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Beautiful New Custom Log Home, 5 minute walk to river and fishing. Pet Friendly!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-8)

The Home

The house is a beautiful, new custom log home of 1800 square feet. It was finished by true craftsmen with hand done, artistic touches everywhere. It has 2 bedrooms; a spacious master suite upstairs with a very comfortable king size bed, a spectacular view of the mountains and it's own private deck out the double glass doors. The downstairs bedroom is warm and cozy with a comfy queen size bed and a wonderful view of the meadow.

In springtime the meadow is covered in yellow and purple wildflowers. Everyday you can see deer, fox, bald eagles, sand hill cranes, osprey, great blue herons and other wildlife that frequent the meadow. You may see an elk one morning while enjoying your breakfast on the deck outside. There is also a fold out sofa in the living room that sleeps two and and a fold out futon couch for two and a twin bed in an all purpose room.

There are two full, roomy bathrooms, each with it's own bathtub and shower. The upstairs bath features a cast iron claw foot tub facing a window where you can watch the pine and aspen trees sway in the breeze while you soak. Very relaxing. The downstairs has beautiful cherry wood floors, a roomy modern kitchen, open living and dining room, a pot belly propane stove and a washer/dryer closet.

Just off the living room there is a large screened in porch where you can swing in the hammock, dine outdoors, or just sit and watch the sunsets and the wildlife go by. Out the dining room door is a big redwood deck to sit on if you prefer the sun on your face. It is truly a special place.

Keywords: McCall, Lakefork, Cabin, Idaho, Rental, River, Skiing, Ski, Fishing, Boating, Vacation, 'Whitewater rafting', Rafting, Golf, Mountains, Snowboarding, Skating, 'Winter Carnival', 'Payette Lake', Hiking, 'Mountain Biking', Trails, Brundage, 'Tamarack Resort', 'Cross country Skiing', Nordic, Backcountry

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About The Owner

Hi there; I am a single 55 year old woman, I am a professional photographic portrait artist and I own my own studio business. My interests include art, travel, oil painting, photography, hiking, horseback riding, cross country skiing, seeing the world and meeting new people. I am extremely responsible and am looking to rent to people who will take care of my little place in paradise as I would take care of theirs. It is possible for me to meet you at the airport and get you situated for your stay.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2005

Why The Owner chose Southwestern Idaho

My Home is located between Brundage Mountain Ski resort, the resort town of McCall, Idaho, (which is right on Payette Lake) , and Tamarack Resort, the first all-season resort permitted in the U. S. in more than 25 years. Both ski resorts feature snow boarding, downhill, as well as Nordic skiing, snow shoeing, cat skiing and plenty of areas for telemark skiing. McCall hosted the Master World Cup of Nordic skiing, with athletes from all over the world participating, during the last week of January 2008. The McCall area is a land of great adventure for outdoor enthusiasts. It is a mountain biker's paradise, has all levels of hiking available, world class 5 whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Payette river, fishing and boating on Payette Lake in McCall and Cascade Lake in Donnelly/Cascade, first class golf courses, an indoor skating rink and wonderful places for rest and relaxation as well. My home is available any season of the year, each season sporting their different activities.

What makes this cabin unique

My home is located in the woods in a serene setting of unspoiled natural beauty. It is peaceful, quiet and sunny with gorgeous mountain views, a sky filled with the brightest of stars at night, and just a five minute walk to the Payette river. A beautiful place in the wilderness, yet only a ten minute drive to downtown McCall or downtown Donnelly. I have good helpful neighbors right nearby but far enough away to give you your privacy. Surrounded by endless scenic areas of Payette and Boise National Forests, crystalline alpine lakes filled with trout, mountain meadows, and in the cold months of the year, a winter wonderland with two downhill and alpine ski resorts.


McCall Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Beautiful New Custom Log Home, 5 minute walk to river and fishing. Pet Friendly!
average rating of 4.5625 based on 16 reviews

Quite, secluded retreat

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home; very relaxing. A little tight for eight adults but we managed fine. The meadow brings out the mosquitoes but that was most likely the time of year and wet spring. Otherwise, clean, nice & interesting furnishings. Oh, and if you come from the west, don't follow your GPS! Go into McCall and follow Cher's instructions (reverse) coming from the north, down on 55.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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do not go in the summer

  • 1 of 5

First off i had to wait until the refund cleared before i wrote this because she basically threatened to withhold the refund if I wrote a review...

The good:

The house itself is in decent shape and the two actual beds are clean and very comfortable. The kitchen is very nice and everything worked as advertised. Finding it was a little difficult but not too bad. Lighting was dim but that's just a preference thing not an actual problem.

The bad:

Upon arrival the laundry wasn't done from the previous renters, the kitchen wasn't cleaned. When i called she said sorry but wasn't even willing to let our cleaning fee go even though we had to clean up after the previous renters. Come to find out she charges a cleaning fee but doesn't have anyone verify the place is live able for the next occupants. If you come to the cabin and it's not ready you just have to make due but it's still your responsibility to have it done when you go.

The area around the cabin had not been trimmed at all so the bugs were out of control. I was told this was a bad year for them but the other house we stayed at after this one had no issues. We all had multiple welts from the mosquitoes all over our bodies and that was just from sprinting from the car into the house(we had one person at the door opening it for everyone and closing it behind us).

The sofa bed downstairs had a mattress so thin that you could touch your fingers through it. The one upstairs folded out but had no cushioning near the head(there was no mattress, you are just supposed to sleep on the unfolded seat cushions). We ended up having to go out and buy an air mattress just to get a good night sleep.

The stairs to go upstairs are so slick and steep our dog fell down them even with the pads she put down(the pads are slippery also).

The stairs out to the fire pit had a loose middle step and both railings were loose in the ground so if anyone went down that wasn't sure of themselves they would have fallen.

The 5 min walk to the river is more of a hike which is not suitable for anyone that is elderly or infirm and not for young children either.

There is only one ceiling fan(upstairs bedroom) and no air conditioning so the house was over 80 deg inside.

We stayed with 6 adults(2 over 60 and 2 over 70) and we ended up having to call and ask to cancel our reservation due to the excessive bugs, not be friendly to the elderly and the excessive heat with no airflow in the house. It didn't cool off until 2 A.M.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Out in nature off the beaten path. Unique custom log cabin with peaceful screened in porch

  • 4 of 5

Overall comfortable cabin. It's not technically a three bedroom but a 2 bedroom with a loft. The loft beds are not sufficient for adults. It would be helpful for the listing to remind guests to come prepared with bug spray. The river is great and we saw a bald eagle hunting! The walk to the river is a tad steep for a portion but easily doable for able bodied people. The well water is awesome. We all enjoyed drinking it. Trash removal is definitely inconvenient. I wonder if a trash bin could be placed near the road towards the end of the driveway? The location has no wifi and cell coverage is limited which can be a blessing but also a curse if you need to get work done. It's close to town but plan for 15-20 minutes because your on a gravel road for a portion. Overall a really cool spot to unwind just be aware of all the circumstances.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and cozy cabin, peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

Spent the weekend in this lovely, rustic cabin in the woods. The cabin itself was very well appointed and had a welcoming feel. There is a large fire pit in the back yard that we enjoyed also. Owner was great to work with, and her directions and instructions were helpful. It's a bit off the beaten path, which is just what we wanted, but still only 10 min. to town. There was a trail to get down to the river, which is only 5 min from the cabin. The setting was trees and meadow, very peaceful.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded And Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the cabin with our dog for a long weekend. It is beautiful and very quite. Claw foot tub was great! Owner was very easy to work with and provided great directions and instructions. Highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice, quiet, and beautiful place to stay that is far enough away from town but easy to get to in a short period of time.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, secluded cabin

  • 5 of 5

A lovely log home for a mountain get-away. The cabin is beautiful and well decorated. It is easy to turn on the utilities. The river is about a 15 minute walk away. No directions to it but we set out on our own and found it easily. I stayed with my grown family and it was a hit with everyone. Nice fire pit outside. It sleeps 7 easily with 6 persons in 3 private rooms. It is a challenge to find. A GPS/Google Maps makes it easy. It is about 10 minutes to McCall.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed my cabin and the property. Everyone loves it. I am going to draw up a map to the river to make it real easy for people to find. It is so beautiful down there. Hope you can stay again sometime.
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Nearest Ski
15 Miles

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Snowboarding, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Hiking, Biking, Boating


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
Labor Day Week
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Special
Sep 11 2017 - Nov 16 2017
1 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
1 night minimum stay
Spring Special
Mar 19 2018 - May 18 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 8.0%

Renters will be charged $50 per dog
Cleaning fee is refundable if you do the cleaning on the Cleaning Instructions sheet before checking out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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