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Custom Log Cabin Surrounded By Grand Teton Views

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Leslie Roth
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

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.

Amenities

Tetonia Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bodega apartment
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Custom Log Cabin Surrounded By Grand Teton Views
average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews
5

Beautiful cabin surrounded with a magnificent view

  • 5 of 5

There was not a single negative that we encountered during our stay! My (now) husband and my families arrived on a Thursday, we had the most beautiful wedding ceremony on a Saturday and then we started traveling for our Honeymoon on that Saturday. I wish we could have stayed longer and definitely look forward to coming back for our one year anniversary!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazingly unique find with picturesque view of the Tetons!

  • 5 of 5

I am thrilled we stumbled upon this special property! The house beautifully built and filled with amazing artifacts from around the world. We stayed for a week to celebrate my parent's anniversary and it slept 7 adults (3 couples) comfortably. The house is on a quiet and wide open property, which is a nice reprieve from the touristy hustle and bustle of the Teton Village and Jackson Hole. We spent many nights in the wood fire hot tub and used the firepit to roast hot dogs and s'mores. I can't say enough about how much or family treasured this experience. Don and Leslie are amazing hosts!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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5

Wonderful Setting and Thoughtful Owners

  • 5 of 5

Fun and beautiful place to spend a portion of the summer. Due to the heavy snows this winter, the creek flowed behind the house for our entire stay. It provided a fun place for our 4 little ones to play and explore. The Tetons are in full view of the home. We ate outside almost every meal, enjoying the good weather and the backdrop of the Tetons. An occasional deer would make its way into the alfalfa field some nights. The home is surrounded by lawn and a firepit is located just off the lawn among the sage brush--roasting sticks are there as needed.

There is a cute outbuilding which we used as a bunk house at night and school house during the day. It has a fun sleeping deck where three small children could sleep.

The wood fired hot tub was really a special amenity. It has a snorkel stove which can be stoked with wood and heats up the water. It takes a few hours to get hot but we enjoyed the ritual of stoking it every hour. Life definitely slows down at Thistle Dew which we welcomed coming in from San Francisco.

Don and Leslie could not have been more kind. They are low-key, thoughtful and good people who love sharing their home with friends and those who are looking to experience the Teton Valley.

In terms of location, Thistle Dew is located just where the Teton foothills meet the level farmland. I prefer this location to some of the other homes we saw in the flat lands of the central Teton Valley.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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5

Awesome!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Thistle Dew cabin was absolutely fantastic! We loved everything about it.....except leaving. I plan on coming back. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and sharing your peaceful slice of heaven.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Magical Wonderland Getaway

  • 5 of 5

'Thistle Dew', Thistle Dew' my friends! This experience goes beyond 'this will do'! We had an amazing trip, everything about this lovely property says adventure, unique, magical! Beautiful, cozy and warm log cabin that makes you want to stay longer. Leslie and Don have designed a piece of their heart and souls, pleasingly ingenious as well as creative, artisitc and a lovely, rustic touch of home. We needed this to rejuvinate our souls and spirits and got so much more than expected. So much to enjoy here, from alpine to cross country skiing at Grand Targhee or Jackson Hole to hiking the beautiful valley of Tetonia. There's something for all! It was such a pleasure to come back from slopes to enjoy the sprawling decks to enjoy the sunshine, snow and happy hour. The magnificent views of the TETONS could be enjoyed from every room at all times of the day. Found myself wanting to experience every nook and cranny in the cabin from lounging and reading on the window bench or napping in the loft above the wood stove, there was always something to enjoy. The wood burning sauna was a delight and all wood was chopped and ready to go.

Thistle Dew offers all the accomodatins of home, we spent alot of time eating here making all kinds of culinary delights...homemade cinnamon rolls to appies and libations at happy hour. Easy access to all, quaint towns of Driggs and Victor, mountains, grocery & organic food store, dining places (our favorite KNOTTY PINE SUPPER CLUB), as well as best Apres' Ski in town, Tarp Bar and Grill at Targhee moutain, fun fun live music with cool Celtic Rock band. Last but not least, our hosts, Leslie and Don, were super attentive to detail and a pleasure to meet. You cannot go wrong with this choice! we are hoping to go back again for some fly fishing this summer and hope to gather for family reunion some day in the future. Sharing this experience with our children and great friends is a once in life time event here!

Needless to say i cannot forget my little 'Winnie', he is our year old labrador that fell in love here. This is heaven for any dog lover, owners love dogs too! This is a must hope you will enjoy the same feeling soon.

Thank you so much Leslie and Don! Our trip was just what we needed and you made it extra, extra special. Jules, John, Laura and Winnie

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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5

Amazing home in a beautiful place to unplug/unwind!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five including three young boys stayed at Thistledew for the final three nights of our ski vacation, looking for a place to unwind and explore. We couldn't have found a better spot. The only technology we used was "Alexa" to play music! The boys had acres to roam/explore and enjoyed the sports equipment on hand to play football, baseball, soccer, learn horseshoes and even fly kites. We enjoyed the real woodstove sauna and the woodstove in the home kept the place cozy. The beds were so comfortable the kids had to drag us out each morning. We used the telescope to watch the lifts run at Grand Targhee and spied three of Jupiter's moons on one clear night. I can't say enough about the view of the Tetons from the front porch. We were late getting on the road (meant to leave super early) for our long drive back because we had to have one more coffee in the rocking chairs enjoying the view and the birdsong. Our boys have asked a few times when we are going back! Hopefully next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Idaho Falls, Idaho
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
driggs, Idaho
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Grand Targhee Ski
Car: necessary

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 information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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