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Burley Area Mountain Valley Country House, Reunions, B&B, Skiing

Bedrooms 7
Property type chateau / country house


chateau / country house

About the property

Many rooms for rent, large game room, large dining room, lawns to rela

Albion Bed and Breakfast is a lovingly restored 1907 building, that has been part of the campus of the Albion Normal School. Our building was the training school for student-teachers from 1891 until it closed in 1951 and has plenty of carefully restored historic charm.

It can be rented as a whole (group rental w. communal kitchen) or partially (rooms and/or suites).

It has 3 suites, 4 bedrooms (one is a large bunk/game room), 7 bathrooms, three full kitchens and one kitchenette. It sleeps 29 in regular beds, to be extended to 44 with comfortable folding beds/hide-a bed/futon beds and additional floor mattresses. Also there are 3 baby beds available.

There are in addition two large community rooms (23'x33' converted classrooms). One is used for communal Dining off the largest kitchen (16'x22'). Another as Multipurpose Hall with a 13ft high ceiling and a set of chandeliers w. large screen TV, ping pong, or set up for dancing/lectures (folding chairs available) etc. In the equally large Bunk/game room you can find Pool, Foosball and Air hockey games.

We have lawns and garden on three sides with a Majestic 80ft Dutch Poplar (Populus Albus) with tire swing centered on the south lawn with lots of shade. Outdoor chairs, gas grills, barbecue and fire pit are available.

There is a functioning natural bakery ('Albion School House Bakery') on site making fresh organic breads, rolls and tasty goodies like blueberry walnut muffins and oatmeal cookies.

In our Library Room you can relax with one of our numerous books or use our Wifi for your convenience. Every bedroom has a a TV for watching movies from our extensive movie library.

We are 20 minutes away from Mount Harrison with Pomerelle Ski Resort, a reliable beautiful winter sports area with lovely hiking in summer. Also Lake Cleveland is very close and great for fishing, picnicking and hiking through beautiful flowered meadows.

The City of Rocks and Castle Rock (35 minutes away) are famous with climbers all over the world and you can also have family fun hiking/climbing in the area, even book their Climbers Experience program or try a swim in the close by Hot Springs in Almo.

Keywords: Historical Converted Schoolhouse; Albion State Normal School; Bed and breakfast; South Central Idaho; Groups; Family Reunions; School Reunions; Gatherings; Events; Mountains; Hiking; Mountain Biking; Skiing; Rock Climbing; Fishing; Canoeing; Wildlife; Bakery; Lawn; Shade; Barbecue; Outdoor Fireplace; Rooms; Suites; Apartments; Albion Valley; Cassia County

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Chad Manderscheid
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2015

About Chad Manderscheid

We are a Dutch-American family with a background in Education and Counseling. Chad is originally from Mesa, Arizona and Susan from Amsterdam, Holland. We are fluent thus in English and Dutch and can understand a smattering of German, French and Spanish.

Chad Manderscheid purchased this chateau / country house in 2007

Why Chad Manderscheid chose Idaho

After living in the most densely populated country in Europe, The Netherlands, for twelve years and within hearing of one of the busiest airports in the world, I was looking for peace and quiet and some elbow room. Albion, Idaho(pop.264) fulfills all those wishes completely. Being near Pomerelle ski resort and several wonderful state and national parks with lakes and hiking trails was a bonus. We enjoy spontaneous encounters with local fauna such as owls and deer and sand hill cranes. I especially like seeing the milky way and shooting stars at night. We hear a small airplane about every six months and have very little traffic. Old highway 77 winds through town and people generally observe the 25 mph speed limit. We are less than three hours from Salt Lake City international airport and Boise's too. There is an inexpensive shuttle that runs from both and has a stop 15 minutes away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I stayed in the Principal's Suite in the old Albion Normal School Building. Spending time in the Principal's Office was never like this - Large Living room Bedroom with Kingsized bed,modern kitchenand large tiled bathroom. Very comfortable and the hosts were delightful. Pleasant setting near the former Albion Campus. Lake cleveland and Pomerelle ski area is close by and the City of Rocks is only about 30 mmiles away. The area matches the beauty of Sun Valley nad Aspen, but without the over develoment.
Jun 2009
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Burley Area Mountain Valley Country House, Reunions, B&B, Skiing
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
Nampa idaho USA

lovely and peaceful and hope to stay again!

  • 5 of 5

Albion is a lovely place to retreat from the busyness of the world! It is peaceful and beautiful there and the setting for this bed and breakfast is amazingly beautiful and quiet. everything is setup so nicely for families or couples or groups or even reunions and retreats! There is a big ballroom where one can have weddings or business meetings with plenty of chairs to set up and rolling white board to write on. there is a big dining room for a nice sized group. The prices are outstanding for the wonderful service offered. And the host Chad and Susan are exceptional and their caring for their guests! I would highly recommend this for anyone!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Murray, Utah


  • 5 of 5

Our family was scheduled to arrive July 11, 2013 but due to an unexpected medical situation we had to cancel our reservations. We toured the property with the owner before we had to cancel and we were impressed with the property's ability to house our large family with enough bedrooms, kitchens etc. We've always had to squeeze into the rented properties we've used before but not into this one. We also loved the relaxing atmosphere of the house and its beautiful setting. Finally, we have discovered a rental property that will accommodate us. Hurray! If for no other reason, we would rent this property again because the owner is an honest man, full of humanity, and a delight to deal with. He is returning our sizable deposit with no reservations. Please don't be concerned that the owner is on site, he is a pure delight and very helpful to have around.

By the way, the bathrooms are spotless and in great condition. We will recommend this property to our friends. Our family already loves it.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boise, ID

skiing and dogs

  • 4 of 5

We came to ski and explore City of Rocks with our dogs. We (and the three canines) had a lovely time at the Albion B&B. It was fun to talk about Holland with Chad, make popcorn and watch movies/read from the extensive library, wander the area with the dogs and, of course, ski! Thanks for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I enjoyed your stay. Your well trained dogs were no problem. I am glad you had a good time. Chad
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Burley Idaho

Great place

  • 5 of 5

I would like to write and let Chad know what a great place he has in Albion. My family stayed there for 3 days and we had a great time, rooms were clean and fresh, accomadations were wonderful. The smell of fresh bread in the early morning is like none other. .Everyone enjoyed it so much we can hardley wait to come back for another family gathering. Thanks Chad!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
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Nearest Airport
172 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Albion Steakhouse
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
172 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
We are just off hwy77 and 12m from Interstate 84
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Albion Steakhouse
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Nearest Beach
16 Miles
Snake river at Heyburn or Lake Cleveland
Car: not necessary

Historic site: Albion teachers college was located here. a lot of historic details are carefully preserved and add to the charm of the building, along with the owner, who comes from a long line of teachers.

We are close to Pomerelle Ski resort, just 20 minutes away, with good service and very reliable snow: see link.


Rates & Availability

Albion Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.0%

We have many rooms available starting at $89 per night, double occupancy with breakfast.
The B&B is restored historical school building. All rooms are beautifully furnished and private. We welcome couples, families, reunions, foreign travelers and history lovers. Teachers get a special discount. The whole facility group rate of $750.00pn ( up to 44 guests) does not include breakfast. A 20% nonrefundable deposit is required to hold reservations. Groups pay the balance on arrival along with the damage deposit of $200.00.

We accept check, cash and credit cards. 10% non refundable deposit to hold reservation.

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Albion Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 9000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Shared Kitchen ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 39 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • 7
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 39
  • The Geography Room - 1 queen , 1 double , Starting at $89.00 double occupancy.
    The Math Room - 1 queen , 1 double , Starting at $99.00 double occupancy.
    The Science Studio - 1 queen , With kitchen, starting at $108.00 double occupancy.
    The Biology Suite - 2 queen , With kitchen, starting at $129.00 double occupancy.
    The Great Family Room - 5 twin/ single , 4 bunk bed , Starting at $125.00 double occupancy.
    The Principal Suite - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon , With kitchen, starting at $154.00 double occupancy.
    The Arts & Crafts Room - 1 king , 1 double , Starting at $89.00 double occupancy.
  • King size beds (2) 2 King Size beds (Principal Suite and Arts- and Crafts Room), Queen size Beds (5) 5 Queen beds (Geography Room; Math Room, Science Studio; 2 in Biology Suite), Double Beds (3) 3 double beds / full size beds (in Math Room, Geography Room; Bunk Room)., Twin or Single Beds (5) 5 Twin beds (4 in Bunk Room, 1 in Arts- en Crafts Room), Child Beds (4) 4 waterproof (5 foot long) floor mattresses: for young children which are too large for cribs, Baby Cribs (5) 3 wheeled cribs, 1 bassinet, Sleep Sofa or Futons (9) 4 folding beds (Twin size) 2 hide-a bed couches (Queen size) 3 futon couches (Queen size) 1 futon couch (Full size) 6 other floor mats / mattresses (twin size), Bunk Beds (4) 2 sets of bunk beds, sleeps 4 in total (in Bunk Room).
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A large tree provides plenty of shadow to enjoy the garden in summer. Garden chairs available. A Library Room is available to retire or loan a book of your choice. We have a great variety of relaxing, interesting, modern and antique books, which we are happy to share. The Dining Room is plenty big for a sizable group. Bakery (Albion School House Bakery) and small store on site, smells yummy, you can even talk about a baking workshop with the owner.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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