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McCall Cabin by Payette Lake - Private Dock, Deck & Beach, 4 Seasons, Lake-View

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Fun 4-season A-frame cabin by gorgeous Payette Lake has private lake front dock, deck & beach and beautiful lake view. Sleeps 8. Classic knotty-pine lodge decor throughout & a new shake roof with large windows make for a bright, cozy cabin atmosphere. Located just off Warren Wagon Road, around the corner from Shore Lodge and minutes from 'downtown' McCall. The view is breathtaking--pristine Payette Lake & surrounding mountains. Brundage and Tamarack ski resorts are just a few minutes away. Free WiFi Internet access. McCall boasts comfortable, warm sunny summer days and cool summer nights, so air-conditioning is not needed. Wood stove and back-up heater keeps cabin toasty warm in winter.

National Geographic named McCall #1 Secret Ski Town and said it was best for people who enjoy light powder snow.

Just 15 minutes from Brundage ski area & 25 minutes from Tamarack. Golf, tennis, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, cycling, sand volleyball, skiing/snowboarding, nordic & skate skiing, tubing hill, cycling, horseback riding, hot springs, spa and other fun activities are all nearby. Waterskiing, wakeboarding, wake surfing, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, stand-up paddle boarding, para-sailing, swimming & cliff jumping are all available on Payette Lake. The abundance of beds, large living room & huge deck make this cabin perfect for families.

Rent a boat or bring your own to enjoy this pristine lake, then tie it up at your private dock (late spring to early fall) and enjoy happy hour on your deck on the lake.

Hike or mountain bike to countless high-mountain lakes and don't forget your fishing rod.

Enjoy outdoor grilling (barbecue) on the huge cabin deck or taste the local fare at 'downtown' restaurants that run the gamut; fish, steak, sushi, pizza, Mexican & Italian food are all offered at various quaint McCall restaurants. But save room for a hand-dipped ice cream cone from Ice Cream Alley or a huckleberry shake from My Father's Place, both throw-backs from simpler times. Franchises are not allowed in McCall, so enjoy the local experience.

McCall is just 90 miles north of Boise. Follow the rapids of the Payette River through the canyon, then experience the mountain vistas of Round Valley & Long Valley on your way to the cabin.

No pets, please.

We are excited to share our family cabin with you!

PS-Our extended family enjoys our cabin frequently, so we often block off parts of summer months, some holidays & some weekends for their use, then open them up (sometimes last minute) if/when the dates become available. So check our calendar often as we are continually updating it to open up available dates. Thank you!

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Sam

The Hattabaugh family fell in love with McCall in the 60's when Grandpa Dan Collett was caretaker for JR Simplot's Payette lakefront property. We purchased the cabin in 1972 and have been returning for family vacations ever since. Because many of us live out of state, we decided to make the cabin available to others when we are not visiting.

Sam purchased this cabin in 1972

Why Sam chose McCall

We love swimming & boating on Payette Lake, so the private dock, deck & beach are perfect. It's great being just around the corner from Shore Lodge, across the lake from the marina & just minutes from 'downtown' McCall. We enjoy water activities, hiking, mountain biking, morel and huckleberry picking, golf, tennis & snow skiing--all right near the cabin. Part of our family resides in Boise, so McCall is very convenient for us. It's wonderful to escape Boise's summer heat, winter inversions & long lift lines at other ski hills. Fall is colorful & peaceful. Winter is a white wonderland with fluffy powder snow. Spring stays winter for awhile, then bursts with new life. And summer is absolute paradise. The cabin is our refuge in all 4 seasons & a gathering place for our whole family in late July. We know you will enjoy it, too!

What makes this cabin unique

The large deck is perfect for gatherings of family & friends. An abundance of sleeping spaces accommodate larger families. And the wood burning stove & oil heater keep the cabin toasty in the winter. Winter Carnival in mid-February brings elaborate ice sculptures & a flurry of entertainment to McCall. Art fairs, concerts, the classic wood boat show, live theater, gallery strolls & festivals are abundant. There's a year-round ice rink, quaint gift shops & boutiques and lots of restaurants with great food & beautiful views 'downtown.' Ice Cream Alley is also a favorite stop. Five gorgeous golf courses are near the cabin. Pick-up beach volleyball games at the public park by the marina are a favorite for teens. And of course we love swimming, boating & relaxing at our private beach & dock.


McCall Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Main floor bathroom has tub/shower combo. Basement bathroom has shower, toilet and washer/dryer. Basement bathroom is partially finished but useable in summer through mid-winter.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Loft bedroom has new queen bed with new pillow-top mattress.
    Other (See Description) - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living room has brand new queen sofa sleeper and 2 twin beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Largest bedroom is upstairs and has 1 king and 2 twin beds.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Basement bedroom w/new queen bed available May thru Jan.
  • 1 King bed and 2 twin beds are in the large, upstairs bedroom. 1 Queen Beds is in loft bedroom. 2 twin beds are in large upstairs bedroom (with the king bed). 2 additional twin-size beds convert from seating areas in the living room. 1 queen sized sofa-sleeper with inflatable mattress is also in the living room. 1 queen bed in in the basement bedroom, but may be unsuitable in mid-winter through spring, due to dampness.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • 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
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Classic A-frame cabin with knotty-pine and lodge decor throughout. Gorgeous lake view from cabin. Private dock & beach at Payette Lake are 90 steps from deck. This is the quintessential, comfy cabin your grandpa would have owned. This cabin holds so many wonderful family memories for us. Start making yours. Enjoy!


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McCall Cabin by Payette Lake - Private Dock, Deck & Beach, 4 Seasons, Lake-View
average rating of 4.6538463 based on 26 reviews

Best Cabin Ever!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had to go to my family reunion in Cascade Idaho. We thought we would stay 1 night in McCall at this AWESOME cabin to get our wits about us, before the family shenanigans began. Forget the reunion, we are moving in here! This family cabin comes with views of the lake, a private dock, and a beach! There are countless places to sleep. We loved how comfortable it is. All the windows allows for lots of natural light and good vibes. You can tell that the family has made lots of memories and truly cherishes this getaway in the woods. I loved doing my yoga practice in the sunshine on the deck😌?. Nice neighbors. Looks like we will be bringing all our friends back for a couples weekend very soon! Thanks for the great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you SO much for taking the time to write a review of our cabin. You have completely captured how we feel about this place and the memories we have created there! We are so glad you enjoyed the view, the lake and our private dock & beach. We are so grateful to have this comfy getaway so close to where we live. Thank you again for reviewing our cabin. We are looking forward to colorful fall weekends, powdery winter weekends and many warm, sunny springs & summers to come. Please return when you can stay longer!
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Cozy, Comfy, and a great location.

  • 4 of 5

Classic A-frame, with a big deck. Made to gather a crowd in the downstairs and the adjacent deck. Lots of seating, coffee table, table for meals or games in the main room. Bathroom on the same floor as the kitchen and main room. Upstairs has room for two couples with a double and queen bed, but the double has limited privacy because it is open to the stairway. Excellent layout for kids, with two twin beds (in addition to the queen bed) in the master bedroom, as well as the sofas in the main room. Also, two beds in the loft above the master bedroom, accessible by a ladder. If your group is all adults, the sleeping may be more like a dormitory. Our bed was very comfortable. Big deck that would be lovely in the summer with the view of the lake. We were toasty warm in the very cold winter nights. Sam is an outstanding host.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Much appreciated! I am glad you had a wonderful time in our toasty-warm cabin. We recently added a memory foam mattress to the king bed in the master bedroom (the one that also has the 2 twin beds and the 2 cots in the upper loft). It is SO comfy! The multitude of beds and large living room/dining area make the cabin great for families and close friends. When we have bigger groups, my husband & I often sleep on the queen bed in the basement bedroom, with attached bath/laundry room during non-winter months, because it is quiet and private. A few weekends ago, my husband helped some ice fishermen land a humungous Mackinaw (Lake Trout) just out from our dock. (I'll add a photo to the website). We enjoy all seasons at the cabin and are SO excited that light, powder snow is just dumping at Brundage Mountain Resort and Tamarack ski hills. Let it snow! Thanks again for writing the review and for your kind words. It helps potential guests know what to expect at the cabin. Take care, Sam
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Beautiful Fall Weekend

  • 5 of 5

McCall...never disappoints us, especially staying in a warm, cozy cabin with family and friends!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to review our cabin by Payette Lake. We also love McCall in the fall. The colors are so beautiful and the wood stove keeps us toasty warm. Glad we can see the brilliant colored leaves and the lake from the cabin. Mountain biking is great in the fall, too. Trails are dry and the scenery is beautiful. Thanks again for posting a review! Hope you can return to the cabin soon.
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Middleton, Idaho

Cozy....GREAT location!

  • 4 of 5

If the weather had been cooperative....we would have had a PERFECT vacation! The cabin was cozy, warm, and a wonderful place to relax. Had a great time hanging out, watching movies, playing games, and vegging out while watching it rain, hail, and snow :-)

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review and we are glad you enjoyed our warm, cozy cabin. Glad you made the best of the stormy weather and hope you can return when it is sunny and warm outside, too. Thanks again for writing a review, for treating our cabin so well and for being perfect guests. We appreciate you!
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It was a "hit" for the entire family!!

  • 4 of 5

We all enjoyed our stay immensely. The highest compliment and truth was that none of us wanted to leave and cant wait to return. Very accommodating setting and owners, thank you so much!!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of our cabin by the lake. We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves and hope you can make it back soon. We are looking forward to watching the leaves turn bright colors and to biking, hiking, kayaking and enjoying campfires at the beach this fall, then to skiing this winter. Thank you for taking such good care of our cabin and for treating it like your own. We love our family cabin and are happy to share it with wonderful guests like you!
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Absolutely Charming Place and Amazing Good Time!

  • 5 of 5

This was such an amazing little getaway for our family. We loved the cozy A-Frame cabin with direct access to the lake. Views were stunning! Centrally located and close to everything McCall and surrounding areas have to offer. Also close to town and local grocery and other stores. Neighbors were so friendly and fun. Thanks so much for making this property available---we will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for writing a review of your stay. We are glad you enjoyed our cozy cabin. We are so glad our parents bought the cabin in the '70's. It has been our slice of Paradise ever since. Our wonderful neighbors were kind enough to save our beautiful lake view when they built their guest house. We get up to McCall whenever we can. Thanks again for taking the time to write a review! Hope you can return soon.
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Boise is nearest major airport, small 1 in McCall
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Shore Lodge & Lardos are 3 blocks away
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
McCall Golf Course 4 miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Lardos & Shore Lodge - 3 blocks
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Brundage 5 miles & Tamarack 14 miles
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
In front of our cabin!
Nearest Point of Interest
Shore Lodge
Car: recommended

Private dock, deck & beach, hot springs, morel mushroom & huckleberry picking, wake surfing, beach volleyball, year-round indoor ice rink, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), hiking to high mountain lakes, alpine & nordic skiing/snowboarding, snowmobiling, Winter Carnival with Ice Sculptures & entertainment in late January & early February, art fairs, gallery strolls, seasonal concerts/festivals/live theater, Farmers Market, gift shops & boutiques.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Rates are based on a 1-6 person occupancy. Additional guests cost $15 per person, per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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