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Riverside Mountain Cabin On The Snake River

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom / 2 Baths (Sleeps 8)

River front cabin on 4 pristine riverfront acres. The main cabin sleeps 4, the guest house sleeps 4 and the garage loft sleeps 6. There are two bathrooms, a kitchen, a dining room with a river view through french doors, a living room, a loft and a bedroom. The guest cabin sits in the woods behind the main cabin. The cabins are one lot away from the 6 million acre Targhee National Forest and wildlife sightings are frequent. Located 22 miles from the West entrance to Yellowstone Park. Lots of room to explore and enjoy the beautiful view of the river and mountains. Children's play set close by. Everything your group needs to enjoy the mountain air.

Brent C James
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Brent C James

I'm a physician whose main home is in Salt Lake City, Utah. I was born and raised in Idaho, down in the Snake River Valley. I have another cabin just across the river, originally built by my grandfather in 1935, that we modernized and expanded 15 years ago. I've been coming up to Mack's Inn regularly since I was a child. The cabin and the area tends to embed in one's soul. My own children are now thoroughly addicted as well.

Brent C James purchased this cabin in 2016

Why Brent C James chose Idaho

This Log Cabin is the ideal spot on the river in Island Park with a long history. Charming and rustic, it was built in the early 1935 by Stephen Richards. It has been lovingly maintained. Often people refer to this cabin as "The Queen of the River." It's something of a landmark for people floating down the North Fork from Big Springs to Mack's Inn.

What makes this cabin unique

Sitting on the front porch of this lovely log cabin and watching a mother moose and her baby in the willows, or checking on the osprey nest as the mother bird feeds her babies is magical!


Island Park Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 6 Sleeping Cots
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Riverside Mountain Cabin On The Snake River
average rating of 4.6086955 based on 23 reviews

Location, location!! This cabin is right on the River. It's very Peaceful. 💗

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this cabin. Kids ages 16,13,10,8. The cabin is old but has a lot of charm, to wake up and have coffee on the porch and watch the sunrise, listening to the osprey fledglings call for their breakfast, to watch 100s of fish jump and break the surface of the water, kids kayaked for the first time and had a blast, easy access to Yellowstone. Close to Cafe Sabor for dinner,

During the day many rafters passed by the cabin, it was entertaining to watch them having fun in the river. Kids enjoyed sleeping on the cots above the carriage house. It was a place to decompress and relax, we did not want to leave. We hope to come back soon.

Thank you for sharing your cabin with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Salt Lake City

We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third summer staying in this charming old cabin. It is situated right on the river, with a porch perfect for watching all the wildlife and keeping an eye on children fishing and paddling in the kayaks. Mike, the property manager was readily available for any information or concerns. Please read all my past rave reviews!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property on the water. Kids had a blast fishing and kayaking right outside.

  • 4 of 5

Everyone enjoyed the stay and the property although old is in good shape and well maintained

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

We loved the charm of this historic cabin and its great location. Hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dana Point, Ca

Dream come true!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has floated by this cabin for 20 years and has always been intrigued by its charm. Finally we got to stay there and enjoy the magic of this historic cabin and special setting. It really was a dream come true and exceeded our expectations. We all absolutely loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City

Definitely a winner!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at this wonderful cabin on the river. I took my 2 married children and their families, grandchildren age 3 to 13. They had so much fun floating and kayaking on the river, which gently flows past the back deck. We fished, watched the wildlife (moose, deer, eagles and herons). This is a perfect place for a large family with a very workable kitchen, a lovely dining room and a big table out on the deck next to a barbecue. There's firepit for roasting marshmallows and a play set for the little ones. Everything was clean and in good working condition. The property manager came by early in the trip to answer any questions and let us know he was available if we had any problems, which we didn't. Love the new floors and washer and dryer! All in all a great vacation and I hope we can come back. I can't think of a more beautiful spot and a better cabin for a family get together.

Mary B

Salt Lake City

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
West Yellowstone Montana (summer only)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Ponds Lodge
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Island Park Village
Nearest Train
290 Miles
Salt Lake City, UT
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US Highway 20 - The road to Yellowstone
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
El Sabor at Macks Inn
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Grand Targhee
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Island Park Resevoir
Car: necessary

Must See Places to Visit: Yellowstone Park, Coffee Pot Rapids, Playmill Theater, West Yellowstone, Quake Lake, Mt. Sawtelle, Big Springs, Mesa Falls, Island Park Reservoir, Chief Joseph Trail, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $300

Property Managed by Brunt Management LLC
Tax ID 27-1414388

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.