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The Pines Motel * Guest Haus has been in the Frantz/ Nielson family for over 40 years. We're John and Nancy Nielson, and our goal is to offer you true hospitality at an affordable price. The atmosphere is that of a small European guesthouse that's surrounded by an acre of tree-covered lawn. Whether your aim is a quick get-away to enjoy that famous Targhee powder, a week exploring the Teton / Yellowstone area or a family reunion (you'll want to book early), we think you'll find yourself at home with us.

 
 What We Offer:

      o  En-suite bathrooms in nearly every room                         o  Chemical-free outdoor Jacuzzi

      o  Now recycling with in-room recycling bins                        Gas grill and picnic area  

      o  Children and pets welcome                                               In-room refrigerators and microwaves

      o  One-block walk to downtown Driggs                                 o  Cable TV, phones, Wi-Fi

   
      We now have the  Pines Motel * Guest Haus BlogSpot  if you'd care to see
 
              what's happening with us when we have the chance to tell you!                 

Where in the World are John and Nancy #6?

posted May 24, 2016, 1:18 PM by Nancy Nielson   [ updated Aug 30, 2016, 8:45 PM ]

We've been hot springing again!  We visited several new ones this spring on our little vacation, and thought you might be able to guess where this one is.
The first person to get both the name of the hot spring and the nearest town (and state) will receive a gift certificate for one night's stay at the motel for 2 people.  Please email us or call with your opinion.  208-354-2774.
We hope you get to enjoy some hot springs yourself this summer on your travels.

Winner:  Tom A. from Pendleton, South Carolina
This is Norris Hot Springs in Norris, Montana .  We had to make plans for this one on our trip because their open hours were unusual for us.  You might want to call ahead.

Where in the World are John and Nancy #5?

posted Jul 17, 2015, 7:01 PM by Nancy Nielson   [ updated May 9, 2016, 3:02 PM ]

Folks, this one's a keeper.  I hope you can make it up to Hot Springs Campground four miles east of Crouch, ID and check this one out!  This one was restful and the setting was beautiful.

We had a wonderful time discovering over twenty hot springs in May this year.  So here's a new one for you to guess.  The first to tell us its name and nearest town will receive a gift certificate for a free night at the motel for two people. 
Remember to call us (best) or email us your answer. 
We hope you enjoy this little activity as much as we do!

Check out #4 below--we added a second photo since nobody's guessed it yet by the first one.

Where in the world are John and Nancy #4?

posted Mar 30, 2015, 2:28 PM by Nancy Nielson   [ updated May 9, 2016, 2:56 PM ]

I'm afraid we need to move on!  This is Lost Trail Hot Springs, about six miles north of the ID/MT border on Lost Trail Pass.  Check it out in the winter when it's covered with greenhouse plastic to keep out the wild weather!

NOTICE!!!  Apparently we've stumped everyone with this one, so we've added another picture as a second clue:  it's of the indoor Jacuzzi, with a painting on the wall that should be a giveaway to anyone who's been there.

Here we are again at a lovely hot springs.  Do you know the name of it and where it can be found?  If so, drop us an email or call.  The first to get it right will win a free room for two at the motel. 

Where in the world are John and Nancy #3?

posted Jan 13, 2015, 2:39 PM by Nancy Nielson   [ updated May 11, 2016, 2:48 PM ]

 
Have any of you found this hot springs?  The first person to correctly identify where we are will win a free room for two at our motel.  Post your response here, or drop us an email !  This set of pools is named what, and is located near which town in which state?

Winner:  Penny Green from Logan, Utah
This is Sharkey Hot Spring southeast of Salmon, ID near Tendoy on BLM land. 


Where in the world are John and Nancy #2

posted Jun 7, 2014, 10:46 PM by Nancy Nielson   [ updated May 11, 2016, 2:47 PM ]

Here we are at another of our favorite hot springs.
Have any of you found this place?  The first person to correctly identify where we are will win a free room for two at our motel.  Post your response here, or drop us an email !  The buoy is located on which river near what town? This hot spring has had two names, and the soaking tub used to be an old, round, wooden tub.  If you know either name for the hot spring, please post it as well.
   
Winners:  Lex and Erin Case from Meridian, Idaho
We were on the Salmon River near Stanley, ID.  The Hot Spring has two names:  Boat Box or Elkhorn.

Where in the world are John and Nancy #1

posted Nov 30, 2013, 6:41 PM by Nancy Nielson   [ updated May 11, 2016, 2:47 PM ]

Who recognizes this hot spring?  The first person to correctly identify where we are will win a free room for two at our motel.  Post your response here, or drop us an email !  The pool is located in which town and state?
 
Winners:  Dillon and Rachel Jenkins from Montana
We were at the Lava Hot Springs Inn in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho.

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