About the property
- Cabin2700 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
5 bedroom, 5 bath cabin comfortably sleeps 10
Plan a luxurious summer vacation in our green-built (2009) cabin in Pilgrim Cove, the quiet side of Payette lake. Enjoy magnificent lake views from the gourmet kitchen, living room or one of three lakefront decks. Whether you are peacefully greeting dawn from the end of the dock or basking in the heat from the fire after a great day of skiing, you will enjoy the serenity and beauty that only a lakefront property near Ponderosa State Park provides.
Savor lake views from the well-appointed main floor kitchen, great room, dining room and master bedroom (queen). The main floor is wheelchair accessible and includes a master bedroom complete with an accessible walk-in/roll-in shower and safety rails. The main floor opens to a large lakefront deck with breathtaking views, comfortable outdoor dining and a gas grill.
Downstairs there is a family room stocked with toys and games, TV with BluRay, 2 lakeside queen bedrooms, full bathroom and laundry facilities. Access the adjoining lower porch and lake from this walk-out lower level.
Upstairs is a large second master suite facing the lake with a private balcony, queen bed and master bathroom with a double shower. Additionally, there is a bunk room with two double beds and its own full bath.
In the winter you can cross country ski or snow shoe on miles of groomed tracks marked for a variety of experience levels through the woods of Ponderosa State Park just 1/2 mile from the cabin. Load up your alpine skis and head up the mountain to Brundage Mountain Resort just 20 minutes away.
In the spring and fall you can hike in Ponderosa State Park or the abundant hiking trails in the surrounding forests or fish off the dock or in one of many nearby smaller lakes, rivers and streams. Three golf courses offer nearby recreation. Afterwards you can relax by the fire pit, play some bocci or sip hot chocolate or make smores while the little ones play in the sand. Sharing the cabin with family and friends or enjoying a romantic retreat will build lasting memories of peaceful nights and spectacular days.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Dan Poole
We were born and raised in northern Idaho and both graduated from the U of I. 35 years ago, our first Christmas away from home as newly weds, we rented a cabin in the cove and we have been coming back since then. We bought this land and a very rustic cabin in 1999 and decided to rebuild in 2009. The knotty pine paneling in the great room of the new cabin was lovingly reclaimed from the original 1940s cabin.
Dan Poole purchased this Cabin in 2009
Why Dan Poole chose Payette Lake
We love the cove because of its strong, welcoming community and 1950s neighborly values. Our children learned their love and respect for the lake and its fagile ecosystem and made life-long friends of all ages here. Both daughters celebrated their marriages here and both extracted spousal commitments for frequent returns. For our family this is paradise.
What makes this Cabin unique
Our cabin is located on the east side of Payette Lake, in Pilgrim’s Cove. Anyone who has ever stayed on the east side of the lake knows that is offers the benefits of fewer boats and smoother water than the other side of the lake. In the winter it offers the opportunity to experience long hours of silence.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Shanga La in the Snow
Our group consisted of four males, all retired from government law enforcement and all various levels of intermediate skiers. We unanimously found the lodging to be perfect from every perspective. We used four of the five bedrooms. All four had comfortable King size beds. We did not cook, but the kitchen was complete. There were enough good restaurants in McCall (a charming small town) to prevent us from even thinking about eating in. The house is lakefront and the view is indescribably beautiful. The property was loaded with books and games to amuse children of all ages (even in their fifties and sixties). We also enjoyed sitting in the family room at night and observing two different foxes dropping by to beg for a handout. We also observed a number of mule deer and elk in the neighborhood.
The surrounding mountains and Brundage Ski Resort offer one of a kind vistas. Even though the resort is comparatively small, the entire mountain is accessible offering a wide range of incredible scenery.
The owners, Dan and Mary Poole, are genuinely the real deal and will go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your stay. This is a no brainer that offers a lifetime of good memories.
Thank you so much for the kind review Steve. We loved hearing from you and our only regret is that we could not be there with you. We agree with everything you said, except the beds are all queens. We do so love it there. We are so happy we could share it with you.
Had enough room and everything we needed for a family reunion ski trip! Great view and cozy feel, owners were very accommodating.
We are always pleased to meet your needs and add a little happiness to the world we share. I am sure the snowy days brought even bigger smiles to your faces as well.
perfect place for a large family
The cabin was a perfect place for us to stay in McCall! The layout of the cabin worked well for us since we had multiple families staying together, it had enough space for us to congregate or spend some separate time when needed. The view of the lake over morning coffee was a peaceful way to start the day and the living room fireplace provided a cozy room to relax over a glass of wine at night.
The owners are very accommodating and concerned that we were comfortable, which made our trip even more enjoyable. We will definitely be back!
Perfect for a family - we had 9 - 3 families - lovely
What a delightful place to vacations with families - children 6 to 1 - so every family had a different floor and could sleep until they were ready to get up. Perfect sunrise and moon rise too - dock with paddle boat - just a delight. Home is beautiful - decorated for the mountains -for a fun weekend.
We designed the cabin for 3 generations and I am so pleased it worked for you all. Having our family altogether having fun is my favorite part of the year. Sharing that opportunity motivates us to share the cabin. Dan says you were delightful and helpful. Thank you for the kind review.
A perfect getaway
This house lived up to its billing. Can't beat being right on the lake, especially Pilgrim Cove. We already look forward to coming back!
I am so pleased you r expectations were met. We love sharing our happy place. Thank you for the review.
Great place, laid out for multiple families!
We stayed in this beautiful cabin with multiple families and had LOTS of space! It felt as though each family had their own section to themselves.
The kitchen was well stocked with any cooking equipment and service ware necessary to cook for your entire family.
Plenty of games and books for entertainment to enjoy this cabin in a quiet/relaxing cove. Yet it is only ~5 minutes to town.
The owners are VERY nice and keep open communication to ensure you enjoy your stay.
Thank you so much for the lovely review. I am so pleased you felt we met you needs. May you all live better with the positive memories you built together at the lake.
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