Luxurious Log Home, Fantastic Views ,Close to Downtown Boise.
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- Wheel chair accessible:No
Boise house description
2300 square foot log home in Wilderness Ranch with spectacular views of the mountains. Huge floor to ceiling windows allow for views from most of the house incuding the huge loft master suite.
The home is situated high up on 2 acres. Wildlife abounds with elk, deer and fox . Yet the subdivision is just off Highway 21. It is 40 minutes from downtown Boise and the airport. Lucky Peak reservoir is 20 minutes away and offers boating and swimming. The subdivision has a large stream going through it that might be good for fishing. Public forests are 20 minutes away. Bogus Basin Ski Resort is on the other side of the mountain.
The home has all the modern amenities one would expect with a special ambiance acheived by the open floor plan and exquisite wood floors. The wood burning fireplace makes for romantic winter evenings. There is an expansive deck perfect for enjoying a cigar while watching the sun set.
The master and a second bedroom have their own bathrooms. Two other bedrooms share a bathroom. The master has a California king bed while two other rooms have queen beds. The fourth room has a bunkbed. There is a pull out queen bed in the living room and the master has a couch that sleeps one.
Keywords: Log home, modern amenities, spectacular mountain views, close to downtown(45 minutes), luxurious, 2 acre lot, huge outdoor patio, close to lake and state park, hiking, fishing, hunting, boating, snowmobiling, ski resort 1.5 hrs drive,
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Wood Stove
- Washing Machine
- Wood Fireplace
- Linens Provided
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Satellite / Cable
Cost is about $20 dollars purchased directly from Wilderness Wireless. Click on URL for more information about the internet provider. At the cabin, there will be information on how to access Wilderness Wireless....moreless
- Free Long Distance
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Wildlife Viewing
- Jet Skiing
ReviewsWrite a review
The home was set up very well for what we needed, the view was beautiful and over two dozen head of elk walking by was quite a site to see. There were many things to do and see in the area and all close by. We will definitely stay here again.
- Guest Gail & Kelvin Martin (Idaho)
- Date of stay 08/03/13
- Review Submitted 08/13/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing.
Beautiful home. Well worth the drive. Complete relaxation and quiet! You will not be disappointed.
- Guest Kelly (United States)
- Date of stay 07/22/13
- Review Submitted 08/03/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Manager response: We're glad you enjoyed the house! Thank you for being such gracious guests.
Very nice place to stay. Perhaps a challenge to reach from Highway 21, but provided a wonderful vista. The property was every thing it advertised and we would recommend this place to almost anyone. Daily elk visits were nice and birding included Say's Phoebe, Western Tanager, Spotted Towhee, Lazuli Bunting, Chipping Sparrow, and others. The unseasonably hot weather was a challenge, but we revised our schedule to include sunrise watching in early morning and sunset alpine glow until eleven pm on the deck. The Idaho City Shootist Club was particularly fun to watch.
- Guest Thomas B M.
- Date of stay 06/28/13
- Review Submitted 07/08/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
What a Fantastic home
What a Fantastic home
This is one of the greatest homes in Wilderness Ranch and the views go on forever. While we were there we had rain, winds and sun. We woke up to Elks everyday roaming around the property. It was so great being there for our granddaughter's High School graduation, We had wonderful meals that we were able to cook in the great kitchen and have our family togeather, just like old times. The home was very clean and very well maintained. We were able to visit Idaho City and Boise, it's only 25 minutes to each. Boise has lots of great restaurants, we really enjoyed Texas Roadhouse, great food and really good prices. Idaho City has a wonderful Ice Cream shop, be sure to stop there. There is so much history in the area and staying in this home, we were able to explore all of it. We would recommend this home to family and friends, and hope to visit it again.
- Guest Dick and Charlie (Nevada City, Ca)
- Date of stay 05/27/13
- Review Submitted 07/01/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
breathtaking viewGuest comment entered by manager
Such a beautiful cabin and breathtaking view! It is surreal to wake up and see mountains like these, to enjoy the beauty of Idaho while still having access to phone, internet, running water, AC and other household conveniences. The house is very nice, clean and roomy. Definitely a good place to relax and enjoy nature's peace and beauty.
- Guest Emily
- Date of stay 06/10/13
- Review Submitted 06/27/13
Overwhelmingly beautiful home!Guest comment entered by manager
Overwhelmingly beautiful home!
It is hard to find words to describe our experience here. Firstly, the house is amazing, friendly and a real home away from home. Secondly, the view is breathtaking to the point of tears. A great place for a retreat. The peace and tranquility that's not in complete isolation (great to see the neighbors!) makes this place ideal for any occasion. Thank you so much for the sacrifice and for sharing this overwhelming beautiful home with us.
- Guest Roderick and Brenda
- Date of stay 11/04/12
- Review Submitted 06/13/13
So, we made our way up 21, in a newly rented SUV, in the dark. That might have been a mistake. Nonetheless, we found the property, snow notwithstanding. We had apprised the ownership/management that the would only be two of us. So the inacessibility of bedroom 4 and bathroom 3 didn't matter at all. We figured those were "owners space". The fixtures and appliances were of very good quality, with one exception. The kitchen faucet, while excellent quality, had it's handle fall off several times. Don't get me wrong, the property is fabulous. Clean? Absolutely. Marine Corps clean. Spotless. The only real complaint I have was the bed. I spent 25 years in the furniture industry, but even Asians would say the King is rock-hard. It hurt my back so much that it took me 90 minutes to move in the mornings. Ok, maybe Dish vs DiretcTv. The AV setup could use some tweaking. Huge number or DVD/BluRays available though. That said, I'd move there in a heartbeat. In fact, we're looking now. 4x4 is a must. I don't know about summer, but the signs as everyone to use 4x4 at all times. In winter, it's really not an option. It's mandatory. We had snow/ice almost every day. Our rented Expedition did fine. 12 minutes up, maybe 25 down. It's on the side of a mountain. The craftsmanship of the house is remarkable. The quality of the amenities, outstanding. The views are beyond belief. Gripes? Ok, the bed, but that's just me, a couple of lightbulbs, that's about it. PLEASE respect the septic notes. Do not use the garbage disposal as you would on a city sewer. And nothing, NOTHING goes down the toilets other than septic safe paper. Leave the Charmin at home. Buy your firewood at Donna's in Idaho City. It's local wood. Burn it where you buy it. Besides, it's a buck less. Buy your pie at Trudy's. Do NOT buy a cinnamon roll. Those are crack cocaine. I bet you could get your driveway shoveled, and a bunch of wood split for one. Sick. Just sick. Oh, just remembered. Had a significant snowfall on day 2. Somebody showed up with a studly 4x4 ATV, and plowed our driveway. Awesome. My wife says I can't give the place 5 stars (bed, DIshTv). But in my mind, it's way closer than 4. I manage facilities for a living. This place is VERY well managed. I can only imagine the summer opportunities, with the lake so close. But we're going to find out. No regrets, other than leaving. Do it.
- Guest Rob and Amy (Phoenix)
- Date of stay 12/08/12
- Review Submitted 12/19/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway.
Outdoors: Majestic sights from the highway entrance to the door step. Phenomenal views of the mountains, incredible sunrises and sunsets,daily sights of beautiful birds and elk were worth every penny. Indoors: exceptionally clean, modern, and set up for simple upkeep. Everything you needed for basic living was provided. We had a delicious meal using the outdoor grill. The laundry room was a plus!!! The wood burning stove was one of the best highlights our stay. The beds were sooo comfortable.We highly suggest this rental!
- Guest life2full (Northeast)
- Date of stay 11/04/12
- Review Submitted 11/19/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Uplifting email reviewGuest comment entered by manager
Uplifting email review
Wow—what a great place you have!!! After being amazed at the ride to the house, we settled in to a wonderful week. The view was something else—especially our daily view of the smoke coming thru the valley. On one of our trips to Boise the smoke was quite thick—headlights on and driving very slowly. How do you ever drive up that mountain in the winter??? We so enjoyed sitting outside on the deck and spent many hours there. We took a ride to Idaho City, some played golf, zip lined at Zip Idaho, tubed down the Boise River, “hung out”, and had some pre-wedding fun in Kuna. Our niece’s wedding was outdoors in Kuna on Saturday and we had a wonderful time visiting with family and friends. We saw quite a few areas of Boise. Other relatives rented a house in the hills over Boise which had quite a view of the city. Our view, however, was the best!!! I think Laurie sent you a few pictures and told you we left some things for you. We also managed to do a few loads of towels and sheets before we left so that your cleaning crew did not have to do them. Laurie took a video of one of the rides up to the house. Even that didn’t do the ride/view justice! She was our chief “picture taker”. We thank you for the use of your lovely home.
- Guest Jane
- Date of stay 08/20/12
- Review Submitted 08/21/12
A Guest's Handwritten Note on 6/6/12Guest comment entered by manager
A Guest's Handwritten Note on 6/6/12
Hi Joan! Thank you for the reimbursement for the Internet fee. I will give this to my colleague, Randy, as he initially paid for it. We truly enjoyed our stay. Thank you for offering your home as a VRBO! You have a special place and I hope to stay there again. My Boise colleagues may consider this for faculty retreats. - Best Wendy
- Guest Wendy
- Date of stay 05/14/12
- Review Submitted 06/25/12
MARCH through NOV $125/night or $800/week for up to 2 people in master bedroom. DEC through FEB $100/night or $600/week for up to 2 people in master bedroom. Additional people are $20/bedroom/night. $20/pull out bed/night. $40/dog MONTHLY RATES AVAILABLE. $125 cleaning fee. $250 cleaning fee for monthly rental. $49 renters insurance. $200 deposit. Maximum of 15 people on the property. Christmas Thanksgiving New Years weeks $1800 week. Other long weekends $150/night. 3 night minimum. No minimum if travel within 2 weeks of booking. primary renter. ID required. Free long distance. No wire
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Year Purchased: 2011
About: I manage my husbands business. We enjoy traveling with our two children. We fell in love with the Boise area when we went to visit close friends.
We love the natural beauty of the Boise area, especially the crisp mountain air. Also we can visit our close friends several times a year.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our home is a secluded mountain retreat while still being close to great restaurants and other cultural activities in Boise.
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Open floor plan
Queen sleigh bed
Spring from the porch
Overlooking the valley from the porch
Floor to ceiling windows
Floor to ceiling windows from master
Second master bathroom
The house from a distance
Close to sunset from porch
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