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Secluded Cabin-in-the-Woods near Henry's Lake Close to Yellowstone Park!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,617 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Located just 23 miles west of West Yellowstone in Island Park, Idaho, Mountain Lake Cabin sits on a half acre property, nestled between fir trees and aspens, and bordered by Targhee National Forest. From the cabin you can see a glimpse of Henry's Lake, surrounded by towering mountains forming the Continental Divide. Mountain Lake Cabin, built in 2003, is the perfect home base for exploration of the Yellowstone and Teton National Parks. Fish Henry's Lake, a world renowned fishing destination, from the public access only a half mile from the house. WiFi is available for the use of our guests. The cabin is supplied well - we provide linens and towels, a hair dryer, all paper goods, hand soaps, dishwashing soaps, laundry soap, shower gel, trash can liners, etc. An incredibly well supplied kitchen.The comfort of our guests is important to us!

This 1617 sq. ft. two-story 3 bedroom/2 bath year-round vacation home has a large loft and sleeps 10 comfortably. It is fully equipped and tastefully furnished. The Great Room has floor to ceiling windows, and the log staircase and vertical logs supporting the cathedral ceiling add to the rustic charm of this lovely mountain home. The alluring view draws your eyes outward through quaking aspens and pines, and to the rising mountains that form the Continental Divide to the North.

It was here in 1805 that the Lewis and Clark expedition looked for a passage over the Divide to link the Missouri River to the Columbia River and down to the Pacific Ocean.

Knotty pine tongue and groove walls and ceilings, custom pine plank flooring, slate tiles, and plush wall-to-wall carpet create a cozy and rustic atmosphere in the cabin. Comfortable furnishings welcome you to a very relaxing experience! A fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar and stools opens onto the Great Room with two comfortable leather couches, a recliner, a rocking chair and a corner cast iron gas stove backed by a tall wall of smooth river rock.

The master bedroom with its log bed and full bath is right down the hall. The master bathroom has a bath/shower combination. In the rear of the cabin is a large mudroom, that has a washer and a dryer and a door to the rear deck. The rear deck is very private and looks out over the adjoining Targhee National Forest that rises to the heights of Sawtelle Mountain. To the side of the cabin in the rear is a fire pit, where you can gather to roast marshmallows, share the day's activities and reminisce...

Up the log stairs is a large loft, with a queen size pullout couch and an over-stuffed chair with ottoman. It is a cozy place to talk, read, or watch movies on DVD or satellite TV. There are two upstairs bedrooms; one with a queen bed, and the other with a full size bunk bed and a twin trundle. The upstairs bathroom has a shower. Up a log ladder tucked under apex of the cathedral ceiling is an eagle’s nest loft. Your children will love to play there!

Out front the extensive redwood deck with its log railing looks offers views of aspens and pine trees, which creates a great sense of seclusion. Look forward to casual meals and BBQs here, as you enjoy the view and the sound of the quaking aspens.

Depending on the season, fishing, snowmobiling, boating, white water rafting, water skiing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, golfing, sledding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are all available in Island Park and neighboring West Yellowstone. You can literally snowmobile from the cabin onto trails that connect with groomed trails down the road in Henry’s Lake State Park, or into West Yellowstone and further into Idaho. You could also try the groomed trails at Big Springs (drive south on Highway 20 and take a left at Mack's Inn). There are also great opportunities for cross-country skiing - drive south on Highway 20 to Harriman State Park and enjoy the peace and quiet there. Or go to the world-famous RendezVous Ski trails in West Yellowstone and visit during the yearly Ski Festival around Thanksgiving, or take part in the yearly RendezVous Ski Races in March.

Back country skiing can be had right from the house. Ski up the foothills of Sawtelle Peak from the back door!

The fishing in Henry’s Lake and surrounding streams is a trout angler's dream and this area is a world-renowned fishery. The lake is home to the 'Henry's Lake 'Lunker,' a cutthroat-rainbow hybrid that can easily weigh up to 10 pounds. The lake also offers an abundance of brook, rainbow, and native cutthroat trout. The Henry's Fork of the Snake River flows out of the lake and winds its way through Harriman State Park to Ashton. This stretch of clear mountain water is acclaimed by fly-fishing enthusiasts as the 'best trout fishing stream in the U.S.'

Henry's Lake State Park on the southeast corner of the lake encompasses three unique ecosystems including the lake, wetlands and sagebrush steppe. Moose and antelope are a common sight and wildflowers bloom throughout the season. The 3-mile Aspen Loop Nature Trail is open to hikers and bikers.

High Mountain Adventures across from the Island Park Resort off of Highway 20 rents kayaks, canoes, rafts, tubes, 4-wheelers and mountain bikes. Or rent your snowmobile there during the winter. Spend a day on Henry's Lake in kayak or canoe as you enjoy the peace and quiet amidst the mountains of the Continental Divide.

Mountain Lake Cabin is within easy driving distance of Yellowstone Park, Red Rock National Wildlife Refuge, Mesa Falls Scenic Byway, Harriman State Park, Quake Lake, and the old mining town of Virginia City, Montana. If you're looking for a rich and authentic western experience in quiet and beautiful surroundings, with easy access to Yellowstone Park, you're sure to enjoy your stay at Mountain Lake Cabin!

Keywords: Cabin, 1617 Square Foot, cabin in the woods, close to Henry's Lake, secluded location, close to Yellowstone Park, wildlife, close to West Yellowstone, horseback riding, rodeo nearby, fly fishing, hiking, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, back country skiing, fishing

More Details

Property Manager
Magdalena Beall
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Magdalena Beall

Magdalena and Bruce Beall, the managers: we have been managing Mountain Lake Cabin for quite a few years now and it's been a rewarding experience dealing with such an attractive cabin in a beautiful location. We love it!

Caroline and Jasper Buchbauer, the owners: We purchased the home in 2013 and are excited to share this wonderful area with our guests. We live in Bozeman, Montana and have come to the Centennial area for years to enjoy the great hunting and fishing opportunities in both Idaho and Montana. We hope to share this home with our family and friends for decades to come! Please contact our managers Bruce and Magdalena for reservations. They are experienced and knowledgeable and an invaluable resource for booking and area questions.

Magdalena Beall purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Magdalena Beall chose Island Park

We bought our vacation home because we love the area so much and we use it year round.

We can enjoy the hunting, fishing and skiing opportunities in Idaho and its only a short drive to Montana as well.

What makes this cabin unique

We enjoy visiting Yellowstone, the Tetons and other parks nearby.

The elk hunting in this area is unsurpassed.

In the winter we enjoy cross-country skiing in Yellowstone Park along the river and snow shoeing through the open National Forest lands behind our house.

In the summer we enjoy horseback riding, hiking and fishing in the area.

We enjoy the comfortable atmosphere of our home, we love just being there to take a vacation.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Mountain Lake Cabin is a vacation home that changed owners in February 2007. We hope that you, new guests, will leave your comments about your stay at Mountain Lake Cabin in this online guest book. There is nothing like unbiased comments from previous guests to inspire new inquirers to book. And future guests will get ideas about what fun things to do in the area.

Bruce and Magdalena Beall are the managers of this vacation home. If you'd like to reach us for more information, please call 208-558-1988 or 208-520-0480.
Feb 2007
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Island Park Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1617 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1--ground floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , There is a brand new queen size sleeper sofa in the loft.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , The third bedroom has a full size bunk bed plus twin trundle
  • There is a playpen/crib as well as a highchair and booster seat. The loft has a queen size sleeper couch.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 9 garden chairs
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor Firepit, Adjoins National Forest, Near Meadow View Horse Ranch where you can enjoy rodeos and BBQ dinners. The cabin has two hair dryers for your use.


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Secluded Cabin-in-the-Woods near Henry's Lake Close to Yellowstone Park!
average rating of 4.9671054 based on 162 reviews
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

October 13th - October 17th, 2007

First, we would like to graciously thank Magdalena, rental manager, for all of her excellent and timely communication with us as we prepared to travel here from Oregon! She was so patient and always ready to help with whatever questions we had which made our trip and our arrival here so wonderful! Thank you Magdalena! To the owners, Karl and Betsy: May I tell you that your beautiful cabin is so wonderfully well-equipped, stocked, and clean that I really did not even have to make a run to the grocery store for items like paper products, or plastic storage bags! Even a crock pot and every utensil/cooking item needed for those meals we cooked here - spices, even the condiments!

Another excellent thing we enjoyed was how comfortable the beds and all the furnishings were. All of my family suffers terribly from dust mite allergies and so we are usually not very comfortable in rental homes because they do not clean well for dust in furnishings, bedding, etc. We had no such problems here, so we know you must do a great job of "allergy-proofing" your bedding and keeping dust to a minimum - we are so appreciative as this is very rare! I hope it can continue to be maintained this way because we hope to return annually!

We spent a good majority of our time in Yellowstone so we did not see much wildlife around the cabin, but enjoyed the beautiful location! Your deck is awesome! Great work! I can tell you stay here yourself because your own special touches make all the difference! We have stayed in many vacation homes in Oregon on the coast and I can tell you from experience that yours has been the most comfortable and wonderful to stay in because of the care you have taken to provide more than 'just the basics' and your continued interest in 'keeping it fresh' and clean. Thank you for providing this wonderful home!

Sincerely, The Laffertys and Dugans

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2007
  • Stayed: September 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Anyone who is looking for the PERFECT place to stay, look no further! Once you visit this cabin, you will fall in love and NEVER want to leave. This is the first time my dad, brother and I have gone on a vacation together and this was the absolute best place we could have visited! This beautiful, cozy cabin is the perfect remedy to the humid Florida air that we are used to. Though this was our first time at here so we can't compare it to the summer or fall, this cabin comes alive in the winter. The way the sunlight reflects off the snow wrapped around the landscape is absolutely breathtaking! We have been on nearly every adventure this area has to offer (skiing, tubing, sledding, snowmobiling, animal watching, etc.) and each time we come home to this cozy cabin, we call it our favorite part of the day. They have everything you need prepared for you from a lit fire just as you walk in the door to a stocked pantry and leisure activities like snow shoes! One of the best gems of this cabin is the little notebook on the counter filled with entries from every guest that has stayed previously, and even those who have revisited MULTIPLE times, so the owner's can see the guest's direct appreciation and learn how to improve the experience for future comers. People from all around the world have traveled to stay in this cabin and it truly lives up to its potential. We WILL be revisiting!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Riverton, Utah

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Very Clean and comfortable. Lots of room for our family of 4 to spread out. Well equipped kitchen to cook anything! Only complaint...the upstairs sink drained very slowly, but that wont stop us from going back. Beautiful scenery! Loved our stay and are planning our next trip up there in the summer!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice retreat very secluded loved the decor plenty of space for 8 beautiful weather

  • 4 of 5

Great place to spend time with family

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Twin Falls, Idaho

Always a great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to spend Thanksgiving!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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It's a great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here. We are going back home with a wonderful memory. Yellowstone and Grand Teton are just amazing. Thank you for sharing your home."

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
87 Miles
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Nearest Barpub
9.5 Miles
Island Park Lodge
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Island Park Village Resort
Nearest Motorway
5.4 Miles
Highway 20
Nearest Restaurant
9.5 Miles
Island Park Lodge
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Harriman State Park- xc skiing
Car: necessary

Yellowstone Park, with all of its wildlife and geothermal activities, is close to the cabin. Teton National Park is also well within reach for a day trip.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $300

Your first payment must be made by credit card via the HomeAway payment system. Your final payment can be made by credit card via the HomeAway payment system, or by personal checks drawn on a US bank. Guests from overseas: credit card payments via HomeAway only.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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