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Spacious Historical House 1 Mile from Silver Mtn Ski Resort.

Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8+)

If you really enjoyed staying here you should make it your second home for $179,000!

We bought The Cedars house to make it a home for ourselves and you, our guests. We visit to play and relax and hope you do too. WELCOME!

The home was built in 1913 by the manager of the silver mine up the street. At the time it was one of the nicest luxury homes in Kellogg. Complete with leaded glass windows, leaded glass china cabinet in the dining room, 9’ ceilings, and 1913 vintage chandeliers. It was huge by the standards of the day. We have fully remodeled it, (except for the laundry room) preserving the vintage features but outfitting it with modern appliances. It’s now a 2677 square foot vacation rental that sits on a third acre corner lot which is a perfect place to porch sit and watch people go by. The house has a very warm feel to it. It's ideal for family get-together’s and friends who come as a group to get away from the rat race. It has very large rooms that are beautifully decorated. It has tile and hardwood floors and a tile shower with double shower heads. Luxury living at a very reasonable price.

We use the house as a base for adventures to all the exciting places to visit and things to do. We river raft, ski, board, swim, fish, bike, hike, explore old mine ruins, pick huckleberries, eat and eat some more, and visit friends we've made. Silver Mountain Resort virtually always has activities going on. They have live bands, sporting competitions on the mountain (skiing, riding, biking, frisbee throwing) and in their pool surfing. They host music events, charity events, local events, etc. We provide an 8 page directory of things to do within 50 miles of Kellogg both via email and printed and in the house. This is the fun capital of N Idaho.

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Clint Watt
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About Clint Watt

'The Cedars' is owned by; Clint an Active Duty Naval Aviator and his wife Maribeth a radiology tech and mother of 2 young children, Herb owner of a fire sprinkler company and his wife Liz, a High School Science teacher, . Real people who can appreciate how valuable your 'free' time truly is. We know you have a great deal of choice as to where you spend it, we hope our home can be included in your vacation plans.

Clint Watt purchased this house in 2007

Why Clint Watt chose Silver Mountain

We use the house as a base for adventures to all the exciting places to visit and things to do. We river Raft, Ski, Snowboard, Swim, Golf, Fish, Trail bike, Mountain Bike, Hike, explore old mine ruins, pick huckleberries, eat and eat some more, and visit friends we've made. Silver Mountain Resort virtually always has activities going on. They have live bands, sporting competitions on the mountain (skiing, riding, biking, frisbee throwing) and in their pool surfing. They host music events, charity events, local events, and have seasonal festivals including a Beer Festival, etc. We provide an 8 page directory of things to do within 50 miles of Kellogg both via email and printed for in house use. This is the fun capital of N Idaho.

What makes this house unique

This valley, Silver Valley, is an amazing combination of 2010 and 1900 characteristics. You can eat steak at a restaurant built in 1892 and still looks like it did when it was built, a cow bell hanging over the door announces you as you enter. On the way back to 'The Cedars', stop at Silver Mountain Resort and have a Mint Mojito while visiting with people from Europe. You can walk underground into a silver/gold mine and see actual Silver and Gold veins as well as the actual implements used in 1920 to mine the ore. Walk back above ground and visit the Bordello Museum on your way to having a Huckleberry beer at a local brewery in town. You can hike or bike anywhere in the world but only here can you do it along a trail with historical markers indicating a cave where 40 miners hid when a raging wild fire that darkened the sky all the way to Europe, passed overhead. America doesn't have much history, especially out west. But Kellogg (Silver Valley) has what’s available and it is still alive and visible for all to enjoy.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Spacious Historical House 1 Mile from Silver Mtn Ski Resort.
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 11 reviews
Yakima, WA

Multiple Family Get Together

  • 5 of 5

We booked this rental for a long weekend trip with another family. The house was perfect for what we needed. We had young school age children with us, and the room with a full bed and 2 twins was perfect for the kids to have their own room to hang out in and "have a sleepover." The size of the house was perfect, the location of the house was perfect and the owner was easy to work with and answered all questions right away. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was such a wonderful get away for us! The home was perfect and the owners so accommodating.

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely be coming back to Kellogg and staying in this home again. There are always a few little quirks with things when you have 3-4 feet of snow, but we want to say how great it was to work with the owners! We will definitely be back and staying here again! Our family had a great time and the home was clean, roomy, and warm. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean and cozy.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, but wished we had more time to stay longer. It was a very nice rental and the owner was very accomadating. Only one thing could be changed to make the stay better is some new mattresses.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a beautiful, spacious home! And Clint provides excellent customer service!

  • 5 of 5

Our friends and family enjoyed this beautiful home! All of the rooms were big, definitely providing plenty of space for kids and adults. The kitchen had all the amenities, and the table in the dining room was easily big enough for all of us. The two bathrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs, were perfect. The big windows provide plenty of natural light, which I love. The boys enjoyed the fooseball table upstairs and playing in the fenced yard, or walking to town to get some candy. They also liked the wi-if later in the evening. The beds and furniture were very comfortable. We all enjoyed sitting on the big front porch, with the great mountain view.

I had made a mistake when I booked so I had to talk to Clint a couple of times and text with him. He is super nice, and I could tell it was important to him that we enjoyed our stay. He even checked in with me after our stay! We will be going back to Kellog next year, and we will be staying here!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not what pictures and writeup portrayed

  • 2 of 5

This definitely is an old historic? house. The downstairs was basically as stated but upstairs, has an old decrepid bathroom, broken blinds in all rooms and NO heat!

The heat had to be constantly over 74 downstairs to get any warmth in upstairs bedrooms! Finally found some space heaters but with children around they couldn't be on for any length of time! Fear of fire hazard!

Fire extinguisher in kitchen was a spray can on shelf above stove, out of reach for anyone under 5'2"!!!

To lock house you must do interior locks on kitchen (nearest to car) then go to front and lock and run around the house in rain to get to car!

Lack of extra blankets!

Biggest issue was I never did receive WiFi password! Had to finally go to resort buy a cup of tea to get wifi for student who needed to use and workerbee who had a deadline to meet!!

Cost was high, as we later found a nice motel in Wallace( few miles nearer Lookout Pass Ski) which provided breakfast and 2 lift passes for less!!!

Kellogg is a dying town, sad. Silver Mtn water park is closed unless a guest at resort, which was our misunderstanding and that is only reason we were there! Not going back nor recommending.

Renter beware! Nice and plentiful towels in bathroom do not make up for lack of heat and no wifi password!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m so sorry the reviewing party didn’t like her visit. In 9 years of renting this house on VRBO we’ve never had a negative review. In fact if you look at the Reviews, we’ve had 5 reviews in the last 8 months and all have been great. In the last 2 months we have had 42 people (not counting the negative reviewer) staying in the house. The last party of 5 told me they’d be posting a very satisfied review too. Specifically regarding the negative review: - The reviewer says the pictures lied. How does that work? - There is a built-in heater up stairs and 2 space heaters. These are UL listed heaters and are NOT a fire hazard. - We had the fire extinguisher under the kitchen cabinet but thought it better to put it out so it could be seen. We’ll add another extinguisher under the sink. Thank you for the idea. - I’m sorry she didn’t figure out that you can lock the knob on the kitchen door and just close it behind yourself as you leave. No need to go out through the front door. - There are extra blankets in the house. Closets in every bedroom have at least 1 extra blanket. - WiFi passcode is on the ‘Welcome’ sheet on the Dining room table when guests arrive. Every renter for the last several years has used wifi while staying in the house. We’ll add it to the ‘Welcome Email’. Again, thanks for the idea. - I’m sorry the Silver Mt Resort doesn’t allow non-guests to use their pool. Maybe we should note that in the listing. We can’t control it. - I think most people understand that when you rent a 2,650 square foot house on 1/3 acre with carport and yard, it will cost more than a 250 square foot motel room with no kitchen, living rm, etc. Again I’m very sorry. It actually hurts me to have someone so displeased with our house. We will add a picture of the upstairs bath. It’s hardly decrepit, it’s not big but it has a new sink, new toilet, original claw foot tub and a new mirror. The house was built in 1913 and they built differently back then. I believe this guest could have been happy if they had just called us. Our phone # is accessible on the VRBO listing and on the ‘Welcome Email’. It would have been pretty easy to help her or had her contact our local manager for help.
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Great Family Get-Away!!!!

  • 5 of 5

With my husband's 70th birthday just before Columbus Day weekend and sons and their families in Portland, OR and Missoula, MT we were looking for a family friendly VRBO--this property was PERFECT. We own a VRBO in Missoula and know what makes tenants happy--we were very happy with this property. The downstairs bedroom with a queen size bed is spacious, had more storage than we needed and had privacy to the downstairs full bath. All the rooms were spacious (except for the upstairs bathroom) and everyone had room to spread out. There are actually four bedrooms including what is described as the "kids' room". The upstairs had three bedrooms and a full bath--tub only, no shower--and an angled ceiling that made it more friendly for kids than adults. One of the queen size bedrooms has a Foosball table and a door that opens into the kids' room. The kids' room has a queen bed and two twins, which would accommodate a family with small children. There is also a very large king size bedroom on the second floor. Grampy and I were downstairs and all the kids and grandkids were upstairs. There is internet access but no cable or satellite TV. We spent one day at the water park (five minutes away at Silver Mountain) and biked the next day on the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes. Bikes are no longer provided with the rental and we brought bikes with us. The kitchen was spacious and well equipped. There is a washer/dryer in a large laundry room on the first floor. All in all this is a perfect family venue--games, CD's, DVD's and close to Silver Mountain. Highly recommend this VRBO. Look forward to renting again in ski season.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Dirty Earnies
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Silver Mountain - Galena Ridge
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I - 90 runs thru Kellogg
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Moose Creek Inn
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Silver Mountain Resort

The main attraction in the summer is Biking, Fishing and ATV - 4 Wheeling. The Hiawatha Trail for biking is incredible with 8 tunnels and 7 trestles running through the mountains. The main attraction in the winter is Skiing, Snowboarding, and Snowmobiling. We bought the house because we love skiing and snowboarding at Silver Mountain Resort and Lookout Pass. The Coeur d' lane and St Joe rivers offer fishing, whitewater rafting and boating. We've done all 3 activities on these 2 beautiful rivers. There are 3 Golf courses within 10 miles and several more in Coeur d' lane. Of the 3 courses nearby, 2 are 'mountain' courses. On these courses, if the animals on the fairway are over 300lbs you let them play through. The Silver Mountain Resort has a water park and there is another one about an hour away. The mines offer tours and nearby Wallace (10 mi) is a historical preservation town.


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Feb 3 2017 - Feb 4 2017
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Cleaning $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $35
Tax Rate 11.5%

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Kellogg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2670 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • Bath 1 has tiled bath/shower with double shower heads. Both bathrooms have a hair dryer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Kids Room - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
  • All bedrooms have large closets with extra linens, night stands, and windows that open to let in the mountain breeze. During the winter, portable heaters are provided to add extra warmth at night.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Fenced in 1/2 acre lot, 95 year old Leaded glass windows and China Cabinet, ski/board tuning table and tools, 5 teen/adult bicycles available for use.

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