Athol Lodge Rental Photos and Description
11 Bedrooms, 7 full Bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, Sleeps 32 in beds + 3 sofa beds
This property is on 160 forested acres bordering National Forest. Take a quiet walk or a challenging hike. Connect with family as you explore shady forests, open fields or rocky hillsides. Wildlife is abundant- you will almost certainly see deer, elk, hawks, bluebirds or wild turkeys, maybe even a moose! Enjoy evenings on the large screened porch or inside watching a movie by the fireplace. It's a short walk to your comfortable bed when it is time to turn in. The lodge operates part of the year as a destination recording studio, so the suites, cabins, and common areas are designed for a group of people to enjoy together comfortably for a week or more.
There is ample refrigerator/freezer space, 2 ovens, char-broiler, and large griddle as well as a commercial dishwasher which cleans a load of dishes in under 3 minutes! The kitchen is well-stocked with large pots and pans and numerous serving dishes and warmers. Should you decide not to cook, we can put you in touch with a private chef or catering company.
There are 3 cabins, each with a bedroom (queen bed), full bath and living room. The living rooms in each cabin are equipped with a TV/DVD, a mini fridge, sink and microwave, a loveseat and chair as well as a second queen bed. Each cabin has its own porch, Wi-Fi & air conditioning. The main building has an exceptional master suite with a gas fireplace, a sitting area, wet bar with mini fridge, Jacuzzi tub and fabulous shower. The main building also has 2 suites with private bathrooms, as well as a 2 bedroom/1 bath 'family suite'.
The location is excellent! You'll turn off the highway and drive down a private, gated country road. Even though it is just a short distance from highway to property, you'll feel like you are a million miles from everything. The property is located between Sandpoint and Coeur d'Alene, two of the most popular tourist towns in North Idaho. We are less than 15 minutes from the Northwest's largest theme/water park, Silverwood. Also within minutes is the town of Bayview and Farragut State Park. This is a spectacular 4000 acre park at the south end of Lake Pend Oreille, the state's largest (43 miles long) lake. It's also the deepest (at 1,158 feet deep, there are only four deeper lakes in the nation). It's got terrific scenery, clean water, big fish, and a fascinating history.
Picnic areas and swimming holes, boat rentals, fishing charters, Frisbee golf as well as a Naval Museum can all be found around Farragut and Bayview. 30 minutes south of the property is the beautiful resort town of Coeur d'Alene, and 30 minutes north is Sandpoint, home to Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort and the Sandpoint Music Festival. Both towns have antiquing, golfing, great restaurants, shopping and lots of wonderful summer and winter activities.
Consider renting some studio time while you are here. Preserve memories of your family reunion, by having a video of family storytelling made in the recording studio, or document the family's musical abilities with a CD!
Need more room? Ask about our 2 RV Hook-ups.
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you both for the opportunity to stay at Cider Mountain. The entire group enjoyed themselves and the location nestled up in the trees was perfect! We do this retreat every year (my 34th year) and I think this is the first time I have ever seen a place so well thought out. You guys have done an amazing job with the overall comfort and ambience as well as the creature comforts---as long as I can have tunes in the kitchen I will cook anytime! Also, we appreciated the personal touch from you Corrie and the explanation and history of the photos taken by Chris' great grandfather. Very cool! Thank you and we hope to visit again :-)