River Rim Ranch and Encanto Villas & Residence Club // Breaking Ground

From The New York Times // Written by Nick Kaye
The Teton Valley is often promoted for its close proximity to Jackson Hole. But the valley, which crosses the Idaho-Wyoming state line, is starting to stand on its own. Second-home developments are drawing buyers away from pricier Jackson Hole by offering much the same experience — loads of warm-weather activity options like fishing and hiking, as well as easy access to skiing in winter……
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A DHL Founder Asks $32 Million for Ranches

From the Wall Street Journal // Written by Christina S.N. Lewis
William Armsted Robinson, a founder of DHL Worldwide Express delivery, is asking for $17 million for his horse ranch and $15 million for a fishing property, both in Idaho.
The reclusive businessman, one of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s big donors, breeds the exotic Lusitano show horse. The 940-acre horse ranch includes indoor and outdoor pens and arenas, a veterinary clinic, a breeding room and stables…..
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With Jackson Priced Out, a Nearby Valley Takes Off

From the NY Times // Written by Mathew Preusch
Rusty and Karen Vest and their three children journeyed to the Rocky Mountain West from their home in Tennessee 12 years ago for a grand loop though Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Their vacation ended with a week in a rented house at the head of the Teton Valley in Idaho…….
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50 Best Places to Live / Driggs Idaho 1st Overall

From the Men’s Journal // Written by unknown
On the surface, it’s every little town in the West. Driggs, Idaho. Just another twenty-five-an-hour Main Street on your way to Bigger and Better. Forty-five minutes
from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, walled on three sides by ice-pick mountains, teetering at the edge of a state known mostly for “Famous Potatoes” and tattooed fascists, it somehow
begs for dismissal. But here’s the thing with Driggs: What it don’t have, you don’t want.
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Home & Family / Vacation Homes Off the Beaten Path

From the Wall Street Journal // Written by Lauren Baier Kim
The recent softening in the U.S. real-estate market after years of double-digit percentage home-price appreciation may make it scarier than ever to buy a vacation home.
… With prices in some areas falling, buyers may wonder whether a purchase will hold its value. Also, high prices have pushed the dream of owning a second home out of reach for many people
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Grand Targhee Wins Expansion Approval

From the New West // Written by Chris Hansen
On Monday, February 4, Grand Targhee Resort owners received long-awaited approval for expansion. After more than three years of planning and public input, the Teton County, Wyoming, board of commissioners voted 4-1 in favor to allow the resort to expand in an area at 8,000 feet on the west side of the Teton Range, just above Alta, Wyoming…….
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