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The Perfect Spot for your your Yellowstone Vacation!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 144 m²
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. This room has a queen sized hide-a-bed. 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. 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.

Sorry, out of respect for non-pet renters, pets are not allowed.

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Wendy Sears
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2017

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 Yellowstone

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:
  • 144 m²
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 not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 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
  • The 4 beds are on the second level. There is also a hide-a-bed on the main floor.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Out of respect for our non-pet owners, pets are not allowed.


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The Perfect Spot for your your Yellowstone Vacation!!
average rating of 4.2608695 based on 23 reviews

great location

  • 5 of 5

8 old friends wanting to catch up with each others lives. It was a perfect place.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Little Spot!

  • 4 of 5

This cabin was just about perfect for our fishing trip on the Henry's Fork. The owners were great to work with and very responsive to any questions or concerns. The location is great and the cabin had everything that we needed to enjoy a week plus trip in comfort.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family getaway close to Yellowstone

  • 5 of 5

This rental was great for our family vacation. There was plenty of space for the 7 of us, everything was clean and we had everything provided that we needed. Check in and check out was easy. The location was the best part, it was nice to be close to Yellowstone, but also nice to have a quieter, more secluded place to retreat to when we were done being tourists! Since of our favorite places turned out to be local places, like Mesa Falls and Harriman State park. Island Park is a very cute town, with a lot of good fishing spots also. It was a great place to enjoy the outdoors as a family.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at this place! The home was exactly as promised online. The owners gave us all the necessary information by email and were very courteous. The place is a couple of minutes off the highway, so it's not isolated, but at the same time, it is peaceful and you can't hear any noise from the highway. It's a cozy, pretty cabin with plenty of space for two families. It's within easy driving distance of Yellowstone NP (which we were visiting for a two-day trip). In response to an earlier reviewer---the water pressure does drop occasionally in the upstairs bathroom, if there are people using the shower/sinks downstairs at the same time, but it returns pretty quickly back to normal. It was never a problem for us. The kids had a great time here too, and it was great for us parents to have a fully equipped kitchen!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Family friendly fun!

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable, inviting, great for families.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not pressed

  • 1 of 5

Not as nice as pictured. Bathroom sink dirty had tooth paste on handles of faucet and sides of sink. Kitchen floor not washed and sheets on bed were dirty. I washed them . Needs more light. Felt like I was in a dungeon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am terribly sorry that you had a bad experience. I always request that renters contact me if they are not happy with the way the cabin looks. I will do everything in my power to rectify the situation. I can't fix what I don't know about. The cabin is dim upstairs and we are working to install better lighting. I appreciate the review as it helps us identify issues we may have.
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin near Island Park, Idaho

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day
31 Aug 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
fall rates
1 Oct 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
15 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
8 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
July 4th
29 Jun 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$113.38

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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