Grandma’s Cabin is the perfect place to stay and enjoy all these area attractions:
Island Park has a multitude of fishing streams, lakes and an endless supply of recreation opportunities. Gaming and outdoor enthusiast thrive in the area, with boating & fishing in the area lakes and rivers, horseback riding in the mountains or floating down the Henry's Fork of the Snake River. Winter months bring blankets of fresh snow each year for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, ice fishing or just relaxing by a warm fire.
Big Springs & Johnny Sack Cabin:
The head waters of the Henry's Fork are spawning grounds for huge rainbow trout, with moose, muskrat, geese, and great blue herons frequenting the area. Downstream is the Big Springs National Water Trail, a four-hour float trip that offers scenic forest, mountain views, and wildlife viewing.
Johnny Sack Cabin at Big Springs:
The Johnny Sack Cabin, located at Big Springs, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The cabin has many unique features and is open to visitors during the summer.
Harriman State Park:
The site of the old Railroad Ranch. This state park, a gift to Idaho's Citizens from the Harriman family, is also a wildlife reserve, home to trumpeter swans, moose, sand hill cranes and more. The Henry's Fork of the Snake River meanders through the park, and is world famous for its catch and release fly-fishing. Enjoy hiking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing at the park. Just 15 minutes away.
Henry's Fork of the Snake River:
One of the most famous fly fishing rivers in the world is within walking distance of Grandma's Cabin. Also near by is Henry's Lake and the Madison River famous for their rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout and Island Park Reservoir for both fishing and boating activities.
Henry's Lake State Park:
Henry's Lake lies in a high mountain bowl along the Continental Divide. The fishing is almost too good to be true. (208)558-7532
Upper and Lower Mesa Falls Scenic Byway:
Hear the thunder of both Lower and Upper Mesa Falls along the Mesa Falls Scenic Byway on highway 47. The cataract is a feature of the Henry's Fork of the Snake River where the river is squeezed into a gorge that drops 65 feet. This secluded spot along the Henry's Fork offers excellent trout fishing and camping. In winter it is accessible by snowmobile or cross-country skis.
Island Park Reservoir:
This large reservoir with five boat launch sites is popular for boating, fishing and water-skiing. The reservoir is situated above Box Canyon, which provides excellent fly-fishing opportunities and scenic float trips. Visitors may drive on the top of the Island Park Dam for scenic views of the Centennial Mountains and Box Canyon.
Mount Sawtelle Peak:
The top, at 9,902 feet, is accessible by car during the summer, affording a spectacular view of three states and Yellowstone National Park. Wildflowers are abundant on Sawtelle. The mountain is located on the west side of Henry's Lake Flats.
Red Rock National Wildlife Refuge:
The Refuge was established in 1935 to protect the rare trumpeter swan. Today the Refuge continues to be one of the most important habitats in North America for these majestic birds. This is a great place for wildlife observation, hiking, and photography.
Nature Conservancy's Flat Ranch & Visitors Center:
The Flat Ranch Visitor's Center is open to the public each summer from Memorial Day through the end of September. The 1600 acre working cattle ranch offers opportunity for fishing, easy hiking, bird watching, and nature study. (406)276-3536
Play Mill Theatre:
Presents live musical or Melodrama from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Yellowstone National Park:
Less than an hour away the nation's first National Park, here you can see the natural wonders of geysers, waterfalls, lakes and streams. See grizzly bear, buffalo, elk, wolves, bald eagles and trumpeter swans and don't forget to see Old Faithful Geyser and the historic Inn.
Cave Falls/Bechler Meadows Area of Yellowstone National Park:
The southwestern corner of Yellowstone can be accessed only through Idaho, via the Mesa Falls Scenic Byway or Ashton. The scenic, 18-mile drive through fields and mountains meadows leads to Cave Falls on the Fall River; Trailheads for non-motorized access are located here.
Grand Teton National Park:
Drive the Teton Scenic Byway on your way to Teton National Park. Neighboring Yellowstone, the Teton Mountains, rising 7,000 feet above the valley floor, are one of the most dramatic skylines of the Rocky Mountains. Be sure to visit the National Elk Refuge while you are there. (307)739-3300
Historic Virginia City & Nevada City:
Visit the authentically restored building in Virginia City founded in 1863, is considered to be the most complete, original town of its kind in the United States. Nevada City represents a busy mining town the way they used to be.
Quake Lake & Madison River Canyon
On August 17, 1959 several faults in the Madison River area moved at the same time causing and earthquake that triggered a massive landslide. Auto Tour Route visit the many stops along the way. The Visitor Center is located on Highway 87. (406)646-7369