Old West meets New West
Sitting at the base of Teton Pass, just northwest of Jackson on State Highway 22, is a charming little hamlet called Wilson. A rustic western town teeming with history and wildlife, year-round recreation, and lush mountain views, Wilson offers delectable meals, backcountry ski activities, and scenic byways while being mere minutes away from the glitz of town.
Founded in 1899 by Elijah Nicholas Wilson, who was famously called "Uncle Nick" or "Yagaiki" by the Shoshone Indians whom he lived with as a boy, this small village was among the Jackson terrain inhabited by Native Americans who hunted and gathered in the valley, spawning trails that have today become frequently used roads and highways.
With a plethora of unique residential architecture that seamlessly blends into the stunning landscape, Wilson is a hot real estate market with a home value index climbing above $1.6 million. This region is a haven for country living and single-family homes, all flaunting exquisite architecture—from mountain modern to luxury timber frames amidst native trees and ranch houses enthralling you with rustic vibes of the American West.
• Teton Raptor Center and Teton Gravity Research
• Fly-fishing Fish Creek and the Snake River
• Small-scale restaurants, mountain-biking opportunities, back-country skiing
Well-known for enchanting winter visitors and offering a spectrum of summer leisure activities in the same vein, there's enough thrill in Wilson to fill a lifetime of vacations.
But even better than its treasure trove of recreation is the ease that comes with living in this quaint, rustic vicinity. Local families enjoy easy access to classy eateries and many lifestyle amenities offered by the West Bank while continuing to relish the intimacy of their serene, Old West abode. This is the perfect neighborhood for families seeking a respite in lore-filled Wyoming.
Now that you've worked up an appetite from all the exciting activities Wilson's got you doing, it's time to nestle in a cozy eatery and treat yourself to a nice meal.
Why not stop at Stagecoach Bar for some delectable street food accompanied with cocktails or beer? This classy eatery's been serving Jackson Hole since 1942, so there’s a good reason why locals and tourists are married to it. You can even shimmy across the dance floor with your partner on a romantic Sunday night!
Want a sumptuous Japanese dinner in a world-class setting? Sudachi is the place for you, with their seared scallops and specialty sashimi paired with refreshing wine and cocktails. If you're out for tasty bruschetta and wood-fired pizza, Calico is all the rave.
Be sure to stop at Aspens Market for fresh produce, meat, and an assortment of grocery items to stock your kitchen.
From casual wildlife sightings to hiking trails near your backyard or watching the sunset over Taylor Mountain and float trips in the Snake River, there are more than enough activities in Wilson to indulge you!
Fish with Jackson Hole's finest at the Jackson Hole One Fly, or join neighbors and tourists at R-Park for a stroll with your kids on some of the fine trails. You can even go kayaking in the big ponds or admire the fascinating stone sculptures and natural scenery as you walk the dog.
Bring your appetite to the summer event of the West Bank—the Wilson Fire Department Chicken Fry! This annual fundraiser is famous for tasty chicken and Dutch oven potatoes cooked over open fires.
If you're looking to get your swing back, a trip to the award-winning Arnold Palmer-designed golf course at Teton Pines Country Club is right up your alley.
Wilson is served by the Teton County School District, home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
Carol Linton has been a Wyoming resident and property owner since 1980. Her passion for real estate, interior design, and architecture has contributed to her enormously successful career.Let's Connect