About the property
- House5000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Very Large Entertainment Home with 360 degree Mountain Views
Lava Family Inn is located just minutes from Downtown Lava Hot Springs with swimming, tubing, parks, restaurants, shopping, grocery stores, museums, etc. If you are a skier, Pebble Creek Ski Resort is also just minutes away.
Our property is a fully furnished, 7 bedroom, 5 ½ bath, vacation home. Ideal for large or multiple family reunions, retreats, weddings, and receptions. Perfect backdrop for family photos. The home is very secluded, with surrounding vegetation, grassy yard, small pond and a stream that run through, with wildlife to be seen almost daily, especially in the mornings and evenings.
Located in Southeast Idaho-- an hour and forty five minute drive north from Salt Lake City. Surrounded by mountains of public land with trails that are perfect for hikes, walks, biking, dirt biking, four wheeling and horse back riding. Portnuef River is located just below the property with sportsman access for excellent trout fishing. The river has several watering holes for swimming close by, or just watching its many waterfalls. Floating the Portnuef River at Lava Hot Springs is both entertaining and relaxing -especially during the hot Summer months.
Lava Hot Springs is not the only hot springs to visit in Idaho. 46 miles East of our family home, you should visit Soda Springs, Idaho one of the worlds only captive geysers! Now capped and controlled by a timer, the geyser erupts every hour on the hour reaching heights of 100 feet year round.
Our Vacation Home sleeps up to 24 in beds with plenty of extra room for air mattresses, sleeping bags or cots.
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- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Joel Kilpack
I am the oldest boy of 12 children and have 4 children and 1 grand baby. I grew up in West Bountiful, Utah, where I learned to milk at the age of 5, and milked alone at the age of 7. Growing up as a family we made several trips, to Idaho to visit the Crossleys with the Potato harvest, and went fishing afterwards. The trips to Idaho as a young boy, is when I fell in love with Idaho. My parents also made trips to Missouri, and on occasion was able to go, when our milk cows had dried up. My parents ended up buying a farm in Missouri when I was 12, of which my parents still live there today, and Milk a cow together morning and night. I have been Electrical Engineer for 26 years, and have done work all over the US as well as countries abroad. I currently work an engineer in Idaho, traveling as an engineer have basically stopped. Being able to work from home in 2006 and fairly close to an airport, I decided to buy this place in Idaho. In 2007 I added 3000 sqft to the home, and 2010 the older part of the house was remodeled, making it a great place for family gatherings. This was my primary residence until 2011, where I accepted a position with a large engineering firm out of state in the Kansas City Area, fairly close to the family farm. Missing the people and the lovely state of Idaho, I decided to move back in 2016. My housing manager and I both live close to this property, which is nice so I can also host reunions of my large family.
Joel Kilpack purchased this House in 2006
Why Joel Kilpack chose Inkom
This property is an ideal place for large family gatherings. It has two large kitchen / family rooms for entertaining large groups. We do several family reunions and average about 4 weddings/receptions a year.
What makes this House unique
It's great all year around from skiing and snowmobiling in the winter, hiking in the spring, Lava Hot Springs with natural hot pools open year round, white water tubing in the summer. Excellant hunting in the fall.
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Love the space
Loved the main Kitchen. It is where I love to be and this one was a dream control
Glad you enjoyed your stay.
Large space with lots of room to spread out!
We had a wonderful stay at this house. The kitchen is beautiful and very well equipped. There were 13 of us and there was room for everyone to sit at a table for meals or to play games or do puzzles. The master bedroom is one of a kind for sure! The largest bed any of us have ever seen and it was very comfortable with nice bedding. It was nice to have several bathrooms and a bedroom for every couple although the rooms in the basement aren't as nice as the rest of them, at least there were enough. We loved that there are 2 living spaces so some could be watching a movie in one space and others playing games in another. We would love to come in the summer sometime to take advantage of the decks and huge property.
Michelle was very good at communicating and answering all of our questions and easy to get a hold of. We were grateful to have a beautiful place to stay and will be staying again hopefully soon!
Very Spacious with all the comforts of home
Had 13 ladies and we had plenty of space to hang out together in the kitchen as well as have space for alone time upstairs in the second living space..The master bed will blow your mind! And seriously could have slept 6 people comfortably . The property wa beautiful and remote .. The basement of the house is a bit dated and musty smelling and the big tub and dishwasher was out of order but even with that. It didn’t take away from the other amenities of the house and we had a great time
Nice quiet out of the way place.
We enjoyed our time at this home. Everything was clean. The property was beautiful.
The facilities are very nice for a large group. Lots of yard for kids to play in.
This was our second time there with our large family of six kids, spouses and grandchildren numbering in the upper 40s for all of us. There is all the privacy from other people that you could want. The cooking and serving facilities are adequate even without using the extra kitchen and dining area upstairs.
family reunion August 2017
awesome house, big and nice, 7 bedrooms with 2 full size beds each and 5 and 1/2 bathrooms, front and back decks. close to lava hot springs. we had a great time.
Lava Family Inn is located just minutes from Lava Hot Springs and Pebble Creek Ski Resort. Fully furnished, 7 bedroom, 5 ½ bath, vacation home. Ideal for large or multiple family reunions, retreats, weddings, and receptions. Located in Southeast Idaho-- an hour and forty five minute drive north from Salt Lake City. Surrounded by mountains of public land with trails that are perfect for hikes, walks, biking, dirt biking, four wheeling and horse back riding. Portnuef River is located just below the property with sportsman access for excellent trout fishing. The river has several watering holes for swimming close by, or just watching its many waterfalls. Floating the Portnuef River at Lava Hot Springs is also an option. Our Vacation Home sleeps up to 21 in beds with plenty of extra room for air mattresses.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Our rates of $300/night is based upon 12 person occupancy. If your group is larger than 12 persons, a higher rate will be quoted to you. All our rates are subject to change, however they will not as long as you have signed your contract with us.