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Lifewater Ranch - A Place Of Rest And Healing. Fishing, Hiking, Spa, Pool

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house

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chateau / country house
Half Baths

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)

More Details

Sanford Staab
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 25, 2016

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

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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Jul 2015
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5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Lifewater Ranch - A Place Of Rest And Healing. Fishing, Hiking, Spa, Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Pacific Northwest

Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Clearwater International Airport
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Orofino Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Kooskia Cafe
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Mount Idaho Skiing
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Booking $49
Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $20
Refundable damage deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until confirmation is received.
See our calendar of events at 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 if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Idaho County Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Guest - toilet , On main floor off of living room - two door entry.
    Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Off of master bedroom
    Basement - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Guest Room - 1 twin/ single , upstairs
    Boys Room - 1 bunk bed , Boys room colors - upstairs
    Girls Room - 1 twin/ single , Girls room colors - upstairs
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Available for an extra fee. PC and private bathroom
    Basement - 1 king , 1 child bed , Pool Table, Entertainment Center, PC access, Private Bath
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
See our visiting staff and programs pages at 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.

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