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Charming cabin with views of Henry's Lake and only 13 miles to West Yellowstone

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, Henry's Lake view, 13 minutes to West Yellowstone

For rent is our beautiful cabin in Island Park. The cabin sits on half an acre with views of the Sawtelle mountains, the northeast shore of Henry's Lake and just 13 short miles from West Yellowstone. This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cabin sleeps 8 and puts you in the middle of everything Island Park and Yellowstone has to offer. The original cabin is a hand-scraped whole log cabin, completely renovated and newly decorated in 2013. Our cabin is a charming, secluded, comfortable place to stay while you adventure through Yellowstone, fish on Henrys Lake or nearby Hebgen Lake, hike, bike, horseback ride and more. ATV/Rafting/Horseback tours and the West Yellowstone rodeo are just 10 minutes away. At the end of the day, grill on the patio or sit around the fire pit outside.

*Almost all area rental agreements require that you drop off all your trash at a landfill that is about a 1/2 hour drive each way but we provide trash removal service with your booking.

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Nancy Rumsey
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Nancy Rumsey

We live in Utah and my husband and I are the parents of four great kids and the cutest grand babies you have ever seen. My husband is a contractor and I am a stay at home mom/decorator/rehab addict (I have a passion for remodeling homes).

Nancy Rumsey purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Nancy Rumsey chose Idaho

We have vacationed here for years and fell in love with Henry's Lake. Over the years, we have developed a love for flyfishing and this has become our children's favorite place. When looking for a cabin in the area, of course I wanted the one with the most potential that needed a lot of love. We completely overhauled the cabin in November of 2013 (yes it was about 30 below zero) and continue to improve it yearly. We love this little cabin and have many wonderful memories here.

What makes this cabin unique

Only 13 miles from West Yellowstone. We have many favorite places to go and things to do and would be happy to share those with you to make the most of your vacation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and some of our friends stayed in this seemingly rustic cabin which had been remodeled with all the wanted features. We especially appreciated the wonderful antique furniture. The kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms were very nicely stocked. We were glad about the location of the cabin. We have spent the last twenty years renting on the other side of the longest mainstreet in the USA. We enjoyed snow shoe trips on the nearby Continental Divide, and up the draws behind the cabin. We still cross country skied our favorite Buffalo River trails and then enjoyed the sunsets over Henry's Lake from "our" cabin. We liked the warm, cozy feeling of the cabin and the "character" found in our habitat of four days. In the past we have skied a couple of miles into isolated retreats. The short 100 yard walk to this unique cabin was well worth the effort....the snow plow never showed up. No worries, we loved our time alone together overlooking the views of northern Island Park.
Dec 2012
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Island Park Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , upstairs bedroom has large jetted tub
  • 2 full bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , upstairs bedroom has two queen beds and a set of bunk beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom on main floor with king bed and bathroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Charming cabin with views of Henry's Lake and only 13 miles to West Yellowstone
average rating of 4.733333 based on 33 reviews

Great retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We vacationed to this great cabin for 3 nights while exploring Yellowstone national park. My husband & I stayed upstairs with our kids & the grandparents took the master bedroom on the main floor. The cabin looks even better in person than the pics. Very clean & stocked. The fire pit was great! The view and the porch were amazing. We wish we could've stayed longer. The property is right on the main road, but accessed by a side road and it didn't really feel like it because of the elevation & trees & such. Thanks for providing a great place to stay instead of those crowded old hotels! Loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Easy drive to Yellowstone NP

  • 5 of 5

We really appreciated how well stocked the cabin was and all the travel tips from the owner. The kitchen has all the cookware you need to make dinners at night after a day in the park.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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amazing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Nancy the owner was so helpful from the very beginning. When we arrived at the cabin, it was perfect, so clean and cozy and it was literally stocked with anything you could possibly need, including coffee and bear spray! We did not need the bear spray , thank goodness! The beds were comfy and there was TV's , with cable , nice to watch after a long day . We grilled out . She had written instructions about various things and a nice selection of pamphlets on things to do. The view is breathtaking. The trip to West Yellowstone was about 20 minutes, not so bad. I have stayed in other Home Away places and this was by far a place you could call "home" Thank you for your hospitality . This was our first time in Yellowstone and it willl not be our last. Many thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debbie, Thank you so much for your kind words. You were an absolute pleasure to work with, please come visit again!
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Nice Place - As advertised

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place. Kitchen was very well stocked with all you need to prepare a meal (to be honest never had a kitchen this nice and well stocked in a VRBO). Kitchen table seats 6 with room to spare. Cabin was a little further from Henry Lake than I though but the views of the lake and mountain were nice. Very easy drive to Yellowstone. Only negative I could find was the cabin is very close to a highway but the traffic was minimal. Would stay again! Thank you Nancy and family for sharing your cabin with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This cute little cabin is a great place to escape. Just a few minutes from Yellowstone and so much to do around here. One of our favorite vacations!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kim, Im so happy you had a great time! Nancy
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Superb house

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and clean house.Owner was responsive within minutes if we had any concerns.Very close to west entrance and would definitely comeback.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying, please come back any time!
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Idaho Falls and West Yellowstone airport
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Jackson Hole and Big Sky Montana
Car: necessary

Close to groomed Snowmobile & ATV Trails, Henry's Lake, Henry's Fork Snake River, Island Park Reservoir, West Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, Tetons, and Yellowstone National Park.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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