Amenities and Lodging

The unique and special property at Ponds Lodge is perfect for a romantic night away with your sweetheart, family vacation adventure, corporate retreat, or blissful mountain wedding. Nestled along the banks of the Buffalo River, the historic lodge is ideal for every Island Park vacation and rental desire. The accommodations, food, amenities, and location are transcendent, here at Ponds Lodge.


The main lodge building houses a full-service bar and restaurant, open to lodge and public guests, 7 days a week. Dining at the lodge is a sublime experience. Whether it’s an indulgent noon-delight, or an elegant dinner, our fine cuisine will appease any pallet.

Trained at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, Chef Jon Good invariably procures the freshest ingredients with the finest in continental tradition. The lodge menu will, assuredly, enthrall any appetite.

Not quite ready to turn in for the night? Head on over to the busiest lounge on the mountain and savor the largest selection of on-tap brews, sample our fine selection of wines, and order from a full bar of stimulating spirits. Relax and be entertained by a game on one of our many big screen televisions.


The Ponds Lodge property not only boasts exceptional lodging and fare. We also offer our guests an on site Sinclair fueling station, full-service convenience store as well as private catering for any special event.

Snug in the heart of the Targhee National Forest, all of our cabins boast immaculate views and privy guests immediate access to hundreds of miles of trails, waiting to meet every adventurer's ambition. Whether it’s fly fishing, snowmobiling, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, tennis, golf, cross-country skiing, hunting, bird watching, a river float, foray into Yellowstone, or touring Island Park’s scenic and historical sties, we have the perfect activity for every vacation.


A regular host to a large variety of events, Ponds Lodge will breathe life and wonder into any occasion. Every year, we accommodate multiple family reunions, corporate events, and weddings.