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Vacation in the Western Mountain Town of Challis Idaho

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Last updated: 06/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our custom log home has a large great room, three levels with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. A wrap around porch provides lots of seating and great views of the mountains and space for friends and family activities. We have a garden, barbeque and campfire set-up. Horses and dogs enjoy the fenced property too.


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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Cabin
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3 and 4 are on main floor Bedroom 1 is on 2nd floor next to office loft Bedroom 2 is in basement level with large sitting room...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 1 is on main floor and next to stairs from basement bedroom and 2 main floor bedrooms. Bathroom 2 features redwood shower and double sinks for master bedroom....moreless


  • Stereo:

    In Basement bedroom...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen TV in great room and in upstairs master bedroom...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Our front porch has a direct view of Blue Mountain and Twin Peaks in the Round Valley of Central Idaho. We are two miles from the Salmon River....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Round wood table seats 5 and smaller rattan table seats 3. The outside porch has table for 3 and seating for 5....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless and Netflix ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Space for 4 cars, RV or boat parking in large gravel driveway....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Golf:

    We are 4 miles from the Challis City Golf Course, check their website....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lawn and garden areas on the 1 1/2 acres and 1 acre of horse pasture....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We also have a fire pit for fires at night....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Our home is located 3 miles from the Challis Hot Springs swimming pool. Check their website for info....moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Braun Brothers Reunion
Aug 3 - Aug 8, 2015
6 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$200 $220
Fri, Sat
$1,260 $2,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • Housekeeping and damage deposit $275
  • Tax Rate 6%


Personal checks and bank transfers are accepted. You must include a signed rental agreement with your payment. We can also accept a credit card through our law firm, Thomsen Stephens Law Offices in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Please contact owner for information.

Prepayment is required for all weekly and daily rentals to save your dates for rental. Cancellation must be 3 weeks in advance. Different arrangements can be made for a monthly stay. You must pay $200 damage deposit and $50 housekeeping fee. I will send a rental contract with details and if the property is left in good repair I will return your $200 within 10 days after check out date.

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Last updated: 06/25/2015
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250 Miles
Nearest Airport
Idaho Falls Regional Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Motor Lodge, Challis
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Challis City Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 93
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Village Inn

Car: Necessary

Our vacation property is 3 miles from the Challis Hot Springs and 4 miles from the City of Challis Idaho. Our 2 1/2 acre property has a view of the mountains and the front porch sunsets are incredible. Travelers are 60 miles from Stanley, Salmon and Mackay Idaho. Fishing, hiking, rafting, golf, swimming, cycling, ATV and motorcycle travel, hunting are just some of the outdoor activities available to travelers here in central Idaho. For information on local activities, check the Challis Area Chamber of Commerce website, the Challis Hot Springs website, the Challis Arts Council website and Challis Economic Development website for pictures and videos of all the activities in Custer County and the surrounding area.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Our family has lived in Idaho for over 50 years. We vacationed in Challis for years before building our dream log house and office near the Challis Hot Springs. We still must work in the big city of Idaho Falls for much of the year. We work and live in Challis one week a month and enjoy the beautiful mountains, golfing, volunteering at the art gallery and sitting outside to watch the sunsets, visiting with our friendly neighbors and living in the great outdoors here as much as we can until we retire.

Why the Owner Chose Challis:
We asked local log home builders, Don and Barney Lanier to build our house on pasture land because like most of you we were overworked and wanted a quiet place to live part of the year. Challis was the only small town that had a golf course and and art gallery near our main law office in Idaho Falls. It is centrally located so that we can drive to Stanley, Sun Valley and Salmon for eating, golfing and other cultural and recreational activities and be home for a cookout in the back yard and drinks on the porch and watch the stars at night.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Our property has a fenced pasture and yard featuring space for family cookouts and stargazing. The home has three levels and four bedrooms that can sleep 6-8 people in three queen size beds and two twin beds. Our wrap around porch has seating for 8 including two porch swings. A wood burning stove for cold nights, central heating and air-conditioning make your stay very enjoyable here in the great outdoors. You can ride your bikes to the Challis Hot Springs and your ATV to the local BLM land access from our driveway.

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Speaks: english



  • Hand carved log staircase

    Hand carved log staircase

  • My blue kitchen

    My blue kitchen

  • upstairs bedroom

    upstairs bedroom

  • Sitting and TV area in great room

    Sitting and TV area in great room

  • Main floor twin beds

    Main floor twin beds

  • Basement queen bed

    Basement queen bed

  • Back yard herb garden, firepit and grill

    Back yard herb garden, firepit and grill

  • View of pasture and Blue Mountain and Hot Springs Rd

    View of pasture and Blue Mountain and Hot Springs Rd

  • Dining area and extra table(more chairs in basement if needed)

    Dining area and extra table(more chairs in basement if needed)

  • Front gate and gravel driveway

    Front gate and gravel driveway

  • Front porch in late summer

    Front porch in late summer

  • Dining area and wood stove in great room

    Dining area and wood stove in great room

  • Second floor office loft

    Second floor office loft

  • Main floor bathroom

    Main floor bathroom

  • Main floor bedroom

    Main floor bedroom

  • Basement seating area

    Basement seating area

  • Front porch swing, chairs and front door

    Front porch swing, chairs and front door

  • Front pasture view from porch

    Front pasture view from porch

  • Gravel driveway and front porch view

    Gravel driveway and front porch view

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Vacation In The Western Mountain Town Of Challis Idaho

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