A vacation rental in the heart of Idaho's hidden cycling paradise. Come spend a few days in historic Wallace, leave all the traffic behind, and explore some of the most incredible bicycle routes in the northwest.
This beautiful old home was built in the 1920's and features hardwood floors, tall ceilings, wood trim, and knotty pine walls. This 4 bedroom home feels like a welcoming lodge with many beds to accommodate a large group.
There are 3 bedrooms upstairs and one bedroom downstairs. The west room is a large room with a queen bed and a double futon. The east bedroom is the largest room with a queen bed and two twins, the smallest bedroom has a double bed, and the downstairs bedroom has a queen bed. In addition, there are 6 thick sleeping pads available. The entire house can accommodate 12 to 18 people.
Located 3 blocks west of the Center of the Universe in downtown Wallace. A short walk to coffee shop, restaurants, bars, grocery store, museums, antique store, etc.
A multi-sport training mecca: four different paved directions right out the door (no traffic), Trail of the Coeur d' Alenes stretches 65 miles west and 8 miles east, unforgettable switchbacks of Dobson and Thompson Passes to the north, Moon Pass to Avery and the Hiawatha Trail to the south, a maze of dirt road climbs, cut-offs, and loops make it a cross bike heaven, canyon walls lined with forest roads for mountain bikes and running, three blocks to outdoor pool with daily lap swim for $1, and short drive to Silver Mountain and Lookout Pass ski areas for summer/winter fun.
The kitchen is fully stocked with all items needed for everyday cooking.
All linens (bed and bath) are provided.
There is a TV (no cable), DVD, CD stereo system. A library of cycling movies and cycling books.
Please call Tana and Matt Seeley to inquire, (406)871-5991.
As luck would have it we arrived in Wallace in time for the Huckleberry Festival, and the Dobson Wheelhouse is right in character for this small town celebration. It’s old, it’s creaky, the drawers stick, the light switches are all in the wrong place, the cupboards are too high, and on and on and on… But, HEY! The house was built in the 1920’s! We LOVED it! We hope the Seeley's don’t change any of that, or we might as well stay at a cookie-cutter new condo somewhere. Thank you for taking us back to an earlier time. We really appreciate the small town atmosphere, the friendliness of the people and the ability to walk without fear anyplace in this sweet little town! If I remember right, Idaho is the Gem State and this little house in Wallace is an old, but sparkling little diamond in the rough! Don't miss it !
And while you're visiting Wallace be sure to have a meal at the 1313 Club or the Red Light Garage. Around the corner from the house, the Sierra Silver Mine tour gave me a new appreciation and admiration for my dad who used to work underground at the Sunshine Mine. Walk around town and peek into the many interesting little shops, and don't miss seeing an Old Time Melodrama at the 6th Street Theater! There's so much to do that you'd better plan to spend a week! Brink your bikes and ride the Coeur d'Alene Trail which goes right through Wallace, and then drive on up I-90 to Lookout Pass to ride the Hiawatha Trail. This is bicycling paradise!
Do some research before you come. Wallace is known for the fact that every downtown building is on the National Register of Historic Places, which is why the government had to go over the town instead of through it in order to complete the Interstate. In the local mining museum there lies in state the very last stoplight on Interstate 90 from west to east coast! I guess they had a pretty nice celebration with pallbearers and a coffin to take that last light to it's final resting place. Oh, and there's lots more! You've just gotta come and see it all by staying at the Dobson Wheelhouse!
We spent five nights at the Wheelhouse and found it the perfect base for our family biking adventures in the Silver Valley. The house was very clean and generously provisioned. We appreciated the comfortable furnishings, especially the good beds. Wallace's restaurants, museums, stores, and public pool are minutes away on foot. We did not need a car to do anything around town. The owners were great to work with. We hope to come back again and bring friends -- the house would be great for a group or extended family.
I can't say enough about how great this place is. It was our first experience doing a vacation rental so we were a little nervous.
We had 4 couples staying in the house and there was plenty of space for us. The kitchen was well stocked and the place was very clean. This location was perfect for our bike trip as its easy access to trails (the Hiawatha is a MUST if you are in the area) and its right in town so we could walk to dinner.
Also the mine tour in town was pretty interesting.
We will be back for sure!
Our family of six stayed in Wallace at the beginning of a family vacation -- a perfect beginning! This clean as a whistle vacation home featured a generously stocked kitchen (it's always nice to have the basics available!) oodles of bed options, cozy dining area, loads of towels -- plus a small front porch for hangin. The town of Wallace is a delight in itself! We experienced the Hiawatha Rails to Trails and laughed with Lenny at the silver mine. Owner was responsive - nice personal touch with correspondence. Would highly recommend!
The description and photos are very accurrate. The house was amazing; it is an older house that is in incredible condition. It is extremely clean and well maintained.
I contacted Tana Seeley about staying at this house with 6, 11 girl old girls and 4 mom's; it was a girl scout troop trip. She was amazingly helpful, had no concerns about kids staying here and said it would be perfect for our trip. If I could think of a stronger word than perfect, I would use it. It filled all our needs and more; the girl's were able to all stay in one room together, leaving 4 mom's to stay in the 3 remaining rooms - 2 adults each got their own rooms. There was plenty of comfortable beds and bedding for everyone more than enough towels. Then a fully stocked and very clean kitchen; no need to go out to eat for every meal - a wonderful savings. Plus it provided our own place to come back to after a long day of siteseeing and biking. It was so nice to have a place that no one had to worry about disturbing other guest - such as in a hotel.
Our only concern was how would a water heater hold up in an old house to 10 showers? Amazing. We could do 6 decent showers in a 2 hour period before running out of hot water; I know new houses that can't do that.
The only thing that I can think of to suggest and not even complain about, we have no complaints about the house, is, maybe a fan in every bedroom. Being that it is an older house and hard to get all the windows open, it got stuffy - but never uncomfortable - at times.
As to nearby attractions, we didn't even scratch the surface; we did the Hiawatha
Bike Trail, the Gold Mine in Kellogg, the Silver Mine in Wallace, the Bordello Musuem (2 adults only, no girl scouts went on this trip), the Garnet Digging south of St. Marie's. A mother and father of one of the girl scout's biked the Coeur D Alene trail and said it was wonderful. It looked like there was a ton of other things to do - I know I saw ATV's by the dozen and trails all over.
The house is within walking distance of most everything in Wallace; the cemetary and Silver Mine are a short drive. It only took us 15 - 20 minutes to get to the Hiawatha Trail trailhead.
Trolley Tour -- of Historic Wallace and a Silver Mine.