About this listing
Authentic Tepee on the bank of the Snake River with campground, firepit, Weber grill, picnic table, electricity and lights, antique pot belly stove for heat, full size futon, raised wood floor , outdoor toilet and shower with hot water, free parking, free boat launch, best trout fishing in United States a few steps away, mountain and river views, amazing birding with nesting Osprey, and sightings of eagle, swan and many more. Elk and deer wander the property. Horseback riding available nearby. One-hour drive to Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Teton Park, two hours to Yellowstone, just downriver from 22-mile long Palisades lake and dam. Friendly host. Can also pitch tent next to tepee. Conveniently located right off Highway 26, Yellowstone Highway, in scenic far eastern Idaho.
Please supply your own sleeping bag. We may be able to loan a sleeping bag in a pinch. We even supply coffee, and bagels and cream cheese for a light breakfast.
This is pretty rustic camping. You would be living much like the Shosone of old, but with a few more creature comforts like electricity and the outdoor shower. In a rain, the smoke hole leaks a bit. There is no mosquito netting, but a fire would keep most of the bugs away. Half the floor is crushed granite stone. If you want a bit more protection from the elements you might consider the cabin or wall tent, both with queen bed or pitch your own tent next to the tepee for more space. Until we can get the septic system finished and a permanent bathroom building built (probably 2016) the toilet facilities are two porta potties, which are serviced regularly.
Please arrive before dark unless special arrangements have been made. Also, we are pet friendly , but please have all animals on leashes.
I was in communication with Carmen for the few days leading up to my trip. She was very responsive and easy to work with.
When I arrived the tipi was all set up and ready to go. You are 20 steps (if even that) from the fast flowing Snake River. Sunsets are incredible and you can't beat the stars at night. Like other reviewers have mentioned, there is a gas station directly across the street to fill up on any supplies.
If you're planning a trip to the area, you can't go wrong with any of Carmen's listings. I really enjoyed my time there.
Gorgeous location! The sunset slowly going down behind the mountain was just incredible. It's a great little camp set up. We stayed with our two dogs and even though a cabin was near by it felt very private and secluded. Carmen gave us a heads up that another guest would have a dog as well and we really appreciated that! We would for sure return!
Staying at Carmen's tepee was certainly one of highlights of our trip. It was everything the description said it was, quite charming. Loved the location and Carmen couldn't have been nicer. Suggest to anyone staying there to hike the Palisade trail down the road.
My son and I loved staying in the teepee, even though we had a thunderstorm right after dinner! It was such a unique experience, and the campgrounds were very well maintained, with more amenities than I expected (electricity running out to the teepee powered a lamp). Garbage can, fire pit, and picnic table were all on-site, and the porta-potty, shower, and bagels/coffee were a very short walk down the path. Carmen was a thoughtful host, and called to make sure we knew how to get there and to help prepare us for the predicted change in weather. My son and I loved listening to the birds and watching the river flow by from the campsite. Would definitely recommend this as a fun, unique, and well-appointed campsite for everyone!
A piece of peace! We loved everything about the teepee. It was not just like camping. It was camping, but without having to do anything, and on a comfortable bed.
Awesome out of the box accommodation option in a beautiful setting. Reasonable distance from Jackson, Wy and national parks. Carmen communicated very well regarding directions and everything there was to know about the place.
Unfortunately I was unable to make it to this awesome looking airbnb. But I will say that Carmen was very responsive and attentive and offered me a rain check. Thanks a lot!
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About the Host, Carmen
Len and Carmen have joined our staff and will be hosting campsites on the river this summer. Hello,my name is Carmen. Originally from Texas, my husband Len and I, along with our son, moved here six years ago. We now consider this beautiful place home. We enjoy meeting new people from other places, as well as camping and cooking outdoors. Sitting by the river next to a campfire is the perfect evening to us.