About Us

Star Of 89

The Star of 89 story began as a shared dream among three cousins and their supportive spouses, and has blossomed into a vibrant destination for people from all over the world to gather in the mountains of Star Valley, WY. Our mission is to make a significant impact on the business scene along Star Valley's Highway 89, and help uplift and bring life to the town, and valley.

With this dream and mission in mind we set out to make the must stop place for locals and visitors to shop, eat, gather, and stay. As proud residents of this incredible area we are dedicated to supporting the local community. We strive to foster a warm and welcoming environment where visitors and locals alike can come together, explore our offerings, and discover the hidden treasures that make Star Valley, WY so special.

We invite you to embark on a memorable experience at the Star of 89, where we share our passion for The West and celebrate the star that shines brightly along Highway 89.

Scott and Wendee

Scott and Wendee gave up the busy corporate life in Dallas, Texas, and moved to Afton, WY in 2013. After visiting the majestic mountain valley, they fell in love with the charming small cowboy town steeped in western heritage, breathtaking sunsets, and friendly people. They have six children, 13 grandchildren, and are also parents to a small herd of yak and Mangalista pigs. They are very musical and Wendee is an accomplished artist. Both Scott and Wendee enjoy the slower pace and wide range of recreational activities afforded by this wonderful place.

Chad and Bethany

Chad and Bethany have a blended family of 6 children and 21 grandchildren. They spent most of their marriage in Dallas too as owners and operators of the largest privately owned orthodontic practice in the country. They were highschool sweethearts who enjoy music to this day. Together they've served 3 missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They love it in Star Valley and truly consider this their home and are currently building a home in Turnersville, among the mountains that drew them into this place.

Owen and Aimee

Owen and Aimee reside in Highland, Utah, but Star Valley, WY is absolutely their happy place. They have 11 children and nine grandchildren who fill their lives with adventure. Owen owned his own dental practice but has since retired from that line of work. Aimee is a former flight attendant and flight attendant trainer for Southwest Airlines so customer service is top of mind for her. After visiting their cousins, they fell in love with the valley and saw so much potential here. They're looking to invest in Star Valley, WY to keep it beautiful and thriving for the coming generations.

Highway 89

Highway 89 stretches the whole of the US mountain west. Winding its way for 1,250+ miles, from our Canadian border to the north to our southern border with Mexico. Highway 89 has been called "America's Most Scenic Highway" and "National Park Highway." National Geographic named US Route 89 the "no. 1 Driver's Drive in the World!"

Mile after mile, it treats its guests to some of the most spectacular and diverse scenery to be found along any one road; connecting seven National Parks:

  • Glacier National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Zion National Park
  • Bryce National Park
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Saguaro National Park
  • ...along with 14 national monuments, lakes, rivers, forests, canyons, sweeping desert vistas, and dams.

This iconic highway provides travelers with countless opportunities for outdoor adventures such as hiking, rock climbing, fishing, boating, and camping. With so much natural beauty to explore, it's easy to see why Highway 89 is a popular choice for road trippers seeking to experience the best of the American West.