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Vacation in the Western Mountain Town of Challis Idaho

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Last updated: 11/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Challis cabin 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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                  from 4 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  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: 11/12/2014
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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

                  VRBO #467412

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

                  $200 - $220 per night (USD)

                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 11/12/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                  Member since: 2013
                  Speaks: english
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                  • Response rate: 88%
                  • Calendar last updated: 11/12/2014
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                  4 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 8

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