The SpaceWhat makes our space unique is the giant sky and green valley located between austere mountains and sage brush fields. Our home site views right down the valley to the sunset that is always a great show.
We are offering an introductory rate this summer of $65 per night.
We can comfortably sleep 2 in the travel trailer on a queen size bed at this time. We have a dining table that folds down and a sofa that opens that are suitable for children or small adults with a total of up to 4 people for the trailer. We cannot accept children under 10 at this time because the main house is still under construction, although almost finished. In the future we will welcome children. Dogs must be kenneled and or clean when entering the RV.
Please note that Mackay is at 6,000 foot elevation. Summer evenings and nights can be chilly, sometimes going down to 45 degrees so be prepared with warm clothing. Guest AccessThe Studio offers a minimal kitchen with sink, toaster oven and small fridge, coffee pot, assortment of teas and basic condiments. It offers a shower bathroom, high cedar ceilings, and a 360 degree view. We generally serve a full breakfast brought to the studio apartment at 8am. Other serving times can be specially arranged for travelers and hunters...people on the go. Access to the organic garden in the summer. Dinner can be reserved with at least 24 hours notice. Please note that it is difficult to dine out on Sundays in Mackay.
For those coming for the ATV rally we are approximately one mile from the fair grounds where the rally has its focus and its accessible by ATV on side roads from the B&B. Interaction with GuestsWe enjoy interacting with guests but realize that some guests like to have privacy. The NeighborhoodMackay area is in close approximation to lots of spectacular wilderness, fishing, hunting, boating, mountain biking, hot springs and many scenic ATV trails. Sun Valley is about an hour and a half away during the summer when the scenic mountain pass to get there is open. Its a wonderful drive. Copper Basin is known for its high altitude beauty and world class fishing. We are surrounded by BLM and national forests. The tallest mountain in the state, Mt. Borah at 12,662 feet, is 20 miles down the road and receives about 200 visitors daily in the summer for hiking and summit climbs. Great fishing is found on the Big Lost River only about 1.5 miles away as well as the Mackay Reservoir at 5 miles away. Restaurants are available in Mackay.
The city of Mackay offers a Farmer's Market every Saturday from 10am to 1pm, an old fashioned 4th of July parade, and a Beer Fest on the same day at Tourist Park, and the Mackay Barbecue (free to all) in September. Visit the Mackay City website for more details. The ATV rally is mid July and it had a fantastic turn out last year. Our high mountains are spectacular with many ATV trails. (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) search Rally in The Pines, Mackay Idaho for more information. Getting AroundYou can get around fine in a good car to many outdoor spots of interest. But if you have a jeep or ATV you will find that this area offers lots of opportunity to go where few can or do to see dramatic landscapes and wild life. ATVs can be rented in Mackay. If you are renting a vehicle I recommend getting one with a high clearance due to our dirt roads that can take you to amazing places.
Your hosts may be available for shuttle service with notification.
We have lots of room for ATV trailers, etc.
Mackay offers no public transportation.
To find out about the Mackay Mine hill put the following words in your browser: 'Mackay Idaho Mine Hill Tour'. From the Mine Hill area is an abundance of ATV and Jeep trails.
To read a most excellent report by Tony Huegel on backroads in the Mackay area put in your browser: 'backcountry byways journal Mackay Idaho'
This is a really great link about the back roads for hiking, ATVing, dirt bikes, mountain bikes and horses in the Mackay area from someone who has done it!
Getting to Sun Valley is a beautiful 1.5 hour drive, on mostly dirt road, through the Sawtooth Range and national forest in the summer. The pass is closed in the winter. Take a detour and visit Copper Basin. For photos of Copper Basin and the Big Lost River Watershed put 'Copper Basin Idaho' in your browser. Other Things to NoteThe travel trailer offers a complete kitchen with a fridge, oven, gas cook top, sink and all the things you need to cook. We stock the kitchen with everything you need to made a traditional breakfast for yourself. It has a full bath but the shower room in the house is also available for use.
As typical for trailers, the water heater is small, at 6 gallons, so showers are short so please space your showers accordingly, but remember, a shower is available in the house so please ask if you need it The trailer features large windows in the back with two rocking chairs where you can watch dramatic skyscapes, the cattle when they come by, deer, antelope and on special occasion, giant jack rabbits, maybe even a wolf or two, all within a mile of town.