About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 4-6)
Our cabin has a spectacular location, directly in front of the Grand Teton peaks. A rare National Park in-holding, the cabin is on the border of Grand Teton National Park and Bridger-Teton National Forest, looking out over the Park and offering superb hiking out the back door.
The cabin is located on Shadow Mountain, so named because the Grand Teton casts its shadow on this exact spot when the sun sets behind the mountains. This is the place for viewing gorgeous mountain sunsets, each one unlike any other, with rays of light beaming off the peaks for just a few moments before the starlit evening descends.
The cabin is set in a 1-acre open meadow filled with wildflowers in the summer. It is away from other homes, but it doesn’t feel remote. It is a quick 10-minute drive – or a lovely bike ride – down to the National Park entrance and Dornan’s grocery store, restaurants and legendary wine shop. There is a warm springs nearby where children chase tiny minnows with their nets while their parents practice kayak rolls. Herds of bisonand antelope roam on the flats below the cabin. It is a 25-minute drive to the town of Jackson, where there is much to explore and enjoy. It is about a one-hour leisurely drive to the south entrance of Yellowstone National Park, where we recommend you plan to spend the night to allow enough time to explore the world’s first national park.
Our cabin is a restful and refreshing oasis set in “America’s Serengeti”. Families often come back to the cabin year after year, making it their second home in the Tetons.
What We Offer
• A simple, comfortable cedar log cabin with a master bedroom, a small bunk-bed room, a comfortable living room/dining room/kitchen area and a small bath with tub and shower
• Sleeps 6, including the fold-out couch in the living room
• 100% homelike atmosphere, not at all a hotel room or rental condo. A family retreat and favorite-place-in-the-world ambiance
• delicious well water, probably best-tasting water on the planet
• outside deck and outside picnic area with BBQ grill
• piano and keyboards, lots of good books, fireplace and firewood
What We Don’t Offer
• TV or reliable cell phone service (smart phones seem to work fine and there is a land line)
• Luxury accommodations. This is a small, simple cabin, 100% comfortable, but nothing fancy.
• Internet service is not working this year. Sorry! Smartphones are usually OK.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 10, 2018
About Candra Day
This has been our family retreat since we built the cabin almost 40 years ago. The 4th generation is now in the process of falling in love with the cabin and the Tetons. The contact person has lived in Jackson for more than 20 years and is happy to provide any assistance, including local tips.
Why Candra Day chose Kelly
Our family came to Jackson every summer to climb in the mountains. Father (grandfather, great-grandfather) was an avid mountaineer. We were very fortunate to be in Jackson when this unique parcel became available: an old-time ranching family decided to sell a few acres at the edge of the National Park. A handful of parcels were snapped up in a matter of days -- including our purchase! -- and the Park bought the rest.
What makes this Cabin unique
The first dramatic feature you'll notice about our cabin is the views of the valley floor and of the Grand Tetons directly in front of you. The next thing you'll notice is the quiet. And the next thing you'll notice is a feeling of peace and delight. Works for everyone, all ages.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Really enjoyed our stay at the cabin!
The cabin has amazing views! We enjoyed the convenience of location near Teton National Park.
Throwback to 50s-style glamping
Great rustic cabin, terrific location, comfortable. My wife wants one of these in Teton NP, but as far as we can tell, you can't even touch property like this for less than $1M. So, we'll be happy visiting this place...!
If you want a modern condo or cabin, gas fireplace, 2 electrical outlets on every wall, dimmable mood lighting, supermarket around the corner, bar down the road, and all the comforts of a hotel, this is *not* your place. But if you want a rustic, unique stay with the comforts of a 50s home, peace and privacy, gorgeous views, terrific location right in the park, this is it.
If you have a sense of humor that includes musical jokes done in the classical style, the connection to Peter Schickele & PDQ Bach, which we sleuthed out, is a bonus.
By the way, Verizon 3G or LTE data link works fine in the living room.
The cabin was rustic, cozy, quiet, and amazing!
My husband and I went to this cabin and spent four days there to get away from the hustle and bustle of busy life and celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. The cabin is old and rustic as advertised, but very cozy and has everything you need. We especially appreciated that there was bear spray and binoculars at the cabin, which we borrowed during our stay. We went on several hikes and felt much safer having the bear spray with us. We borrowed the binoculars for our trip to Yellowstone and they came in handy. If you are looking for peace and quiet at a reasonable price then this cabin offers all that and more. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there! We hope to go back at some point and bring our two daughters with us.
Perfect for us!
The cabin was absolutely as described; comfortable, rustic and secluded, but not at all out of the way. However, the description, and even the photo's of the scenery and view, do not do it justice...absolutely beautiful. I don't know how many times my wife and I just looked around and said "Wow" (with a giant smile). Our kids loved playing outside the cabin and exploring the surrounding mountain and meadow below.
We're planning another trip to Grand Teton in 2018 and this cabin is a big part of that. I hope that sums up just how happy we were with our stay.
Thank you so much for sharing this treasure.
Thank you very kindly for your positive review -- I think it captures the experience of staying in the cabin quite well. We'll be looking forward to your return.
Great escape from busy life.
Loved the simplicity of the rustic cabin off the beaten path.
Location Can't Be Beat!
The location of this cabin can't be beat for touring the Tetons! Our family of 3 stayed here for 4 nights, using it as our home base for touring the area from Jackson Hole on the south to Jackson Lake on the north, and the proximity to the park's main entrance is nearly unbeatable. And while the cabin is remote, there are a few neighbors within close proximity, but you are really secluded due to topography and trees, so you *feel* as though you are truly alone. And what a view from the deck and yard area, where we hung out in the evenings and built a fire in the firepit, just amazing! Better yet, the stars at night took my breath away. The cabin itself is quaintly rustic, but from my perspective having owned an older cabin, that is where its charm shines for me. While the cabin is not new or updated, it is really quite comfortable (we used the cast iron stove for heat on chilly nights rather than turn on the baseboard heaters), it is clean enough for an older cabin (who doesn't have cobwebs in their corners in the middle of the woods? I have them and I live in the city!), and most importantly, the has what you need at the end of the day in the park... comfort, silence, relaxation. Had it been available for a longer period of time during our trip, we would have stayed on longer. The bed was comfortable (though my 9-year old daughter was too scared to sleep in the bunk room, but that's not a criticism, that's just her), so we also used the pull-out couch which was a bonus because otherwise she would have been in with us. We used the grill for dinners and the stovetop and toaster-oven for breakfast. There are charming touches of the builder/owner in every corner, which were so much fun to see (my favorites were the star finder and the owners 15-plus-year's-worth-of-summer's handwritten weather log). We brought games along with us, but there were plenty in the cabin, as well as stacks and stacks of books, so my goal of a "no technology" week was met successfully! I'm thankful to Candra for sharing her family's cabin with us, I simply love its story!
Jackson Hole is the gateway to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park, with wildlife viewing, fishing, hiking, mountaineering, biking, kayaking and the enjoyment of great natural beauty. The town of Jackson offers Western fun, great dining and shopping, art galleries and performances, entertainment for children. Jackson is an example of a community dedicated to conservation -- and there's lots to learn about what's being done to assure the future will be as good or better than the present.