We have a special opportunity for a sitter (or sitters) to spend a magical holiday season in the beautiful Teton Valley at the foot of the majestic snow covered Teton Mountains. A White Christmas is virtually guaranteed. People pay thousands a week during the holidays to stay in hotels, lodges, or ’s while visiting this area in the winter to enjoy the scenic splendors, to alpine* or cross-country ski**, to visit Grand Teton National Park in winter, to see thousands of elk wintering in the National Elk Refuge along with bison, coyotes, foxes, deer, trumpeter swans and possibly otters, wolves, and even mountain lions, who all visit the refuge, the park, and our valley in winter to escape the deep mountain snows. Also nearby is Jackson Hole, a town filled with famous art galleries, interesting shops, and fine restaurants. Snowmobiling, horse drawn sleigh rides and dog sledding are also available.
From our cozy, modern house our sitters have front row seats to amazing sunrises and sunsets. We have a small pond, so ice skating is also an option if you want to shovel off some snow.
We need to have our super friendly (and healthy) dog and cat cared for. Mackie loves his twice daily (or more) walks around our block, and Lily, in winter, is a house cat who is content to sleep most of the time. They love attention and will reward you with vigorous tail wagging or loud purrs. We have some bird feeders we like to keep filled with sunflower seeds so we can enjoy the house finches, chickadees, magpies and gray partridges.
We have only a few house plants to water and we have a beautiful artificial Christmas tree (that is pre strung with lights) so you can enjoy it and not have to water it or clean up afterwards.
Our home has three bedrooms, four baths, a large well equipped kitchen, large great room with a big screen TV, the basement studio is well equipped for home sewing, or quilting, as well as exercising (bench, dumbbells, stationary bike(s).
We have an extremely well insulated house that is all electric so it is easy care and very comfortable. The garage has a snowblower so there is no need to shovel the driveway if it needs clearing. We have Internet fast enough to stream movies and our WiFi reaches all rooms. Cell reception is very good for users of Verizon, At&T, T-Mobile and Google Fi.
We have great, friendly and helpful neighbors should help be needed of any sort.
Our subdivision roads are well maintained in winter and it is an easy (flat) 5 mile drive to either Tetonia or Driggs to get groceries (at an amazing store with a huge selection), gas, or any other necessity, or to eat out at a nice selection of good restaurants. We also are only a few miles from a couple of libraries for books, DVD’s and current periodicals.
*If you are an alpine skier Grand Targhee’s famous powder filled slopes are only 12 miles away and if you buy a season pass in April 2023 for the coming winter, the pass is sold at a huge discount in April so you can ski Grand Targhee while you are here very, very affordably. And the Jackson Hole ski resort is only an hour away if its famously steep terrain is more inviting.
** depending on your shoe size we have cross-country ski gear you can use. We also have snow shoes which will fit any size boot or shoe available for your use. And, if you want to ride a snowbike, you are welcome to use ours–but please wear a helmet!