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The Gathering Place Family Lodge - Sleeps 31- Great for Family Reunions!



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Just 23 miles from West Yellowstone, The Gathering Place is perfect for your family gatherings, corporate retreats, etc. Any season of the year, Island Park is a great place to relax and play. You will love the quiet solitude of this newly remodeled 6 Bedroom, 5 Bath Family Lodge.

The Lodge is nestled in the trees on a private 1 1/2 acres, yet right off a paved road (not a hard-to-get-to dirt road like many other rentals) in the easily accessible Mack's Inn area, with Henry's Fork River just 4 blocks away. Snowmobile right from the door! 500 miles of trails start right outside!

Description:

  • Can accomodate up to 31 in beds with plenty of room for the rug rats
  • 9 Queen Beds with down bedding, 3 Full/Twin bunks, Fold-Out Couch, Futon
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
Amenities:
  • Large Family Gathering Room
  • Piano
  • Game Table
  • Big Screen TV
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Satellite
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Playroom with Nintendo
  • Lawn for volleyball, badminton, croquet, picnics
  • Hot Tub
  • Firepit
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fully equipped kitchen (Crock Pot, Roasting Oven, Pots, Pans, Cake Pans, Casserole Pans, Cookie Sheets, Mixing Bowls, Toaster, Can Opener, Serving Spoons, Coffee Maker, Bowls, Plates, Silverware, Cups....Kitchen Linens also provided)
  • All towels and linens provided
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Beautifully decorated and furnished
  • Newly remodeled, spacious lodge
  • The lawn is great in the summertime for picnics, playing volleyball, croquet, etc.
  • In the back we have a great fire ring that, as you can see, we use year round---roast marshmallows, dutch oven, sing around the campfire!
  • We are just a 10 minute walk (about 4 blocks through the woods) to the Henry's Fork River.....World Famous for fly fishing!
  • Plenty of parking space
  • 500 miles of snowmobile trails start right out the door. Snowmobile right from the driveway!
  • Average annual snowfall in Island Park is 9 feet! These same trails are used for ATVs in summer.
Must See:

YELLOWSTONE
Just 30 minutes to the west entrance. While there, be sure to check out these must see areas: Old Faithful and The Lodge, Buffalo at Hayden Valley,Yellowstone Falls at Artist's Point, The Cascades near the North Entrance, The North Entrance shops, swimming at Fire Hole.

MESA FALLS
Everyone says this is something you can't miss. It's true! It's incredible! You are driving out and it looks like there is no way there can be anything spectacular there...and all of a sudden, out of nowhere are the most spectacular falls. Don't miss it! The ranger station is great for the kids, too, because they have a bit of a museum where the kids can actually touch animal pelts. It's a great place! It is very close to Island Park, so it makes for a great morning adventure.

Upper and Lower Mesa Falls offer views of the Island Park caldera's edge, dropping 105' and 65' respectively. These dramatic drops were created between 600,000 and two million years ago when an immense shield volcano exploded repeatedly finally collapsing, leaving behind the world's largest caldera. Accessed by turning off of Highway 20 onto State Highway 47 and following the signs, the setting of the falls is the perfect location for a picnic or short hike.

ISLAND PARK
Island Park, located south of West Yellowstone near the border of Yellowstone National Park, is an Island of lakes, woods, rivers, meadows and mountains lightly sprinkled with ranches, summer homes and fishing lodges. Legendary fishing at the Henry's Fork of the Snake River is but one of the superb angling locales. Other fishing jewels include Henry's Lake and the Island Park Reservoir.

In the winters, locals and the increasing number of visitors, trade their fishing tackle for snowmobiles to explore the hundreds of miles of forest and mountain trails. Cascading over groomed trails and waist deep powder on a powerful snowmobile cannot be beat!

Aside from the fishing and snowmobiling, bird watching, hiking, horseback riding, rodeo, cross-country skiing, hunting and touring, Island Park's scenic and historical sites are some of the other popular activities. Outfitters for nearly every activity abound, and there are also plenty of maps and guide books for the visitor who wants to experience Island Park on their own. Nearby Yellowstone Park and its trails and streams are also popular day trips from the area. Yellowstone's proximity is part of the allure of Island Park. Since the late 1800's, tourists commonly passed through Island Park on their way to Yellowstone.

HENRY'S LAKE STATE PARK
Henry's Lake State Park, is a beautiful lake on the northern end of Island Park and is world famous for its fishing. It is not uncommon to catch 7 pound trout out of this lake. It also boasts its own fish hatchery on the north end of the lake that help produce and replenish the fish habitat.

HARRIMAN STATE PARK
Harriman State Park, also known as the Railroad Ranch, is a tribute to several East Coast notables who brought the iron horse to Idaho. The Harriman and Guggenheim families, operated the Railroad Ranch, finding a balance between conservation, ranching and the needs of small number of summer guests. A great concern for preserving the magnificent wildlife habitat prompted the Harriman family to donate the 15,000 acre ranch to the State of Idaho.

ISLAND PARK RESERVOIR
Island Park Reservoir, construction was completed in 1939 and was the first source of electricity for Island Park's resort businesses. It was developed with farmers and spring flood control in mind. Today it is a source of fun and enjoyment for people looking to fish, boat, jet ski, swim and water ski.

BIG SPRINGS & JOHNNY SACK CABIN
Big Springs & Johnny Sack Cabin - the source of the Henry's Fork of the Snake River, is also well worth a visit. Because of Big Spring constant 52 degree temperature and crystal clear flow, the Henry's Fork is a favorite early in the fishing season when other nearby rivers are cold and muddy from the sediment picked up by the melting snow. Big Springs is also near the beginning of a beautiful 5 mil canoe or boat trip along a stretch of a National Scenic Water Trail. Other activities in Island Park include a bicycle ride or hike on the Old Union Pacific Railroad bed, a game of golf at the Island Park Resort, a horseback trail ride or a visit to Johnny Sack's cabin.

The longer you stop and linger in Island Park, the more difficult you may find it to leave, and the more that you will want to come back.

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2005 THE GATHERING PLACE FAMILY LODGE RATES
Take advantage of our Grand Opening 2005 SPECIALS!!!


Peak Season (June 1-Sept 5 and Dec 1-March 15) is $400 per night or $2400 per week (7th night is free).

Off Season (Sept 6-Nov 30 and March 16-May 31) is $325 per night or $1950 per week (7th night is free).

ALL HOLIDAYS (including off season) are $425 per night.

Note: 3 Night Minimum Stay- (Summer) -------2 Night Minimum (Winter).

  • $300/Deposit
  • Stay 6 nights and get the 7th night free any season!!
  • Check In 4:00 PM / Check Out 11:00AM
  • No Smoking and No Pets
  • Prices Do Not Include 8% Sales & Lodging Tax
  • Prices Subject to Change Without Notice Until Confirmed
  • $80 Non-Refundable Cleaning Fee
Cancellation Policy:
If you cancel less than 60 days prior to your arrival date, you will forfeit your rental deposit unless the same dates can be rebooked. If it can be rebooked, you will be charged a $75.00 rebooking fee. A cancellation more than 60 days prior will receive a full refund of the rental deposit.

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HOTTUB, FIREPLACE, SATELITE TV, DVD PLAYER, VCR PLAYER, BIG SCREEN TV, STEREO, CD PLAYER, POOL TABLE, PHONE, HEAT, FULL KITCHEN, DISHWASHER, MICROWAVE, REFRIGERATOR, UTENCILS, POTS AND PANS, WASHER AND DRYER, GAS GRILL, Sleeps 31 in beds

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HIKING, GOLF, FISHING, SWIMMING, JET SKIING, DOWN HILL SKIING, ROCK CLIMBING, HUNTING, RESTAURANTS, SIGHTSEEING, CROSS COUNTRY SKIING, BOATING, RAFTING, Snowmobiling, Horseback Riding, Fly Fishing, Canoe,




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