Garden Valley House Rental Photos and Description
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Perched on a bluff overlooking a stream and verdant meadow that's also home to beaver, elk, deer, and native trout, this wonderful two-story vacation rental cabin (about 1.5 hours north of Boise) has stunning vistas all around! Loaded with amenities like a wood fireplace and WiFi, you can luxuriate in the hot tub or rock on the six-person glider on the deck as you savor the sights and sounds of gorgeous Grand Valley.
A wood stove, much like one old Billy Crouch might have used, is the centerpiece of this charming vacation rental cabin's cozy living room. In winter, throw a log on the fire, sink into the plush chairs and sip some coffee or hot chocolate as you chat, or watch the cable TV or a movie on the DVD player. Or, check the local attractions on the laptop with the free Wi-Fi. A vaulted ceiling and plenty of windows give you ample space with great views of the landscape outside. In summer, venture out over 200 feet of private access to the stream nearby. Streamside also has a space on its nearly two acres for volleyball and outdoor fireplace and fire pit, so bring some napkins for those s'mores and toasted marshmallows.
The master bedroom of Streamside is in the loft and comes with a queen bed and a postcard view of the meadow outside. There's also a full futon in the loft. Another bedroom downstairs has a double bed. This cabin has two full bathrooms and plenty of hot water.
Little Crouch, just a few minutes away, is actually a popular stopping off point on the Boise/Lowman/Banks loop - a favorite daytrip by car - where motorists can grab a bite to eat on their way back to Boise. There are four eateries in Crouch where you'll find good but not exotic food. So, if you're cooking in the cabin, should be no problem. Streamside has a big, modern kitchen with plenty of cabinet and counter space, a microwave for quick snacks, and a well-stocked spice rack.
When you stay in this rustic but comfortable vacation rental cabin, you're just minutes from the Middle Fork of the Payette River, so you can expect excellent fly-fishing for native bull trout, cutthroat, browns, and bulls. There are river runs for kayaking, rafting, and just plain tubing in rapids that go all the way to Class 5. The entrance to Boise National Forest is close by where, of course, you can hike, hunt (in season) and bike. Hikers, you'll be close to 12 trail heads. Snowlovers: Garden Valley offers 250 miles of groomed snowmobile, snowshoe and x-country ski trails for a total of 250 miles of trail. Soak in geothermal hot springs or experience the newest tubing hill in Idaho. Lots of parking for snowmobiles and trailers and pets are welcome.
By the time the government named the post office after local miner and homesteader William "Billy" Crouch in 1934, this beautiful area had already played host to trappers, miners, loggers, and a legion of Roosevelt's conservation workers. Only their spirit remains. What's left, however, is the same pristine beauty that has always characterized this region and is waiting to astound you and keep you coming back!
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