The SpaceThis stunning lodge was established in 2001 behind a small grove of quaking aspens, which grow among boulders on an overlook 1000 feet above the valley floor and Payette River. Built from hand-hewed, handcrafted, red cedar from British Columbia, this classic mountain cabin boasts the rarest and finest construction that can be found in a log home - The only other place in Idaho where you’ll see this type of structure is 160 miles away in Sun Valley at the ski lodges at River Run, Warm Springs, and Dollar!
From the moment you first arrive, you and will fall in love with the home’s many unique touches, such as the large redwood wraparound deck with Adirondack and burl seating, vintage 1800’s replica fixtures and lighting, antiqued knotty alder cabinets in the kitchen and baths, log rafters, high pine ceilings, wood floors, beautiful leather furniture, and 2 vintage cast iron clawfoot bathtubs. Cozy up next to the massive 28-ton river rock fireplace in the great room, or by the other 2 fireplaces, located in the master suite and entertainment room - there’s simply nothing like the warmth of a real fire.Want to roast marshmallows or try cooking a meal over the open fire? It can be arranged! Firewood is provided for use inside and out at no extra charge (Use the pine for a quiet fire and the fir for a nice crackling fire - Experiment to turn the crackling sound level up or down!).
This home offers plenty of options to keep you and your guests entertained during your downtime. If you’re not enraptured by the fire or breathtaking views outdoors, gather for a fun movie night in the entertainment room, which features a 55-inch plasma TV, 8 speakers, 2 subwoofers, and 2 floor shakers. You may choose to escape to the loft, where you can curl up with a good book or play a board game with your companions. There’s also a fantastic 1,000-square foot open room perfect for events and games, as well as a pool table, darts, ping pong table, poker, putting carpet, and 3 TVs within the house with DirecTV. Every room has its own individual heating and cooling system, and oil lamps and candles are provided if need be. You will immediately notice the cedar difference - The massive cedar logs are slow to heat or cool, providing a sense of comfort you will not experience with any other type of structure. In fact, Native Americans believed that cedar had healing qualities and built their totems from cedar logs, because they knew it would last forever. You’ll also notice that there are very few bugs around the Lodge, because insects don’t like cedar - Just ask your grandmother why she stores her most precious clothes in a cedar chest!
Outdoors, you’ll find the air crisp and clean, the starry night sky beyond belief, and the alpine water nothing but pure and crisp. Expansive windows throughout allow you to enjoy this natural beauty from the warmth of indoors. You can also admire the glorious surroundings by heading outdoors to soak in the private Jacuzzi, situated in the alcove just off the master suite. At night, you’ll sleep easy with a tranquility and quietness few people have experienced. By morning, the master suite will awaken you with sunshine seeping through a large window that perfectly frames a view of the valley and mountains beyond. Interaction with GuestsEvolve Vacation Rental Network is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for travelers. Every property in our network has been vetted and verified so you can book with confidence. If you have questions prior to your trip, we are happy to assist you 7 days a week. During your stay, your local contact will be available 24/7 to help with any issues that may arise. The NeighborhoodYou’ll find it impossible to not become mesmerized by the Lodge’s alluring setting; boasting solitude, peace, quiet, and fabulous unobstructed views. The twin peaks of Packer John Mountain, which the Lodge is pointed towards, can be seen 30 miles in the distance. Opportunities for practically every sort of outdoor recreation can be found nearby, from skiing, world-class fishing, hiking, tubing, hunting, and rafting to mountain climbing, horseback riding, zip-lining, boating and whitewater rafting. World championship competitions for kayaking are held every year just 12 miles north of the Lodge, up to class V and impassable rapids. You can even choose to try your hand at gold panning. The Lodge sits only 1 mile from the original California supply route - more gold was mined from this area than all of California, so you never know what you might find!
If your stay is in the winter there are 2 private tubing hills nearby, and sleds and tubes are provided at the property (for guests only). Explore the area further by cross-country skiing along the snow packed hiking trails that wind throughout the area. Of course, a trip to the Rocky Mountains would not be complete without some skiing and snowboarding. Nearby ski areas include Tamarack 60 miles away, Brundage 100 miles away, Sun Valley 160 miles away, and Bogus Basin 30 miles away, whose night skiing lights can be seen from the end of the lane leading to the Lodge. The Kennedy’s playground, the Stanley Basin, and the Sawtooths are 100 miles away, Boise State’s famous blue-turf football field is 25 miles away, and the resort town of McCall can be reached in 80 miles. Lakes and reservoirs within driving distance include Lucky Peak, Blacks Creek, Lake Cascade, Payette, Arrow Rock, Anderson Ranch, Redfish, Pettit, Alturas, Brownlee, Oxbow, Hells Canyon, Swan Falls, Blacks Canyon. The deepest gorge in North America is actually Hells Canyon, a 90-mile drive away - It’s deeper than Grand Canyon! Shoshone Falls on the Snake River is quite a bit taller than Niagara Falls, and is about 100 miles away.
For a taste of history, visit one of the neighboring ghost towns or old mining towns with names like Silver City, Idaho City (Idaho’s territorial capital), Placerville, Centerville, Custer, Bonanza, Stibnite, and Yellowpine - If you’re here during the beginning of August, definitely check out Yellowpine’s annual Harmonica Festival, where you will observe some harmonica-playing to the likes you have never seen! The Rocky Mountains put on a truly spectacular show, and choosing the Rocky Mountain Lodge as your home base will ensure that you won’t have to miss one unforgettable moment. Other Things to NoteKey Residence Features:
- Amenities include a private hot tub, fully equipped kitchen, multiple fireplaces, 3 balconies, entertainment system, quaking aspen and boulder courtyard, deck seating, and much more
- Amazing, secluded location - Breathtaking mountain views and within close proximity of tons of outdoor recreation
- Only 15 miles north of Boise, Idaho
- Master Bedroom: King-sized Bed with walk-in closet, 2 dressers, TV, fireplace, sitting room, view, and en-suite bathroom with a claw foot bathtub and walk-in shower
- Bedroom 2: Queen-sized Bed with dresser and closet
- Bedroom 3: Queen-sized Bed with dresser
- Bedroom 4: Queen-sized air mattress in separate adjoining room to Bedroom 3 (upgraded air mattress)
- Bedroom 5: Full-sized Bed with dresser and closet
- RV and tent camping is allowed
- Extra guests can sleep on the 4 couches and in sleeping bags if necessary