Island Park, Idaho, United States 83429
Lakeview Cabin is located 19 miles from West Yellowstone, the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park, in Island Park, Idaho, a mere 20 minute drive. It sits on a hill with truly spectacular views, overlooking Henry's Lake and the surrounding mountains. This 3 bedroom/2 bathroom vacation home is a great place for a relaxing vacation in beautiful surroundings. It sleeps 6 people comfortably with a king size bed in the master bedroom, a queen size bed in the second bedroom and a bunkbed for two in the third bedroom. Two sleeping pads with bedding are available for a two more people, when required. The one acre property, located on a quiet drive, feels secluded and private. We now have a fire pit in the yard where you can make s'mores! Wireless high speed internet access is available - just bring your laptop(s). Pets are not allowed. And no smoking, please.
The attached garage and driveway provide parking for up to 5 vehicles. There is a nicely landscaped yard with several flower beds. Children will enjoy playing on the surrounding lawn.
Yellowstone Park is a beautiful 20 minute drive away. This world-renowned park is a wonderland of rivers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons, boiling mud pots, colorful hot springs and spouting geysers. It is home to a multitude of elk, deer, moose, bison, wolves, coyotes, and bears, as well as many birds of prey. Check out the page "Yellowstone National Park - things to see or do" here on our website, for some of the sights you won't want to miss. Teton National Park, 80 miles to the southeast, is also well within reach for daytrips. Hike up to Grand View Point, a 1.1 mile trail, as you take in the beauty of Mount Moran. This spot offers one of the most dramatic views in Teton National Park.
If you like fly fishing, Lakeview Cabin is the place for you. Henry's Lake is a world renowned fly fishing area - here you can fish for rainbow trout and cutthroat hybrids. The Henry's Fork of the Snake River, which flows out of Henry's Lake, is famous for its wild cutthroat trout.
Other activities nearby include sightseeing, hiking, boating, swimming, rafting, horseback riding, gift shopping, rodeos, and ATV riding.
If you're looking for a rich and authentic western experience in quiet and beautiful surroundings, with easy access to Yellowstone and Teton National Parks, you're sure to enjoy your stay at Lakeview Cabin!
Away From It All
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Deck / Patio / Balcony
Dishes & Utensils
Lawn / Garden
Alarm Clocks in Every Bedroom
Attached Garage Availble for Your Use
Books about hiking and things to do in the area
CD player and CD collection
Crib/playpen and high chair available
DVD player and DVD library
Games, puzzles and decks of cards
iron and Ironing Board
Spacious Lawn around the vacation home
Rates and Availability
Weeknight: $200 / night
Weekend Night: $200 / night
Weekly: $1325 / week
Minimum Stay: 2
September 2019: 09/01/2019 - 09/30/2019
Weeknight: $240 / night
Weekend Night: $240 / night
Weekly: $1600 / week
Min Stay: 3
October 2019: 10/01/2019 - 10/31/2019
Weeknight: $200 / night
Weekend Night: $200 / night
Weekly: $1325 / week
Min Stay: 3
November 2019: 11/01/2019 - 11/26/2019
Weeknight: $180 / night
Weekend Night: $180 / night
Weekly: $1210 / week
Min Stay: 2
Thanksgiving 2019: 11/27/2019 - 11/30/2019
Weeknight: $195 / night
Weekend Night: $195 / night
Min Stay: 3
April 20-30, 2020: 04/20/2020 - 04/30/2020
Weeknight: $215 / night
Weekend Night: $215 / night
Weekly: $1430 / week
Min Stay: 2
May 2020: 05/01/2020 - 05/31/2020
Weeknight: $240 / night
Weekend Night: $240 / night
Weekly: $1605 / week
Min Stay: 3
Peak Season 2020: 06/01/2020 - 08/31/2020
Weeknight: $280 / night
Weekend Night: $280 / night
Weekly: $1885 / week
Min Stay: 6
September 2020: 09/01/2020 - 09/30/2020
Weeknight: $250 / night
Weekend Night: $250 / night
Weekly: $1675 / week
Min Stay: 3
October 2020: 10/01/2020 - 10/31/2020
Weeknight: $215 / night
Weekend Night: $215 / night
Weekly: $1430 / week
Min Stay: 3
November 1-24, 2020: 11/01/2020 - 11/24/2020
Weeknight: $200 / night
Weekend Night: $200 / night
Weekly: $1325 / week
Min Stay: 2
Thanksgiving 2020: 11/25/2020 - 11/29/2020
Weeknight: $225 / night
Weekend Night: $225 / night
Min Stay: 3
...a great place to explore YNP and the Thargee National Forest. The cabin provided everything we needed for a longer stay, even bear spray (we left another one). If you stay there, take some time to explore Harriman State Park, the upper and lower Mesa Falls, Big Springs and Quake Lake as well, especially when the number of visitors in YNP peaks around the weekends. We had a power outage related to a thunderstorm and a water outage due to a neighbor doing some constructions on his cabin, but all was manageable (hot water for the baby can be done using a grill ;) ). I am pretty sure my parents enjoyed the stay as well and would come back to this nice place.
For prospective renters: Power outages and water outages are rare at this home. Please feel free to call us if you have any problems whatsoever and we assist you.
We had a wonderful vacation at your cabin. This is one of the best cabins I have ever stayed. The cabin was very clean with huge living room and located at an excellent location (I loved the snow covered mountain view from the bedroom and the lake view), actually it looks much more beautiful than in the pictures and its just 20 minutes from West entrance. Above all, the cabin owners are very friendly (not to mention I called them after 9PM and asked for the security code to get in). I would surely recommend this place to my friends. Thank you
5/31-6/7/08 Margaret and Jerry Morris, Arlington, VA We have had a wonderful week, including all of the crazy weather!What a great cabin! ... and in such a beautiful setting. While the photos on the web were impressive they don't do justice to this lovely cabin and the view. We had a wonderful time this week visiting the park! Your cabin is beautifully outfitted with great cookware, plenty of utensils, dishes, dishwasher, washer and dryer, and fabulous mattresses and bed linens! It is one of the nicest cabins we have stayed in. We felt more like friends using your place rather than a rental. Thanks so much for a great experience! We would recommend it to all our friends visiting Yellowstone. Many of the guide books were helpful in planning our days sightseeing in Yellowstone and the Tetons. Margaret and Jerry
Our family of six had a great week, and the house was so comfortable for us. The two grandkids had their own room with bunkbeds, and then my daughter and her husband had a bedroom, and my husband and I had our own. It was just perfect. The beds were very comfortable too. We enjoyed the deck and gorgeous view every morning as we drank our coffee. My son in law got out his binoculars and spotted antelope every morning. We also had a friendly little prairie dog visit us on the deck. The knotty pine walls and ceiling were beautiful too. We would highly recommend this wonderful house.
We greatly enjoyed our stay at your comfortable cabin. The view was nice, the amenities were plentiful, and the close location to Yellowstone (only about 20-25 minutes to the west gate) made exploring the park a breeze. We made extensive use of your nicely stocked kitchen (even the stir-fry pan!), and the plush mattresses, comforters and pillows were a welcome relief after long days in the park. -Jill
June 7-14, 2008 This is a FABULOUS cabin!! It is amazingly decorated! The view is so BEAUTIFUL and you can see all the way across the lake. On our last day we traveled around the lake and saw three moose (a male, female and a baby). Thank you so much for letting us stay here - we enjoyed it very much! P.S. We hope to come back soon. Todd, Sherri, Karen and Nicholas Harbin, Conyers, GA Laura and Jean Dunn, Thomaston, GA
July 13-20, 2008 What a wonderful place! Your cabin is PERFECT and the location is great. We've spent a great week. Many thanks for all the details. We felt "at home." We hope to be back soon and will recommend your cabins to our friends. Many thanks to Magdalena and Bruce for the perfect organization since the first mail. God bless you. Laurent, Catherine and children, France
July 10-13, 2008 First We want to thank Our Heavenly Father, Our Lord Jesus and The Holly Spirit for blessing us with these last three days and three nights for seeing more of His wonderful creation. We also thank Him for allowing us to choose this home, and we pray blessings over this home and the owners. Thank you very much - we had a wonderful time. In Jesus Name Arthur, Susan, Mary Beth, Joshua, Gabriel & Abigail, Wyoming
6/30-7/10/08 We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here at this cabin with its spectacular view of the mountains and lake. We found all the comforts of home every day of our vacation. All the little touches were appreciated. We spend 3 days in Yellowstone making the complete circuit through the Park. We saw buffalo, elk, grizzly and black bears (and cubs), deer, eagles and osprey. Our favorite spots were the Canyon at Artist Point and Yellowstone Lake. We would recommend spending time there when you can stop and enjoy everything for a while. We made a day trip to Mesa Falls and Jackson Hole (via the Grand Targhee Resort where we rode the chair lift to the peak of Fred Mountain for a great view of the Tetons. We also white water rafted the Gallatin River in Montana and the Snake River in Wyoming and tubed down the Henry's Fork of the Snake River south towards Ashton. We found the best grocery prices and gas prices in Ashton. If you have the chance, stop at the Frost Top Drive-In for a burger and a float! We went went to the Dinner Theatre at Mack's Inn and saw "The Phantom of the Grand Ole Opery" and had a great time! If you are here over the 4th of July, take in the West Yellowstone fireworks - a great show for a small town! Our time was well spent and a blessing to our family. Thanks to Bruce and Magdalena for sharing their cabin and hospitality and to God for His handiwork! The Bruess & Woodard Families Blaine, MN and Janesville, WI
8/15/08 The Hughes family from Camas, WA had a wonderful time visiting the area. We went horseback riding at the Diamond P Ranch, they were great. We saw elk, bison, osprey, squirrels and eagles in Yellowstone. The boys enjoyed the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Thanks for the wonderful place to stay! Mike, Michelle, Michael and Josh
We really enjoyed our stay in this cabin. We spent most of our days in Yellowstone National Park. Awesome! We've seen a black bear and cubs, bison, elk, a bald eagle and deer. Bruce and Magdalena, thank you for your hospitality in this beautiful home. Jack, Ilona, Maarten and Marieke Lous, Breda, The Netherlands
The four of us had the time of our lives! The cabin was spotless and decorated perfectly. The bathrooms were beautiful, immaculate and everything you could want was made available. We saw everything except bears and that was ok with us. Cooking at "home" was easy with a kitchen that was fully equipped; each restaurant we went to had excellent food too! (We ate in West Yellowstone several times - locals were extremely helpful and warm) We are thinking of doing a winter trip if we can ever get over Hurricane Ike! We will need to get away from the gulf coast and I can't think of a better place to do it. Mike & Rene - Houston Area
8/21/08 What a wonderful place! So peaceful and idyllic! Spent several days in Yellowstone - the best place to see wildlife was the Lamar Valley. Plenty of bison, elk, moose and even a bear. Went ATVing - at Sawtell Peak Rd - very friendly, great machines - with High Mountain Adventures. Saw bear and moose family on the route he suggested. The sandwiches at "Ernie's Deli" were delicious (on Highway 20 in West Yellowstone). Couple of nice restaurants were: - Angler's Lodge on Highway 20 (south) - Boondock's at Yale Kilgore Rd (south on Highway 20) Hope to come back some day! Thank you. The Gatrad Family, CA
August 21-27, 2008 The four of us had the time of our lives! The cabin was spotless and decorated perfectly. The bathrooms were beautiful, immaculate and everything you could want was made available. We saw everything except bears and that was ok with us. Cooking at "home" was easy with a kitchen that was fully equipped; each restaurant we went to had excellent food too! (We ate in West Yellowstone several times - locals were extremely helpful and warm) We are thinking of doing a winter trip if we can ever get over Hurricane Ike! We will need to get away from the gulf coast and I can't think of a better place to do it. Mike & Rene - Houston Area
9/6 - 9/13/08 What a wonderful vacation home! The four of us (cousins from Iowa and California) have enjoyed using the Lakeview Cabin as our home-away-from-home this past week. We made several trips into Yellowstone and enjoyed all the sights of the Park. Our wildlife sightings included bison, elk, deer, bear and coyote. What a thrill! We spent a day exploring the Tetons and enjoyed the majesty of the mountain peaks. Our stay at Lakeview Cabin exceeded our expectations and we appreciated the library and other information that was available. Our only regret is that we can't stay longer. Thank you. Karen and Dave Greene, Iowa Barbar and John Buckton, California
8/30 - 9/6/08 Thank you for allowing us to use your beautiful cabin. We have rented cabins all over the U.S. and this one outshines them all. You have thought of everything a renter may need. We weren't sure how easy it would be getting our motorcycle to your cabin - but it was not a problem at all. Our best meal was at the Bar-N-Ranch - it reminded us of "Bonanza - The Ponderosa" - great steaks and atmosphere. Having satellite TV allowed us to keep up with the hurricanes back home. Yellowstone was wonderful. God Bless you both! The Mays Family, Florida
9/28/08 Wonderful week here at Lakeview Cabin. Visited Yellowstone and Jackson. Weather could not have been better. Karen & H.C. Royall, Roaring Gap, NC Wow! What an incredible cabin! Everything was perfect. We enjoyed our visit to the area - tried to do it all! Need to come back! Thanks for much for the use of your wonderful cabin. It's so charming and comfortable! Chip & Malissa Day, Matthews, NC
10/5 - 10/8/08 This was our first trip to Yellowstone as a family and we couldn't have had a better experience. The cabin was all we were hoping for and more. On our second day in the Park we were coming into Hayden Valley from the South. I stopped to glass the hillside to the NE and saw a bull elk with 20 cows. He began to bugle and a minute later another bull came over to the ridge. The two began to clash, with the herd bull running off the interloper. At that time two more bulls came running in from the right. Bull #1 ran those two off as well. He started moving his harem into the woods below when he was challenged again by a bull coming in from the left. Actually watching bull elk do battle with all of the bellowing, the dust flying and the clashing of the horns is something I'll never forget, even at a good distance. I look forward to returning to this cabin in the future and hoping to have another remarkable experience. I would recommend this cabin to everyone. The first thing I noticed was "it was so clean." You thought of everything right down to night lights. Thank you for making our first but not last visit to Yellowstone a wonderful time. We feel we were blessed. No rainy days and just jacket weather. The trees were in fall colors. After coming back from a long day in the park it was nice to come to a place that felt like home and better. It was a beautiful experience all in all. Thank you for your part in it. Mike, Tammy, Mic, and Derek Clulff, Boise, ID
12/25/08 - 1/4/09 Thanks for letting us stay in your beautiful cabin. We really enjoyed our stay. The snow was great. We enjoyed a couple of days of skiing at Big Sky and Grand Targhee, and the snowmobiling was awesome. We drove up to the north entrance of Yellowstone and saw a bunch of bison and elk, and some antelope on the way. We also saw a mama moose and baby across the street at Henry's Lake. A couple of days before we left we saw two wolves out in the pasture almost at the end of the road before you get on 20. It was great. We loved every minute of our stay and we hate to go back home! We hope to return with the kids in the summer. Again, thanks!
This is a very cozy house to spend the holiday in. Neat, well decorated, beautiful view, and nice walk. Although we only stayed for two days, we really had a good time here. Felt completely relaxed as a holiday should be. Many thanks Bealls, for creating such a wonderful experience of Yellowstone staying. All the BEST! The Chens Family from Santa Clara & Ying Feng and son Marco from China
We absolutely loved the Lakeview Cabin! Beautiful view (Henry's Lake seen from the cabin - and of course the mountains). The cabin is located about 20 minutes from the West Yellowstone entrance to Yellowstone National Park (West Yellowstone, MT). The cabin is fully stocked with whatever you may need (except food of course), well kept, very clean, very comfortable. If we are ever in the area again, I would certainly rent this cabin again or recommend it to family and/or friends.
Thank you for a wonderful and cozy cabin, it was fun. We stayed for a week and went into Yellowstone National Park every day. It's beautiful and peaceful here. The beauty and splendor of Yellowstone is hard to explain, simply breathtaking. About every day we saw a buffalo. I loved the bunk beds, and rocking chairs in the living room. Great views every morning from window. I saw a fat chipmunk! Lol...this place is cool and nice. Enjoyed it all! Hope to come back soon, place is amazing. Thanks! P.S. No bears, I was disappointed in that.
Loved the cabin! It is just like the pictures show. No surprises. The location was a beautiful 20 minute drive from the West Yellowstone entrance. We looked forward each day after venturing into the Park to coming home to the Lakeside cabin. It was clean, comfortable and welcoming. Another couple joined us for the 5 day stay at the cabin. We fixed breakfast and dinner each day using the well stocked kitchen. The only appliance the kitchen lacked was a mixer. They even had a good supply of spices in the kitchen. The laundry room was a bonus , too. We used the wifi feature each night to stay in touch with business and family back home. The owners were polite and helpful when I called to ask about checking in and getting the keys. We were there mid-September and the autumn colors had already begun to pop on the hills all around us. We relaxed each evening on the deck watching the sunset and enjoyed morning coffee watching the lake area wake up. We recommend this as a good family cabin or as a place for a friendship reunion of two couples/families.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Lakeview Cabin! You are right. the deck is a great place to enjoy the views of Henry's Lake and the mountains of the Continental Divide during any time of the day or evening. We actually thought there was a mixer at the cabin already and we are glad you let us know that there isn't one. We are going to Lakeview Cabin next week and will make sure to bring one. We usually send access information to our guests after receipt of their final payment, but are happy to answer any additional questions about the cabin or the area. We appreciate your recommendation of our cabin as a good vacation home for families or friends. All are welcome!
Great little cabin for our family of 5. We came here to spend Thanksgiving together. We arrived in a snowstorm and roads in to Yellowstone were closed so we pretty much just cozied up in the cabin. Had a great time watching movies, playing games, and cooking and eating. We did venture over to the town of West Yellowstone one day and visited the Wolf and Bear Sanctuary there which was a lot of fun and a very easy drive. We were disappointed that there wasn't a fireplace, we just assumed there would be one. But looking at all the surrounding cabins and finding that none of them have fireplaces, it must be a regulation in this area. Not a huge deal, but just be aware. Kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. We had a few hiccups during our stay but the owners were very responsive to our phone calls and very helpful. We would stay here again.
We are really glad you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back any time! Just to clarify for prospective renters: there is no fireplace on any of the photos for this listing and we do not advertise that this cabin has a fireplace. So it's good to check for your "must have" amenities before booking.
What a terrific cabin in a great location. The view across the Henry’s Lake is beyond compare. We fished with two Trout Hunter guides who we’ve fished with for the past few years: Phil and Travis. They are the best - so enthusiastic and great teachers. Best luck was on the Madison with rushing water and lots of rainbows and browns! The water was warm for this time of year but they managed to keep us busy and happy. The last night we went to the West Yellowstone rodeo - so much fun and such a happy family thing to do - very close to the cabin. Favorite things about this house: - hearing the moo’s of the cattle upon the hills behind us - so clean and neat and easy to manage - cozy and comfy - everything we could possibly need was there Thank you for letting us stay here. PS: We went to West Yellowstone to go to the market to stock up only to discover you had ALL the extras like paper towels, soap, spices, etc. Thank you!
What a terrific cabin in a great location. The view across the Henry’s Lake is beyond compare. We fished with two Trout Hunter guides who we’ve fished with for the past few years: Phil and Travis. They are the best - so enthusiastic and great teachers. Best luck was on the Madison with rushing water and lots of rainbows and browns! The water was warm for this time of year but they managed to keep us busy and happy. The last night we went to the West Yellowstone rodeo - so much fun and such a happy family thing to do - very close to the cabin. Favorite things about this house: - hearing the moo’s of the cattle upon the hills behind us - so clean and neat and easy to manage - cozy and comfy - everything we could possibly need Thank you for letting us stay here. PS: We went to West Yellowstone to go to the market to stock up only to discover you had ALL the extras like paper towels, soap, spices, etc. Thank you!
We can't say enough about the beautiful cabin and it's location! We stayed for a week with my son, his wife and 3 young granddaughters. We spent much of our time in Yellowstone Park but what a pleasure every day after hiking, sightseeing and fighting traffic to return to this beautiful, quiet, well maintained and well stocked cabin. Air conditioned, a bunk room for the girls, wi-fi, TV, well stocked kitchen with many of the little things you need to prepare meals. And it was only a 14 mile drive to the West Yellowstone entrance! Also get to the Boondocks restaurant if you can. And I must not forget the great view especially early morns and evenings over Henry's lake.
We had a wonderful 2 1/2 week visit. Enjoyed Lakeview Cabin and the beautiful views. We saw lots of animals in the park including a grizzly bear and black bear. The location of the Lakeview cabin was perfect. You can head in any direction and have a wonderful day. But the best for me was a 15 minute drive to fly fish on the Madison where we caught trout. On Monday evening July 27 - cold rain changed to snow and accumulated on the mountain peaks. What a surprise!!! We truly had a wonderful stay. Hope to some day return. Once again thank you.
What an amazing place to call home while on vacation. You had EVERYTHING we needed. We have stayed a lot of places over the years but this was by far the best! So nice, well stocked and so clean. (Whoever decorated did a great job!) Thank you for a very memorable vacation!
We had an amazing time in this beautiful part of the country. We loved that the cabin was “stocked” with paper towels, TP, laundry detergent, etc. All we had to do is pick up food and settle in. The views are great and weather couldn’t be better. Yellowstone National Park was wonderful! The walk to Fairy Falls is worth it. Great food at Trout Hunter! The fire pit was wonderful as well. (Check the website prior to starting to check the fire hazard for Targhee). Our favorite, besides the singing cows, is the snowshoe rabbit (we call the white toed rabbit). He loves the yard and the flowers. Thank you for sharing your home. Sincerely~
Our stay was great! Very nice and everything was as advertised. All the beds were comfortable. Furniture was very comfortable. Kitchen was well stocked with cooking supplies. The market in West Yellowstone was very nice. The travel into Yellowstone was an easy drive and not far at all.
A group of 6 from Mississippi, North Carolina, and Michigan spent a wonderful week here chasing the wily trout. Cold frozen fingers, snow, and sleet. Freezing temperatures. Lots of fish, and good fellowship. This cabin/home is wonderful. We enjoyed it very much, and the Bealls were a pleasure to work with. Hope to come again. Cheers!
This was a great cabin in a great location. One of the best parts about it were how accommodating the owners were. We were able to extend our stay last minute with no hassle what so ever. They also shipped clothes that we had left behind back home for us. Overall, very clean, functional and everything worked well. What more can you ask for. Thanks!
Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful cabin! The views were amazing! Yellowstone was AWESOME! We saw a grizzly bear (from the car) and we named it Yogi. Also, we saw two black bears, a fox, a coyote, a mountain goat, lots of elk, and a bald eagle! It was truly spectacular and it was very nice to have a cozy cabin to come back to. THANK YOU! PS: The ground squirrels were SO CUTE. The bunnies you have are HUGE! (12 year old daughter) Thank you for such a well managed property. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Vicki B.
We stayed here 4 nights mid summer. The cabin was clean and we'll stocked. The yard was perfect for kids to play. Good location for driving into Yellowstone Park or West Yellowstone. Unfortunately the fishing in Henry's Lake was horrible and has been the past 2 years, according to a local. However the view was stunning. The cabin was comfortable and very quiet. If I ever come back to the area we would stay here again. It was a heat wave for the area but it cooled down nicely at night. We feel blessed to have been able to stay here!
Thanks so much for our lovely stay in Idaho! The cabin was the perfect respite after a day of hiking in Yellowstone. The cabin was exceptionally equipped with all the necessities. We really appreciated the spices, well stocked kitchen, bear spray, comfy deck furniture, and CD’s. Our favorite part of our day was enjoying morning coffee and evening happy hour on the deck - so relaxing! We ate most meals at the cabin, but did venture out one night to Boondocks in Island Park - cute little spot! Recommend but make sure they are open. Thanks again for such a wonderful stay! PS: we saw a lot of wildlife, unfortunately, not the illusive moose: 1) 1 grizzly 2) 2 bald eagles 3) a wolf 4) 2 jackrabbits 5) lots of elk 6) lots of bison
This cabin is aptly named with a gorgeous view of the entire Henry's Lake basin. The interior of the cabin is beautiful and well maintained, with high ceilings and breathtaking views everywhere you look. The views from the deck are fantastic. Four of us fly fisherman stayed here in early October and the accessibility to Henry's Lake, Hebgen Lake and the Yellowstone area are all just minutes away. Bruce and Magdalena are efficient and gracious hosts, and the entire experience here far exceeded our expectations. We plan to make a stay here at Lakeview Cabin a semi-annual event long into the future.
Well stocked cabin in a great location to West Yellowstone entrance, about 20 minutes away. Fantastic deck that overlooks the lake. We enjoyed having most of the spices to make our meals. Since we visited in mid October, the weather was cold and the heaters worked great. Didn't get to use the fire pit, but it was nice and big. The fish décor throughout the cabin was incredible! We look forward to our next visit.
We really enjoyed staying at this cabin! Our visit was too brief because it exceeded our expectations. The views are outstanding and stunning. The cabin was very comfortable, clean and organized and suited our needs perfectly, which was a quiet getaway from visiting Yellowstone (about 20 minutes from West park entrance, with exceptional scenery for the way in and out). The owners are prompt and helpful. A memorable experience.
We stayed in this cabin for 8 nights in July 2017. Magdelana and Bruce were very prompt in corresponding. The check directions, maps and other requested information was provided in details. The cabin is excellent! It has great views of Henry's Lake and mountains beyond. It is very well appointed with fire pit, nice grill, ample space for a family or two, bunk beds for kids, great amount of books on Yellowstone and Grand Tetons and surrounding areas and a nice full pantry. The cabin has a nice sized TV (that we did not use) and VCR with some movies. The spice rack was impressive - one could found all kinds of spices for cooking and grilling. Kitchen was well equipped, with nice views of the lake. It was very clean and well lit. If we are back in West Yellowstone, we would want to stay here!
Thank you for your positive review. I would like to correct a few inaccuracies, for the sake of prospective renters: This home is only 20-25 minutes from the west entrance of Yellowstone Park. (19 miles, with an average speed limit of 65 mph) However, on a busy summer day you may wait in a line once you get to the park entrance station, though there are several entrance booths. (I recommend driving to the park in the early morning during the busy summer months.) This home has 2 TVs and 2 DVD players (not a VCR, as stated). It also has a collection of DVDs for your use. Both TVs also have Dish Network satellite TV.
We enjoyed the time here and the fishing decor was absolutely over the top. Our family thoroughly enjoyed the cabin and views plus using the home as a launching pad for seeing Yellowstone up close and personal. The cabin is so comfortable, our week here felt like home. Thank you for accommodating our special request!
Wonderful cabin, in a beautiful setting. This house is stocked with everything you need, and extra of everything you need. We saw the milky way every night, lots of shooting stars, and drove down to Driggs, ID for the eclipse. Might be the best place I ever rented! Will look into your house in Mariposa for next summer. Thanks for everything!!!
Stayed 11 days, so much to see and do. When we first got there it was a bit smoggy from the wildfires. It took a few days to clear out and then we were able to see just how beautiful it is here. We spent most of our time in Yellowstone and the Teton area. Hiked a lot and saw some amazing views. Pretty impressive place to be!! The house was close enough but far enough to get away from the crowds. We enjoyed star gazing and the views from the deck while eating dinner. Having a grill was very helpful. We never got to use the fire pit bc of the nearby wildfires but we had plenty to do anyway. Would love to visit again
Thank you so much for your nice review. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes, the views from the deck are spectacular and we are glad the smog cleared up soon after your arrival. You are welcome back any time!
A wonderful time was had by all! My husband and I brought my parents here for a fun getaway and this cabin and its surroundings did not disappoint. Spent two full days in Yellowstone and took a day trip to Jackson Hole. On our "down" days, we watched movies, read books and took advantage of puzzles supplied in the cabinet. We had quite a bit of snow, but it actually enhanced the landscape. At times we would look out over the beautiful view, while drinking coffee, and it felt like we were inside a magical snow globe. This place truly felt like a home away from home. Everything was clean, well stocked and the cabin is the perfect distance from a variety of scenic destinations. Thank you much!
We have stayed here several times and will continue to come back. Beautifully furnished cabin with an outstanding view of the Henry's Lake basin. Convenient to all the outdoor attractions in the area, Yellowstone, Hebgen Lake and Henry's Lake. Had a wonderful time here.
We had such a wonderful time staying in this cute house with the most beautiful scenery all around. Only a 20 minutes drive to the Yellowstone west gate, we ventured to the park during the day with our picnic lunches and either dined in town for dinner or went back to the house and made dinner (full kitchen and grill). Ended a couple of our days at the small fire pit on the side yard making s’mores and heard wolves and coyotes in the distant mountains. Spectacular! Just doesn’t get any better than this!
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our Lakeview Cabin! We appreciate your kind words. October is a good time to visit because it's not that busy in Yellowstone Park and it's great hiking weather. You are welcome back any time!
Our family of 5 enjoyed the cabin—it was very home like feeling with extra beauty of the green majestic mountain and lake views. Yellowstone was not that far away and tourist shopping before entering the west entrance. Great restaurants as well.
My husband and I took our kids to Yellowstone for the first time. While we have stayed at many VRBO cabins/cottages in the past, this experience by far was the worst we have had! On our last night, we were tidying up the cabin. One of our kids was vacuuming in the living room and got too close to a blanket. The blanket got caught in the vacuum. The belt on the vacuum got stretched and we needed to replace it. I called the owners to see if they had a spare and the owner, Bruce, said to me "well, I guess you learned your lesson." I explained that our kids were not fooling around, they were simply doing the same cleaning that they are expected to do at home. He then told me that he would charge me to "have a brand new vacuum shipped in." I explained it was just a belt and charging us for a vacuum was a bit extreme. He didn't seem to listen. So, my husband went to town early on our check out day and bought TWO belts, one to fix it and one to leave as a spare in case this accident would happen to other guests in the future. Total cost... $3.99 for two belts...not the cost of whatever they were going to charge us for a cheap Hoover vacuum. When I called the owner back to let them know the vacuum was fixed, did he apologize for being so condescending when asking me if I had learned my lesson ???....No he did not. I explained that we paid a lot of money to stay there, and for him to talk down to me like that was inappropriate, when all we were trying to do was be respectful of their space. So, if you stay here, be ready for a long list of things to do upon checkout, like washing your bedding and towels. Be ready for ground squirrels everywhere, that poop on the sidewalks, deck, and are in the garage climbing on whatever supplies you keep in there. Be ready to stay in a residential community, not in a secluded mountain area. Be ready for the owners to talk down to you should ANYTHING go not as planned. Did I learn my lesson, YES!!! I will never be staying at any of their Yellowstone or Yosemite rentals ever again!
Lakeview Cabin is a very nice house in a beautiful location and has many wonderful reviews. This woman however, has decided to be punitive with her review. Here are the facts about the vacuum cleaner incident that upset her: She called me the night before their departure. (I live in California 1,000 miles away. This home is cared for by our Island Park cleaner and groundskeeper.) She said that one of her kids was using our (brand new 30-day old) vacuum cleaner and got a blanket stuck in it, causing it to jam and smoke and smell. She said her husband had unplugged it, dismantled it, checked the belt (which didn't seem to him to be the problem) and then put it back together. She said it still made a loud thumping noise when turned back on and didn't work well. I suggested that he take it apart again and put it back together more carefully because maybe the roller wasn't aligned correctly now, since she'd said the problem didn't seem to be the belt. I also said that since this vacuum cleaner was brand new and I could not come over myself to diagnose/fix the problem (1,000 miles away), and there were no repair shops within 50 miles, if they were not able to repair it so that it worked correctly I might have to buy a new one and have it sent to my cleaner and they could just keep the one they had damaged. I need a working vacuum. When he took it apart again and looked more closely they decided the belt was the problem. The next morning he bought a belt (comes in a package of 2) and when he installed it the vacuum worked OK again. So, however happy they may have been prior to this incident, their last evening and morning were stressful for them due to this issue. When I suggested that maybe it hadn't been wise to let her child use an unfamiliar vacuum cleaner in an unfamiliar home she became very angry with me (even though this child's damage to the vacuum cleaner had led to their entire unpleasant episode). Apparently her anger never abated and is in full display in this review. Here are some responses to her list of negatives: There is not a long list of things to do upon checkout. It's actually a short list, if people have time: loading the dishwasher and starting it, putting the trash in the bins in the garage, starting one load of laundry if possible. Nowhere do we ask anyone to vacuum any carpets. If there are ever any ground squirrels in the garage it is because you are leaving the overhead door open. There are no squirrels in the garage when I am there.
Overall very good. Speed ruts are a bit much. Hopefully there is a better long term solution.
I'm glad that you enjoyed the house and its beautiful location! I provide a sheet of TV instructions for both the living room TV and the bedroom TV, so people will know what inputs to use, how to switch back and forth between watching a DVD and watching satellite TV, etc. Please feel free to call me any time you are having difficulty following the instructions. I'm glad to help. This year the homeowner association decided to create some speed ruts in the gravel roads of the community. These help to get people to slow down. They are a similar idea to a speed bump, but are instead 4 inch depressions every so often. (This home is a few hundred yards from the paved highway. I think there are 3 or 4 speed ruts before you arrive at this house.) I'm sure it's effective for keeping speeds down, but I also think they are a bother and will vote against the ruts next time I get a chance. Traffic in the neighborhood is very sparse anyway, like one vehicle every 10 minutes. So I see no need for the speed ruts and have not noticed people speeding in the past.
This cabin was the perfect home away from home for two small families. The views were gorgeous and the location was great for exploring the Island Park area. The cabin provided all of the accommodations you would want and we were very appreciative of the A/C as our last day was very hot and smoky. We would definitely stay again!
Our family of 4 loved our choice for "home base" on our first trip out west. The "speed ruts" became a source of humor each morning as a wake up call for our Yellowstone adventure. Yellowstone's beauty and diverse landscape were overwhelming. From Old Faithful to the Lamar Valley, we criss-crossed the Park several times. We even squeezed a day trip to the splendor of the Grand Tetons. Our quest to see as much wildlife as possible was almost 100% complete. On our last day we tried to view a bear, but even with getting out before 5 am we were unsuccessful. We did see bison (go to Lamar Valley), moose, elk, pronghorn, coyote. The coyotes/wolf talked to each other while sitting on the cabin's porch. A wonderful trip, that allowed our family to strengthen our relationships. Enjoy your stay! Get up early and beat the crowds - worth it.
We love your cabin! I am crazy for mountains and rented it for the setting but the house itself exceeded my expectations. Very comfortable. After long days at Yellowstone, we sat on the deck for coctails and sunsets while we listened to the coyotes sing. When the sun sets it gets pretty chilly but that's alright because I was more than ready for Fall. Thanks for providing such a nice vacation rental.
Our family of 5 adults stayed in Lakeview Cabin for a week... and everything about it was perfect! The cabin itself is just enough space to accommodate everyone comfortably and is well stocked; we had everything we needed to make delicious dinners at home after a long day of exploring Yellowstone. All of us agreed - we couldn't have made a better choice. Do not hesitate to book this cabin! A couple of pointers: 1) For grocery shopping, head to West Yellowstone and the market that is on Madison Ave (called "Market Place"); it was definitely superior and the staff is super friendly. 2) Make sure you head into Yellowstone early... and know that if you are leaving the park between 4:30pm-6pm you *will* get stuck in a wildlife traffic jam between Madison jct and West Yellowstone, so plan accordingly. Again, this place is amazing! We hope to return some day. :-)
A/C needs fine tuning, BBQ grill needs gas. Don't try to eat at Bar N Ranch, they don't take outside guests for dinner. OVER ALL STAY WAS GREAT!!!
We are sorry that the A/C still had the cover for winter on it which was why it wasn't working properly. We will also make sure there are refills for the gas grill. Glad to hear you had a good time though! We appreciate the feedback.
What a lovely way to spend our Anniversary at the start of our stay. Before I even got into the house I called my daughter and tried to explain the beautiful lake and mountains in the front of the house and the vast land in the back facing another mountain. Then I walked into the house and was extremely happy to see that the pictures shown on the sight were spot on. The kitchen was well stocked. We have rented homes before and I never had a kitchen with so many spices and condiments. The beds were very comfortable. Great laundry room. Home was spotless. This is probably the nicest home we have rented during our trips to the National Parks. I’m glad we booked early. We didn’t want to leave. We had the added bonus of a garage. Oh and did I mention the beautiful deck off the living room and main bedroom. Had a cup of tea out there every morning. It was delightful watching the beautiful scenery. It never got old. It was just the 2 of us but the home can fit many more comfortably. I just can’t thank the owners enough for sharing this beautiful home and all the great amenities. I hope my review will encourage renters to place this home at the top of their list. You won’t be disappointed!!
Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our Lakeview Cabin. It's true, the views of the mountains and the lake from the cabin and the deck are magnificent. We do try to provide the best possible experience for our guests, so we are happy that we succeeded! You are welcome back any time!