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Talmadge (Tal) Coy Birdsong

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, german

Affordable Family & Pet Friendly Vacation Cottage, Silver Mountain

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Kellogg Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Talmadge (Tal) Coy Birdsong (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, german

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 and 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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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)
Affordable Family & Pet Friendly Vacation Cottage, Silver Mountain
average rating of 4.8 based on 43 reviews
5

Amazing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the house on Saturday August 15. The house was clean and neat. Huge back yard. Nice kichen loaded with everything you could possibly need. A bbq in garage along with bicycles you could use, but we brought our own. Comfortable beds. Laundry room with soap and fabric sheets. Two bathrooms and air conditioning unit in living room and in upstairs bedroom.

Such a great place and located just a few blocks from the Trail of the Coueur d alenes.

We road our bicycles every day and went to the Brews Fest on Saturday. Can't wait to come back. We stayed 8 days and wish it was longer. You've got to check this place out!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

2nd Stay

  • 5 of 5

Clean, great location, very nice place to stay. Will stay again.

Great to see the Snake Pit going again.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great bicycling "base camp"

  • 5 of 5

We used the Birdsong Cottage as a home base to do cycling in the Kellogg area. It was the perfect location and the cottage had all the amenities. We were able to bring our dogs and they enjoyed the fenced yard and very happy they were allowed to come along. Please respect this opportunity to include all family "members" since there are few that allow pets, so that we don't loose this wonderful location. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Had a wonderful experience!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place to go and relax! I wanted somewhere quiet, comfy and had amenities that I needed and this had it all. This property is a cute little place with 2 bedrooms on the main floor and a bedroom upstairs. A full bathroom on the main floor and half a bathroom upstairs. There is a full kitchen that had everything I needed. They also have a tv, dvd player, wifi and the couches were so comfy and two of them fold out into recliners. Very clean and well kept. The backyard was a good size and fenced in and my dog had a wonderful time running around. The owner phoned me and answered all my questions and was so incredibly friendly! I can't wait to go back again :)

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Just Right

  • 5 of 5

This house was clean, well-cared for, and just right for our family - five of us were on this trip. I usually avoid renting homes that are "pet friendly" because of doggy smell, but this home was not doggy- scented at all. The price was very reasonable. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Perfect winter get away

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect! The amenities were all there. The community was welcoming, I would do it again in a heart beat!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Spokane, WA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-90
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 http://adventuresportrentals.com/. 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.

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Rates & Availability

Kellogg Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$70
From
$80
Fri,Sat
$480
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $15 + 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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Amenities

Kellogg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - The upstairs bathroom has a toilet, sink and mirror.
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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

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