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

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Fun 4-season A-frame cabin by gorgeous Payette Lake has private 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. Wood stove and back-up heater keeps cabin toasty warm in winter.

National Geographic just 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.

Barbecue on the 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.

We are excited to share our family cabin with you!

PS-Our extended family enjoys our cabin frequently, so we often block off summer months & 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!

Keywords: cabin, cottage, vacation rental, A-frame, lake view, lake access, private dock, 4-season, vacation home, cabin by the lake, McCall cabin, Payette Lake cabin, ski, powder skiing

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

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 Idaho

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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

McCall Cabin by Payette Lake - Private Dock, Deck & Beach, 4 Seasons, Lake-View
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Great Girl Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Five women gathered here for a one night get away . . . it was perfect . . . just what you hope a cabin will be. We enjoyed time sitting on the "dock" right on the lake - beautiful views . . . Stargazed from the deck . . . took walks . . . cooked together . . . slept well. Very cabin-esque. Owner was great and easy to work with!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay. We are so glad you enjoyed our family cabin! We love getting away to McCall, hanging out at the dock AND star gazing! We can see so many more stars at the cabin than we can in the city. Thanks again for posting a review. We hope you can return again soon!
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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: Aug 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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Boise Id

Great Cabin in Winter Wonderland

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a great ski getaway and loved it. It is the perfect family cabin, not fancy but very comfortable. A small herd of deer welcomed us and we quickly settled in for an enjoyable stay. The location is perfect, close enough to town to walk but far enough away to be peaceful and quiet. McCall is known for great winter activities and you can be at Brundage Mountain (Best Snow in Idaho) within 20 minutes. Miles of cross country ski trails are even closer. There is a great selection of restaurants in town and you have a well equipped kitchen if you want to cook. Sam is great to work with and responds quickly to your needs. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We also LOVE going to the cabin for ski trips. Brundage and Tamarack both had epic snow years, validating National Geographic's calling McCall the #1 Secret Ski Town for light powder skiing and families. Brundage even made their bunny hill free! The lake is gorgeous in the winter and the wood stove keeps us toasty warm. Thanks again for writing a review. Think snow!
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Everything a cabin should be!!! Can't wait to stay again.

  • 5 of 5

This place feels like what it is, a beautiful, folksy, family cabin on the lake, but available for your family! The owner is a delight to deal with, and you can feel her understandable enthusiasm for the place. The wood burning stove is a treat, and works surprisingly well at heating and ambiance. Although it appears small from the outside, it is very well laid out and offers a substantial amount of sleeping areas, including a (super fun!) loft and a finished basement with a door in the floor. A door in the floor! How cool is that? Needless to say the kids loved it. Only caveat, the private dock does get pulled in for the season (in September this year) and was a small disappointment for our sailboat, but earlier in the season its not an issue. Thanks Sam!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for reviewing our cabin by the lake. We appreciate it! Fall is one of our favorite times at the cabin as things are peaceful and beautiful. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Our dock usually gets pulled in during the fall months, but guests can still enjoy the nice lakeside deck with umbrellas & a portable fire pit. We love to have coffee while watching the sun rise and a nightcap while watching the moon rise from our cabin deck or lakeside deck. McCall is truly paradise! Hope you enjoyed our brand new, comfy sofa-sleeper with blow-up mattress. We slept on it last time we were there and were able to see the abundant stars just above our heads through one of the big cabin windows. That was a treat! Since your stay, we have also gotten new mattresses and cushions on the other couches that make into twin beds in the living room. We chose fabric with bears, deer and pine trees to add to the lodge decor. I will post new photos next time we visit the cabin. Thanks again for taking the time to write a review. Hope you can return soon to ski!
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Lovely cabin

  • 4 of 5

this cabin i recomend it for one or two families everything is there exept "internet" the owner is awsome

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for posting a review. We are now able to get on the Internet at the cabin!
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Middleton, Idaho

cozy by the wood stove...

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I were camping, but stayed in this cabin for 2 nights to escape the rain. The wood stove was wonderful and the hot showers were fabulous! The owner, Sam, is a total sweetheart and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to review our cabin. We're glad our wood stove kept you toasty and comfortable. We love to visit the hot springs or soak in the immersion pools at Shore Lodge when the weather is cool or wet. We have added more new, lodge-themed cushions and upholstery since your stay. You will have to come back to check out the fall leaves this fall or ski this winter!
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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 mid-February, art fairs, gallery strolls, seasonal concerts/festivals/live theater, Farmers Market, gift shops & boutiques.


Rates & Availability

McCall Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Spring Break
Mar 17 2017 - Apr 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
Apr 2 2017 - May 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Week 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 15.0%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Rates are based on a 1-6 person occupancy. Additional guests cost $10 per person, per night.

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McCall Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • 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
  • 2 bathrooms, 1 with tub/shower combo, 1 with shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Largest bedroom has 1 king and 2 twin beds.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Loft bedroom has new queen bed with new pillow-top mattress.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Basement bedroom has a new queen bed.
    Other (See Description) - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living room has brand new queen sofa sleeper and 2 twin beds
  • King size beds (1) King bed and 2 twin beds are in the large, upstairs bedroom., Double Beds (2) Double beds are in loft bedroom and basement bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds are in large upstairs bedroom (with the king bed). Two additional twin-size beds convert from seating areas in the living room., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The queen sized sofa-sleeper is also in the living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 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 steps away. 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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