Squirrel Meadows Cabin is located 24 miles east of Ashton, Idaho, just off the Ashton-Flagg Ranch Road. The current cabin was built in 1934, but the site has been used for administrative purposes since 1907. It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Only one other cabin in Wyoming was constructed with the same building plan. The 2-room cabin is made of lodgepole pine and features a wood shingled roof.
The cabin provides access to a variety of year-round recreational activities, including horseback riding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Berry picking is available in late summer. Some of the other activities located within a few miles include off-road vehicle and motorcycle riding, snowmobiling, hiking and mountain biking. Game and game bird hunting is a popular pastime in season.
This cabin sleeps six and provides bunkbeds, mattresses, a wood stove for cooking, table and chairs, and firewood. A hand pump, vault toilet, picnic table and horse corrals are located outside. Electricity is not provided. Guests may wish to bring battery or propane-powered lighting. Bedding, matches, and emergency items like a first aid kit are not provided. Trash bags are needed to pack out garbage.
Squirrel Meadows Cabin is situated at 6,500 feet on the Yellowstone Plateau of southwest Wyoming. The cabin sits in a meadow surrounded by pine trees. Guests can enjoy views of the distant mountains. Wildlife in the area includes black bear, wolf, elk, moose, mule deer, and grizzly bear.
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Squirrel Meadows Cabin in WY is a lot of fun, and great for a family. The cabin is pretty awesome, although there is no electricity- but that didn't really bother my family and I. Were did a ton of outdoor activities, that we really weren't inside the cabin a whole lot. The cabin is about 25 miles from Ashton, ID in a beautiful forest area. The cabin is surrounded by trees, and you do see quite a bit of wildlife. The fee to rent the cabin is $40 a night, which is not bad considering what you would pay for a hotel a night. The cabin does fit 6, although we had 5 people in our group and that seemed like plenty (6 might be a little crowded, but would still work!). We did a lot of outdoor activities like hiking, biking and also picked some really good berries. There was honestly something for everyone to do, which made the stay here nice. The cabin does provide bunk beds- not the most comfortable so I would suggest bringing some type of air mattress or camping pad to put down on the bed. It does have a wood stove, table, chairs, dishes, and pots. I would also suggest bringing your own garbage bags because the place does not provide this. We didn't bring any, and had to drive to the nearest town to get some. You do want to pack out your own garbage, because we later found out that you will get charged extra if you don't. You also want to put away any food you have outside because there are bears- we left a garbage bag outside and in the morning it was open and trash was everywhere! I would recommend staying here, and cant wait to come back with my family.