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Lovely Cabin located 4.5 miles up the Yankee Fork Road.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,480 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 BR/2 BA Vacation Home

2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, family room , living room, office, dining room and a bunk house. Fully stocked kitchen, washer and dryer, direct TV, and WiFi, local phone. Sleeps eight. Both bedrooms have queen beds, plus sofa bed and bunk beds in the bunk house. Wrap around deck, large fire pit , BBQ and hammock , glider, great for hiking, fishing, hunting, ATV riding, rock hounding, visit ghost towns, soak in the natural hot springs just down the road.

Donna De Grado
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About Donna De Grado

Bob and I have enjoyed our vacation home for years. We own and operate a motel and rv park in Challis Id. We have 2 daughters and 2 granddaughters and 1 grandson. Which enjoy the cabin just as much as we do. Bob was born in Chicago Ill. and I was born in GA. But we have made Idaho our home for 37 years. We love the outdoors. Which include fishing, and hiking , riding our atv's and getting to spend time with our grandkids here at the yankee fork resort-cabin

Donna De Grado purchased this cabin in 1999

Why Donna De Grado chose Idaho

We worked for years in Stanley id. Cleaning and restoring log homes. The cabin was just great for us to work out of. As we retired we realize we want others to share the great blessing that the Stanley basin has to offer. The SNRA is just down the road. We love going to all the different lakes in this area. Stanley id is the greatest secret of Idaho. The Cabin is quite and restful yet is close enough to the town that we can still enjoy that .

What makes this cabin unique

We loved this cabin when we first laid eyes on it. It is right in the middle of the trees. We can sit on the front deck and watch the big game on the hillside or we can go to the back deck and watch the eagles soar overhead. Or watch the fox seek up trying to steal that last piece of food. Or sit around the fire at night and eat smores. We just love the quite. But we can still ride our atv's or take the kids fishing.


Stanley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1480 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2) 2 QUEEN BEDS GREAT MATTERESSES, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) IN BUNK HOUSE
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Check Out Time is 10 AM


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Lovely Cabin located 4.5 miles up the Yankee Fork Road.
average rating of 4.766667 based on 30 reviews
Flagstaff, AZ

A Great Retreat and Base Camp

  • 5 of 5

My good friend and I had a guys' retreat at this property and it was wonderful. Everything that was advertised about this place turned out to be exactly what was delivered. We each had a lovely separate bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen, and an efficient wi-fi, phone landline, and satellite TV. The location was great. Each day we got up and out early, hiked and fished in the Sawtooths and the White Clouds, and came home to a hot shower, a home-cooked meal (done by us), and a relaxing evening of sports and movies on TV. This is what we wanted and exactly what we got. The owners were excellent to work with as well.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Greg We were so happy that you enjoyed our Cabin on the Yankee Fork. It is wonderful and a great place to Rest and Relax. Please come again.
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Spacious, cozy cabin with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

This cabin had everything we wanted: quiet and comfort. Also, two bathrooms and two bedrooms, invaluable when one person gets sick. There are lots of wildlife trails within immediate driving distance, and my partner and I saw lots of wildlife, which was our goal. The kitchen is equipped simply, but nicely, and we enjoyed great rainbow trout breakfasts and dinners caught in the nearby stream. Everything is spotlessly clean, and Donna is super-prompt in responding and very helpful. Two couples would be comfortable here, and that, of course, would make it much cheaper. I had fun taming the very shy nearby horses by feeding them a couple apples or carrots a day. Anyone who considers renting this should be aware that this is NOT a cabin in the woods, as many reviews here point out. Luckily, though, there was no one around during the week and it was very quiet on the weekend too, so everything worked out well. The dredging of the nearby river, a historical sight, that is being reclaimed, shows you how hard gold-mining was on the land.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us at the Yankee Fork Retreat. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We do try our best to maintain everything and keep the cabin clean. To us we have always looked at the cabin as being in the Challis National Forest and the mountains and national forest are on 2 sides of the Cabin. But we don't want to deceive anyone so I will change the Listing Description to Cabin on the Yankee Fork Road. In a minute or 2 people will be climbing the trails in the woods beside or behind us or they can take their ATV's into the Frank Church Wilderness just a could of miles up the road. So thank you for pointing that out to us. Please come again.
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Attractive, comfortable, serene

  • 4 of 5

The furnishings, the comfortable beds, linens, kitchen supplies and the cleanliness of the house get an A+. We loved it and highly recommend it. That being said, our initial impression was one of great disappointment as we felt we had been misled by the advertising. The "curb" appeal is sorely lacking. In the picture the home appears to be in a forest which is why we chose it - to be out in nature. Although the back drop is a wooded area, the view from the front porch sadly is clear cut forest. The "impressionistic" welcome we got at one of the entrances was of a "neighborhood" of rusted vehicles on cinderblocks. Again the visual was disturbing and contrasts with the expectation from the photos. This being said, once we settled in, we enjoyed ourselves. The house has an extraordinary floor plan that allowed the two of us to get lost in our own activities and meet up in the kitchen for evening Scrabble. Problems: We visited during an unseasonal hot spell and there was no AC- which we did not expect to have considering the geography. But on arrival, the temperature of the house was unbearable. We did not open the doors and windows because it was near 100 degrees outside. With fans going - they are in every room - we eventually could sit comfortably only in the bedrooms at the back of the house. By keeping most of the windows open during the night, we alleviated that problem for the rest of our stay (Unfortunately, the window in our bedroom - guest room - was too difficult to open and close that we didn't use it after the first night.) Recommendations: A dimmer for the chandelier above the dining room table would be helpful as we were "blinded" by the light. But we simply unscrewed half the bulbs and we were happy. Also, parental controls were on the TV so we could not watch the few shows we like. Especially since it was the week of the Democratic convention and we would have liked to viewed the coverage on Comedy Central. We visited the cafe down the road several times - the food was great and the owners and their family were greater. We were so impressed with the friendliness of the people in this area. We hiked every day in magnificent forests, up to glaciers, and swam in pristine lakes. We had a five star vacation and the house is a five star house, but sadly in a two star vista. Also, we were not at all happy with Homeway. However, Donna, the owner picked up the slack and was helpful and gracious.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sydney We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at our Cabin. We love it and wish we had more time to stay. It is a beautiful area. We try very hard to make our cabin as Comfortable as possible and a clean as possible. So please let me address some of your issues. First is was very hot when you came in July and we do have A/C but we were waiting on the repair person to come and service it. We rarely have to use it so we were unaware it needed to be serviced. Because it is in a rural area it is hard to get them to come to the cabin. It is working now and is very cold. We have been working with the county about the neighbor down the road, but we have our own entrance and do not come it that way. That is her private drive. The woods across the road in front of the Cabin is not clear cut but from a fire years ago and the forest is coming back. We do have the National Forest behind the cabin and to the NE of the cabin. There are lots of hiking and riding to be down within just a few minutes. So thank you again for staying .
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Boise, Idaho

Really cute

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was beautiful and very well put together. It was very clean but very comfortable. The surrounding area was beautiful with wild life rivers and ponds. The area was ATV friendly and had some great trails to ride on. At night the sky lighted up as I laid in the hammock and watched our campfire. It was a great stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very cozy cabin

  • 3 of 5

This home is very cozy, with a well stocked kitchen. All the basics and appliances you might want, even a dishwasher! It is in a very quiet location, off the main Yankee Fork Road. There are other small cabins in the area. Beds are very comfortable, and the living room plus lower level family room give everyone a chance to spread out. The Direct TV and WIFI let you have the option to stay connected. There is no cell phone service in this remote area. Cell phone service returns closer to Lower Stanley.

We thought the house had a view of the Yankee Fork, but due to the dredging rock piles along the river, it does not. The hot springs near Sunbeam Dam are an easy drive away. The cafe near that Sunbeam Dam area was open only Thursdays-Sundays. Renters need to plan their meals at the cabin or be prepared to drive back into Stanley for restaurants and stores.

The home is older but well maintained, the photos are accurate and show the western themed decor.

The front yard has a great wooden bench where you can rock your cares away in this quiet mountain setting. The owner was very nice and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ann We are very glad you enjoyed our Cabin. We work very hard to keep it well maintained and comfortable for our guest. We try to make sure we have everything our quest would need. But I noticed that you only gave us 3 stars out of 5. Most of our other guest have given us 4 or 5 stars. What could I have done differently to deserve that 4th or 5th star from you because we really do want to make our guest happy.
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Remote Cabin Near Sawtooth Mtns.

  • 3 of 5

The house was located near theYankeeFork of the Salmon River. Near the ghost town of Custer. Good, quiet location for fishing & hunting. It is about 4 miles up a road, off the main highway, the pavement ends about a mile from the house but is a good road.

The house had what we needed, but lots knick-knacks

that might pose a problem with small kids. They had satellite and wifi, several heat sources but no air conditioning.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sharon Thank you for staying at the Cabin. We have never had a problem with any of our nick knacks as most people like the home feeling. We have been working on the Air Conditioner, but being in the Mountains and being in a small area it is extremely difficult to get service people up there. It will be fixed this week. I have received 5 stars from everyone else that has stay at the cabin and we will fix any issues you found . Sincerely Donna
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
casino club
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
challis id
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
highway 75
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Sun Bean Cafe
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
sun valley id
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Red Fish Lake
Car: recommended

Sit back and relax on the wrap around deck. Or sit around the fire pit at night and enjoy the sounds of the wilderness. Climb the mountain trails. Ride your atv's or motor bikes, fish in the yankee fork of the salmon river or fly fish in the dreage ponds.. Or soak in the natural hot springs . Raft the world famous salmon river- 'river of no return'. Hunt for big game. Deer, elk, moose, bear, mountain lion we have them all.. Watch the fox play in the front yard. Visit the ghost towns of custer and bonaza just 3 miles up the road. See the yankee fork dreage and learn how gold was found in days gone by. Or just watch the bald eagles fight over the steel head in the ponds. Or better yet fish for those very same steelhead or salmon that return every year. Or the rainbow trout. Visit one of the 300 alpine lakes in the snra just south on highway 75. Or see the sun rise on the sawtooth mountains.


Rates & Availability

Stanley Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - May 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
May 24 2017 - Sep 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Mountain Mama
Jul 14 2017 - Jul 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Solar Eclipse 2017
Aug 18 2017 - Aug 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
CLEANING $135 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Check in Time 3 PM Check out time 9 AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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