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Custom Log Cabin Surrounded By Grand Teton Views

Tetonia, ID, USA
  • Cabin2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Custom Log Cabin Surrounded By Grand Teton Views

Thistle Dew Cabin is a custom built log and timber frame home situated in the middle of 45 acres and boasts 360 degree mountain views. From the cabin porch enjoy your coffee while gazing at the backside of Grand Teton National Park. The cabin has 2 private bedrooms with queen beds (one with it's own bathroom and sitting room). Two lofts with queen beds overlooking the living room. There is a wood stove for that cozy feeling, in floor heat, huge windows to let in the afterglow from the mountains and a tower for morning coffee, evening wine or that romantic dinner. The dining room and sun room are made from custom hand carved timber frame old Vermont maple beams for a warmth that only comes from wood. The fully outfitted kitchen has everything you need; microwave, coffee maker, pots, wine glasses, dishwasher and granite counters.The front porch off of the living room is a favorite with rocking chairs and wide open views of the Grand, Middle and South Teton.

Outside there is a fire pit for roasting marshmallows and telling stories and a wood fired hot tub to soak in and look at the amazing stars. The property also has a bunkhouse for the kids and a real tipi to enjoy. The hot tub is not available from Nov. through April.

The owners live in an apartment above the garage on the property totally separate from the cabin. The hot tub, sauna, and fire pit are for use by cabin guests exclusively.

Only 40 miles from Jackson Hole, 1 hour from Grand Teton National Park and only 5 minutes from Wyoming wilderness, Thistle Dew Cabin is a perfect place to relax after a day of hiking, rafting, skiing or fishing. Three of the West's most famous rivers: Henry's Fork of the Snake, South Fork of the Snake and the Teton River are all within an hour's drive from the cabin. Grand Targhee Ski Area is less than 20 minutes away. In winter it is famous for the best powder in the West and in summer nearly every weekend there is a music festival. The area is famous for gorgeous, uncrowded hiking and mountain biking, wildlife watching, clear, cold rivers and the best powder days the West has to offer.

Thistle Dew Cabin is known internationally. Visit the Netherlands travel site Journeylism - http://journeylism.nl/a-potato-palace/. (It is in English)

The town of Driggs is 5 miles down a good paved road. Driggs is the outdoor adventure capital of the area. It boasts great stores, wonderful restaurants and a modern, full service grocery store. Farmer's Markets, Balloon Festivals, an outdoor movie theater straight out of the 50s, running and bike races and Music on Main all make the town of Driggs a fun place to visit.


Leslie Roth

Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Leslie Roth

Leslie and Don purchased the 45 acres in 1993 to build a cabin where their family and their grand children would love to come to spend their summers and Don and Leslie can eventually live in retirement. It started off as a small cabin project built by the Roth family; Don and Leslie and their 3 children and guided by Leslie's brother Peter. The labor of love, and tenacity lasted more than 15 years; building up, adding on, tearing out. The resulting home is the original log cabin with timber frame additions. The tower and timber frame entry way was a gift from Leslie's brother. Come explore our custom home and the 45 acres that surround it. Enjoy, relax and get to know us by the personal touches throughout.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Aspen log bed
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Separate bedroom apartment 'The Bodega'
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, loft via tower stairs
      • Bedroom 4
        1 double, loft via ladder
      • The main floor bedroom has a queen Aspen log bed. The Bodega has it's own apartment downstairs. The two lofts over look the living room.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Main Floor
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Bodega apartment

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
            See Grand Targhee web cam Teton Valley view (bottom). Web Cam is at Thistle Dew Cabin.
          • Resort
            We are 20 minutes from Grand Targhee resort.
          • Rural
            We are 5 miles from Driggs, Idaho and 2 miles from Tetonia, Idaho


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        In Floor heat
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Garage
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wood Stove
                        Vermont Soap Stone stove and wood provided


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Fully equipped
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Fully equipped Granite counters
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            The pantry has the basics. Coffee filters, spices, sugar, flour and some extra food items.
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Dining table is lovely Shaker style with plenty of seating and table cloths for those nice dinners.
                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Golf
                                        Great courses nearby
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        The Teton River is great for floating. White water nearby
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        Grand Targhee Ski Area 20 minutes away


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Hot Tub
                                                Wood fired Hot Tub
                                              • Sauna
                                                Swedish Style with wood heat


                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • library
                                                  • playground
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • photography
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • cross country skiing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hot air ballooning
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • ice skating
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • paragliding
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • snowboarding
                                                              • snowmobiling
                                                              • water tubing
                                                              • whitewater rafting

                                                                33 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Our second stay at Thistledew...

                                                                Heather M.

                                                                ...and it was as serene and beautiful as the last one. Our three young boys love this place as much as we do. We skied Grand Targhee and in between relaxed on the porch, cooked delicious meals and explored the property. On our moonlight snowshoe we were serenaded by an owl, possibly the Great Horned Owl that Leslie had found perched on the cabin days before we arrived! We found fox dens and followed tracks here and there. The boys flew a kite, played soccer and football (balls available at the cabin) and hung out in the playhouse. On two evenings we enjoyed the sauna (a real woodstove one!). It's very hard to leave this place and return to the real world! Leslie and Don are gracious hosts!

                                                                Isolated beautiful home.

                                                                Jeff B.

                                                                Very unique house with amazing views. Close to skiing. Incredible friendly hosts.

                                                                Winter wonderland

                                                                Laura B.

                                                                Spent 4 wonderful days/nights at the Thistle Dew cabin in Tetonia, Idaho and loved every minute of it. The cabin was built with love and the desire to experience the Tetons and all their glory right out the back door and windows! Had a wonderful view of the full moon over the Tetons through the high powered telescope in the living area. Close to Grand Targhee and perfect cross country and downhill ski conditions for two of the days and peaceful snow shoeing on the property during a snow storm with comfy nights with a wood burning stove , good sound system for music and wood fired Sweedish sauna apres ski. Beds are comfortable, kitchen well equipped. No TV but that made it even better...good connection to Netflix if you can't live without screens.

                                                                Leslie was incredibly kind and very responsive to all questions and preparation before our arrival and she and Don were close by and very approachable and helpful...much nicer than going through large rental companies!

                                                                Would love to return and experience another season at Thistle Dew.

                                                                Charming log cabin

                                                                Mark N.

                                                                Super nice Log Cabin with spectacular views of the Grand Teton mountains. Awesome wood fired sauna, kitchen, wood stove and lots of room for the family.

                                                                Great location. Can't beat the views of the Tetons.

                                                                Julie C.Georgia

                                                                Great cabin. Fantastic views. Comfortable beds. Fully stocked kitchen. Nice and quiet.

                                                                Ski Trip

                                                                Jason G.Idaho

                                                                We really enjoyed our few nights at this property. Very nice and clean cabin close to the ski hill. We loved it! Thanks!


                                                                Tetonia, ID, USA

                                                                There are many fun places to go to on our side of the mountains. Take the Targhee chairlift to the top of Grand Targhee. It is a lovely ride and when you get to the top you feel like you could reach out and touch the Grand. There are nice hikes from the top that will take you right into some gorgeous wildflowers and views. It’s a great spot for a picnic lunch also. To get there head east on Little St. in Driggs toward Grand Targhee Resort. While you are close, Teton Canyon is a fabulous place for hiking and picnicking. Turn off from the Grand Targhee road toward the Teton Canyon campground and trail head (just before you head up the hill toward Grand Targhee Ski Resort). Go to the end of the road (second parking area). Hike the Teton Canyon trail. Nicest hike anywhere with wonderful Teton views and walking along a river. We often see moose in there in May and June. Both places are just about 20 minutes from the cabin. We also love Darby Canyon just south of the outdoor drive-in theatre (Spud Drive-in is great fun for the whole family) south of Driggs ((left off 33 going south from Driggs). The trail is a 3 mile hike (it starts off up hill but levels off after about a mile) to a huge cave. Bring a flashlight and a light jacket and explore the cave. This is an easy enough hike for energetic kids. Another fairly easy hike is Moose Creek. To get there go south of Victor toward the base of the Teton Pass. There is a sign on the left for Moose Creek. Go left at the T once you turn off and follow the road around to Moose Creek Ranch and park. It is a gentle hike above the Moose Creek. If you would like a day or 1/2 day (or an hour) of horseback riding Moose Creek Ranch hires a local outfitter. Ride along the lovely river amid wildflowers and views from horseback. 208-787-6078. You will need to make reservations. Just down the road from the cabin (east toward the mountains) at North and South Leigh Creek trailheads are a couple of hikes that take you to some gorgeous views and connect up to longer hikes. There are some easy river access points for enjoyable picnics and playing in the river on a hot day. South Leigh trail is a fairly flat hike with some small river crossings. North Leigh is steep but fabulous overlooks. This Valley has three world class fishing rivers. Excellent fishing guides are located at TRR Outfitters at 76 Main Street in Driggs. 208-354-1200. Ask for Dave Heib. Let him know you are staying at Thistle Dew Cabin (Don and Leslie Roth). He’ll give you a discount. The South Fork of the Snake River (1 hour south toward Swan Valley (right turn in Victor) is an excellent river. Lovely for fishing and for eagle watching. While there have lunch or dinner at the Snake River Lodge at the take out in Connant. Henry's Fork of the Snake River is famous for fishing also and is about 1 hour north of Tetonia. There are a couple of restaurants and a nice state park (Harriman State Park) along the river. Henry’s Fork is a great place to fish, horseback ride or poke around (antiques). Also on the drive loop into Mesa Falls. It is a nice short hike and a powerful falls. More great fishing, canoeing or a lazy paddleboard is the Teton River here in town. Peaked Sports on Little Avenue has information. For the kids there is a fishing pond in Victor (free). Keep the fish and enjoy a meal. It is stocked just for that purpose. Of course there are also Jackson Hole and Teton National Park. You can easily spend a wonderful day in the park and then go into Jackson Hole for dinner and shopping in the evening. The Wildlife Art Museum on the left on the road out of Jackson going toward the park is a wonderful museum for magnificent art. Also for a flatter hike go to the Rockefeller Center in GTNP. The center is lovely and you can hike out to Phelps Lake where their private home used to be. Hiking to Taggart Lake just inside the park from the Moose entrance is a pleasant 2 miles along a roaring river. A great place for a picnic or that Christmas card picture with the mountains reflected in the lake is the reward. Another flatter hike in the GTNP is at String Lake (on the scenic Loop from Jenny Lake Ranger Station) where there is also swimming in the shallow, clear water and picnic tables. . There's rafting out of Jackson (Google Jackson Hole whitewater) and fishing (see the outfitters above) and other wonderful hikes. There should be a hiking book in the cabin. Thursday nights in the summer Victor does Music on Main street starting in mid June; beer, burgers, dancing and fun for all ages. There is rodeo action in Driggs on Friday nights all summer starting at 8 pm. and in Tetonia too (the nights fluctuate). 10$ p/p and cash only (kids cheaper or free). The Teton Rock Gym near the GeoTourism Center in Driggs is fabulous. They have an open gym most days from 3 – 9 pm. They also offer all day classes Monday, Wednesday and Friday for instruction.

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                                                                Additional $25/per person/per day over 8 persons. Does not apply to Infants and small children.

                                                                33 Reviews
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