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The Conifer Lodge-10+ Bedrooms, 8 Bath

Sleeps35
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 10 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 8 Baths, (Sleeps 35)

This beautiful and unique custom home features beautiful hand crafted woodwork throughout and beautifully tiled bathrooms. Trees cover the property. There is a deep driveway with lots of parking space off the road. The two story great room houses the large kitchen, a wood burning fireplace and 2 seating areas.

The kitchen has a 12 foot long island with a granite countertop, 5 burner gas cooktop, 2 dishwashers and seating for 6. The dining room table seats twelve and additional folding tables are available. A projector in the great room for movie watching or presentations and two seating areas makes it the perfect setting for large gatherings.

There is a laundry room on each floor and a Master Suite on each floor. The main floor has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths including a Master Suite with a private bath. The other two bedrooms are across the hall from a bath. The other main floor bath is off the main floor laundry.

The second floor has two wings. The east wing has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, including a second Master Suite. The other two bedrooms are across the hall from a bathroom. The north wing has four bedrooms and 2 baths. There are two bedrooms and a bathroom on each side of the hall. There is also a laundry room in the north wing.

The 3rd floor contains a bunk room that contains 7 bunk beds. There is also a game room with Fooseball and air hockey on the 3rd floor. In addition there is a new TV room with flat screen TV, couches and DVD player and a new full bath.

Portable cribs are available for children.

A large covered porch, and a 30 ft by 30 ft cement patio with a gas BBQ can accommodate large gatherings. The patio has 6 umbrella tables seating 4-6 people each and the covered porch can fit several buffet/serving tables. There is a propane fueled firepit on the patio.

This property is located just off Lick Creek Road 2 blocks from Ponderosa State Park Beach.

*Rather than charge guests an expensive deposit we simply require a property damage protection policy. This inexpensive alternative covers guests for most types of accidental damage: www.propertydamageprotection.com

*Additionally, guests have the choice of purchasing trip cancellation protection. Please visit this website to learn more about this inexpensive way to receive a refund in case of failed plans: www.vacationprotection.com

Keywords: Conifer Lodge-Custom 11 Bedroom 7 bath Home--water skiing, boating, fishing, river running, golf, family reunions, business retreats, women's retreats, professional retreats, short walk to lake beach, water craft, sailing

More Details

Property Manager
Frank and Kitty Tuft
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Frank and Kitty Tuft

Recently retired from Ski Vacation Business in Utah. Parents of 9 children and grandparents of 23. We literally built this home ourselves!

Frank and Kitty Tuft purchased this house in 2009

Why Frank and Kitty Tuft chose Idaho

Owner's grandfather ran sheep and cattle in the mountains around McCall and his descendents still gather in McCall every year to enjoy its beauty, their heritage and each other.

What makes this house unique

We love that our entire extended family can be together while still allowing everyone to have their space. We ride our bikes around the lake, down to the beach, and up to Loon Lake to see the downed WWII B23 Bomber. We walk down to Davis Beach and Lakeview Beach and play in the water and lie on the beach. Afterwards we grab a hamburger at My Fathers Place, or Growlers and then head to Ice Cream Alley for a "mountain size" ice cream cone.

We watch family movies on the projected screen and make huge meals in the kitchen. We gather around the big kitchen table to play games, eat and talk. Lots of talking when the kids are in bed. We love this place!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Frank and Kitty,



We are so grateful to you for opening up the Conifer Lodge to other families! We absolutely loved it! My family had the best experience there and everyone was overwhelmed by its beauty, coziness and space! My nieces and nephews had the time of their lives...they loved the bunk room and play room! A memory they will keep forever! My parents and siblings were so comfortable staying there as well. The kitchen was amazing to use and had every supply and utensil imaginable.



THANK YOU for a wonderful experience and for all the accommodations you made for us. Our wedding dinner and celebration there was perfect! Thank you so much for giving other families, like ours, the experience of staying in the Conifer Lodge!



See you again on our next vacation!
Oct 2013
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Amenities

McCall House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 35
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
Bedrooms:
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 35
  • Queen size Beds (1) 10 queen beds, Twin or Single Beds (1) 14 Twin/Single Bed , Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
fire pit for out side gatherings

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.924528 based on 54 reviews
5

Absolutely incredible!

  • 5 of 5

Our jaws dropped to the floor when we entered the great room. The conifer is a GORGEOUS, clean, spacious, palatial house. When they say it is a fully stocked kitchen they mean it! There are all of the dishes, glasses, pots, pans, crock pots, two coffee pots, EVERYTHING you could ever need to host your group. The towels and sheets are soft and clean and very high quality. The pillows and mattresses are ridiculously comfortable. They provide little baskets of shampoos and lotions for each bathroom. If this was a hotel it would be 5 stars, top of the line. They have a great stereo system and an electric piano for entertaining. They provided two bbq's outside and had tons of spare tables and chairs. There are lights strung underneath the covered porch (which is wide enough to seat people on both sides of a long dinner table.) The third story has a HUGE bunk room (pictures do not do this justice), a play room chock full of games and toys and a theater room with three huge long couches and a big screen TV. I barely saw my children they were so entertained upstairs. My only regret is that we couldn't live there for a month. My family was ecstatically happy with our find and the incredible weekend we spent there. Final note; Frank and Kitty Tuft are the most lovely people. It was so nice to meet you and to share your home with you. Thank you so so much.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Conifer Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Great experience. Great flow for the house, with a great-room that accommodated everyone. The layout of the house is in such a way that we could partition our group in different areas for family style sleeping arrangements, keeping families together. Great home for kids with activities built into the home. Well designed home for large groups, plenty of cold storage and cooking/preparation areas; Great layout, Great Home!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Please come back often. Thanks, Frank and Kitty Tuft
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5

A delightful home, full of character & amenities. This large home is well loved!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this home 5 years in a row for only a weekend each time, and my kids talk about the Conifer Lodge all year long! It is one of their favorite places!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

This house is incredible! It has everything in it you could possibly need. We had almost 40 people (adults and children) all under this roof and it worked great for us. The owner was so great to work with. We hope to go again!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing cabin for large group

  • 5 of 5

We took 11 friends to this cabin. Each room had privacy and the living room was great for entertaining and sharing memories. The location was great and the cabin had all amenities to cook and relax. Amazing place to stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't even do this place justice! This place was incredible. Family reunion was a success largely because this lodge impressed everyone! We hope to come back year after year. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Ponderosa Park Beach

ice skating

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Rates & Availability

McCall House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
Fall Value
Sep 5 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
Holiday
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
Winter Value
Jan 2 2018 - Jan 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
Winter
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
 
Spring Value
Mar 1 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Rates do not include tax or cleaning fee, unless specified in quote details.

Cancellations will receive no refund.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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