"My husband and I enjoyed our stay very much. The cabin is very comfortable and extremely well-equipped. The owner was gracious and helpful when I spoke to him on the telephone before our stay. We enjoyed hanging out on the upstairs deck, enjoying the view and the sunshine. We made good use of the fire pit and appreciate that there was plenty of good, dry firewood. The place was immaculately clean and we had everything we needed to cook our meals.
It was just the two of us, but the cabin is really well set up for a larger group, the upstairs has an enclosed bedroom and five additional beds for two, with curtains to add privacy. The large upstairs bathroom does not have a shower, but the deep tub and handheld sprayer served the same function. We found the first floor bedroom comfortable. There are linens are good quality and plentiful, and dishes to accommodate a crowd, and a nice big dining table for meals and games.
We love to visit Island Park, others have mentioned Mesa Falls and Yellowstone. Big Springs is wonderful, and there are great trails at Harriman SP.
We do have some suggestions. The front porch roof is quite low, my 6'3" husband bonked his head a couple of times. Perhaps there is a way to provide a visual warning to assure tall people remember to duck. The stairs to the second floor are very narrow--so much so they don't allow for a banister. They are not unsafe, but might not work for some guests. Finally, it may be time to update the outdoor furniture. The decks are delightful and we spent hours enjoying them, sturdier (non-splintery) chairs and a small table for lunch or a card game would have been most welcome.
The description of the property says it is "peaceful" despite its proximity to Highway 20. I was unhappy to find that this is not the case. Traffic noise was omnipresent. The cabin sits quite close to the road and well below it, which accentuates the noise from trucks and cars. Traffic was heavy all day and late into the evening. For some visitors, the convenient location might likely offset this annoyance, but our preference would be for a more secluded and quiet location.
We would recommend the cabin, particularly to larger groups, with the caveat that there is the traffic noise to put up with. The location is terrific for easy access to all the things to do and see in the Island Park area. Given our personal preferences, we will likely opt for a more secluded spot next time we visit Island Park."
Guest: A guest from Boise, Idhao
Date of Stay: September 2015
Review Submitted: September 29, 2015