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Recreational Retreat in Mountains of Beautiful East Idaho

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Aspen Hills Retreat surrounded by forest of Aspen and Pine.

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Last updated: 09/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Swan Valley house description

Relax on the over-size deck and drink in the natural and scenic mountain beauty of East Idaho! The stunning views from every angle will give you an incredible wilderness experience! The peace and seclusion of the setting fill a dream for many visitors, to feel as one with nature. Surrounded by Aspen and Pine trees, the Retreat sits on a hill overlooking pastures and fields. Wildlife often come out of their protective habitat to roam the area, giving we humans a wonderful glimpse of nature and forest animals as they should live.

The beauty of this area is the perfect place for your getaway, whether it be a family vacation, reunion, friends or business group, fly fishing buddies, wedding, romantic honeymoon or anniversary...anyone who would like to experience the beauty and peace of this secluded property. No neighbors for a 'country mile'!

The kitchen sports a skylight with gas stove, microwave, refrigerator more than ample cupboard space, and central island. 2 bathrooms and washer/dryer area.
Aspen Hills Retreat offers 3 queen beds and 1 set of bunk beds, sleeping in beds for 8. We also provide one queen and 4 twin air mattresses, plus room for sleeping bags on the floor. The 1500 sq/ft deck is the perfect place to relax and enjoy nature, the sounds and scenery of the mountains, and breathing the crisp, clean air . Thousands of stars fill the skies at night.

The large lawn offers plenty of room for camping in tents, campers and RV's (no hookups). The large Quonset hut behind the Retreat has a cement floor, electricity for night meals/meetings, tables and chairs...a perfect place to feed a group, in the shade and out of the weather.

This secluded area can accommodate large groups for reunions, weddings and other large gatherings.
Large group rates are available on our website.

Hiking trails wind up behind the retreat, giving a dramatic view of the landscape where the famed Snake River winds through Swan Valley.

Another scenic trail is Cress Creek Nature Trail, about 15 minutes away. Heise Hot Springs is home to natural hot springs and has 3 different pools, each with different temperatures, and a 350 ft slide. A new Zip Line is now available for the very adventurous!

Golf courses, plus a fun miniature golf course at 7N ranch, by Heise, and trailriding, just a mile away, at Granite Creek Guest Ranch...activities for all ages within minutes.

Blue ribbon Cutthroat trout Fly Fishing on the Snake River is just 3 miles to the Conant Boat Dock and in various areas through the Swan Valley are. Fishing, boating, water skiing can be found at either Palisades or Ririe Reservoirs, both about 20 minutes away. Plenty of room at Aspen Hills to park your boats or trailers with 4-wheelers.

East Idaho is truly a Vacationer's Paradise in the mountains!
Yellowstone Park and Grand Teton National Parks are both close, with a new 'super side trip' - the Yellowstone-Grand Teton Loop of 262 miles, crossing into all three states that border Yellowstone Park...a fantastic scenic drive!


Keywords: Vacation home, cabin, mountain location, reunions, retreat, Aspens, Pine trees, vacation rental, Swan Valley, Idaho, Jackson Hole, Yellowstone Park, fly fishing, skiing,

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25-30. ...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Perfect for children! Playground by the pine trees....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Pets can be on property, just not inside the house or garage....moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            Outside or in own vehicle...moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 8-15

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Room for baby bed, private bath, walk-in closet, dresser....moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Large closet, window onto deck/view, shared bathroom....moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            Large walk-in closet, shared bathroom, window with view....moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 bunk bed

            Shared bathroom, window with view, large dresser....moreless

          • Other (See Description): 1 queen, 4 twin/ single

            Air mattresses available - room on large living area floor....moreless

          • 3 Queen size Beds in 3 rooms, 1 set bunkbeds in 4th room, 1 Queen air mattress, 4 Twin air mattresses...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Small, close to two bedrooms....moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            Window, ceiling light, large mirrow, close to 2 bedrooms....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • See website: www.swanvalleyretreat.com for additional tourist activities in the area. Facility can be used for reunions, weddings, groups wanting an outdoor adventure with beautiful scenery, clean air, starry skies at night, wildlife and nature in abundance....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Foosball

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Miniature Golf
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Hunting
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Dining area open to kitchen, window with view, 8 chairs, wooden bench along wall....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Furnace has cooling and heating features. Not air conditioning. Usually not needed when windows are open...large fans available....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Electric clothes dryer available....moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    Lovely rock fireplace between dining area and living room. Electric fire/logs at present. ...moreless

                  • Garage:

                    Not used for cars...has table games and room for setting up tables/chairs for meals for groups....moreless

                  • Heating:

                    Electric heat....moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Towels, wash cloths, sheets, extra blankets in linen closet....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Large couch arrangement, large screen for videos/dvd's. Door opens onto deck....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Plenty of parking for cars, rv's, pickups and trailers with boats & 4-wheelers. ...moreless

                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    No hookups, but plenty of room to park recreational vehicles....moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    Electric washer for larger than average loads available....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Easy connecting to wireless internet....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Counter Coffee Pot...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Miscellaneous pots/pans, electric griddle, electric mixer, blender....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Ceramic setting for 8+, melamine set for 20. Bowls, cooking pans, silverware, knives....moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    Electric dishwasher...moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    Skylight, many cupboards and counter space, gas stove, refrigerator...moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    Electric microwave over gas stove/oven...moreless

                  • Oven:

                    Gas oven...moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Combination fridge/top freezer in kitchen, all refrigerator attached garage, extra older combination side by side in garage for extra refrigeration....moreless

                  • Stove:

                    4 burners/gas...moreless

                  • Toaster:

                    Counter toaster...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Large lawn for lawn games. Playground for children. Swing set, climbing dome, 2 story playhouse with climbing wall and slide. Horseshoe pits. Quonset hut with electricity/lights, cement floor....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Stored in garage...is moved outside on cement for cooking. ...moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Jetted Tub
                       

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                      Fall/Winter
                      Sep 5 - May 27, 2015
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                      $200
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                      2 night min stay
                      $250
                      $1,200 $4,800
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Tax Rate 8%

                      Notes:

                      30% Deposit required to hold reservation. Balance to be paid upon arrival. Refundable Damage Deposit paid upon arrival. If cleaning services are expected, payment will be added to balance and paid upon arrival. We accept checks, cashiers checks, and cash. At this time we do not accept credit cards.


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                      Last updated: 09/04/2014
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                      Location

                      Island Park with Big Springs and Johnny Sack Cabin, Upper and Lower Mesa Falls near Yellowstone Park & Grand Teton National Park, 4-wheeling trails/snowmobile trails up Falls Creek and other areas close by.

                      Float/Fishing trips down the Snake River...Home base for Blue Ribbon Cutthroat Trout Fishing, Conant Valley boat dock within 3 miles. Cress Creek Nature Trail, Palisades Reservoir and Ririe Reservoir, swimming at Heise Hot Springs which is heated with natural hot springs, cool pool with 350 ft. water slide and new Zip Line, Idaho Falls with shopping centers, LDS Temple Visitors Center with Greenbelt around Snake River, Museum of Idaho, Tautphus Park & Zoo, water Park in Rexburg and BYU-Idaho College Campus, Craters of the Moon National Park.

                      We have added Aspen Hills Retreat Campground just down the road, for family reunions, weddings, large groups...on a private forest meadow with camping areas for 50 to 150+ campers. Wonderful natural setting to make memories with your family!

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1998

                      About the owner: Carl and Nessie Zitlau are long-time farmers/ranchers of this property.

                      Why the Owner Chose Swan Valley:
                      The land adjacent to Granite Creek Ranch became available some years ago and now our cattle herd grazes the fields. We saw an opportunity to share the beauty of this exceptional 'corner of the world' with others, so are opening up the Aspen Hills Retreat to families and other groups for their vacations, retreats and reunions.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Peace and quiet, clean, fresh air to breathe, and beautiful mountain scenery at Aspen Hills Retreat - no one else for a country mile. 2 hours south of the west entrance into Yellowstone National Park, 1 hour west of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. South Fork of the Snake River, world-class fly fishing...Conant Valley Boat Dock only 3 hours from Retreat. 4-Wheeling and Snowmobile trails within 5 miles. Idaho Falls, Idaho is only a 50 minute drive (Pop. 50,000) with Museum of Idaho. The Idaho Falls Temple and Visitors Center, and a Greenbelt around the Snake River are landmarks of the city. Heise Hot Springs Resort with 2 cool pools and 350 ft slide, and a natural hot pool entertain everyone in the family. A new Zip Line has been installed on their mountain. Yellowstone Bear World - a drive-thru bear and wildlife park is a 35 minute drive. A 'home-base' for many activities a short distance from the Retreat: Palisades Reservoir and Ririe Reservoir are 30 minute drives for boating and fishing. The famed South Fork of the Snake River with world-class fly fishing is just a short 3 mile drive, plenty of space for parking your boats. Other nearby activities can be found on the websit


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                      • Aspen Hills Retreat surrounded by forest of Aspen and Pine.

                        Aspen Hills Retreat surrounded by forest of Aspen and Pine.

                      • Large Kitchen with Skylight - great for entertaining

                        Large Kitchen with Skylight - great for entertaining

                      • Master Bedroom and master bath with jetted tub, large closet with mirrors

                        Master Bedroom and master bath with jetted tub, large closet with mirrors

                      • Oversized deck (1200 sq ft) gives plenty of space to relax and share the view

                        Oversized deck (1200 sq ft) gives plenty of space to relax and share the view

                      • Looking NE along deck

                        Looking NE along deck

                      • Aspen Hills Retreat from road below...surrounded by a beautiful forest

                        Aspen Hills Retreat from road below...surrounded by a beautiful forest

                      • Bunk Room...very comfortable mattresses and a lovely view

                        Bunk Room...very comfortable mattresses and a lovely view

                      • View of Aspen Hills from across valley

                        View of Aspen Hills from across valley

                      • Roomy Living Room with Large Couch, plenty of seating, door opens onto deck

                        Roomy Living Room with Large Couch, plenty of seating, door opens onto deck

                      • Rock fireplace separates living room  from dining room, opens to kitchen

                        Rock fireplace separates living room from dining room, opens to kitchen

                      • Wildlife bedroom with queen bed - one of many beautiful views from the window

                        Wildlife bedroom with queen bed - one of many beautiful views from the window

                      • Rear view of Aspen Hills Retreat, showing garages and parking area

                        Rear view of Aspen Hills Retreat, showing garages and parking area

                      • Our 'Piece of Heaven' to share with you...beauty everywhere

                        Our 'Piece of Heaven' to share with you...beauty everywhere

                      • Cowboy Bedroom...each bedroom has a large walk-in closet and a view

                        Cowboy Bedroom...each bedroom has a large walk-in closet and a view

                      • Parking area - wildlife often seen walking out of the trees in this area

                        Parking area - wildlife often seen walking out of the trees in this area

                      • Watching the fire pit from the deck...serenity and peace abound

                        Watching the fire pit from the deck...serenity and peace abound

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                      Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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                      4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 15

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                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated 09/04/2014
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