04. ABOUT CRESCENT H RANCH
Long renowned as Jackson’s top private fishing and cross country community, Crescent H offers 7 miles of fishing and cross country access along private spring creeks and the Snake River along with direct access to National Forest for hiking and horesback riding. In the 1920s, the Gerald Brown family purchased property along the west bank of the Snake River and began operating the Crescent Lazy H Dude Ranch, offering trout fishing and other outdoor activities. Today, that property is the Crescent H Ranch subdivision, and its outdoor attractions are as appealing to homeowners today as they were to the Browns’ guests 80 years ago. In the 1960s, the ranch was acquired by a family who dropped the “Dude” and turned the Ranch into one of the most prominent fishing retreats in the country. A collaboration with local fishing professionals helped develop a long-standing partnership with Orvis Fly-Fishing and Outfitting and established Crescent H Ranch as the original Orvis-endorsed fly fishing lodge. The fishing lodge was closed in 1997 and access now is available only to residents of Crescent H and their guests. The Ranch boasts miles of trails for cross-country skiing and hiking, as well as more than 7 miles of private spring creeks, ponds and Snake River frontage for first-rate fishing. At Crescent H, homeowners owning smaller lots (a half acre to two acres) and those owning larger lots (35 to 50 acres) will all feel like they’re living on 500 acres. The fishing access to an abundance of high-quality spring creek water sets Crescent H apart from other Jackson Hole neighborhoods. In fact, at one point in its history, Crescent H was one of the finest fishing camps in the country. As one expert said, “There’s a lot to be said for having spring creek fishing during a high run-off year. There are a lot of times you can’t fish the Snake River when you can fish the creeks.”. Homeowners also have trail access to Bridger-Teton National Forest which surrounds the ranch on the west side. Crescent H’s forested hills and tree-studded meadows create both a sense of privacy and a feeling of being in harmony with nature. Wildlife is abundant, but Crescent H is also a short drive from manmade attractions. The shops, restaurants and art galleries of downtown Jackson are close, as is the world-class skiing of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. A historic Western lodge on-site at Crescent H serves as a reminder of the property’s heritage.