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Caribou Mountain Retreat. Jackson Hole Vicinity (70 mi) Recreational Paradise!

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Welcome to our cabin retreat located at the base of Caribou Mountain adjacent to both the Caribou National Forest and the Grays Lake National Wildlife refuge in Southeastern Idaho. We sit on approximately 80 acres in the midst of a recreational wonderland.

There are miles and miles of forest trails to hike, bike, cross country ski, snowshoe, snowmobile, ATV or horseback ride right from our front door. You can be fishing premier trout streams and mountain lakes within minutes, including the South Fork of the Snake River, Blackfoot River and Reservoir, Salt River, Grays River and our home water Tincup Creek. The Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge is home to many species of wildlife and a birders haven. We often have resident populations of moose, deer, elk and sand hill cranes right on our property. This is a trophy hunting area for all big game species. Arrangements can be made with local outfitters and guides for both hunting and fishing.

Most of all we offer tranquil seclusion. Enjoy some downtime and the beautiful scenery and wildlife. The closest towns with facilities are 30-40 miles away. Jackson Hole, Wyoming is about 70 miles and a great day trip. Your accommodations are self sufficient and luxurious. The guest quarters are not in the main cabin but occupy the upper floor of an adjacent log sided building. The accommodations feature an open floor plan of approximately 1000 square feet. There is a king size bed, double sofa sleeper, hardwood floors, eat- in kitchen, full bath, gas fireplace and laundry facilities. Even though we are secluded you will enjoy high speed internet, telephone service, satellite television, shared use of the spa, barbecue, outdoor campfire and much more.

We welcome guests with horses and can arrange boarding for up to four horses. We have a three-stall barn and three adjacent outdoor pens. Additionally we have approximately 10 acres fenced with horse-safe Centaur fencing. We also have facilities for trailers and RV’s with one full hook-up. An adjacent ranch has additional RV facilities.

Your hosts, Cheryl and Chuck Greenhawt, or our neighbors Brian and Alicia Muir can assist you in planning your visit. We are always pleased to share our knowledge of the area and can often be persuaded to ride or fish with our guests.

Keywords: Cabin- Separate Guest Quarters

More Details

Charles (Chuck) Greenhawt
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2018

Why Charles (Chuck) Greenhawt chose Wayan

In the mid nineties we were searching for property to someday retire to and spend our summers horseback riding and fishing. We wanted more than just a couple of acres in subdivision. We found this property that fulfilled all of our dreams. 80 acres adjacent to national forest riding tails and many streams and lakes nearby to fish. The isolation and serenity were welcome but we were persuaded to build a cabin big enough to welcome lots of family and friends. In 2007 we finished building our dream retreat and now split our time between our cabin, travelling and our other home in Salt Lake City.


What makes this studio unique

There aren't many places where you can truly enjoy 360 degree views of breathtaking scenery. We enjoy simply sitting on the back porch to enjoy the views and watch the wildlife.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Wayan in Bonneville County

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • The downstairs laundry facility has a toilet and a large laundry sink. The upstairs has a private full bath with a tub/shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The Guest Quarters are an open floor plan and the sleeping area is not private from the convertible bed and the kitchen area.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
Horse Boarding, RV Hook Up. Large outdoor fire pit.


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Caribou Mountain Retreat. Jackson Hole Vicinity (70 mi) Recreational Paradise!
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Grant Fl

Fantastic stay with fantastic owners!

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough good things about this property and the owners as well. Chuck and Cheryl will make you feel like part of the family. My dad and I recently rented this property to use as a base camp for a week long Idaho mule deer hunt. To say it exceeded our expectations is an understatement. It's got everything you need and then some, not to mention beautiful views and surrounding area. Very comfortable place, would highly recommend.


  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Corby, We appreciate the kind review and all of the good cooking you generously shared. I'm glad you enjoyed our area and hope we see you again soon. By the way, a herd of six deer hung out in the front pasture most of the day; two days after you left. Give our regards to your dad. Chuck & Cheryl
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We had a wonderful time.

  • 5 of 5

Caribou Crest was so clean and had everything we needed. The scenery is beautiful. Perfect place to escape for a few days. It was a pleasure meeting you Chuck!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I enjoyed getting to know your family. I'm glad you had a good break from your hectic life. Come back soon!
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Salt Lake City

a lovely spot--away from it all yet comfortable--with VERY high quality owners

  • 5 of 5

We'd never been to this part of Idaho, and will definitely be back. We hope it will be in this same rental. If you're looking for a beautiful getaway in the country, not entirely isolated but with genuinely remote outdoors stuff close by, this is it

The surrounding area offers a very large wildlife sanctuary (Grays Lake), lots of Oregon and California trail sites, and huge amounts of national forest. Even at high summer-travel season, we didn't find any of the nearby areas the least bit crowded. There doesn't seem to be any real developed tourist industry, much less a scene. Not positive where the closest restaurant is. Jackson is roughly an hour away, but it's hard to believe it when you are here. It is quiet, rural, incredibly beautiful, and feels VERY far from the ski town vibe.

The rental itself is located in an area of small ranches. You can for a few miles in most directions (you're up on the side of a hill), and I doubt there are even 10 houses visible in the entire area. They're all further than you'd want to walk. So this is not a neighborhood of cabins on an acre each.

The apartment is a very nicely done studio above a 3-car plus garage. (It's really nicer than that sounds. Not many garages are this neat and clean. Like the nearby house, it is all modern, pretty darn recent log construction, high quality and very well cared for.) It has all been genuinely designed, not just thrown together. Although there is no separate bedroom, the sleeper sofa is tucked into an alcove so whoever is there gets a sense of privacy. The kitchen and dining area are big enough for comfortably cooking with multiple people. The furniture and surfaces are not ridiculously luxurious, but have been chosen carefully by someone who was planning to have loved ones stay there often.

For us, the best spaces on the property were the screened porch and separate enclosed deck with hot tub. Although these are attached to the main house--not the separate building the studio is in--the owners welcome guests to use them.

The owners, their friends who stopped by to help us get settled in, and the neighbors we met driving on the gravel road provided great info on good hikes and lakes, and realistic descriptions of the fire roads that lead to interesting destinations in the forest, etc. And the owners were very friendly about having our dog stay. They are real animal people who clearly take great care of their pets and their home. Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate the detailed review and are glad you enjoyed the vacation. We probably should mention the historic trails more to our guests. Next time you visit we'll show you how to see the remains of Caribou City which was a full fledged mining boom town on Caribou Mountain. Please enjoy the rest of your summer and we hope to see you again soon.
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Solitude at its Best

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking to unplug, unwind, and find complete solitude look no further than Caribou Crest! The place is cozy and clean and the owner is responsive, kind, and accommodating. We enjoyed watching the magnificent sunsets over the mountains as well as exploring the surrounding area including the Tin Cup Creek and Grays Lake Nature Preserve. We will for sure be back!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We are sorry we didn't get to meet you. Hopefully we can host on a return trip.
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Studio is much more awesome than the pictures

  • 5 of 5

Very beautiful, relaxing weekend. The property sits on top o a hill and has fabulous views in all directions. Took our ATV from the front door and road local trails for hours. Fabulous!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Too bad we were not around to meet you. Hopefully we will see you on a future trip. Have a great summer!
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Fantastic all the way around

  • 5 of 5

OUR STAY WITH Cheryl and Chuck could not have been better, except we came home with a empty freezer. We are bow hunters from the east and relish new country. This place did not leave us disappointed, there were opportunities and that is all that you can ask for. The view from property is Caribou Mountain which in itself worth the trip. The garage apartment just spoiled four guys from Pa., who spent many years in a wall tent to a microwave,dish TV, washer and dryer and a heater that works off a remote. The trails go on and on and most are ATV friendly . Cheryl's Chili Verde topped the trip with just the right touch.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Can't tell you guys how much we enjoyed your visit. We really need to thank your spouses for all the wonderful food you shared with us during your stay. We look forward to seeing you all again next year. Thanks for the nice review. Chuck & Cheryl
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Jackson Hole WY



Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £44.56

Well behaved pets and horses must be approved in advance. A refundable damage deposit of $100 will be collected for all pets and horses.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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