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by | Apr 19, 2021 | Getting to Know Your Realtor

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So today on how I got started as a host, we have Tara Galbraith.

Tara, how you doing?

Good.

Thanks.

Thanks for having me, dude.

So of course, I’m glad we got connected and stuff.

I love love.

Love your story.

You’re in the Yellowstone area?

Yes.

So the question we’ve all been wondering, how did you get

started as a host?

It was kind of by accident, really.

So we’re in the Yellowstone area, just close to Yellowstone.

And my family has been going there for years and years and

years. And we especially would go for a winter.

That’s where I learned about my husband’s family cabin.

And we went snowmobiling.

And then after that, I was like, Oh, Yeah.

Let’s see what it’s like when the Snow’s gone and we’ll go

to Yellowstone, it’s also not far from the Grand Teton.

And so we just went and we took all of our kids and everything

was just magical and dreamy.

And they loved it.

And so we have a large family.

And I wanted to be able to come whenever we wanted and not

just, you know, sometimes.

So I told my husband, Let’s find a place for us.

And then we can have a cabin of our own.

So we finally eventually found some place.

And it was like, dilapidated and sat out and unattended for

a decade.

And so my husband, who’s Super handy, we all just worked

on it.

We got it.

And this one property had two buildings on it to live in

or staying.

So we fixed went up enough for us to stay in.

And then we fixed up the other one enough to be good to use

all the time or whatever.

And then we wanted to have Internet, and we wanted to have

little things.

And then all of a sudden, as it, you know, we started getting

our places looking like places instead of like, dump size.

Then our friends are like, Oh, we want to come see your place.

And Oh, we’ll pay for it.

And I was like, You can just come.

And then they’re like, Well, we kind of have a big family.

We just want to stay at your place.

We’ll pay you.

And I was like, Why wouldn’t I let you pay my Internet bill?

Why wouldn’t I let you know?

So.

And so then I was just like, maybe this isn’t a bad idea.

After all, we just put a little bit more work into them and

put them on there.

And all of a sudden, and they just started booking like,

crazy. That’s.

So that’s how it all started.

And then later, we’d be a lot of big place that houses 20

something people.

And then just this week, we bought another new place that

almost ready to announce they have almost everything ready.

Nice.

Congrats.

Thank you.

That’s so cool.

Yeah.

So when did you start?

In terms of year?

20, our first year renting to.

I guess we didn’t really know, most of was 2,019 awesome.

Awesome.

And so bringing you to 2,021 today and you’re at four rentals,

which is Super awesome.

We’re really lucky.

I feel really lucky that we were able to do that.

Yeah.

What have been some challenges?

Being a host, like, one of the biggest challenges is being

not close because I want all my guests to come in, and I

want to be the one that welcomed them and be like, look at

this awesome custom door that we made it look in here and

you can warm your boot.

That Here’s where you go, float the River or here is where

Yellowstone is.

Like, I want to do that.

But it’s also hard because if there’s something wrong or

if they need me physically and I can’t get someone else physically

there, we’re kind of far away, like, four hours away.

So that’s kind of a challenge.

But Luckily, nine of the time are people.

There are Super reliable, and I don’t have that much worry.

But if I had to say what was hard, that’s hard got you.

What was the hardest part about starting as a host, doing

it, doing everything except for the cabin, getting ready

stuff. All of that was kind of hard to encompass all at once.

Was I going to do Airbnb, or was I going to do Verbo at that

point? I was I wasn’t familiar with traveling on those services

anyway, and so I watched a lot of YouTube listen to some

broadcast. Then I was like, Okay, I’m on it.

I’m listening learning.

So it was hard because I didn’t have any of my own peers

to personally talk to at the very beginning.

Now, though, I have met some really cool co hosts and people

that even have cabins up where our cabinets that live close

to me.

I’m discovering new friendships that that way.

And so I’m really excited to make a collaboration of people

up there so that we can work together and come and look at

all this cool stuff and be nice to the local.

Yes, definitely.

We like the locals for sure.

Did you grow up near in Ellison?

No.

I grew up in Idaho, though.

And so when I was a kid, I had gone there.

I don’t know, maybe only twice, maybe only once.

But now I live in Utah.

It seems like I have gone there more now that I live in Utah

than when I lived in Idaho, but it works out.

I have another full time job.

And so I work like Sunday to Wednesday.

So I have awesome long weekends, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

Then I come back.

I see to cool.

We work up there if I need to.

I feel really lucky because I hear horror stories about people

who have their places mistreated or that doesn’t really happen

to us much.

Luckily, knock on all the wood in there.

You have the virtual wood?

Yeah, it’s good.

We had some weird things, like some goofy circumstances,

but not as many.

Most people just come and they’re like, Oh, what a fun place.

And then they rest.

And then they wake up really early because you have to to

see the bears.

You’ve got to go early and go to Park all day and all night,

and then they come back and this place has a little hot so

they can relax and get ready for the next day.

So Super fun is that way.

So for Yellowstone, what’s the busy season in Yellowstone

summer summer?

Yeah.

Yellowstone is pretty much busy except for in the spring

and fall.

It’s the busiest season in the summer, for sure.

And this summer wasn’t really any different.

The only difference was that travel, international travel

was shut down.

And so it was still Super busy just with a not in or Yes

Americans. Yeah.

Yeah.

Because some people are like, it’s the great American road

trip, and they all took advantage of it.

It really is like this house.

Yeah.

This last summer and probably even this next one.

But Yeah.

In reality, that’s so interesting.

Yeah.

Because a lot of where do people internationally typically,

where are they from?

Who are traveling to yell Stone.

I already have bookings right now this summer from the Netherlands

in Italy.

Actually, I did in 2,019 also, but not 2,020.

But I would say there’s definitely a high Asian, totally

popular with Asians by the bus loads.

So hopefully they get a chance to come this summer, too.

Yes.

Absolutely.

And stay at your place one of your four places.

What does it mean to be a good host to you?

Like, what does that look like?

A good host to me is friendly and cheerful and honest.

Sometimes I have to give my guest bad news, like the guests

before them broke my brand new basketball game on accident

that I couldn’t get a new one up there.

And maybe they wouldn’t have even cared.

But I’m like, I can’t get a new basketball game up there

before you’re there.

And I just wanted to tell you the truth.

And she was like, thank you so much.

Much better than arriving and seeing some put away thing

they can’t use, right.

I think honesty and just friendliness.

And if they ever are frustrated, I just let them get it all

out and tell me all about it.

And then I try to fix it for them the best they can.

That’s so good.

Yeah.

If you had to give some advice to someone who’s thinking

about starting to, who wants to become a host, what advice

would you give them?

I think it’s a little more popular now than it was even three

years ago when we were trying to think of things.

I think just look on for peers.

And if you don’t have peers, look for some podcasts or some

YouTube videos.

And I mean, I found the last the last probably two years

have been such a knowledge giver in social media more for

me than anything else.

I’m hungry for more knowledge.

I’m trying to build an Empire here, so I think using those

resources, I’m just taking them to my vantage.

So I would tell anyone else to just not be afraid to ask

anyone around you and then go to the social services.

They’re going to do something something is going to start

from. Yeah, absolutely.

Well, this is a good segue.

Let’s look into your current Empire Empire on the way.

No, this is good.

You’re so ahead of the game.

I just want to say that first and foremost by having your

own website.

And Secondly, by having a booking direct website, which we

can dive into, which was the first place that you the very

first place.

Okay.

So the little chalets, they are the two places on the one

property. So the big sale.

Go ahead and click on there.

That’s where the big one too.

This is the one you’re in right now or the virtual.

Yeah, that’s cool.

Yeah.

Okay.

And then if you go down cute little descriptions and things,

there’s our availability calendar and then down, down, down.

I think we’ll have some cool pictures is concrete countertop.

Not everybody has those, but we got to do the two times because

I got a little extra and I messed them up so.

Well.

Anyway, they’re the best concrete or not once but twice.

Oh, that’s awesome.

Here’s some more.

Here we go.

Gas, correct?

Yes.

Yeah.

That makes it so handy.

Yeah.

Yeah.

So this actual cabin was built by the own.

At first we bought it from the people who got it from him,

but his name was George Marriott, and he was a videographer

for Disney.

Oh, really?

Yeah.

Wow.

So we found a lot of fun stuff in the garage.

So it definitely is a cabin fill a little bit.

Yes.

Some of the things are like there’s a really cool barrel

chair that came out of one of the play houses in town before

they tore it down and moved down the Street.

So I’m all nostalgia.

I’m like.

And this came from down the Street.

I always say if it’s raining at the cabin is better raining

at the cabin, then it’s raining at home.

Yeah.

A or if you’re from Southern California, it’s just nice when

it rains in general.

Yeah.

In our cabins are right by the Henry’s Fork, beginning of

the Snake River.

So there’s a it’s Crystal clear there’s salmon runs there.

It is literally magical sparkle.

Yeah.

Four Wheeler rides, riding trails all over the place.

You could ride from our place to Yellowstone on a four Wheeler

or a snowmobile.

Pretty amazing.

Here we go.

Everyone needs some and more.

So in terms of wood, if you’re a gas, like, where do you

get wood?

There is usually a pile of wood there, but we don’t provide,

like, stacks of wood usually people just grab it from off

the Highway.

They got cells or from a gas station.

They have those sorts of bundles of wood if they need them.

Cool.

My husband’s pretty handy.

And so we always have, like, bits of wood anyway.

So it’s usually like a file.

Yeah.

No, it’s cool.

Fireworks.

Yeah.

All the celebrations.

There’s fireworks over the Lake and that Fourth of July.

Very cool.

So amazing.

Oh, Wow.

This is just down the way.

This is called Mesa Falls.

You can get there with your National Park Pass, where it’s

like five dollars to Park.

But if you go in the morning, the mist from the water falls

make a rainbow metropolis.

It is amazing.

And they have a lot of, like walking bridges that you can

almost touch the waterfall.

You can walk right up to it.

And most of the time, people drive right past this because

it’s on the way.

The yellow stone and people don’t really see it because they’re

like Yellowstone to get to.

Yeah.

So where is this looking?

If you’re going to Yellowstone from the South, it’s on the

way. It probably is in Island Park.

So when you are heading North, it is one of the scenic byways

in Island Park that you pass.

If you Google Island Park yellow system.

If you Google to make the falls also make the fall guys.

So they even have, like, a Ranger station.

And they have anyone that has kids or not can go in there

and see all the information about Rocky Mountains and history

of the area.

Bring it up.

Here it is there still see the walking bridge.

You can walk, right?

Cool.

Yeah.

Awesome.

That’s for the rainbow in the morning, one of them.

And there’s a lot in the morning.

No way.

That’s so cool.

Oh, Wow.

And then during the snow season, you have to snowmobile in

there in the snow season because if you get stuck, they’re

not going to pull your car out.

They’ll save you, but you leave the car.

Oh, man.

Why?

If you get saved?

Yeah.

Yeah.

It’s Super popular with the kayaking crew, too.

There’s parts of the River where you can do some pretty gnarly

kayaking, too.

And easy kayaking kayaking for two year olds.

We have it all.

I love that kayaking for two year olds.

I’ll have to convince my future wife about that one.

Come on.

It’s fine.

No, another River.

We have to get out and walk.

So it’s not very deep at some of the part.

I could just imagine some people being scared, but I’m all

for it.

Okay.

Fireworks, more beautiful scenery.

This is Mason Falls.

Yeah.

Very cool.

It’s phenomenal.

There’s two parts of Mesa Falls there’s, like Upper Falls

and Lower Falls.

So we like to make a picnic lunch and go and have picnic

out one of them.

And then we’ll go to the other one and see the Ranger station

and walk up to it.

There’s a huge asprins that.

They have a telescope pointed out where you can see the little

babies every year for five dollars.

Parking is pretty amazing.

Yeah.

Mesa, it’s Muskrat.

Yes.

The history of the area is just really amazing, too, because

Island Park had one of the first real pickups.

And that’s how everyone started getting travel to so National

parks because of that, it’s not there anymore.

Let me see that’s what all the trails are now.

Are the old train track really put animal hang it out.

It looks like a cat.

A good eye on parking.

Yeah.

So for taking in your area, where do people rent?

Yeah.

Google places to rent.

They’re usually like 80 dollars for a kayak for one trip

to rent.

Or sometimes you can look on Airbnb for kayak experiences

and they’re only 50 dollars or there’s other places you can

contact for.

And I have it in my blog too, where you can just come and

rent the kayak yourself.

Even a trailer that goes excellent is a fun little story.

We got that in Scotland at a Castle, and it was when we first

bought it and it was all dilapidated and we just were being

funny. And we’re like, we’re going to go put this at our

little crazy little cabin that we are.

It’s just dorky.

That’s awesome.

So, Yeah, there it is.

Somewhat.

Many of you are wondering where you all set in this app.

Yes.

And we’re right next to the Continental Divide.

So it’s really fun to get some fun pictures on there.

So is there anything else in the world website?

It’s all important.

But blog.

I just have some fun things.

Here we go.

Very cool.

I use the blog to also educate my guests and anyone else.

So we have lots of things, like events that are happening,

safety things from the locals, about snowmobiling or fishing.

Oh, there’s the institution of the hot tub that was all about

it. This is the little Chile here.

And this is just a cute little place that just used to be

a sleeping porch when we bought it.

Right behind me was actually a closet, and upstairs was about

10 pods or beds and twin beds.

It was really rough at first, but so here she is.

That’s so cool right there.

Yeah.

That’s awesome.

Like, there you are.

Okay.

So here I am.

Cool and nice and cozy.

Yeah.

So when I went up there, I was like, This a frame is really

gonna bug me, and it’s gonna bug everyone else.

But so what happened was I scooched it kind of to the side

over there, and I put the most comfortable mattress and linens.

And actually, right now I have, like, a little step up in

front of it, and I’ve never had anyone complain.

Plus, I have all these little happiness everywhere.

Like, Let’s get cozy snuggle next to me to stay here.

And so I just want to exude togetherness and everyone seems

to get it.

So I’m pretty excited about that.

That’s awesome.

Yeah.

And that door.

I just got a brace.

That door, my husband, he made himself, and it is phenomenal.

I go up a little bit more to it.

Let me show you something cool.

Scroll up to that door.

This too, in the top.

Right of that is five little pennies, right?

Oh, Yeah.

Right here.

Okay.

He’s still creative.

Those pennies all represent each one of us to on it.

That’s so cool old story.

Yeah.

That’s very detailed.

That’s so cool.

I love how you have a blog.

I just so great.

Click that video real quick.

This is a drive up to the top of the mountain from where

I took the picture below.

But once you get up there, you can see pretty much the whole

world. It’s Satel Mountain.

You can see Henry’s Lake.

You can see a all the way.

You could see the Snake River beginning.

And you could take your four Wheeler up here.

You could probably see where I end up pulling over on my

husband pulled over so we could let them go.

And then once you get up there.

Yeah.

Go ahead.

Fast forward.

It looks great.

It is.

This is YouTube Inception.

This is a video within a video.

I love this right there.

It feels like Super Mario Brothers.

Or do you think they’re going to fall off?

But you don’t.

But anyway, it’s got those spectacular views us all from

that team drive.

Amazing.

Wow.

I just don’t think there’s any sad days in Island Park.

Happiest place on Earth.

Yeah.

Oh, look.

There you go.

There they are.

It’s so cool.

Here’s another part of the River that we float out.

We have a minimum rental of three nights.

But it’s really not enough because most people go to Yellowstone

while they get there the first night and sleep.

And then they wake up early and go to Yellowstone that whole

day, come home, sleep.

That’s the second night.

And then the wakeup and go to Yellowstone, sleep and come

home. And then they haven’t even hung out all the cool stuff.

They haven’t gone on these to all haven’t found a Johnny

Sacs cabin.

They haven’t done all the magical stuff that’s just right

there. Yeah.

Looks like you post regularly on the blog, which is great.

That’s so cool.

Wow.

That’s amazing.

Okay.

Let me tell you a little secret.

You want to know, like a Yellowstone secret?

Yes, please.

Okay.

So this is the famous Grand Prismatic Spring.

And to get this view, you take the walkway.

There’s a Grand Prismatic View walkway and it’s flat.

It’s easy.

Kids could do it.

Elderly could do it.

It’s not difficult.

So you take this and you got to go early and you go take

this little walk and you get up to this peak.

And this is the view.

But if you keep going instead of turning back and going back

to the car.

You keep going a little bit further.

You run into Fairy Falls.

Waterfall is when you very first pull into Yellowstone from

the South from West Yellowstones Gate and you look over,

you see a huge waterfall in the distant, but you can walk

up to it.

You can swim in it, you can.

It’s freezing.

But anyway, that’s cure yellow stone water.

And so then you could go a little bit further down the path

and you come across what’s called the Imperial Geiser.

Nobody knows about the Imperial Geyser.

Nobody does.

For those who find it, it is like the most blue.

And are you finding it?

You just pull it up.

Yeah.

People typically to visit this part.

Yeah.

So the very first left, the one on the left.

There you go.

It’s very falls to Imperial guys are.

So you walk around and you don’t even see this guys.

You’re on the kind of skinny trail on the edge of the forest.

And then you turn this bin and there it is.

And it is going.

And it’s just talking to you from the Center of the Earth

is still.

It’s amazing.

You just have a huge smile on your face because you’ve never

seen anything being amazing like that.

Except for old face ball.

And this is even cooler.

Wow.

What is it?

Cinderella?

Like, this stuff is like the Cinderella of the story.

No place balls in there around and internet.

But the real secret is Imperial guys.

They’re very cool.

These are Golden Nuggets here if you’re thinking about visiting.

Oh, my gosh.

That’s so cool.

It makes me happy when people post from their blog regularly

and give the tips and things.

And it looks like there’s a lot of animals.

Well, there’s a lot of animals and stuff.

So this is in our driveway.

We had about five or 6 moves crossing into our driveway.

And I think they were just talking to each other hanging

out. You can see them below below.

They are going to they’re the coolest things we are Rad.

That’s a Rad.

I like to highlight local businesses, too.

So that’s what barbecue one is.

Like I said, I like to collaborate with locals and share

the knowledge.

Yeah.

Because, you know, the places to eat.

Yeah.

Super good.

It looks amazing.

This guy from Texas came up here is going to start running

a brand new restaurant in Island Park that is connected to

a Playhouse.

And so it’s when you really Rad here.

I don’t know.

Year, year and a half.

That looks amazing.

That looks amazing.

Yeah.

Very cool.

Awesome.

Are there any other secrets?

I’m sure you have so many of yellow stone you’d like to share

with us.

Okay.

I have another secret that I’ve shared because most people

want to see bears.

Yes.

So nobody sees bears in Yellowstone unless you wake up early.

You have to wake up early.

Bears hang out in the morning and the night.

And so if you wake up early in Island Park and head up to

Lamar Valley, let me look at Mars.

Every time I’ve sent anyone up to Lamar Valley first thing

in the morning, they get there in the early afternoon, like,

late morning.

Really?

Probably a couple 2, 3 hours.

That’s so good.

I’ve never seen that big in person.

So we’ve had players on our property, too, before and get

into our garbage can.

We had a guess that didn’t put the plus all the way to Carole’s.

Just plug that real quick, because if the bears come and

get into the garbage, then they’re like, Hey, your leftover

ribs are way more better than the berries over here.

So I’m gonna come back tomorrow and see if you leftover chicken,

and then that put a nuisance.

And then you know what happens?

Accidents can happen.

Bad dates of the bear.

And.

And I don’t want bad days for bears or for people who are.

Yes.

No.

Totally protect the bears.

Protect yourself.

Everybody wins.

We had one where I kept getting a notification that kept

telling me that my camera was going off, but I’m just kind

of used to it.

And I was in a meeting, so I ignored it.

And so, like, an hour later, I get to it.

And there was a bear all over the place looking at their

car in this car.

And I was like, Oh, my gosh.

So I called one guest.

My husband called the other guess, and I was like, Don’t

go. Last I 45 minutes ago, there was a bear, and we have

bear spray.

But you have kids, right?

And not very much.

Long after both of those guys came out, and they’re like,

because they wanted to see a bear, but it had already gone

a pipe.

But anyway, it was funny.

Totally cool.

Thanks, Tariff.

So much for sharing about Yellowstone.

How you got started a host some little secrets for you guys

out there who are wondering, or if you’re thinking about

going to Yellowstone, and you are thinking about staying

at a place, and you want to get you more secrets?

I’m sure Tara has loads of more information.

She’s just filled with the wealth of information for Yellowstone

and anything else you wanted to share before we log off anything

I probably will think of afterwards.

But thanks.

As always, they can meet you.

I’m excited for this.

It was really fun.

Yeah, so good.

So good.

Thank you so much for making the time.

Also, it’s really good.

Okay, cool.

Until next time.

And one day, I will visit Alston, and I will visit you.

This will be cool.

Cool.

Okay, cool.

See you guys.

So today on how I got started as a host, we have Tara Galbraith.

Tara, how you doing?

Good.

Thanks.

Thanks for having me, dude.

So of course, I’m glad we got connected and stuff.

I love love.

Love your story.

You’re in the Yellowstone area?

Yes.

So the question we’ve all been wondering, how did you get

started as a host?

It was kind of by accident, really.

So we’re in the Yellowstone area, just close to Yellowstone.

And my family has been going there for years and years and

years. And we especially would go for a winter.

That’s where I learned about my husband’s family cabin.

And we went snowmobiling.

And then after that, I was like, Oh, Yeah.

Let’s see what it’s like when the Snow’s gone and we’ll go

to Yellowstone, it’s also not far from the Grand Teton.

And so we just went and we took all of our kids and everything

was just magical and dreamy.

And they loved it.

And so we have a large family.

And I wanted to be able to come whenever we wanted and not

just, you know, sometimes.

So I told my husband, Let’s find a place for us.

And then we can have a cabin of our own.

So we finally eventually found some place.

And it was like, dilapidated and sat out and unattended for

a decade.

And so my husband, who’s Super handy, we all just worked

on it.

We got it.

And this one property had two buildings on it to live in

or staying.

So we fixed went up enough for us to stay in.

And then we fixed up the other one enough to be good to use

all the time or whatever.

And then we wanted to have Internet, and we wanted to have

little things.

And then all of a sudden, as it, you know, we started getting

our places looking like places instead of like, dump size.

Then our friends are like, Oh, we want to come see your place.

And Oh, we’ll pay for it.

And I was like, You can just come.

And then they’re like, Well, we kind of have a big family.

We just want to stay at your place.

We’ll pay you.

And I was like, Why wouldn’t I let you pay my Internet bill?

Why wouldn’t I let you know?

So.

And so then I was just like, maybe this isn’t a bad idea.

After all, we just put a little bit more work into them and

put them on there.

And all of a sudden, and they just started booking like,

crazy. That’s.

So that’s how it all started.

And then later, we’d be a lot of big place that houses 20

something people.

And then just this week, we bought another new place that

almost ready to announce they have almost everything ready.

Nice.

Congrats.

Thank you.

That’s so cool.

Yeah.

So when did you start?

In terms of year?

20, our first year renting to.

I guess we didn’t really know, most of was 2,019 awesome.

Awesome.

And so bringing you to 2,021 today and you’re at four rentals,

which is Super awesome.

We’re really lucky.

I feel really lucky that we were able to do that.

Yeah.

What have been some challenges?

Being a host, like, one of the biggest challenges is being

not close because I want all my guests to come in, and I

want to be the one that welcomed them and be like, look at

this awesome custom door that we made it look in here and

you can warm your boot.

That Here’s where you go, float the River or here is where

Yellowstone is.

Like, I want to do that.

But it’s also hard because if there’s something wrong or

if they need me physically and I can’t get someone else physically

there, we’re kind of far away, like, four hours away.

So that’s kind of a challenge.

But Luckily, nine of the time are people.

There are Super reliable, and I don’t have that much worry.

But if I had to say what was hard, that’s hard got you.

What was the hardest part about starting as a host, doing

it, doing everything except for the cabin, getting ready

stuff. All of that was kind of hard to encompass all at once.

Was I going to do Airbnb, or was I going to do Verbo at that

point? I was I wasn’t familiar with traveling on those services

anyway, and so I watched a lot of YouTube listen to some

broadcast. Then I was like, Okay, I’m on it.

I’m listening learning.

So it was hard because I didn’t have any of my own peers

to personally talk to at the very beginning.

Now, though, I have met some really cool co hosts and people

that even have cabins up where our cabinets that live close

to me.

I’m discovering new friendships that that way.

And so I’m really excited to make a collaboration of people

up there so that we can work together and come and look at

all this cool stuff and be nice to the local.

Yes, definitely.

We like the locals for sure.

Did you grow up near in Ellison?

No.

I grew up in Idaho, though.

And so when I was a kid, I had gone there.

I don’t know, maybe only twice, maybe only once.

But now I live in Utah.

It seems like I have gone there more now that I live in Utah

than when I lived in Idaho, but it works out.

I have another full time job.

And so I work like Sunday to Wednesday.

So I have awesome long weekends, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

Then I come back.

I see to cool.

We work up there if I need to.

I feel really lucky because I hear horror stories about people

who have their places mistreated or that doesn’t really happen

to us much.

Luckily, knock on all the wood in there.

You have the virtual wood?

Yeah, it’s good.

We had some weird things, like some goofy circumstances,

but not as many.

Most people just come and they’re like, Oh, what a fun place.

And then they rest.

And then they wake up really early because you have to to

see the bears.

You’ve got to go early and go to Park all day and all night,

and then they come back and this place has a little hot so

they can relax and get ready for the next day.

So Super fun is that way.

So for Yellowstone, what’s the busy season in Yellowstone

summer summer?

Yeah.

Yellowstone is pretty much busy except for in the spring

and fall.

It’s the busiest season in the summer, for sure.

And this summer wasn’t really any different.

The only difference was that travel, international travel

was shut down.

And so it was still Super busy just with a not in or Yes

Americans. Yeah.

Yeah.

Because some people are like, it’s the great American road

trip, and they all took advantage of it.

It really is like this house.

Yeah.

This last summer and probably even this next one.

But Yeah.

In reality, that’s so interesting.

Yeah.

Because a lot of where do people internationally typically,

where are they from?

Who are traveling to yell Stone.

I already have bookings right now this summer from the Netherlands

in Italy.

Actually, I did in 2,019 also, but not 2,020.

But I would say there’s definitely a high Asian, totally

popular with Asians by the bus loads.

So hopefully they get a chance to come this summer, too.

Yes.

Absolutely.

And stay at your place one of your four places.

What does it mean to be a good host to you?

Like, what does that look like?

A good host to me is friendly and cheerful and honest.

Sometimes I have to give my guest bad news, like the guests

before them broke my brand new basketball game on accident

that I couldn’t get a new one up there.

And maybe they wouldn’t have even cared.

But I’m like, I can’t get a new basketball game up there

before you’re there.

And I just wanted to tell you the truth.

And she was like, thank you so much.

Much better than arriving and seeing some put away thing

they can’t use, right.

I think honesty and just friendliness.

And if they ever are frustrated, I just let them get it all

out and tell me all about it.

And then I try to fix it for them the best they can.

That’s so good.

Yeah.

If you had to give some advice to someone who’s thinking

about starting to, who wants to become a host, what advice

would you give them?

I think it’s a little more popular now than it was even three

years ago when we were trying to think of things.

I think just look on for peers.

And if you don’t have peers, look for some podcasts or some

YouTube videos.

And I mean, I found the last the last probably two years

have been such a knowledge giver in social media more for

me than anything else.

I’m hungry for more knowledge.

I’m trying to build an Empire here, so I think using those

resources, I’m just taking them to my vantage.

So I would tell anyone else to just not be afraid to ask

anyone around you and then go to the social services.

They’re going to do something something is going to start

from. Yeah, absolutely.

Well, this is a good segue.

Let’s look into your current Empire Empire on the way.

No, this is good.

You’re so ahead of the game.

I just want to say that first and foremost by having your

own website.

And Secondly, by having a booking direct website, which we

can dive into, which was the first place that you the very

first place.

Okay.

So the little chalets, they are the two places on the one

property. So the big sale.

Go ahead and click on there.

That’s where the big one too.

This is the one you’re in right now or the virtual.

Yeah, that’s cool.

Yeah.

Okay.

And then if you go down cute little descriptions and things,

there’s our availability calendar and then down, down, down.

I think we’ll have some cool pictures is concrete countertop.

Not everybody has those, but we got to do the two times because

I got a little extra and I messed them up so.

Well.

Anyway, they’re the best concrete or not once but twice.

Oh, that’s awesome.

Here’s some more.

Here we go.

Gas, correct?

Yes.

Yeah.

That makes it so handy.

Yeah.

Yeah.

So this actual cabin was built by the own.

At first we bought it from the people who got it from him,

but his name was George Marriott, and he was a videographer

for Disney.

Oh, really?

Yeah.

Wow.

So we found a lot of fun stuff in the garage.

So it definitely is a cabin fill a little bit.

Yes.

Some of the things are like there’s a really cool barrel

chair that came out of one of the play houses in town before

they tore it down and moved down the Street.

So I’m all nostalgia.

I’m like.

And this came from down the Street.

I always say if it’s raining at the cabin is better raining

at the cabin, then it’s raining at home.

Yeah.

A or if you’re from Southern California, it’s just nice when

it rains in general.

Yeah.

In our cabins are right by the Henry’s Fork, beginning of

the Snake River.

So there’s a it’s Crystal clear there’s salmon runs there.

It is literally magical sparkle.

Yeah.

Four Wheeler rides, riding trails all over the place.

You could ride from our place to Yellowstone on a four Wheeler

or a snowmobile.

Pretty amazing.

Here we go.

Everyone needs some and more.

So in terms of wood, if you’re a gas, like, where do you

get wood?

There is usually a pile of wood there, but we don’t provide,

like, stacks of wood usually people just grab it from off

the Highway.

They got cells or from a gas station.

They have those sorts of bundles of wood if they need them.

Cool.

My husband’s pretty handy.

And so we always have, like, bits of wood anyway.

So it’s usually like a file.

Yeah.

No, it’s cool.

Fireworks.

Yeah.

All the celebrations.

There’s fireworks over the Lake and that Fourth of July.

Very cool.

So amazing.

Oh, Wow.

This is just down the way.

This is called Mesa Falls.

You can get there with your National Park Pass, where it’s

like five dollars to Park.

But if you go in the morning, the mist from the water falls

make a rainbow metropolis.

It is amazing.

And they have a lot of, like walking bridges that you can

almost touch the waterfall.

You can walk right up to it.

And most of the time, people drive right past this because

it’s on the way.

The yellow stone and people don’t really see it because they’re

like Yellowstone to get to.

Yeah.

So where is this looking?

If you’re going to Yellowstone from the South, it’s on the

way. It probably is in Island Park.

So when you are heading North, it is one of the scenic byways

in Island Park that you pass.

If you Google Island Park yellow system.

If you Google to make the falls also make the fall guys.

So they even have, like, a Ranger station.

And they have anyone that has kids or not can go in there

and see all the information about Rocky Mountains and history

of the area.

Bring it up.

Here it is there still see the walking bridge.

You can walk, right?

Cool.

Yeah.

Awesome.

That’s for the rainbow in the morning, one of them.

And there’s a lot in the morning.

No way.

That’s so cool.

Oh, Wow.

And then during the snow season, you have to snowmobile in

there in the snow season because if you get stuck, they’re

not going to pull your car out.

They’ll save you, but you leave the car.

Oh, man.

Why?

If you get saved?

Yeah.

Yeah.

It’s Super popular with the kayaking crew, too.

There’s parts of the River where you can do some pretty gnarly

kayaking, too.

And easy kayaking kayaking for two year olds.

We have it all.

I love that kayaking for two year olds.

I’ll have to convince my future wife about that one.

Come on.

It’s fine.

No, another River.

We have to get out and walk.

So it’s not very deep at some of the part.

I could just imagine some people being scared, but I’m all

for it.

Okay.

Fireworks, more beautiful scenery.

This is Mason Falls.

Yeah.

Very cool.

It’s phenomenal.

There’s two parts of Mesa Falls there’s, like Upper Falls

and Lower Falls.

So we like to make a picnic lunch and go and have picnic

out one of them.

And then we’ll go to the other one and see the Ranger station

and walk up to it.

There’s a huge asprins that.

They have a telescope pointed out where you can see the little

babies every year for five dollars.

Parking is pretty amazing.

Yeah.

Mesa, it’s Muskrat.

Yes.

The history of the area is just really amazing, too, because

Island Park had one of the first real pickups.

And that’s how everyone started getting travel to so National

parks because of that, it’s not there anymore.

Let me see that’s what all the trails are now.

Are the old train track really put animal hang it out.

It looks like a cat.

A good eye on parking.

Yeah.

So for taking in your area, where do people rent?

Yeah.

Google places to rent.

They’re usually like 80 dollars for a kayak for one trip

to rent.

Or sometimes you can look on Airbnb for kayak experiences

and they’re only 50 dollars or there’s other places you can

contact for.

And I have it in my blog too, where you can just come and

rent the kayak yourself.

Even a trailer that goes excellent is a fun little story.

We got that in Scotland at a Castle, and it was when we first

bought it and it was all dilapidated and we just were being

funny. And we’re like, we’re going to go put this at our

little crazy little cabin that we are.

It’s just dorky.

That’s awesome.

So, Yeah, there it is.

Somewhat.

Many of you are wondering where you all set in this app.

Yes.

And we’re right next to the Continental Divide.

So it’s really fun to get some fun pictures on there.

So is there anything else in the world website?

It’s all important.

But blog.

I just have some fun things.

Here we go.

Very cool.

I use the blog to also educate my guests and anyone else.

So we have lots of things, like events that are happening,

safety things from the locals, about snowmobiling or fishing.

Oh, there’s the institution of the hot tub that was all about

it. This is the little Chile here.

And this is just a cute little place that just used to be

a sleeping porch when we bought it.

Right behind me was actually a closet, and upstairs was about

10 pods or beds and twin beds.

It was really rough at first, but so here she is.

That’s so cool right there.

Yeah.

That’s awesome.

Like, there you are.

Okay.

So here I am.

Cool and nice and cozy.

Yeah.

So when I went up there, I was like, This a frame is really

gonna bug me, and it’s gonna bug everyone else.

But so what happened was I scooched it kind of to the side

over there, and I put the most comfortable mattress and linens.

And actually, right now I have, like, a little step up in

front of it, and I’ve never had anyone complain.

Plus, I have all these little happiness everywhere.

Like, Let’s get cozy snuggle next to me to stay here.

And so I just want to exude togetherness and everyone seems

to get it.

So I’m pretty excited about that.

That’s awesome.

Yeah.

And that door.

I just got a brace.

That door, my husband, he made himself, and it is phenomenal.

I go up a little bit more to it.

Let me show you something cool.

Scroll up to that door.

This too, in the top.

Right of that is five little pennies, right?

Oh, Yeah.

Right here.

Okay.

He’s still creative.

Those pennies all represent each one of us to on it.

That’s so cool old story.

Yeah.

That’s very detailed.

That’s so cool.

I love how you have a blog.

I just so great.

Click that video real quick.

This is a drive up to the top of the mountain from where

I took the picture below.

But once you get up there, you can see pretty much the whole

world. It’s Satel Mountain.

You can see Henry’s Lake.

You can see a all the way.

You could see the Snake River beginning.

And you could take your four Wheeler up here.

You could probably see where I end up pulling over on my

husband pulled over so we could let them go.

And then once you get up there.

Yeah.

Go ahead.

Fast forward.

It looks great.

It is.

This is YouTube Inception.

This is a video within a video.

I love this right there.

It feels like Super Mario Brothers.

Or do you think they’re going to fall off?

But you don’t.

But anyway, it’s got those spectacular views us all from

that team drive.

Amazing.

Wow.

I just don’t think there’s any sad days in Island Park.

Happiest place on Earth.

Yeah.

Oh, look.

There you go.

There they are.

It’s so cool.

Here’s another part of the River that we float out.

We have a minimum rental of three nights.

But it’s really not enough because most people go to Yellowstone

while they get there the first night and sleep.

And then they wake up early and go to Yellowstone that whole

day, come home, sleep.

That’s the second night.

And then the wakeup and go to Yellowstone, sleep and come

home. And then they haven’t even hung out all the cool stuff.

They haven’t gone on these to all haven’t found a Johnny

Sacs cabin.

They haven’t done all the magical stuff that’s just right

there. Yeah.

Looks like you post regularly on the blog, which is great.

That’s so cool.

Wow.

That’s amazing.

Okay.

Let me tell you a little secret.

You want to know, like a Yellowstone secret?

Yes, please.

Okay.

So this is the famous Grand Prismatic Spring.

And to get this view, you take the walkway.

There’s a Grand Prismatic View walkway and it’s flat.

It’s easy.

Kids could do it.

Elderly could do it.

It’s not difficult.

So you take this and you got to go early and you go take

this little walk and you get up to this peak.

And this is the view.

But if you keep going instead of turning back and going back

to the car.

You keep going a little bit further.

You run into Fairy Falls.

Waterfall is when you very first pull into Yellowstone from

the South from West Yellowstones Gate and you look over,

you see a huge waterfall in the distant, but you can walk

up to it.

You can swim in it, you can.

It’s freezing.

But anyway, that’s cure yellow stone water.

And so then you could go a little bit further down the path

and you come across what’s called the Imperial Geiser.

Nobody knows about the Imperial Geyser.

Nobody does.

For those who find it, it is like the most blue.

And are you finding it?

You just pull it up.

Yeah.

People typically to visit this part.

Yeah.

So the very first left, the one on the left.

There you go.

It’s very falls to Imperial guys are.

So you walk around and you don’t even see this guys.

You’re on the kind of skinny trail on the edge of the forest.

And then you turn this bin and there it is.

And it is going.

And it’s just talking to you from the Center of the Earth

is still.

It’s amazing.

You just have a huge smile on your face because you’ve never

seen anything being amazing like that.

Except for old face ball.

And this is even cooler.

Wow.

What is it?

Cinderella?

Like, this stuff is like the Cinderella of the story.

No place balls in there around and internet.

But the real secret is Imperial guys.

They’re very cool.

These are Golden Nuggets here if you’re thinking about visiting.

Oh, my gosh.

That’s so cool.

It makes me happy when people post from their blog regularly

and give the tips and things.

And it looks like there’s a lot of animals.

Well, there’s a lot of animals and stuff.

So this is in our driveway.

We had about five or 6 moves crossing into our driveway.

And I think they were just talking to each other hanging

out. You can see them below below.

They are going to they’re the coolest things we are Rad.

That’s a Rad.

I like to highlight local businesses, too.

So that’s what barbecue one is.

Like I said, I like to collaborate with locals and share

the knowledge.

Yeah.

Because, you know, the places to eat.

Yeah.

Super good.

It looks amazing.

This guy from Texas came up here is going to start running

a brand new restaurant in Island Park that is connected to

a Playhouse.

And so it’s when you really Rad here.

I don’t know.

Year, year and a half.

That looks amazing.

That looks amazing.

Yeah.

Very cool.

Awesome.

Are there any other secrets?

I’m sure you have so many of yellow stone you’d like to share

with us.

Okay.

I have another secret that I’ve shared because most people

want to see bears.

Yes.

So nobody sees bears in Yellowstone unless you wake up early.

You have to wake up early.

Bears hang out in the morning and the night.

And so if you wake up early in Island Park and head up to

Lamar Valley, let me look at Mars.

Every time I’ve sent anyone up to Lamar Valley first thing

in the morning, they get there in the early afternoon, like,

late morning.

Really?

Probably a couple 2, 3 hours.

That’s so good.

I’ve never seen that big in person.

So we’ve had players on our property, too, before and get

into our garbage can.

We had a guess that didn’t put the plus all the way to Carole’s.

Just plug that real quick, because if the bears come and

get into the garbage, then they’re like, Hey, your leftover

ribs are way more better than the berries over here.

So I’m gonna come back tomorrow and see if you leftover chicken,

and then that put a nuisance.

And then you know what happens?

Accidents can happen.

Bad dates of the bear.

And.

And I don’t want bad days for bears or for people who are.

Yes.

No.

Totally protect the bears.

Protect yourself.

Everybody wins.

We had one where I kept getting a notification that kept

telling me that my camera was going off, but I’m just kind

of used to it.

And I was in a meeting, so I ignored it.

And so, like, an hour later, I get to it.

And there was a bear all over the place looking at their

car in this car.

And I was like, Oh, my gosh.

So I called one guest.

My husband called the other guess, and I was like, Don’t

go. Last I 45 minutes ago, there was a bear, and we have

bear spray.

But you have kids, right?

And not very much.

Long after both of those guys came out, and they’re like,

because they wanted to see a bear, but it had already gone

a pipe.

But anyway, it was funny.

Totally cool.

Thanks, Tariff.

So much for sharing about Yellowstone.

How you got started a host some little secrets for you guys

out there who are wondering, or if you’re thinking about

going to Yellowstone, and you are thinking about staying

at a place, and you want to get you more secrets?

I’m sure Tara has loads of more information.

She’s just filled with the wealth of information for Yellowstone

and anything else you wanted to share before we log off anything

I probably will think of afterwards.

But thanks.

As always, they can meet you.

I’m excited for this.

It was really fun.

Yeah, so good.

So good.

Thank you so much for making the time.

Also, it’s really good.

Okay, cool.

Until next time.

And one day, I will visit Alston, and I will visit you.

This will be cool.

Cool.

Okay, cool.

See you guys.