VACATION IN THE WESTERN MOUNTAIN TOWN OF CHALLIS IDAHO

Sandy Thomsen

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Sandy Thomsen

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VACATION IN THE WESTERN MOUNTAIN TOWN OF CHALLIS IDAHO

Challis Cabin Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom With Mountain Views On 2 1/2 Acres

Our custom log home has a large great room, three levels with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. A wrap around porch provides lots of seating and great views of the mountains and space for friends and family activities. We have a garden, barbeque and campfire set-up. Horses and dogs enjoy the fenced property too.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered

Sandy Thomsen

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Our family has lived in Idaho for over 50 years. We vacationed in Challis for years before building our dream log house and office near the Challis Hot Springs. We still must work in the big city of Idaho Falls for much of the year. We work and live in Challis one week a month and enjoy the beautiful mountains, golfing, volunteering at the art gallery and sitting outside to watch the sunsets, visiting with our friendly neighbors and living in the great outdoors here as much as we can until we retire.

Sandy Thomsen purchased this cabin in 2005

We asked local log home builders, Don and Barney Lanier to build our house on pasture land because like most of you we were overworked and wanted a quiet place to live part of the year. Challis was the only small town that had a golf course and and art gallery near our main law office in Idaho Falls. It is centrally located so that we can drive to Stanley, Sun Valley and Salmon for eating, golfing and other cultural and recreational activities and be home for a cookout in the back yard and drinks on the porch and watch the stars at night.

Our property has a fenced pasture and yard featuring space for family cookouts and stargazing. The home has three levels and four bedrooms that can sleep 6-8 people in three queen size beds and two twin beds. Our wrap around porch has seating for 8 including two porch swings. A wood burning stove for cold nights, central heating and air-conditioning make your stay very enjoyable here in the great outdoors. You can ride your bikes to the Challis Hot Springs and your ATV to the local BLM land access from our driveway.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Vacation In The Western Mountain Town Of Challis Idaho
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Vacation In The Western Mountain Town Of Challis Idaho
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p467412vb
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Challis Central Idaho
Los Angeles
5

AMAZING, COMFORTABLE AND CLEAN

  • 5 of 5
Thanks Sandy for the great place. If you like clean then I highly recommend staying here. My family and I loved the place and it made our time in Challis that much better. It's by far and away the best place in the area!
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Vacation In The Western Mountain Town Of Challis Idaho
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Challis Central Idaho
Utah
5

GREAT PLACE

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed staying at this wonderful log home in the charming small western town of Challis. It is very clean and well-appointed with everything necessary for a comfortable stay. The owner was warm and helpful – something I find amazing given the fact that we were complete strangers. The wrap around deck is lovely. One can sit in the morning sun and have breakfast and in the evening watch the sun go down over the mountains on the opposite side of the house. Gazing at the surrounding irrigated pasture and crop land is very relaxing after days spent exploring the nearby mountains including the highest peak in Idaho, Mount Borah. In the evening we roasted marshmallows over an outdoor fire pit under a sky filled with stars. We really cannot imagine a finer base camp.
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice review...and yes our porch is our favorite place to watch the sunrise and sunset here in Challis. I am so glad you climbed Mt Borah. I hope the next time you want to take time away from your busy work schedule that you will drive up to Challis again. You are welcome anytime..
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Vacation In The Western Mountain Town Of Challis Idaho
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p467412vb
208-201-5710
Challis Central Idaho
Bozeman
5

WEEKEND IN PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
What an amazing weekend we had in Challis Idaho. This is my first visit to this beautiful area, what I found was not only glorious vistas, the stunning Salmon River, quaint shops and farmers market (summer time) but an inexpensive and beautiful retreat. This home was amazing. Four bedrooms, from the basement to the master suite on the second floor, slept our party of four in great comfort. The kitchen was fully equipped and we took advantage of the wonderful Barbecue and fire pit to create a delicious meal of steaks, salad, sweet potato fries and friendship.
One stunning feature is the porch which wraps around the whole house. With two porch swings, adirondack chairs and Amish willow furniture you are sure to find a spot to stay cool or to bask in the sun anytime of the day.
Down the road, 4 miles is the Challis Hot Springs if you need a soak or swim.
I highly recommend this wonderful getaway in Idaho.
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Todd,
Thanks so much for the great review...yes the front porch is one of our favorite spots to watch the sunrise and sunset. And thanks for leaving a little gift of olive oil...it is now in my container by the stove for future guests. I hope that you can come visit us again sometime...
Sandy Thomsen
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Map

Nearest Airport
250 Miles
Idaho Falls Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 93
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Motor Lodge, Challis
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Challis City Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Village Inn
Car: necessary

Our vacation property is 3 miles from the Challis Hot Springs and 4 miles from the City of Challis Idaho. Our 2 1/2 acre property has a view of the mountains and the front porch sunsets are incredible. Travelers are 60 miles from Stanley, Salmon and Mackay Idaho. Fishing, hiking, rafting, golf, swimming, cycling, ATV and motorcycle travel, hunting are just some of the outdoor activities available to travelers here in central Idaho. For information on local activities, check the Challis Area Chamber of Commerce website, the Challis Hot Springs website, the Challis Arts Council website and Challis Economic Development website for pictures and videos of all the activities in Custer County and the surrounding area.

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Availability & Rates

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Challis Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Braun Brothers Reunion
Aug 4 2014 - Aug 9 2014
6 night minimum stay
$1,240
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$220
Fri,Sat
$1,260
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping and damage deposit $250.00
Pet Fee $50.00
Prepayment is required for all weekly and daily rentals to save your dates for rental. Cancellation must be 3 weeks in advance. Different arrangements can be made for a monthly stay. You must pay $200 damage deposit and $50 housekeeping fee. I will send a rental contract with details and if the property is left in good repair I will return your $200 within 10 days after check out date.
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Personal checks and bank transfers are accepted. You must include a signed rental agreement with your payment. We can also accept a credit card through our law firm, Thomsen Stephens Law Offices in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Please contact owner for information.
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Amenities

Challis Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone
  • Wood Stove
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 is on main floor and next to stairs from basement bedroom and 2 main floor bedrooms. Bathroom 2 features redwood shower and double sinks for master bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 3 and 4 are on main floor Bedroom 1 is on 2nd floor next to office loft Bedroom 2 is in basement level with large sitting room
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
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