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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

At this time, we are taking a minimum of 7 nights reservations. If you need a shorter reservation, please check back in May. Thanks!

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 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. 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, 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! 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, Sacajawea Center, great eateries and shops in downtown Salmon, Amish Baker Country Store

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

Our home at Williams Lake
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 8, 2017

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. 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
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
  • 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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.877551 based on 49 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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For an awesome experience in ID Mts, stay here!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at this lodge, right on the lake and it was totally enjoyable. In addition to the delightful outdoor shower, the very congenial hosts have added a modern shower inside and have completely redone the fireplace in river rock motif. It is really beautiful. The deck is spacious and well equipped and the beach area and fire pit are equally awesome . A friend said, "This is the best property on the lake" and I agree! The property is clean and well maintained. I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great compliment! We have had other guests as well as permanent lake residents tell us that the Jumping Trout Lodge is the best property on the lake. We are so glad you enjoyed our home so much that you returned 3 times! Hope to see you next year, also! Thank you for choosing Jumping Trout Lodge! Roberta and Tom
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Everything we hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful and secluded getaway cabin on a pristine lake. We loved the combination of rustic cabin with updates. It was very comfortable. The view is magnificent, the outdoor "hang out" spaces are great, and we really appreciated having access to the canoe, kayaks and row boat. We used every space that was available to us and enjoyed ourselves immensely.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We like it so much that you enjoyed the upgrades we've done to Jumping Trout Lodge. We agree that the combination of rustic, upgraded, and secluded make for a relaxing, comfortable get away. So glad you had fun with our fleet of boats!
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FAVORITE place for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd trip back and we loved it even more than the 1st. We have two sons age 10 and 7, and the original trip they were ages 8 and 5. We love that there is a beautiful space for family connection, boats to kayak and canoe, comfortable furniture, and the most gorgeous view you can imagine. If the drive were not 16 hours from home we would come back several times a summer!!! Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it that you love the Jumping Trout Lodge and that your family is making happy memories here! Looking forward to your return!
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Absolutely perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at the Jumping Trout Lodge and we have loved it each time we have been there. The shower remodel that Roberta and Tom did was wonderful and the shower pressure was great! We had a blast using the newly added water toys (additional kayaks and paddle board). It is always great being able to get away and unplugging from the world. When it was time to head home we were so not ready to return to the real world. Roberta and Tom have created a wonderful place to get away from it all. Thank you for the amazing memories and we can't wait to see the kitchen remodel in 2017!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate when our repeat guests notice and comment on the upgrades we complete each year. We think the new bathroom in our lakehouse is beautiful and are so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you so much for returning to Jumping Trout Lodge!
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Simply amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

This is just the best kept secret.... This house and the place its so amazing... I wish I could give more than 5 stars.. Roberta and Tom so friendly and caring...I can't wait to come back next year!!! If you are looking for a piece of heaven n earth... Don't look anymore... You just found it!! .... Gabriela

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you were able to make memories with your family at Jumping Trout Lodge! Playing the board games and using the boats that we provide surely adds to the enjoyment. Thank you for choosing Jumping Trout Lodge!
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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
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

Salmon Cabin Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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