The Crain guest house is perfect for the rural Idaho experience and a quiet, comfortable place to chill. We are located in the country 2.5 miles east of Hwy 20 and 10 minutes North of Rexburg. The guest house has views of the Tetons, swimming pond, farm land, cows, hawks, and bald eagles. The property has plenty of space for parking trailers and there is plenty of room for your horses in our pasture. You can ride your snowmobiles and ATVs in the field.
The guest house is the perfect home base for all of your southeast Idaho adventures. We are located 3 miles from Monkey Rock waterfall; 5 miles from awesome fishing and bridge jumping; 10 miles from Rexburg; 40 minutes from Island Park; 45 minutes from Idaho Falls; 70 minutes from West Yellowstone; and 75 minutes from Jackson Hole. The world famous St. Anthony Sand Dunes are only 10 minutes away!
Do not forget your water toys and swimsuit in the summer - we have a big swimming hole with an island, rope swing, paddle boat, and sandy beach to relax on. The Ashton Reservoir is only 15 minutes away and is a quiet, beautiful waterway for boating, floating, or fishing. In the winter, our swimming hole is empty and great for snow sledding. For bigger sledding thrills, the St. Anthony Sand Dunes are only a few minutes away.
After your long day, relax on the couch or recliner and read a book or watch a movie. The kitchen is stocked so you can enjoy cooking meals at home. Or, you may eat at our favorite Mexican restaurant, El Jaliciense, in St. Anthony. Rexburg is a short drive away for dinner and a movie. Retire to bed in the quiet countryside and drift to sleep on memory foam while snuggled in a fluffy comforter.
If you need any ideas of where to play or relax, feel free to contact us. We are in the house nearby if you should need anything during your stay.
P.S. We strive to make the guest house a low allergen environment. No smoking or indoor pets are allowed; no air fresheners or candles. All linens are 100% cotton and washed in scent-free detergent; all-natural cleaning products are used to clean the house.
We are the Crain family. There is five of us and we enjoy the outdoors, riding big-toys with motors, reading books, fishing, swimming, cooking, and hanging out with family and friends. Marvin grew up in St. Anthony, ID and Misty is an implant from Southern California. For the past 18 years, friends and family have come stay with us to enjoy rural Idaho and it's many activities and adventures. Several times throughout the year we have family and friends that come from afar to visit us and enjoy Idaho. We decided to complete our shop and apartment project so we can offer the Crain Guest House to family, friends, and new acquaintances so they can have a quiet and private place to enjoy rural Idaho. We decided to make this rental a small family business to help our children get ready for their future independence (and develop a better work ethic). We are happy to share our guest house with you.
Marvin or Misty Crain purchased this apartment in 2014
We decided to build a home in the Wilford, Idaho area because it is a quiet, safe, friendly, and awesome place to live. We love the property because it has a deep swimming pond, 47 acres of land to play on, a dirt race track for us to ride our motorcycles on, and in the winter we ride our snowmobiles on it. The sunsets are beautiful and the country roads are great to bike and walk. We are far enough out of town to feel 'free' to do what we want and not be pestered, but we are close enough so it is easy to go shopping and do errands. We like where we live because there are many "day trip" activities we can do: Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park, Targhee skiing, Island Park snowmobiling, Madison River tube floating, boating, fishing, canoeing, sand dunes, bridge jumping....so many things to do!
The guest house is on an upper level. We love the deck; it is a perch that offers pretty views of the surrounding pasture and farm land. Our favorite view is out the dining window; you can see the Tetons (when it is not cloudy) and it is fun to watch people playing in the pond. What we also like is even though the main house is next door, the guest house still feels secluded. It is its own entity. We like the guest house's décor; it is comfortable, yet energetic. And, the soft and smooth rugs in the living room soothe your tired feet.We think you will like it here. We have enjoyed it.
Thank you, We had a great time at this house. It was very well decorated house. It was also very comfortable. We stayed here for three nights and those three nights we enjoyed. It was also full of the things we need so we barely had to buy anything.
The pictures do not do this wonderful Home justice. We loved our stay. Everything we needed and even a few extras were provided. The kids enjoyed the homemade ice cream maker!
I will book again when in Rexburg. Misty and family even had a Christmas tree up and decorated for our visit. Simply perfect.
We were so excited when we arrived at 10 PM to the Beautiful guest house that we stayed up until 1 AM to enjoy it! We only booked one night and were so sad to leave so soon the next morning! We hope to come back soon and enjoy Marvin and Misty's beautiful Guest House!!!
We enjoy our stays at the Crain home each time we come. Thank you very much
We were so impressed with how beautiful this home was! It was so quaint and beautifully designed /decorated. We did not realize it was on the second story when we booked - not a problem for us but you might want to keep this in mind if you are traveling with someone who doesn't handle stairs well. The platform bed in the smaller bedroom was quite firm and did not suit the sleeping preference of my husband and I. It was also quite warm in the house and even opening the window to take advantage of the cool air made little difference in the "cubby hole" created for this bed. The bed in the other bedroom was very soft and comfortable, however, accommodating a wonderful night's rest for our travel companions. Overall it is a very nice place and the owners are very accommodating. Just a few notes to help you be prepared when you stay there.
The must-dos for our area are:
Relax and swim at Monkey Rock (water fall 3 miles from our house)
Explore the Civil Defense Caves or ice caves
Play on the St. Anthony Sand Dunes
Rexburg LDS temple
Ski at Kelly Canyon or Targhee
Fish in the rivers and at Henry's Lake
Rent a canoe and float down Big Spring River in Island Park (super relaxing and rejuvenating - crystal clear water and big trout!)
Water ski at the Ashton Reservoir or at Blacktail Reservoir
Snowmobile in the mountains...this part of Idaho is know for some of the best snowmobiling terrain in the world.
Visit West Yellowstone - so beautiful!
Yellowstone Bear World - guaranteed bear, elk, deer, bison, and mountain goat sitings
Visit Jackson Hole, Wy
Swim in our pond and soak up some sun
ATV riding...lots of riding around here
Huckleberry and chokecherry picking (seasonal)
International Folk Dancing Festival at BYU- Idaho in July
Pioneer Day Parade in St. Anthony - the Saturday closest to the 24th of July
Outdoor heated pool and water slides in Rexburg
Outdoor 'Heise' hot springs pool with water slides (year round)
Indoor hot springs pool at Green Canyon
Local eateries in Rexburg - small town experience
Movie theater in Rexburg
Historic movie theater in St. Anthony 'The Roxy'
Shop at LuLu Bella in Rexburg - fun clothing and accessories
Eat at Gator Jack's - good sandwiches and Crio Bru (brewed cocoa beans, better than hot chocolate)
Eat at El Jaliciense in St. Anthony - real Mexican food.
Horseback riding at the Dunes, mountains, or in the pasture
Southeast Idaho has lots of haunted house and haunted maze productions from Oct 1 to Oct 31.
Summer evening Farmer's Market in Rexburg and Driggs every Friday
Rigby Lake - great place to swim & paddle board
Figure 8 car races once a month: Apr, June, July, Aug, Sept (Rigby or Rexburg)
Golfing in Rexburg or just north of St. Anthony
Airplane museum in Rexburg
Teton Flood Museum in Rexburg
Bowling in St. Anthony and Rexburg
Bridge jumping (into water)at "Twin Bridges" 6 miles away
Summer rodeos at least once a month in Rexburg, Rigby, and St.Anthony
Softball games (big thing here)
Float the river - ask us where first! The conversion dams in the rivers can seriously injure you or kill you - no joke.
Participate in 'Spud Harvest' : first two weeks of October. The local schools give the kids two weeks off of school to help with the harvest. It's fun to glean the fields for potatoes. Ask permission first :)
Eat at Nelson's Frozen Custard in Rexburg; Nelson's Frozen Custard won National awards for their homemade ultra-smooth and delicious custard ice cream.
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A $250 refundable damage/extra cleaning deposit is required for stays less than 15 days. Or, you may purchase damage protection through homeaway.com in lieu of the $250 refundable damage deposit. Please let us know which option you'd like for your reservation.
For reservations greater than two weeks, damage protection ($39-$49) from homeaway.com is required. If you purchase damage protection thru homeaway.com for this property, the refundable deposit is not required.
The cleaning fee for stays longer than 7 days is $50.
The following items are available for rent: Ski boat (12 person boat with operator and tubes, skis, boards, life vests). Please call Marvin or Misty for details 208-390-3159.
Horseback riding: $100 per person if riding within a 12 mile radius of the guest house (ie: pasture riding or sand dune area riding); $175 per person if mountain riding. Price includes horse, guide, and gear. Please call ahead to make arrangements for this excursion.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.