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Victorian Home in Historic Wallace, ID, Near Bike Trails & Ski Resorts

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Wallace House Rental Photos and Description

Remodeled home, 2+ bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4-6

This beautifully remodeled, fully furnished Victorian home overlooks downtown Wallace and the hills beyond. The main floor has a living room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom. The upper floor has 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed, the other with twin beds. An open den has 2 twin beds. Spare 3/4 bathroom in basement. The house is fully equipped, including a telephone, washer and dryer, TV with VCR and DVD, videos, maps, travel information and board games.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Steve Langer
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 8, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Julie and Steve:

Thank you so much for your hospitality. Your place was much nicer than we could have imagined. Ray had it warmed up, and the home is so well-appointed. Very nice! We felt right at home, and we thank you for having so much gear for bicycling,etc., though we couldn't use it in the winter. We borrowed your sleds and snowshoes and used them, and went hiking on the Pulaski trail, my son in law carrying Caleb, their 4 month old, in a sling on his chest.

The location could not be better.... we walked all over town, and even hiked up the big stairs for a valley view.

Thanks for a great time. The house was much larger than I expected, and could sleep 8 easily.

(You have my permission to publish this on your website)

Thanks... see you this summer!
Dec 2011
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Victorian Home in Historic Wallace, ID, Near Bike Trails & Ski Resorts
average rating of 4.25 based on 12 reviews
Silverdale, Wa USA

Great place to stay for active people

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean, with lots of extras if you forget something. This is a totally different experience than staying in a condo. You have to make your own fun, which was great. There is river rafting, horseback riding and great biking within an hours drive. We biked the Hiawatha trail for the 2nd time, an incredible experience. Hint: Take some air out of your tires first-easier ride on the gravel trail. Gloves would also be handy for the cold tunnels. We rafted with Montanariverguides outside Superior. It took about 1 1/2 hours to drive there and were very happy with them. We have rafted with others in the area and find this company to be the best. The biking trial that runs through Wallace is alot of fun and very easy. The area surrounding the house is a little run down, but the people are very friendly. Be prepared for all the cleaning at the end. All the bedding needs to be washed and beds remade, floors vacuumed and mopped. It makes it impossible to leave first thing in the morning, unless you sleep on the floor. I would still stay there again, but maybe ask to pay more for the cleaning deposit. That would give us more flexibility and keep the vacation fun to the very end. The owners are very easy to deal with and gave us contact numbers in case of any problems. The town is full of antique shops, which are fun to browse. We drove through Kellogg, which wasn't nearly as historic. We are so glad that we stayed in Wallace. Kellogg isn't nearly as quaint and has alot more commercial activity. The stairs are rather steep that lead to the bedroom and basement. They do have hand rails and new carpeting, but people with leg problems may find them difficult. Parking is on the street, so everything must be carried up the stairs. It worked out okay for us, as we are all in pretty good shape. It was my husband and I with our 13 and 15 year old girls. We all had a great time!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Whoops. The clean-up list was meant as a guideline for our housekeeper, not our renters! It's wonderful if you leave the house looking nice, but the cleaning fee does cover vacuuming, mopping, making up the beds, etc. I'll be sure to clarify that at the house. Thanks.
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Great location & extremely clean

  • 4 of 5

The owner Steve was very responsive. The listing description regarding the house and the location was accurate. The house was extremely clean and having Ray who looks after the place living next door was an added bonus. Ray has lived in the Wallace area his entire life and is more than willing to make recommendations regarding good places to eat and fun things to do in the area. It was great to be able to walk into town and not have to drive everywhere. The only complaint is the lack of comfort with the twin beds. My husband and I slept in the queen bed which was comfortable however our teenage son was extremely uncomfortable in the twin bed just outside of the main bedroom. After trying out all 4 of the twin mattresses by sitting/laying on them I would have to agree that none of them felt particularly comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your constructive feedback. I will look into getting new twin bed mattresses in the near future so that guests have a choice of either softer or firmer mattresses. Best, Steve Langer
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Great house close to downtown

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for three nights for skiing and Lookout Pass. House was very comfortable, clean and well appointed. Caretaker Ray next door was friendly and helpful, all in all a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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There are better choices in Wallace

  • 1 of 5

Futons for beds, internet router located next door resulting in poor connectivity and the property manager was unaware of my arrival. In short, there are better choices to be made in this area for housing.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very sorry that you had an experience at our vacation home that did not meet your expectations. We do our best to make sure the manager knows you are coming. I include his phone number for you to call ahead to let him know when you are coming on the day of arrival so he can get everything ready, as well as emailing him that you are coming. In this case, he did not get my e-mail about your arrival. I’m sorry for the slower connectivity than you expected, which is something we only have partial control over in the Silver Valley. The beds have mid-range Ikea mattresses for comfort, they are not futons. We work hard to make sure everyone enjoys their stay with us.
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Nice house on the hill one block from downtown...

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house for a ski weekend in the Silver Valley. Midway between Silver Mountain and Lookout Pass ski areas. Downtown and all it has to offer with restaurants, a brewery, wine bar, museums, and cool shops is just a block away. Comfortably slept the five us us and even enough room for more. Great kitchen for cooking and living room for putting your feet up. The covered porch would be great in summer. The two bedrooms and open loft with single beds are all upstairs, so if you have snorers bring earplugs. Beds and linens were clean and comfy. The unfinished basement has a washer and drier and an extra toilet and shower for those who like privacy in the privy. Parking was a bit limited, but the neighbors are very accomodating. We'll definitely be back for future ski trips and bike rides on the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes and Hiawatha Trail.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Home in Historic Wallace

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have had a better time staying at this home in Wallace. It is a very comfortable and clean home. It was very nice to have a washer and dryer since we were there 10 days. The care taker Ray is about the greatest guy ever and will tell you anything you want to know about the area and what there is to do! Parking is limited but everyone around makes every effort to fit you in. Example: We fit two trucks which both were pulling a trailer. The town is amazingly interesting - some of our favorites were The Mining Tour, The Bordello Museum, The Wallace Brewery (so nice and fantastic beer), The Fainting Goat (fun atmosphere, great service), Route of the Hiawatha, The Pulaski Tunnel Trail, too many to count hikes and ATV trails and our neighbor Ray! Thanks Wallace for a great trip, we miss you already!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about our vacation home in Wallace! Ray really is a gem and we are glad to have him help our visitors. Having grown up and living in the area all his life and having worked in the silver mines really pays off for visitors. He is just a great resource. There is just so much to do in the area that a week is not enough!
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Spokane International Airport
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Kellog Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 90
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
many choices
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
West=Lookout Pass or East=Silver Mountain
Car: recommended

Wallace, a quaint mining town, looks much as it did in the early 1900's. For bicyclists, a 72 mile paved bike path is 3 blocks away. Both Lookout Pass and Silver Mountain ski resorts are a 15 minute drive by car. There are unlimited possibilities for biking, hiking, riding and snowshoeing in the surrounding National Forest. Downtown is a block away, featuring antique and gift shops and other attractions including the Silver Mine Tour, the Oasis Bordello Museum, Wallace District Mining Museum and Northern Pacific Depot Railroad Museum. There are numerous festivals and activities in town throughout the summer.

Other Activities: community pool 2 blocks away

Ski: Wallace is 12 miles from both Lookout Pass and Silver Mountain Ski Resorts! Silver Mountain has more lifts and more runs but is significantly more expensive. It also takes 20+ minutes on the Gondola to get to the lifts. Lookout Pass is less expensive, less crowded, and usually has better snow.


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Nonref. cleaning fee $50

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Wallace House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Open den - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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