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Local artist Borbay finds his true home in the Tetons

When Erin and I decided to get married and have kids, I was all in — with one caveat: “You’re going to have to drag my cold, dead corpse out of Manhattan.” So, imagine Erin’s surprise when, following a three-month stint in Teton Village, I proposed we move to Victor, Idaho (population 2,088 at the
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10 summer activities to add to your Teton Valley to-do list

Teton Valley, on the western side of the Teton Range, has long been considered “quiet” when compared to Jackson. But that doesn’t ring true anymore. The valley, with its world-class recreation, scenic splendor, thriving arts scene, festivals, and fine food, has come into its own, and many people prefer its rustic, laid-back vibe to the
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MD Landscaping brings mountain culture to your backyard

Fire pits. Outdoor living spaces. Tree-framed views. These are the visual hallmarks of the mountain culture lifestyle. For 30 years, MD Landscaping in Driggs has been helping plan and develop these spaces. I caught up with Carrie Baysek, MD’s retail manager and a 25-year veteran of the business, to learn more about MD Landscaping and
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CRYO Therapy Idaho offers a new route to better health

Markida Henley has lived in the Jackson Hole area for over 30 years, but her perspective on cold is a little different than most locals. She’s used to regular — albeit short — immersions into -250 degree Fahrenheit cold sauna. How, you ask? Markida uses whole body cryotherapy, a treatment that works by surrounding your
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Tetonia Club returned to its former glory

Scott Kauf never imagined himself as a bar owner. The world-champion mogul skier was living in Vail in the ‘90s and traveling around the West when he fell in love with the down-home atmosphere and natural beauty of Alta, Wyoming. Fast forward to today, and you’ll still find Scott shredding Targhee with his two kids
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Teton Valley: Your guide to Idaho’s tranquil winter wonderland

With everything revolving around Jackson and Teton Village, it can be easy to forget about what lies on the other side of the Tetons — which is exactly how the people who live in Teton Valley like it. The valley, which falls on the Idaho side of the mountains, enjoys similar mountain views with noticeably
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Captain Ron’s Smokehouse prioritizes supporting, feeding the Teton Valley community

It’s Wednesday morning, which means Ron James is doing what he does almost every morning: firing up the smoker and cooking up some beans and collard greens. The secret to his beans, Ron says, is that they’re cooked under the brisket while it’s smoking, resulting in an unbelievable flavor. The trick to the collard greens,
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Farmhouse 208 brings unique and delightfully luxurious offerings to Jackson

As soon as you walk in the door, you can tell that Farmhouse 208 is a passion project. The north Driggs shop perfectly melds owner Kate Zupancic’s passion for horses, design, and homewares into a delightful mix of gifts, household essentials, and equestrian needs. “It’s like my brain exploded and turned into a shop!” says
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Your Dream Home

When Hayden Jones opened her interior design business in Victor, Idaho, 14 years ago, she wanted a name that captured the essence of her personality and style. “Originally I wanted the store to be a fun place to shop. A place that wasn’t intimidating like other design showrooms can be,” Hayden says. She decided that
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Teton Valley

Jackson Hole may be the area’s big draw, but less than 30 miles to the west, across the Wyoming-Idaho state border and over Teton Pass is the similarly beautiful (and much quieter) Teton Valley. Here, the Idaho side of the Grand Teton range sits to the east, while the rolling Big Hole Mountains cradle the
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Fresh Starts

Once Victor, Idaho’s dive bar, West Side Yard (formerly known as Timberline Bar & Grill) was purchased by Wind and Seth Mills in February 2018. The two brothers had big dreams, transforming the dingy and outdated building into a modern piece of functioning art. The Mills brothers had just returned from a trip to Thailand
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Spark of the Wild

Sparks fly as Alexandra Paliwoda works to transform steel into the intricate petals of a flower in her Driggs, Idaho, blacksmith shop. Her creations are functional and artistic, and range from wine racks made of artfully arranged horseshoes, to a hand-forged firefly coat hook, to the custom-designed handrail at the Royal Wolf. Paliwoda started her
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The Local Hangout

For 16 years, Yeti’s Post Owner and Chef Seth Nelson navigated the Los Angeles restaurant scene. It wasn’t what he expected. His dream had been to run a bar and be a snowboard bum, but as part of his coursework for a degree in hospitality from the Art Institute of Los Angeles, he had to
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Helping Hands

Betsy Hawkins came out West for the first time when she was nine years old, and she was hooked. “I threw a snowball on my birthday in mid-June,” she says. “I knew I would come back one day.” Originally hailing from Woodbury, Tennessee, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Hawkins now serves as Teton
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Animal Whisperer

While many rabbit owners prefer to keep their furry, plant-eating pets in some variation of a cage, Aska Langman’s rabbits once lived in an unconventional location in her New York city home: the bathtub. Today, some of the critters under Langman’s care, like foster kittens and chicks, also spend time in the bathtub of her
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Better with Butter

Marcos Hernandez and Amelia Hatchard had a big dilemma. After the dynamic duo behind Streetfood at the Stagecoach in Wilson moved over Teton Pass to Victor, Idaho, they realized their brunch options were limited in Teton Valley. As foodies, restaurant industry folk, and frequent late risers, they sensed this niche needed to be filled. The
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A Taste of the Alps in the Tetons

On a late summer evening in 2016, Francesca Weikert and Blaine Gallivan sat on the deck of a hut in the Italian Alps, drawing our their future on a napkin. They were in the middle of a hut-to-hut mountain biking trip, but they were also looking forward to planning their next steps. They discussed their
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A Counterculture Hub

In the heart of Victor, Idaho, people can find an inviting and eclectic shop where customers can buy boutique clothing and high-end body jewelry, get custom body piercings, enjoy made-to-order mochas and lattes, watch ski films, or play electric guitar. “We created a living room atmosphere in S.U.B.A. with relaxing, ambient music so the community
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Leading by Example

Lessons learned in the wilderness can help make the world a better place according to Abby Warner, Director of NOLS Teton Valley. The nonprofit wilderness school strives to teach wilderness and leadership skills that serve people and the environment. “NOLS allows its students to experiment with skills like leadership, communication, judgment, and risk management in
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From Thailand to Teton Valley

When Pat and Sopidta Murphy opened Chiang Mai Thai Kitchen in downtown Victor, Idaho, last June, they anticipated on question: why did Teton Valley, Idaho, need a third Thai restaurant? “We prepped for that question because we knew people were going to ask,” says Pat, who together with his wife, Sopidta, owns the restaurant and
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