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Most Stunning Property near Yellowstone WEEK Special 9/16-9/23

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8) double your living space option

Yellowstone's Top of the World features spectacular views of the Centennial Range, Sawtell Mountain, Henry's Lake, Meadow Creek Valley, and the Yellowstone Plateau. This precious home offers you all of the modern amenities while still treating you to a quiet and serene experience. Located on acres of trees and flowering meadows and surrounded by the Targhee National Forest, the Yellowstone's Top of the World's balcony and multitier viewing are perfect to observe the frequent wildlife and dazzling sunsets.

Each day one is able to choose any of the numerous nearby outdoor activities or picnic in Yellowstone National Park which is only minutes away. In less than two hours you are able to visit Grand Targhee Ski Resort, Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park, St. Anthony's sand dunes, Virginia City, or Big Sky.

Of particular interest are the hundreds of miles of bike and snow mobile trails that begin at your back door and the world class fishing found on Henry's Lake and the Snake River.

This property (as seen in the last photo) shares two separate homes, referred to as the lower level and the upper level. The lower level home is featured in this VRBO listing. Only one group of guests rent the property at a time. The owners (Pam and Dr. John) sometimes occupy the upper level home between June 10 and August 15 while they maintain and improve the grounds and ensure that everything is perfect for our guests. Pam and I are onsite to cater to the needs of our guests. Some of the larger groups choose to rent both levels to double the living area to 3000 sf. Photos 1-19 show the lower level and photos 20-23 depict the upper level. During a typical year, about 30% of our guests rent the whole property and the other 70% are perfectly happy with the lower level. The downstairs has its own private entry, perfectly flat, and exclusive use of all the facilities, hot tub, patio, fire ring terrace, grill, dining and picnic tables. Guests in the downstairs home feel as if they own the mountain. We assure you that this is the most exclusive setting you can find. There may be a couple of mountain properties near Jackson for double the price. Refer to the reviews to see what our previous guests think of the Top of the World.

We would like to point out how convenient Top of the World is to Yellowstone Park. There are 5 entrances to the Park. How long of a drive is it from the nearest town to Old Faithful?: South-Jackson 2:08; East-Cody 2:30; Northeast-Red Lodge 3:36; North-Gardiner 1:33; West Yellowstone 0:50. 95% of the VRBO HOMES in the West Yellowstone market are over 10 minutes away from West Yellowstone. There are over 1000 VRBO sites in the "Yellowstone Country" category. That means that Top of the World is in the top 1% for all VRBO listings in the Yellowstone region for convenience to the Park. It is only 12-15 minutes to the West Gate from Top of the World. You get a world-class experience without being crowded into a West Yellowstone motel nor in close proximity to other subdivision homes. In addition, there are many incredible hiking and biking trails, boating, river floats, waterfalls, springs, atv rentals, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing withing a 20 minute drive of the cabin. It doesn’t get any better than this. Top of the World.

Keywords: DELUXE MOUNTAIN retreat with HOT TUB & LOTS OF PRIVACY ~ Nothing between you and the mountains!

More Details

Pam and John Stanford
Member since: 2005
Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Pam and John Stanford

Dr. John and I have been world travelers and have enjoyed our vacations in many places. This property is unique to all the others that we own and have stayed in. We provide a great plush enviroment and treat eveyone as if they were royalty.This Yellowstone is the ultimate RETREAT from everything. Come on out and join us.

Pam and John Stanford purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Pam and John Stanford chose Idaho

Our Yellowstone cabin is a top of the world experience. It is the best place to be during North America's warm summer months.

What makes this cabin unique

We can enjoy Yellowstone Park which is only 12 miles away without dealing with the asphalt traffic and hustle and bustle of accommodations in town. From our lodge we enjoy unobstructed views of the sunsets, the Tetons, centennial range, Henry's Lake, Snake River Valley, wildlife in our front yard, world class fishing, rodeos, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, river-rafting, hundreds of miles of ATV trails, Yellowstone Park and wilderness touring. There's a great deal of enjoyment and fun being out west on top of a mountain. We have the perfect climate and the ultimate outdoor adventure for people of all ages. There is never a dull moment.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Pam and John, the cabin is perfect in every way! We enjoyed returning to the peacefulness and beauty of "Top of the World" after a full day in the Park. Thank you!
Aug 2013
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Island Park Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (4) 2 queen beds in each suite
  • CD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Fire pit, horseshoes


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Most Stunning Property near Yellowstone WEEK Special 9/16-9/23
average rating of 4.923077 based on 123 reviews

Forever View!

  • 5 of 5

Truly on top of the world!!!

Nice hot tub, friendly owners, clean and well appointed cabin with two large bedrooms, each with 2 queen beds.

Forever views and sunsets. Adventurous unpaved road up the mountain.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

Gracious hosts that met us on our arrival and provided everything we needed. Pam had the hot tub warmed and ready to go when we arrived back at the house in the evening and even dried and folded our beach towels! Doc John offered to be our mountain bike guide but the kids opted for the rope and zip line course in West Yellowstone instead. Beautiful location and wonderful home!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place in Idaho

  • 5 of 5

Great place, great people.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our marathon runners were a pleasure to accommodate. Thank you for choosing our wonderful retreat. Our Top of the World cabin is located only 17 mintues from West Yellowstone and easy access to the Park or marathons or triathlons. Its amazing how some of the most amazing people and families find their way to the Top of the World.
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Perfect Cabin with an Incredible View

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Top of the World Yellowstone for the first part of our Yellowstone/Tetons trip. The cabin is an easy 30 minute drive from the town of West Yellowstone and the west entrance to the park. We loved driving out away from the busyness of the park to our quiet retreat each night. It was so peaceful with awesome views of the mountains and Henry Lake. The cabin was very clean, very nicely decorated and very comfortable for the four of us. We cooked meals each night and the kitchen had everything we needed. It was great to have private bathrooms for each bedroom. There were plenty of towels including beach towels for the hot tub. John and Pam went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable, provide helpful hints for our travels and even to make sure a package we sent to the house was delivered. The only piece of advice I would pass along to other renters is that the driveway gets easier each time you do it, don't let the first time up scare you. It is a gravel road that is some parts winds it way up the side of the mountain. The driveway is worth it once you get to the top and see the views.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Massey's were our very first guests of the 2017 season and it was a pleasure to serve them. My beautiful Peruvian Flower Terrace was not yet planted but if you arrive after June 15, you will be greeted to beautiful eye candy at every step. Our road up the mountain actually becomes fun as you catch all the different angles of the view, the foxes, rock chucks, deer, and wild flowers that frequent the approach to Top of the World. We will be putting in thousands of dollars into upgrading the road surface that suffers the effects of the harsh winters. Never been a traffic mishap on our road. Thanks again Emily for reviewing our property and come back. Dr. John
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Top of the world is perfect name!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house very clean beautiful views from every angle! We had a large group rented the upstairs and downstairs lots of room highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Met all expectations

  • 5 of 5

The house was everything we had expected it to be. It provided a relaxing environment to end all four days we spent in Yellowstone. Since one can spend so much time just getting from point A to point B within the park; it was nice to have a short and easy drive to the west entrance every day. As our daughter who accompanied us is a professional photographer; she appreciated the opportunity to view great sunsets nightly, and also do extended exposure shots of the night sky off the deck. Views of the Milky Way were great.

Pam and Dr. John were not on site during our stay, but were easily accessible by phone, the couple of times we had a question.

The entire experience was awesome!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Bozeman Montana
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Connie's Saloon
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Island Park Village
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US Highway 20
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Connie's Restaurant
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
West Yellowstone
Nearest Point of Interest
Twelve miles from Yellowstone National Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Five minutes from Henry's Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
10 minutes from golf
Nearest Point of Interest
Five minutes from Targhee Trail
Car: recommended

A real mountain retreat. An unsurpassed experience nestled among and between the mountain tops.


Rates & Availability

Island Park Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer High
Jun 16 2017 - Aug 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Summer Low
Aug 30 2017 - Sep 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 26 2017 - Oct 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2018
Jan 5 2018 - May 24 2018
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Double living space to 3400 sf by adding upstairs home for $200/nt. Add $100 additional for cleaning. Photos 16-24 show upstairs home

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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