Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6) with lakefront on three sides
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 Ashton
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Fun family getaway
I originally reserved this for our anniversary, but after seeing how fun it looked we decided to take our youngest kids 11 and 16. Everyone loved the cabin and lake. We e also took 4 wheelers and didn't have far to go for some really fun riding. Burt was great at making sure we didn't have any questions and getting us all the information we needed. We are definitely going to try and stay here again.
The cabin was just as promised, great location and views of the lake. Only mistake I made was not printing Burt's map to get to the cabin. Google tried to take us through ATV trails! Go to the Frostop ( get a rootbeer float!) then follow the map!
We loved our getaway here! The cabin was super clean and had kayaks, a canoe and rowboat that we used to explore the lake and also get to the other side to hike the sand dune at sunset (highly recommend!) Put kids loved biking on the road and we were close enough to raft Box Canyon one afternoon. Burt was great on sending information prior to our arrival and also calling to discuss. This was one of our favorite cabins we’ve rented! Hopefully we will be back!
Awesome as usual
We had a most wonderful, peaceful week at this cabin. We have stayed here several times. Mr Butler was very accommodating and great to work with. The lake, the isolation and the beautiful scenery make this a great retreat.
as always it was the best,thanks Burt.
Off the beaten path
This is a beautiful and secluded property. Lake views from three sides. Everything from paper towels to first aid supplies provided. If you are renting a car, do not rent a minivan! You have about 5-6 miles on a dirt road (took about 20-30 minutes in a minivan but the trucks zoomed right past us!) Stayed with my family of five (kids 6,9,13) who absolutely loved the tiny boat (carried up to 130 lbs) provided because they could paddle around the shore by themselves (with adult waiting at he shore just in case!) Would definitely rent again but would rent a suburban. (Also visited the Tetons and drove on dirt roads in the park. Missed having our truck at home!)
Interesting comments on driving to the cabin comparing truck versus a minivan. Definitely 6 miles of gravel road if you drive from Ashton, and 12 miles of gravel road in you take Sandcreek road from St. Anthony. Over the years I generally drove old trucks - 1984 F 150, 1984 Dodge Ramcharger, and 1990 Toyota 4 Runner, and now a 2011 Ford F150. I always thought it was easier and faster when I drove my Honda Civic, Honda CRV, or my Subaru Forester even when compared to my newer Ford F150 - for what it is worth.
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