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What creates a 5-STAR rental experience? We’ve compiled a list of components we think will create the “Wow” factor that guests love about a great vacation rental! If you’re interested in more information or would like help accomplishing a higher score for your rental, let us know so we can help make that happen at

Floor rate/ min nights

Maximizing occupancy (permitting)

Maximizing occupancy (sleeping arrangements)


Decor: A well-decorated home will display a number of the key features below. 

Amenities: A high-scoring rental will have an abundance of the amenities listed below.

Offseason usability (winter)

Parking availability/ Driveway / Exterior condition / Garage

Safety Measures? 

Self marketing– Consider asking for a marketing packet from your implementation manager at Kabino to self-market your home on your social media to boost its visibility to your friends and family!

Partner with an Experience Marketplace

Consider a professional property manager that has access to an experience provider. It has been proven for years that guests look for something to do before they book a property. 80% of money spent on a vacation is spent on experiences such as tours, restaurants, special trips, and more. Kabino has partnered with to provide an extra line of revenue for home owners as they can monetize the guest traffic coming through their property on more than just booking revenue.

Want to learn more about what Kabino can do for you?

Reach out to us and schedule a call if you are thinking about putting your property into a short term rental.  Kabino has over 20 years of experience with many success stories.

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Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Island Park, Idaho, is a paradise for fly fishing enthusiasts. With its pristine rivers, stunning landscapes, and an abundance of trout, this hidden gem offers an unforgettable angling experience. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a novice looking to cast your first line, Island Park has something for everyone. In this guide, we’ll take you on a virtual journey through the best fly fishing spots, essential gear, and tips for a successful and memorable fishing adventure in Island Park.



Exploring the Blue Ribbon Waters

Island Park is renowned for its blue ribbon waters, including the Henrys Fork of the Snake River, the Teton River, and the Madison River. These rivers are home to healthy populations of rainbow trout, brown trout, cutthroat trout, and brook trout, making them a haven for fly fishing enthusiasts. The Henrys Fork, in particular, is famous for its challenging yet rewarding fishing opportunities, with its diverse hatches and technical dry fly fishing.


Seasonal Highlights

The fly fishing season in Island Park is a year-round affair, with each season offering its own unique highlights. Spring brings the famous “Mother’s Day” caddis hatch, while summer offers abundant terrestrial insect activity. Fall is a favorite among many anglers, as it brings the spectacle of the mahogany dun hatch and the stunning foliage. Winter fishing is also possible in certain areas, with dedicated anglers enjoying the solitude and the chance to hook into some large trout.


Must-Have Gear

When preparing for your fly fishing adventure in Island Park, it’s essential to have the right gear. A 4-6 weight fly rod paired with a matching reel is ideal for most of the rivers in the area. As for flies, be sure to stock up on a variety of patterns to match the local hatches, including mayflies, caddisflies, and terrestrials. Don’t forget to pack your waders, wading boots, polarized sunglasses, and a good-quality landing net to ensure a comfortable and successful day on the water.


Local Fly Shops and Guides

For those looking to enhance their experience or gain local insights, Island Park is home to several excellent fly shops and guide services. These knowledgeable professionals can provide valuable advice on current conditions, recommended flies, and even take you to the best fishing spots. Whether you’re a beginner seeking instruction or an experienced angler looking to unlock the secrets of the local waters, enlisting the help of a local guide can greatly improve your chances of a successful day on the river.

Check out some of our friends in the area!


Conservation and Etiquette

As with any angling destination, it’s crucial to practice responsible fishing and respect the environment. Island Park’s waters are cherished by locals and visitors alike, so it’s important to follow catch-and-release practices, pack out any trash, and be mindful of your impact on the ecosystem. By being good stewards of the land and practicing ethical angling, we can ensure that future generations will have the opportunity to enjoy these pristine waters.


Kabino Properties that were built for Fly Fishermen!



Properties on Henrys Fork / Reservoir


Buffalo Bliss

5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 12


Buffalo Breeze

hot tub, 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 15


Stone Skipper Lodge

hot tub, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sleeps 15



Properties within walking distance of Henrys Fork


Muley Hollow

log bunk beds, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8


Set the Hook

 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 12



Properties on Henrys Lake


Duck Duck Goose

private access, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10


Henrys Hawk

hot tub, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, sleeps 10


Henrys Lake Goose Bay

secluded, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 9



Click here to book one that is dog friendly- don’t leave your little buddy at home!


In Conclusion

Fly fishing in Island Park, Idaho, is an experience like no other. From its world-class rivers to its breathtaking scenery, this destination has everything an angler could dream of. Whether you’re drawn by the challenge of technical dry fly fishing or simply want to immerse yourself in nature, Island Park offers an unforgettable adventure for all who seek it. So pack your gear, plan your trip, and get ready to create lasting memories on the legendary waters of Island Park.

We hope this guide has inspired you to embark on your own fly fishing journey in Island Park. Tight lines and happy angling!

If you’re a fan of winter wonderlands and endless adventure then Island Park, Idaho is the perfect destination for you. With over 950 miles of nearby trails and some of the best powder on the planet, Island Park is a favorite winter destination for many sledders. In addition, there are some great outfitters and guides operating in the area…so you can even hop a flight with no need to drag your machine along! Join us as we go over some of the best tips and helpful information for enjoying an amazing snowmobile vacation to Island Park.

Rent a snowmobile

The first item on your checklist is lining up the perfect snowmobile(s) for you and your crew. Thankfully, for those that either don’t own a sled or don’t want to transport theirs, Island Park is home to a few great outfitters who can handle everything from rental of the machines to fully guided trail tours.


See Our Island Park Rentals Here!

Local tips and rules

Once you have your snowmobile lined up, it’s time to refresh your memory on some local tips, rules, and regulations that will make for a safe and enjoyable experience. Don’t forget to visit the Idaho State Parks and Recreation site for snowmobiling!


Maps and Webcams

When you’re ready to head out, you’ll be greeted with an almost limitless list of options for trails near Island Park. A great reference for the overall area is this US Forest Service Trail Map of the area. And this handy Island Park Webcam allows you to look in on any snow flying right as it’s happening! Make sure to check out our Island Park Area Guide on Snowmobiling for even more info, maps, and webcams. Listed below are some of the most popular trails in the area that almost never disappoint:


Book the perfect Homebase

With its stunning scenery and easy access to almost limitless trails, Island Park is a snowmobiler’s paradise that’s just waiting for you. So grab your gear and #PackYourBags for your favorite Kabino…..your adventure awaits! Check out some of our newest vacation rentals in Island Park to use as your perfect homebase!

Moonlight Symphony has a hot tub, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and sleeps 14.

Hidden Tracks has a hot tub, 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and sleeps 10.

Buffalo Bliss is on the Buffalo River, has 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and sleeps 12.

Henrys Howl has a large driveway, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and sleeps 8.

As the weather warms up and the trees start to bloom, Memorial Day weekend approaches, and for many, it is a time to remember and honor those who have sacrificed their lives for our country. It is also an opportunity to spend time with loved ones and enjoy the great outdoors. One of the best places to do that is in Island Park, Idaho. With its stunning natural beauty and variety of activities, a Memorial Day getaway to Island Park is the perfect destination.

Located in eastern Idaho, Island Park is known for its vast wilderness, rugged mountains, and crystal-clear lakes and rivers. Here are some ideas for how to make the most of your Memorial Day weekend in Island Park!

Memorial Day Getaway to Island Park

See Our Island Park Rentals Here!

Explore the Yellowstone National Park

Island Park is close to the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park, making it an ideal base for exploring one of the most iconic national parks in the world. With its impressive geysers, hot springs, and wildlife, Yellowstone is a wonderland of natural beauty that will leave you breathless. Some of the must-see attractions in the park include Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring, and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Visitors can also go hiking, biking, or take a scenic drive through the park. Memorial Day weekend is a great time to visit Yellowstone, as the park is usually less crowded than during peak season.


Fishing on Henry’s Fork of the Snake River

Henry’s Fork of the Snake River is a fly fishing paradise, with its clear waters and abundant trout making it one of the best fishing destinations in the country. With more than 70 miles of prime fishing waters, anglers of all skill levels will find something to suit them. Whether you prefer wading in the river or floating in a drift boat, you will surely have a memorable fishing experience. The area’s scenic beauty is also worth taking in, with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and forests.


Hiking and Biking in Island Park

Island Park is a hiker’s and biker’s paradise, with vast trails that wind through the mountains and forests. Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to explore these trails and enjoy the fresh mountain air and stunning scenery. Some of the most popular trails in the area include the Big Springs Trail, the Island Park Reservoir Trail, and the Harriman Trail. For those who prefer biking, there are several mountain biking trails, ranging from easy to challenging.


Picnic by the River

If you’re looking for a more relaxed activity, pack a picnic and head to one of the many picnic areas along the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River. There are several spots with picnic tables and grills, making it easy to enjoy a meal in the great outdoors. Take in the beautiful scenery while enjoying a delicious meal with your loved ones.


Host a Celebratory Barbecue

Hosting a Memorial Day barbecue at your vacation rental in Island Park can be a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday with friends and family. With beautiful scenery and plenty of outdoor space, your vacation rental can be the perfect setting for a memorable barbecue. Before your guests arrive, clean and prep the outdoor space. Set up tables and chairs and ensure plenty of seating for everyone. Consider setting up lawn games like cornhole or horseshoes to keep everyone entertained.

When it comes to the food, keep it simple and fun. Burgers and hot dogs are always crowd-pleasers but consider adding some unique toppings to make them even more delicious. You can grill some chicken, steak, or seafood for a more upscale barbecue. Don’t forget to include sides like coleslaw, potato salad, and baked beans. For drinks, provide plenty of water, soda, and beer for the adults. You can also make a signature cocktail or punch to add a festive touch. With a little planning and preparation, your Memorial Day barbecue at your vacation rental in Island Park is sure to be a hit!


Book Your Getaway

Island Park, Idaho, is an excellent destination for celebrating Memorial Day weekend. With its natural beauty and variety of activities, visitors can enjoy the great outdoors while honoring the fallen heroes. Whether you choose to explore Yellowstone National Park, go fishing on Henry’s Fork of the Snake River, hike, or bike through the forests, or have a picnic by the river, you’re sure to have a memorable experience in Island Park. So, pack your bags and contact us to book your weekend of fun and relaxation.

Meat Lover? Vegetarian? Looking for some soup, salad, or pizza? Food is truly an adventure in Island Park, Idaho! Whether you are after a slice of Mexico, or a taste of China, or simply a good old American dish, it’s here! We’re highlighting some of our absolute favorites here today. We know you’ll love them, too!

After a long day outside, you can grab a bite at Café Sabor. This riverside delight with outdoor dining offers their hit, called a Spinach Cheese Appetizer. You cannot miss the fried ice cream and a delicious, thick, and crunchy coating with a topping of strawberries or caramel and some whipped cream. Chips and salsa can be a good meal balancer, and blackened salmon with fruit salsa is an absolute winner.

Are you looking for something heavier? Ribeye steaks will make you drool! This gem off the snowmobile trail has a name you won’t forget either. Boondocks Restaurant is an American nook that also offers vegan dishes. So if you have a vegetarian or vegan friend, they can tag along while you enjoy your juicy ribeye steak! A great wine list awaits you, too. It’s the perfect spot!

TroutHunter has an exceptional Bar & Grill that is the perfect gathering place for anglers. Enjoy delicious fine dining in a casual atmosphere. You’re going to love the views of Henry’s Fork from the bar, restaurant, or patio seating. From delicious sandwiches and burdgers, to delectible ribeyes (including Bison!) there is something for everyone.

Are you looking for a romantic spot on this busy trail? You and your special someone can grab a table in this gourmet restaurant with a tranquil view of the river. Henry’s Fork Lodge and Restaurant offers one of the best menu lists on this side of the trail. Each meal is carefully curated with the best ingredients and executed to perfection. With its peaceful location in the woods you will, without a doubt, have a memorable meal with your partner. Be prepared to be blown away by the ambiance, great service, and excellent dishes!

Island Park truly has a long row of excellent restaurants, and whatever your tummy desires, you’ll indeed find it here! Make your meals as adventurous as your trip to Island Park! The area offers excellent spots for families, for groups of friends, and even for a romantic treat! After a day of activities in Island Park, you can guarantee you’ll be in for a culinary adventure with any of these spots.  And we have many vacation properties that would serve as the perfect home base for your getaway.  Check them out at!