While on a family vacation during the summer of 1962 Harold Stewart and his family were enchanted by the beauty of Star Valley while staying overnight in Afton, Wyoming. The following spring Harold convinced his brothers who were in the contracting business with him in Las Vegas, Nevada to purchase a small ranch along Crow Creek about 20 miles southwest of Afton. They built several cabins, remodeled an existing ranch house and built a nine-hole golf course, along with a beautiful 30-acre lake. Contractors, sub-contractors, engineers, architects, prospective clients, were all brought up from Las Vegas to relax, fish, hunt, ride horses, and golf. Harold and his brothers construction business boomed as a result of entertaining clients at Crow Creek Ranch and all who came to visit fell under the spell and beauty of Star Valley. Everyone who came to visit the ranch wanted buy a lot and that planted the idea in Harold Stewart’s mind to build a resort in Star Valley.
Eight years later in 1970 that opportunity materialized when 5 contiguous ranches all became available at the same time and the Stewart family purchased over 3600 acres. The property is 5 miles long and came with the original homestead water rights to all three canyons. The abundance of water allowed a resort to be built on the property and the dream of Star Valley Ranch became a reality.
Harold Stewart and his sons moved from Las Vegas to Star Valley in 1970 and began construction of Star Valley Ranch. They built the Aspen Hills golf course, clubhouse, pool, tennis courts, and built the roads and water system to serve the first lots built around those facilities. The resort was a resounding success, with many of the first buyers coming from Las Vegas business clients. As Star Valley Ranch grew more facilities were added, including Cedar Creek golf course and the Silo Clubhouse & Dance Barn. Additional lots were added and Star Valley Ranch expanded to 22 subdivision plats with over 2035 lots. In 1983 as sales of Star Valley Ranch began to wind down recreational vehicle sales were exploding and the Stewart family decided to build Star Valley Ranch Resort RV Park. A whole new group of RV owners fell under the spell of Star Valley and bought RV lots. There are currently over 700 lots in the RV Resort and more lots are planned. Star Valley Ranch Resort has 5 Star recreational facilities with it’s own golf course & pro-shop, swimming pool, sauna, clubhouse, motel, rental cabin & tent-cabins, tennis courts, bumper boats, shuffleboard, horseshoes, and basketball court. While expanding the RV resort the Stewart Family developed Bridger View subdivision consisting of 53 small ranches ranging from 2-9 acres in size, which are zoned for horses. In 2005 Stewart Country Club Estates with ¼- ½ acre lots and homes ranging from 1060-2100 square feet were developed and sold around the RV park golf course. Bridger Mountain subdivision is the newest Stewart Family development and will be available in the near future. Bridger Mountain Phase I lots, homes and condos will be around the first nine holes of a new championship 18 hole golf course that when completed will be approximately 7200 yards and will challenge even the best golfers. Bridger Mountain will have 5 phases when complete and will redefine luxury, elegance, and country club lifestyle. The Stewart Family invites you to discover the beauty of Star Valley Ranch Resort and to discover for yourself all the Resort has to offer. We look forward to seeing you!