|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Secluded log cabin (water on three sides- 50 feet from the lake) on private forested lake (aspen, cottonwood, cedar), approximately one mile long with connecting water-lily pond with sand dunes on the west, only 15 miles NE of St. Anthony, 14 miles NW of Ashton, at the base of the Island Park area, 55 miles from the Idaho Falls Airport. Yellowstone National Park west entrance less than 50 miles, (West Yellowstone is 70 miles), and Teton National Park south entrance only 70 miles.
No motorboats on the lake, but canoes, kayaks, float tubes, small sailboats and paddleboats allowed. Swimming with rope swings. Minimal mosquitoes in the summer and abundant wildlife - bald eagles, trumpeter swans, turtles, frogs, beaver, muskrats, deer, migration path of moose and elk, spectacular fall colors, spring wildflowers. Hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails to everywhere, (8 miles south of High Point), 4 wheeler trails and horseback trails in forest and sand dunes.
Lake is stocked with abundant trout, ecology for fish similar to Henry's Lake. World famous Henry's Fork of the Snake River and Ashton Reservoir (motorboats) only 10 miles away.
Keywords: Lakefront Log Cabin
Having grown up on a lake in northern Minnesota, when Burt Butler moved from North Carolina to Idaho in 1993 to work for the state court system, one of his dreams was to find secluded lakefront property that his four children could enjoy, and ultimately build a cabin that the family could consider a comfortable second home. That dream came true in 1998 when Burt Butler found a unique secluded lakefront property on a peninsula with a gentle shoreline and spectacular fishing with no motor boats allowed on the lake. In the Fall of 2001 the elegant and rustic cabin was started and finished in June 2002.
Burt Butler purchased this cabin in 2001
Our secluded vacation property, with close proximity to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, is only a 75 minute drive from our home in Idaho Falls, and offered year round recreation opportunity for our family. Swimming, canoeing, fishing and outdoor fires under the stars in the summer, Fall colors and 4 wheeling in the sand dunes adjacent to the lake, and early winter ice skating, and when the snow gets deep great cross country skiing and snow mobiling and the enjoyment of a wood stove.
Peace, quiet, fires outside and inside, barbecue on the deck and dutch oven cooking, great fishing, wildlife variety from frogs, beavers, trumpeteer swans, birds of all varieties including bald eagles, moose, deer, to a sighting of a wolf.
We came up for a relaxing, long weekend over Father's Day Weekend. The kids loved the kayaks, rope swing and campfire. A lot of marshmallows were and have been roasted there. We enjoyed our meals on the beautiful deck. The cabin was/is a perfect getaway, big enough, but not too big. We wished we had been able to catch more fish- our fish dinner consisted of one fish- it was a nice rainbow though! It was gorgeous weather- not too hot with awesome cool nights. Thank you for providing a great cabin for many people. We hope to enjoy it years into the future! Thank you again!
I would love to retutrn to this cabin that is really a huge beautiful clean house on a peninsula. We enjoyed it's accessibility to all the awesome national treasures(Yellowstone, The Grand Tetons and Island Park) Theonly problem was that the DVD player was not working, so I would bring my own for the kids.
Such an amazing week here at the cabin! We have 4 kids 10 and under who love to fish almost as much as Dad and they couldn't have been happier! So many fish were caught. Between that, the frogs and turtles, and the canoes and kayaks, it was a little heaven on earth! We spent one day driving up to Yellowstone and it was just too much driving for all the kids. We didn't feel like we could see what we wanted in one day without making everyone miserable. Wish we would have just stayed at the cabin. Thank you for a wonderful week!
This is a lovely secluded cabin on a lake. Good location for accessing the western side of the Tetons, which are spectacular and not crowded. Go to Grand Targhee for a hike in the summer. Mesa Falls is also worth the visit. Burt is very helpful and if we are ever in Idaho again, we would stay here.
This review is late, but better late than never! Our family stayed here for a weekend with our two teenage girls. The home had everything we needed, including a great selection of board games, and music. We arrived a little before the official check in time and the cleaners were just finishing up and were very accommodating. The house was very clean and inviting.
The beach was very muddy since the water level was going down at the time we visiting, which we expected ahead of time. We all enjoyed using the kayaks and the little rowboat. The water was very shallow and not good for swimming, but we also expected that. I'm sure earlier in the summer it's great. Our dog LOVED chasing frogs up and down the bank. Luckily, there was a hose at the house to wash him down with!
Wi-Fi was reliable, but remember this is out there a ways, so it's not fast. We were fine with this! If you have to go to town, keep in mind its quite a long, slow drive, so prepare accordingly. We wanted to be away from it all so this worked just fine for us. My only suggestions for improvment would be to add some sort of mattress pads to the mattress, as they are VERY firm and not what our backs were used to. Also, the fridge was not clean inside, but this may have been because we arrived earlier than expected.
The owner was responsive and helpful. We would certainly go back and send our friends there too!
My husband randomly found this cabin online and luckily we were able to book it the same week we had already planned our vacation for. We got to have a great week with three generations under one roof. The owner was so accommodating I was able to have my grandma's oxygen delivered to the cabin and give my grandparents a get a way they didn't think was possible for them anymore based on the extremely high flow of oxygen my grandmother is on (14-16 Liters). We were able to fish, kayak, canoe, and row our hearts out on the lake. We got to have all the modern amenities of home, like running water, toilets and showers not to mention a kitchen ready for us to cook in. My 12 year old son and his best friend caught turtles and frogs by day and played battleship and chess (which came with the cabin) by night. My 16 year old daughter and her friend chased sunrays and fish, both of which they caught! The kids, my husband, and I got to enjoy hearing great stories from our grandparents about their youth. This cabin looks nice in the photos but the reality when you walk inside is more then the photos portray, they just don't do the cabin justice. Needless to a great time was had by ALL.
Fishing (all season), Wildlife Viewing (Elk & Moose Migration), Bald eagles, Trumpeter Swans, Downhill Skiing - Grand Targhee 70 miles, 4 Wheeler Trails, No Motorboats on the Lake, free shuttle for snow shoe or cross-counrty skiers
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes||Refundable pet deposit is $200.00. Two canoes, 2 kayaks, a rowboat, and fishing are complimentary for guests.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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