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Affordable Family & Pet Friendly Vacation Cottage, Silver Mountain

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath w/ mountain view, 6 blocks to Trail-of-the-Coeur d'Alenes

After a day of fun in the Silver Valley of Northern Idaho, who wants to be cooped up in a tiny, overpriced hotel room?

What you want is the affordable comfort and privacy of the nicely furnished Birdsong Vacation Cottage in the heart of the Silver Valley. Romp and play with your dog in the roomy fenced in back yard.

With 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths, a full kitchen, living room and basement, The Birdsong Cottage offers you and your guests the clean, quiet, affordable comfort that you are looking for.

Both bedrooms on the main floor feature comfortable queen size beds. The third bedroom on the 2nd floor has a bunk bed with a comfortable double size mattress on the bottom and a twin size on top. Also, a separate comfortable twin bed is in the same room.

Relax in one of the four big comfy recliners in the living room while watching cable TV or your favorite movie on DVD.

High-Speed Internet is available with the cable service free WIFI. Cell phone coverage is excellent so with either a laptop or your smartphone, you will be able to surf the net, check your email, and post your vacation pictures.

An unfinished, but clean and dry basement provides extra space if you need it. Keep your equipment downstairs out of the way. You will also find the full sized washer and dryer in the basement.

Large patio in the fenced back yard gives a great place for small children to play. A propane grille in the garage can easily be moved to the patio for cooking the trout you just pulled out of lake Elsie. Or maybe you just like the smell of those sizzling steaks.

It gets hot in Kellogg on a summer afternoon, so both floors have window mounted air conditioners that keep them cool.

This place is perfect for a family looking for an affordable vacation any time of the year. Not fancy, but not expensive either. So click on the Request to Book bar, or pick up the phone and call me or click on the 'Contact Owner' button and drop me a line. I'll respond promptly.

More Details

Owner
Talmadge (Tal) Coy Birdsong
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Talmadge (Tal) Coy Birdsong

Rosalie and I met in Spokane, WA when I was stationed there in 1960 and have been married for more than 50 years. She grew up in the Silver Valley during the hay days of Mining and Logging and graduated from Kellogg HS. We are retired and live in Arlington, WA where we are surrounded by our large family of children, grand children and great-grand children.

Talmadge (Tal) Coy Birdsong purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Talmadge (Tal) Coy Birdsong chose Silver Mountain

Rosalie and I decided to buy this house after her mother passed away because we love vacationing here and did not want to lose contact with the rest of the family who remained in the Silver Valley. We vacation here as well as rent it to others who wish to enjoy this great vacation spot. We first made some improvements like adding the patio shown in the photo. We also added a new kitchen, a second half bath upstairs and replaced the driveway and painted inside and out.

What makes this cottage unique

The view of Silver Mountain from the living room, view of mountains from the kitchen sink, the large fenced back yard and its central location makes this affordable little cottage a great place for a family to enjoy their vacation. This house was built in 1949 by Bunker Hill Mining Co. to house a supervisor's family. We have tried to update it without losing the historic feel.

Guestbook comments from the owner

we very much enjoyed our trip the yard was wonderful for the grandkids to play in after such a long time in the car. It was nice to walk into the house and have the air conditioner on after driving in 90+ degree heat. We would recommend this stay for any and all who were looking to stay in or around the area. Nice not to be cramped in a very small hotel room and the price was fantastic!! Thank you!
Jul 2013
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Amenities

Kellogg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - The upstairs bathroom has a toilet, sink and mirror.
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (2) The two bedrooms on the main floor each have a queen bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) the 2nd floor has a bunk bed and futon can sleep 3.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Affordable Family & Pet Friendly Vacation Cottage, Silver Mountain
average rating of 4.775862 based on 66 reviews
4

Met our needs

  • 4 of 5

We were in town for a golf tournament and we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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4

Great, cozy place for Kellogg stay

  • 4 of 5

Kitchen was well equipped to cook and bake. Beds had comfy duvets and bedding. The grill was a great size and cooked chicken perfectly. Bathroom had plenty of towels.

The house is convenient to Sam's Restaurant, Subway, McDonald's, Silver Mountain (which had a great Summer gondola ride and skiing for winter). Very pleased.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Great place to call home in the Silver Valley

  • 5 of 5

This house in Kellogg was a great 'base camp' for a week of riding on the Hiawatha Trail and the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes. It's comfortable and clean. The kitchen is large enough for cooking, eating, and packing lunches all at the same time. The garage is a bonus for storing bikes and gear. Neighborhood is quiet and centrally located. Owner is helpful and responsive. Anything you need in town is just minutes away. Five stars.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Newberg, OR
5

Cute Little Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for our family to rest in the middle of our road trip. The cottage has lots of beds for everyone to sleep, a nicely stocked kitchen and is homey. The bathroom is a little tight, no more then one person at a time. But there are two toilets so that is nice. Has a washer and dryer which makes it a great pit stop.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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4

Convient Location. Nice home

  • 4 of 5

Good location to ski/bike resort. Leass the 5 mibute drive or 15 minute walk.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Bend, OR
5

The house was cozy and comfortable in the perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our needs. It was cozy and comfortable and in the perfect location. The kitchen had everything I needed to keep our mountain bike team well fed for their weekend of racing. The garage was a bonus to keep the bikes safe and a good place to tune them up. My only suggestions for improvements would be a recycle bin and chairs and table for the backyard to fully enjoy the space. The BBQ needs a good cleaning. Had a grease fire with our first attempt at use. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Spokane, WA
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Gallena Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-90
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
The Silver Mountain Gondola to the Ski Area
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Coeur d'Alene Lake has a park with public beach
Car: necessary

Birdsong affordable vacation cottage is located just a half mile from the base of the gondola to Silver Mountain. The rails-to-trails bicycle and hiking trail that runs 73-miles is an asphalt trail that almost spans the Idaho Panhandle. The trail begins at Mullan, near the Montana border in the Bitter Root Mountains, and travels through the Silver Valley ending at the Hn'ya)pqi'nn Trailhead near Plummer on Idaho Highway 95. It is only 5 blocks from the Birdsong Cottage to where it passes through Kellogg. The town of Wallace, which looks just like it did in the early 1900's and probably will never change is just 15 miles east.

For the Quad ATV enthusiasts there are hundreds of miles of logging roads through the mountains around kellogg, Smelterville, and Pinehurst which will take you to some of the worlds most beautiful scenery and often encounters wild life to look at. I have seen black bear, moose, elk, deer even bunnies while riding in these mountains. ATVs and tracked ATVs can be rented in Couer d'Alene. Check this website http://adventuresportrentals.com/. Although there are stories that would lead one to believe: That if a bull moose is standing in the road looking at you he should not be challenged and the best course of action is to quietly back away. Usually one only sees the animal up close just long enough for them to run into the bush and disappear. Then if you stop and wait you can see them re-appear in the next clearing or next ridge.

Silverwood Theme Park just North of Coeur d'Alene just an hour drive away provides a great day of entertainment for the whole family. Coeur d'Alene Lake just 30 minutes away is a great boating lake. There is a boat launch on the East edge of the lake that launches into a calm bay where water sking and other water sports can be enjoyed.

Treat your family to a wonderful vacation in this beautiful part of Northern Idaho.

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Rates & Availability

Kellogg Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 15 2017 - Nov 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$60
From
$70
Fri,Sat
$420
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$70
From
$80
Fri,Sat
$480
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15 + Tax
cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Full refund if cancelled before arrival. If you need to cancel after arrival any days not used will be refunded. The cleaning fee will not be refunded. As long as our guests continue to respect the property and protect it no damage deposit will be required. Please report any accidents that cause damage so they can be repaired sooner.

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