Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Summer is here!

Ferrin's trail

We had enough rain and then a fantastic heat wave to really pop out the colors.  Wildflowers are everywhere and walking the trails is simply magical.  I almost feel as though we are trekking through the jungle!

We have 3 great families spending the summer with us.  This is Gaylia's 5th summer, Rosemary's 3rd summer and we are happy to welcome Jan and Dave for their first summer.  They have 2 adorable granddaughters and it is very nice to meet their family.



Monday, April 6, 2015

Happy Easter!

Kona has the biggest Easter egg!

Spring melts the snow, the grass is waking up and getting ready for summer.  We had a mini Easter egg hunt for Leo and Sam.

Good find Sam!

The fun thing about this age is that you can keep hiding the same eggs and they are none the wiser!


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Glorious Fall

Glorious day in downtown Jackson

What a beautiful fall!  Our summer guests have moved on and we are getting ready for winter.  We are grateful for our return guests and family that will be spending the winter with us.Cute Bradley the super hero will join John and Mary Jo, John, Julia and Leo. It will be one long winter party!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October -- Early Halloween


Super hero getting ready for Halloween

We love our spot of land here in downtown Jackson.  The people that find us need a place to stay for a few months or more while they finish up a job, visit their grandchildren, or simply explore Jackson Hole.

A family moved in for 6 months, needing a temporary place while finishing up a job.  A family with 1 dog easily fits in on our property. When you have a big kid to connect with and share the excitement of your new Halloween costume, it doesn't matter that it is only October 1st!  Why wait until the 31st to show your super powers!


Monday, June 2, 2014

Dinner, a bear and a nice drive

It seems my posts are now yearly?  Well -- after an amazing winter we are now back into spring mode.  I'm heading out to the grocery store this morning to pick up some oranges for the western tanager that just visited the yard, head down looking for the treats we have out every year! Sorry, I wasn't ready for you.

My sister her family have been here for the week.  We took a wonderful drive to Signal Mountain Lodge for dinner last night. On the way we encountered bison, elk, pronghorn, and a bear!  This sweet bear was on a search mission, sniffing everything around the String Lake parking area.  Thankfully, the garbage cans are bearproof!

bear-proof!  String Lake, Grand Teton National Park

Our units are booked through August with return guests. We are so grateful for the families we get to share our space with.



Friday, August 2, 2013

July Already?


Resident bison herd on Mormon Row, Grand Teton National Park

I should probably always end the title of my posts with "already?".  My last post was about winter 2013, and we are well into summer,  already booking into winter 2014!  Our guests have traveled from Arizona, Virginia, Mississippi and Georgia so they are completely happy with the 80 degree days and cool 50 degree evenings. I hear a chuckle when I mention how hot it is!  The wildflowers are amazing, the rivers are running fast, and the wildlife have been kind enough to show themselves on drives through the valley.

We have both return and new guests this summer.  We met a few new pets this year, including a very friendly conure! We have had 3 guests that are here for extended stays, visiting their children, yet wanting their own space.  It has worked out perfectly.

Full velvet deer, grazing on the side of the road, Grand Teton National Park

 It is so nice to share the valley with people from all over the world.  My aunt and her friend recently visited.  We went on an amazing wildlife drive through Grand Teton National Park.  We saw deer, bison, moose and a beaver! (and no elk, we had to wait for Yellowstone for that, who would have thought!!)  The next day, we had a wonderful trip to Yellowstone.  We stopped at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone and saw rescued bears and wolves before heading in to the park.  I love the west entrance to Yellowstone.  Following the river to the Madison Campground is unbelievable!



Beaver on Moose Wilson Road, Grand Teton National Park






Monday, March 4, 2013

March already?

Winter has flown by... and it has been an interesting one weather-wise.  January was FREEZING, which in hindsight was a good thing since it kept the snow from melting away.  We just had a good few days of storms.  I think the skiing is going to be just fine this spring.

One of the benefits of a low snow year around town is the ability to witness wildlife at work. I was walking the dogs the other day and came across the "tracks" of an owl hunting for dinner.  The field was barren of any animal activity except for 2 holes that looked something like this:

Owl activity in the snow
We began to receive calls for summer rentals a couple of weeks ago.  I was so happy to hear from our return renters.  Frenchie and Jackson are both bringing their parents back! (ha!!)  That, combined with the fantastic tenants we had this winter, have made this year wonderful.