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Johnny Sack Cabin, Island Park

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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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  • The spring here has the most beautiful water and many times you can see a moose or two. A really peaceful place  more »
  • Craftsmanship of a sort rarely seen now. The volunteer gives a great tour and the careful eye sees things you’ll never see again in how things can be made. The social story behind how it came to be...  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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