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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

Property Manager
Evolve Vacation Rental Network
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Evolve Vacation Rental Network

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • 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 , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom 3
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Bedroom 4
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 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


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'Rocky Mountain Lodge' 5BR Cabin w/Hot Tub
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 40 reviews

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: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This should be on your bucket list...

  • 5 of 5

The lodge was a wonderful setting for our multi-generational group. It provided us with relaxation, adventure and renewal. We wish we could bottle up the views and take them home with us. Our host Brandon was amazing as well. Thank you for providing such an amazing spot!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Draper, Utah

Beautiful Idaho Lodge for our family of 20

  • 5 of 5

Rocky Mountain Lodge was a perfect get-away for our family. The home is equipped with everything you could possibly need or want. The Lodge is beautiful inside and out. Our only problem was that the 4th and 5th bedroom are somewhat combined. There is a door that separates them, but you have to walk thru one to bedroom get out of the other. Not very conducive for privacy. But, we made it work and totally enjoyed our stay. Thanks for a great time!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rocky Mountain High!

  • 5 of 5

We had done our homework and had high expectations for our first visit to Rocky Mountain Lodge, but this wonderful cabin and its owner/operator far exceeded our expectations. Our family of 5 adults and 4 children (ages 11-15) found this to be the perfect place to meet and vacation. The cabin and surroundings are beautiful. The furnishings--furniture, accessories, books, game room, golfing opportunities, etc--far beyond what one might reasonably expect in a rented home. The solitude and atmosphere beyond imagination, yet close to an excellent airport and a range of activities that will satisfy all. The owner/operator goes far beyond in every way. We are coming back--whenever possible. All 9 of us loved every minute of our 4 days!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was perfect for our family. We enjoyed our mornings here.

  • 5 of 5

We used the lodge as our base for a family reunion in Boise. Nothing was missing. The sunrises are spectacular.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Beautiful, peaceful, private setting.

  • 5 of 5

The Lodge had all we needed to relax and have fun as a family. The owner was so generous, meeting all our requests promptly. Before we got to the lodge, we were thinking it would be our "base of operations" and most of our time would be spent away from the lodge. But it was so beautiful and had so many games to play and fields to hike, that we spent most our time at the lodge. It was roomy enough for 7 adults and 8 children ages 18yrs-7 mos. Only way it could be better was if it had a lake to fish in!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • Additional fees and taxes may apply

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