McCall, Idaho, is in the Southwest of the state and it's just on the eastern side of the Wallowa's and Hell's Canyon. It's beautiful country and rugged territory that gets seasons hard, especially up at 6k feet. Sitting atop 40 acres of private forest, right on the edge of USFS land, you're at one of the best starting points for almost anything you're interested in doing in the backcountry. During the summer you can drive up to the yurt, but during the winter, you need to snow shoe or cross country ski in. Since it sleeps 4 in one room, you'll be cozy, but you've also got a fireplace and chances are you'll be too tired from all the fun to even care.
Located in the southwest, between the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest and the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, you'll find this solitary ranch in the middle of 3,000 acres. The cabins are atop the canyon rim and you can take a trail (via ATV or bike or your own two feet) to the creek about 2,000 feet below. This is a rugged part of the country, with breathtaking prairies and stunning canyons. Be sure to pack your boots, but also pack a few books because that cabin looks like it wants you to spend a little time turning pages.
This cabin feels like a classic western stacked log cabin and can easily fit 8 guests (in 2 bedrooms, with 3 beds). Oh and it's got a hot tub and a sauna, too. The cabin isn't too far from Jackson Hole or Yellowstone, but it is pretty secluded and rather rustic so the fact that you can request a chef for your stay is fairly spectacular. The property features biking and hiking and you have the whole place to yourself while you're at the cabin. Grab a drink and meet your friends on the porch, you're going to want to stay awhile.
Updated, but not to the point that it's lost its personality, this cabin is classic and clean. With 3 bedrooms for 5 guests, you're next to some amazing slopes in the winter and beautiful hikes in the summer. Consider spring for wildflowers and the fall for cider and getting cozy by the wood fire stove. Built in the 1940s and full of antiques, you can tell this is a family cabin that's very well loved.
Here we have another charming western stacked log cabin that feels like you should be getting ready for a ride in the morning. It's 116 years old, surrounded by mountains, a 20 acre horse ranch, and Idaho's largest lake, so you'll be busy with more views than you'll know what to do with. With a wood fire stove, you'll be able to heat the single room cabin and take the day on as you please. Sleeps 2.
It's hard to live in someone's shadow, but when it's the Tetons, it somehow feels okay. This simple shed-style cabin is contemporary and light-filled on 25 acres of meadows and aspens. With enough room for 4, this timber frame is about an hour and a half from Yellowstone and an hour from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. There's a quarter mile walking trail on the property that leads to a private picnic area, so pack a lunch and enjoy the great outdoors!