|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
There was never much gold found, but today the million dollar views of Lake Pend Oreille, and the wonderful mountaintop atmosphere are the real gold here. Deer, Elk and Osprey, with the occasional Bald Eagle, are the closest neighbors to this eight acre private home. Hiking, wildlife and mountain biking all await you just outside the front door on adjacent forest land with fire roads and established trail systems.
No long drives needed here to reach your favorite activities. The whole family can enjoy the private community beach just minutes away, then it's back to the house for a BBQ on the back deck overlooking the lake to enjoy a fantastic sunset. All just part of another perfect day in North Idaho.
This home is all new inside and out, featuring a charming cabin style interior with plenty of wood accents. The master bath has a Jacuzzi jetted tub. The main living area features a gas fireplace-style stove, no wood to chop or carry.A fully-equipped kitchen and laundry are included, as well as all the other amenities one would expect. The main level is wheelchair accessible. The large downstairs family area features a pool table. We also now have an outdoor Jacuzzi with a view of the lake.
This is a dedicated vacation property. As owners, we are also the closest neighbors, so we are available, should any need arise during your stay. Have a special request? Party planning, catering, large groups, etc, we host travelers from all around the world and are glad to help with your vacation planning. Anything we can do to make your stay a special one. We ask for no smoking indoors. Pets are okay with prior approval only and a deposit.
There is always something to do in Sandpoint where you'll find some of the best hiking, mountain biking, boating, and skiing anywhere. Directly from the property is access to: Gold Hill, Trail 3, and the Russ King Trail. For the hard core Mtb riders there is also 'The Connector', the 'NEW' connector, 'Gordon's trail' and some 'to be announced'. Some of this stuff is pretty well known, but much of it is only really known by the locals.
We are a retired couple who purchased this property to use as a rental, we live 1/4 of mile from the property so it is easy to run over and help with any problems that arise. Gordon is 78 and still races motorcycles in Enduro's, we travel quite a bit and work as cooks for the US International Six Days, which is held in a different country every year. Our son also lives close by to help when we are gone.
The Owner purchased this house in 2005
It is very secluded and has good access to hiking, mountain biking and a mile and half from the lake. Sometimes you might see Moose, Turnkeys, Deer and Elk on the property.
Remote but yet close enough to town.
Quiet. Secluded. Beautiful place in beautiful surroundings. Our family had the best of time visiting, playing and relaxing. The owners were gracious hosts and took care of our needs.
My parents, my husband, our 1 year lab and me had a wonderful 4th of July holiday. The house is so comfortable that we never left and just enjoyed the house. The deck was especially wonderful as it was fenced and our lab could not jump off. The kitchen was nicely stocked and the game room was great. We loved playing pool. Will definitely hope to rent it again.
we rented Gold Mountain Retreat for a extended Christmas family get together. We were very pleased with how spacious and accommodating the cabin and owners were. We had three families in our party, there was plenty of room! We never felt cramped. The rec room downstairs with The pool table and games was great. The owners are very nice. The home is up quite a steep hill which had a lot of snow during our stay. We had a little trouble in the beginning getting up the hill without sliding down. We had to go into town and purchase chains, that made a huge difference. The owners offered to help shuttle people up the hill and helped out tremendously. We really enjoyed our stay and look forward to staying again.
We had three families staying here for a birthday celebration. My family was the first to arrive and I immediately called my sister who was bringing a boat and told her not to attempt the road with the boat. It is a single lane dirt road that climbs and has many, many turns. Taking it up and down everyday would have been a nightmare. They ended up paying to rent a slip at City Beach. This was frustrating because I had two conversations with the owner regarding the boat and she never once mentioned the difficulties of the road. The cabin is spacious and had plenty of room for the 10 of us. Unfortunately, it was very hot in Sandpoint and the inside of the cabin was in the nineties our entire stay. It became unbearably hot by about 1:00 p.m. and then slowly started to cool down around 8:00 p.m.. There were three fans, but only two worked. Sleeping was pretty miserable. The other problem we had was that there was no television. The tv was displaying a satellite error message. I called the owner and she had me call Dish Network. I spent over a half an hour on the phone with them while they tested everything. The result was that the equipment was extremely old and needed to be replaced. The equipment was supposed to arrive on day 3 of our 4 day stay, but we never saw it. We are all big soccer fans and had to go to a restaurant to watch the USA women play in the World Cup, which cost us $80. We had a few more problems like a DVD player that didn't work and I tried calling the owner. She never returned another phone call of mine after the tv phone call. I was't rude, but I let her know that it was an inconvenience. We have four children and had planned to watch the soccer game. We all thought that she should have compensated us for the TV problem, but all I got was an I'm sorry, I didn't know. There were things that were missing, like screens, or items that didn't work well. If you want a responsive owner that cares about your stay, this is not the place for you. Overall, the cabin itself was a great size and setup, but all the problems added up to a frustrating stay.
Great for the kids and adults alike- We had family visiting from the midwest, and GMR gave them a memorable experience of Lake Pend Oreille and the beauty of northern Idaho. GMR has everything you would need and is very private- everyone loved it, and we are looking forward to our next visit! Highly recommended!
GMR is a hidden gem! The place was everything you could have wanted for a cabin in the woods, cozy but enough room for our group of 10 to sleep comfortably. The rec room was great for the evenings and the Hot Tub was exactly what was needed after long days of skiing. The owners were super nice and easy to get a hold of. The road to get to the cabin is fairly steep and all wheel drive is a must in the winter months. Would absolutely come back!
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee per stay||$100|
Pay a $100.00 deposit and additional $100.00 pet deposit. Can pay the remainder when leaving. All guest from Canada must pay in cash upon leaving.
Mountain biking, hiking, xc skiing. We are 28 miles from Silverwood Theme Park in Athol, Id.