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The Perfect Spot for your your Yellowstone Vacation!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,560 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath. Sleeps 6-8. Snowmobile right from the front door!

Whether you're looking for romance, a family get-a-way, or an adventurous fishing, snowmobiling, or ATV trip, this is the place for you! This charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath home is located in Last Chance, less than a block from one of the premier fishing areas on the Henry's Fork of the Snake River. It is also within driving distance of West Yellowstone and the West Entrance to Yellowstone Park.

Dubbed "Grandma's Play House" by our grandchildren, it is a favorite retreat for our family in all seasons. The interior of the cabin is clean and cozy with pine tongue & groove throughout. The main floor has an open living area, kitchen and bath with nice tiled shower. Wifi and Dish Network are available, along with a DVD/VHS player. We have a variety of movies you can watch. Dishes and pots and pans are provided, along with all the usual small kitchen appliances. Modern large appliances make meal preparation and clean-up a snap. There is an apartment sized washer and dryer in the hallway that you are welcome to use.

This is a two level home with the bedrooms and an open area upstairs. There is a television and DVD Player upstairs. A toy box filled with toys adds to the attraction for children. We also have a play pen if you need it. There is a Queen Bed and a Double Bed in the Bedrooms. 2 Single Beds and a Futon are located in the open loft area.

There is a Campchef with grill box, picnic table, and fire pit for your use. Plenty of parking for your vehicles and trailers.

You will be within walking distance of the Henry's Fork River and "Mountain Mayhem", an ATV, drift boat, snowmobile rental business. We have year round road access. Ride your 4-wheeler or snowmobile right from the house. One of the main trails running through Island Park is near the house. There is no need to trailer your toys unless you want to.

Don't Miss Mesa Falls. Go Horseback Riding at Harriman State Park. Visit Big Springs. You can rent a raft at Mack's Inn, and float the river. During Summer months, finish off your day with a show at "Mack's Inn Play House" for a wonderful meal and good, clean comedy. Take a day and travel to Quake Lake and Virginia City in Montana. Before you leave the area, don't miss driving to Sawtelle Peak for views and vistas not to be forgotten.

It is about 30 minutes to West Yellowstone and Yellowstone National Park. Many of our past guests have stayed at the cabin, traveled into the park for the day, then returned to the cabin in the evening. The cabin is a great place to return to, throw a steak on the grill, and watch the sun go down.

Expect a true western experience when staying at Grandma's Play House. We are a family of hunters and photos of animal trophies taken and big game mounts are in our home. If you will find this offensive we respectfully request that you rent from someone else.

Pets are accepted on a limited basis. Check with owner for acceptability

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Wendy Sears
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Wendy Sears

We are the Sears from Preston, which is located in the south east corner of Idaho. When we purchased the building in 2007, it was just a shell. Some sheet rock had been installed, but that was about it. During the summer of 2008, we pulled our trailer up and with the help of our sons spent nearly every weekend working on the cabin to get it habitable. Some of the sheet rock came down, some of the sheet rock upstairs we left (and should have pulled down). One son is an electrician and he and his son did all of the electrical work. Another son built the beautiful kitchen cabinets. All our boys helped with nearly every other facet of the construction. It has been a family project and labor of love and while it is has many imperfections, and is, in fact, still a work in progress in some areas, we love it and hope you will love it too.

My family are all avid hunters and the cabin is filled with photos of the animals they have hunted. If you are offended by hunting, this is not the cabin for you.

Wendy Sears purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Wendy Sears chose Island Park

Our family has always enjoyed traveling to Island Park for vacation. We often came up when our boys were small to go camping and fishing or to explore Yellowstone. We initially purchased this building as an investment, with the idea that we would finish it and resell it. Somehow, during the building process, there was a bonding that took place between our family and the house. It isn't just a house. It is a home filled with memories of birthday parties, Memorial Day Vacations, and New Year's Celebrations. One day while at the cabin with our family, I commented to my son, who incidentally lives 5 miles from me, that is was pretty funny that we had to travel 200 miles from home to spend time together. We do things at the cabin, as a family, that we don't take the time to do at home. "Grandma's Play House" has become a prized possession that we hope will stay in our family for generations to come.

What makes this cabin unique

We Love the Location of Our Cabin. Last Chance is a Great Place to Stay. It Isn't As Crowded As Some of the Other Areas in Island Park, Yet We Have a Grocery Store Close and Can Even Run 1/2 Mile Up to Buffalo Run for "perkies Pizza" When We Don't Feel Like Cooking. We Drive the Atv's and Snowmobiles Right Out of the Garage and Onto the Trail. We Love Visiting Mesa Falls and Taking the Road to the Top of Sawtelle Peak. We Love Being Just a Short Walk from the River. We Like to Take Walks in the Morning Or Evening and Watch the Deer Grazing Along the Roads and River. We Often See Moose Tracks in Our Yard, and Occasionally Are Fortunate Enough to Actually See the Moose Standing in Them! We Love Going On Evening Drives in Our Suv Along the Many Forest Service Roads and Watching for Wildlife. We Love Watching the Swans in the Winter As They Swim On the River. Our Cabin is Centrally Located to Everything We Love to Do. There is Never "nothing to Do" While We're at the Cabin. the Tv Seldom Gets Turned On. It's an Idyllic Escape from the Rest of the World.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Island Park, Idaho

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1560 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Loft - 2 single bed , 2 sofa bed/futon
  • The 4 beds and a futon are on the second level.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Up to 2 dogs are allowed on a limited basis. Please check with us to determine suitability.


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The Perfect Spot for your your Yellowstone Vacation!!
average rating of 4.4864864 based on 37 reviews
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Great place to stay close to YT

  • 4 of 5

Overall our stay was fine. For the cost, this is a pretty reasonable accommodation for those who are looking for something close to YT. It's about 35 mins from the West entrance, so do factor that in. The property was clean and functional. It's quite minimalistic though, but suited our needs, as we were just there to sleep at nights, spending most of our days at YT. We noticed a rat during our stay and the owner was prompt enough to respond to address it immediately, as the surroundings are such that if someone had left the doors open, they could sneak in.

  • Review Submitted: 01/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I don't wish to minimize the guests complaint, because rodents of any type are unpleasant and we do everything in our power to keep them out, but it was a mouse, not a rat. As much as I hate mice, I absolutely couldn't deal with rats!!!! That being said, it is a country house and mice are an issue if guests aren't careful to keep the doors shut at all times. We are grateful that our guests are understanding about an issue that unfortunately does crop up once in awhile.
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Awesome place to stay Has everything you need

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home. It had everything we needed. We felt at home. Close to Yellowstone Beautiful area. There were 6 of us. ( 3 couples ) plenty of bedrooms and we loved the openness of the living room and kitchen. The house is decorated so nice. Thanks for providing a wonderful relaxing place for our vacation!!

  • Review Submitted: 09/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful place to stay. Very well equipped with everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 05/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the cabin. Plenty of room for our family. Loved the hunting pics and toy box of toys.

  • Review Submitted: 30/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, comfortable, and clean!

  • 5 of 5

Grandma’s Playhouse was the PERFECT cabin for our weekend in Island Park! The location is great, located very close to town and snowmobile trails. The owners left very detailed directions for us which allowed us to make the most out of our trip! The cabin is very clean and really gives you the cabin/mountain/lake vibe! I would 100% recommend to anyone looking to stay in Island Park!

  • Review Submitted: 28/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Homey with all essentials.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay and close enough to enjoy Yellowstone, Teton, and Mesa Falls..a great waterfall. Quiet neighborhood. Beautiful country.

  • Review Submitted: 30/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$121.32

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.