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'Rocky Mountain Lodge' - Handcrafted 5BR Cedar Cabin outside Boise w/Private Hot Tub & Spectacular Views, Excellent Wedding and Retreat Venue

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Horseshoe Bend, Idaho

Welcome to the ‘Boise Rocky Mountain Lodge!’ This 5,100 square-foot vacation rental home is nestled in the mountains just 15 miles north of Boise, making it the ideal setting for your upcoming Idaho getaway! 

This stunning lodge was established in 2001 behind a small grove of quaking aspens, which grow among boulders on an overlook 1000 feet above the valley floor and Payette River. Built from hand-hewed, handcrafted, red cedar from British Columbia, this classic mountain cabin boasts the rarest and finest construction that can be found in a log home - The only other place in Idaho where you’ll see this type of structure is 160 miles away in Sun Valley at the ski lodges at River Run, Warm Springs, and Dollar!

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 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. 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 and crisp. 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 to not become mesmerized by the Lodge’s alluring setting; boasting solitude, peace, quiet, and fabulous unobstructed views. 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). 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. 

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

- Amazing, secluded location - Breathtaking mountain views and within close proximity of tons of outdoor recreation 

- 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 

- Queen-sized air mattress, 6 foam mattresses, 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

- $995 Flat Wedding/Event Fee (Exceed 25 Guests)

More Details

Property Manager
Owner / Property Manager
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Owner / Property Manager

Evolve Vacation Rental Network is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for travelers. Our dedicated Travel Advisor Team is available 7 days a week and our simple online reservation system allows you to book securely with a credit card! Please feel free to call us at 1.877.818.1013.

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
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 , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom 3
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Bedroom 4
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bedroom 5
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

'Rocky Mountain Lodge' - Handcrafted 5BR Cedar Cabin outside Boise w/Private Hot Tub & Spectacular Views, Excellent Wedding and Retreat Venue
average rating of 4.75 based on 30 reviews

Amazing views, lodge and experience!

  • 5 of 5

The home and accommodations were truly magical and kept us entertained with family activities the whole stay! Plan to come back many many times! 5+ stars!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the cabin feel of our stay and the view we had. It was perfect for our small wedding and our family enjoyed it as well. Plenty of room and activitys for everyone. Highly recommended to anyone who loves the outdoors.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Beautiful views from a gorgious lodge

  • 4 of 5

The Boise area was so enjoyable. The Payetter river fishing was fun to try on a nice sunshiny day. The stone fireplace made a warm retreat area on the cooler day. The lodge was filled with fun things to observe and do. We all enjoyed the ping pong table and a little pool. My guitar player played a little live music to the fire. The hot tub was relaxing with stars to gaze above or the flickering lights of the valley below. Multiple places to sit and relax helped us all spread out and catch a little R&R. Rocky Mountain Lodge is a really beautiful log cabin .

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Business Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is an absolutely gorgeous country mountain atmosphere with breathtaking views! Myself and a few coworkers recently held a small business retreat at this wonderful location! It was a prefect environment to both relax and get work done. We had an issue with the internet at first but the owner got it fixed asap and it worked great after that, the cell service was also very good. Since we were there to work these two things were must haves for our group. This home is full of character, including a friendly cat that looks like he has a mustache (His name is Groucho). We used and enjoyed every fireplace in the house, the one in the great room is amazing. Another beloved feature was the clawfoot tubs in both bathrooms, great way to end the day! There was local raw honey in kitchen for us to enjoy and we did every morning. I can't say enough great things about how accommodating the owner Brandon was... He was flexible about our check in/out times, answered all my questions, gave local recommendations, fixed any issues, and even returned RedBox DVD's I accidently left behind. I plan to go back for sure!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The lodge is a cozy and romantic getaway.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had an amazing stay at The Rocky Mountain Lodge. Brandon is very hospitable and helpful to work with. He has great information about the surrounding area if you are looking to get out and about. For our stay, we chose to just relax and enjoy the glorious views from the hot tub. Snuggling in front of the fireplace in evening was the perfect way to end to our days. The lodge is a fantastic getaway if you are looking to relax and unwind. We look forward to hopefully staying there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It's even better in person!!!

  • 5 of 5

We recently had a mom's weekend getaway at this cabin, and it was a fantastic experience!!! Brandon was a joy to work with, and extremely helpful! The property itself is incredible! The highlights for us included the following:

The fireplace in the large living room- it was always the gathering place, and there was plenty of wood already cut for us. All we had to do was bring it inside. We brought marshmallows to roast, but forgot. :(

A couple of ladies in our group took a little hike around the property and down into the valley, and loved it.

The frogs croaking at night: magical!

Plenty of beds for everyone.

A thermostat, fireplaces, and plenty of space heaters made for a warm stay.

All of the lights were on and the hot tub had been warmed up when we arrived.

We only encountered two small inconveniences while staying here. 1) There was a pretty major wasp problem in the game room, so we didn't get to spend much time in there (as soon as I told Brandon about it, he assured me that exterminators would take care of the problem promptly), and 2) The hot tub was actually pretty small, and could only comfortably accommodate 4 adults. We would suggest a larger hot tub more suited for as large of a group as the cabin can hold. But really, it wasn't that big of an issue.

Overall, we had an excellent stay and would definitely stay again, or recommend it to friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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