The Retreat at Rusty Elk Lodge, Star Valley Wyoming

  based on 41 reviews
  •   5
  •   1
  • SQF 900
  •  wifi
  •  Parking


In the beautiful Star Valley nestled between the soaring Bridger, Teton, and Caribou mountain ranges lies Rusty Elk Lodge. A quiet retreat built with the utmost in creativity and thought. A scenic drive along the Snake River Canyon leads to nearby Jackson Hole, Grand Tetons, and Yellowstone.

The local area is home to adventure of all kinds. From river rafting in the summer to snowmobiling in the winter, make Rusty Elk your final destination or a stop along the way. 

Rusty Elk is a custom home that was designed with the details in mind. Rustic and unique design elements dot the architecture of the home. Local materials were used to honor the history and style of the area. Most importantly, we embrace making our guests feel at home and comfortable. Kick your shoes off, throw your feet up, and relax in style is the vibe you will find here. 

The Retreat is the studio guest house featuring a downstairs queen bed, living area, and kitchen.  Up the ladder you will find a queen bed, twin bed, and a fun perch that overlooks the valley.  


1 Bathroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room

  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 2 Queen bed, 1 Single bed
  • Cooking
    Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Ceiling fans, Electric heating, Fireplace, Heating available
  • Entertainment
    Wireless Broadband Internet, TV (Satellite)
  • Sanitary
    Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Bathroom & Laundry, Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Smoke Detector
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room
  • Parking
    Parking Included
  • Outside
    Charcoal grill BBQ, Deck chairs
Children welcome, Pets not allowed, Smoking not allowed,Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7
Check in:
3:00 PM
Check out:
11:00 AM


61 Mi  

based on 41 reviews
Cozy Mountain Retreat

Loved our stay! Property is so cozy, well-maintained, cute, with beautiful views. Kids stayed in the loft, and we took the bed downstairs. Rented snowmobiles in Afton and went up Greys River area, skied at Teton Village in Jackson, snow tubed at Snow King, and took a day to hang out and enjoy the Netflix. Hope to come back and check the area out during the summer! Kim was great and opened up the mud room area so we had a place to hang and dry out our gear.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 2/2021

Andy (Crookston, MN)
Very Clean

Very clean and well put together. We came to snowmobile and brought a 28ft trailer which we got in but it was a little tight. Great mud room for drying off gear. Located between alpine and Afton it’s only about 20 minutes away from both trails. Hopefully a little more snow next time we come!

Group  |  stayed in 1/2021

Samantha (Park City, UT)
Fabulous Trip

My fiancé and I had a wonderful stay at Kim’s place! We were able to cook wonderful meals, read books by the fire, and even go out for an awesome winter hike on a nearby trail. We’re even talking about coming back for the summer. Overall, a fabulous trip that met all of our expectations!

Young couple  |  stayed in 1/2021

Lauren (Mobile, AL)
100/10 Recommend!!

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon and it was the best vacation we have ever taken! The stay was amazing as well as the beautiful landscape and nearby town of Thayne. Also Kim’s hospitality and thoughtfulness made the trip relaxing and even more memorable. 100/10 recommend!!

Young couple  |  stayed in 12/2020

Christopher (Phoenix, AZ)
Great Place to Stay

Great place to stay in Star Valley! Super clean and great host. We will stay again :)

Group  |  stayed in 12/2020

Steven (Elk Ridge, UT)
Romantic Get Away

A very nice place for a romantic get away for couples.

Young couple  |  stayed in 12/2020

Dakri (Rigby)
Great Place to Stay

Great place to stay! Beautiful location and Kim was super prompt to any request or message. We will be back!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 11/2020

Leer (Carmel, IN)
A Perfect Escape

A perfect escape that we were looking for in perfectly detailed & cozy space that we thoroughly enjoyed! The surrounding/panoramic views are out of this world. The outdoor space to hang out with fire pit, surrounding mountain views and all the fixings that Kim provided for us. On that note, Kim was super responsive and helpful to any questions we had and got whatever we needed right away. Can’t thank her enough’ — thanks for the incredible stay!

Young couple  |  stayed in 10/2020

Emir (New York, New York)
Spectacular Views

Beautiful retreat, thoughtful touches and spectacular views. Highly recommend this stay to couples and families who are looking for a get away.

Single traveller  |  stayed in 10/2020

Steven (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Fabulous Place to Relax

What a fabulous place to relax! The house layout is well thought-out for relaxing and comfort. And almost everything inside is high-end. Like a very nice worn in leather couch and chair in front of gas fire and TV with satellite and Netflix. Great bed, natural wood everywhere, gorgeous light and plumbing fixtures, etc. it’s a great place! A few things of note: - The property is close to the Salt River which is great public access to fishing with less people than fishing areas near Jackson. We enjoyed the nearby rivers so much we didn’t even make it to Jackson. - We learned the only way to purchase alcohol in the town of Thayne is at the bars. Apparently bars in WY also function as liquor stores

Young couple  |  stayed in 10/2020

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