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Johnny Sack Cabin, Island Park

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Landmark · Tourist Spot
The Johnny Sack Cabin, at Big Springs, Idaho near Island Park, is a log bungalow built in 1932–34. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
It is a very well-made bungalow, about 20 by 27 feet (6.1 m × 8.2 m) in plan, with porches as extensions.
It was built by German immigrant carpenter Johnny Sack, but its design seems from then-modern bungalow style, rather than from German origins.
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  • This is a beautiful setting for a cabin. It overlooks a pond fed by warm springs, and is set in the forest. We saw the usual fish and ducks but were also fortunate in that we saw a moose and her calf....  more »
  • This is a review of the place more than the cabin. Thothe story of Johnny Sack is great. The springs are unbelievably beautiful. Hundreds of acre feet of crystal clear water rushing out of the ground....  more »
  • This is a great little spot to visit. Hopefully you'll be there between 10 am and 4 pm during its summer-only open season that ends around September 15. The Springs themselves are interesting but the most interesting thing for me was Johnny Sack's Cabin. Hand-crafted with a unique bark-veneer technique used on various pieces of furniture and interior trim pieces. Whimsical, fairy-tale-esque, complete with a clay sewer-pipe flue for the old wood-burning stove.
  • We came after the cabin was closed for the year. None the less, I have never seen water so clear in my life! Very cool place to visit. Please remember, they operate on donations. Please donate.

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