A fly-in community being marketed to wealthy jet-setters has broken ground with lots for sale on a private inholding surrounded by a remote reach of the Bridger-Teton National Forest.
An “exclusive private community” called “Renegade, Wyoming,” has been platted on 19 lots hugged between the Greys River Road and the river itself, approximately 25 miles upstream from Alpine.
A centerpiece of the community is a new $3.5 million paved runway. Prospective homeowners who spring for one of the $2.9-million-plus properties also get a share in a new Kodiak Turbo Prop plane to reach the subdivision from Star Valley or Jackson Hole airports.
Renegade’s marketing materials read like they were crafted by a high-end branding agency, and they were: Water Mill, New York-based Bespoke Marketing, a firm that caters to “ultra luxury.”
“Discover a life of sophisticated luxury set against the backdrop of Wyoming’s exquisite landscape — an exclusive world destination that strikes the perfect balance between elevated modernity and natural tranquility,” a Renegade promotional pamphlet reads.
The pitch goes on to list characteristics of the tristate ecosystem as nearby amenities: “Located at the southern end of the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem, brimming with more than 100 glacier-carved alpine lakes, pristine rivers and thousands of miles of trails enveloped by mountains and geysers ... Renegade is buttressed by over 19 million acres of untamed beauty.”
Renegade’s predecessor, Blindbull Meadows, was among the most contested developments in Lincoln County while developers navigated the approval process six years ago. An anti-Blindbull Facebook page sprang up, and Star Valley residents who formally weighed in were largely opposed to significant development of the gravel road corridor along the Greys River, a recreation area cherished by locals.
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