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Our Favorite Idaho Businesses
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Our Favorite Cabin Rentals
(Lower Stanley)
Lower Stanley Cabins                                                                                                 208-774-3566

The Lower Stanley Cabins are located along the banks of the legendary Salmon River, providing breathtaking views right from your deck! Lower Stanley (on Highway 75) is regarded as one of the major gateway towns to the amazing Sawtooth National Recreation Area, which is one of the largest National Recreation Areas in the country!  And the Lower Stanley Cabins are the perfect headquarters for you and your family to explore and discover this incredible place during your Idaho vacation. Whatever outdoor activity you're interested in, more than likely the Lower Stanley Area provides it...whether you want to go on a wilderness backpacking adventure in the Sawtooth Wilderness, go boating on a pristine mountain lake, enjoy a whitewater rafting experience of a lifetime, or fish for our legendary Idaho trout, the Lower Stanley Cabins are a fantastic choice to be your "home" during your stay in this fabled area.  We have 15 authentic log cabins to choose from, and they all have their own private bath and shower.  Bedding and towels are provided, and all units are non-smoking.  Eight of these charming, clean and comfortable cabins even offer stunning views of the incredible Sawtooth Mountain Range from their decks.  The Lower Stanley Cabins are located in the perfect place for you to thoroughly enjoy one of the most fantastic outdoor recreational "playgrounds" in the country....And we'll do our absolute best to make sure you thoroughly enjoy one or more of our Lower Stanley Cabins as you explore the world-renowned Sawtooth National Recreation Area!

(Garden Valley)
Idaho Vacation Cabins                                                                                                 208-462-3475

Located in the beautiful Garden Valley area of Idaho, Idaho Vacation Cabins provides luxury vacation homes that meet all of your needs while reaching far above your expectations.  By offering the finest in vacation rentals, your Idaho vacation is assured to be a success.  With our many properties to choose from, and the wide selection of price, you will definitely find the perfect "base" that you've been dreaming about for your vacation.  At Idaho Vacation Cabins, providing high quality vacation rentals is the only thing we do, and it's what we love to do.  Our superior customer service sets us completely apart from the rest.  And while you're enjoying one of our many luxury vacation homes, we can assure you that you'll never get bored.  There are seemingly endless activities and attractions for you and your family to enjoy in the Garden Valley area, such as taking trail rides and sleigh rides, kayaking or rafting on the world famous Payette River, viewing and feeding elk, zip lining, enjoying a show at the outdoor family theatre and much, much more.  Don't hesitate to ask us to share with you our extensive personal knowledge of this incredible area's activities and attractions.  The bottom line is that everyone at Idaho Vacation Cabins is here to help make your Idaho vacation the absolute best it can be.  So come enjoy "Your Own Private Idaho" by giving us a call at 208-462-3475 or clicking on the link below.

Teton Mountain Ranch                                                                                                  866-787-9005

Located near the world-renowned Teton Range, Teton Mountain Ranch provides outstanding log cabin rentals, trail rides, elk tours and overnight pack trips in some of the most spectacular landscape in the nation.  Located on the southern end of the remarkable Teton Valley, your vacation would not be complete without experiencing what we have to offer at the Teton Mountain Ranch.  In operation since the late 1800's, the original Bagley Ranch is still a genuine working cattle ranch, so you're getting the "real deal" when you come to Teton Mountain Ranch for your authentic Western experience.  Our log cabin rentals are located on the south end of the stunningly beautiful Teton Valley, just west of the Teton Range and only one half hour from Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Not only will you enjoy spectacular views, but you will also be able to watch elk graze and even hear them bugle in the autumn!  Our trail rides provide magnificent views of Eastern Idaho, which includes the west side of the towering Teton Range.  Our one-hour, two-hour, half day or full day trail rides take our guests into the Big Holes, Palisades or Teton Crest Areas in the legendary Targhee-Caribou National Forest. During your trail ride, you'll also learn about the fascinating history of the area, and for our longer rides, snacks and a lunch is provided.  Want to see elk?  Our Elk Tours are nothing short of amazing.  You'll get to see huge bull elk with massive antlers, as well as newborn calves.  And during the fall, you'll even get to hear the bull elk bugle, as this is their mating season. So for an authentic Western experience in the fabled Teton Valley, the Teton Mountain Ranch on the historic Bagley Ranch is exactly what you're looking for during your Idaho and/or Grand Teton National Park vacation.  Give us a call at 866-787-9005, or click on the link below.  We look forward to your visit!

(Lava Hot Springs)
Kendall's Cozy Cottage                                                                                                  801-660-8209

If you're looking for a great little getaway in the legendary Lava Hot Springs Area, Kendall's Cozy Cottage is a fantastic choice.  This charming vacation home overlooks Lava's Olympic Swimming Pools, and is conveniently located close to Downtown Lava Hot Springs.  Kendall's Cozy Cottage allows you to bring your family and friends and enjoy this ever-popular vacation destination. Lava Hot Springs provides so many fun things to do, such as soaking in the famous Natural Hot Springs, swimming in the remarkable Olympic size pool, biking, golfing, fishing, hiking, riding ATVS or tubing down the Portneuf River that winds thru the center of town. The possibilities seem endless, and Kendall's Cozy Cottage is your ideal headquarters as you enjoy them all.  Our clean and comfortable cottage has 6 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, a full basement, a fully equipped kitchen, large living room and den with leather furniture and a stone fireplace, air conditioning, hardwood and tile floors, free Wifi, washer and dryer, four TVs with Dish Network, spacious covered deck with a BBQ, horseshoe pit, volleyball net with all supplies, outdoor fire pit and much more.  Pets are welcome as long as they are kennel trained and hypoallergenic. Kendall's Cozy Cottage is the perfect choice for you and your family and friends as you enjoy a fun and memorable experience in this famous Idaho vacation destination. So give us a call at 801-660-8209 to make a reservation today.

Our Favorite Hot Springs
Durfee Hot Springs                                                                                                       208-824-5701

Originally developed in the early 1900s by Henry Miller and Rosa Durfee, the legendary Durfee Hot Springs has been helping aching muscles from around the world for over 100 years.  Durfee Hot Springs has continued to be family owned through the years, and its present owners Jackie Durfee and her husband Larry rebuilt and re-opened Durfee Hot Springs in 2005. Located in the historic town of Almo Idaho, Durfee Hot Springs rests next to the world renowned City of Rocks National Reserve, which is a rock climbing and camping mecca in southern Idaho. Rock climbers, tourists and local residents flock to Durfee Hot Springs to soak and swim in the toasty therapeutic water, as it's the perfect compliment to spending time at the City of Rocks. There are three pools, which include a 15 x 30 hot tub, 50 x 50 swimming pool and a 10 x 20 kiddie pool, all of which are continuously flowing and free from chemicals.  Durfee Hot Springs is ideal for scout groups, family reunions, youth groups and much more.  Amenities provided at Durfee Hot Springs include outdoor showers, dressing rooms, concessions and a gift shop that features very unique handmade gifts from members of the Almo community, friends and family.  At Durfee Hot Springs, international borders seem to melt away as folks from all around the world come to enjoy the remarkable water.  So come join us at Durfee Hot Springs for a relaxing soak or swim during your Idaho vacation...You'll be really glad you did! 208-824-5701

Our Favorite Bed & Breakfasts
(Soda Springs)
Trail Canyon Lodge                                                                                                       208-547-3828

Welcome to Trail Canyon Lodge!  Our rustic lodge rests in the Heart of the Caribou National Forest, providing a peaceful and quiet escape.  Our quiet, luxurious cabin is home to six theme rooms, log walls, multiple warm fireplaces and wagon wheel chandeliers which creates an Old West Era setting.  Our large picture windows and comfortable seating arrangements throughout the cabin allow our visitors to relax and take in the incredible views of the mountains... and our 16 foot upper deck provides a remarkable vista for viewing the gorgeous Caribou National Forest.  Founded in 1992, our family owned and operated 5,000 square foot Old West lodge features two large great rooms, a large kitchen, several dining areas, sauna, laundry facilities, outdoor fire-pits and spacious patios.  Each of our six rooms have comfortable log beds, flat screen TV, wireless Internet and a private bath. Every morning our guests are welcome to a delicious full service breakfast before heading out to explore the area and participate in outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, 4-wheeling, fishing, horse back riding, river rafting or tubing, snow-shoeing or snowmobiling.  Located only 90 minutes from the world-renowned Jackson, Wyoming and Grand Teton National Park, and 30 minutes away from the popular Lava Hot Springs, Trail Canyon Lodge is a fantastic place to stay during your Western vacation. So give us a call at 208-547-3828 or click on the link below to make your reservations today, and then let Trail Canyon Lodge become one of the highlights of your Western vacation!

Our Favorite Custom Hat Company
Jaxonbilt Hat Company                                                                                                    208-756-6444

Located in Salmon Idaho, Jaxonbilt Hat Company provides high quality custom handcrafted hats.  Every hat is made to order, one at a time, and we take no short cuts. Custom Western hats are our specialty using beaver fur and felt, and the quality of our hats are second to none.  If you're looking for a perfectly fitting hat that is distinctive and the perfect extension of your personality, you've found the right hat company.  Master Hatters Roy Jackson and Bernice McNeven are passionate about designing the perfect hat for you, and take great pride in their craftsmanship.  In addition to Western style fur felt hats, we also handcraft movie hats, custom straw hats, "occasional cowgirl hats" and hats for kids.  When it comes to YOUR hat, our only limitation is your imagination!  At Jaxonbilt Hat Company, our in-house Master Hatters will built your hat from start to finish, using your choice of fur quality, styling options and embellishments, and are happy to combine features such as crown, trim and brim to completely fit your style.  We also ensure the perfect fit by providing a hat conformer kit at no additional charge.  Give us at call at 208-756-6444 or click on the link below to learn more about our hats and services.  "Image is Everything" at Jaxonbilt Hat Company, so let our Master Hatters Roy and Bernice design and build the hat that you've been dreaming about.

Our Favorite RV Parks & Campgrounds
Long Camp RV Park                                                                                                         208-935-7922

Located along the legendary Lewis and Clark Trail and the Clearwater River in North Central Idaho, the Long Camp RV Park is the perfect headquarters for camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, nonmotorized boats only,  bird watching or simply relaxing in this incredibly scenic area.  Just about a mile from the charming Victorian town of Kamiah Idaho, we are confident that you'll enjoy the peaceful solitude found in our serene setting and warm family atmosphere.  Whether you pull up in a 40 foot motor home, or you're camping in a tent on our green grassy banks of the beautiful Clearwater River, our welcoming attitude is extended to all who visit us.  The Long Camp RV Park is a Good Sam park that has large campsites that are open all year round.  Amenities include showers, laundry facilities, 50 amp and 30 amp electricity, wireless internet, cement patios and a 50 amp charging station for electric cars.  We also provide a 2 acre tenting area that is nestled along the grass covered banks of the Clearwater River, and we also offer 2 rooms for rent. There are many recreational opportunities available near the Long Camp Park, including shopping and dining in the  town of Kamiah, the Heart of the Monster National Historical Park, the 4 million acre Nez Perce & Clearwater National Forests, and the Lewis and Clark Historic Trail are all very close to our conveniently located RV park. Without question, the Long Camp RV Park is the perfect headquarters during your next Idaho vacation as you and your family discover the remarkable area of North Central  Idaho.  We are 160 miles West of Missoula, 68 miles East of Lewiston, 225 miles North of Boise and 170 miles southeast of Spokane located at 4192 highway 12, Kamiah Idaho.

(Coeur d'Alene)
Wolf Lodge Campground                                                                                                 866-664-2812

Welcome to Wolf Lodge Campground!  Conveniently located only 8 miles east of Coeur d'Alene on Interstate 90, Wolf Lodge Campground is a people oriented, pet friendly campground, and whether you are with a family or by yourself, our goal is to make your stay with us an enjoyable and memorable one.  Surrounded by gorgeous mountains in a wonderfully wooded setting, our grassy RV sites are nicely shaded long level pull-thrus with full hook ups and 50 AMP services. Our tent sites are grassy, most are shaded and near the creek.  We also provide five rustic cabins for our guests, each with their very own special features.  Activities provided include canoe and kayak rentals for the creek, a grassy playground for the kids and a 2nd with games and more.  Each night you are invited to the nightly group campfire where you can roast some tasty s'mores and meet your fellow campers. Whether you are staying in the Coeur d'Alene area for a week or simply passing through, we invite you to "come on by" to our Wolf Lodge Campground where we are here to host you and provide a camping experience that will be thoroughly enjoyable and one that will assuredly be among the highlights of your summer vacation! Please visit our website at for more information or to make your online reservation today. 

Mountain View RV Park                                                                                                    208-527-3707

Make your rest stop your best stop at the Mountain View RV Park and Restaurant in Arco, Idaho!  Our RV Park welcomes you and promises to always provide you and your family with a friendly, clean and relaxing stay. All of our sites are pull through for your convenience, and have full hookups. We also offer year round spaces. Clean restrooms and free showers are provided, and we also have a sanitary dump station and a full laundry facility for our guests. There is strong cell service at our RV park, and we provide awesome wifi.  And if you're hungry, come and enjoy some delicious award-winning food at our restaurant!  Our newly remodeled restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, and feature many mouth watering dishes such as smoked pork ribs where the meat falls right off the bone, smoked "baked" potatoes, hamburgers, seafoods and Italians cuisine.  The Mountain View RV Park and Restaurant has a full liquor license, so we offer a broad selection of wine, liquor and beer. Entertainment includes a nine hole mini-golf course and evening movies.  And if you need repairs, we've got you covered with our on-site master mechanic that can fix just about anything!  And by the way, we realize that Arco, Idaho might not be your destination...but we'll show you why it should be!  You'd be surprised what this little town has to offer.  So while vacationing in the great state of Idaho...stop, rest, sleep, relax and eat at the Mountain View RV Park and Restaurant.  Our friendly, clean and relaxing environment is a great place to "recharge your batteries" during your Idaho travels!

Our Favorite Vacation Rentals
(Island Park)
Rainbow Rentals, Inc.                                                                                                         208-558-7116

Located in the legendary Island Park Area of Idaho, Rainbow Rentals has been helping vacation dreams become a reality for visitors from around the world since 1988.  Located next to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park, and nestled in the heart of Island Park... which is one of the top outdoor "playgrounds" in the West, Rainbow Rentals offer vacationers an extensive variety of privately owned rental properties to choose from.  Whether you and your family are looking for a small, single family getaway or a large waterfront lodge for a family reunion, Rainbow Rentals has the vacation rental that you are looking for.  Island Park, Idaho is world-renowned for its scenic beauty, its limitless outdoor recreational activities and its close approximation to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. All this makes Island Park, Idaho a top vacation destination for visitors from across the globe, and Rainbow Rentals are here to help you find that perfect vacation headquarters that you've been envisioning. Making vacationers' dreams come true is what we do, and we are looking forward to doing the same for you! Give us a call to see what we have to offer, and book your vacation rental today.  208-558-7116

Our Favorite Guided Horseback Rides
(Island Park)
Yellowstone Horses at Eagle Ridge Ranch                                                                   208-558-7077

Welcome to Yellowstone Horses at the Eagle Ridge Ranch!  During your Yellowstone Park vacation, add a little excitement by enjoying a day of quality horseback riding with your family. Conveniently located near the West Entrance of Yellowstone National Park.  Privately owned, the Eagle Ridge Ranch has provided outstanding horseback riding with the renowned Yellowstone Horses through pristine mountains for over 20 years.  And not only will you be riding some of the best horses in the entire Yellowstone Area, our rates are also the best in the Yellowstone Area!  At Yellowstone Horses we have horseback rides for everyone including young children, folks who have never ridden before, and for those who are experienced horse owners themselves.  And by the way, there are no age or weight restrictions! At no additional charge you can also fish, paddle boat and swim in a lake and pond right on the ranch... and we'll provide the canoes, fishing poles, rope swing, paddle boats and trampoline. In addition to enjoying incredible scenery and abundant wildlife, you will also thoroughly enjoy our entertaining, friendly and experienced guides along with our well-trained, trusted horses. They will ensure that you and your family have a terrific day, and always know that we make your safety and satisfaction our number one priority.  We take pride in our ranch, and we will do everything in our power to make your horseback riding experience with us one to remember and cherish for the rest of your lives! Give us a call or visit our website to book your horseback ride today! 208-558-7077

Our Favorite White Water Rafting Company
Jackson Hole Whitewater                                                                                                   800-700-7238

Jackson Hole Whitewater / Teton Expeditions Scenic Float Trips is voted the #1 rafting company in Jackson Hole, and we look forward to meeting you this summer! We provide outstanding Whitewater and Scenic Float Trips along the world famous Snake River, and also offer Yellowstone Lake Kayaking Adventures. Located in the town of Jackson Hole Wyoming, we are only 30 minutes from Grand Teton National Park and only about an hours drive from Yellowstone National Park.  Jackson Hole Whitewater / Teton Expeditions Scenic Float Trips was established in 1963, and offers some of the most thrilling and exciting whitewater rafting adventures in the country, and amazing scenic float trips.  All of our trips include either lunch on the river, or if you choose the delicious BBQ dinner on the evening trip you'll get a New York Steak or BBQ Chicken with all the fixings.  Our professional guides are the best in the business, and have an impeccable reputation for providing our guests with an extremely enjoyable and safe river adventure that they will remember for a lifetime. Come join us at Jackson Hole Whitewater / Teton Expeditions Scenic Float Trips this summer for a river adventure that's a step above the rest!  Click the links below. You'll find out first-hand why we are voted the #1 rafting company in Jackson Hole.  800-700-7238

Our Favorite Motel
(Island Park)
Sawtelle Mountain Resort                                                                                              208-558-9366

Welcome to Sawtelle Mountain Resort! Our Island Park Idaho Resort is centrally located near tons of outdoor activities, and has a spectacular view of the Sawtelle and Jefferson Mountains, just 5 minutes away. We are also just 20 minutes from West Yellowstone Montana, Yellowstone National Park, and right down the road from Idaho's Henry's Lake and Island Park Reservoir. If you enjoy fishing, hiking, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, boating, mountain biking, or just exploring the outdoors - Sawtelle Mountain Resort is the perfect place for you. Our property has a number of facilities to meet all of your lodging needs including a 36 room hotel, 55 RV spots, newly built cabins, tent sites, indoor swimming pool, hot tubs, and bunk house rooms. Our Island Park hotel's 36 spacious, cozy hotel rooms will make you feel comfortable and at ease. Our beautiful Sawtelle Cabins are very spacious and look similar to a condo with an upstairs, downstairs, and a loft. Each cabin has a private hot tub to relax in after a long day. Our cabins each sleep 6 people, but 3 cabins can adjoin to sleep 18 people for large families and group events. In addition to the hotel and cabins, Sawtelle Mountain Resort has some of the best Island Park camping. We offer a beautiful campground with amazing Island Park RV spots and tent sites. Our Island Park campground is deep in the woods with a lot of privacy. The RV Park has 65 RV sites with 20/30/50 AMP service, full hookups, and plenty of room for big rigs, pull-outs, and extra vehicles. And our campground is the only campground that has an indoor swimming pool in Island Park! While staying with us, we'll meet your needs and make your stay extremely enjoyable. Stay with us and enjoy our pool, indoor and outdoor guest hot tubs, horseshoe pits, pavilion, and volleyball net. Make Sawtelle Mountain Resort your choice of Island Park resorts.  208-558-9366

Our Favorite RV Rental Company
Campervan North America, LLC                                                                                      208-712-8100
Explore the Great American West in style from the comfort of our beautifully customized campervans from Campervan North America. We are the "green alternative" to typical RV rentals, so you can forget about the gas guzzlers!  With our fuel efficient, easy to drive campervans, you can go camping in luxury without the expense. Not only are they more fuel efficient and easier to drive, but our campervans are less expensive than standard RV rentals, easier to park, can go places RV's can't, and are much easier to set-up for camping. And think of the lodging expense you'll be saving with your campervan!   We offer your choice of four different models of European designed campervans.  Choose from the Edelweiss, which is a great alternative to a car rental that provides a new twist in car camping, to the high-roofed Treasure Chaser, or  the larger Two4theRoad and Clanhauler campervans, which both have kitchen and bathroom facilities. Our headquarters are located in Bozeman Montana, as well as Las Vegas, Nevada and Austin Texas.  And right now we are offering some great specials on one-way trips using any of our three locations...including waving the one-way fee!  Our Bozeman, Montana office provides super-easy access to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park, and is conveniently located near the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. Campervan North America is the perfect choice for your next vacation to the Great American West, so give us a call at 208-712-8100 or visit our website for all the details by clicking the link below.

Our Favorite Helicopter Tour Company
Rocky Mountain Rotors                                                                                                    406-579-9312

Open all year round, Rocky Mountain Rotors is your best choice for air tours, photo flights and charter flights in Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho.  Our pilots are some of the most experienced mountain pilots in the region.  We offer clean, comfortable helicopters in 5 different sizes to meet your needs.  Whether you're interested in snapping a few aerial pictures or professionally capturing one of America's most beautiful parks or you're interested in exploring the Rockies with a helicopter tour we're here to deliver a unique experience for you.  We will show you the lay of the land and help you experience the Rockies like never before.  The greater Yellowstone ecosystem is one of the most beautiful, complex and alluring ecosystems in the world, home to natural formations, plants and animals that are unlike anything you've ever seen before. The opportunity to snap photographs from up high and experience this area from an aerial perspective is something everyone should put on their bucket list. Rocky Mountain Rotors is here to deliver uncompromising quality when it comes to serving your unique needs.  We are also a certified 135 Charter provider.  We have a depth of experience in offering both private and commercial charters and can tailor your flight to encompass exactly what you need.


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