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Our home at Williams Lake

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english


40 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths2
Property type cabin

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

If you are looking for a national park-like destination, you have found it! Our 'Jumping Trout Lodge' is the perfect place to escape, relax, recharge. Our 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 & 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. The 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: wood laminate flooring, heated bathroom floor, high-end comfortable furnishings, stainless steel appliances. 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! Feel free to call us to make your reservation or ask questions. 208 756 8193 (April thru Oct.) or 561 389 1194 Roberta's cell or 561 389 1496 Tom's cell.

This lakehouse is a bargain price for the amenties that it includes.

Things to do in Salmon: We suggest Rawhide Outfitters 208 756 4276 Salmon River whitewater rafting, fishing trips, horse trail rides, Lewis and Clark tours.

Call us directly to avoid booking fees.

There is a 3 night minimum stay, unless we have 1 or 2 nights in between.

There are pet fees only if you bring a pet.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Our home at Williams Lake (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

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 Williams Lake.

Our home at Williams Lake purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Our home at Williams Lake chose Central Idaho

It was love at first sight when we found 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

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....2 kayaks, canoe, rowboat, SUP. Use of the boats is complimentary for our guests.


based on 40 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.85 based on 40 reviews

A beautifully appointed, comfortable "cabin"

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to find a nicer place than the Jumping Trout Lodge. It is beautiful inside and out - and has everything within it that you need. The cabin is on the lake, with a ramp leading to a boat dock, which is perfect for enjoying an evening on Adirondack chairs near the water. Tommy and Roberta are the BEST owners, as they keep the home updated, and they are very gracious and friendly. We were there last year, and as we returned this year we noted the new roof, new siding, new doors and even new landscaping on the lower lot. There is a sand area immediately in front of the house if you'd like to play volleyball and two lounges if you'd prefer to sit on the "beach." They provide a canoe, two kayaks and a little fishing boat, plus life jackets. Tommy set a string of small white lights on the lot they own immediately to the east down by the fire pit, and provided wood for a fire there. Also, the large deck has a table/chair set with a propane flame, a double hammock, a picnic table and a lounge chair. There is nothing missing in this cabin except a television ... and that is a good thing! It's a perfect place to read, relax and enjoy the beauty of Williams Lake. Though I was timid about the outside shower, it is terrific. We have a large shower at home, and as we left my husband said he wanted to take the shower with him. It's totally private, of course, but also is large enough to bring your change of clothes with you and dress before you step back out of it. This lodge is really quite nice, and it is without doubt the best vacation we've ever taken because it's quiet enough to relax and enjoy and not be troubled with traffic or street lights or convenience stores. If there were more stars than five, that is how we'd rate it. You cannot go wrong by choosing the Jumping Trout Lodge.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you find so much peacefulness and relaxation at the Jumping Trout Lodge . It us wonderful for us to have guests like you that return year after year!
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Jumping Trout Lodge was magical. The Thompsons were very helpful and friendly. They have made so many upgrades and improvements to the property. We had amazing weather and spent every spare moment on or in the water. Our family enjoyed the canoe, drift boat, paddle board, and kayaks, which allowed our group of 8 to all be on the water together. Everyone enjoyed the outdoor shower, the fire pit, and relaxing on the dock. Many hours were spent relaxing on the very comfortable furniture on the upper deck. We enjoyed watching others on their boats, and several of our group enjoyed catching their wake on the kayaks. The beds were very comfortable and the cabin was cute and clean. We all look forward to visiting this gem in the mountains again. Thank you for everything Tom & Roberta!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You have clearly enjoyed every amenity of Jumping Trout Lodge! Thank you for noticing how much effort we put into providing excellent customer service as well as the very best Williams Lake experience. We are very happy that you love our property as much as we do!
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Amazing Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Jumping Trout Lake was the perfect vacation with our three daughters. From mornings enjoying coffee on the dock taking in the pristine view with my husband, to playing in the water all day with our girls, this was one of the most beautiful and relaxing vacations we have taken. Suppers on the deck, s'mores around the fire pit, and playing horseshoes in the yard kept our family busy and made for great memories. Not having cell service or TV gave our family lots of time to talk, laugh and simply enjoy one another.

The cabin was clean and had many updates that we enjoyed. Taking our own linens was a little inconvenient as we flew in to Salt Lake for the start of our trip, but my understanding is that the home owners will be adding a washer and dryer soon and will supply these then.

The lake was beautiful! We also enjoyed white water rafting in Salmon and everyone we met was so friendly and helpful.

I would highly recommend this cabin for your next vacation and hope my family can return again! Thank you Tom and Roberta!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wild West Fun

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I took a 2 week western vacation visiting 5 National Parks. We heard about the Jumping Trout Lodge from some dear friends. We thought we might check it out, and stayed for 3 days.

What a great time we had. Although the weather was on the cool/cold side, we still had a great time. The owners were quite accommodating, even taking us on a walk of the community. Unfortunately we were not able to take advantage of the kayaks, and other watercraft that comes with the rental.

The A frame lodge was very roomy and can sleep 10. It was appointed with nice leather seating, and had a large wooden table and chair similar to what we saw at the Yellowstone Lodge.

The surrounding area of Salmon had plenty of things to offer. We went to a local Hot Springs for a soak. Great fun! The Salmon area is also rich in history. The area is the birth place of Sacagawea who help explorers Lewis and Clark. There is a nice walking tour park in the town of Salmon that is worth seeing.

Over all we had a wonderful time. I highly recommend this property is you are looking for a beautiful, serene, restful getaway. Two thumbs up!!!!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed yourself! We had a fun time on our walk with you. There are so many great things to do in the Salmon area, and we are happy to hear that you visited some of our favorite attractions. We hope that you return again in the future! Thank you for renting the Jumping Trout Lodge.
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Perfect Vacation Location!

  • 5 of 5

From the first communication to the property owners of this home to our end of trip thank you, these folks exemplified customer service and friendliness. The home is exactly as advertised, plus! It has every amenity to make a vacation stay relaxing, fun, and comfortable- water craft to fit every style, an outdoor gallery of furniture for relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the scenery or just enjoying a book or nap(!), an interior that is as stunning as it is functional.The area is gorgeous, and the home sits far enough into the mountain to make trips out a real adventure. (pay attention to the caution to drive in during daylight hours). Quiet, serene, peaceful, beautiful scenery and wildlife. This was a true vacation home and location. The locals are wonderfully friendly. The blue book (information binder) with area attractions was spot on- white water rafting and a trip to the hot springs were truly memorable. The wildlife, Deer, Sheep, Bald Eagles and fishing were spectacular. What a great trip. We have already recommended this to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed our beautiful part of Idaho! We thank you again for the beautiful bottle of Texas wine that you left for us.
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Beautiful cabin on the lake

  • 5 of 5

This is my second time back at the cabin, I love it. The addition of the fire pit, right next to the lake, is awesome for roasting marsh mellows and singing campfire songs.My grandchildren and I had so much fun using the 2 kayaks, row boat, canoe, and body board. The newly expanded deck is great. We will be back again and again!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having our same guests year after year! So happy you had fun with your family once again at Jumping Trout Lodge.
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Nearest Airport
175 Miles
Missoula, Montana/Idaho Falls/Sun Valley
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
downtown Salmon
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Salmon golf course
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
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.

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

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

$200 security deposit (refundable) $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet fee $35 nightly $35
Pet Fee $35
Extra person $35 nightly $35 + Tax
Pet sec deposit $100
Cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 8.0%

*****You will not need to pay the extra booking fee if you call me directly. 208 756 8193 or 561 389 1194 or 561 389 1496

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 4th of July holiday week
3 night minimum stay May through October

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.

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Central Idaho Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 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
    Half Bathroom -
  • There is a full bathroom downstairs. The downstairs bathroom has a tub, shower, and radiant heat. 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. We provide a starter amount of toilet paper and paper towels.
  • 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 1 mattress pad cover, 1 comforter, 1 blanket, 2 pillows for each bed. You must bring your own sheets, bath towels, dish towels, life jackets, consumables such as toilet paper, paper towels, toiletries,dish soap, charcoal for grill. SORRY, NO JET SKIS. NON-SMOKERS ONLY, PLEASE.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Radio
  • 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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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 1 mattress pad cover, 1 comforter, 1 blanket, 2 pillows for each bed . You must bring your own sheets, bath towels, dish towels, life jackets,dish soap, and other consumable items. There are 4 full size beds and 1 queen size bed. No sleeping bags allowed. We provide a starter amount of toilet paper and paper towels. FREE USE OF BEACH, BOAT DOCK, ROWBOAT, 2 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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