Destination guide

Outdoor adventure at Island Park vacation home rentals

Searching for a perfectly peaceful getaway surrounded by rolling forested hills and wildflower-blanketed meadows? Then check out the array of Island Park vacation rentals on offer, which range from luxury timber-framed cabins to riverfront lodges. Island Park is a tiny city with a friendly, small-town vibe, based in Fremont County, Idaho. Surrounded by deep woodland and majestic mountain peaks, trickling streams and roaring rivers, Island Park vacation rentals are ideal for outdoor adventurers – whether you're after nature hiking, wild fishing, or horseback riding.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Island Park vacation rentals

Venture away from your Island Park vacation rental for a day trip to Yellowstone National Park – the park’s West entrance is just 30 minutes away – an ensemble of canyons, lakes, and mountain ranges, housing grizzly bears, elk, and wild wolves. Once there, see the Old Faithful Geyser, which erupts every 90 minutes with plumes of hot white water. Back in Island Park, see the Johnny Sack cabin, a log cabin and adjacent water-wheel hand crafted by one of Island Park’s earliest settlers. The cabin is based beside Big Springs, a spring and river famed for its enormous rainbow trout.

Activities

Things to do near Island Park vacation homes

Drive slightly north of Island Park and discover Henrys Lake, a vast deep-blue mountain lake surrounded by snow-capped peaks. In summer, Henrys Lake is an angler’s dream, as its pristine waters are full of cutthroat and brook trout. Alternatively, rent a boat and peacefully drift across the glimmering lake, and spot serene swans and swooping sand hill cranes. If you're traveling to Island Park in winter, rent snowmobiles and race across the sugary-white snowfields of Harriman State Park. This park, with its pine forests and meandering trails, is perfect for cross-country skiing, too.

Day trips

Day trips from Island Park vacation homes

The attractions of Idaho Falls are ideal for a day trip from Island Park. Vacation homes are just a short distance from sights like the Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park, a vast park with international animals on display, a bird aviary, and a petting zoo, and the Museum of Idaho, a museum of science and regional history with artifacts and archives. Other must-see attractions include the ARTitorium on Broadway, an interactive art center with art education and creative play, and the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, a contemporary art museum exhibiting the work of local artists.

Weather

Local weather for your trip to Island Park vacation homes

Island Park has a unique microclimate, attracting around 3 times as much rain and snowfall as neighboring areas at the same elevation – this contributes to Island Park’s excess of flourishing meadows, marshes, and forest. If you want to hike, fish, and camp, book an Island Park vacation rental in summer – this season is balmy but not unbearably hot, with frequent rain showers. The long winters, from November to April, are deep and cold and bring snow and ice – perfect for cross-country skiers, and for cozy evenings reading beside your cabin’s fireplace.

Natural features

Flowery meadows and surging mountains

Island Park is an oddly-shaped town – it is narrow but very long, stretching 33 miles from north to south. The northern end of Island Park spans across Henrys Lake Flat – a flat-bottomed valley crisscrossed with streams and covered in meadowland – and up to Henrys Lake itself. Here, you’ll find the area’s most spectacular mountain peaks – Mount Jefferson, with its abundance of creeks and red prairie-fire flowers, and rocky Sawtell Peak, crowned by a radar dome. Island Park also enjoys rich and varied wildlife, including majestic elk, moose, and trumpeter swans.

How to get there

How to get to and around Island Park

Fly into West Yellowstone, MT (WYS-Yellowstone), the closest airport, located 21.1 mi (33.9 km) from the city center.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation rentals in Island Park

Couples looking for romance will love the outdoor attractions in Island Park. Vacation rentals are close to places like Henry's Fork, a tributary river with waterfalls and rivers for fishing and hiking, and Targhee National Forest, a vast wilderness with a diverse landscape for outdoor activities. You'll also like Big Springs, a picturesque natural spring nestled in scenic surrounds for photo opportunities.

Can I find a vacation rental around Island Park?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 703 vacation rentals near Island Park. From 391 Cabins to 128 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Island Park for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Island Park?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Island Park. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Harriman State Park: 397 vacation rentals
  • Island Park Dam: 435 vacation rentals
  • Mack's Inn Playhouse: 653 vacation rentals
  • Two Top Mountain: 682 vacation rentals
  • Yellowstone National Park - West Entrance: 677 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Island Park listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Island Park?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 391 Cabins in Island Park. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Island Park include:

  • Houses: 128 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 391 rentals available
  • Cottages: 391 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Lodges and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Island Park?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 83 vacation rentals with pool available in Island Park. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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