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'Rocky Mountain Lodge' 5BR Cabin w/Hot Tub!

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Horseshoe Bend, Idaho

Welcome to the 'Boise Rocky Mountain Lodge!' This 5,100 sq. ft. home is nestled in the mountains just 15 miles north of Boise, making it the ideal setting for your Idaho getaway! This stunning lodge was constructed in 2001 behind a small grove of aspens, which grow on an overlook 1000 feet above the valley floor and Payette River. Built from hand-handcrafted red cedar from British Columbia, this classic mountain cabin boasts the rarest and finest construction that can be found in a log home.


From the moment you first arrive, you will fall in love with the home's many unique touches, such as the large redwood wraparound deck with Adirondack and burl seating, vintage 1800's replica fixtures and lighting, antiqued knotty alder cabinets in the kitchen and baths, log rafters, high pine ceilings, wood floors, beautiful leather furniture, and 2 full bathrooms with their own vintage cast iron clawfoot bathtubs - you'll love lighting a candle, turning out the lights, and taking a relaxing soak in these authentic relics. Cozy up next to the massive 28-ton river rock fireplace in the great room, or by the other 2 fireplaces, located in the master suite and entertainment room - there's simply nothing like the warmth of a real fire.Want to roast marshmallows or try cooking a meal over the open fire? It can be arranged! Firewood is provided for use inside and out at no extra charge (Use the pine for a quiet fire and the fir for a nice crackling fire - Experiment to turn the crackling sound level up or down!).

This home offers plenty of options to keep you and your guests entertained during your downtime. If you're not enraptured by the fire or breathtaking views outdoors, gather for a fun movie night in the entertainment room, which features a 55-inch plasma TV, 8 speakers, 2 subwoofers, and 2-floor shakers. You may choose to escape to the loft, where you can curl up with a good book or play a board game with your companions. There's also a fantastic 1,000-square foot open room perfect for events and games, as well as a pool table, darts, ping pong table, poker, putting carpet, and 3 TVs within the house with DirecTV. The kitchen is stocked with many selections of gourmet coffee, with drip and percolator coffee makers available. Every room has its own individual heating and cooling system, and oil lamps and candles are provided if need be. You will immediately notice the cedar difference - The massive cedar logs are slow to heat or cool, providing a sense of comfort you will not experience with any other type of structure. In fact, Native Americans believed that cedar had healing qualities and built their totems from cedar logs because they knew it would last forever. You'll also notice that there are very few bugs around the Lodge, because insects don't like cedar - Just ask your grandmother why she stores her most precious clothes in a cedar chest!

Outdoors, you'll find the air crisp and clean, the starry night sky beyond belief, and the alpine water nothing but pure. Expansive windows throughout allow you to enjoy this natural beauty from the warmth of indoors. You can also admire the glorious surroundings by heading outdoors to soak in the private Jacuzzi, situated in the alcove just off the master suite. At night, you'll sleep easy with a tranquility and quietness few people have experienced. By morning, the master suite will awaken you with sunshine seeping through a large window that perfectly frames a view of the valley and mountains beyond.


You'll find it impossible not to become mesmerized by the Lodge's alluring setting; boasting solitude, peace, quiet, and fabulous unobstructed views of the home's 60 private acres. The twin peaks of Packer John Mountain, which the Lodge is pointed towards, can be seen 30 miles in the distance. Opportunities for practically every sort of outdoor recreation can be found nearby, from skiing, world-class fishing, hiking, tubing, hunting, and rafting to mountain climbing, zip-lining, boating and whitewater rafting. World championship competitions for kayaking are held every year just 12 miles north of the Lodge, up to class V and impassable rapids. You can even choose to try your hand at gold panning. The Lodge sits only 1 mile from the original California supply route - more gold was mined from this area than all of California, so you never know what you might find!

If your stay is in the winter there are 2 private tubing hills nearby, and sleds and tubes are provided at the property (for guests only). To stay close to home, you can explore Spaghetti Road, a trail that winds its way through the property's acreage. Explore the area further by cross-country skiing along the snow packed hiking trails that wind throughout the area. Of course, a trip to the Rocky Mountains would not be complete without some skiing and snowboarding. Nearby ski areas include Tamarack 60 miles away, Brundage 100 miles away, Sun Valley 160 miles away, and Bogus Basin 30 miles away, whose night skiing lights can be seen from the end of the lane leading to the Lodge. The Kennedy's playground, the Stanley Basin, and the Sawtooths are 100 miles away, Boise State's famous blue-turf football field is 25 miles away, and the resort town of McCall can be reached in 80 miles. Lakes and reservoirs within driving distance include Lucky Peak, Blacks Creek, Lake Cascade, Payette, Arrow Rock, Anderson Ranch, Redfish, Pettit, Alturas, Brownlee, Oxbow, Hells Canyon, Swan Falls, Blacks Canyon. The deepest gorge in North America is actually Hells Canyon, a 90-mile drive away - It's deeper than Grand Canyon! Shoshone Falls on the Snake River is quite a bit taller than Niagara Falls and is about 100 miles away.

For a taste of history, visit one of the neighboring ghost towns or old mining towns with names like Silver City, Idaho City (Idaho's territorial capital), Placerville, Centerville, Custer, Bonanza, Stibnite, and Yellowpine - If you're here during the beginning of August, definitely check out Yellowpine's annual Harmonica Festival, where you will observe some harmonica-playing to the likes you have never seen! The Rocky Mountains put on a truly spectacular show, and choosing the Rocky Mountain Lodge as your home base will ensure that you won't have to miss one unforgettable moment.


Evolve Vacation Rental Network is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for guests. Every property in our network has been vetted and verified so you can book with confidence. If you have questions prior to your trip, we are happy to assist you 7 days a week. During your stay, your designated Guest Contact will be available 24/7 to help with any issues that may arise.


Key Residence Features:

- Amenities include a private hot tub, fully equipped kitchen, multiple fireplaces, 3 balconies, entertainment system, quaking aspen and boulder courtyard, deck seating, and much more

- Spectacular, secluded location - Breathtaking mountain views and numerous kinds of outdoor recreation are within close reach

- Only 15 miles north of Boise, Idaho

Bedroom Configuration:

- Master Bedroom: King-sized Bed with walk-in closet, 2 dressers, TV, fireplace, sitting room, view, and en-suite bathroom with a claw foot bathtub and walk-in shower

- Bedroom 2: Queen-sized Bed with dresser and closet

- Bedroom 3: Queen-sized Bed with dresser

- Bedroom 4: Queen-sized air mattress in separate adjoining room to Bedroom 3 (upgraded air mattress)

- Bedroom 5: Full-sized Bed with dresser and closet

Additional Sleeping:

- RV and tent camping is allowed

- Extra guests can sleep on the 4 couches and in sleeping bags if necessary

- 4 twin air mattresses, 6 foam pads, 8 sleeping bags, bedding and 10 extra pillows are available for guest use


- No smoking

- No pets allowed

- Must be at least 21 years old to book

- Additional fees and taxes may apply

- Please inquire with Evolve if you are planning on having a wedding or small event at the home! Event fees apply and 50% of fees due at time of booking

More Details

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Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Oh my God - how is something like this even possible. Thank you from my dad.
Feb 2016
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Horseshoe Bend Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 5100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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'Rocky Mountain Lodge' 5BR Cabin w/Hot Tub!
average rating of 4.814815 based on 45 reviews
Missoula, MT

Fun and Unique!

  • 4 of 5

The house is a beautiful and unique full scribe log building with a large river rock fireplace. There are plenty of amenities like a hot tub, pool table, large kitchen and golf clubs for practicing your swing. The house has a couple of funky bedrooms and one bathroom that is accessible to the main house. We had a large group of people with lots of kids and the house was very comfortable for us. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquil and Serene

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is wonderfully quiet, cozy, and feels like home. Loved watching the migrating horses in the distance. Lots of great amenities...claw foot tubs, gorgeous fireplace with unlimited fire wood, full sized washer and dryer.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rocky Mtn Lodge

  • 5 of 5

A great place that we've enjoyed over the last couple of years.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Weekend at Rocky Mountain Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful long weekend with some friends at Rocky Mountain Lodge (6 of us total). The house is beautiful, but the view out the back was the best part. Communication with the host was simple and we were given a lot of information to make our stay as enjoyable as possible.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rocky Mountain Lodge Rocks!

  • 5 of 5

Rocky Mountain Lodge was a delightfully unique experience for our college reunion. We have done these things all over the world including some very exotic places and we all agreed that Rocky Mountain Lodge was right at the top. The Lodge itself is one-of a kind with views in every direction. It was hard to leave but with world class white water rafting and fun zip-lines in the neighborhood we somehow pried ourselves away. And Boise is close enough that we were able to go on for a few wonderful dinners.....

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing cabin, much to offer

  • 4 of 5

Our meditation group had a wonderful weekend at the lodge. Brandon was very accommodating and has so many things on hand that people can use. We didn't utilize many of the offerings but it is set up to entertain families and children with indoor and outdoor activities during your stay. My only surprise was that I mistakenly thought there was a bathroom on each floor, but the only two bathrooms are both located on the first floor. The kitchen and pantry are well stocked and it's great to have two fridges for a large group. The construction of the lodge is incredible and the view is beautiful, even in the hottest part of the summer with the dry hills and haze of wildfire smoke. It's a truly majestic and peaceful place to relax. I would love to stay again in the winter and use the hot tub and fire place.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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