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The Pines Motel * Guest Haus has been in the Nielson family for over 40 years. We're John and Nancy, 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!                 

Do You Accept Kangaroos?

posted by Nancy Nielson   [ updated ]

John fielded this question about pets this summer, and we added a kangaroo to our list of unusual guests.  He and his human companion stayed with us for a few days while he blessed the locals with the opportunity to pet or hold him at the local grocers and get their picture taken.  He was clean, quiet, and he didn't shed!!  Great pet.  (Not potty trained but he wore Pampers.)

Where in the world are John and Nancy #2

posted Jun 7, 2014, 10:46 PM by Nancy Nielson   [ updated Jun 29, 2014, 6:17 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 Jun 7, 2014, 10:45 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.

Recycling!

posted Jul 13, 2013, 4:24 PM by Nancy Nielson   [ updated Nov 30, 2013, 6:09 PM ]

    We're moving into a new phase of recycling at last, thanks to the suggestions and encouragement of many of you.  We've put recycling "bins" in each motel room with a "RECYLE HERE" sign.  We can take aluminum, glass, plastics #1 & #2, newspapers, and corrugated cardboard--the usual small town stuff.  Thank you!

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