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Lifewater Ranch - a Place of Rest and Healing. Fishing, Hiking, Spa, Pool

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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:15
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

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We cater to families and those in need of healing and rest.
Prices are geared toward inexpensive yet quality family vacations.
World class fishing, river rafting and hunting is available in the area as well.
We feature a solar heated pool (generally available from June-September) and a nice large hot tub for year-around relaxing and star gazing.
Our grounds occupy 160 acres - lots of room for hiking and exploring. Several ponds are also available for fishing and swimming. We are located about 15 minutes off of Highway 12 about halfway between Lewiston and Missoula. Animals are present as this is a working ranch as well. We have chickens, Scottish Highland cattle, and a few horses.
A more details listing as well as our event calendar and photos can be found at lifewaterranch dot com. (VRBO doesn't like URLs here)

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 3600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    House is not toddler-proof and we do not recommend problem children visit as we have many expensive and breakable features....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Stair use is required for access...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside is permitted....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We have our own dog and cat who stay outdoors and are generally friendly to people and other pets. Small non-shedding pets may stay indoors....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 9-15

  • Guest Room: 1 twin/ single

    upstairs...moreless

  • Boys Room: 1 bunk bed

    Boys room colors - upstairs...moreless

  • Girls Room: 1 twin/ single

    Girls room colors - upstairs...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Available for an extra fee. PC and private bathroom...moreless

  • Basement: 1 king, 1 child bed

    Pool Table, Entertainment Center, PC access, Private Bath...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Upstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • Guest: toilet

    On main floor off of living room - two door entry....moreless

  • Master: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    Off of master bedroom...moreless

  • Basement: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • See our visiting staff and programs pages at http://lifewaterranch.com for details. Guests can make arrangements ahead of time to enlist the many local talents here for such things as housekeeping, cooking, herb instruction, massage, custom healthcare, tours, nature hikes, exercise, hunting, river rafting, etc. Call the owner if you don't see what you want....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A library of books is in the boys bedroom and more are located in the basement....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    We have a flat 52" screen TV with a good size collection of DVDs. The system is PC controlled so it accommodates media on USB sticks as well....moreless

  • Game Room:

    We have a very nice Pool Table and extra tables for doing crossword puzzles. We also have a large collection of board games as well....moreless

  • Games:

    Lots of board games for all ages....moreless

  • Music Library:

    MP3/PC based. I have a fairly large music collection which can be listened to both on our entertainment center, Digital Music Work Station and out on the pool deck and surrounding the hot tub. BYOUSB...moreless

  • Pool Table:

    YESS! Speed felt, high quality with decent queues....moreless

  • Stereo:

    PC based Entertainment Ctr. We also have a digital music workstation complete with mikes, guitars and a synth along with Cakewalk X2 Sonar DAW available with large speakers and its own dedicated PC....moreless

  • Toys:

    Some for small children and a marble-works set....moreless

  • Video Games:

    Since our entertainment center is PC based, it is possible to play PC games on it with the wireless mouse and keyboard but we do not provide game software....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Fair size but not huge....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Really a pond. See photos....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    A pond sits behind the house about 1/4 acre in size. The property has 10 ponds....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Our property is quite hilly and varies in elevation by about 1000 feet. As you look across the valley you can see our densely forested property rising before you....moreless

  • Rural:

    Way out in the sticks. No lights at night - excellent star gazing!...moreless

  • Water View:

    The home overlooks our spring-fed pond....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    We have a multi-leaf table that can accommodate up to 10 or so people. We also have two large folding outdoor tables (under cover) that can each seat about 12 people....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    We have a full Geo-thermal based HVAC system making the home comfortable and smoke-free all year around....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    We have a full Geo-thermal based HVAC system making the home comfortable and smoke-free all year around....moreless

  • Internet:

    Limited bandwidth satellite - not appropriate for videos but you can keep up with email. We can turn off WiFi if you like and have a dedicated hardwired connection in the dining room....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Our large open-air living room is great for parties affords a wall of glass overlooking our backyard and pond. Nice carpeting and comfy furniture for cozy relaxation....moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample parking...moreless

  • Telephone:

    The home VOIP line is available for guest use....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Filtered cofeemaker and tons of goodies for coffee fans as well as a wide selection of teas....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    A full array of items to easily feed up to about 10 people....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Not too good at drying the dishes but good to use for big loads....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    A full standard kitchen. Adequate counter space for preparing food for everyone....moreless

  • Microwave:

    1500 watts of power...moreless

  • Oven:

    Gas Good enough for making excellent bread....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    A little weathered but with a commanding view of our valley and pond. Wildlife frequently is seen from here....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We have a canoe for pond use. Also inner-tubes for the river, pool or ponds....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    We have an organic back yard area with terraces for a garden and an orchard. Gardens are not yet fully developed. Lawn is a full acre and usable for things like Croquet....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A simple small propane grill is available for guest use....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Toys and water pistols for the pool...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    3 year old Sundance top-of-the-line model with a stereo system to surround you with sound as you watch the stars. USB based....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    We have a 6' deep solar heated pool with a 1' deep shelf and lots of float toys. Uses salt-water chemistry with a vinyl liner - no pets in the pool and no sharp objects please!...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$250 $350
Fri, Sat
$1,200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Booking $49
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Pet Fee $20
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until confirmation is received.

See our calendar of events at http://lifewaterranch.com/calender-of-events/ for available times.

Rent is for whole house with owner in master bedroom. For an extra $100/night the owner will move out and use of the Master Bedroom is available.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

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2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Clearwater International Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Kooskia
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
Orofino Golf Course
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 12
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kooskia Cafe
35 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mount Idaho Skiing
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
Button Berach

Car: Necessary

Lifewater Ranch lies close to the bitterroot mountains of Idaho, some of the most scenic and wild areas of the US. Game hunting and world class fishing and water rafting are available nearby. Ecologically untouched, abundant wildlife and totally healthy.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: I am an ex-retired homeowner doing my best to keep this ranch by sharing it with others. I used to be a Microsoft Developer, made my fortune and came here for Y2K and to retire only to lose it to professional money managers. I have long had a vision to share this beautiful place with others and at the same time help support the many talented and interesting people that live in this area. I am also a chess coach and love to help kids learn how to think clearly.

Why the Owner Chose Idaho County, ID, USA:
Kooskia is in the Palouse valley and is known as the banana belt of the northwest. It is one of the best kept secrets for a quality lifestyle. My kids have left the house so now we have a large, empty place we want to share. This property has so much water on it and herbs and views and beauty, we just love it. You will experience the feeling of wilderness with the top notch comforts of a fancy home complete with AC and uninterruptable power. Water is in our name because that is what we have with the highest quality and a lot of quantity.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
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Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

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Photos

  • Every season is beautiful - here we see a typical fall setting.

    Every season is beautiful - here we see a typical fall setting.

  • An overview of the main house from lookout point.

    An overview of the main house from lookout point.

  • A spring-fed pond in front of the main house in spring.

    A spring-fed pond in front of the main house in spring.

  • The valley in winter from the main house.

    The valley in winter from the main house.

  • If the weather isn't warm enough for the pool, try our hot tub.

    If the weather isn't warm enough for the pool, try our hot tub.

  • The Big Room is hard to capture in a single shot.  Upstairs are 3 bedrooms.

    The Big Room is hard to capture in a single shot. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms.

  • Deer are frequent visitors.

    Deer are frequent visitors.

  • Deer will often come very close to the house to snack on our tempting sweet feed

    Deer will often come very close to the house to snack on our tempting sweet feed

  • Spring and Fall often give us some spectacular views.

    Spring and Fall often give us some spectacular views.

  • We press our own apples in the fall.  If you time it right, you can join us!

    We press our own apples in the fall. If you time it right, you can join us!

  • A place to reflect on things.

    A place to reflect on things.

  • Lots of hiking paths and roads to explore with beauty all around.

    Lots of hiking paths and roads to explore with beauty all around.

  • This is the island on island pond - our largest of 10 ponds on the property.

    This is the island on island pond - our largest of 10 ponds on the property.

  • Spring from lookout point..

    Spring from lookout point..

  • Our bench on lookout point - great spot for sunsets!

    Our bench on lookout point - great spot for sunsets!

  • Our solar heated swimming pool.  Keeps you cool in summer and kids love it.

    Our solar heated swimming pool. Keeps you cool in summer and kids love it.

  • Our 1912 Brunswick 3-slate pool table is a hit with teens and adults.

    Our 1912 Brunswick 3-slate pool table is a hit with teens and adults.

  • We are big with games and have a large collection for your enjoyment.

    We are big with games and have a large collection for your enjoyment.

  • Summer humming-bird fun and our cat making a wish.

    Summer humming-bird fun and our cat making a wish.

  • We have had an occasional Moose on our property along with Elk and lots of Deer

    We have had an occasional Moose on our property along with Elk and lots of Deer

  • There are many places on the ranch where you can meditate on nearby beauty.

    There are many places on the ranch where you can meditate on nearby beauty.

  • Apple season has something for every member of the family.

    Apple season has something for every member of the family.

  • Our skys are often so blue you wonder what happened to the city.

    Our skys are often so blue you wonder what happened to the city.

  • Fall has its own charms here.

    Fall has its own charms here.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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