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

Bedrooms 10
Space 5,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

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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McCall Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 34
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

The Conifer Lodge - Walk to Lakeview Beach at Ponderosa State Park
average rating of 4.923077 based on 53 reviews

Conifer Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Great experience. Great flow for the house, with a great-room that accommodated everyone. The layout of the house is in such a way that we could partition our group in different areas for family style sleeping arrangements, keeping families together. Great home for kids with activities built into the home. Well designed home for large groups, plenty of cold storage and cooking/preparation areas; Great layout, Great Home!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Please come back often. Thanks, Frank and Kitty Tuft
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A delightful home, full of character & amenities. This large home is well loved!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this home 5 years in a row for only a weekend each time, and my kids talk about the Conifer Lodge all year long! It is one of their favorite places!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house is incredible! It has everything in it you could possibly need. We had almost 40 people (adults and children) all under this roof and it worked great for us. The owner was so great to work with. We hope to go again!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing cabin for large group

  • 5 of 5

We took 11 friends to this cabin. Each room had privacy and the living room was great for entertaining and sharing memories. The location was great and the cabin had all amenities to cook and relax. Amazing place to stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't even do this place justice! This place was incredible. Family reunion was a success largely because this lodge impressed everyone! We hope to come back year after year. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas break at Conifer Lodge with the Pocock family

  • 5 of 5

It is difficult to find a lodge/cabin that fits a family of our size! Conifer Lodge was all that we hoped for and needed! The kitchen was amazing...we had beds for everyone, thank you for providing lovely and clean towels and bedding, having little samples of shampoo, lotion and body wash was so handy for some of the family. The play area was a dream for the kids of all ages. We shared home videos of our skiing, skating and tubing experiences on your large screen TV...seriously, every need was met!!! Everyone said over and over again, "We are living the dream...all together and room to enjoy one another!" There isn't a lot of area for the kids to play outside, but we took advantage of the big pile of snow to try out our Christmas present...the igloo maker! Thank you for the beautiful tree, the lights all added to the magic. The only real concern we had was that the wifi would keep going off. Some of our sons in law were doing work away from home and needed the wifi. Also in the first bedroom to the right on the second floor, there was a previous stain on the comforter...FYI! Thank you again for making this incredible experience a reality for our whole family!!! We loved every minute!!!! The Kent Pocock family

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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
Winter Value 2018
Jan 4 2018 - Jan 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Mar 1 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 5 2018 - Dec 19 2018
2 night minimum stay
Holiday 2018
Dec 20 2018 - Jan 2 2019
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

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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