|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Heavenly rendezvous for family, friends, and associates. Cozy, large (~1900 sq ft), all-wood cabin has open floor plan with three private bedrooms, futon, and spacious enclosed gear/mud room. Wood-stove and electric heat. On 60 mostly wooded acres, bordered by vacant parcels and Shoshone National Forest. End of road, partly fenced, no close neighbors. Wildflowers riot spring to summer. A dozen road miles from artsy, historic Dubois, a mile from government-maintained road, 3 miles from Western-style restaurants.
Cabin nestles in the SW corner of a large, gently sloped meadow. Cabin meets forest on two sides. Elevation 8500 ft (2600m). The meadow opens onto panoramic views of Dunoir Valley, Ramshorn, Absarokas, and Painted Hills. Abundant and diverse wildlife, including large and small, furry or feathered. Sap-scented summer breeze keeps site cool/warm comfy night/day, and practically bug-free. Trails for hiking, horses, ATV, or to amble around the woods. Nearby streams and lakes for fishing; camping, outdoor sightseeing of all kinds.
Take a day drive to Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Parks (50 miles to Moran Junction), or to Jackson's swank shops and eateries. Or forget all that and hit the hammock! Fall hunting access, with world-class trails and National Forest roads to cruise. Amble, trek, explore, synch with nature, and warm your toes by the woodstove.
Cabin was built by a multi-millionaire who owned the mountainside and picked the best spot! Let this memory-maker start your love affair with one of America's premier vacation venues in Wyoming's Wind River Mountains. Owner offers friendly service and rates to help you feel good about returning year after year.
Keywords: Cabin, Mountain, Meadow, Woods, Secluded
I've lived in many US states working in research until I became primary caregiver for two infant daughters and moved to Wyoming in the '90s. After periods teaching secondary level science and operating a custom forestry business, I retired and moved to France to reunite with my chère amie from college days. These days I regularly visit Mountain Shangri-La to savor its splendors, connect with Nature, and grow closer to loved ones.
Frank Symington purchased this cabin in 2000
Before buying Mountain Shangri-La, I visited half a dozen Wyoming communities within a few hours drive from my home in Rock Springs. Dubois had it all. It's a jewel with rustic, creative, and natural charm. The area's mountains, badlands, and river systems are irresistible. Since then, land and property values have risen sharply, but my place there is buffered by its location and land ownership in the area.
Please see reviewer comments--this place offers incomparable views. Enjoy a kaleidoscope of rugged peaks, verdant valleys, painted badlands, and monumental swathes of forest with everchanging perspectives as weather and lighting turn the dial to show new, unique panoramas. The property is secluded and private--no drive-by traffic--and with ~60 acres and bordering Shoshone National Forest, it's expansive. You can roam forever. Wildlife abounds, with elk, deer, and moose making appearances in the large meadow in front of the cabin, and all manner of song birds and other mammals spending time within sight of the place through much of the year. The cabin has lots of classic Western charm and an eclectic library for PC-weary readers who want to savor the vanishing luxury of dozing in a hammock with a book at hand.
This cabin is perfect for anyone that is looking to get away. The cabin is well maintained and in great condition. The views are spectacular! Trail riding at Chimney Rock ranch, fly fishing in the Wind River, hiking from the cabin up to the old fire lookout, fishing in Brooks lake and taking a trip to Yellowstone all from this beautiful cabin.
Secluded comfort, with a truly exceptional view of the Absaroka Range across the Wind River valley. Everything exactly as represented in the listing. Quiet and private. Felt like being on top of a mountain all by ourselves. Owner was prompt and thorough in responding to our questions.
We took some amazing hikes and left good maps in the cabin. I especially recommend Lake Louise. We encountered 2 bands of Bighorn sheep on our way to the Jade Lake trailhead; and then my wife saw one of the same rams the next day as part of a National Bighorn Sheep Center field trip. Recommend visitors make time for the Center.
We didn't want to do much cooking, so we got to try several local restaurants. Recommend Wilderness Boundary at Lava Mountain Lodge, Nostalgia Bistro and Rustic Steakhouse. And Kathy's Koffee for lunch. Local people very friendly and accommodating. We had trails mostly to ourselves -- a welcome contrast with still-crowded Yellowstone. Saw deer and eagles in the immediate vicinity of the cabin on a daily basis. Overall, an excellent value.
Amazing views! We have traveled to this area serval times but stayed closer to Brooks Lake. We decided to stay this time at Mountain Shangri-La and were not disappointed. In fact we will try to stay again next year if possible. We have two small boys and they enjoyed the hiking trails right outside the front door. The cabin is in great shape and well maintained. The views live up to the reviews! Thank you for sharing your beautiful cabin with us!!!
This cabin has it all. Privacy, hiking, close to local attractions and the view is absolutely spectacular. The owner was easy to work with and had everything ready for us. We would definitely recommend a stay here.
Our vacation at Mountain Shangri-La was wonderful. From the most beautiful panoramic scenes every morning, amazing view of the Milky Way each night, and quiet bliss of the surrounding forest, this was a fantastic getaway for our family of eight. This is not the newest cabin in the area, but its rustic nature is part of its charm. The cabin has a great-room layout (excellent for family fun), kitchen, and comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms. We were about 20 minutes from downtown DuBois, and loved being at the 'end of the line' near the top of the mountain, so we could have peaceful seclusion, without traffic going up and down the road that lower cabins experience. On the last day of our retreat we witnessed a mama moose and her calf, about forty yards from the entrance to the cabin. I'm hoping the owner will post the picture and video... it was exhilerating! Thanks for sharing your home with us!
Thank you so much for opening your home to us! We had a wonderful vacation last week. The cabin was everything we had hoped for, and so much more - the views are truly spectacular, a slice of heaven on earth. Our family of 4 was very comfortable and the cabin was well stocked with all necessities. We had the most fun renting a 4 seater ATV at Crooked Creek and went exploring in the Shoshone National Forrest. The trail system was so much more extensive then we could've imagined. We loved the wildflowers and the wildlife!! We saw elk, mule deer and and a herd of antelope. In fact, we had so much fun, we rented another ATV a few days later, and did some more exploring! Also enjoyed hiking the Shoshone Forrest trails behind the cabin. The Cowboy Cafe and Crooked Creek restaurants were great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We enjoyed shopping the shops in DuBois. Took a day trip to the Tetons, also visited Sinks State Park outside Lander and had a lakeside picnic. Ventured into the Bighorn Sheep reserve and drove to Torrey Lake. We definitely will be coming back to the DuBois area - our new favorite place!
The property and adjoining area allow for camping, fishing, hiking, climbing, hunting, rock collecting, visits to Yellowstone and Teton Nat'l Parks, the Shoshone Nat'l Forest, learning about Native American and Old West culture. See many wildlife species, butterflies and wildflowers in season, and dark starry skies right from the property.
For winter-spring reservations (December through April, when facility available) please add $20 per person per day for each person in excess of six people in your party. Example: a party of 8 would pay an additional $40 per day ($20 for each person more than six in the party). For credit card payments, please add 3%.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.