Aug 16

Cunningham Cabin: Grand Teton National Park

Cunningham CabinIf you are looking for an interesting historic building with majestic views then look no further than the Cunningham Cabin along Highway 191 near the Teton Range in Wyoming.  It is an old Appalachian style cabin that just calls out to be investigated.  While the Cunningham Cabin is not as scenic as the area known as Mormon Row it is an good stop and provides some good photo opportunities, of course that can be said just about all of Grand Teton National Park.Cunningham Cabin SignWhile taking in the many overlooks along Highway 191 we decided to take the turnoff for the J.P. Cunningham Cabin just to see what it was like.  It is a short hike down to the cabin along a dirt road, and the cabin, at least I hope, has seen better days because all in all it is not much to look at.  Of course if I was over 120 years old I might not be much to look at either.Cunningham Cabin PathCunningham Cabin gives a little bit of a peek into what it was like to be a homesteader out west.  Created by John Pierce Cunningham late in the 1880s where he established his ranch until he sold his land in 1928 to make way for the national park.  The cabin has two rooms and small throughway in between, make sure you watch your head because the ceiling is not very tall.  The Cunningham Cabin became a member of the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 and is good stop along Highway 191 when driving by the Teton Range.A Window with a ViewIf you are not planning on paying the fee to enter Grand Teton National Park you’re in luck because this little side trip is free and not part of the fee area of the park.  So if you are just doing the overlooks along 191 make sure you add this to your list of stops and just dream about what it would have been like to wake up with that type of a view.

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Cunningham Cabin
Located along Highway 191 about six miles south of Moran
For more information about Cunningham Cabin visit their website at http://www.nps.gov/grte/historyculture/cunning.htm

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1 comment

  1. freda

    Gorgeous view, but I’m sure it was tough living in that little house. No running water, no kitchen stove, no electricity, no floor (except for dirt), etc. Hopefully they were happy with the more simplistic life.

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