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about the

Stanley Area

Stanley was prospected by John Stanley in 1863, and established as a mining supply center in the 1870s.
Stanley is part of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, created in 1972. The SNRA is a protected wilderness. We offer adventurers and sightseers the opportunity to enjoy nature's wonders now and for generations to come.

Lower Stanley is a quiet place to enjoy the beauty of pristine wilderness. It is one mile northeast of Stanley on Highway 75 along the scenic Salmon River
We offer a wide variety of services to make your stay fun and comfortable.
skyview of town
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Frequently Asked Questions

at Sawtooth Valley Cabins

  • Are pets allowed?
  • Are there TVs in your cabins?
  • Do your cabins have bathrooms?
  • Are the towels and sheets provided?
  • Can we have tents for our children?

  •  What is your cancellation policy?
  • Can I make a reservation online?
  • Are there any other rules we should know about?

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Our rules and policies are in place to insure that each guest has a safe and pleasurable experience while staying at Sawtooth Valley Cabins.

The Sawtooth-Stanley Basin

by Harlan Hague

"The Old West of memory is a blend of history and fiction, a dreamy sort of never-never land that still captures the imagination. Americans East and West remain nostalgic for a past that never really existed outside the movies and western fiction. ..."
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History of the Challis National Forest

Read an original transcription of the Challis National Forest history cataloged in the R4 History Collection.