Mountain Shangri-La - Private, Serene, Comfy & Stunning Site,
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- Minimum stay:3-4 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Dubois cabin description
Heavenly rendezvous for family, friends, and associates. Cozy, large (~2000 sq ft), all-wood cabin has open floor plan with three private bedrooms, futon, and spacious enclosed gear/mud room. Electric, wood-stove heat. On 60 mostly wooded acres, bordered by vacant parcels and Shoshone National Forest. End of road, partly fenced, no neighbors. Wildflowers riot spring to summer. A dozen road miles from artsy, historic Dubois, a mile from government-maintained road, 3 miles from Western-style restaurants.
Cabin nestles in the SW corner of a large, gently sloped meadow. Cabin meets forest on two sides. Elevation 8500 ft (2600m). The meadow underscores spiritual, panoramic views of Dunoir Valley, Ramshorn, Absarokas, and Painted Hills. Abundant and diverse wildlife, including large and small, furry or feathered. Sap-scented summer breeze keeps site cool/warm comfy night/day, and practically bug-free. Trails for hiking, horses, ATV, or to amble around the woods. Nearby streams and lakes for fishing; camping, outdoor sightseeing of all kinds.
Take a day drive to Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Parks (50 miles to Moran Junction), or to Jackson's swank shops and eateries. Or forget all that and hit the hammock! Fall hunting access, winter snowmobiling with world-class network of maintained trails, National Forest roads to cruise. Snowshoeing, trekking, or toe-toasting near the woodstove.
Cabin was built by a multi-millionaire who owned the mountainside and picked the best spot! Let this memory-maker start your love affair with one of America's premier vacation venues in Wyoming's Wind River Mountains. Owner offers friendly service and rates to help you feel good about returning year after year.
Keywords: Cabin, Mountain, Meadow, Woods, Secluded
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 6-11
- Each bedroom has at least one set of drawers and a closet.
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
If you like to cook, you'll appreciate what's here. Two electric clam-style grills, electric lidded griddle/cooker, blender, juicer, slow cooker, popcorn maker, and more. Inquire for specific items....moreless
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Coffee Maker:
- Pantry Items:
- Wood Stove:
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- DVD Player:
- Video Library:
- Music Library:
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Water View
- Mountain View
- Mountain Biking
- Wildlife Viewing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Camping, Target Shooting, Snow Shoeing
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Peaceful Vacation Retreat
Peaceful Vacation Retreat
Thank you so much for opening your home to us! We had a wonderful vacation last week. The cabin was everything we had hoped for, and so much more - the views are truly spectacular, a slice of heaven on earth. Our family of 4 was very comfortable and the cabin was well stocked with all necessities. We had the most fun renting a 4 seater ATV at Crooked Creek and went exploring in the Shoshone National Forrest. The trail system was so much more extensive then we could've imagined. We loved the wildflowers and the wildlife!! We saw elk, mule deer and and a herd of antelope. In fact, we had so much fun, we rented another ATV a few days later, and did some more exploring! Also enjoyed hiking the Shoshone Forrest trails behind the cabin. The Cowboy Cafe and Crooked Creek restaurants were great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We enjoyed shopping the shops in DuBois. Took a day trip to the Tetons, also visited Sinks State Park outside Lander and had a lakeside picnic. Ventured into the Bighorn Sheep reserve and drove to Torrey Lake. We definitely will be coming back to the DuBois area - our new favorite place!
- Guest The Donner Family (Delafield, Wisconsin)
- Date of stay 06/29/13
- Review Submitted 07/09/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers, pet owners, families with young children.
The title can sum up the entire experience! Myself and a few buddies chose this location for a snowmobiling trip just prior to the new year. We had never stayed here before and weren't sure what to expect but not only did it meet our expectations, it exceeded them. We were able to snowmobile to one of the area's major trail heads right from the cabin (less than 10 minute ride). There are two great resorts nearby for those that want to go out and eat or get drinks. The winter trip is an adventure in itself due to the location but we loved it! This location offers a great "un-plugged" getaway as cell service was spotty (which was awesome haha). I highly recommend this trip/location to all looking for a getaway. The best part is Frank. His thoroughness on maps and details was very important to us since everything was new to us as we had never stayed there before.It made the trip very comfortable, sometimes a getaway can be stressful because of the new terrain but that was not the case with Frank's guidance. Thanks again Frank for everything, we will be back :)
- Guest Grant (Big Lake, MN)
- Date of stay 12/26/12
- Review Submitted 01/15/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: This review really makes me feel good. I try to give everyone who stays at Mountain Shangri-La the sort of thoughtful, personal consideration any of us appreciates as a family visitor or house guest. By doing so, I hope to provide additional value to discerning travelers who appreciate this approach. It's rewarding to receive this kind of feedback. As the review makes clear, Mountain Shangri-La offers superb winter adventure to snowmobilers and other snow people. It's a 4 season getaway in a majestic, secluded setting. It's close to wilderness, wildlife, and national forests and parks. It's where friends and families explore and develop connections--with Nature, and with each other.
Amazing views & as relaxing as it gets
Amazing views & as relaxing as it gets
Took 7 of us for our annual leadership staff retreat and loved it. Enjoyed relaxing time by the fire, good times exploring the 60 or so acres and surrounding national forest. Fall colors were great. Loved the big dinner table for a bunch of hungry, steak-eating guys. And the view is unbeatable. Oh, and be ready for a hip style in the house. Loved it! Thanks Frank!
- Guest Eric (United States)
- Date of stay 09/21/12
- Review Submitted 09/26/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Truly a shangri-la!!
Truly a shangri-la!!
"Earthly paradise" was our first thought upon arriving to the cabin. Our family makes the trek across country every summer to Dubois for our vacation. We have already established wonderful memories of previous trips. However, this trip was by far our favorite, and it had everything to do with staying in this home. The cabin comes with all the conveniences that a family will need...including lots of friendly little critters (of the furry variety, not the creepy ones). Our kids especially enjoyed the chipmunks! Mountain Shangri-La cabin is as much a part of the western mountain experience as the Dubois rodeo, trout fishing in the Wind River, and grilling buffalo burgers with the Absaroka's as your backdrop. I have a feeling we have found our "paradise" at last! I am sure we will be returning again and again! Thank you Frank, for sharing it with us!
- Guest Carl & Stephanie (United States)
- Date of stay 07/31/12
- Review Submitted 09/18/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with young children.
Enjoyable Stay at Mountain Shangri-La
Enjoyable Stay at Mountain Shangri-La
MS-L is a great place to stay which I highly recommend. The property description accurately reflected the location and the cabin. The cabin is quite roomy with an open dining-great room- kitchen concept which is clean and well maintained. A problem with water flow was promptly solved by the owner. I appreciated the quick response. The selling point for me was the view from the front patio. The Pinnacles, the Ramshorn, the Wind River Valley, Coffin Butte, and the escarpment of the Wiggins Fork Canyon are all within view - quite stunning. I will happily return for a future stay.
- Guest Mike (Laguna Vista, TX U.S.A.)
- Date of stay 08/27/12
- Review Submitted 09/08/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with young children.
We spent 10 days at Mountain Shangri-la in august 2012.we were in the area for the hiking/fishing/wildlife viewing and were not disappointed. We found more beautiful mountain streams to explore than we had time for and are eager to go back for more. Lots of opportunities to get away from it all including humanity in case you’re overloaded after a day in Yellowstone. Saw lots of wildlife, everything but grizzly, we’re pleased to report. This goes for the meadow/front yard at Frank’s wonderful home with the resident fox putting on a show for us in the early evening. A truly great place to stay in magnificent country,very comfortable, with everything that we needed or wanted provided. You’ll never find a better view. We recommend Mountain Shangri-La highly and the bear-awareness lesson at the ranger station in dubois as well. We’ll be back.
- Guest nature lovers (midwest)
- Date of stay 08/17/12
- Review Submitted 09/07/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with young children.
We had a great time staying at the cabin! The view is fabulous! We got up early to watch the sunrise above the mountains! It was farther away from Yellowstone then we expected, so we did a lot of driving. I thought there were washer and dryer facilities, but there weren't. Could have been I overlooked that. There is only 1 shower, which was fine too, just thought there were two. It was clean and had everything you would need to be able to cook dinners. The owner was very nice and takes pride in his cabin!
- Guest Chari (Oshkosh, WI)
- Date of stay 07/25/12
- Review Submitted 08/26/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.
Owner response: If you're a prospective guest, please review Mountain Shangri-La's listed features and location before booking your stay. I'm glad to provide information about these items, and can suggest estimated driving times and distances, routes, area attractions and activities upon request.
A remarkably excellent experience!
A remarkably excellent experience!
There were 6 of us including 2 teens plus a 3 year old boy and this was an absolutely perfect location for us. There are other places around but this was completely secluded, a perfect place for a family get together because it is still close enough to town to pick things up ( just remember, things close early!). The house is big with and open dining, kitchen and living area so you can easily visit with each other and spend time together. Frank keeps everything that you would need at the house...extra's and unexpected things. There is a little book with directions to everything you need to know how to work, and Frank even called to make sure we arrived safely and make sure everything was working fine, even offered to stop by and help if we needed anything! Everything was clean and inviting. The cabin was also close to ATV rentals (Crooked Creek was wonderful to us) lots of trails, not busy, and the fishing was fantastic. Mosquito's were few and the VIEW was unsurpassed, we traveled a lot on the ATV and didn't find a better vantage point than out our front door! Oh and every night was a different sunset, every morning a beautiful sunrise...you can see both from the cabin or right out the door. Truly inspirational wished we could have stayed longer!
- Guest Saaks5 (Thornton, Colorado)
- Date of stay 07/05/12
- Review Submitted 07/13/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway.
What a view!
What a view!
We arrived late at night, in the dark, and awoke to the most amazing view. Coming from the East, it was quite a thrill to be able to see forever. We had a great time, just hanging out at the cabin, but also made day trips to Dubois and the Shoshone National Forest. Dubois is great place to get a feel for the West. We went to the Friday night rodeo and had a blast. The cabin is very well stocked with dishes, blankets, firewood (which might want to use, even in August), towels, etc - everything you need, except the food. If you stock up with groceries before arriving you could be very happy just staying at the cabin and relaxing. Or you can make day trips to see the wonderful sights. My family of five gave me thumbs up on this place, and I can strongly recommend it.
- Guest nh_oly (New Hampshire)
- Date of stay 08/11/11
- Review Submitted 08/21/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers.
Late July, 2011
Late July, 2011
Stayed with a group of nine - four adults, nine kids. Plenty of room. The home is unique, spacious, well equipped. We grilled and cooked in, played games, enjoyed the amazing views and scouted the area for wildlife. The drive to the house is challenging, but the pay off was worth it. Actually had a deer lead us in on our drive up the mountain! Used it as a base for trips to Grand Tetons Na. Park and Yellowstone - they were a little further than we expected. Really enjoyed the Hatchet resort on the way to and from - excellent food.
- Guest gbeach (Columbia, SC)
- Date of stay 07/28/11
- Review Submitted 08/16/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with young children.
Owner response: Of course all adults are "kids at heart". This party totalled nine individuals. Glad to have helped the two arms of this family-from two widely separated states and region--to embrace each other and what Mountain Shangri-La has to offer.
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3 night min stay
Dec 1 - Apr 30
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
For winter-spring reservations (December through April) please add $20 per person per day for each person in excess of six people in your party. Example: a party of 8 would pay an additional $40 per day ($20 for each person more than six in the party).
- cleaning: $150
- Taxes Included
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- Nearest Airport: Jackson Hole (JAC), Wyoming at 72 Miles
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: I lived in many US states and worked as a laboratory researcher until 1994, when I became primary caregiver for two infant daughters and moved to Wyoming. I'm now a 'subsistence educator' and part-time forester. I regularly visit Mountain Shangri-La to savor its splendors, connect with Nature, and grow closer to loved ones.
Why the Owner Chose Dubois:
During the mid-90s, I visited half a dozen Wyoming communities within a few hours drive from my residence in Rock Springs. Dubois is a jewel that retains its rustic, creative, and individual charms. The surrounding mountains, badlands, and river systems form an irresistible draw. Since then, land and property values have risen sharply, but my place there is buffered by its location and land ownership in the area. This property is the second one I've owned in the Union Pass area.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Lots of places have 'views'. This place offers incomparable 'visual experiences'. A kaleidoscope of rugged peaks, verdant valleys, painted badlands, and monumental swathes of forest presents everchanging perspectives as weather and lighting continually turn the dial to display unique new panoramas. Another benefit is that the property is secluded and private. No nearby neighbors, and no drive through traffic. It is expansive. It borders the Shoshone National Forest, so you can roam forever. Wildlife abounds, with elk, deer, and moose making appearances in the large meadow in front of the cabin, and all manner of song birds and other mammals spending time within sight of the place through much of the year. Finally, the cabin has lots of Western charm and an eclectic library for PC-weary readers who want to savor the vanishing luxury of dozing in a hammock with a book at hand.
- Primary: +33 68-99-00-192 +6hrs relative to US EST
Cabin, part of its 60 acres next to Shoshone Nat'l Forest. Privacy, space.
Cabin view north toward The Ramshorn and Dunoir Valley.
Typical winter's dawn from cabin.
Western relaxed, interesting, open floor plan. Great for mixing and milling.
Main room, spacious and inviting.
High efficiency woodstove in native stone.
Large, quiet master bedroom supports restful, comfortable sleep.
'Badlands' and painted hills as seen from property.
Mother grouse parades her young.
Boughs gently loaded.
Solid D-log construction, salvaged courthouse doors, spacious mudroom.
Floral symphony across cabin meadow each summer.
Elk fawn waits for mother at Mountain Shangri-La.
Painted Hills Badlands seen from Mountain Shangri-La.
Beats LCD flatscreen any day
Handmade furnishings, trophies, and curios.
One of three bedrooms.
Kitchen loaded with utensils, tools, and supplies.
Winter moose chilling out.
green 'mousetails' identify these developing cones as Douglas fir.
Cross paths with many varieties of birds, butterflies, and flowers here.
Early summer native.
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