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Secluded Lakefront Log Cabin - Fishing & Wildlife Paradise!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,550 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

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

More Details

Burt Butler
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

About Burt Butler

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

Why Burt Butler chose Eastern Idaho

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!
Jun 2010
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Ashton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (4) all log beds
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Wood Deck
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Fireplace (river rock hearth with wood stove), leather couches, log beds, Pets with consent of the owner and security deposit


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Secluded Lakefront Log Cabin - Fishing & Wildlife Paradise!
average rating of 4.826087 based on 30 reviews

Great Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

this cabin was amazing, we had a great stay. the owners provide almost everything you could possibly need.. we will definitely be coming back again.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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A Beautiful Place to Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is very comfortable and the surrounding country is beautiful! Plenty of room for everyone to stretch out and relax; the bedrooms are comfortable and there is lots to see and do. A reasonable drive from Yellowstone and Jackson, WY. The ownership is good to work with and very helpful. Overall, this is a great place to get away and relax!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Secluded

  • 5 of 5

Best spot on the lake for sure. Quiet, lovely cabin. Extremely well-stocked and well-loved. We had a fantastic weekend floating on the lake, letting the kids fish and the dog run. I can't wait to go back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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  • 4 of 5

We loved the cabin and firepit and were a welcome sight after our excursions. we read the guest book and some people would complain if they were in heaven. the cabin was well maintained, as was the firewood. yes, the lake was low, but thats out of any ones persons complaints. unfortunatley, the people before us had removed the handles/cranks from the fishing poles, (didnt even notice till the 3rd day and time to fish). Burt was a real helpful and respectful owner.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another Great Time!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Burt's cabin and it didn't disappoint. The cabin is great with lots of room and all the amenities you need. We spent most of our time outside enjoying the fishing, playing at the lake, riding 4 wheelers and enjoying the beautiful nights. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Rustic Paradise with a side of peace and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for an escape. An escape from the real world. Email, text messages, work, traffic, all of it. Who knew that in search of an escape from the real world I would find the REAL WORLD.

This cabin was perfect. Everything we needed was provided. If you want off the beaten path, this is it. 20 min on a dirt road will get you there. Canoes, row boats, fishing poles and tackle, grilling needs, kitchen utensils, everything. The owner, Burt, even cut some wood for my son to chop while he was there. A special request.

A few suggestions:

1. I would attach some sort of tie down on the floating pier. Our boats floated away twice because there was nothing to tie down to.

2. I would replace the towels in the cabin. They tended to smell musty and seemed a little old. Nothing worse than taking a shower and feeling clean and then drying off with a towel that smells dirty.

3. Double check your fishing gear. We fixed up a couple rods but some were unfixable.

In conclusion, this place exceeded all of my expectations. The time I got to disconnect from the world and reconnect with my family is priceless. Memories that were made will never be forgotten. Good luck doing that while waiting in traffic or answering 100's of emails. Take a break, reconnect with nature and your family, and do it at this cabin. You will not regret it.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Idaho Falls
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
State Highway 20
Nearest Point of Interest
Butler's Lake Front Cabin

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


Rates & Availability

Ashton Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
In season 2017
May 19 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%

Refundable pet deposit is $200.00. Two canoes, 2 kayaks, a rowboat, and fishing are complimentary for guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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