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Johnny Sack Cabin

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Cute cabin in beautiful setting

The cabin is closed for the winter now but it was still worth the drive just to see it sitting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kansas City
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This is a hidden gem when traveling around Yellowstone, cabin was built in 1880’s by Johnny Sack... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
phyllis a
Spanish Fork, Utah
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cabin is closed for the winter now but it was still worth the drive just to see it sitting tucked back in the pines. The entire area is picturesque. The springs in front are very clear and reportedly 52 degrees year round. There is...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

This is a hidden gem when traveling around Yellowstone, cabin was built in 1880’s by Johnny Sack, the cabin is spectacular and it sits on a beautiful clear stream, you can tour the property and there are volunteers to tour the house. No charge to...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

We were met by rangers or ranger volunteers that were very knowledgeable about all the history of this cabin and the person that built it. We enjoyed touring this cabin

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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Interesting place. The cabin is cozy and fun to learn about. While there we saw a moose and her calf. Seagulls are abundant. Fun place for photos and a little walk around the lake.

Thank JAZEStopp
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We visited Johnny Sack cabin and Big Springs with our family of 9 adults and 3 children. It was a lovely, historic cabin nestled in the woods. The volunteer at the cabin was helpful and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the walkway over the river. The water...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2018

What was really surprising about this place was just how recently the guy lived here in the middle of the Idaho woods. Very informative guide – very photogenic location.

Thank PETRA001
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

A very interesting historic site with unique design and building decoration. Takes about 20-30 minutes total to see and explore around the cabin. Johnny Sack was innovative and definitely liked to use antlers in his decorating. Lovely views of Big Springs. A picnic area nearby...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful historic cabin maintained by the forest service with excellent volunteer help. A true natural wonder. So refreshing to see the origins of a beautiful river simply bubbling out of the ground. Adjacent is a great little forest service campground.

1  Thank Steve G
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Very beautiful area. Awesome cabin preserved with original furniture, tools used to build it, information about Johnny Sack, and the springs feeding the river. Great area for families and singles.

Thank Isabel L
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Original homesteaded site, build by a German immigrant. Great for the kids, don't miss it. Main local attraction.

1  Thank Ann A
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Response from DnL_Adventures | Reviewed this property |
First thing is to Anticipate their is a HIGH Probability you will have snow & COLD temperatures. Besides the suggestions from Renee, there are multiple places to visit within a reasonable radius of Island Park. Yellowstone... More