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Welcome to The Hobbit House, Sauna and The Lake!"""

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1,700 Sq Ft, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, 3 Story Cabin

A very unique home built by my father in the 70's. On a peninsula, we are right on the beach with a island just off shore adding a bit of privacy. In the high water season (spring and summer) there's a nice swimming hole and in low water season you will have to walk out a bit as the water recedes and becomes murky in front of the house. We have a spacious yard with plenty of room for RV's and campers or in the winter, snowmobiles and trailers. There is a long interior drive that allows you to pull a boat or trailer through the property without backing up to exit on Gooseneck ct. There is possibility for port a potty rentals in the summer if there were extra people wanting to camp or bring trailers (there are a couple of good parking places under the trees away from the house). There is a stove heated sauna not many steps from the front door that is rather relaxing after the days activities.

The house is very open being the only rooms in the house to have a door are the bathroom and the wood/storage room.

YOU MUST know how to light and keep a fire in the winter months as our electric heating system is way outdated and does very poorly. There are two wood stoves that will keep the cabin plenty warm.

The first floor contains the Kitchen/dinning area that is equipped with a double sink, electric oven/stove, toaster oven, blender, juicer, fridge/freezer, a rock top island/bar and a large dinning table (seats 9) and benches. Sitting areas on the first floor include the sun/solar room with many windows and a futon , long coffee table and few chairs. The other seating area is where the TV and wood stove are located.

At the top of the first set of stairs you will find the bathroom (with an old cast iron tub and a funky shower rigged up that works well enough but should be bigger. There is a book case with some health books, lots of kids books, some hippy books and crayons. There is a futon and an old drafting table with some stools to have deep conversations around or color some pictures. There is a dresser and another bookcase with a growing selection of books before you enter the laundry area. In the bedroom you will find a full size bed and desk with a great lake view out the windows lining the room.

Up the narrow stair case to the third floor is the more private bedroom with a queen and single bed and once again a lake view! Above that is a secret tower which must remain locked...

On the maps it may look like the house is a block from the lake but that is meant to represent the size of the property,. The front lawn ends at the beach area. In the summer months you can enter the property from either Gooseneck Ct. or Scott Ln. whereas mentioned before, there is a round drive connecting those two roads.

Check in is 3:pm

Check out is 11:am if other guests are arriving on that day.

(If no booking conflict exists you may have a late check out. You will need to call and confirm on the day of departure that no one else is scheduled to arrive that afternoon to have a late check out. )

More Details

Rhea Corbin James
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Rhea Corbin James

My name is Rhea and I am the daughter of the incredible man that built this cabin. I live in a hut not far away.

Rhea Corbin James purchased this cabin in 1925

Why Rhea Corbin James chose Donnelly

Jon: 'It's a hand me down property. My grandfather got it from the government, probably stoled from the Indians. The cove is more protected from the wind than the lake proper and it seemed like a good place to build a cabin, grow a garden and keep a goat.'

What makes this cabin unique

The old logs, the bones of the structure seem to strike people singularly. The candlelit sauna in the hillside can be a bit of a catch for some, especially in the chilly evening. A campfire out the front door is a tradition here, like an ancestral home. The privacy offered by the trees and island creates a lot of serenity on what can be a busy lakefront. It is not to close to town and not to far...

Oh yea, we have vegan cook books!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Rhea!

Just wanted to let you know how much we absolutely cherished our time at your cabin! Our two boys ages 7 and 11 had had a rough week at school and with each other so we weren't sure if we were going to come up for the weekend due to their behavior. Within 20 minutes of being there both boys were inspired to sit at the large desk upstairs and write short stories about your "Magical Mansion". They enjoyed each other and I even heard an "I love you Tyler" without being prodded to say so!!

The uniqueness of the home was so appreciated by the entire family. We wanted to get away from home and work and this cabin made us feel like we went to an entirely different era. It was great that the fires were burning when we arrived around 8pm Friday! So inviting and cozy. We enjoyed the about a unique experience! Kids thought they were in a 5 star spa with the candles and steam. The cabin was extremely neat and tidy which I especially appreciated. By the way, I started a load of sheets in the washer before we left:)

Please feel free to post this on your review page and we can't wait to come back during the summer for an entirely different experience!

Thanks again for an amazing get away,Kristina, Adam, Andrew and Tyler
Jan 2015
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Donnelly Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , These are open bedrooms ( no doors)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This is a semi private bedroom, it is the entire 3rd floor
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
RV's welcome! Plenty of space! An additional $25 per RV.


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Welcome to The Hobbit House, Sauna and The Lake!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 37 reviews

Not very comfy for the price.

  • 3 of 5

Awesome ambiance, mattresses could be updated as well as lounging / reclining chairs. Not as comfy as we hoped.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome cabin! The pictures do not do it justice.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and cozy! Awesome cabin on lake cascade!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

A great time was had by all. Fun and funky.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incline Village, NV


  • 5 of 5

an incredible property on a beautiful lake

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Absolutely loved it. What an awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing. Private hidden beach. Lots of fun. Highly recommend and will definitely be back

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderfully unique cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time with my teens for a long weekend. Even though it was very cold, between -20 and 20 degrees during our entire trip, we stayed warm inside with both fires going. Also really enjoyed the sauna one night when it was particularly cold. Overall, it was a great trip for my family and the kids are already asking when we can go back. It would be nice to see in summer also as everything was covered in snow that was several feet deep! The view though was amazing and so tranquil. Owners were very responsive and accommodating.

Thanks for letting us stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gold Fork Hot Springs
Burgdorf Hot Springs
Salmon River Brewery
Tamarack Zip Line Tours
Tamarack Resort
Nearest Airport
1.5 Miles
Donald D. Coski Memorial Airport
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Tamarack Resort
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Donnelly, Hunters' Meadow
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Tamarack Resort
Car: necessary

Several miles from Tamarack Resort, just a 2 mile snowmobile, jet ski or boat across the lake. A 25 minuite drive to McCall accross the scenic valley.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

We are open to a one night stay at the rate of $200.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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