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Beautiful Log House. Close to McCall. Tranquil & Spacious.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This log cabin vacation rental in McCall, Idaho has a handcrafted touch throughout, with custom log furniture, local artwork, and even complimentary jam for your stay! The spacious 3 bedroom cabin sleeps 8, so there's plenty of room to stretch out in the loft, hang out at the bar or chill in the hammock with a hot or cold drink on the wrap-around covered deck.

This cabin is right next to state land, there is a great view from inside and plenty of forest to hike or snowshoe right off the deck. Only 1 mile from downtown! Cabin is near Payette Lake and 10 miles from Brundage Mountain Ski Resort. Tamarack Ski Resort is about 20 minutes away. Located up Warren Wagon Road.

This cabin has it all. At least, all you would ever need in a home sweet away from home. Vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace, covered deck, bamboo flooring, leather couches, local artwork and photography. The open loft features a futon with a big screen tv complete with a dvd collection with everyone's favorites. The perfect setting for a family BBQ, outside you have a grill and a view, and inside the kitchen comes fully stocked with everything you need to be chef, baker or griller extraordinaire.

There are three bedrooms (including master bedroom), each with a custom aspen queen log bed. Master bedroom features a beautifully tiled bathroom, large tub and shower with custom crafted vanity. If you need more beds, there is the futon in the loft and 2 twin size mattresses, plenty of linens and blankets. The mud room has an eco-friendly washer and dryer. Ipod speakers and does have access to your own wireless plans (if you have your own mobile phone or laptop with plan).

You will find a personal touch on the inside, with handcrafted log and wood furniture. The owner, Mark, has always had a way with his hands, and it shows in the craftsmanship. Log beds, stools, dining table, side tables, all crafted out of aspen and recycled dock wood.

From $175-$250 a night (see rates) with a minimum stay of 2 nights. Get a FREE night, rent 6 nights and the 7th night is on us (the discounted weekly rate displayed below includes the free night in the nightly rate). VRBO only allows us to show nightly rates but the first 2 nights are the base rate and following nights are discounted rates.

We accept credit cards (via PayPal) and checks. Sorry, no pets. Remember, the early booker gets the sweet cabin!

Visit our website for more photos, video tours.

Contact us today and make this cabin your home sweet away from home.

More Details

Mark and Renee Lothrop
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2017

About Mark and Renee Lothrop

Home sweet away from home.

This is a cabin rental with a story. We hope that you can enjoy the personal touch that not many other vacation rentals can offer.

Mark and Renee met while working in McCall, Idaho. Mark was a smoke jumper and Renee was a fire lookout. Before moving away they purchased the land. After 25+years of saving, and 3 years building with finishing touches, this cabin is now Mark and Renee's home sweet away from home. And now it can be yours too.

What makes this cabin unique

Our family enjoys the time at the cabin more than anything. Lots of memories are made at nearby hot springs, skiing at Brundage ski resort, relaxing on the beach at Payette Lake and of just hanging out at the cabin.

We hope you enjoy the home sweet away from home.

This cabin's covered wrap around deck is enjoyable because it sits right next to a very scenic state forest. We have been known to go huckleberry and morel mushroom hunting right out the door.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at Mark and Renee's cabin. It is a beautiful cabin -- they did a wonderful job and is very comfortable. The wrap around porch is a fantastic place to start the day with your cup of coffee and a good book. We also enjoyed the hammock. The cabin has lots of light and beautiful views out onto the woods. We were thrilled to find it.

We also really enjoyed the area around McCall. There in the summer time, we rafted the Salmon River, kayaked on the Upper Payette, rented a pontoon boat and did some fishing on the lake and enjoyed the hot springs close by. We ran out of time and hope to be back to explore some more of the area and enjoy this cabin again. You won't be disappointed. Mark was also very helpful about making sure we had what we needed and all of our questions where answered. You couldn't ask for better hosts -- and the blackberry jam was delicious. We ate it all while we were there!
Jul 2013
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Log House. Close to McCall. Tranquil & Spacious.
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

McCall cabin

  • 5 of 5

This place was spotless and had everything we needed. The owners were fantastic and were very flexible to our needs. If we are ever in McCall again, we will definitely stay here!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded every expectation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had such a fabulous vacation at this beautiful cabin last week! Every need was met and we especially enjoyed the wrap-around deck with the view of the woods. Our little granddaughters loved to explore the woods. My husband and I walked into town for breakfast on some of our morning walks. The owners were lovely to work with and the condition of the cabin was immaculate and the beds comfortable. We marveled at the amazing handcrafted furniture. We definitely will book here again on our next trip to McCall.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seclusion in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at this cabin. We loved how it was built to look back at the endless woods it sits up against. Our kids had a great time exploring the woods and see wildlife daily.

The cabin was stocked with everything we needed. The decore went so well with the rest of the cabin and set the mood for the "outdoors" experience we were looking for.

We'll most surely make an effort to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love the kind words-we built with ourselves in mind but glad it has an outdoor appeal to our guests. Mark & Renee
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Milton-Freewater, Oregon

Weekend Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Very nice lodge. Love the 3/4 quarter wrap around porch, watching wildlife from the windows, and rooms are very roomy. Kitchen looking into the living room was great to communicate with everyone. only draw back was parking.... of course it's winter and four large pickups it was small, but we manage! Thanks for allowing us to stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Meridian, Idaho

Beautiful cabin

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this cabin over the weekend with our college kids and friends. The cabin is beautifully decorated. Tables, benches, beds are all unique and hand crafted. The open kitchen was perfect for cooking and hanging out. It was stocked with all of the appliances and utensils we needed. Evenings were spent in the loft watching movies from an extensive DVD collection. Bedrooms are all spacious and comfortable. It was a relaxing weekend and so nice to be able to spend it with family. Activities included walking in the mornings, playing games, fishing, ice skating, Gold Fork hot springs and making s'mores around the fire pit. The homemade blackberry jam, provided by the owners, was delicious!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing cabin!!

  • 5 of 5

We met 2 other couples for a weekend in McCall for the Winter Carnival. This cabin was absolutely perfect! The rooms were all beautiful and spacious with comfortable beds and lovely furniture. The family room, dining room and kitchen were open and made socializing very easy while cooking. The cabin was warm and cozy and had every amenity we could think of. Mark, the owner, was very attentive to details and checked in with us before and after our stay to make sure everything went smoothly. Our group has met in McCall on 2 previous occasions for Winter Carnival, and we all agreed that this was the best cabin we have stayed in yet! I can't wait to go back. Many thanks to Mark for our wonderful weekend in the mountains :)

Tricia F. Boise, ID

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tricia: It certainly makes our little operation more fun when our guests enjoy their stay. Hope you all can make it back in the near future. Have a great year. Mark & Renee Lothrop BackCountry Cabin & Rustic Furniture.
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This cabin sits right on the edge of state land 'forest' where you can go right out the door into nature, hike, morel mushroom hunting, huckleberry picking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing. Even river boarding, kayaking, and hot springs nearby.


Rates & Availability

McCall Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

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Cleaning Fee $90
Refundable damage deposit $100

Stay 6 nights, get the 7th night free.

Checks or PayPal (credit cards) accepted.
Taxes included in rates.

50% due at time of booking as deposit to reserve cabin.
Remainder payment due 14 days prior to stay.

Please provide 30 days cancellation notice & 25% of payment will be refunded.

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McCall Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sink
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet
  • (2.5) Bathrooms. Master bathroom includes toilet, tile floor, sink with large counter, bathtub and shower. Upstairs bathroom includes toilet, shower, handcrafted vanity and beautiful view. Shared downstairs bathroom includes toilet and sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Loft + Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , we also have extra mattresses if needed.
  • Queen sized beds (3) 3 bedrooms, including master bedroom, with premium queens on handcrafted log beds. Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 single mattresses if additional sleeping spaces are needed, perfect for kids. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Loft area doubles as a sleeping space, complete with futon that can sleep 2.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Wrap Around Covered Deck, Mud Room, Laundry Room, Handcrafted Log Furniture, Local Artwork and Photos, Adjacent to State Land, Convection Oven, TV/ soundbar, Great DVD/VCR Library, Ipod Speakers, Microwave, Bamboo Floors, Leather Couches, Gas Fireplace, Bath Tub

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