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Adorable Creekside Cabin in the Heart of the Sawtooth Mtns

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Log cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Imagine yourself getting away from the crowds and letting Smiley Creek lull you to sleep. This adorable cabin is located right on Smiley Creek at the south end of the Valley between Stanley and Sun Valley.

There is a king bed in one room and a bunk bed set in the other, sofa sleeper in the living room. The cabin has a fully stocked kitchen, a large living room area and a great covered porch facing the creek.

Relax by the fireplace in this cozy log cabin, enjoy world class cross-country skiing and snowmobiling from your doorstep, hike, hunt or fish -- or simply explore the beautiful Sawtooth Valley and come home at night to your own quiet, comfortable spot in paradise. Access the Sawtooth Wilderness within minutes. Sun Valley and all of its amenities is just a short drive away...

Keywords: Log Cabin

More Details

Liese Dean
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018


Ketchum Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa sleeper in living room., Bunk Beds (1) Antique bunk bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Adorable Creekside Cabin in the Heart of the Sawtooth Mtns
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews

Great home in Sawtooth mountains

  • 5 of 5

Great vacation home in the Sawtooths. Excellent location - 25 south miles from Stanley, 35 north of Ketchum, offset on a quiet road with a creek in the backyard (and sheep across the creek!). Well-stocked with kitchen and bathroom items, and plenty roomy enough for a family of four (as long as someone is ok sleeping on the top level of a somewhat narrow bunk-bed). We really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Abe's Chair Cabin - Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was exactly as described and pictured in the VRBO write-up. A wonderful retreat from a busy world. Great access to hiking trails and lakes close by. The cabin was cozy and warm during the cool nights. The surrounding area was peaceful although there were neighboring houses. We amazed ourselves by forgetting what day it was and stayed an extra night past our reservation. Liese, the owner, was very gracious about our mistake and thankfully there was not a renter scheduled for that night! Our experience with Abe's Chair Cabin was positive and we hope to return for another relaxing cup of coffee on the porch, looking at the view and breathing in the fresh air. (Our favorite way to start each day!)

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was really wonderful!

We have a two-year old daughter, and it was nice to be able to allow her to run around outside without worrying about traffic or other hazards. Smiley Creek literally runs through the backyard, which provided a great place to cool off. It's centrally located if you are interested in hiking, biking, and fishing. Plus, the cabin's porch is ideal for just sitting and reading books if that's more your speed.

The kitchen is incredibly well-supplied, and the house overall is very well cared for. I would welcome the opportunity to stay here again, and my only hesitation in recommending it is that it will lead to less availability.

I had a couple of questions for the owners prior to my stay, and I found them helpful and incredibly timely in their responses.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot to adventure from!

  • 5 of 5

We loved using this cabin as a place to adventure from; we explored Alturas & Petit Lakes and did lots of swimming, hiking, and boating in the area. Just driving up the road past the cabin puts you in beautiful national forest areas along Smiley creek. The cabin is very simple but has everything you need and provides a very peaceful spot. We enjoyed eating breakfast on the porch, listening to the creek and watching the sheep across the way and also liked being able to walk down to Smiley Creek Lodge for great burgers and shakes. Liese was a very accessible host and was great to work with!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really perfect place! Well stocked kitchen equipment. Great porch for hanging out!

  • 5 of 5

We pulled in and immediately moved right in. A great court for splashball (tennis / ping pong cross) in the open area west side. Or many other games I'm sure! Beautiful spot. Loved hanging out on the porch!!

We really loved our stay!! Such a great area!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy log cabin near the Sawooth Mountains

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Abe's Chair cabin for 3 nights and enjoyed it a lot. Very private but not remote or isolated. The creek the runs right in front of the lot was soothing in the night. The cabin is close to many outdoor attractions and we went horseback riding and rafting on the Salmon river. Liese and John provided everything we needed for our stay and the cabin was well appointed and clean. It all made for a great short excursion.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Sun Valley, Idaho
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Smiley Creek Lodge
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Alturas Nordic Ski Area
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Alturas Lake
Car: necessary

Steelhead/fly fishing on Salmon River, Hunting on adjacent National Forest, Snowmobile rentals available at Smiley Creek Lodge. Fly in to Smiley Creek Airport.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

We offer 10% discount for 6 or more nights. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.