About the property
- Chateau / Country House3600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum StayNone
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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 our website of the same name.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Sanford Staab
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.
Sanford Staab purchased this Chateau / Country House in 1999
Why Sanford Staab chose Idaho County
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.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
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Check-out: 10:30 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.
Gorgeous wedding getaway for a very affordable price
We held our wedding ceremony here on June 26th 2017 and it couldn't have been any more perfect. This property is absolutely breathtaking! The owner was very kind and went above and beyond to help make our special day be a very memorable one. We fell in love with the area. The pool was a great bonus along with the hot tub. Being able to watch the stars at night while relaxing in the hot tub was one of my favorite things about lifewater. Our family enjoyed the pool in the heat of the day and then had fun in the evenings while playing by the ponds and catching some frogs. The owner also allowed us to ride around in the 160 acre property on our dirt bikes, feed the cows some alfalfa pellets and allowed us to use some wood from the property to build the arbor we used for our wedding. Overall we really enjoyed our stay while at lifewater.
I equally loved having these people here for our very first wedding! They were honest, accommodating and respectful of my property. We had 30 people here which was utter chaos - yet all went well. The experience gave me information that I was able to use to improve features of this place for larger groups. I was especially happy that I was able to use our outdoor music system to play their wedding march and other music for the reception. I was also able to make some improvements to our RV hookup to make future guest stays less of a hassle.
Lifewater Ranch is out there and takes a bit to get to but I have found very few people that didn't feel it was worth the drive.
Private get-a-way. Large comfortable well appointed home with salt water pool and big hot tub set in a gorgeous wooded setting. We had a family reunion here and everyone really enjoyed themselves. Had pretty much everything we needed. The pool was a definite attraction, getting much use. Plenty of areas for different groups to congregate. Pool table, large screen TV with online access, trails to hike and lots of wildlife to see. Beautiful area. We'll be back and will recommend to others.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until confirmation is received. You can bypass VRBO rates by registering directly at LifeWaterRanch.com/reservations 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.