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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin


About the property

2 BR , 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, 1 outdoor shower, Sleeps 10


We currently have 1 week minimum rental. If you see on our calendar that we have shorter rental periods available, please inquire. We will also rent for 3 night stays in early June and September.

If you are looking for a national park-like destination, you have found it! JUMPING TROUT LODGE is the perfect place to escape, relax, recharge. This Idaho Rocky Mountain lakefront A-frame cabin sits on the shores of pristine Williams Lake. View breathtaking Williams Lake through huge windows that face the lake and the mountains. Williams Lake is Idaho's best kept secret! It's where the native rainbow trout are always biting, the sunsets are majestic ,and the views spectacular. Outstanding fly fishing at lake & river. Indulge yourself in a morning hike, mountain bike ride, canoe ride, water ski, or for the more adventurous, whitewater rafting, kayaking on the nearby Salmon River. Hunting and steelhead fishing is excellent during fall. Nearby are Lewis and Clark historic sites, Sacajawea Interpretive Center, horseback riding, natural hot springs, Amish Country Store. JUMPING TROUT LODGE is a beautiful property which has 1 bedroom downstairs that sleeps 2 and a large open air loft that sleeps 8. There is a full bathroom downstairs and half bath in the upstairs loft. Steps away from the back door is a fully enclosed outdoor shower, so that you can have that special vacation experience of showering under the stars. JUMPING TROUT LODGE has many upgrades: brand new kitchen, wood laminate flooring, heated bathroom floor, marble countertops in bathroom, high-end comfortable furnishings, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops in kitchen, gas grill. There is a stone patio with a built in lakeside firepit, comfortable seating on deck. There is plenty of seating on deck, by stone fire pit and dock. Seating includes lounge chairs and cushy seating around a gas fire pit coffee table as well as Adirondack chairs on dock. FREE USE OF BEACH, DOCK,ROWBOAT, CANOE, 3 KAYAKS, and SUP (stand up paddleboard). Whether you are looking for a romantic or family-friendly setting,THIS IS IT!

JUMPING TROUT LODGE is a bargain price for the amenties that it includes.

We, at williams lake vacation rentals, will do everything we possible can to make sure you have a wonderful and memorable stay at JUMPING TROUT LODGE!!!!

Things to do in Salmon: We suggest Rawhide Outfitters for Salmon River whitewater rafting, fishing trips, horse trail rides, Lewis and Clark tours, Sacajawea Center, great eateries and shops in downtown Salmon, Amish Baker Country Store

There is a 1 week minimum stay, unless we have 1 or 2 nights in between.

There are pet fees only if you bring a pet.

More Details

Our home at Williams Lake
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Our home at Williams Lake

Tom and Roberta Thompson have lived at Williams Lake since 1996. Roberta is a retired elementary school teacher and Tom is also retired. They have 4 grown children and 3 grandsons. Their children had many happy summers while growing up at JUMPING TROUT LODGE on Williams Lake.

Our home at Williams Lake purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Our home at Williams Lake chose Salmon

It was love at first sight when we found JUMPING TROUT LODGE on Williams Lake. We traveled the western U.S. for years looking for a vacation property, and when we saw Williams Lake, we knew we were home. We love the lake and Salmon River activities such as fishing and boating. We love the uncrowded Salmon area which has the friendliest people ever!

What makes this cabin unique

JUMPING TROUT LODGE on Williams Lake is like no other place. It is peaceful and scenic. We hope you enjoy using the boats to get out on the lake....3 kayaks,, canoe, rowboat, SUP. Use of the boats is complimentary for our guests. Also, the close proximity to outdoor activities such as rafting on the Salmon River, hiking in the mountains, and soaking in hot springs makes our vacation home unique.


Salmon Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Maximum occupancy is 10. Please no day visitors.
  • All furniture must be replaced to its original position. Please cover deck chairs when not in use.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub , Outdoor shower near bathroom. Shower under the stars!
    Half Bathroom - toilet , very convenient to have a half bath in the upstairs loft
  • There is a full bathroom downstairs. The downstairs bathroom has a tub, shower, radiant heat, marble countertop. There is a beautiful, , fully enclosed OUTDOOR SHOWER just a few steps away from the downstairs bathroom. While on vacation, you can enjoy taking a shower under the stars! The upstairs half bathroom includes toilet and sink. This bathroom is a great convenience for guests sleeping in the upstairs loft.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Downstairs Bedroom - 1 double
    Loft bedroom - 1 queen , 3 double
  • Our great lakefront A-frame cabin sleeps 10. There is 1 bedroom downstairs that sleeps 2. The large open 2nd floor loft comfortably sleeps 8. The loft has: 1 queen-size bed, 3 full-size beds. The downstairs bedroom has 1 full-size bed. We provide linens and towels, comforter, 1 blanket, 2 pillows for each bed. You will need to bring beach towels, life jackets (we have a few you can borrow) , consumables such as toilet paper, paper towels, toiletries,dish soap, dishwasher soap, firewood if you choose to use the fire pit. SORRY, NO JET SKIS. NON-SMOKERS ONLY, PLEASE.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Stone fireplace in living room. Full-size kitchen with stove/oven, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, cooking utensils, charcoal grill, spring water. We provide linens, towels, 1 comforter, 1 blanket, 2 pillows for each bed . You need to bring your own beach towels, life jackets (we have a few you can borrow),dishwasher soap, dish soap, food, and other consumable items. There are 4 full size beds and 1 queen size bed. No sleeping bags allowed on the beds. We provide a starter amount of toilet paper and paper towels. FREE USE OF BEACH, BOAT DOCK, ROWBOAT, 3 KAYAKS, SUP, and CANOE INCLUDED. 4 Adirondack chairs on dock for your enjoyment. There is a nice lakeside firepit. You need to bring your own firewood. We have a trolling motor and battery for rent $15 per day.


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Pueblo, Colorado, USA


  • 5 of 5

I'm not really sure how we came across this place, but what a great find. Located on a beautiful and secluded mountain lake high above the Salmon River, the cabin is a bit of a dichotomy, offering at once, both a rustic feel yet with finely appointed and comfortable spaces. From the wonderfully modern kitchen, beautiful dining table and comfortable leather couches, to the fun wooden-slab spiral staircase and the very cool (and warm) outdoor shower, the place had it all. The unbelievable outdoor spaces added another level of utility and comfort with a spectacular deck off the cabin that included a gas fire table and an abundance of very comfortable chairs and lounges, then steps down to a fire pit and beach (again with plenty of furniture), and down again to a floating dock with four very sturdy and comfortable Adirondack chairs. Did I mention the rowboat (with trolling motor!), canoe, kayaks and paddle boards? This place has it all! But the essence of course, is the natural beauty and tranquility of lake and surrounding mountains, it's spiritual really. And finally there are your hosts, Tom and Roberta, who are extremely accommodating and helpful. We absolutely loved this place and would highly recommend it without reservation.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. You have perfectly described the Jumping Trout Lodge that we have created. We agree is a Shangri-La! So happy you enjoyed! Best, Tom and Roberta
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Las Vegas, NV, USA

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent 9 great days at the cabin. It was peaceful, relaxing and the fishing was great. My wife caught a 22" rainbow trout, and we got over 20 others. The lake was like glass most days, and almost exclusively ours. It is a private lake and the neighbors are really nice people. The best part of the trip was the serenity. The hospitality of our hosts was a real plus. We highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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A perfect Family week

  • 5 of 5

This house had everything you could need on vacation. It was a great week for our family of quality time. No wifi and cell service meant that we could bond as a family with no distractions. The kids haven't had so much fun in a long time. They say it was their favorite vacation ever.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very smart to grasp an opportunity for quality family time. We are glad Jumping Trout Lodge met all of your needs. It warms our hearts that your kids' best vacation ever was at our vacation home! Best, Roberta and Tom
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Lake Heaven

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible lake property! Stayed here with 5 women for a girl's trip getaway. Was perfect for us with everything we needed. Kayaking, paddle boarding and lounging on the deck and lakeside. Spent nights by the fire playing games and enjoying our time "off the grid". Our lovely hosts were nearby in case we needed anything at all. The lake is absolutely stunning, you can't go wrong here.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you embraced all the Jumping Trout Lodge has to offer! It was wonderful hosting your girl get away group!
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Amazing getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were very fortunate to select Jumping Trout Lodge for our visit to Williams Lake. The accommodations were well taken care of. We even got to enjoy a brand new top of the line kitchen. Not your usual cabin fare. It could be the best cabin on the lake. There were kayaks and a paddle board we could use on the lake. Tom and Roberta, the owners were very welcoming and on the ready if we needed anything. We highly recommend checking out Jumping Trout Lodge for your stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our new kitchen! We also think it is beautiful and meets all the cooking needs of our guests. We agree that Jumping Trout Lodge is the best cabin on the lake and have been told that many times by our guests and neighbors! Thank you so much for choosing Jumping Trout Lodge!!
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  • 5 of 5

This cabin is a little piece of heaven. Off the grid for a week was exactly what we needed. We played games, cooked good food, played in the lake, watched deer as made their way right through the property. My favorite was waking up, sipping coffee on the huge, secluded deck, admiring the amazing view of Williams Lake. Roberta was so accommodating, so nice and easy to work with. Can't wait to return...

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for sharing what you love about Jumping Trout Lodge and Williams Lake. The lakefront deck is such a great outdoor living space. So glad you enjoyed! Roberta and Tom
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Nearest Airport
155 Miles
Missoula, Montana/Idaho Falls/Sun Valley
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
downtown Salmon
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Salmon golf course
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
many nice restaurants in downtown Salmon
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Lost Trail Pass
Nearest Beach
sandy lakefront beach on our property
Car: necessary

The cabin is located at Williams Lake, which is 15 miles south of Salmon, Idaho. When you turn off Hwy 93 South, it is 10 miles to Jumping Trout Lodge. The mountain road is paved except for the last 4 miles. The 4 miles of gravel road is maintained by the Forest Service. We recommend that you arrive during daylight hours.

Other Activities: freshwater fishing in Williams Lake or Salmon River,white water rafting, kayak, canoe, sail, horseshoes, Salmon River fishing trips, steelhead fishing, horseback riding, Lewis and Clark tours, hunting, mountain biking, hiking, hot springs,Sacajawea Center, scenic drives


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $380
Damage Deposit $400

Access to Jumping Trout Lodge is a mountain road that gains elevation. There are 4 miles of gravel road maintained by the Forest Service. We suggest arriving during daylight hours.
Pet fee: $35 per pet per night.
Pet security deposit: $100 per pet. The pet security deposit is refunded if no damage.
7 night minimum stay for 2018

Cancellation policy: There will be no refunds regardless of reason UNLESS we are able to re-book the cabin–in which case, there will be a full refund. We do not give refunds in the event of airline cancellations, inclement weather, or illness. We recommend that you purchase trip insurance to protect yourself against unforseen events.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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