The Gathering Place Family Lodge, Great for Large Groups, Summer or Winter!

23 Miles from Yellowstone National Park!A great family lodge with themed bedrooms on 1.5 acres in Macks Inn area

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Guests 31
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 5
Property Size 4,000 sq. ft.

Description

This year the clan says, "Island Park!" as the family reunion destination. So you search and search and finally find The Gathering Place Family Lodge. A few things catch your attention right away....for one, it is big enough for your family, especially with Into The Woods Cabin across the street. The 6 themed bedrooms get everyone involved, drawing straws for bedrooms....especially for the Bear Room! You notice the Gathering Room on the upper level, with a large flat-screen HDTV, Karaoke, a game table, guitar and a piano,  and the family talent show planning is set into motion. The techies are all over that, knowing they can record the whole thing for playback on the large TV.

Guest Review:
We had a great time at The Gathering Place.... The lay out of the cabin was great. The playroom was downstairs and even when the kids were being loud, you couldn't hear them upstairs! The large TV is on the top floor, so when the guys were up there playing video games or watching football (BYU-UTAH game!! Go Utes!) you couldn't hear anything on the main floor. The grounds outside were fun. Lots of tables/chairs to enjoy nature and we had a good time making smores in the firepit and a friendly game of basketball made for lots of fun when we got home from sightseeing.  I heard a few times throughout the week that the cabin was even better then they expected! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cabin with us!
                                                                                                             ~ Jackie

The Kitchen:

The chefs in the family are busy planning the large meals that will be needed...good thing the lodge is equipped with 2 refrigerators, large electric roasting pans, crock pots, a large rice cooker, 2 electric griddles, and plenty of extra large stock pots, Pyrex dishes, baking sheets, tins, and frying pans. There is enough stoneware and flatware for the whole group, and even Christmas china! Now, time to set up the dishwashing schedule! The chefs follow the "He who cooks does not clean" mantra, so they aren't one bit worried!

Billiards, Playroom, Basketball, Volleyball

The children, meanwhile, all notice the billiard room downstairs, and come up with a double elimination bracket, and are also excited about the game room, with 2 futons, a flat-screen TV with Wii and Nintendo, a chalkboard for the artists, and lots of games and books. Finally! They can escape their parents for a few hours and get some peace! 

Outside, the property appeals to all...1.5 acres, with 1/2 court basketball, lawn area, volleyball net, and plenty of outdoor furniture for the summer. The princesses in the clan notice the little glen outside and dream of telling tales on a blanket in the woods of dashing Prince Charmings and evil queens.You notice that the cabin is just a few yards from a paved road, yet on a sparsely populated block 1/2 mile away from Macks Inn Resort. You've got the river just a few blocks away, which offers river floating and fishing, and a great Mexican Grill and a Pizza and Ice Cream Parlor nearby. Pizza for the kids, and the adults can go to Mexican Grill! The next night you can all walk together to the family-friendly dinner theatre. 2 meals you don't have to plan --the dishwashing crew is ecstatic!

Near the trails and close to Yellowstone!

You also notice the property sits at the start of the trail system in Macks Inn for ATV's and Snowmobiles, and already you plan a return visit in the winter. Just up those trails Big Springs, Johnny Sack Cabin and the famous snow ghosts of Two Top await. Or better yet, you think, a ride all the way in to West Yellowstone! You check the area guide and notice there is so much to do nearby -- fishing, river floating, mountain biking, hiking, waterfalls, museums, scenic drives, golf -- but with Yellowstone National Park just 23 miles away, you know you need to reserve time to explore there too. After wrestling with the itinerary, you realize you need a whole week! No problem...the 7th night is always free!

 

BED CONFIGURATION:
Upper Level: 3 bedrooms with 2 queens each, queen sofa sleeper in family room
Main Level:  1 bedroom with 1 queen, 1 bedroom with 3 twin/full bunks
Lower Level: 1 bedroom with 1 queen, 1 crib; 2 futons in game room.

BATH CONFIGURATION:

Upper Level: 2 bathrooms with showers
Main Level: 1 full bath with tub/shower and 1 bath with shower
Lower Level: 1 full bath with tub/shower
 

Amenities

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 5 baths
  • Internet
  • Dish Network
  • Hot Tub
  • Volleyball Net
  • 1/2 Court Basketball
  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • 1.5 Acres
  • Leather Furniture
  • All linens provided

FAMILY REUNION GROUPS: The Gathering Place is right across the street from Into The Woods Cabin, which sleeps 18. If your family reunion group needs more room, or some of you want a little more privacy, Into The Woods Cabin is the perfect addition! Between the two properties you could have two hot tubs and kitchens, and have 2.5 acres all to yourselves!

Kitchen:
2 large electric griddles
1 large electric roaster
1 large rice cooker
2 large oval crock pots
2 large stock pots
1 medium stock pot
4 medium sauce pans
5 large frying pans
1 cast iron skillet
3 medium frying pans
2 small frying pans
3  - 4-slice toasters
2 - 12-cup coffee pots
3 - 1 gallon pitchers
3 - 1/2 gallon pitchers
rolling pin
tea kettle
electric and hand can openers
blender
4 - hand cheese graters
1 food processor
1 citrus juicer
1 Braun hand-held blender
2 hand mixers
1 electric knife
1  - 11-15 Pyrex
3 - 9 x13 Pyrex
1  - 2 qt. Pyrex
2 - 12x18 metal cake pans
4  - 9x13 metal cake pans
1 Pizza pan
2 metal loaf pans
4 - cookie sheets
3 muffin tins
2 pie tins
2 glass pie pans
Silverware, cups, stoneware, glasses, mugs, for the entire group
garlic press
meat hammer
pizza cutter
egg slicer
potato masher
2 - ice cream scoops
turkey baster
steak knives
kitchen knives
corkscrews
2 - ladles
lots of spatulas, tongs, wooden spoons
pasta spoon
4 - large serving spoons
baking spatulas
measuring cups
measuring spoons
melon baller
6 large plastic mixing bowls
1 large stoneware bowl
3 large metal mixing bowls
2 small metal mixing bowls
4 colanders
a few vinyl tablecloths for the banquet tables

Games:
What's yours like?
Uno Attack
Guess Who?
Taboo
Apples to Apples
Scrabble
Yahtzee
Chutes and Ladders
Pictionary
Ticket to Ride
About six complete decks of cards (last time I checked for completeness...3/15)
Rook
Scum
Various kids card games
a few puzzles
Nintendo 64 games
Wii Games
Chalk for chalkboard
A few various DVD's and VHS's
Basketballs, Volleyballs, Badminton rackets and birdies
Billiards

Summer: On the deck there is one patio table with 6 chairs. Off the deck is another patio table with 6 chairs. On the lower deck by the hot tub are 2 patio tables with 4 chairs each, and 2 Adirondacks. There are 2 banquet tables that you can use inside or out..just please bring them back in if you take them outside. There are also 14 metal folding chairs. 

 

 

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Rates

* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options and fees.
Vacation Rental Standard Pricing Night Weekly   Min Nights
Spring/Fall $325 $1,950   3
Snowmobile Season $365 $2,190   3
Summer $545 $3,270   3
Holiday Season $585 $3,390   3
Season Start End Night Week Month Min Nights
Spring/Fall11/25/201812/22/2018$325$1,950 3
Holiday Season11/21/201811/24/2018$475$3,390 3
Spring/Fall10/1/201811/20/2018$325$1,950 3
Late Summer9/3/20189/30/2018$445$2,670 3
Labor Day8/31/20189/2/2018$585$3,390 3
Summer7/8/20188/30/2018$545$3,270 3
Holiday7/3/20187/7/2018$585$3,390 3
Summer5/28/20187/2/2018$545$3,270 3
Memorial Day5/25/20185/27/2018$585$3,390 3
Spring/Fall4/1/20185/24/2018$325$1,950 3
Snowmobile Season2/19/20183/31/2018$365$2,190 3
Snowmobile Season1/1/20182/15/2018$365$2,190 3
Holiday Season12/23/201712/31/2017$495$2,970 3
Spring/Fall11/27/201712/22/2017$325$1,950 3

Reviews

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Foxley Crew
Green River WY
Reviewed: Oct 25, 2016
We had such a wonderful time at The Gathering Place making fun and new family memories! We will remember this week for many years to come!
Simpsons
Meridian ID
Reviewed: Oct 25, 2016
We had so much fun! It was nice to have almost our entire family under one roof! Thanks for the comfort! On our way to Yellowstone two of our family vans were involved in a car wreck. Everyone was thankfully ok, but we came back to the cabin and we had a relaxing time. The hot tub was so nice for those that had sore muscles. Thanks again!
Cowley Family
Salt Lake City UT
Reviewed: Oct 25, 2016
The Cowley Family enjoyed a wonderful stay at The Gathering Place. This vacation gave us a chance to reconnect. It was a place of great joy and fun!
The Green Family
Sandy UT
Reviewed: May 30, 2015
We had such a blast here! The cabin was just the right size, and well-equipped to handle our group. We shared many laughs and fond memories around the kitchen table, firepit, hot tub and porch! Our family consisted of 24 people, from grandparents to tiny grandkids, and from Utah to Idaho. Much fun was had by all! Thanks so much!
Smedley Family
Inkom ID
Reviewed: May 30, 2015
Wow! Another great new years stay at The Gathering Place. Once again, the best time we could have had. Besides great snowmobiling and sleigh riding, we were all entertained by all the activities the cabin offers. Thanks for providing a place big enough to include our whole family. We loved our stay in every way!
The Logan Family
Duchene UT
Reviewed: May 30, 2015
Thanksgiving Family Stay. Logan Family from Duchene UT, Fransen Family from Rigby ID. Whitney Family from Oregon. Rosenlund Family from Lund, NV, Arnold Family from Park City, UT and Hicks Family from Ibapah, UT! Many fun memories made. Our family enjoyed this large house. We had a wonderful time. Hope to make a summer trip!
Ramirez Family
CA
Reviewed: May 30, 2015
Thank you so much for such a fabulous environment for family togetherness. We have had a wonderful time. What a great place to relax, enjoy nature and each other. It was perfect for our reunion this summer. Thanks for everything. We couldnt have chosen a better place for our reunion!
Drollingers
UT
Reviewed: May 30, 2015
Thanks so much for the use of this wonderful cabin. It has been an amazing time to be able to pull our big family together and be able to have beds and room for everyone. We played games and pool and watched movies and went around Island Park. We laughed and cried and laughed some more bringing our family closer together. Thanks!
OBanion Family
UT
Reviewed: May 30, 2015
Thanks for sharing this wonderful "Gathering Place" for our annual snowmobiling activities. This is our 15th year for this activity. We had 20 family members, only a few couldnt make it. We hope to return again next year! Thanks again!
The Harpers
CA
Reviewed: May 30, 2015
Thanks for the best time ever! The Gathering Place is awesome! 26 Harpers had a blast. Happy New Year!
Dave and Brinda
Reviewed: May 30, 2015
We had so much fun in your cozy cabin. Santa even came by. Love the themed rooms and the cozy fireplace! What a cute place! Thank you!
The Nothum Family
UT
Reviewed: May 30, 2015
Thank you so much for this fun place to visit. We had so much fun being together in this cozy cabin. It was so quiet and relaxing. We enjoyed playing in the snow and playing together in a pool tournament, which the women ruled! We hope to be able to visit again soon! Thanks a ton!
The Teerling Family
ID
Reviewed: May 30, 2015
A week with my family that I will never forget. I only hope to make more of them here at the Gathering Place. Thank you for making such a place available to us. My turn to plan the next reunion...Ill be in touch!
The Thomas Family
Logan UT
Reviewed: May 30, 2015
This cabin was a wonderful place for us to "gather" from Kaysville, UT, Logan, UT and Annis, Idaho. We loved the fun decor and the comforts here. This is the way to go "camping"! Thanks lots!
Hartle Family Reunion
Lapoint UT
Reviewed: May 30, 2015
We loved "The Gathering Place." The little kids loved going up and down the stairs. We especially enjoyed sitting around the big kitchen table playing games. All enjoyed playing pool. We even had a birthday party while here! Thank you!
The Riches Family
West Jordan UT
Reviewed: May 30, 2015
We had a wonderful time. Thank you so much for allowing us to share this cabin so our family could gather. We were able to have all six of our kids and their kids gather together. Thank you! We love it here!
The Summers
ID
Reviewed: May 30, 2015
We had a great time! This cabin held all of us nicely and we had lots of fun together. We loved your list of things to do. Thanks!
Womack Family
UT
Reviewed: May 30, 2015
Thank you so much! We had a great time. It was our first family reunion, and the whole family loved the cabin. The kids had a great time playing inside and outside the cabin. It was very clean and welcoming. We made some fun memories here. Thanks for everything!
Deupree Family
Idaho UT
Reviewed: May 30, 2015
Thank you so much for the welcoming cabin! Our friends and family truly enjoyed the home and surroundings....the hot tub was a favorite! Becky was amazing in helping us make our trip one to remember. We are already talking about the fun well have next year! Thanks again!
The Russells
Idaho UT
Reviewed: May 30, 2015
We had a great time! Thanks for having a place we could all be together for our parents 50th wedding anniversary. Wonderful place!!
Kaysea
West Bountiful UT
Reviewed: May 30, 2015
The cabin was awesome! Beautiful area and my favorite theme. The cabin was very cozy and feels like a real home. We sat in the hot tub every night. My niece could not stop looking out the windows. My favorite part was the very top floor with the Christmas tree. I also loved the pool room. Thanks for letting us stay.
The Hales
Centerville UT
Reviewed: May 30, 2015
We had a wonderful time! The cabin is beautiful and so family-friendly. Our daughter had a great time playing here with her cousins. It was nice and relaxing. We would love to come back sometime. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful home with us.
jnck
Salt Lake City UT
Reviewed: Apr 1, 2015
We had a great time at The Gathering Place. Island Park is beautiful. Both ATVing and horseback riding were very close to the cabin. We renting ATVs for a full day and there were PLENTY of trails nearby. The cabin was great. We had 17 family members ranging from 9 months to 60. There was something for everyone. The lay out of the cabin was great. The playroom was downstairs and even when the kids were being loud, you couldnt hear them upstairs! The large TV is on the top floor, so when the guys were up there playing video games or watching football (BYU-UTAH game!! Go Utes!) you couldnt hear anything on the main floor. Even with 17 of us in the house we never felt crowed! The second fridge/freezer was a lifesaver! The grounds outside were fun. Lots of tables/chairs to enjoy nature and we had a good time making smores in the firepit and a friendly game of basketball made for lots of fun when we got home from sightseeing. Cabin was even better than expected.
Gramma Karen
Idaho Falls ID
Reviewed: Apr 1, 2015
By staying at the Gathering Place we were able to host all of our children and their families plus a great Grandma, and Aunt and Uncle for Christmas. We had 12 grandchildren and 13 adults and the house was laid out perfectly for us all. From the floor plan to the amenities it was perfect! I would recommend this place for any large families wishing to make wonderful memories!
DeLange
Reviewed: Nov 18, 2011
We held our once every 2 years get-together here June 18-24. We were happy to find this wonderful place in this beautiful area for this 3 generation reunion of families and individuals from California, Utah, Maryland, and Rhode Island (soon to be Germany). We indulged in ATV-ing, river rafting (in the rain), fishing, horseshoes, ping pong, pool, sight-seeing (including Teton and Yellowstone Natl Parks), entertainment (bar J Wranglers and our own talent show), exercising, games, great conversations and reminiscing, great food (mostly fixed here), bonfires, birthday and anniversary parties, a pinata event and so much more. We laughed and enjoyed being together above all and refused to believe the time would come that we would have to separate and go our own ways. Thank you so much for letting us stay here and have this joyous time together.
Wood
Reviewed: Nov 18, 2011
What a wonderful place! Our large...huge family has had a great time here where we could all be together, yet still have our own "private" spaces and room to play. We all played in one way or another: cards, guitars, pool, piano, rummikub, charades, basketball, DVDs, etc, etc, etc. Thank YOU!!

Notes

Check-in at 4:00 p.m.
Check-out at 11:00 a.m
Check in/out times are strictly enforced to allow crew time to prepare for next guests.

NO SMOKING/ NO PETS ALLOWED

An advance payment equal to 50% of the lodging total plus insurance is required immediately at time of booking unless other arrangements are made. The advance payment will be applied toward the cabin rent. The balance of rent is due sixty (60) days before your arrival date.

CANCELLATIONS: A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty other than credit card merchant fees (3%) if they cannot be recouped. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay or that are made within 60 days of the arrival date forfeit 50% of the lodging total for unused days unless the same dates can be re-booked. Early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit. 
It is strongly suggested that you purchase Travel Insurance to protect your investment in case of an emergency.

This property has a refundable security deposit of $750 if the Vacation Rental Damage Protection Policy is not purchased.

NOTE: THIS CABIN IS FOR SALE AND MAY BE SHOWN DURING YOUR STAY, although we will try to schedule all showings in between guest reservations.