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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:
1 October, 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 4.413793 based on 29 reviews

Great cabin.

  • 5 of 5

Just perfect for our little family. Accommodating owners. Reallyfun trip.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice cabin

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying in this cabin. It has all the modern conveniences that make a stay away from home comfortable. It is a big cabin and sleeps 6 very easily.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place was perfect for us.

  • 5 of 5

This place was nice with plenty of room. Good location, and the owners were great to deal with. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was Awesome home, we all loved it

  • 5 of 5

It was Awesome home, we all loved it

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable with a beautiful kitchen would be happy to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome vacation cabin. Plenty of room for two families. Kitchen and laundry facilities save costs

  • 5 of 5

This place is fantastic!! The decor is ideal for a country western atmosphere. Lots of room for families with children. Close to Yellowstone Park and several other attractions. We were there in the summer and the temperature was 20 degrees lower than in the city from where we came (90s). We have a timeshare and have stayed in many places from California to Florida to Pennsylvania and this is one of, if not the best place, we have stayed in. We were charged a lower rate than any of the others. Great location and quiet. We never heard any noise or sounds from outside or neighbors. The full kitchen made it nice to be able to fix meals and not have to go out everyday for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The laundry facility is nice when that is needed. Especially when you have little children. We loved our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin near Island Park, Idaho

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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

non-refundable cleaning A$115.14
Tax Rate 8.0%

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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