Huntsman Springs: A One of a Kind Place

In our 2014 issue of Homestead Magazine, we profiled Huntsman Springs and the Huntsman Cancer Institute–a remarkable pairing of spectacular real estate and amenities with philanthropic good works. October marked Breast Cancer Awareness month, but the organization’s efforts to combat breast and other cancers continues all year long. In this guest post, we learn more about these efforts, and why Huntsman Springs is such a special place to be, and live.

For the Huntsman family, philanthropy is as much a part of life as is the business they have built over a span of four decades. Mr. Huntsman is widely recognized as one of America’s foremost-concerned citizens and philanthropists. As a further commitment to this, the family created a community that is developed around nature and maintains the small town feel that everyone enjoys in this corner of the West.

Introducing Huntsman Springs

Huntsman Springs is a community that is built around a nature preserve with stunning views of the Grand Tetons. Huntsman Springs has won the highest award in four categories of the prestigious 2014 International Property Awards. Huntsman Springs Director of Sales, Julie Bryan, accepted top honors in the categories of Best Leisure Development and Best Golf Development in the United States and Idaho.

The Teton Valley is nestled between the Rocky Mountains of Idaho and Wyoming. Located only 15 miles from the Grand Targhee Resort and Jackson Hole, downhill skiing is one of the premier activities in the area. Backcountry Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling are all in your backyard at Huntsman Springs.

Close to the community lies Grand Targhee, which catches an average of 500 inches of snow each year on its 2,602 acres, the most of any ski area in the North American Rockies. The friendly, 2.8-mile Teton Vista Traverse means that even beginners can ride to the 9,862-foot summit to experience the incredible views Teton Valley has to offer. With its comfortable landscape, consistently uncrowded slopes, and abundant snow, it comes as no surprise that this is the place to ski this winter. Targhee’s elite ski school even offers specialized powder instruction. Huntsman Springs makes for the perfect home base for families looking to explore the world-renowned ski slopes of the Tetons.

This might seem like any other luxury community; however, the best part is what it stands for and how its residents help those in need of a cure for cancer.

Leading the Way for Research

In 1995, Jon and Karen Huntsman founded the Huntsman Cancer Institute. The Institute is now one of America’s major cancer centers dedicated to finding a cure. The Susan G. Komen® organization stated, “In 2014, an estimated 232,030 cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. alone.” Everyone either knows a mother, sister, daughter or friend who has struggled with this disease.

The Institute recently announced a $100 million expansion that will double the laboratory space and create a Primary Children’s and Families’ Cancer Research Center, which will focus exclusively on inherited and childhood cancers. Profits from Huntsman Springs Real Estate will be contributed to the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

The Huntsman Springs community is located in Driggs, Idaho at 501 Huntsman Springs Drive. For more information about the homes and upcoming golf events, please visit our website at http://www.huntsmansprings.com or contact the home office at 208-354-1888.

Buzz is Building for the Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes!

Check out this press release from the Fall Arts Festival about our upcoming event:

Showcase of Homes Tour Reveals the Art of Living Spaces in Jackson
Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival event opens doors on exclusive homes and ranches

Fall Arts Fest Showcase of Homes

“Shooting Star Elegance” (left) and “River Meadows Retreat” (right) are two of the homes to be featured in the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival’s Showcase of Homes Tour.

Jackson, Wyoming – August 22, 2014 – The art of Jackson Hole home design has become an integral part of the annual Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, offering visitors the opportunity to peek behind usually closed doors both of mountain modern Jackson, Wyo., residences and of surrounding historic ranches. The Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes, September 12 and 13, provides a chance to experience the beautiful craftsmanship and unique architectural designs of local homes – including firsthand discussions with the professionals who designed and built them – while Historic Ranch Tours on September 6 offers the chance to experience Jackson Hole’s cowboy culture of old while exploring the beautiful country properties.

“Visitors and locals alike are curious to get an insider’s view of some of Jackson Hole’s fabulous homes and ranches,” says Maureen Murphy, director of special events for the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, “so these ‘art of the home’ tours have been a popular addition to our annual line-up of Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival events.”

The first home on the Showcase of Homes tour is Shooting Star Elegance, located at the base of Rendezvous Mountain and combining old world style with modern appointments of the highest level. Next is the thoughtfully designed 5,515-square-foot “cabin in the woods” known as the River Meadows Retreat. The tour will also visit Martin Creek Cabin, located in the private Snake River Sporting Club, where the river runs through it.

Now in its second year, the Showcase of Homes tour gives its guests the opportunity to see a variety of imaginative Jackson residential design. More than just a walk-through, the tour also includes face-to-face interaction with the designers, architects and creative professionals responsible for some of the most exclusive and artistic homes in Jackson Hole. Hosted by Homestead Magazine, the Showcase tour is available Sept. 12 and 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $75, available at WRJ Design Showroom at 30 S. King St., or online via Homestead Magazine. Ticket proceeds are donated to local charities chosen by the participating homeowners. The tour is limited to 250 tickets so purchase early; this event typically sells out.

Those interested in architecture and design dating back to Jackson Hole’s early days will enjoy the Historic Ranch Tour, where guests will tour historical valley ranches while getting a taste of the area’s cowboy heritage with real cowboys, Wild West entertainment, and an old-fashioned Western barbecue. Hosted by Mountain Living magazine, the tour leaves at 2 p.m. from Home Ranch Parking Lot on the corner of Cache and Gill Streets in Jackson. Tickets are $50, available from the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce. Limited seats are available so advance reservations are required.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014, the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival continues to secure Jackson’s place as a leading cultural destination for collectors, art lovers, and families alike. The 10-day event presented by the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce brings a signature mix of visual, contemporary, culinary, Western, landscape, wildlife and Native American arts to Jackson, Wyo., September 3 – 14, 2014. Along with the Showcase of Homes tour, The Fall Arts Festival offers visitors more than 50 family-friendly events, many of them free. Visit the festival online at http://www.jacksonholechamber.com/fall_arts_festival/ for a full calendar of events.

Conveniently located just 20 minutes from the Jackson Hole Airport, Jackson is served by major airlines including Delta, United, American and SkyWest. Reservation information for Jackson’s numerous hotels, as well as a complete schedule of Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival events can be found at www.jacksonholechamber.com. For additional information, contact Maureen Murphy at Jackson Hole Chamber, 307.733.3316.