Who We Are
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 o Gas grill and picnic area
o Children and pets welcome o In-room refrigerators and microwaves
o One-block walk to downtown Driggs o Cable TV, phones, Wi-Fi
what's happening with us when we have the chance to tell you!
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.
Wow, Sorry everyone--I just realized some of my local links on the Home Page were no longer working. I've got them fixed now. If you'd like to see others there, let me know. I've added a couple of our closest hot springs that you might enjoy as well.
I'll be updating other things here as I get the time. Some of you have requested more room photos, so I'll try to get to that before spring, though it's been spring-like in the valley lately. Still, our ski guests are happy with conditions at the hill.
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.
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 pictures taken. He was clean, quiet, and he didn't shed!! Great pet. (Not potty trained but he wore Pampers.)
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.
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.
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!