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Island Park Lodging Hotels and Vacation Rentals

 For a great family vacation this summer, check out Island Park Idaho.   Island Park  is part of the greater Yellowstone caldera system, and is set  in the Targhee National Forest.   Plentiful rivers, lakes and waterfalls   provide  excellent outdoor  adventures   including  fishing, boating, water sports, white-water rafting and wildlife viewing.  Island Park ID is within  a 1/2  hour drive to Yellowstone National Park, and the wildlife  found in Yellowstone can also be spotted  in Island Park, from  the bald eagle to grizzly bears and moose.    Island Park also has  man-made recreation as well, such as golf, tennis and summer stock theatre, and also has some beautiful   and scenic drives.   Mountain Biking and hiking enthusiasts enjoy the many miles of maintained trails also. 

Island Park Idaho  has become   a destination in its own right,  but since it is so close in proximity to Yellowstone’s  west   entrance, many Yellowstone visitors choose to find accommodations here .  There are a handful of  Island Park hotels from which to choose .  Angler’s Lodge is right  on the river  in the Last Chance area, and provides rooms with 1-2 queen beds priced  from $159-$179  during the summer.     The lodge specialized in guided fishing trips.    In the Macks Inn area  is Macks Inn Resort, which provides  river-front   units   from $89-$140.  On the north end of Island Park, near the golf course,  is Sawtelle Mountain Resort.  This hotel provides 1-2 queen bed rooms  from $89-$119 nightly during the  summertime .   For those    who demand   luxury in a hotel, about 45 minutes south of  Yellowstone is Henry’s Fork Lodge, with average summer rates of $400 per person per night.   3 gourmet meals per day are included in the pricing. 

If you fear  Island Park Idaho hotels might  cramp your style, consider joining the many visitors to the Island Park area who choose to stay in a privately owned vacation rental.   This is a great choice for larger groups especially,  who want to stay together and not be split up into multiple hotel rooms.  People also choose to go this route when they want more seclusion and privacy than a hotel offers, of for those who want the option of cooking their own meals.   Island Park cabins  differ   in price from  the mid $100’s per night to the mid $800’s   per night, depending on  how many the cabin will accommodate and the quality of the lodging. 

A group of 10 can  stay in a nice cabin with granite countertops, gas fireplace, and hot tub for as little as $200 per night.  This can be a huge savings compared to staying in hotel rooms, which usually have a maximum occupancy of 5.   Additional  savings are realized   when figuring the cost of cooking one’s own meals in the cabin’s fully equipped kitchen versus eating out. 

 Larger groups may realize even greater savings when staying in a cabin rental.     Private vacation rentals   are available  with as many as   8 private bedrooms.  This breaks down to less than $100 per couple per night for even the most expensive vacation rentals available within Island Park.   The larger cabins also usually  have hot tubs, HDTV, and even billiards for great down time during stormy weather or after a long day in Yellowstone.   

Many  Island Park rentals  have outdoor decks or porches as well,   with patio furniture, gas grills, and  even fire pits for roasting mallows.    These  amenities provide  added opportunities to enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings of the area, and provide the setting for memorable, relaxing get-togethers among family and friends.     

 Island Park Idaho provides a great place for your next summer vacation whether you choose a hotel or one of the many privately owned vacation rentals. 


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