Visiting Small Town America – Rexburg and Tetonia, Idaho

I’m a city girl at heart and when I need a break, I usually bring my family to a beach locale even though we live only a few minutes from some beautiful beaches here in San Diego.  I love the sun and the warmth of beach weather, but this time, I decided to take my family to Idaho.  Yes, you read that correctly….Idaho.  In the winter.  A dear friend of ours has a gorgeous cabin in Tetonia, ID and graciously invited us to stay there.  The kids really wanted to play in the snow, so why not?


Tetonia is a tiny city with a population of only 250 people.  Before we got to the cabin, we visited another friend in Rexburg, ID. We visited BYU Idaho, the beautiful LDS Temple, Nielsen’s Frozen Custard – a delicious little creamery that serves, you guessed it….frozen custard!  It was so good that I went twice.  We took a tour of downtown Rexburg – it’s main street is quite charming with these cute old looking shops.  The people were incredibly friendly and it was nice to visit such a small city.

Nielsen's Frozen Custard in Rexburg, IdahoNielsen's Hot Chocolate with Frozen Custard in Rexburg, IDRexburg Mormon Temple Latter Day Saints LDS

We got into Tetonia the next day and there was nothing on the drive out but farmland.  If you wanted to go out to dinner, I think the nearest restaurant would be 30 miles away! Nonetheless, it was beautiful with the snow covered hills and valleys.   Tetonia sits at the base of the Grand Tetons.  With the snow covered mountains as a backdrop to our cabin, we were mesmerized by its beauty.  We also caught some beautiful sunrises and sunsets while we were there.  We only visited the grocery store once and stayed in the whole weekend, stepping out only to build snowmen and ride the sled down the snowy hills.

Snow in the middle of Idaho Driggs Private Airport Museum Vintage AirplanesTetonia, Idaho Snow covered valleys Grand tetonsSunrise over Grand Tetons in IdahoGrand Teton Sunset in Idaho

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