Stanley is our accessible hut. It has a flat entry and a level approach to the bath house. It also offers a bell tent as an additional option. Stanley is the only hut on this side of the bath house, so offers excellent privacy. Stanley features:
- Three screened windows that open for cross ventilation
- A storage loft where you can find extra bedding and place your luggage
- A porch with chairs and small end table
- A dining table with two chairs (two chairs on porch can also be used for dining)
- A double bed, with pillows and comforter
- A couch which folds out to another double bed
- Kitchen prep table with propane stove
- Review the Glamping Checklist for a more detailed inventory
- On each site, there is a fire pit grill, picnic table, and two additional outdoor chairs
- Parking for one car. Additional cars can be parked in the overflow spaces
- Optional bell tent with 4 cots. This is a great option for kids or a second couple. $25 per night.
This glamping hut is named after Stanley, Idaho, a small, isolated town about a three hour drive north of the state capital, Boise. The town (less than 100 people) is surrounded by more than 7 million acres of wilderness – including the largest, contiguous roadless track in America outside of Alaska. Stanley holds a special place for us as the primary supply stop on our many camping trips in the area. The nearby Sawtooth Mountains form one of the most scenic backdrops anyone could ask for when hiking or camping. We also frequently canoed in the lakes and rivers of the region and one of our favorite life-memories was on a canoe trip in nearby Bear Creek.
It was early spring and one of the first opportunities to get up into the mountains after a very heavy winter. The thaw had been very uneven that year, with periods of warmth mixed with fresh coatings of snow in the higher elevations. This gave the alpine meadows which Bear Creek meanders through a chance to thaw and burst into brilliant colors of blooming wildflowers even while the surrounding mountains remained deep with snowpack. Our timing was perfect because the week before our canoe and camping trip the temperature in the mountains spiked to 80 degrees, ushering a faster melt of the remaining snowpack. With the additional runoff, Bear Creek gently spilled over its banks into Bruce Meadows creating a spectacular, once in a lifetime opportunity for us. It was an unforgettable experience paddling under brilliant warm blue skies, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, and looking down through crystal clear waters at the wildflowers swaying gently in the current below the canoe. We hope you enjoy your stay in “Stanley”!