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WHISPERING PINES CABIN FOREST RETREAT--ISLAND PARK IDAHO WOODS NEAR YELLOWSTONE

Don Schwemmer, S & S Investments, LLC

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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WHISPERING PINES CABIN FOREST RETREAT--ISLAND PARK IDAHO WOODS NEAR YELLOWSTONE

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cabin in Island Park - Whispering Pines

4 bedroom, 3-1/2 bath, sleeps maximum 10

A great retreat for a small get-together, fishing or snowmobiling trip, Yellowstone vacation, corporate retreat, or couples getaway. Whispering Pines, located 45 minutes from the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park, sits on 2 acres of heavily wooded pine trees in an easy-to-access, out-of-the-way subdivision.

Island Park has so much to offer the outdoor person. The cabin is off Yale-Kilgore Road about 7 miles west of Idaho Highway 20. Peace and serenity surround the lodge. Over 3500 square feet provide lots of elbow room here. The two-car attached garage is uncommon for rentals in the area. Relaxing on the peaceful, large deck surrounded by the woods finishes off the day of enjoying outdoor activities, geological wonders, and wildlife.

You'll see reflections of the forests and wildlife in the decor and comfortable furniture throughout the cabin. The living room has views of the woods and features a massive floor to vault natural river rock gas fireplace.

Main Floor: Master BR, reclining sofas & chairs: The living room features a massive 2-1/2 story natural river rock fireplace with a large wrap-around hearth, comfortable reclining sofas and chairs, and two doors leading out to the deck. A wall-mounted HD satellite TV/Blue-ray disk player is handy for news and entertainment.

The wrap-around deck holds two six-foot picnic tables, lots of deck chairs, a child's bench, and two gas barbeque grills.

The kitchen has an open floor plan with wood floors, most cooking supplies, appliances, cookbooks, and staples. We hazard to guess this is best-stocked kitchen you've seen in a vacation rental. So you won't need to haul or buy most seasonings, sweeteners, dry goods, oil, foil, things to boil. Bring your own canned goods and perishables. (There are small full-line grocery stores in West Yellowstone and Ashton--both about 35 miles north and south, respectively.) Four built-in bar stools and dining area to seat 10.

A wide variety of books, brochures, and magazines are located throughout the cabin: the local area, wildlife, recreation, cooking, condensed novels, fact books, travel, childrens and teens books, inspirational, poetry, history.

The main floor master suite is the 'River Room' and has a private door to the deck. It features a king-size log pole bed, private bath with a soaking tub and a separate glass shower, and double sinks. Another bathroom with a shower (no tub) is handy on the main floor. Laundry facilities are also on the main floor.

Second Floor: two loft areas, three themed bedrooms: The open balcony area on the upper level offers views of a nearby mountain and great lounge and conversation seating looking down on the living room, the rock fireplace, and into the woods--wonderful retreat for reading, games, visiting, contemplating the universe, daydreaming, or napping. Bedroom two (the 'Bear Room') on the upper level has a queen-size log pole bed and room for a crib, cot, or airbed (all available in the cabin). Bedroom three (the 'Moose Room'), also on the upper level, has another queen-size log bed and a queen sofa bed. Bedroom four (the 'Buffalo Room'), on the upper level, has a full-size log pole bed and features a bonus loft with a set of twin-size log bunk beds. All rooms furnished with dressers and seating; the Bear and Moose rooms have closets.

Bonus room: entertainment, games, satellite TV: The recreational room above the garage is the 'Yellowstone Room': a large space decorated with a wall quilt and photos of Yellowstone and the Tetons and equipped with an entertainment center--VCR, DVD player, satellite TV, game console--foosball table, a full-size futon, sofa, love seat, two recliners, plenty of floor pillows, an air bed, custom log board game table, and lots of floor space for games and gathering. You'll find in this room a loft area (the 'soft loft), a large choice of games (from Monopoly and Yatzee to Twister, crocodile golf, and brain games) videos (including Yellowstone, wildlife, & family videos), puzzles, and books, a white board, for a variety of entertainment options. There is even an old sewing machine if you want to stitch a bit.

Cell-phone service may not be available in the cabin depending on your carrier. So you can truly 'get away' if you want. (Stepping outside may improve your signal; the metal roof may interfere with interior reception.) NO internet or land telephone connection is provided at the cabin. There are local businesses that may provide internet capabilities.

More extras:

A few small toys and stuffed animals, Lincoln Logs, etc., are available to keep the younger ones occupied. Lots of towels and extra sheets and blankets and warm throws fill the linen closet and cabinets. Some sweatshirts, light jackets, hats, gloves, ear warmers, hiking packs and poles are around the cabin in case you want to enjoy the cooler mountain evening air or want to take a walk around the neighborhood or in the Park. You can peruse gazeteers of the trails in Idaho and Montana, road atlases, area recreation pamphlets and brochures, log home magazines, etc.

We make sure you'll have plenty of napkins, paper towels, tissue, cleaning supplies, detergents, hand soap, shampoo, body wash, hair dryers, cuddly blankets, iPod players, night lights, kitchen wraps, foils, bags, tablecloths for in and out.

A firepit out in the woods is fun to sit on the logs and cook marshmallows, some-mores and hotdogs, quiet night firesides with memory and story sharing, and warming up. There is usually an extra cooler in the garage and a fishing pole or two. Within a few miles is Stoddard Mill Pond, a stocked pond for children.

When the snow is gone, we often see deer within several feet of the cabin--especially in the early evening and morning, huge owls, squirrels, chipmunks, marmots (rock chucks), grouse, bats, robins built a nest on the deck, chickadee, sometimes a mountain bluebird or hawk. While walking in the neighborhood we've seen moose; the neighbors have spotted bears in the north meadow, elk, and foxes. We hear coyotes when out in the evenings at times. Each month of the spring through fall, different colors of wildflowers show in the woods. You'll discover some great photo backgrounds just by the cabin or in it!

No, we don't have air conditioning, but rarely need it. We are at about 6,300 feet above sea level, and it cools down significantly every night. Although sometimes in July and in August, the high temperature may be in the 90s for a couple weeks, the nights can be 40 degrees cooler. The cabin has several ceiling fans and additional portable fans and heaters. The main floor has central heat with an auxilliary propane unit in the living room; the second level has in-wall individually-controlled heaters in each room.

During snowmobile season, we keep the driveway plowed and attempt to keep the walkways cleared. You can sled out north from the cabin into the neighbor's meadow (with permission) then northwest to Yale-Kilgore Road leading you to hundreds of miles of groomed trails. The driveway has sufficient cleared parking area for your trailers and trucks. Some of our guests back in the driveway to unload trailers beside or in front of the garage.

We have a new county home occupation permit, which ordinance was implemented in 2011 governing short-term rentals, and are in compliance (or beyond) all requirements for safety, health, capacity limits, neighborliness, and hospitality. We, therefore, have been required to lower our capacity even further to 10 people. You'll see we in-turn, lowered our year-round rates also.

Please, NO SMOKING ANYWHERE on property. No pets. No snowmobiles in garage.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Don Schwemmer, S & S Investments, LLC (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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Guestbook comments from the owner

IN ISLAND PARK SNOWMOBILING AND STAYED AT WHISPERING PINES, ABSOLUTELY CANNOT BE BEAT! EVERYTHING ABOUT IT IS DONE RIGHT. WE STAY IN TWO TO THREE CABINS A YEAR AND THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST ONE WE HAVE EVER STAYED IN.
Jan 2010
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Reviews

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Whispering PInes Cabin Forest Retreat--Island Park Idaho Woods near Yellowstone
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Whispering PInes Cabin Forest Retreat--Island Park Idaho Woods near Yellowstone
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Island Park Yellowstone
5

Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 out of 5
The Whispering Pines Cabin was a perfect place for a large group. We all had our own space to retreat to when needed, the decor was warm and welcoming, and this has got to be the most thought-planning, well-stocked place I have ever came across in my travels; from the filled kitchen pantry and the luxurious sheets and towels to the many amenities throughout the house. Thank you for sharing this lovely place.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Providing this cabin for your relaxing and enjoyable get-away and positive, exceptional, life-long memories is our mission.
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Whispering PInes Cabin Forest Retreat--Island Park Idaho Woods near Yellowstone
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Island Park Yellowstone
5

Everyone should stay here!

  • 5 out of 5
This cabin is amazing! It is clean and beautifully decorated. The fireplace is amazing. Our kids loved the loft bunkbeds, and the big family room. The kitchen had everything you could need for cooking. The scenery is so peaceful and relaxing. You will not go wrong if you stay here! We had 6 in our group and this cabin was so large that you couldnt even hear the kids upstairs playing. This is a great family cabin with lots of toys and games for kids and adult alike. We will be back this summer.
The Carroll Clan
  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay; come back again soon!
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Whispering PInes Cabin Forest Retreat--Island Park Idaho Woods near Yellowstone
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Island Park Yellowstone
Southampton, Ontario
5

Peace and Serenity

  • 5 out of 5
I needed some time to relax and took my family up to The Whispering Pines cabin. We loved the garage for unpacking. From the moment of entry into it's knotty pine wood decor, we felt we found that peaceful cabin feel we were looking for. Each room brought more awes and excitement as we experienced the nicely decorated wood furnishings. The kitchen was furnished which made it easy to walk right in and start our vacation. The floor to ceiling fireplace was not only stunning and enjoyable from both floors, but soothing to sit next to and relax. Having a Gas BBQ available was great! Sitting out on the wrap around deck brought me that peace I was looking for. The bedrooms were all well decorated with their nature themes. The master was lovely and it had perfect access to the hot tub. One of our favorite places was the upstairs family room. This room offered us diverse entertainment, from Board Games, a DVD player and a Foosball Table. There was plenty of room for all our family fun. The outdoor fire pit would have added to our stay, but we just ran out of time to use it.
I had a lovely time and told my children they would have to drag me away from there, kicking and screaming, in order to get me to leave. I had found the peace and serenity that I desired.
Our family pans on coming back to this lovely cabin. Thanks, Charlene, for this great opportunity.

Paula Ashcraft
Pembroke Pines, FL
  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2011
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much; we're glad you enjoyed your stay. We welcome you to come visit us again soon. Through the fall of 2011, we are offering a free iPad with a two-week+ booking or an iPod for a one-week+ stay for any time this year. We are always looking to improve our guests' experience.
We recently received our permit newly issued by Fremont County after successful inspection and fulfillment of new ordinance requirements. That's why we've had to reduce our maximum capacity to 10 people for a very large 4-bedroom property. (Plenty of room in the square-footage; it's the septic drain field that's restricted us.) We've also reduced our price and made it $300 for each night no matter what time of year.
As always, though, we provide more than almost any cabin in the area. This truly is your HOME AWAY from home!
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Whispering PInes Cabin Forest Retreat--Island Park Idaho Woods near Yellowstone
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Island Park Yellowstone
5

Definately worth every penny

  • 5 out of 5
Everything about this cabin, from the stocked kitchen to the clean bedrooms and well kept property exceeded our expectations. Beautiful place to stay and the pictures here don't do the cabin justice. I highly recommend booking a stay here.
  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Whispering PInes Cabin Forest Retreat--Island Park Idaho Woods near Yellowstone
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Island Park Yellowstone
9695 s Dunsinane South Jordan Ut 84095
5

Fantastic trip

  • 5 out of 5
Our trip to the cabin Feb 2nd thru Feb 6th was incredible. We booked off the web site and pictures provided of the cabin (which were beautiful). We arrived as planned and was just amazed by the cabin and the accommodations that are provided with the cabin. It was more than we expected and are still simply amazed with the beauty of this cabin. Normally when someone say’s that it is stocked with dishes, spices, towels, etc. you are disappointed. However in this case, WOW there is a ton of everything supplied as far as even board games. We have rented cabins in the area before and this one is definitely the very best. The kids (grown up kids ?) had a riot playing foosball and having tournaments. Snowmobiling was also great. We will definitely be planning another trip. Charlene was great to work with booking the trip.
  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2011
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Whispering PInes Cabin Forest Retreat--Island Park Idaho Woods near Yellowstone
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Island Park Yellowstone
San Diego, CA
5

Great Idaho cabin rental

  • 5 out of 5
Stayed there in July with more than a bunch of family and friends with room layout, space and accommodations for all. Our kids were safe and yet had a great experience inside and out. There is no drywall in this cabin, this is a real log cabin with great huge stone fireplace 2 stories tall inside. Highly recommend it!
  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
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Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you! Come back again soon.
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Idaho Falls
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Boondocks
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Island Park Village
Nearest Motorway
7.5 Miles
Highway 20 and Yale-Kilgore Road
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Boondocks (open during peak summer & winter)
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Grand Targhee Ski Resort, Alta, Wyoming
Car: necessary

Just north of Island Park Reservoir and in the Henry's Fork of the Snake River, Idaho, area, about a 45-minute drive from the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park and West Yellowstone, Montana, you'll find this large cabin tucked in a 2-acre wooded lot with easy year-round access. From snowmobiling to fishing, sightseeing, hiking, golf, 4-wheeling--you'll find a vast array of outdoor activities and sights and sites available here. 90 minutes from Idaho Falls Airport and 5 hours north of Salt Lake City.

Other Activities: Near Yellowstone National Park--45 minutes from the west entrance in West Yellowstone, Montana; Cabin is located in Island Park, Idaho; Near Henry's Fork.

Great snowmobiling with an array of groomed trails. Four-wheeling in the summer takes you to breathtaking views.

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Availability & Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $750
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes 6% Idaho Sales Tax & 2% Idaho Lodging Tax additional to nightly or weekly rate.
Separate $750 refundable damage deposit
Rental deposit of half the total rental rate required at booking
Payment in full due 30 days before arrival

Personal checks or credit card accepted

Maximum occupancy allowed by local ordinance is 10 people age 2 and above
NO ADDITIONAL CLEANING FEE
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Island Park in Yellowstone

Property Type:
  • cabin
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Rumpus Room
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Upper Level Bonus Room Half Bath - Toilet , Half bath
    Master Bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Master suite
    Main Floor 3/4 Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , No bath tub
    Upper Level Full Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Full bath
  • Master bath: separate shower and deep soaking tub, 2 sinks. 2nd main floor bath: shower only. 2nd floor: has tub/shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2: Bear Room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Portable crib
    Bedroom 3: Moose Room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 4: Buffalo Room - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Twin bunks in loft
    Master River Room 'The River Room' - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Attached full bath
  • Maximum 10 (maximum allowed by law) persons age 2 and older
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Decking
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
2-1/2-story river rock fireplace is the focal point viewable from second story balcony area also. Most cooking and baking staples stocked--things you would not find in just any vacation rental! No telephone land line; some cell phone users will find reception intermittent or not available at the cabin because of metal roof and relatively remote location; no Internet connection. You can truly be 'on vacation'.
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