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Johnny Sack Cabin

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Beautifyl !!

A must see, very interesting how this man built and lived in this cabin. The volunteers are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Las Vegas, Nevada
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 October 16, 2018
Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A must see, very interesting how this man built and lived in this cabin. The volunteers are fantastic with the history they tell you about Johnny sack and how he built and lived in his cabin. This man was amazing !! We went with a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank aandmrun
Reviewed August 4, 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 13, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank stevegG5706OR
Reviewed June 26, 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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