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Silverwood, Farragut. Sleeps 40! Reunions, Retreats

Bedrooms 11
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Lodge, 11 Bedrooms, 8.5 Baths, (Sleeps 40)

This property is on 160 forested acres. There are 3 beautifully furnished cabins and a very large 5 bedroom/6 bath main building. Your group will enjoy the perfect balance of private space and communal areas. Huge commercial kitchen, screened porch, outdoor fireplace, and a movie room.

Connect with family as you explore shady forests, open fields or rocky hillsides.Wildlife is abundant- you will almost certainly see deer, elk, hawks, bluebirds or wild turkeys, maybe even a moose! Enjoy evenings on the large screened porch or inside watching a movie on the 135" movie screen. The lodge operates part of the year as a destination recording studio, so the suites, cabins, and common areas are designed for a group of people to enjoy together comfortably for a week or more.

Cooking for large groups will be a pleasure in the commercial kitchen. There is ample refrigerator/freezer space, 3 ovens, char-broiler, and large griddle as well as a commercial dishwasher which cleans a load of dishes in under 3 minutes! The kitchen is well-stocked with large pots and pans and numerous serving dishes and warmers. Amenities include an ice machine and espresso maker.

The location is excellent! You'll turn off the highway and drive down a private, gated country road. Even though it is just a short distance from highway to property, you'll feel like you are a million miles from everything. The property is located between Sandpoint and Coeur d'Alene, two of the most popular tourist towns in North Idaho. We are less than 15 minutes from the Northwest's largest theme/water park, Silverwood. Also within minutes is the town of Bayview and Farragut State Park. This is a spectacular 4000 acre park at the south end of Lake Pend Oreille, the state's largest (43 miles long) lake. It's also the deepest (at 1,158 feet deep, there are only four deeper lakes in the nation). It's got terrific scenery, clean water, big fish, and a fascinating history. Picnic areas and swimming holes, boat rentals, fishing charters, Frisbee golf as well as a Naval Museum can all be found around Farragut and Bayview. 30 minutes south of the property is the beautiful resort town of Coeur d'Alene, and 30 minutes north is Sandpoint, home to Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort and the Sandpoint Music Festival. Both towns have antiquing, golfing, great restaurants, shopping and lots of wonderful summer and winter activities.

Your 7 night stay includes one free hour in the karaoke room. Contact us for rates for additional time, or to use your time for recording instead. The room has a stage with 4 mics, disco lights, a fog machine, a great sound system, a huge music and karaoke library, multiple video monitors for displaying the lyrics, floor monitors to hear yourself and an audio engineer and assistant to make sure everything runs smoothly. This room has so many uses! Dance, sing, listen to records, or have a family jam (we have instruments!).

Need more room? Ask about the "Gate House" a one bedroom cabin with a full bath and kitchen. This 750 sq ft house has a sleeper sofa and a twin daybed with trundle in the living room, and a comfy Queen bed in the bedroom. For pictures check

Keywords: Retreat, Reunion, Corporate Retreat, Silverwood, Farragut Park, Schweitzer Mountain, Fishing, Hunting, Wildlife, Golf, Recording studio, Sandpoint, Coeur d'Alene

More Details

Corrie Phillips
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 2, 2017

About Corrie Phillips

We've lived on this property for 20 years. We have a separate residence on the property which is near enough for us to lend a hand if you have questions, and far enough away that you'll never see us if you don't!

Corrie Phillips purchased this house in 2005

Why Corrie Phillips chose Idaho

The area has so much to do! Great stuff for families. Skiing and snowmobiling in the winter. Fishing, wakeboarding and huckleberry picking in summer, and hunting in the fall. Both Coeur d'Alene and Sandpoint have thriving downtowns with unique shopping, antiquing, art galleries, restaurants and live music.

What makes this house unique

One of the most unique benefits of the property is that it really is out in the country, and yet only a few minutes from a huge theme park. The adjacent recording studio also makes the property unique.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you both for the opportunity to stay at Cider Mountain. The entire group enjoyed themselves and the location nestled up in the trees was perfect! We do this retreat every year (my 34th year) and I think this is the first time I have ever seen a place so well thought out. You guys have done an amazing job with the overall comfort and ambience as well as the creature comforts---as long as I can have tunes in the kitchen I will cook anytime! Also, we appreciated the personal touch from you Corrie and the explanation and history of the photos taken by Chris' great grandfather. Very cool! Thank you and we hope to visit again :-)
Oct 2011
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Athol House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 40
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Middle Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    End Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Family/Bunk Room - toilet , shower
    Cabin 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Cabin 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Cabin 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Hallway bath -
    Billiard Room Bath -
    Handicap/ studio bath - toilet , shower , Limited availability, as necessary for handicap use
  • 8.5
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 40
  • Cabin 1 Bedroom - 1 queen
    Cabin 2 Bedroom - 1 queen
    Master - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Jetted Tub, large shower
    Middle Suite - 2 queen , Full bath
    End Suite - 1 queen , Full bath
    Room 2 in Family/Bunk suite - 1 queen , Shares bath with bunk room
    Cabin 1 Front Room - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Cabin 2 Front Room - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Room 1 in Family/Bunk Suite - 8 bunk bed , 8 twins=4 sets of bunks, shares bath with Rm 2
    Cabin 3 Front Room - 2 queen
    Cabin 3 Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1) There are 11 very comfortable queen beds, Twin or Single Beds (2) This is one twin with one twin trundle, Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-Play folding crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) There is a full sized sleeper sofa in each of 2 cabins, and one in the Master Suite, Bunk Beds (4) 4 sets of bunks (8 twin beds) 4 are extra long, and 4 are regular. All lower bunks have good quality allergy/waterproof mattress pads.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
The adjacent recording studio has many uses. Record the family CD, or rent the large room out for karaoke night! There is a stage for talent shows, live bands, family jams, karaoke, or a DJ! Plenty of room to dance and comfortable seating for watching. This is an unforgettable family experience. You will get 1 hr included in your rental. $60/hr after. (includes someone to run the sound.)


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Silverwood, Farragut. Sleeps 40! Reunions, Retreats
average rating of 4.976744 based on 46 reviews

Outstanding facility for family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We just finished our 3rd family reunion at Cider Mountain Lodge. It is a phenomenal facility, superbly maintained, with gracious and responsive owners. Although we like to explore new places and spend a lot of time investigating other options before each reunion, our 6 very opinionated children voted unanimously to request it for a 4th reunion in 2019. That really says it all, but here are a few of the features that make it perfect for us:

Large and well apportioned kitchen with a commercial dishwasher that is fun to use.

High quality barbeque grills.

Large and well apportioned game and movie rooms.

Large enough to accommodate 40 people eating at the same time inside or out.

Wonderful playground with two play houses.

Large house that accommodates several families and 3 cabins that allow a bit more privacy and independence for those who prefer that (a perfect balance for our family).

Well manicured lawn and soccer field.

Basketball court.

Karaoke room.

Convenient for activities in Sandpoint, Coeur d'Alene, and Kellogg (but we spend more and more time on site each reunion because it facilitates such wonderful interactions).

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 20 (+ or - 1 or 2) have stayed here for a summer week in 2016 and 2017. We enjoyed this place immensely. The kitchen, the great common room, the game room, the movie room, the bedrooms, the cabins, the barbecue area were just wonderful. We had some memorable and relaxing times here! Del Campbell

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A hidden gem in Northern Idaho. We absolutely loved staying at Cider Mountain!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to have a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

This was such a wonderful venue for our family reunion this year! The home and grounds were so clean and beautiful and there was everything we could ever need while we were there. We loved so many things about this place! The kitchen was a dream to work in and everything functioned perfectly. We loved the big theater room with the arcade games, and the three washers and dryers in the laundry room, we also spent a lot of time on the back patio and the grounds behind it, it was so relaxing with room for all of us to have dinner or to watch the kids play ball! Definitely a 5-star place all around! Thank you to the owners for being so accommodating and willing to help with anything we asked, you guys are the best!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Words Don't Do Justice!

  • 5 of 5

It was my wife's turn to plan this year's family reunion. It's tough to find a place that is central to our ever-expanding family. When we settled on Idaho, this property seemed to meet all of our requirements:

-Could fit everyone comfortably

-Close to local attractions


-Plenty of activities to keep everyone busy

-Easy food prep/serving

From the minute we walked in the door to the moment we had to leave (kicking and screaming), this house was perfect! It is so big, not even counting the three cabins and huge field. There is a movie room, a pool table room, a large family room, and, everyone's favorite, a huge commercial kitchen! Cooking for such a large group as easy, but cleaning up was even easier! There is even a recording studio for family karaoke on the last night! The kids loved being on the stage!

Corrie and Chris are perfect hosts! We had a couple of minor issues during our stay and they were so quick to address. They have a beautiful property, perfect for your next family reunion!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely amazing. You simply can't go wrong!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Spokane International Airport
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 95
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Country Boy
Nearest Ski
37 Miles
Schweitzer Mountain
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Public lake beach
Car: necessary

Silverwood Theme Park/Boulder Beach Water Park is 10-15 minutes away. This is the Northwest's largest theme park. Farragut State Park, also 10 minutes away, is 4,000 acres and sits at the south end of Lake Pend Oreille, Schweitzer Ski resort is 45 min away, Silver Mountain is 1 hour away. Both have summer activities as well as great skiing! Frisbee golf at Farragut Park.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $99

RV Hook-Ups available at $30/night, or $190/week.
Events such as weddings must be discussed with owner prior to reserving. These events are limited, and have restrictions and additional fees.
Must be 25 or older to rent.
10% discount for active military.
No refunds.
No pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund