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Secluded Lakefront Log Cabin - Fishing & Wildlife Paradise!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,550 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 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
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 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


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Secluded Lakefront Log Cabin - Fishing & Wildlife Paradise!
average rating of 4.862069 based on 36 reviews

For a peaceful vacation - this is it!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin with all the amenities. A little far from the beaten path but that's what we were looking for. A great base if you want to go to Yellowstone or Grand Tetons. The lake is beautiful and peaceful. Thank you Burt for a great stay and all your warm welcome.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, great cabin - peace and quiet and lots of wildlife

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the cabin. Great surroundings - the lake, the view, all the wildlife! We had five great days. No mosquitos!! The cabin is very well equipped (at least for four people).

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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june 2017

  • 5 of 5

great host, great rental. will return :)

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Cabin and Property

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time at the cabin. Everything was exactly as the owner described in the listing. Great fishing, plenty of privacy, and a very nice cabin. Thanks Burt!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Fishing Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at the cabin with our kids (age 7-8). It's a perfect fishing spot. The cabin is equipped with everything you could possibly need. The beds are comfy and Burt is a great host. We caught about 25 fish during the week - mostly rainbow trout ranging from 13-22 inches.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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always a great time at the cabin

  • 5 of 5

just trimmed trees so enjoy the views of the lake.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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
Owner accepts payment in:
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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
October - April
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
In season 2018
May 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
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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