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

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Last updated: 07/24/2015

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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:39
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:7
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 07/24/2015

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 9000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for renters is 21, unless they are accompanied by an adult. If accompanied by an adult there is no minimum age. We are child friendly....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We have a tire rope swing on our shady 90ft tall Dutch poplar and we have a large isolated game rooms with ping pong and board games. Air hockey, Foosball and Pool table are also available (in bunk room)....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    If left alone in room they must be in a carrier. Extra cleaning fee of $25 required....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The main floor is accessible, the basements are not....moreless

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 39, Beds for 29-39

  • Convertible bed(s)


  • The Geography Room: 1 queen, 1 double

    Starting at $89.00 double occupancy....moreless

  • The Math Room: 1 queen, 1 double

    Starting at $99.00 double occupancy....moreless

  • The Science Studio: 1 queen

    With kitchen, starting at $108.00 double occupancy....moreless

  • The Biology Suite: 2 queen

    With kitchen, starting at $129.00 double occupancy....moreless

  • The Great Family Room: 5 twin/ single, 4 bunk bed

    Starting at $125.00 double occupancy....moreless

  • The Principal Suite: 1 king, 2 sleep sofa /futon

    With kitchen, starting at $154.00 double occupancy....moreless

  • The Arts & Crafts Room: 1 king, 1 double

    Starting at $89.00 double occupancy....moreless

  • 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)....moreless

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Books:

    We have a dedicated Library with several thousand books, classic and popular. Most are for sale....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Most rooms can play cassettes or DVDs....moreless

  • Games:

    Many standard board games several chess sets....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (8) In every bedroom is a TV with video player and we have a video Library of 700+ movies....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    (3) We have more than two hundred classic and modern Cassettes and DVDs for our quests to play, to be found in Chandelier Room....moreless


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Part of and view of Historic Albion Normal School 1891-1951...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Near 10,000 ft Mt Harrison, home of Pomerelle Ski mountain...moreless

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


  • Dining:

    Each suite has table and chairs for four and the studio has for two. The main dining room which is 24'x33' has room for at least 39....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 39 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    In all bedrooms air conditioning available. Most have central Geothermal and a window unit for extra comfort....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Large front load dryer available as needed ( see washer)...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The geothermal system does a good job for most of the building and each bedroom has backup. The larger common rooms each have a wood stove....moreless

  • Internet:

    We have high speed Wifi for the main floor. Reception in the basement suites is limited....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All regular King/Queen/Full/Twin size beds have linens and blankets provided. For other beds (futons, hide- a beds, folding beds, mats): please take your own linens/blankets with you. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The Great Room functions as a multipurpose room and there is an extensive Library with seating for twollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll...moreless

  • Parking:

    free parking on the street and on the grounds....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Free parking on our property available for cars....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Available, if use of plug-in, fee is $ 10,- a day with whole facility rental....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    When individual rooms are rented at the B+B rate ($44 per person and up) towels are provided. Group rates which are about half that are not....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Large front load washer available as needed (washing/drying $5.00 a load)....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed WiFi (through most of the building) available for laptops and other devices....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    (3) Wood stoves are available in our three large rooms: one in the Chandelier/Game Room, one in the Dining Room and one in the Bunk Room....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Each suite and studio has a coffee maker and the main dining room has two with capacity for 12 or 60 cups....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    We have several larger skillets and casserole pans, deep soup kettles, ample serving dishes and water jugs. Including all normal implements: kitchen knives, juicer, blender, mixers, ovens....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Each suite has plates and utensils for four. The main kitchen has enough for thirty....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    one new home size dishwasher...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    (3) We have a large commercial kitchen with room for 8 people to work, a large commercial furnace, grills, ovens, three sinks and lots of counter space and cutting boards and juicers and blenders....moreless

  • Microwave:

    (3) Four microwaves and additional other small toaster ovens available...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (3) Four full size refridgerators, 2 additional medium size and 5 more small fridges in rooms without kitchens. Plus some space in a freezer. That is ten in total for the exclusive use of groups....moreless

  • Shared Kitchen:

    The kitchen is in use as a wholesale retail bakery in the commercial kitchen a few days a week....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Each suite has a toaster and the main dining room has two....moreless


  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden:

    We have a quarter acre of lawn with shade trees and lawn furniture....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    We are 15 minutes from Pommerelle ski mountain....moreless



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Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $20
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 8%


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.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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The property's calendar has not been updated in 19 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability



172 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Albion Steakhouse
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
172 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
We are just off hwy77 and 12m from Interstate 84
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Albion Steakhouse
11 Miles
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Albion, ID, USA:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 07/24/2015

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • South side looking west

    South side looking west

  • North Entrance facing the Campus of the former Albion College

    North Entrance facing the Campus of the former Albion College

  • Principal suite bedroom

    Principal suite bedroom

  • South Entrance facing the street.

    South Entrance facing the street.

VRBO #276059

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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