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Downtown 18-Acre Mountain Lodge Retreat Villa- Sleeps 2-30

Bedrooms 6
Space 8,300 sq. ft.
Property type villa


About the property

Castle Villa, 8 Bedroom/Bath Suites, Theater, Private & Exclusive (Sleeps 2-30)

Escape to the privacy and peacefulness of Talus Rock Retreat for your special getaway. A private, chic, and eclectically elegant timber frame and Tuscan-style lodge, this exceptional property caters to those who appreciate nature combined with old world charm. USA Today named Talus Rock Retreat "THE place to stay..." in their article naming Sandpoint "Top 10 most Beautiful Mountain Towns".

With 8 private bedroom/bath suites available from which to choose, the cozy provisions can be enjoyed by a couple for a weekend getaway, a romantic honeymoon, a pristine mountain vacation, or a simple get-away to enjoy rejuvenation and inspiration. Or, take the tranquil villa in its entirety to accommodate an intimate extended family reunion, a spectacular rehearsal dinner, wedding, an indoor catered holiday gathering, or other group affair with lodging.

These exclusive, one-of-a-kind provisions are perfectly situated and secluded on an 18-acre playground with year-round outdoor adventure - a dream come true for guests who crave the convenience of being close to downtown while having 8,300 square feet of private luxury. Comfortably sleeping 24, Talus Rock Retreat is just over 1 mile from downtown Sandpoint, City Beach, local shops and many fine restaurants, and only 5 miles from the base of prime skiing or summer fun on Schweitzer Mountain Resort.

Keywords: pond, mountain views, retreat, peaceful, perfect for family reunion, exclusive, lodge, tranquil, villa, getaway, unique lodging, wedding venue.

More Details

Heather Pedersen
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2017

About Heather Pedersen

TALUS ROCK RETREAT EST. 2008 This God-inspired vision of husband and wife is a response of gratitude to His blessing on our family. Together, we have created this home as a love letter and retreat to serve those who serve others. May He forever bless this offering as a place of rest for souls in need of healing, love and peace. And may we always remember to be unconditionally generous in helping others with the abundance He has allowed us to enjoy. We welcome you. Bruce, Heather, Kipling, Rio and Selkirk Pedersen

Heather Pedersen purchased this villa in 2007

Why Heather Pedersen chose Idaho

Escape to the privacy and peacefulness of this 6 room/8 bath bed and breakfast! Amazing Tuscan-style timber frame lodge perfectly situated on a private and secluded 18-acre wilderness playground, a nature-lover's paradise conveniently located only 1 mile from downtown Sandpoint, Idaho. Talus Rock can be rented in its entirety or by the room and is the perfect backdrop for any indoor or outdoor gathering.

Comfortably sleeping 1 to 24 guests, our exclusive, one-of-a-kind provisions rejuvenate and inspire guests while they enjoy the tranquility of mountain splendor.

What makes this villa unique

Full of whimsical surprises and a tasteful array of treasures from around the world, Talus Rock Retreat is the perfect fusion of grandeur and picturesque mountain living with 3 fully-equipped kitchens, a home theater with over 100 movies available, hot tub, heated outdoor pool, radiant heated floors, stunning mosaics, copper colored tin ceilings, tree shower, waterfall, fish-stocked pond, and a 4th floor tower that frames the endless, unparalleled 270 degree views of Lake Pend Oreille and the spectacular Cabinet Mountains. Kids and adults alike will want to cuddle indoors and serve up a movie in our in-home theater, watch the sunset, cook smokies and marshmallows at the fire pit, soak in the hot tub, swim, fly fish, rowboat or ice skate on the bass-stocked pond.


Sandpoint Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 8300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Arbor Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub , Custom 2 headed tree shower. Magazine feature.
    Syringa Suite Bath - toilet , shower , Attached beautiful custom tiled mosaic
    Kipling Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub , Custom mosaic tiled tub/shower.
    Rio Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Attached Custom slate tiled shower bath
    Selkirk Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Attached custom slate tiled shower
    Nooma Bathroom - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Custom dragonfly glass shower
  • Each bath is uniquely designed for not only beauty but function and fun!
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Arbor Room - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , jetted tub for 2, private deck, double headed tree shower
    Kipling Room - 1 king , Jetted tub, bed bath suite. Mosaic stunning views.
    Rio Room - 1 king , 1 child bed , Bed/bath suite. Twin is in the loft for children ages 7-14.
    Selkirk Room - 1 king , 1 child bed , Bed/bath suite. Twin is in the loft for children ages 7-14.
    Syringa Suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Suite with full kitchen with private deck, full kitchen
    Nooma Expanse Suite - 1 king , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 4 child bed , 4 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , 2300 sft living, fireplace, kitchen, movie theater, hot tub
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • 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
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Private Pond Perfect for Swimming in the Summer and Ice Skating in the Winter, Unique Tree Shower, Movie Theater


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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Spokane International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
78 Miles
The Balfour
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Elk's Country Club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bab's Pizzaria
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Schweitzer Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Sandpoint City Beach
Car: not necessary

Sandpoint was votest 'Top 10 most beautiful towns' by USA Today and Talus Rock Retreat was named 'The place to stay..' in the same article. We are located only 1 mile from downtown Sandpoint and considered a high end luxury retreat, close to a bed and breakfast without all the frills. Casual luxury in a private setting.


Rates & Availability

Sandpoint Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 23 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.0%

The property has 6 rooms ranging from king double occupancy rooms 3 @ 500 sq ft., 750 sq ft., 900 sq ft., 3,200 sq ft

Full house exclusivity and full access to grounds, pond, hot tub, pool, outside amenities.
$50 extra per adults over 24 people, $25 / 14 yrs old and under.

Additional Event Grounds Fee applies ONLY to special events, where grounds are used for guests NOT staying overnight. ≥50

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