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Yellowstone Retreat, Year Round Outdoor Recreation.

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom With Extra Sleeping Area, 1 1/2 Bath, Sleeps Up To 9, Fire Pit, 3 Deck

With beds for up to 9 adults, this adorable cabin reflects the love and artistry of its owners in the woodwork and decor. Granite counter tops, high end appliances, washer/dryer, stained glass accents, and more. Soak in the antique Claw Foot tub or enjoy your morning coffee while watching moose and other wildlife from any of the 3 decks before heading out on your Yellowstone or other outdoors adventures. Island Park is a year round outdoor activity mecca. Just minutes from Yellowstone, world famous fishing, snowmobiling, skiing, etc. We can even offer concierge services to help arrange your tours/activities while staying here. Anything from snowmobile/ATV rentals to Yellowstone tours (summer or winter snow coach), to hunting/fishing guide services. You name it. Multilingual guide services also available with advanced notice. Owners live near enough to be helpful with your every need yet far enough to give you the seclusion and privacy you require. Situated on two acres, the lush pine forest is home to many curious creatures. Chipmunks and squirrels are often on the window sills and decks. The back yard fire pit is perfect for making smores, roasting hot dogs, or just hanging out, recounting the day's adventures, having fun, and making memories that will last through generations.

Mike and Lorie Retford
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Mike and Lorie Retford

Mike and Lorie are an active adventurous couple who love the Island Park area. Mike is a retired veterinarian and avid outdoors man and Lorie is a creative artistic angel who puts up with him. They enjoy all of the outdoor activities this incredible location offers and are happy to share their experience with their guests. Because we live only two miles away from this cabin, we can readily respond to any need you may have very quickly. Nevertheless we respect our guests privacy and will not bother you unless requested.

Mike is also a stand-up comic and impressionist and is always eager to entertain, often making appearances at local dining establishments and other venues. We are committed to make your visit the most pleasant experience possible by making ourselves available to assist you in anything you may need whenever possible. Mike is fluent in Spanish and there are many people in the area who speak a wide variety of languages. If you give us enough advanced notice, we can arrange for a guide/interpreter for you at a reasonable cost.

Come and see why we fell in love with this place. You'll love it too.

Mike and Lorie Retford purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Mike and Lorie Retford chose Idaho

Few areas provide such opportunities to have moose, dear,and other wildlife walk through the yard on a regular basis. Even the occasional bear! Neighbors are rarely present making it a very peaceful getaway. Another unique benefit of renting from us is the 'concierge' service we can provide. We can arrange for snowmobiles/ATV's to be sitting in the driveway when you arrive, gassed up and ready for you to enjoy. We can also arrange tours into Yellowstone (summer or winter), white water rafting, kayaking, zip line tours, snow skiing at a variety of resorts including Big Sky and Grand Targhee, boat rentals, etc. This area is famous for the year round recreational activities available to visitors. If a quiet, peaceful rest is more to your liking, just relax by the gas fireplace or enjoy watching the majestic pines sway in the breeze against the clean blue sky. Either way, we're sure you'll find what you're looking for in this property.

What makes this cabin unique

Although the cabin has comforts such as high end appliances, a new gas fireplace, and beautiful granite counter tops, the early 1900's vintage stove that came with the cabin really set the mood for everything else we did with the place. To us, the stove is a precious showpiece of american history. The antique claw foot tub is so comfortable to soak in, you may never want to leave. The cozy, warm wood interior features many custom details. Lorie is a gifted woodworker and has made lamps, cabinets, wall hangings, and little touches that really give the place a unique charm. There is a moose cow who brings her calf by each spring to show them off. Several of her calves are now large themselves and still frequent the yard. There are so many fishing, boating, hiking, biking, skiing and sightseeing opportunities near by that we still haven't seen or done them all after years of living here full time. The community is full of kind friendly people who are eager to help visitors enjoy this area we are privileged to call home.


Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Bar 030
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Island Park Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Idaho State Highway 20
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
82 Miles
Big Sky or Grand Targhee
Car: recommended

Yellowstone Park only minutes away. Fantastic year round recreation. Snowmobiling, ice fishing, skiing in winter. Countless outdoor activities in summer.


Island Park Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Huge antique cast iron claw foot tub in main full bath. Toilet and sink in half bath upstairs.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Features access to front deck/balcony
  • 3 bedroom. Queen bed in master. Full bed in 2nd bedroom. Bonus room sleeper. two queen sleeper sofas in living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.93617 based on 47 reviews

Wonderful cabin

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful cabin in the woods and was the perfect spot for our Yellowstone and Teton adventures. The little things like the movie collection put this place over the top. Would stay again or would recommend to anyone planning a family trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. It is very important to us that our guests enjoy our beloved cabin! We are thrilled you had a great time. We hope to have the privilege of hosting you again.
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Peaceful, relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage after spending a week horseback riding in Wyoming... so loved (!) the deep bathtub! Everything one needed was there, and excellent directions for groceries on the way in. Lovely personal touches from owners throughout the property made it feel a home from home. Would definitely stay again!

Hare Warren , England

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing!!! Exceeded our expectations!!! Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing cabin and host

  • 5 of 5

The Woodland Retreat is magical. A beautiful cabin, very well equipped, at an amazing location with incredible views. Mike and Lorie are the best hosts, attentive and responsive. They made our visit unforgettable. Only regret is we couldn't stay longer...

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Vegas, NV USA

Loved it!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Mike and Lori's lovely cabin. The cabin is a gorgeous, rustic, artsy getaway in the woods. It is very cozy with tons of creative, rustic decor that has everything you need to make meals, do laundry, keep yoiung kids entertained, and have a terrific vacation. We forgot some of our hiking gear and Mike helped us out which was much appreciated. We roasted dogs and marshmallows at the fire pit many a night making the kids extremely happy. The drive to Yellowstone's west entrance is easy and beautiful and there are great things to do nearby as well e.g. Harriman State Park, Boondock's restaurant, etc. Thanks Mike and Lorie for letting us stay and for your tremendous hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you Mike and Laurie for being awsome hosts. We had such a great time. Your cabin had all that we needed and more!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Insurance $59

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
*cleaning deposit will be refunded if cabin is left as it was when you arrived, clean and undamaged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.