West Gros Ventre Butte

World-class mountain views in west Jackson Hole

Choose from three distinctive neighborhoods on a butte famed for its real estate with massive Teton views over the protected agrarian paradise of Walton Ranch. All within striking distance of the best Jackson Hole has to offer.

Bar Y Estates occupy the southern end of the butte, where the town of Jackson is most accessible.

Nextdoor to the north, West Gros Ventre is the closest of the neighborhoods to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and its world-class skiing.

And at the northern edge of the butte, Gros Ventre North offers all of the above with the most privacy in a gated community.

Located roughly halfway between Jackson and Teton Village, it’ll only take you 10-20 minutes to get to either town. In both, you’ll find amazing shopping, fine dining and skiing.

All across Gros Ventre Butte, lots range from 2 to 35 acres, and each is sited with unique features and views.

West Gros Ventre Butte subdivision history

The history of Gros Ventre Butte is riddled with racing developments, bankruptcy and shattered dreams.

Much of the Gros Ventre Butte North development stems from a single piece of land owned by Albert and Anna Pratt. The couple willed the property to Pilgrim Holiness Church of Indiana upon their death.

By the mid 70s, developer Dick Shanor of Sheridan, Wyoming bought the land from the church and began to subdivide it to create Gros Ventre North.

Meanwhile, other legendary Jackson developers Jim Brown and Peter Karns raced to get Bar Y Estates done while Bill Meckerm and Pete Mead developed West Gros Ventre Butte simultaneously.

While Shanor sold some lots, he ended up bankrupt in the whirlwind real estate competition. It wasn’t the first trouble he’d experienced, either. Former Wyoming Gov. Ed Herschler also landed in bankruptcy after investing in Shanor’s Yellowstone Ranch near Lander, Wyoming.

West Jackson Properties, the developers of Spring Creek Ranch on East Gros Ventre Butte, acquired the remaining debt-ridden property from Shanor in 1982. The group proceeded to unmire the bewitching properties by paying off or settling Shanor’s debts to contractors.

The developers took it a step further and added 80 acres of land owned by the state of Wyoming to the subdivision. By 1989, the group resumed developing Gros Ventre North with a new water system, a second well and a large underground water tank.

Currently, the neighborhood is both stable and mature and considered a premier neighborhood for those who want to split the distance between Jackson and Teton Village.

Please contact the JH Property Group for more info on properties in this stunning area.

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