, so you don’t have to go far to fulfill all of your vacation needs.

The ranch home itself comes chock full of upgrades, including a flexible three-bedroom, three-full-and-one-half-bathroom floorplan and 2,447 square feet of main level living.

The description touts the “heaven-scraping windows beneath modern, clean-lined roofs” as well as the “warm interiors” and “reclaimed barn wood that harkens to the West’s defiant individuality.”

We love that it affords golf, mountain, canyon, and valley views – basically the best of everything. Could you see yourself in this rustic modern gem?

The Astoria Lodge in Jackson, WY  is currently listed by Jeff Heilbrun with Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates for $1.695 million.

Which one would you choose, the splurge or the steal? We would love to hear in the comments!

Amy Puchaty is the founder and principal writer of Amy Puchaty Communications, a copywriting firm specializing in luxury real estate marketing. Amy’s work has appeared in numerous print and digital publications including The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Inman News, The Denver Post, and Dallas Business Journal. Follow Amy at www.amypuchaty.com