Karyn Wofford is a freelance writer in the fields of travel, eco-tourism, and wellness. She’s an avid traveler and Georgia native. She grew up with a passion for travel, exploring everything from the mountains to the ocean, and continues to find new and unique things to do in the places she travels.
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Idaho is made for cabins. When venturing beyond the contemporary retro vibe of downtown Boise, naturalistic abodes are the perfect getaway option. Many of our listings are private and secluded, truly making for a much-needed serene escape. We will take you up north, almost to the Canadian border, and far to the east, almost bordering Wyoming. Whatever top travel destination in Idaho you decide to explore, bring a great pair of hiking boots, and maybe a fishing pole.
If this doesn’t epitomize the modernization that the state of Idaho is going through, we don’t know what does. The classic A-frame cabin has dark yet striking colors on the bold exterior but then greets guests with an ultra-bright interior. In the vicinity, are many different activities, from golf to an outdoor movie theater.
Travel back in time when horses traversed dirt roads, and little buildings like this served as the staple cityscape. Inside, a wood-burning stove will keep guests warm, and some neighboring Jackson Hole roasted coffee might await. Guests can meander by a tranquil little stream, or soak in a hot tub surrounded by incredible views.
Constructed mostly of logs, the interior of this home actually has some pretty unusual features, such as lattice style railing along the second level. So there’s definitely a cool feel going on here. But the best part is the gorgeous geothermal hot tub – this means that the heat comes from beneath the earth’s surface, and is all natural. Talk about a great way to connect with the environment.
Soaring Eagle Lodge can sleep 20 people, so there is an abundance of bedrooms and ultra-plush beds. Design to be contemporary, there are still many endearing woodsy touches. Island Park is the winter playground of Idaho and is known for spectacular snowmobiling and other powder-driven sports. Jackson Hole and a wealth of notable natural sites are nearby.
It’s hard to believe that the structure has been here for over 100 years. Immerse into history while gazing over the reflective pond. If you’re wanting to see Idaho’s largest body of water, you’ll only have to travel a short distance. Also being in Sandpoint, fantastic skiing is just a few minutes away. However, we wouldn’t blame you if you just wanted to hang out at this humble abode, and gaze out over the horse ranch.
Have you ever been to Victor? It’s actually really close to Jackson Hole, and Grand Teton National Park. When staying here, you’ll be on the cusp of monumentally breathtaking terrain. An adorable downtown features places to eat, but the Emporium is a must, as they serve milkshakes filled with giant huckleberries. This one-bedroom, one-bath cabin is elegantly rustic.
Craftsmanship truly is what makes this listing really special. While at first, it looks as if it’s just another excellently constructed log cabin. But when paying attention, you’ll notice the detailing in the rails and other naturalistic features inside. Situated on 12 acres, guests will enjoy the seclusion and plenty of serenity.
Featuring an ultra-cozy loft, this little wooden cabin amongst classic Idaho trees is perfection. Sandpoint, Idaho is home to a gorgeous lake, which one of the most scenic ski resorts in the state overlooks. So if visiting during the winner, be sure to glide down the powder on Schweitzer.
Summer days can be spent either lazing around on the spacious porch or floating the nearby river in a tube. The water is chilly but so refreshing! Classic and welcoming, the cabin meets all expectations. Bonners Ferry sits at the northern tip of Idaho, right before crossing into Canada. To describe it best, we would just call this little town “picture perfect”.
Stanley is the Switzerland of Idaho and sits a few minutes up the road from Sun Valley/Ketchum. Everywhere you look is like a masterful painting. Mountains stretch up towards the sky, turquoise alpine lakes seem to emerge out of nowhere, and fields of greenery and fauna stretch for miles. Let’s not forget the pristine river that flows through the area. As for the cabin, it’s classic and compliments the background phenomenally.
A canvas cabin is a perfect cross between a solid structure and a tent. If you’re going to glamp, this is how to do it. The one-bedroom listing has the coziest bed, and a front-row seat to witness unparalleled nature. Listen to the creek in the distance, or venture out on a hike to Grand Teton National Park to explore even more marvelous wonders. At the end of the day, what could be better than breaking into a s’more‘s kit by the fire pit?
Play a few rounds of pool while a fire roars in the background. Or cozy up on the outside deck, hoping to catch a glimpse of a wandering deer, or other wildlife. Or you can keep things traditional, and sit around the campfire, talking about the adventures of the day. Inside, the cabin just feels like a great place for a family get-together.
Six besties can enjoy the rustic appeal of this little cabin. Come to cross country ski, snowshoe, hike or participate in a plentiful selection of other outdoor activities. Inside feels basically like a traditional home, and the outside is covered with naturalistic material such as wood and stone. Close to a ski resort, and a renowned lake, the location is spot on.
This home may be small, but it’s absolutely full of modern yet rustic design. An open kitchen meets with the living space, and the sleeping loft is so inviting. Guests will be able to easily access downtown Driggs. Even with just one bathroom, there is still enough sleeping space to accommodate four guests.