Life of Riley Lodge
Yellowstone's Finest Luxury Waterfront Log Cabin
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, sleeps 13 (3 kings-7 twins) 3000 sqft hand scraped log cabin with AC!
Lifeofrileylodge.com is the Yellowstone area's most nicely appointed waterfront vacation rental. Our goal is to deliver the most comfortable and luxurious vacation the Yellowstone area has to offer. Simply put, we don't believe we have an equal without driving hours to Big Sky, MT or Jackson Hole, WY, both of which are 1-2 hours further from the park . Life of Riley Lodge is one of the rare few premier residences this close to the main (West) gate of Yellowstone National Park. The lodge is a decades old original Yellowstone style hand-scraped whole log cabin which was completely renovated and newly decorated in 2015. Spanning over 3000 sqft with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, the lodge sleeps 13 guests on 3 king size and 7 twin size Tempur-PedicTM and pillow-top mattresses. We are also among the less than 3% of Yellowstone area rental houses with air conditioning. We are one of the only rentals to provide trash removal service, electronic keypad locks (no lost keys!) and a full exterior CCTV security system for your safety. The Yellowstone basin can get very hot in July/August and we think AC is a must for a luxury vacation. Almost all area rental agreements require that you drop off all your trash at a landfill that is about a 1/2 hour drive each way, make you pick up keys, and require you spend the last day of your vacation laundering linens...inconveniences you will not experience with us! While there are a wide variety of housing options in the Island Park/West Yellowstone area, we are one of the only catering to an authentic yet plush and comfortable Yellowstone vacation experience that takes the rough out of roughing it. With a private shoreline set between towering mountains on bucolic Henry's Lake - this is the area's premier lake if you want to still feel like you are in Yellowstone. Island Park Reservoir, for instance, is in a mostly flat valley frequented by the motorsports crowd, a totally different experience. From our doorstep you can enjoy trophy fishing, hiking, rafting, horseback riding, or ATV/UTV tours just 10 mins away…contact us to learn more about the Yellowstone vacation you have been dreaming about.
A word of caution: a good portion of the area rental properties are also currently listed for sale. We are not, nor will we be. Be sure to inquire as this may result in the cancellation of your reservation or walk-throughs during your stay at another property.
Bordering Yellowstone at an elevation near 7000 feet, we are located on the private shoreline of Henry's Lake, on the Idaho/Montana border. Henry's is one of the most renowned and award winning trophy fishing lakes in the country due to world class scenery and the Idaho state record for the largest trout caught! Google it!
Drive through the lodge's big gate to park and then immediately soak in the 360 degree waterfront and mountain views. Next, enter the cabin on the 2nd floor which opens to the Great Room and kitchen. The wood burning fireplace towers over two custom dueling American made Bradington & Young distressed leather sofas, the finest hand made rugs, an all hardwood dining table with 10 upholstered chairs and three barstools at the adjoining bar- enough seating for a full house to enjoy meals together. The chef's kitchen has new appliances and is fully outfitted with literally everything you will need to serve a gourmet meal to all of your guests. This all makes the giant great room the main gathering spot and the best room for jaw dropping views.
Continuing upstairs on the 3rd floor is the loft and master suite. The cozy quiet loft is above the fray and is the perfect place to read a book or watch the wildlife on the lake with a giant panoramic view, this is perhaps the most relaxing place in the house. Past the loft is the master bedroom suite. Perfect for the small family with child and completely redone with all new furniture, fixtures, a twin size and a king size bed, both with Tempur-Pedic mattress and Ralph Lauren bedding , the lodge’s largest suite is its finest. Including a stocked large Desk with high-speed WiFi with everything the vacationing executive will need. Within the master suite is the master bath with full bath and multiple head shower. The other half of the suite is complimented by two tweed Churchill recliners and a new 50” Samsung LED TV/BluRay DVD/DirectTV DVR. The king size bed is separated with a partition wall from the twin bed for a little extra privacy, yet still open to one another so that attentive parents can monitor their little one through the night.
Back down to the main floor are two additional king bed suites: the Lodgepole Suite and the Madison Suite and a full bath complete with one of two laundry facilities.
The Madison Suite has views of the lake and Continental Divide mountain range, American made Woolrich and Ralph Lauren bedding, king size Tempur-Pedic mattress and all new furniture and fixtures - easily the lodge's most masculine suite. This suite comes complete with large walk in closet, black velvet chair, and New Zealand Shearling rug.
Next, the Lodgepole Suite with views of the Continental Divide. Very much living up to it’s name, the slightly larger Lodgepole Suite is the lodge’s most rustic. Complete with new American made Woolrich and Ralph Lauren bedding, Pillowtop king size mattress, sitting bench, new fixtures and a brand new 32” Samsung LED TV with BluRay DVD, Direct TV and Wifi. This is the where to sleep for a 100% authentic Yellowstone experience.
Down the stairs and located on the first floor is the 6-bed Bunk Room, 3rd bathroom, gear room, and theater. The theater has a propane fireplace surrounded by a massive 250 yr old timber mantle, new carpet, and new leather furniture and recliner. Decorated with a nod to adventure, science, exploration, and archaeology, the lodge’s theater has a new immersive 70” Samsung LED screen hung above the fireplace, audiophile grade Bose surround sound, Blu-Ray DVD, Direct TV DVR with nearly every channel, and a new HD retro Atari console with all your favorite games from the 70’s and 80’s. Perhaps on those bad weather days the kids will not be the only ones playing video games.
Located behind the theater on the first floor is the Yellowstone Bunk Room with six large private bunks with a view of a small meadow, this is the perfect place to sleep the kids or adults on heavy and safe USA built wood bunks. Featuring both innerspring and memory foam mattresses, no expense was spared on any detail. Warm Pendleton Woolen Mills Heritage Camp Blankets and fleece indian blankets from Oregon adorn each bed, vintage metal and wood Yellowstone signs, and a giant Yellowstone Junior Ranger Fire Brigade locker room themed dressing room-you won't feel like you ever even left the park. Adjoining the bunk room is a big multi-entrance bathroom with rain shower. The Bunk Room can help comfortably accommodate a packed house without the need to share beds. Including a small sofa, 2 matching Samsung LED TVs for gaming and TV viewing at the same time (so no arguing amongst the kids), and new Sony BluRay Playstation 4 with wireless controllers, WiFi, and parent lockable DirectTV content. Life of Riley Lodge tries to go the extra mile by supplying a high-chair, baby gate, board games and enough active indoor and outdoor game options so that your children are guaranteed to go to bed exhausted and content every night.
For our favorite part of the lodge though, look outside under the four giant shade sails and find the main attraction - the lakefront promenade. New outdoor kitchen with XL grill bed, 2 stovetop burners, extra searing grill, lighting, mini fridge and prep table, two 2-person hammocks, duel 150lb cast iron fire-pit pagodas surrounded by tons of adirondack chairs framed against 360 postcard views...you start to understand why the property is categorically superior to all other competition. - Private. Secluded. Secure. Perfect.
The property also includes fenced mature tree lined borders with professionally manicured/lit grounds complimented by a completely paved driveway, oversized sports court, and even an elevated 45' RV pad with full hook ups with its own great view of the lake and mountains over the cabin. The entire view behind the cabin is of the slopes and granite ridges of part of the Continental Divide shelf. To the front of the cabin is the lodge's private shoreline and combined with the upper wood deck the lodge has over 3000 sqft+ of outdoor living space. Free firewood is included for our guests. If you are wondering, across the lake the BIG snow capped peaks are the Sawtelle mountains but you can also see the Yellowstone and Teton ranges in the distance across the plains on the other side of the lake from our shoreline. No other neighborhoods in the West Yellowstone area have a view of all these mountain ranges except ours. As they say, location location location.
Yellowstone Cabin Accommodation and Amenities
Property Type: cabin
Meals: Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area: 3060 sq. ft.
Location Type: Lake View, Lakefront, Monument View, Mountain View, Resort, Water View, Waterfront
Theme: Adventure, Away From It All, Family, Historic, Romantic, Sports & Activities, Tourist Attractions
High Speed WiFi Internet
Iron & Board
Linens Provided including Beach Towels
Essentials Mini Bar
Telephone with free local and domestic long distance calls
Pack 'n Play
Book Lending Library
DirecTV with All Premium Channels and Access to Pay-Per-View
Play Station 4
Vintage Atari System
Samsung Smart TV's with BluRay DVD Players
Bose Surround Sound System
2 Outdoor Grills
2 Outdoor Fireplaces
2 Two Person Hammocks
2 Eight Person Picnic Tables
Outdoor Pillows and Blankets
Coffee Making Equipment includes programmable drip and Keurig 2.0 plus coffee grinder
Dishes & Utensils
All Necessary Cooking and Bakeware
Samsung Dishwasher and detergent
Kitchen towels and paper towels
Samsung Microwave Oven
Pantry Items include spices
Samsung Refrigerators, one in the kitchen and one in the Gear Room
KitchenAid Stand Mixer
Large Electric Griddle
Large Programmable Slow Cooker
Toddler Plates, Cups, Bowels, and Utensils
Dining Area seating for 13 people
Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ralph Lauren linens, large vanity
Main Floor Bath - toilet , shower , Large Bath with sit down shower and laundry facilities
Lower Level Bath - toilet , shower , Adjoins Bunk Room and Theater Room
4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
Upstairs Master Suite - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Temper-Pedic King/Twin, Ralph Lauren Bedding, media center
Yellowstone Bunk Room-Lower Level - 6 twin/ single , Pendleton Wool bedding, gaming center, locker room closet
Lodgepole Suite-Main Floor - 1 king , Woolrich bedding, Pillowtop king, media center, large closet
Madison Suite-Main Floor - 1 king , Woolrich bedding, Temper-Pedic, media center, closet, chair