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Lynette Adams

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Island Ranch Vacation Retreat; Solitude Amid Unlimited Recreation

18 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Southwestern Idaho Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Mountain Setting; 2 bedroom, 1 bath fully equipped RETREAT

Regenerate and connect with friends and family in this idyllic setting. Delight in the experience of 'owning' a 730 acre ranch which includes our 500 acre ISLAND in the Payette River to get away from it all for unequaled R & R.

You will be the ONLY GUESTS at Island Ranch Vacation Retreat, so you can set your own schedule, your own activities, as well as your own pace--whenever.

Enjoy all of the 730 acre private working cattle ranch which includes our 500 acre Island bordered by 2 miles of the PAYETTE RIVER on one side and BIG CREEK on the other.

Imagine wondering the web of trails in search of the perfect picnic spot, beach for swimming or sunbathing or a private meadow to just enjoy nature and the wildlife.

Relax in rustic comfort in a 2-bedroom, 1450 square foot Retreat, SLEEPS 4-6. Room for family and/or friends.

Early risers can often see ELK just beyond their window crossing Big Creek to get to the Island's main meadow in the spring and summer.

Listen for ELK bugling in the fall.

THE RETREAT:

A fully equipped kitchen to craft gourmet meals created with your own perishables to insure you have your favorite food or necessary dietary needs.

Two bedrooms-- one with queen bed and one with twin beds which can be made into a king-- each with their own sink and one regular bath between.

One queen hid-a-bed and one queen flip-out couch in the great room. Perfect for children or overflow guests.

The great room features a sitting area for great conversations as well as a cozy TV viewing spot.

A separate entry and separated from the main house though they share the same roof.

A wood burning stove completes the mountain ambiance and provides coziness for evening activities such as playing games, sharing experiences, or planning future activities.

Immerse yourself in the second floor Retreat's spectacular PANORAMIC VIEWS of Big Creek, the Island meadows and West Mountain.

Peace, Beauty, and Tranquility OR ramp it up with one of the follow:

ACTIVITIES

OUTDOOR:

Utilize the miles of trails for RUNNING, HIKING , BIKING, BIRDING, PICNICKING, or just RELAXING.

PLAY, SUNBATHE or READ on Sand Beach or Swim in the Payette.

Enjoy our Informal WILDLIFE PRESERVE-- bring your Camera or Paints to capture elk, birds, eagles, osprey, etc. in their natural environment--no hunting.

Capture the views of West Mountain, Collier Peak or wildflowers on canvas.

WATER:

FLOAT or CANOE from Cascade to the Island--2-3 hours.

FLOAT or CANOE to Carbarton Bridge from the Island--3-4 hours--the start of a popular whitewater stretch to Smith's Ferry.

FLOAT from one end of the Island to the other--about 2 miles of meandering Payette River.

FISH along the shores of the Payette River.

WINTER:

Step out your door to CROSS-COUNTRY skiing or SNOWSHOEING trails

Ski or Snowshoe to The Warming HUT on the banks of the Payette--about 1/2 mile across the meadow (the short route)

Huddle up to a wood burning stove and enjoy hot chocolate or hot-spiced wine while you rest and get warm in the Island Hut.

Snow-covered TRAILS usually from early December to early April..

LOCATION:

72 miles north of Boise on Highway 55

5 miles south of Cascade

6 miles to Cascade Lake

34 miles to Payette Lake

25 miles to Tamarack Golf and Ski Resort

41 miles to Brundage Ski Resort

31 miles to Jug Mountain Golf Course

6 miles to Cascade Golf Course

35 miles to Whitetail Golf Course

35 miles to McCall Golf Course

12 minutes to the start of the Carbarton whitewater run on the Payette River

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Lynette Adams (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Lynette Adams

As an Idaho native, I grew up in Idaho as well as completed my BA here. I returned to Idaho after receiving my graduate degrees and started teaching at Boise State University in the Business School. I 'retired' last January and am currently enjoying living full time on our ranch.

Why Lynette Adams chose Southwestern Idaho

We fell in love with this property after first seeing it on cross country skis in February with 2-3 feet of snow. The beauty of the water, mountains and snow covered scenery enchanted us. We skied all along Big Creek, but couldn't get to the Island to see it--we were so enamored with the rest of it, we bought it without seeing the Island or much of the Payette

River. This included selling our house in Boise and moving to Cascade full time.

What makes this apartment unique

We are in a beautiful mountain valley at about 5000'. I drove through this area on my way to the University of Idaho from southern Idaho. I always thought this valley would be the a fantastic place to live given the environment and the recreational opportunities that abound here. It only took about 18 years, but here we are!! Wandering the trails on the Island or watching our elk herd migrate to the Island each morning is the type of enchantment we would like to share with you.

Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

Island Ranch Vacation Retreat; Solitude Amid Unlimited Recreation
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

A true getaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here over the holidays, and we're so pleased. The retreat is thoughtfully appointed. Lots of blankets and linens, non perishable pantry items like flour and vegetable oil, and even marshmallow roasting sticks. Since the temperature mainly hovered around 0 degrees Fahrenheit, we didn't get to use the marshmallow roasters, but we did enjoy snowshoeing and cross-country skiing around the property every day of our stay.

The views are lovely, the hosts are welcoming, and this was one of my favorite vacation rentals we've ever stayed in. There were even fresh holiday-themed flower arrangements around the house on our arrival. Can't wait to come back.

One note: the retreat is in a rural area, and the internet here can be spotty or difficult. A power outage prior to our stay had knocked out the wifi, and it took a couple of days to sort out. We had planned to use the wifi to watch movies with our kids, download ebooks, etc, to enjoy by the fire. It's best to be prepared and download your media in advance, just in case. I imagine this is much less of a concern in the summer, when there's more opportunity to unplug and spend countless hours outside.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Fantastic island retreat and adventure!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and 4 kids thouroughly enjoyed our time here. Took several hikes across the island and my 3 boys especially enjoyed catching frogs at the stream below the retreat. Just minutes from excellent fishing from Cascade, horsethief, and warm lake reservoir and we hit all 3 while there.

Hosts Lynette and Harry were fantastic. They were always available when we had questions but we're never obtrusive to our stay.

We were very comfy and would certainly come back. If considering a stay here you won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome, awesome, awesome

  • 5 of 5

We loved the place, the view, the privacy and the host family, Lynette and Harry. They were gracious and open, and the home is lovely, classy and so well put together. We are definitely coming back! It was the BEST experience we've had with renting a property for a getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extraordinary Hosts

  • 5 of 5

A few years (2012) ago my best friend and I rented this property and were completely taken aback by the hospitality of our hosts and the beauty of the propety. Fast forward to May of this year. My friend and I decided we needed to share our experience here--this time to celebrate friendships. Four ladies who have known each other for many years had the time of their lives! As we expected, we were welcomed with open arms by Harry, Zeek, and intermittent visits by the felines--such a delight! This property is so secluded--we spent the entire weekend watching the elk graze, the eagles soar, the herrons chant, the birds feed, and the clouds intermittently roll by. The fire pit was a favorite gathering place. It also happened to be the Kentucky Derby so we all brought our floppy hats, decorated them for the occasion, and shouted at the large screen TV with our choices for the race--lots of room to have so much fun. As mentioned in other reviews, the apartment is fully stocked--we didn't need to bring anything but food and drink. We had the pleasure of dining with Harry on Friday night (Lynnette was out of town). We had good intentions of patronizing the local establishments, but having been here before, I knew it would take a lot to get us out. We did not leave the property all weekend. Lynnette is a Master Gardener and we had the pleasure of enjoying spring blooms from her endless hours of hard work. Her gardens are beautiful. They continue to improve this property in every way. You'd be foolish not to rent it. Thank you Lynnette and Harry for making us feel so welcomed and appreciated. We will see you next year for the Donnelly Derby!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted that your stay was special. We thoroughly enjoy sharing our Retreat as we feel it is an amazing place to be and are so pleased when you feel the same way. So glad the peace and tranquility hit the spot. Harry said he thoroughly enjoyed your stay as well. We are looking forward to the Donnelly Derby next year.
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Your Own Private Idaho

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at the cabin with my wife and two small boys. Everything was as expected, great wood fire place and views for days. Cant wait to book a trip in the summer to enjoy the river, thanks for such a wonderful place to spend the New Years!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Grateful!!

  • 5 of 5

This was an absolutely wonderful place to stay! Lynette and Harry are amazing hosts and made sure we had everything we could possibly need. The condo area is fully stocked with kitchen, comfy beds and an amazing view. We also utilized their amazing 500 acre property for a cancer survivors retreat. Where we were able to access the river, hike along the secluded island, and enjoy the wonderful scenery - it was perfect. The property and the hosts are amazing and we hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Cascade
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Valley Club
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Cascade Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
Highway 55
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Grandmas
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Tamarack
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Payette River Beach
Car: necessary

A Base for Area Activities--- Imagine having the opportunity of taking advantage of any of the following:

try adrenaline inducing challenges or more sedate forms of recreation, our area has it all;

Pristine Mountains with lakes, about 50, streams and rushing rivers, around 150 within a 50 mile radius, for your Kayaking, Fishing or Rafting adventure;

Take pleasure in Nordic skiing, Snowshoeing, or Snowmobiling in the winter as all are within easy reach from Cascade and The Retreat;

Utilize the miles of Trails for Backpacking, Hiking, Running, Riding, Cycling Mountain biking, and/or exploring;

More Trails--- over 2600 miles in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness or more than 208 miles in Idaho in the Hells Canyon Wilderness which are available for exploration ;

Cascade Lake just six miles north has a Scenic Loop drive around the 17 mile long by about 4 mile wide lake which has 100 miles of shoreline for water activities at your disposal;

Water Skiing, Windsurfing, Sailing, Fishing, Lake Tours, and Ice Fishing in the winter are found at Cascade, Payette and Warm Lakes to be used for your entertainment;

Snow Tubing and Sledding, Curling, Ice Skating and Sleigh Rides are also popular winter activities which provide enticement for individual, group or family activities;

Anderson Creek Trail head is the beginning of miles of snowmobiling on the West Mountains;snowmobiling and The Lake Cascade Recreation Area is rated as one of the top 10 'PLACES TO SNOWMOBILE' in the Northwest by SnowWest Magazine--

Scenic Drives which are abundant and provide 'heart-stopping' beauty with abundant wildflowers to hone your photography skills as well as mushrooms and berry picking;

The Gem State is ideal for rock hounds--imagine finding an Idaho garnet; and

Yellow Pine (population 40) is a good starting point to explore ghost towns and the back country and getting there provides miles of incredible scenery whether you go take the paved South Fork of the Salmon River road or by the more rustic Johnson Creek summit one.

Formalized activities:

Tamarack and Brundage Resort and Ski Areas

McCall Winter Festival and Ice Skating arena,

packing or trail riding services,

back country charted flights,

four golf courses in the area,

Kelly's Whitewater Park for watching or participating in kayaking, stretches about 1800' down the Payette with four man-made rapids as well as a short slalom channel

Cascade River Walk on the banks of the Payette on the east side of Cascade from North end to South end of Cascade or Crown Point Trail thru the woods along Payette Lake for Running, Biking or Hiking in summer or Skiing and Snowshoeing in the winter.

Elk feeding tours, and

Gold Fork Plunge are some of the amenities.

Many activities take place throughout the year:

parades,

fishing derbies and tournaments,

arts and craft fairs,

Cinco De Mayo celebrations,

rodeos,

3-summit- bike challenge,

Harmonica and Bluegrass Festivals,

golf tournaments,

snowmobile runs and Winter Jamboree Snowmobile Event, and

Forest Service and commercial hot springs.

Check with us or The Cascade Chamber of Commerce for more information.

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Rates & Availability

Cascade Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season--Fall
Sep 15 2016 - Nov 26 2016
2 night minimum stay
$125
$750
 
 
Low Season
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$125
$750
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$145
$910
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.0%

Weekly Special: 7th Night Free
Taxes:
6% sales tax
2% hotel tax
A cleaning fee is $75
50% of the rent is due at the time reservation is made, with balance due upon check in, or as arranged with Management.
A refundable $200. security deposit.
Smoking And Pets Are Not Allowed. A Minimum Charge Of $100 will be deducted from The Damage Deposit for disregard of this.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Southwestern Idaho Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • A standard bathroom with a combination tub/shower is located between the bedrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can be made into King upon request.
  • Each bedroom has its own sink and counter.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Two miles along the Payette River provides water recreation.

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