Swan Valley, ID, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Swan Valley

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    he property is ideal for those who want to spend a night on the river in a relaxed, natural setting. The luxury camping cabins are located along a remote section of the South Fork that is inaccessible to motorized traffic. Guests will be treated to freshly prepared meals and will sleep on comfortable cots in tents set up by professional staff.
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    The SpaceAspen Hills is nestled at the base of a large aspen grove in the mountains. Its a mile off highway 26, allowing easy access all year round. It is minutes from the South Fork of the Snake River and just an hour from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Yellowstone National Park is just a few hours away as well. There is a swimming pool, hot springs, golf courses, ziplines, hiking and many other activities within 20 miles making Aspen Hills the perfect base for a weekend or more of activities. Also, our additional business, Granite Creek Ranch is another couple miles up the road offering scenic mountain horse rides, UTV rides and fishing on a private 5 acre lake.We have canoes and some fishing poles. Lifejackets are provided must be worn.Waivers must be signed for all activities before participating. We offer a discount to our airbnb guests for trailrides at $30 hour/person/horse, and UTV rides at $25/person. Canoeing and fishing are included.Please inquire ahead of time if you are interested. Aspen Hills is very secluded and is a great place for those looking for a little more privacy! Guest AccessGuests have access to the entire house and yard with the children's play area. There are BBQ grills and a firepit with wood that we supply. We have a picnic table and some benches around the firepit. There are picnic tablecloths in the kitchen cupboards.You are welcome to use any of the deck chairs down there as well.Guests can use the surrounding area for hiking. We have toys and games stored in our large garage area. Many card games, puzzles and board games are also stored in the closet and drawers of the house. Additional refrigerator and freezer space is also available in the garage. We have several air mattresses and cots, in addition to the beds, that guests can use. We have many extra blankets(in the bedroom closets) and linens to use with the air mattresses and cots. Inquire ahead of time if you will be needing extra pillows. Our kitchen is very well furnished for all of your cooking needs. A variety of pots and pans, dishes, utensils, coffee cups, wine glasses, tumblers, etc. We have a blender, keuring coffee pot, regular coffee pot and a teapot. We provide hand and bar soap, kleenex, toilet paper and air freshner. Towels and washcloths also. We have several large fans for days that can get warm.We have a crib for toddlers and babies if you inquire ahead of time. Our master bath has a jetted tub. Interaction with GuestsWe will meet you at your arrival with the keys to the house and show you around the property. After that we will be just a couple miles up the road at our Granite Creek ranch if you have any questions or need any assistance. The NeighborhoodAspen Hills is very secluded and private so the only neighbors are the wildlife that live in the area. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation. Parking is included at no charge. Taxi services are available from airport if needed. Other Things to NoteWe ask that you do some basic cleaning before leaving. Sweep and vacuum the floor, wipe down the bathrooms. Wash and put away all dishes. We will wash all linens and towels. Please strip the beds and leave the sheets at the bottom of the bed. Towels you may place on top of the washer. You may use our washer and dryer for personal use. Please ask me any questions you have and I'll be glad to answer them! Any suggestions during or after your stay please let us know!
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    The SpaceThis cabin was an original homestead cabin on the ranch. This cabin is one of 4 cabins at Granite Creek Ranch. Granite Creek is a 5th generation cattle ranch in the scenic mountains of Eastern Idaho. Originally homesteaded in the early 1900's, Granite Creek now consists of thousands of acres. Natural springs feed each of our cabins and ranch house by gravity flow. Very comfortable with an overhang porch.Two hammocks are right outside the cabin.There is a shared small deck area with benches and lawn (URL HIDDEN) cabin sits near a creek and right next to our horse corral. There is an electric heater; some nights can become a little chilly even when warm during the day. Also a small fridge to keep beverages or food items cold during your stay. Private bathroom with hot water shower. Guest AccessGuests have access to the area where they can enjoy hiking and fishing on our 5 acre Granite Lake. We have picnic tables, an outdoor fireplace and grill that guests are welcome to use. Our ranch trails can be used for hiking and mountain biking. Additional activities of guided horseback riding and ranch UTV rides are available at a discount of $30/person/hour for trailrides, and $25/person/hour for UTV rides to our airbnb guests. Rides can be scheduled Monday through Saturday at nine or ten am. Payment can be cash or card. Other times can be arranged with enough notice. Please inquire ahead of time if you are interested! Closed toe shoes and long pants must be worn. Guests are welcome to use the lake for fishing, boating and the area for hiking on all days. We stock our pond with rainbow trout, and have some fishing poles to use. Life jackets must be worn and are provided while canoeing. Sundays will be especially quiet around the ranch. We offer all guests a simple self serve breakfast in our ranch kitchenette and dining room. The kitchenette and dining area is shared between the 4 cabins. There are bagels, muffins, breakfast sandwhiches, milk, cereals, juice, yogurt, coffee and tea. We have a coffee pot, microwave, fridges, toaster and hot burner. The cabin has a small fridge to store personal food items as well. There are several options for lunch and dinner close to the ranch. The town of Swan Valley is 8 miles from the ranch and has two country diners, a large gas station and a deli. Guests can also grab some hot dogs and buns and roast them over a campfire upon returning to the ranch. We have the hot dog roasters at the ranch for use any time. List of amenities guests have access to: Hiking, biking on ranch roads and trails Canoes and fishing in the lake Outdoor fireplace area with benches Outdoor grill and griddle Picnic area with tables and chairs Kitchenette with fridge, microwave, toaster oven, sink and coffee maker. There are some cooking utensils and pots and pans available. Interaction with GuestsSome one will be there to greet you and show you around. We are a working cattle ranch so our family and a few ranch workers will be 'around the ranch' at all times, either tending to cattle, fixing fence, working in the fields or other ranch duties. At times we are very busy with work and not able to visit with you as much as we would like to! But we are always available by messaging for any questions you may have. We have a folder in each cabin sharing our history and other "things to know". There are many secluded places one can simply enjoy the scenery and nature. The NeighborhoodGranite Creek is a very peaceful and secluded area. People often say it feels like going back in the past where time moved a little slower. The immediate area of Swan Valley and Palisades Reservoir are very beautiful for sight seeing. There is a waterfall a few miles from the ranch called Fall Creek. The South Fork of the Snake River runs very close to the ranch for easy access to world famous fly fishing. There is plenty of room at the ranch to park some drift boats. Just 20 Min from the ranch is Heise Hot Springs and Heise Zipline. The natural beauty and the many activities that can be enjoyed in the area make it a very fun destination. Getting AroundParking is free. Other Things to NoteThe cabins are close to the corrals and barn, so at times we may have cattle in the corrals. We also have quite a few horses that hang around the corrals and the barn area during the day. Grocery stores are an hour away, if you are planning additional meals besides our breakfast. There is room in our kitchenette fridges to keep some food items.There are gas stations with some provisions within 15 minutes, in Swan Valley, 8 miles East of the ranch. There are also a few restaurants in Swan Valley. We have some basic cooking utensils for food preparation in the kitchenette: pots and pans, cutting boards, cutlery, and grill utensils. Verizon cellular phone service works the best in our location, other carriers usually work within a few miles of the ranch. Be prepared for this. Please read directions to our location carefully. We have a friendly old red heeler dog and three barn kittens. They love attention, but please do not allow them in your cabin or the kitchenette.
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    The SpaceThis cabin is one of 4 cabins at Granite Creek Ranch. Granite Creek is a 5th generation cattle ranch in the scenic mountains of Eastern Idaho. Originally homesteaded in the early 1900's, Granite Creek now consists of thousands of acres. Natural springs feed each of our cabins and ranch house by gravity flow. Very comfortable with an overhang porch. The cabin sleeps up to 9 people. We have a couple of cots that can be put in the cabin for a few extra people if needed. There is a small fridge in the cabin to keep beverages or food items cold during your stay. There is some room in our community fridges as well.Private bathroom and shower with hot water. At times our water pressure may be low because of our gravity fed system. Extra blankets are in the drawers of the dressers, and heaters are in each room as well. Please be careful when using (URL HIDDEN) can be chilly at night, even when hot during the day. Guest AccessGuests have access to the area where they can enjoy hiking and fishing on our 5 acre Granite Lake. We have picnic tables, an outdoor fireplace and grill that guests are welcome to use. Our ranch trails can be used for hiking and mountain biking. Additional activities of horseback riding and ranch UTV rides are available at a discount of $30/person/hour for trailrides, and $25/person/hour for the UTV. Rides are available Monday through Saturday at nine or ten A.M. Other times can be arranged with enough notice. Payment can be cash or card. Please inquire ahead of time if you are interested! Closed toe shoes and long pants must be worn. Important to note: Guests are welcome to use the lake for fishing and boating, and the surrounding area for hiking on all days. Sundays will be especially quiet around the ranch. We offer all guests a simple self serve breakfast in our ranch kitchenette and dining room. The kitchenette and dining room are shared between the four cabins. There are bagels, muffins, breakfast sandwhiches, milk, cereals, juice, yogurt, coffee and tea. We have a coffee pot, microwave, fridges, toaster and hot burner. Each cabin also has a small fridge for personal food items. You may use the fridges in the kitchenette to store additional food items. There are several options for lunch and dinner close to the ranch. The town of Swan Valley is 8 miles from the ranch and has two country diners, a large gas station and a deli. Guests can also grab some hot dogs and buns and roast them over a campfire. We have the hot dog roasters in the kitchenette for use any time. List of amenities guests have access to: Hiking, biking on ranch roads and trails Canoes and fishing in the lake Large outdoor fireplace area with benches Outdoor grill and griddle Picnic area with tables and chairs Kitchenette with fridges, microwave, hot plates, toaster oven and coffee pot. Interaction with GuestsSomeone will be there to greet you and show you around. We are a working cattle ranch so our family or a few ranch workers will be 'around the ranch' at all times, either tending to cattle, fixing fence or other ranch duties. We would like to spend time visiting with you and sharing our ranch, however at times we are very busy with our ranch work. There is a folder in each cabin with our ranch history, and 'things to know". We are always available by messaging if you have any questions. There are many secluded places one can simply enjoy the scenery and nature. The NeighborhoodGranite Creek is very peaceful and secluded area. People often say it feels like going back in the past where time moved a little slower. The immediate area of Swan Valley and Palisades Reservoir are very beautiful for sight seeing. There is a waterfall a few miles from the ranch called Fall Creek. The South Fork of the Snake River runs very close to the ranch for easy access to world famous fly fishing. There is plenty of room at the ranch to park some drift boats and other trailers. Just 20 Min from the ranch is Heise Hot Springs and Heise Zipline. The natural beauty and the many activities that can be enjoyed in the area make it a very fun destination. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation. Other Things to NoteAt times we may have cattle in the corral for doctoring sick cattle or when we drive them from pasture to pasture. The ranch horses are usually hanging around the corrals most days. We have ranch dogs and cats on the premises at all times but they are NOT allowed in the buildings: that includes the cabins and the kitchenette. There are often wild animals that are spotted on the ranch meadows and fields including moose, elk, and deer. Verizon cellular phone service works best on the ranch. Other carriers work within a few miles. Actual grocery stores are an hour away. Be prepared for this. We have some basic kitchen items to prepare food: pots and pans, cutlery, cutting boards and grill utensils. Gas stations are within 15 minutes, East of the ranch in Swan Valley.They carry some items and supplies. There are restaurants located there as well. Please pay very close attention to the directions to our location, and call if you have any questions. We have a friendly old red heeler dog, and three kittens. The kittens love attention, but please do not let them in your cabin or the kitchenette.
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    The SpaceThis cabin was an original cabin at Granite Creek Ranch. It has been remodeled inside and a private bathroom added. It is one of four cabins that sit close to Granite Lake. We have a small community kitchenette that is shared between the four cabins. The kitchenette has a dining room with a fridge, microwave, and coffee pot. We offer a simple self-serve breakfast. Granite Creek Ranch is a century old working cattle and horse ranch. Though just a couple miles off the highway it feels very secluded and is very peaceful. Come enjoy the natural beauty and fresh air of the mountains. Guest AccessGuests have access to the area where they can enjoy hiking and fishing on 5 acre Granite Lake. We have picnic tables, an outdoor fireplace and grill for guests to use. Our ranch trails can be used for hiking and mountain biking. We offer guided trailrides at a discount to our Airbnb guests. $30/person/hr for horse rides, and $25/person/hr for UTV rides. Children must be 7 years or older to ride the horses. Hand-led rides can be given for ages 2 to 7. $25/child/half hour. Rides are available Monday through Saturday at nine or ten in the morning. Other times can be arranged with enough notice. Payment can be cash or card. Please let us know in advance of your arrival if you are interested! Closed toe shoes and long pants must be worn. We offer guests a simple self-serve breakfast in our ranch kitchenette, which is shared by guests from all four of the cabins. Bagels, muffins, cereals, breakfast sandwhiches, milk, juice, yogurt, coffee, tea and fruit are stocked daily. A small refrigerator is available in each cabin so guests can store some items for the duration of their stay. We have space in the fridges in the kitchenette as well. For lunch or dinner, Swan Valley (8 miles to the East) has a large service station, a couple of sit down country restaurants and a sandwich deli. Another option is to purchase hotdogs & buns and roast them over a campfire at the ranch, along with s'mores. We provide hot dog roasting sticks. List of amenities guests have access to: Hiking and biking on ranch roads and trails Trail rides and UTV rides-must be scheduled Canoes and fishing in the lake Large outdoor fireplace area with benches Outdoor grill and griddle Picnic area with tables and chairs Share kitchenette with fridges, microwave, toaster oven, hot plates and coffee pot Interaction with GuestsWe will welcome you upon your arrival and show you around the ranch yard and to your cabin. We will also be 'around the ranch' during the entirety of your stay working with cattle or tending to the fields. At times we are very busy with ranch work and not able to visit with you as much as we would like! But we are always available by messaging. There is a folder in the cabin sharing our ranch history and other 'things to know". The NeighborhoodGranite Creek is a very peaceful and secluded area. People often say it feels like going back in the past where time moved a little slower. The immediate area of Swan Valley and Palisades Lake are very beautiful for sight seeing. There is a waterfall a few miles from the ranch called Fall Creek. The South Fork of the Snake River runs just a couple miles from the ranch for easy access to world class fly fishing. There is plenty of room at the ranch to park some drift boats. Just 20 Min from the ranch is Heise Hot Springs and Heise Zipline. The natural beauty and the many activities that can be enjoyed in the area make it a very fun destination. Getting AroundParking is free Other Things to NoteAt times we may have cattle in the corral for doctoring sick cattle or for moving from pasture to pasture. Also, the ranch horses are always hanging around the corrals most days. There are often wild animals seen on the ranch meadows and fields such as moose, elk, and deer. Verizon cellular service works best on the ranch. Most other carriers work within a few miles. Actual grocery stores are an hour way; if you are planning additional meals be aware of this. Gas stations are within 15 minutes, 8 miles East in Swan Valley, and do have some limited groceries and supplies. Please read directions to our location very carefully. We have a friendly old red heeler dog. We currently also have 3 barn kittens who love attention, but please do not let them in your cabins.
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    The SpaceThis is 1 of 4 cabins on Granite Creek Ranch. All have been remodeled and a bathroom added. The cabin has a small refrigerator. The community kitchenette also has a refrigerator where guests can store additional food items. This cabin has a nice over-hang porch with a sitting bench. Our ranch yard has shared lawn chairs, picnic tables, hammocks and a deck with benches and chairs. Guest AccessGuests have access to the lake, fishing, canoeing, and hiking all over my property of 4,000 acres of scenic mountainous ground. Guests can mountain bike as well. We offer guided horseback riding and UTV rides at a discount to our airbnb guests. Trailrides are $30/hour/person. Our UTV rides are $25/hour/person. Children 7 years and older may participate in the horse riding. We can also do hand-led rides for children ages 2 to 7. These are $25/child/one-half hour. We offer these activities Monday through Saturday at nine or ten am. Other times can be arranged with enough notice. Please inquire ahead of time if you are interested. Closed-toe shoes and long pants must be worn. Canoeing and fishing are free. We have some fishing poles you may use. Life jackets must be worn and are provided. Waivers must be signed prior to participating in any horse riding or water activities. There is a community kitchenette with a walkout deck. This kitchenette is shared between guests from all of our cabins. We have a simple self-serve breakfast: bagels, muffins, fruit, yogurt, cereal, breakfast sandwhiches, milk, juice, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.There is a campfire area where guests can build a fire and cook hot dogs and smores. Hot-dog roasting sticks are available. I have a propane grill and a propane griddle on the walkout deck for cooking. There are some basic cooking pots, pans, and utensils, as well as grilling necessities. There is a double hot plate for cooking and a small toaster oven. Interaction with GuestsWe will be 'around the ranch" throughout your stay. Someone will be there to greet you and show you around. We are a working ranch and don't always have a lot of time to visit with you, although we would like to! There is a folder in each cabin sharing our history of the ranch, and information about "things to know". We are always available by messaging for any of your needs or questions. The NeighborhoodThe area is full of natural scenic beauty as well as peace and quiet away from the large crowds around Jackson Hole and Yellowstone. My ranch is the perfect place for travelers looking to relax for a time as well as a great base to access the entire Snake River area for outdoor activities including Heise Hot Springs and Zip Line, white water rafting on the Hoback River, hiking, biking, boating, fishing, sightseeing and much more. Getting AroundThere is no public transport. Other Things to NoteVerizon cellular service works best at the ranch. Other cellular service providers usually do not work at the ranch base. Service from most other companies can be accessed at the highway two miles away. Any real grocery stores are an hour away. Be prepared for this. The small town of Swan Valley, 8 miles East of the ranch, has two gas stations with some food items. Swan Valley also has two restaurants. Even when hot during the day, we are in the mountains and it can get quite chilly at night. There are extra blankets in the drawers in the cabins. There are also heaters. Please be careful when using the heater. Sitting around the warm campfire at night actually makes these cooler nights enjoyable! We have camping chairs and benches, plenty of room to sit and relax! We provide hot-dog roasting sticks, so it is also fun to cook hot-dogs or s'mores. Many of our guests say they especially enjoy this part of the stay! We have an old friendly red heeler dog. We also have some barn kittens who love attention. However, please don't let them in the cabin. Pay attention closely to the directions to the ranch. Some gps systems can take you a few miles away. The best way to ensure your at the right spot is to look for mile marker 368, our road entrance is within a couple hundred yards of it. There is a small typical green street sign that says GRANITE CRK. Our ranch is two miles in on this gravel road. You will pass Aspen Hills Retreat on your left as you drive in. Keep driving past this another 1.5 miles. The road dead ends at our ranch so you can't miss it. In a heavy rain it can be muddy; drive slowly and carefully and you should be fine. Your cabin is the northern most cabin, above the door it has a sign, "CORRAL CABIN".There is a place for you to park and unload your luggage right by the cabin. We prefer you park after you unload in the East parking area, as this cabin is located close to our farm shop where we often are working on our farm equipment. Our cabins are fed with water from a natural spring by gravity flow. Our water pressure may be low at times if many people are showering and bathing at the same time.
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    12 MONTHS OF THE YEAR provide fun, entertainment and relaxation in one of the most beautiful valleys in Idaho. Swan Valley is in the middle of world famous activities: Skiing/Snowboarding are only 45 minutes from Jackson Hole or Grand Targhee. Fly fishing on the South Fork of the world-known snake river. White water raft trips, horseback riding, boating, water skiing, and numerous outdoor activities are minutes away such as hiking trails. Heise Hot Springs is about 25 minutes away and includes natural hot springs with 3 different pools,and a large slide. Heise also has a wonderful and exciting zip line, plus a 9 hole golf course. Mountain River Ranch has a dinner show (Summer and Christmas Holidays) that is only minutes from Heise Hot Springs. THE SWAN VALLEY FAMILY RETREAT is a 60 year old Country Family Home Estate that was remodeled to accommodate large groups of 16+. Upstairs includes Three Bedrooms, two with queen beds and two sets of bunk beds, and one with Queen Bed, that comfortably sleep 10. There is a 'Cooks Kitchen' with two refrigerators, two microwaves and plenty of pots/pans and dishes/utensils. A large dining room sits 20 comfortably. There is a large Family room with a cozy wood stove,and large screen TV. Lots of couches for extra sleepers, and plenty of floor space for air mattresses. Downstairs sleeps 6 comfortably, and also has extra couches and floor space for air mattresses. It includes two Bedrooms - one with a Queen Bed, and Bunk Bed, and one with a Queen Bed. The basement has a smaller TV Room, Game Room (table and chairs for puzzles/games/coloring books & crayons), Sitting Room with a couch, chair and rocking Chair, and a separate Outside Entrance. It also includes over 100 books for all ages, a variety of Games and DVD Family Movies. FOR SUMMER FAMILY REUNIONS, there are two acres of ground to park RV's, trailers, pitch tents, as well as a beautiful large front lawn to have activities. There is a outdoor yard light that stays on all night in the back of the home around the big parking area by the buildings. There is a small road around the big outdoor shed for younger bicycle riders. A rustic red grainery is perfect for outdoor family photos. There is also an outdoor Fire Pit that seats 20+. The best part is that all of this is within a short walking distance to the corner world-famous square ice cream cone Rainy Creek Country Store. For larger groups you can rent a Porta-Potty for $75 (four days, three night stay). RESERVE YOUR FAMILY REUNION NOW. PET FEE: Pets are charged $50.00. GREEN CLEANED: This home is cleaned with natural bio-degradable products that are safe for children, and people of all ages. SUMMER - FAMILY REUNION GROUPS INCLUDING UP TO 12 PEOPLE ARE INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF $275 PER NIGHT. AN ADDITIONAL $10 WILL BE CHARGED PER PERSON PER NIGHT OVER GROUP SIZE OF 12. FALL/WINTER/SPRING RATES: $185.00 per night for up to 8 people. Over 8 guests will have an additional fee of $10 per guest. HOLIDAY RATE- Dec 19-Jan 4, 2015. $275.00 per night for Groups up to 8. $10 per person over group of 8.
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    Relax on the over-size deck and drink in the natural and scenic mountain beauty of East Idaho! The stunning views from every angle will give you incredible views of Mountain Solitude! The peace and seclusion of the setting fulfill a dream for many visitors - to escape to a more peaceful, natural setting. Aspen Hills Retreat sits next to groves of Aspen and Pine trees, on a hill overlooking pastures and fields. Wildlife often come out of the woods to roam the area including, moose, elk and deer. The tranquility and beauty of this property make Aspen Hills Retreat the perfect place for your getaway, whether it be a family vacation, reunion, friends or business group, fly fishing buddies, wedding, romantic honeymoon or anniversary...anyone who would like to experience the peace of this secluded property. No neighbors for a country mile! The kitchen has a skylight in the ceiling, gas stove and burners, microwave, refrigerator, more than ample cupboard space, and central island. 2 bathrooms, each with a shower and tub. Washer/Dryer for use. Aspen Hills Retreat offers 4 bedrooms, beds for 8 with 3 queen beds and 1 set of bunk beds. We also provide one queen and 4 twin air mattresses, plus room for sleeping bags on the floor. The 1500 sq/ft deck is the perfect place to relax and enjoy nature. The sounds and scenery of the mountains, and breathing the crisp, clean air are gifts for our guests. Thousands of twinkling stars are seen in the skies at night. Hopefully you'll get to experience one of our summer rainstorms and a beautiful rainbow which comes only after the rain. The large lawn offers plenty of room for camping in tents, campers and RV's (no hookups). The large Quonset hut behind the Retreat has a cement floor, lights and electricity for night meals/meetings, tables and chairs...a perfect place to feed a group, in the shade and out of inclement weather. This secluded property can accommodate large groups for reunions, weddings and other large gatherings. Large group rates are available on our website. A short hike up behind the retreat will give you a dramatic view of the landscape where the famed Snake River winds through Swan Valley. This comfortable property is strategically situated in a triangle for a Home-Base. Only an hour drive East to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, then north to 2 the Grand Teton National Park. Or you can go West, then North through Island Park which borders Yellowstone National Park with the West Entrance at West Yellowstone. Close to wonderful fishing in Swan Valley. A scenic trail for hiking is Cress Creek Nature Trail, about 15 minutes from the Retreat. It's in an area which has a favorite swimming area - Heise Hot Springs is built by a natural hot springs, and has 3 different pools, each with different temperatures, and a 350 ft slide in the cool pool. A new adventure is to traverse the mountain by Heise on 10 zip lines...now available for the very adventurous who like to get a birds-eye view of the area! A golf course, plus a fun miniature golf course is at 7N ranch, bordering Heise Hot Springs. Trailriding, catering to all skill levels, is another activity just a mile further down the road from the Retreat, at Granite Creek Ranch. Most of the trails are on the mountains, so the scenery is awesome! For those who would like to see the views, but not ride a horse, a new addition is a 6 person UTV tour, driving on ranch/jeep trails. Both the trailrides and UTV rides have to be scheduled, and are guided. A Fisherman's Dream...Blue ribbon Cutthroat trout Fly Fishing on the Snake River is just 3 miles to the Conant Boat Dock and in various areas through Swan Valley. Fishing, boating and water skiing can be found at either Palisades or Ririe Reservoirs, both about 20 minutes away. Boats and trailers can be parked at Aspen Hills...plenty of space. Trails for 4-wheelers or snowmachines are within minutes of Aspen Hills Property, on public ground. Personal boats and trailers with machines can also be parked at Aspen Hills. Yellowstone Park can be accessed by driving north on Hwy 20 through Island Park with its beautiful sites, and into the west entrance, West Yellowstone (2 hours to the north). West Yellowstone is full of tourist treasures. Or by driving through Jackson Hole, Wyoming, then into the Grand Teton National Park and the south entrance into Yellowstone Park, on Hwy 187, north of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Jackson Hole is a beautiful 1 hour drive to the east from the Retreat. A new super side trip - the Yellowstone-Grand Teton Loop of 262 miles, crosses into all three states that border Yellowstone Park...a fantastic scenic drive! A large Quonset Hut sits by Aspen Hills Retreat. It has power and lights, tables and chairs. Perfect for family reunions and larger groups. We've even hosted weddings by the treeline, and wedding dinners in the Quonset...perfect for outdoors enthusiasts and those who enjoy the peace, quiet, and beauty of nature.
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    My place is close to Jackson, WY Idaho Falls, ID Grand Targhee Ski Resort (Alta, WY). You’ll love my place everything is available to you-kitchen, washer/dryer, and bathroom. It is cozy, modern and new. The location is great because you are central to many great places like Grand Targhee Resort, Jackson WY, and Idaho Falls. Plus there is no place like Swan Valley, it is so exquisite. . My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers.
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    Owl's Nest is our 1200 square foot guest lodge. It is the second story of our large free-standing garage and shop, and includes one bedroom with queen bed and two twin beds and a bath with shower, fully equipped kitchen with range, refrigerator, microwave, and washer and dryer. The living room includes a queen pull out trundle bed, so you can sleep lots of folks if needed. There is also a half bath in the hallway. We do not have TV in Owl's Nest but wifi is available, and we do have a TV/DVD player and a large DVD library. Our property includes a live water spring creek and pond with a dock and kayak. We are located 1 mile west of downtown Swan Valley, with its restaurants, bar, and mini mart. The South Fork of the Snake, world renowned as a Cutthroat trout fishery, flows through the valley, and we are a few miles from the world famous South Fork Lodge, which provides outfitter services for float trips and fine dining right on the river. Palisades Reservoir is 8 miles upstream, Jackson Hole, WY is 50 miles upstream, and Grand Teton National Park is a few miles beyond Jackson Hole. Idaho Falls, ID is 45 miles downstream, and Yellowstone National Park is about 90 miles beyond Idaho Falls. There are hiking trails and trout streams throughout the area. More photos available, just ask! Note that we are open only in summer, about June through September.