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Melody Ranch — Great New Listing – Value Priced

Large 4 Bedroom Home in Melody Ranch

Large 4 Bedroom Home in Melody Ranch

Christy and Garth Gillespie are pleased to have been selected to market a new listing in Melody Ranch. 4215 Balsam Lane is a wonderful family home located on open space and is 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and is 2,600 square feet. The price reflects an excellent value at today’s market. Additional information can be found at the following link – 4210 Balsam Lane

Below is some interesting information about this wonderful community.

Melody Ranch, just four miles south of the Town of Jackson, is a place of wide-open spaces, remarkable views and a strong sense of community. While residents appreciate the development for its close proximity to town and its natural beauty, they also love the fact that it feels like a true neighborhood, a place where people have chosen tomake as their year-round home in Jackson Hole.

Melody Ranch has deep roots in Jackson Hole history. In 1888, the area was settled as Cheney, one of the first townships in the valley. In the 20th century, an out-of-towner named Paul von Gontard visited the area as a boy and was so bowled over by the soaring mountains and grassy meadows that he later returned to establish a cattle ranch on the land. The main lodge and outbuildings from those days still stand, and their historic character is complemented by the design of today’s Melody Ranch homes, which are in the Western mountain and ranch styles, in natural earth tones.

As a planned residential community, Melody Ranch retains all the openness and close-to-nature attributes of its ranching heritage. Development started in 1995 in accordance with amaster plan that emphasizes preserving open spaces. Today, in fact, open spacesmake up 70 percent of the community.As Melody Ranch Development states, “Our philosophical approach is thatmaintaining these views and landscapes will enhance and protect what we value so highly – the freedom to live in, and appreciate, the wide open spaces of the hard-won West.”

Flat Creek, the water source for the haymeadows of Melody Ranch, still meanders through the development, and thanks to careful planning, the Teton and Snake River mountain views that made such an impression on young von Gontard more than 50 years ago can still be enjoyed in full. Cottonwoods, spruce and aspen dot the landscape and add a sense of privacy. Melody Ranch “has incorporated time-honored concepts of historic ranch development into its master plan, to preserve the open character of horse and cattle pastures and haymeadows while allowing native and natural vegetation to protect and shade its buildings,” the developer says. The development features manmade improvements that give residents a backyard playground. There are bike trails, trout fishing ponds, playgrounds and playing fields that make the development ideal for families with children. Schools, grocery stores, shops, restaurants and all the other amenities of town are within easy reach, as are Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. But at Melody Ranch, staying home is just as an attractive option as getting out to other parts of the valley. Great views are just the beginning.

For additional information or to set up a showing call Garth and Christy Gillespie – the Jackson Hole Experts at 877-739-8056.

New Listing North of Jackson – Moulton Loop

New Listing – 405 Moulton Loop – North of Jackson Hole – Just Minutes from Grand Teton National Park!

Christy and I just listed a wonderful property in Moulton Loop – North of Jackson.  The best part….very affordable for Jackson Hole — $1,335,000 for 2.5 acres, an almost 3,000 square foot house and a large barn and workshop.  The views do not get much better from this property. 


North of Jackson is known for big views, open space and a lot of wildlife.  As we were listing the property a beautiful fox ran across the backyard.  There is fantastic landscaping with large spruce and pine trees, a manmade refection pond (full of friendly frogs), and large "estate" quality lilacs and aspen trees.  The home is perfect for "easy living".  The main floor consists of the kitchen, living room, dining room, guest bedroom or office and the master bedroom.


The workshop is perfect for storing all the Jackson Hole toys or converting into a guest home.  As you can see the views from the northern end of the workshop are fantastic.  The property is easy to show..Just Call!  For more information on this home or other homes in the Jackson Hole Region visit www.JacksonHoleExperts.com.