There’s no place like home for a vacation destination

By J’Nel Wright

When the Checketts family set out to build a home at Wolf Creek Ranch, they had a vision: To create a destination that beckoned family to gather, connect, celebrate, and create a legacy of tradition. Quite a tall order, but, at 18,000 square feet, this magnificent home exceeds all possibilities. The heart of this home welcomes visitors at the gate and leads guests through a home brimming with rustic, thoughtful design and detailed craftsmanship.

 The wooded interior design is anchored by recovered logs from Yellowstone Park and hand-carved stonework is found throughout the home. Classic elements marry modern comforts as seen in the imported French cabinetry surrounding the state-of-the-art kitchen. Energy-efficient windows are accessorized with cozy window seats while granite and other natural materials adorn the bathrooms and pantry. Every room greets the family with a standing invitation to take a seat in front of one of the six handcrafted stone fireplaces and relax for a while.

 This house, with eight bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, nestles on 320 acres of wooded, unblemished property that is ready to host a variety of outdoor activities. The property also includes a three-bedroom, two-bathroom finished guest cottage that provides comfortable space for family gatherings and a stunning view of the Uintah Mountains. Family and friends can gather under the custom-built log pavilion by the main house and talk about their day as the giant fireplace endorses their plans. Will it be fishing in the pond stocked with rainbow and brown trout, horseback riding (the property includes a 5,000 square foot barn and horse corral) or will it be a day of hiking, skiing, or snowmobiling on the 60 miles of trails winding through the Wolf Creek Ranch? Each day can end with a relaxing soak in the custom-designed hot tub that boasts a stunning, unobstructed view of local wildlife and the seasonal hues of Deer Valley and the Timpanogos Mountains. Park City sits a mere 20 minutes away.

 The inclusive feel of this home, designed by award-winning architect Fred Babcock, means each room provides space for everyone. From the modern home theater and game room to the unique bunkroom that sleeps comfortably fourteen guests, this home ensures family time is the focus for generations to come. That is the foundation on which Wolf Creek Ranch was built. Wolf Creek encompasses 28 miles of paved roads and 13,200 acres of scenic wonder that maintains an enduring feeling of community.

 “This area offers something special that you just can’t find everywhere,” said Will Lange of The Lange Group in Park City. “There is no other development in the western United States that comes close in size or scope to Wolf Creek Ranch. It provides solitude and incredible natural beauty.”

 The staff at Wolf Creek Ranch is proud of this community and is committed to providing the best experience for its residents. They are delighted to offer amenities that enhance the Wolf Creek Ranch lifestyle. The Ranch Center offers a comfortable location for receptions, parties, or meetings; a guesthouse, horseback riding, and a concierge service that will stock your home with all of your family’s favorite holiday foods. For an extra special stay, try one of the three yurts on the property. The wonderful times spent at Wolf Creek Ranch will make it hard to leave. The good news is — you don’t have to.

 For more information on this property and other properties available at Wolf Creek Ranch, please visit thelangegroup.com, or contact Will Lange at 435.640.0001 or Matt Mullin at 435.901.4707.

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