Located just 23 miles west of West Yellowstone (the west entrance to Yellowstone Park), in Island Park, Idaho, Mountain Lake Cabin sits on a half acre property, surrounded by aspens and pine trees, and bordered by Targhee National Forest.
The cabin, built in 2003, is the perfect home base for exploration of the Yellowstone and Teton National Parks.
In the winter you can snowmobile right from the cabin onto trails that connect with many miles of groomed trails to Yellowstone Park or further into Idaho. Cross-country skiing can be enjoyed in Harriman State Park in Island Park, or at the world-famous Rendezvous Ski Trails in West Yellowstone. Visit during the festival at Thanksgiving or join the races in March.
This home is well supplied - we provide linens, towels, paper goods, hand soaps, shower gel, a hair dryer, dish washing soaps and laundry soap, trash can liners, etc. - your comfort is important to us! High speed internet access is also available at the cabin.
Interior of Mountain Lake Cabin:: Mountain Lake Cabin, a 1508 sq.ft. 3 BR/2 BA half acre property, has a queen sleeper couch in the loft and sleeps 8 comfortably. This fully equipped and tastefully furnished cabin has a Great Room with floor to ceiling windows. The log staircase and vertical logs supporting the cathedral ceiling add to the rustic charm of this lovely mountain home. Knotty pine tongue and groove walls and ceilings, pine plank flooring, slate tiles and plush carpet create a cozy and rustic atmosphere in the cabin.
Comfortable furnishings welcome you to a very relaxing experience! A fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar and stools opens onto the Great Room, with two comfortable leather couches, a recliner, a rocking chair, and a corner cast iron gas stove backed by a floor to ceiling river rock wall. The first floor master bedroom has a log bed, and the master bathroom has a full bath/shower. In the rear of the cabin is a large mudroom, that has a washer and dryer, and a door to the rear deck.
The rear deck is very private, and looks out over the adjoining Targhee National Forest that rises to the heights of Sawtell Mountain. To the side of the cabin in the rear is a fire pit, where you can gather to roast marshmallows, share the day's activities and reminisce...
Up the log stairs is a large loft with a queen-size pullout couch, an overstuffed chair with ottoman, and a wood rocking chair. It is a cozy place to talk, read, or watch movies on DVD or satellite TV. There are two upstairs bedrooms; one with a queen bed and the other with a pair of twin beds. The upstairs bathroom has a shower. Up the log ladder, tucked under the apex of the cathedral ceiling, is an eagle's nest loft.
Out front, the extensive wraparound deck with log railing looks out over the front yard with its quaking aspens and pine trees, which create a great sense of seclusion. Look forward to casual meals and BBQs here, as you enjoy the view and the sound of the quaking aspens.
National Parks & things to do around the cabin:: You can take interesting day-trips into Yellowstone Park, which is only a half hour away. This Park is a wonderland of rivers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons, boiling mud pots and spouting geysers, and is home to elk, deer, moose, bison, wolves, coyotes, and bears. Teton National Park, only 84 miles to the southeast, is also well within reach for day trips.
Up the road is Meadow View Ranch, where you can enjoy horseback riding and rodeos with BBQs 3x/wk.
Island Park Reservoir is popular for water skiing, swimming and sightseeing. Henry's Lake is famous for fly fishing. Do check out the Upper and Lower Mesa Falls (drive south on Highway 20) - both falls are spectacular.
If you're looking for a rich western vacation in secluded, beautiful surroundings, with easy access to Yellowstone and Teton National Parks, you're sure to enjoy your stay at Mountain Lake Cabin!