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The Conifer Lodge - Walk to Lakeview Beach at Ponderosa State Park

44 Reviews
Bedrooms 10
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


McCall Cabin Rental Photos and Description

10 Bedrooms , plus Bunk Room, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 34

This newly completed custom home has beautiful hand crafted woodwork throughout, custom tile work and a large custom kitchen. Trees cover the property. There is a ample parking space off the road. The great room houses the large kitchen, a wood burning fireplace and 2 seating areas.

The kitchen has a 12 foot long island with a granite countertop, 5 burner gas cooktop, 2 ovens, 2 dishwashers and seating for 6. The dining room table seats twelve and additional folding tables are available. A mounted projector and surround sound in the great room makes it the perfect setting for large meetings.

The main floor has 3 bedrooms; one of which is a master suite with a private bath. The other 2 bedrooms are across the hall from a bathroom. In additions there is a bathroom off the main floor laundry room.

The second floor has two wings. The south wing has three bedrooms, two baths, including a second master suite. The north wing has four bedrooms. two baths.

This property is located just off Lick Creek Road .25 miles from Ponderosa State Park Beach. It has a large great room with a fireplace and chef's kitchen. The home features hardwood floors and custom woodwork throughout. There are two laundry rooms. The cabin is located on a large tree covered plot with plenty of off road parking.

*Rather than charge guests an expensive deposit we simply require a property damage protection policy. This inexpensive alternative covers guests for most types of accidental damage:

*Additionally, guests have the choice of purchasing trip cancellation protection. Please visit this website to learn more about this inexpensive way to receive a refund in case of failed plans:

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
Call Owner

About Frank

We ran a ski travel business in Utah for 20 years before retiring and coming to McCall to build our dream cabin with room for our 9 children and their families. We have made many wonderful memories with our family in this cabin and hope you can too.

Frank purchased this cabin in 2003

Why Frank chose Southwestern Idaho

Frank's grandfather ran sheep in the area for years and Frank came here as a child to visit his grandfather's cabin and play on the lake. It was always his dream to return and build his own cabin for his grandchildren to enjoy.

What makes this cabin unique

McCall has something for everyone!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Frank and Kitty,

We are so grateful to you for opening up the Conifer Lodge to other families! We absolutely loved it! My family had the best experience there and everyone was overwhelmed by its beauty, coziness and space! My nieces and nephews had the time of their lives...they loved the bunk room and play room! A memory they will keep forever! My parents and siblings were so comfortable staying there as well. The kitchen was amazing to use and had every supply and utensil imaginable.

THANK YOU for a wonderful experience and for all the accommodations you made for us. Our wedding dinner and celebration there was perfect! Thank you so much for giving other families, like ours, the experience of staying in the Conifer Lodge!

See you again on our next vacation!
Oct 2013
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The Conifer Lodge - Walk to Lakeview Beach at Ponderosa State Park
average rating of 4.909091 based on 45 reviews

Great place for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house. It was accurate regarding the location, layout, amenities, etc and was really well cleaned.

We loved the proximity to the beach and town. We love the patio and the amount of room. The quiet hours between 10 PM and 8 AM were not an issue. We moved inside and it was quite sound resistant. We are a big family and tend to get loud just talking and laughing. It was not an issue.

We just had a blast. Thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a reunion of friends - eight families - and had a great stay! Plenty of beds and bathrooms for everyone and a kitchen that allowed for easy meal prep and cleanup. The great room was large enough for our entire group to sit and visit well into the night. In fact the room is larger than the it looks in the pictures. The home was clean and well maintained. The owners even provided a basket of cookies for everyone. We also had a great raft trip one day with Cascade Raft and Kayak. I would highly recommend this home for a large gathering of friends or family.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time--as usual

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth time at the Conifer Lodge. It is the only place we have ever found that is large enough to comfortably accommodate our entire extended family of 28 people. We like to spend time together in the enormous great room, and the kids love the various game and DVD viewing rooms upstairs. Literally everything you need for a comfortable stay is right there. We kyak on the river that flows out of the lake on the north shore. We ride wave runners on the lake and the kids love to just play on the sandy beaches. We also enjoy an exciting rafting trip down the Salmon River after a short drive north to Riggins. This year we saw the McCall Fourth of July spectacular fireworks show that was launched from out on Payette Lake. We plan to come back to the Conifer Lodge again and again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nice big house

  • 3 of 5

The house is so nice because it's so large. We had our family reunion there and loved being able to have everyone in the same room. However, there was not hot water for everyone's showers. A lot of people took cold showers. My cousin got up at 4:30am to take a shower and finally had warm water. I would recommend this house. Just make sure everyone takes less then 5 minute showers.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry you didn't have enough hot water. One of our hot water heaters went out during your stay. We are in the process of replacing it.
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Clean and comfortable for all 30 guests; well equipped dining and food preparation area.

  • 5 of 5

The house supported a 30 person family reunion - 6 under the age of 4. There were plenty of sleeping rooms for group and single family members. Cooking and dining areas supported group meals each evening. Kids enjoyed the play rooms on third floor. Early July is warm in Idaho and rooms stayed warm at night even with windows open. But, it was a perfect place for a large group - plenty of places to gather in large or small groups and places to escape if one desired to be alone. Beach access is a bit further than assumed by description, but still within walking distance. Cleaning staff prepared the place well. Vacuums, mops, plungers, etc. were easy to locate when needed. Overall was an excellent place for our family needs.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A GREAT location for family retreats

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to the Tuft family for providing a stellar location for our family retreat. the location 10 min. outside of downtown was perfect, the home was perfect, and the proximity to lots of FUN was...PERFECT. thanks so much! the Bermans, Jepsens, Hardings, Mosers, Burgins, and Lessmans!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Boise, Idaho
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
McCall City Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Pancake House
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Brundage Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Ponderosa State Park
Car: recommended

McCall Idaho is located near the shores of Payette Lake just 100 miles north of Boise. The area features water sports, Brundage and Tamarack ski/snowboard resorts. Golf, River Rafting, Kayaking, a variety of winter sports including ice skating, snowmobiling, snow shoeing and cross country skiing. Hiking, Mountain Biking, Camping, Dirt Biking, Fishing, Hunting, Rock Climbing, Hot Springs, etc.


Rates & Availability

McCall Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Dec 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
Holiday 2016
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Value 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Dec 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 15.0%

$750-$1200/nt US Dollars
Rates do not include sales and lodging tax. Includes cleaning/linens;
$1,220 toward rent due at booking. Final payment due 49 days prior to arrival;
Cancellations after deposit received lose deposit, if less than 49 days prior to;
arrival lose deposit and final payment. Call for rates if you are coming in the next month.
Dates Available: Year Round

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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McCall Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 19 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 bathrooms have oversized tubs
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 34
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , crib available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 10 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 11 - 13 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
5 burner stove top, 2 two ovens, 2 dishwashers, 2 refrigerators, 2 freezers, kitchen aid stand mixer, toaster, coffee maker, Electric griddle

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