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Charming Cozy Cabin only 17 miles from YNP - Moose Crossing

49 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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2 Bedrooms With Loft, 2 Baths, Sleeps 10, 2 TV Areas-Quiet, Wooded Area W/ Deck

This homey log cabin is perfect for you; located just 15 minutes from the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park and West Yellowstone, Montana. It is located approximately 3/4 mile off of Highway 20 with a nice wooded area in a quiet, private area. Whether you seek fishing, snowmobiling/atv riding, hunting, boating, skiing and hiking or just enjoying the great outdoors and mountain views on your vacation you have found the ideal cabin location!

This 2 bedroom cabin has a queen bed in each of its two bedrooms. In addition, there are 3 queen beds located in the loft. All bedding is provided with extra pillows and blankets. The cabin will sleep 10 guests comfortably. There are two full bathrooms with linens provided.

Enjoy the open floor plan with a large main living area which includes the kitchen, dining room and living room. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the amenities to prepare a marvelous home cooked meal. There is ample dishware and silverware, along with any cookware that you might need. Electrical appliances are provided including, but not limited to, an electric skillet, blender, crock pot, 12 cup coffee pot and a coffee grinder for the gourmet coffee types! We also try to provide a variety of seasonings. The dining room table has seating for 6 and bar seats 2 with bar stools. If it is dining out that you desire, the cabin is within minutes of multiple fast food or fine dining restaurants. The living room is wonderfully cozy with a couch and loveseat that recline and a large Grandma's chair. You can curl up with a good book in front of the propane stove or watch a movie on the flat screen television with Dish Network or the DVD player.

The loft also has a television viewing area with a flat screen television with Dish Network and a VCR/DVD player. The couch and loveseat provide ample room for the kids to watch a movie of their own. We have provided a few small toys, lots of board games for the family and you can choose from a wide variety of books.

Laundry area has a smaller washer and dryer with all of your laundry soap, bleach and fabric softeners provided.

Pets are welcome - there is an area provided in the corner of the dining area to contain your pet if needed. We ask that no pets be left unattended in the cabin.

The wrap around deck provides room for sitting and enjoying the mountain air and wildlife with a barbeque grill and fire pit. While the adults relax there is a swing set for the kids to entertain themselves (summer only).

Cell phones work very well at the cabin. Internet access and WIFI is available at all times.

Arrive at any time, for your convenience, we have Remote Lock for our guests - you will get your own personal code to access the cabin without a tedious check-in!

Moose Crossing is open year around and is conveniently located in a central location. Your vacation home base is within minutes of some of the area's best activities. Just down the road is a public boat launch for Henry's Lake, the ice fishing on Henry's Lake is amazing with some record fish being pulled from its depths. Head south on Highway 20 to visit Mesa Falls, Johnny Sack Cabin at Big Springs or Sawtelle Peak. Enjoy amazing fly fishing on Henry's Fork of the Snake River or Madison River. There is a live dinner theater at Mack’s Inn Playhouse. Enjoy float trips down the river, hiking trails, horseback riding and even a round of golf at Island Park Village Resort. Take the time to hike Harriman State Park and enjoy nature’s wonders. This is a snowmobiler’s paradise with some of the area’s best snowmobiling accessible right from the cabin's front door; there is something for every level of snowmobiler. Enjoy over 500 miles of trail riding or within minutes you can boon-docking in some of the best over the hood powder back country riding or steep climbing that you can imagine.

During the winter, we keep the driveway plowed and attempt to keep the walkways cleared, especially on the day of your arrival. The driveway has ample room for one large trailer and 2 - 3 trucks OR 2 smaller snowmobile trailers and pickups. If your party has more than that there is a large parking area less than 3/4 of a mile down the road from the cabin.

When the snow is gone and spring and summer arrives, the area is noted for its wildlife with a moose actually being caught on photos right in the backyard. You might see fox, elk or deer and there is always a beautiful bird to be seen on a walk in the wooded area right across from the cabin.

This is a NON-SMOKING cabin. We are also under a county ordinance for short term rentals and ask that our guests please stay in compliance for their safety and health; we ask that you stay within capacity limits, read the burn ordinance and please be neighborly.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About Shawna

As you can see from the photo that our family is avid snowmobile fans. I grew up in Montana and my husband grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho, where our son was born. We live in Twin Falls, Idaho where we farm and have a custom baling business. Our summers are very full, so we take the time to enjoy every snowflake that falls from the sky!

Shawna purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Shawna chose Yellowstone

We had a dream! We have wanted a cabin in this area for years as we have been coming here every winter for 13 years to enjoy the snow. We started coming here when we could still ride our mountain sleds into Yellowstone National Park. It seems that whenever we had a spare few days (even in the summer) we would load in the car and run up here to enjoy Yellowstone National Park, Virginia City or just to relax with friends. Some of our fondest memories as a family are on snowmobiles in these mountains. My dad even looked at purchasing property in Island Park back when I was 8 years old. We are truly blessed to live 4 hours from Island Park and we consider this beautiful cabin our retirement home! We can't hardly wait to retire!

What makes this cabin unique

We fell in love with this cabin and purchased it for the great loft - the big open feeling just made us feel so at home that we had to have it! It is cozy with the log walls and propane stove. The property sits on 3 lots so there is a lot of room to play outside! All of the pine trees and aspens on the property make this cabin very secluded. It was also a great bonus that it sits directly on the trails leading to some of the greatest mountain snowmobiling in the area. Our friends and family that don't snowmobile can't wait for summer so that they might enjoy the benefits of Henrys Lake, Madison River and Yellowstone National Park! I personally love Big Springs where you can feed the fish and sometimes see a moose just standing in the river. We are avid outdoors people and with all of the big windows, even when you are in the cabin you can bring the outdoors right inside with you. I love to sit early in the morning in front of the fire, sipping coffee and looking out at the beautiful snow drifts, it just makes my day!


based on 49 traveler reviews

Charming Cozy Cabin only 17 miles from YNP - Moose Crossing
average rating of 4.836735 based on 49 reviews

Moose Crossing

  • 3 of 5

The cabin is beautiful and nicely furnished.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We only stayed at Moose Crossing for 3 days, but should have stayed the entire trip. It was really nice to come back from a long day of sightseeing and tourist'ing and sleep in a comfy bed. Everything was well maintained and functioned properly. The place was exactly as promised and I would stay again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Moose Crossing was wonderful! Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Moose Crossing is lovely! Well equipped and cozy! The moose even greeted us in the mornings in the yard!!! Located near the West Entrance of Yellowstone National Park it is the perfect place to stay and recharge while visiting the park!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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great stay in moose crossing

  • 5 of 5

We were two french families staying there , 11 persons. The house is very confortable and well equiped. The distance from yellowstone is only 20 mn and very easy. We had the chance to see a beautiful male moose in the garden on our first evening ! Big émotions !!! Definitely à better choice to stay here rather than in West yellowstone which is a town of hotels, restaurants and gifts shops.

Nous sommes restés 3 nuits dans ce beau chalet en bois à seulement 20 mn de l'entrée de yellowstone. Maison très confortable et bien équipée. Nous étions heureux de voir un magnifique élan mâle juste de l'autre côté de la route en début de soirée vers 20h. Bien meilleur choix qu'un hôtel à West yellowstone qui est sans charme. Shawna nous avait offert des chamallow avec crackers et chocolat et nous avons fait une soirée autour du firepit pour les manger.

Thanks Shawna.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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very good

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at Moose Crossings when we were there. The beds are comfortable and plenty of kitchen items. We had a outside fire roasting marshmallows and the grand-kids loved the outdoor play equipment. We were very happy to see so many toys for the youngest grandchild (17 months) to play with.

The only draw back was the lack of enough hot water. It seemed that after two showers it was gone. I would suggest a larger tank be installed.

The Kirschenmann family

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cabin with easy access to Yellowstone

  • 5 of 5

Moose Crossing was a delightful wood cabin with just the right feel for a Yellowstone vacation. It was the perfect size for our two families with bedrooms for the adults and a loft space for the five kids. The keyless entry made coming and going a breeze. The kitchen was well-stocked, although we hardly had any time to cook with all the exploring and sight-seeing in the area. (Wild West Pizza in West Yellowstone was enjoyed by all on a night we were too lazy to cook!). We spent a week at the cabin, driving into Yellowstone (just 22 minutes to the west entrance) and Grand Tetons (2-2.5 hour drive depending where you are going in the park). The area is beautiful, and any direction you head provides another scenic drive. In addition to the obvious draw of Yellowstone and Grand Tetons, we thoroughly enjoyed Mesa Falls in Idaho. It was incredibly beautiful and had a great little hands-on visitor center for the kids. We LOVED the cabin and will definitely be a repeat visitor if we are ever able to return to this amazing part of the country!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Idaho Falls
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Meadow View/The Pines/Sawtelle/Island Park Lodge
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Island Park Village
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 20
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
The Pines/Sawtelle/Robins Roost/Subway
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Big Sky
Car: necessary

Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Harriman State Park, Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, Yellowstone Historic Museum, Yellowstone IMAX Theater, Mesa Falls, World Class Fishing, Big Springs, Island Park Caldera, Continental Divide, Historic Henry's Lake, John Sack Cabin, Coffee Pot Rapids, Earthquake Lake, Island Park Reservoir, Virginia City


Rates & Availability

Island Park Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Aug 18 2017 - Aug 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Rental Agreement $100
Pet Fee $25
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 8.0%

Stay 6 nights get the 7th night FREE!!

REFUNDABLE Rental Agreement Adherence fee of $100.00 is charged - upon departure if all rental agreement items have been completed this fee will be refunded - should items not be completed funds will be deducted. If you have any questions about your rental agreement please call, rental agreement can be found as an attachment.

We have a 60 day cancellation policy (minus $75.00 rebooking fee and 3% credit card fees)

2 night stays at nightly rate + cleaning fee

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Island Park Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1632 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Each bathroom has plenty of towels, hand towels and wash clothes provided. Ample toilet paper and Kleenex in each bath. There are hair dryers provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Moose Crossing Master - 1 queen
    Elk Path Front Bedroom - 1 queen
    Loft - 3 queen
  • Each bedroom has a comfy queen bed with beautiful log furniture. End tables with table lamps. Closets with hangers are provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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