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Picturesque Lakefront Property for Your Next Mountain Escape

Bedrooms 8
Space 8,400 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Lodge, 8 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 24)

Jefferson View Lodge is named for the majestic mountain view enjoyed by many while relaxing on the patio with family and friends. Jefferson View is a great place for families & friends to kick back, relax and enjoy the lake! With jet skiing, boating and snowmobiling always an option, you will never become bored. Idaho is home to some of the greatest fishing in the country. With rivers and lakes within driving distance, the only thing better than relaxing on the deck at the lodge, is touring the riverbanks looking for the next big catch!

Keywords: Gated Community, Yellowstone, Island Park Reservoir, Bills Island, Lakefront, Three-story

More Details

Property Manager
Julie Wilcox
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Julie Wilcox

The Wilcox family is native to Rexburg, ID and has enjoyed the Island Park area for many years. We love coming to Island Park for the great getaway that it is, offering lakeside enjoyment with the comforts of home. When we come to the cabin, some of our favorite things to do are boating, hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, and just spending time with the family!

Julie Wilcox purchased this lodge in 2010

Why Julie Wilcox chose Island Park

Island Park (Bills Island in particular) is a great vacation spot, which is why we bought these properties when we did. They are remote enough to help us feel as though we are getting away from the world. However, we are close enough to other larger areas, so that shopping and emergencies are taken care of!

What makes this lodge unique

The lodge is a great place to get away for the weekend or to plan as an extended stay. With all the comforts of home and the magnificent kitchen, large groups can be accomodated easily. We know it's nice having some peace and quiet as well as play areas for the kids, so we love that the lodge has multiple entertainment rooms and sitting areas on each floor.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge near Island Park near Fremont County

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 8400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Do not park on the road.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 17 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shared bathroom on top floor.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Main bathroom on main floor.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Access from bedroom and hallway on main floor.
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Private bath in master bedroom on main floor.
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Shared bathroom on bottom floor; access from bedroom.
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double sinks; 1 of 2 laundry rooms; shared, on bottom floor.
  • All have showers, 2 have jetted bathtubs. 1 private master bath; 1 with double sinks and laundry room.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Bunk Bed , bunk bed has double and twin; bedroom on top floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , bedroom on main floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , bedroom on main floor with private bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , bedroom on main floor with access to shared bathroom
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , bedroom on bottom floor
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed , bedroom on bottom floor
    Bedroom 8 - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , bunk bed is double and twin; access to shared bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , bedroom on top floor
  • King size beds 4; Queen size Beds (5) 4 Queen rooms total, with 1 double queen room; Double Beds ;, Twin Beds 2; (double and twin on 2 bunk beds); Baby Cribs 1; pack and play available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
-Large Auditorium style theater room w/ Blu-ray player and surround sound -Beautiful private lot with trees and a lake-front view - Large driveway -Fully stocked kitchen with dishes, utensils, pots and pans, etc. -All linens are provided, including bath towels and outside towel -All bathrooms have hotel style hair dryers -Gated Community -Private dock but shared w/1 other (family owned) cabin Picture on web site map is inaccurate showing lodge in the middle of the island. On satellite view it is the 2nd green roof on right after crossing the causeway on lakefront. Internet is not available in the cabin. Bring your own hot spots or visit one of several wifi hot spots in the surrounding area.


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Picturesque Lakefront Property for Your Next Mountain Escape
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

This lodge is perfect for large family get togethers!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay at Jefferson Lodge was perfect for our family. There were 17 adults and 4 children who stayed at this beautiful property which has enough space and gathering areas that people could play cards, watch football, read or play games (both adults and kids) at the same time and not feel like they were crowded. The kitchen is great for cooking meals for crowds and the multiple washer/dryers with young kids and airplane travelers were well-used. The playroom, toys, booster seats, and child cups/utensils were very nice to have available with young children. The snowmobiling, ice fishing and cross country skiing were awesome and we enjoyed having Lakeside Lodge so close for supplies and bar/restaurant. The drive to Grand Targhee for downhill skiing is a long day, but worth the excellent snow and views of the Tetons. The cabin's views are beautiful and the owner was great to work with when booking and answering our questions.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, large and spacious.

  • 5 of 5

Great view of lake, well maintained, Julie is wonderful to deal with

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely stunning property!

  • 5 of 5

This property is absolutely stunning! It is lovelier than the pictures. We felt "at home" from the moment we entered the lodge. Our large family fit very well in the 8 bedrooms, and with the many large gathering areas we never felt like we were crowded anywhere. The view of the lake from the large deck just outside of the kitchen/living room is stunning; watching the sun set at night was gorgeous. Having a private dock for our boat was wonderful; we only had to put the boat in once and take it out again at the end of the week! No one wanted to leave! We even had a moose to greet us as we arrived! The owners were wonderful to work with and had thought of everything we might need! Two stoves, two microwaves, two refrigerators, and two sinks made meal prep for so many people very easy. A lovely vacation in a wonderful home in a truly beautiful part of the country! Our favorite saying this week? "It truly doesn't get much better than this!"

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Meridian, ID

Beautiful property - We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for a family reunion with 18 people. It was spectacular! We were from Illinois, Colorado, California and Idaho. We had a couple of excursions planned in the area. But when it came down to leaving the house, more than 1/2 of us chose to stay on the property because we were so relaxed and were enjoying just being there. We loved how all of the cupboards and drawers were labeled in the kitchen. Made it so easy to put things away after they had been washed. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed. We also had s'mores around the fire pit every night. There were so many different areas to play games or just sit around and visit. We spent a lot of time on the deck and in the lake. The only room in the house that we didn't use was the child's toy room as our youngest was 9. But it looked like it was fully stocked with great toys. This place was just beautiful and perfect. I hope to be able to come back again some time.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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family reunion

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place even better than the pictures We had our family come from multiple states to meet here. Everyone had their own space. You don't have to think of anything except clothes, sunscreen, and groceries. The place is fully stocked and ready to cook for an army- spices and all. Moms, there is a play room, high chairs, crib and playpen so travel just got lighter. Just enjoy and replenish what you use up.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center
Playmill Theatre
Family entertainment
Big Springs
Old Faithful Visitor Education Center
Old Faithful Geyser and Upper Geyser Basin
Harriman State Park
Hebgen Lake
Island Park Reservoir
Lakeside Lodge
Good food, helpful friendly staff. Equipment rentals available. wifi
Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Idaho Falls (regional); Rexburg, St. Anthony
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lakeside Lodge
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US 20
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lakeside Lodge
Nearest Point of Interest
Bill's Island Gate
Nearest Point of Interest
Bill's Island Access Road
Nearest Point of Interest
Buttermilk Road
Nearest Point of Interest
Phillips 66 Gas Station
Car: necessary

Yellowstone National Park, Mesa Falls, Cave Falls, St. Anthony Sand Dunes, Jackson Hole, International Folk Dance Festival (Rexburg, ID), West Yellowstone (shopping, old west amenities, dining, live theatre, imax, grizzly and wolf discovery center), Harriman State Park (hiking, biking, cross country skiing, horseback riding), Henry's Lake (fishing, boating), wild west rodeos, world class fly fishing on Henry's Fork of the Snake River, snowmobile and 4-wheeler trails straight from lodge

DRIVING DIRECTIONS from south Hwy. 20- Continue on Hwy. 20 up Ashton Hill and past Harriman State Park, through (2) 45 mph zones (1st- Last Chance & 2nd- past Pond's Lodge). 3rd 45 mph zone is at Elk Creek Phillip's 66 Gas Station, turn LEFT onto the Yale/Kilgore Road 1.8 mi. (sign also says Elk Ridge Ranch & Lakeside Lodge). ***Turn LEFT onto Buttermilk Loop Road 2.7 mi. Turn RIGHT onto I.P. Bills Island Road .6 mi. to the security gate. Call Julie (208-351-8049) or Kerry (208-351-8037) to open the gates for you. THE SECURITY PERSONAL WILL NOT OPEN THE GATE FOR YOU!!!! Go across the causeway (dike), it is the 2nd cabin on the RIGHT, first one past the divided intersection on the RIGHT.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS from north Hwy. 20- From Hwy 20/87 junction go13 mi south, past (3) 45 mph zones (1st- Valley View Laundry Center and RV Park, 2nd- Sawtelle Mountain Resort and Island Park Village, 3rd- past Macks Inn) The 4th 45 mph speed zone is at Elk Creek Phillips 66 Gas Station, turn RIGHT on Yale/Kilgore Road. Follow directions from *** on above directions to the cabin. REMEMBER- GPS directions will take you to the middle of the island when you get past the gate. Keep right (along the water) to the 2nd cabin.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £342.63

Holiday rates are $1000 per night. No more than 3 nights are charged at holiday rates, (the night prior, the day of holiday, and the night after). Includes all national holidays and Valentines Day. Please include a $450 cleaning fee with taxes. IF YOU RENT FOR 1 WEEK OR MORE, YOU GET 1 NIGHT FREE!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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