ISLAND RANCH VACATION RETREAT; SOLITUDE AMID UNLIMITED RECREATION

Lynette Adams

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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ISLAND RANCH VACATION RETREAT; SOLITUDE AMID UNLIMITED RECREATION

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Mountain Setting; 2 bedroom, 1 bath fully equipped RETREAT

Regenerate and connect with friends and family in this idyllic setting. Delight in the experience of 'owning' a 730 acre ranch which includes our 500 acre ISLAND in the Payette River to get away from it all for unequaled R & R.

You will be the ONLY GUESTS at Island Ranch Vacation Retreat, so you can set your own schedule, your own activities, as well as your own pace--whenever.

Enjoy all of the 730 acre private working cattle ranch which includes our 500 acre Island bordered by 2 miles of the PAYETTE RIVER on one side and BIG CREEK on the other.

Imagine wondering the web of trails in search of the perfect picnic spot, beach for swimming or sunbathing or a private meadow to just enjoy nature and the wildlife.

Relax in rustic comfort in a 2-bedroom, 1450 square foot Retreat, SLEEPS 4-6. Room for family and/or friends.

Early risers can often see ELK just beyond their window crossing Big Creek to get to the Island's main meadow in the spring and summer.

Listen for ELK bugling in the fall.

THE RETREAT:

A fully equipped kitchen to craft gourmet meals created with your own perishables to insure you have your favorite food or necessary dietary needs.

Two bedrooms-- one with queen bed and one with twin beds which can be made into a king-- each with their own sink and one regular bath between.

One queen hid-a-bed and one queen flip-out couch in the great room. Perfect for children or overflow guests.

The great room features a sitting area for great conversations as well as a cozy TV viewing spot.

A separate entry and separated from the main house though they share the same roof.

A wood burning stove completes the mountain ambiance and provides coziness for evening activities such as playing games, sharing experiences, or planning future activities.

Immerse yourself in the second floor Retreat's spectacular PANORAMIC VIEWS of Big Creek, the Island meadows and West Mountain.

Peace, Beauty, and Tranquility OR ramp it up with one of the follow:

ACTIVITIES

OUTDOOR:

Utilize the miles of trails for RUNNING, HIKING , BIKING, BIRDING, PICNICKING, or just RELAXING.

PLAY, SUNBATHE or READ on Sand Beach or Swim in the Payette.

Enjoy our Informal WILDLIFE PRESERVE-- bring your Camera or Paints to capture elk, birds, eagles, osprey, etc. in their natural environment--no hunting.

Capture the views of West Mountain, Collier Peak or wildflowers on canvas.

WATER:

FLOAT or CANOE from Cascade to the Island--2-3 hours.

FLOAT or CANOE to Carbarton Bridge from the Island--3-4 hours--the start of a popular whitewater stretch to Smith's Ferry.

FLOAT from one end of the Island to the other--about 2 miles of meandering Payette River.

FISH along the shores of the Payette River.

WINTER:

Step out your door to CROSS-COUNTRY skiing or SNOWSHOEING trails

Ski or Snowshoe to The Warming HUT on the banks of the Payette--about 1/2 mile across the meadow (the short route)

Huddle up to a wood burning stove and enjoy hot chocolate or hot-spiced wine while you rest and get warm in the Island Hut.

Snow-covered TRAILS usually from early December to early April..

LOCATION:

72 miles north of Boise on Highway 55

5 miles south of Cascade

6 miles to Cascade Lake

34 miles to Payette Lake

34 miles south of McCall

25 miles to Tamarack Golf and Ski Resort

41 miles to Brundage Ski Resort

31 miles to Jug Mountain Golf Course

6 miles to Cascade Golf Course

35 miles to Whitetail Golf Course

35 miles to McCall Golf Course

12 minutes to the start of the Carbarton whitewater run on the Payette River

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Lynette Adams (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Lynette Adams

As an Idaho native, I grew up in Idaho as well as completed my BA here. I returned to Idaho after receiving my graduate degrees and started teaching at Boise State University in the Business School. I 'retired' last January and am currently enjoying living full time on our ranch.

Why Lynette Adams chose Cascade

We fell in love with this property after first seeing it on cross country skis in February with 2-3 feet of snow. The beauty of the water, mountains and snow covered scenery enchanted us. We skied all along Big Creek, but couldn't get to the Island to see it--we were so enamored with the rest of it, we bought it without seeing the Island or much of the Payette

River. This included selling our house in Boise and moving to Cascade full time.

What makes this apartment unique

We are in a beautiful mountain valley at about 5000'. I drove through this area on my way to the University of Idaho from southern Idaho. I always thought this valley would be the a fantastic place to live given the environment and the recreational opportunities that abound here. It only took about 18 years, but here we are!! Wandering the trails on the Island or watching our elk herd migrate to the Island each morning is the type of enchantment we would like to share with you.

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Island Ranch Vacation Retreat; Solitude Amid Unlimited Recreation
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Island Ranch Vacation Retreat; Solitude Amid Unlimited Recreation
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p444516vb
208-382-3495
Cascade Southwestern Idaho
Meridian Id
5

Incredible land for quiet relaxation

  • 5 of 5
We spent four days at this wonderful vacation rental in Cascade Id. Lynette, and Harry are two of the most hospitable people we have ever encountered in our rental history. They went out of their way to make sure we have a wonderful time. The property was incredible for our little adventure. I took my 7 and 2yr old's and rode all over the 500 plus acre island. The trail system they already have in place made it very easy to go exploring without any worry of getting lost. What a great piece of property to visit and enjoy just the ultimate in peace and quiet. Thanks again for the incredible weekend with the family.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you and your family found Island Ranch Retreat as special as we do, Brian. Thank you for choosing us, and we would definitively look forward to hosting you again. The Island is a great to explore nature with your family.
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Cascade Southwestern Idaho
Shreveport, Louisiana
5

Very enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful pastural setting with sun setting behind the not too distant peaks greets arriving guests. The two bedroom suite is very well-appointed with modern, new and very comfortable furnishings and a large, open living/dining/cooking area. This is a great place for a family to access abundant outdoor activities in the area: whitewater rafting/kayaking and hiking. There are several hikes leaving from the facilities itself - to see the working cattle and horse ranch extending over adjacent 500 acres bordered on one side by the beautiful North Fork of the Payette River. Then hostess is friendly and helpful and provides a wonderful welcome basket to guests which includes fresh baked fruit and nut bread. Kudos to the owner/managers for an enjoyable experience.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Island Ranch Vacation Retreat; Solitude Amid Unlimited Recreation
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p444516vb
208-382-3495
Cascade Southwestern Idaho
Florida
5

Will be back

  • 5 of 5
What a nice place to stay in Cascade! We had sightseeing plans for every day, but took one day off, just to stay at the retreat. Lots of space in the common areas, and bedrooms were roomy, each having it's own sink. Especially appreciated the welcome basket, well equipped kitchen and tour around the ranch in "the truck." Thanks for exceeding my expectations!
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your return to Idaho!! And that The Retreat was a part of that enjoyment. The trails, scenery and ambiance here really are special and a joy to share. Hope the rest of your trip is great and that we will see you again. Thanks for the review!!
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Island Ranch Vacation Retreat; Solitude Amid Unlimited Recreation
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p444516vb
208-382-3495
Cascade Southwestern Idaho
Tremonton Utah
5

Pristine Heaven!

  • 5 of 5
This vacation is just exactly what my family needed! The views were incomparable, and the retreat was clean and beautiful. Lynette and Harry were the most wonderful hosts and we could not have been happier with our stay. They had a handrawn map of the property for us to use so we could go along the trails and Harry even took us for a tour of the property in his old pickup. We were so grateful for this because with our 3 young children (7 and under) we couldn't walk around the whole 700 acres. We explored the trails close to the retreat and went to Big Creek everyday where my children loved swimming in the water, catching small fish and building sandcastles. My husband and I were able to relax on the sandy shore. I did not want our magical stay to end. It was the perfect place to get away from it all and connect as a family. We made so many memories that we all want to return again and again so we can relive the precious traditions we created there. I can't say enough good about this lovely Island Ranch Retreat! Thank you so much Lynette and Harry!!!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the great review!! I am so glad that you enjoyed ranch and its amenities. Playing in Big Creek is certainly a highlight for family fun and relaxation. Arlo, the Dodge power wagon, makes a great tour vehicle albiet quite derelict!!
We look forward to your next visit,
Lynette
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Cascade Southwestern Idaho
North Canterbury, New Zealand
5

Wonderful Hideaway With Superb Hosts

  • 5 of 5
We spent the last two weeks of our long USA holiday at this wonderful place. The apartment exceeded our expectations - big, cosy, tastefully decorated, open plan accommodation with an excellent bathroom and kitchen. The big ranch, bordered by the Payette River, was ours to explore at will. It was pretty in summer but must be truly wonderful covered in winter snow. Best of all was the warmth and friendliness of our hosts Lynette and Harry who shared a little social time with us and did everything they could to ensure that our stay in this part of Idaho was truly memorable. Very highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate your great review! We throughly enjoyed your stay and do hope you will be able to return. The winter does give the ranch a whole different complexion. Your sightseeing trips gave you the glory of summer so now you need to see the splendor of winter. You can even ice fish in Lake Cascade which might be of interest to totally committed fishermen!! We hope to see you again for any season.
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Island Ranch Vacation Retreat; Solitude Amid Unlimited Recreation
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p444516vb
208-382-3495
Cascade Southwestern Idaho
5

Beautiful, Relaxing, & Accommodating Property!

Beautiful, Relaxing, & Accommodating Property!
  • 5 of 5
I booked this property seeking some good quality family time and R & R. We got exactly what we were looking for! The ranch itself is breathtaking and one has no need to leave the property once there. There are a plethora or walking trails throughout and the creek and river provided plenty of water entertainment (especially for the kids)! The rental unit is fully stocked with anything you might need (full kitchen supplies, washer, dryer, etc.) which made our visit that much more comfortable.

As if the beauty and comfort of the ranch and unit were not enough, the owners/hosts were over and above accommodating! From a welcome basket of edible goodies upon our arrival, a hand drawn map of the property, and an abundance of toys and gear for our two young boys to play with/use while there, we were blown away by their overt hospitality.

We had such a great time and we hope to come back again in the winter. I can only imagine how much more breathtaking the ranch would be covered in snow!

I would absolutely recommend this rental to anyone looking for a great time out in the Idaho wilderness. You will not go wrong staying at the Island Ranch Retreat!
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much for the wonderful review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves, and we were able to share our place with you. We obviously think it is special and are very glad that you do too. Looking forward to seeing you in the winter!! It does look totally different with a couple feet of snow.
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Map

Map

Whistle Stop
"Great place to stop for hamburgers and pizza or great homemade cinnamon rolls. They are sup..."
Kelly's Whitewater Park
Clear Creek Station
Gramma's Family Restaurant
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Cascade
Nearest Motorway
Highway 55
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Payette River Beach
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Valley Club
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Tamarack
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Cascade Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Grandmas
Car: necessary

A Base for Area Activities--- Imagine having the opportunity of taking advantage of any of the following:

try adrenaline inducing challenges or more sedate forms of recreation, our area has it all;

Pristine Mountains with lakes, about 50, streams and rushing rivers, around 150 within a 50 mile radius, for your Kayaking, Fishing or Rafting adventure;

Take pleasure in Nordic skiing, Snowshoeing, or Snowmobiling in the winter as all are within easy reach from Cascade and The Retreat;

Utilize the miles of Trails for Backpacking, Hiking, Running, Riding, Cycling Mountain biking, and/or exploring;

More Trails--- over 2600 miles in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness or more than 208 miles in Idaho in the Hells Canyon Wilderness which are available for exploration ;

Cascade Lake just six miles north has a Scenic Loop drive around the 17 mile long by about 4 mile wide lake which has 100 miles of shoreline for water activities at your disposal;

Water Skiing, Windsurfing, Sailing, Fishing, Lake Tours, and Ice Fishing in the winter are found at Cascade, Payette and Warm Lakes to be used for your entertainment;

Snow Tubing and Sledding, Curling, Ice Skating and Sleigh Rides are also popular winter activities which provide enticement for individual, group or family activities;

Anderson Creek Trail head is the beginning of miles of snowmobiling on the West Mountains;snowmobiling and The Lake Cascade Recreation Area is rated as one of the top 10 'PLACES TO SNOWMOBILE' in the Northwest by SnowWest Magazine--

Scenic Drives which are abundant and provide 'heart-stopping' beauty with abundant wildflowers to hone your photography skills as well as mushrooms and berry picking;

The Gem State is ideal for rock hounds--imagine finding an Idaho garnet; and

Yellow Pine (population 40) is a good starting point to explore ghost towns and the back country and getting there provides miles of incredible scenery whether you go take the paved South Fork of the Salmon River road or by the more rustic Johnson Creek summit one.

Formalized activities:

Tamarack and Brundage Resort and Ski Areas

McCall Winter Festival and Ice Skating arena,

packing or trail riding services,

back country charted flights,

four golf courses in the area,

Kelly's Whitewater Park for watching or participating in kayaking, stretches about 1800' down the Payette with four man-made rapids as well as a short slalom channel

Cascade River Walk on the banks of the Payette on the east side of Cascade from North end to South end of Cascade or Crown Point Trail thru the woods along Payette Lake for Running, Biking or Hiking in summer or Skiing and Snowshoeing in the winter.

Elk feeding tours, and

Gold Fork Plunge are some of the amenities.

Many activities take place throughout the year:

parades,

fishing derbies and tournaments,

arts and craft fairs,

Cinco De Mayo celebrations,

rodeos,

3-summit- bike challenge,

Harmonica and Bluegrass Festivals,

golf tournaments,

snowmobile runs and Winter Jamboree Snowmobile Event, and

Forest Service and commercial hot springs.

Check with us or The Cascade Chamber of Commerce for more information.

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Availability & Rates

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Cascade Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season--Fall
Sep 15 - Nov 26
2 night minimum stay
$145
$875
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
5 night minimum stay
$925
Flat fee
 
 
Low Season
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 22 2014
2 night minimum stay
$145
$875
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 23 2014 - Dec 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
Flat fee
 
 
Low Season--Spring
Mar 1 - May 18
2 night minimum stay
$145
$875
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$165
From
$185
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,155
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Notes Weekly Special: 7th Night Free
Taxes included:
6% sales tax
2% hotel tax
A cleaning fee is included
50% of the rent is due at the time reservation is made, with balance due upon check in, or as arranged with Management.
A refundable $200. security deposit.
Smoking And Pets Are Not Allowed. A Minimum Charge Of $100 will be deducted from The Damage Deposit for disregard of this.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Cascade Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wood Stove
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • A standard bathroom with a combination tub/shower is located between the bedrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can be made into King upon request.
  • Each bedroom has its own sink and counter.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • limited accessibility ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • walking
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snowmobiling
  • equestrian events
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Two miles along the Payette River provides water recreation.
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