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Affordable Family & Pet Friendly Vacation Cottage, Silver Mountain

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath w/ mountain view, 6 blocks to Trail-of-the-Coeur d'Alenes

After a day of fun in the Silver Valley of Northern Idaho, who wants to be cooped up in a tiny, overpriced hotel room?

What you want is the affordable comfort and privacy of the nicely furnished Birdsong Vacation Cottage in the heart of the Silver Valley. Romp and play with your dog in the roomy fenced in back yard.

With 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths, a full kitchen, living room and basement, The Birdsong Cottage offers you and your guests the clean, quiet, affordable comfort that you are looking for.

Both bedrooms on the main floor feature comfortable queen size beds. The third bedroom on the 2nd floor has a bunk bed with a comfortable double size mattress on the bottom and a twin size on top. Also a separate comfortable twin bed is in the same room.

Relax in one of the four big comfy recliners in the living room while watching cable TV or your favorite movie on DVD.

High Speed internet is available with the cable service free WIFI. Cell phone coverage is excellent so with either a laptop or your wireless internet card, you will be able to surf the net, check your email,and post your vacation pictures.

An unfinished , but clean and dry basement provides extra space if you need it. Keep your equipment downstairs out of the way. You will also find the full sized washer and dryer in the basement.

Large patio in the fenced back yard gives a great place for small children to play. A propane grille in the garage can easily be moved to the patio for cooking the trout you just pulled out of lake Elsie. Or maybe you just like the smell of those sizzling steaks.

It gets hot in Kellogg on a summer afternoon, so both floors have window mounted air conditioners that keep them cool.

This place is perfect for a family looking for an affordable vacation any time of the year. Not fancy, but not expensive either. So click on the Request to Book bar, or pick up the phone and call me or click on the 'Contact Owner' button and drop me a line. I'll respond promptly.

More Details

Talmadge (Tal) Coy Birdsong
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Talmadge (Tal) Coy Birdsong

Rosalie and I met in Spokane, WA when I was stationed there in 1960 and have been married for more than 50 years. She grew up in the Silver Valley during the hay days of Mining and Logging and graduated from Kellogg HS. We are retired and live in Arlington, WA where we are surrounded by our large family of children, grand children and great-grand children.

Talmadge (Tal) Coy Birdsong purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Talmadge (Tal) Coy Birdsong chose Northern Idaho

Rosalie and I decided to buy this house after her mother passed away because we love vacationing here and did not want to lose contact with the rest of the family who remained in the Silver Valley. We vacation here as well as rent it to others who wish to enjoy this great vacation spot. We first made some improvements like adding the patio shown in the photo. We also added a new kitchen, a second half bath upstairs and replaced the driveway and painted inside and out.

What makes this cottage unique

The view of Silver Mountain from the living room, view of mountains from the kitchen sink, the large fenced back yard and its central location makes this affordable little cottage a great place for a family to enjoy their vacation. This house was built in 1949 by Bunker Hill Mining Co. to house a supervisor's family. We have tried to update it without losing the historic feel.

Guestbook comments from the owner

we very much enjoyed our trip the yard was wonderful for the grandkids to play in after such a long time in the car. It was nice to walk into the house and have the air conditioner on after driving in 90+ degree heat. We would recommend this stay for any and all who were looking to stay in or around the area. Nice not to be cramped in a very small hotel room and the price was fantastic!! Thank you!
Jul 2013
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Kellogg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - The upstairs bathroom has a toilet, sink and mirror.
  • 1.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (2) The two bedrooms on the main floor each have a queen bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) the 2nd floor has a bunk bed and futon can sleep 3.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

Affordable Family & Pet Friendly Vacation Cottage, Silver Mountain
average rating of 4.8039217 based on 59 reviews

Great Affordable Option!

  • 5 of 5

The owner obviously makes an effort to keep this home comfortable and clean. Close to stores and Silver Mtn. We enjoyed our stay and will return the next time we head to Kellog!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Will definitely stay again.

  • 5 of 5

We where in town for a bike race and the house was perfect. Everyone was very comfortable and we where able to keep our bikes safe in the garage. Everything was fully stocked, beds where very comfortable and the washer and dryer was a added bonus.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful little house

  • 4 of 5

Perfect property for our 4 day stay in Kellogg, ID. The kids loved the room upstairs with bunk beds. Loved how close it was to the resort. Well equipt kitchen. The property was clean and tidy. Very cozy for our stay.

Our only suggestion would be to put plug protectors in all the outlets that aren't being used. We didn't bring any with us and it was a little worrisome since we were traveling with a 1 year old.

Will definetly book again for our future stays in Kellogg!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always are looking at the safety of our guests so this suggestion to provide outlet protectors is very much appreciated. I am making sure that outlet protectors are installed before our next guests arrive.
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Cozy and Comfortable--A nice base for our family ski trip

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here, and found it warm, comfortable and cozy.

Location: Kellogg is a small town, so nothing is far away, though it it split down he middle by I-90. We drove when we went out. Though I imagine it's a pretty simple walk to get around town in the summer, we drove, as we primarily were headed to the gondola base to ski, or to shop for groceries, get dinner, etc. As the crow flies, everything is super close, but the crow can fly over I-90, and, alas, we cannot.

Home: 2 comfortable rooms with comfortable queen beds on the main floor, and a 3-bed (1 bunk) room upstairs. The couches were comfortable. We found the place quiet, warm, and pleasant. The only downside is that the bathrooms (full on main floor, 1/2 on upper) are micro-sized, with zero counter space, but do the trick for what's needed. I think the place was perfect for our family of four (and could hold more). It might work for a couple of families, though it would probably feel tight, particularly with the tiny bathrooms.

Tal was responsive and helpful to a couple of questions I posed.

Value: Fantastic value--maybe 1/3 the cost of staying at the Silver Mountain resort (though their otherwise high prices for water park entrance are included in their high room prices)

Overall: Recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lisbon, Portugal

Birdsong Cottage was just what we needed for a four night family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Cozy home. 4 adults and 2 kids fit comfortably in the house. Very clean, well stocked home away from home. Very well located with easy access to I-90 and to silver mountain resort. Would love to stay here again and would highly recommend it for others.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good deal

  • 5 of 5

Pretty nice house for a very low price

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Silver Mountain
Moose Creek Grill
Route of the Hiawatha Bike Trail
Silver Mountain Resort
Crystal Gold Mine
Trail of the Coeur D'Alenes
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Spokane, WA
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Gallena Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
The Silver Mountain Gondola to the Ski Area
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Coeur d'Alene Lake has a park with public beach
Car: necessary

Birdsong affordable vacation cottage is located just a half mile from the base of the gondola to Silver Mountain. The rails-to-trails bicycle and hiking trail that runs 73-miles is an asphalt trail that almost spans the Idaho Panhandle. The trail begins at Mullan, near the Montana border in the Bitter Root Mountains, and travels through the Silver Valley ending at the Hn'ya)pqi'nn Trailhead near Plummer on Idaho Highway 95. It is only 5 blocks from the Birdsong Cottage to where it passes through Kellogg. The town of Wallace, which looks just like it did in the early 1900's and probably will never change is just 15 miles east.

For the Quad ATV enthusiasts there are hundreds of miles of logging roads through the mountains around kellogg, Smelterville, and Pinehurst which will take you to some of the worlds most beautiful scenery and often encounters wild life to look at. I have seen black bear, moose, elk, deer even bunnies while riding in these mountains. ATVs and tracked ATVs can be rented in Couer d'Alene. Check this website Although there are stories that would lead one to believe: That if a bull moose is standing in the road looking at you he should not be challenged and the best course of action is to quietly back away. Usually one only sees the animal up close just long enough for them to run into the bush and disappear. Then if you stop and wait you can see them re-appear in the next clearing or next ridge.

Silverwood Theme Park just North of Coeur d'Alene just an hour drive away provides a great day of entertainment for the whole family. Coeur d'Alene Lake just 30 minutes away is a great boating lake. There is a boat launch on the East edge of the lake that launches into a calm bay where water sking and other water sports can be enjoyed.

Treat your family to a wonderful vacation in this beautiful part of Northern Idaho.


Rates & Availability

Kellogg Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 13 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Sep 15 2017 - Nov 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15 + Tax
cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Full refund if cancelled before arrival. If you need to cancel after arrival any days not used will be refunded. The cleaning fee will not be refunded. As long as our guests continue to respect the property and protect it no damage deposit will be required. Please report any accidents that cause damage so they can be repaired sooner.

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