About Bristol Cabins

Where is Bristol Cabins?

Bristol Cabins is a cabin rental, campground, and community residence located just on the east end of the city of Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. The property is roughly 40 acres total, and is almost completely surrounded by geographical features, with a mountainside to the south and a riverbank to the north.

The map below shows the property from an aerial view.

Property Map

What is Bristol Cabins?

Bristol Cabins is a place with a deep history and an ambitious future. The property has served many purposes over the years, and has underwent a lot of changes, but what is most important to you is likely what it is now and what it has to offer you.

It will help to understand that Bristol Cabins is currently a dual-purpose property; there is a resort with cabins and camping for those merely wishing to visit and experience Bristol Cabins and a long-term community for those who desire to stay.

The Resort – Cabins and Camping in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho

The Bristol Cabins resort offers a variety of lodging options for tourists and other visitors, including a selection of historic cabins and several unique camping options. The Lava Hot Springs area is well known for its tourist attractions, such as world-famous natural hot-springs, an Olympic class swimming pool, and renowned river tubing. Bristol Cabins provides a comfortable, convenient place to rest up and recoup between river tube runs and soaks in the hot springs, as well as a unique experience that can provide a peaceful and down-to-earth contrast to the hustle and bustle of downtown.

A family visiting the Bristol Cabins for a family reunion.

A family visiting the Bristol Cabins for a family reunion.

There are currently four cozy, historic single-room cabins available, maintained and renovated for safety and comfort but structurally and visually almost entirely as they were when they were built in the early 1900s. There are also several natural, secluded camping spots, several more formal and located in the main area of the property and several of which are basic and natural open spaces further excluded from the hub of Bristol. These camping spaces are located on either the mountain trails that snake up from the Bristol property, or down next to the winding bank of the Portneuf River. Our newest pride and joy are several custom-designed “tent-cabins” that bring a balance between the comfort of a cabin and the beauty of camping in the outdoors.

Learn more on the Visit Bristol page.

The Community – Sustainability, Creativity, and Ideation

Alongside the tourist resort, there is also an intentional community of artists and visionaries. This community is a group of individuals that live together on the property and work together to maintain the property, create and market artwork and other products, and plan/host events that take place throughout the year.

Bristol residents share a community meal.

Bristol residents share a community meal.

Bristol residents and visitors gather to play music and share thoughts.

Bristol residents and visitors gather to play music and share thoughts.

Learn more on the Bristol Community page.