Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-11)
- english, french
About Frank Symington
I've lived in many US states working in research until I became primary caregiver for two infant daughters and moved to Wyoming in the '90s. After periods teaching science and operating a forestry business, I retired and moved to France to reunite with a college chère amie. These days I regularly visit Mountain Shangri-La to savor its splendors, connect with Nature, and grow closer to loved ones.
Frank Symington purchased this Cabin in 2000
Why Frank Symington chose Dubois
Before finding Mountain Shangri-La, I visited half a dozen Wyoming communities within a few hours drive from my home in Rock Springs. Dubois had it all. It's a jewel with rustic, creative, and natural charm. The area's mountains, badlands, and river systems are irresistible. Since then, land and property values have risen sharply, but my place there is buffered by its location and land ownership in the area.
What makes this Cabin unique
Please see reviewer comments--this place offers incomparable views. Enjoy a kaleidoscope of rugged peaks, verdant valleys, painted badlands, and monumental swathes of forest with ever-changing perspectives as weather and lighting turn the dial to show new, unique panoramas. At night, dark starry skies present spectacular views of the heavens, meteor showers, and sometimes colorful Northern Lights. On-site porta-beds and chairs let you conveniently settle out in the meadow, snuggle under blankets with binoculars, and thrill to celestial sights unique to this environment. The property is secluded and very private--no drive-by traffic--and with its ~50 acres bordering Shoshone National Forest, it's expansive. You can roam forever. Wildlife abounds, with elk, deer, and moose making appearances in the large meadow in front of the cabin, and all manner of song birds and other mammals spending time within sight of the place through much of the year. The cabin has lots of classic Western charm and an eclectic library for PC-weary readers who want to savor the vanishing luxury of dozing in a gently swinging hammock, book at hand. Games, cards, puzzles, and objects of interest give you and your family lots to explore and to do together when you're inside, and the open layout with its dining, kitchen, and living room areas promotes casual exchange among those in your party.
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Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Unforgettable views to behold
Enjoy a secluded cabin with a view that goes on forever .....very comfy and intriguing. Mr Frank even had the chill out by having us a warm fire in the fireplace...he was so quick to respond to any questions we had. Our stay was enjoyed by all....just DONT use AVIS car rental ...we were never told they suddenly left airport....we got off plane to NO Avis counter like last year...No one to even tell us where or what to do...a shuttle took us to a old warehouse 30 minutes away...
Other than that our Vaccation was a Blast!!!!!
Saw the first snow of the season ...:)
Fabulous Veiws, Great access to Yellowstone, Teatons
My main regret to leaving such a wonderful review of this property is that it may make it harder for us to book it again in the future. My selfishness aside. What a wonderful property. The views are fabulous. The access to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park is great. There are also awesome wonderful local hikes in the Dubois area and easy access to the quaint Du Boise downtown. The house and property are truly a remarkable place. The cabin is very private and secluded we even saw a bear one evening on the road to the cabin. The cabin the owner Frank is quite accommodating and showed great concern for our comfort and happiness.
Off the charts!!!
Amazing views. Truly magnificent. Enjoyed the character of the cabin and it's easy access Dubois, Tetons National Park, and Jackson Hole. Luv luv!!!
This cabin is perfect for anyone that is looking to get away. The cabin is well maintained and in great condition. The views are spectacular! Trail riding at Chimney Rock ranch, fly fishing in the Wind River, hiking from the cabin up to the old fire lookout, fishing in Brooks lake and taking a trip to Yellowstone all from this beautiful cabin.
Secluded comfort, with a truly exceptional view of the Absaroka Range across the Wind River valley. Everything exactly as represented in the listing. Quiet and private. Felt like being on top of a mountain all by ourselves. Owner was prompt and thorough in responding to our questions.
We took some amazing hikes and left good maps in the cabin. I especially recommend Lake Louise. We encountered 2 bands of Bighorn sheep on our way to the Jade Lake trailhead; and then my wife saw one of the same rams the next day as part of a National Bighorn Sheep Center field trip. Recommend visitors make time for the Center.
We didn't want to do much cooking, so we got to try several local restaurants. Recommend Wilderness Boundary at Lava Mountain Lodge, Nostalgia Bistro and Rustic Steakhouse. And Kathy's Koffee for lunch. Local people very friendly and accommodating. We had trails mostly to ourselves -- a welcome contrast with still-crowded Yellowstone. Saw deer and eagles in the immediate vicinity of the cabin on a daily basis. Overall, an excellent value.
Private cabin with stunning views
This cabin has it all. Privacy, hiking, close to local attractions and the view is absolutely spectacular. The owner was easy to work with and had everything ready for us. We would definitely recommend a stay here.
The property and adjoining area allow for camping, fishing, hiking, climbing, hunting, rock collecting, visits to Yellowstone and Teton Nat'l Parks, the Shoshone Nat'l Forest, learning about Native American and Old West culture. See many wildlife species, butterflies and wildflowers in season, and dark starry skies right from the property.