Idaho September 19, 2017
People Travel From All Over Idaho To Visit This Hidden Cabin In The Woods
There are so many hidden treasures in Idaho that it feels like there’s always something new to be discovered in our beautiful state. Tucked away in eastern Idaho is one of these enchanting hidden treasures, which attracts hundreds of travelers with its unique charm. Located in Big Springs is the Johnny Sack Cabin. The cabin itself, built in the 1930s, is an incredible attraction. However, it’s the journey there that makes a visit to the cabin extra special. This is an experience that the whole family can enjoy, and should definitely be on your to-do list when you’re in the area!
About an hour drive away from Rexburg is Island Park. Located in the park is the famous and widely recognized landmark known as the Johnny Sack Cabin.
You can spot this exquisite cabin sitting along the Henry's Fork of the Snake River. This part of the river is absolutely magical and makes for the perfect place to spend a day with the family!
This calm river is absolutely beautiful to observe. Surrounded by lush foliage and looming evergreen trees, the easygoing hike towards the cabin is certainly a relaxing and enjoyable walk. There's a lot to see, so don't forget to bring the camera.
Once the cabin comes into view, you'll be surprised that this is almost a century old structure. The cabin itself is a fun place to visit, but it's the story behind the cabin that makes this such a cool place to visit!
The cabin is characterized by the original water wheel on the side of the structure which is used to provide electricity for the cabin.
People travel from all over the state to visit this cabin because of its impeccable craftsmanship in the structure's architecture. Almost everything in the cabin is original and was built by Johnny Sack himself by hand.
Johnny Sack was a German cabinet maker who came to the country during the 1920's. He began building the cabin in 1932. He lived in the cabin for over 20 years, and the cabin went to his sisters after his death in 1957.
Johnny Sack was famously only 4 feet 11 inches tall. Most of the cabin has typical measurements, but what was once his work area reflects his small stature.
The style of the cabin is typical of vacation cabins that were built from 1920 to 1950.
The cabin was saved despite all of the other cabins in the area being torn down. It is considered a part of the National Register of Historic Places and is open to the general public for tours.
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