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Bluebird Cabin In Stanley, Idaho

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Log cabin at the base of the Sawtooths, just 4 miles from Stanley. We have 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, full kitchen, screened and covered porch, a covered balcony, and lots of extras. The cabin is in a quiet location (2 miles off the highway) just 7 miles from Stanley Lake and 8 miles from Redfish Lake. Our 3 acre property is bordered by a stream and forest service property. The owners' residence and shop are also on the property. The Iron Creek Campground (which is the trailhead for Alpine and Sawtooth Lakes) is less than 5 minute drive from the cabin. The owners live in another house on the property and will be glad to discuss local attractions and hiking trails.


Owner
Jim and Adrienne Stark
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Jim and Adrienne Stark

I built this cabin over forty years ago and, as a teacher, I have lived here every summer--hiking the trails and enjoying the nearby lakes.

Jim and Adrienne Stark purchased this cabin in 1975

Why Jim and Adrienne Stark chose Idaho

The cabin is in a quiet location on 3 acres bordering Forest Service land, just 4 miles from Stanley and close to hiking trails and lakes. Goat Creek runs alongside the lower part of the property.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin is well-equipped, with a full kitchen, comfortable beds and furniture, a screened front porch and a balcony. There is a barbeque available upon request.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sarah

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Jim and Adrienne were the host and hostess with the mostest!

Upon entering the lovely Bluebird Cabin, our hosts had set out several dozen, homemade healthy fruity/nutty and some with chocolate cookies! Yummy!

Our rooms were each decorated with a lovely rustic theme and the mattresses were all new and comfortable.

The refrigerator was huge and brand new with LED lights and the kitchen was better equipped than most gourmet kitchens are, (super kitchen gadgets, handmade rolling pin, etc.).



The cabin was set up so if the power went off, gas lights could be lit for a backup.

Jim and Adrienne invited us to a Saturday afternoon visit to their home, complete with fabulous drinks and wonderful homemade triple chocolate brownies.

Their deck overlooks a babbling stream with lovely wild flowers all around. (as well as lovely native species of flowers that were all blooming). A well taken care of piece of land).

On my first night of our Women's first annual retreat, (work pals), I read/viewed, Jim Stark's coffee table photo book, of all the mountain peaks nearby.

Jim also had a complete list and detailed instructions on hiking trails to the higher peaks in the Sawtooth Mountains.

I am a vegetarian and Jim suggested several places. We ate at the Sawtooth Hotel and I had a FABULOUS, tofu and brown rice dish, (my friends said the flat iron steak was perfect and the Quinoa Spaghetti was divine!).

From the front yard, I took photos of a newly fledged bluebird and of the resident fox, plus the view from the Sawtooth Mountains from the cabin was breathtaking!

We all enjoyed the fire area and had a small fire with Somemore's and we all roasted marsh mallows and relaxed as the moon came up over the Sawtooth Mountains, (all campfire supplies were provided, including the water hose for the fire ring for safety and dousing the fire, safety first!

The sun porch was so relaxing with a real "swinging" swing and lots of chairs for all.

I would recommend the Bluebird Cabin for smaller family reunions or just a get away for a couple or like us, a Women's weekend Retreat to just relax and walk the shores of Stanley Lake.

Jim and Adrienne were very gracious as hosts and we all left with some of Jim's photo artwork, which I am framing.

God Bless and thank you both for your kindness and hospitality!

Sister Sarah



Reviewer location

Whitehall, MT

Date of arrival

July 24, 2015
Jul 2015
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Amenities

Stanley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 1 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs queen bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs twin beds
  • Baby crib in upstairs queen bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
There is a baby crib in the upstairs queen bedroom. A high chair is available upon request. Barbeque is available upon request.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Bluebird Cabin In Stanley, Idaho
average rating of 4.948718 based on 40 reviews
Las Vegas, Nevada
5

Quaint cabin, great location!

  • 5 of 5

You could not ask for better, more accommodating hosts! We had everything we needed and more. The cabin itself had all the basics including comfortable beds. The location was ideal for us. It is off the main road but near many trails that we chose to hike and just down the road from Stanley. We would not hesitate to stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice stay and strongly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Hosts were nice and extremely helpful. Cabin is comfortable, very well equipped, clean, safe and cozy. Liked the view, location and access. We we're three people. Excellent place to stay.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you picked our quiet corner of the state to visit. Hope all your pictures of the peaks and the elk turn out. It is always nice to host people who love the natural beauty of this place. Enjoy your next stay in Montana.
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5

Great cabin, beautiful area, warm hearted owners

  • 5 of 5

First time I visited Jim's cabin I was with my now fianceè. I had already bought the ring and was really just waiting for the right spot. This cabin was so beautiful; between how amazing Jim and sister Mary were to the two of us, all the snow in the winter and the stove fire crackling in the cabin... everything just felt right. Perfect spot for a romantic night out, but also has some of the most beautiful hiking and fishing spots I've seen in my life. Worth a visit. Been there twice now (Feb and Apr), and currently making plans to keep going to see the beautiful Sawtooth mountains again and again.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A quiet weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend at the Bluebird Cabin. It was clean and comfortable. Jim was very helpful and accommodating and helped make our stay really fantastic. We will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Winter wonderland!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at the Bluebird cabin is a delight. The owners are very thoughtful about making this sweet cabin into a comfortable and cozy place to be in the winter. The place is very well stocked of those items that we all forget to pack. Getting there can be a real challenge in the winter but leaving is the hardest part!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet & Cozy

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was very clean and well kept. Even had fresh baked cookies when we got there. The Owners live on the property so they were available for any questions we had. We visited Stanley Lake, Red Fish Lake and took the drive over the pass to Idaho City. Would definitely visit again!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Small plane airport in Stanley
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 21
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Several good restaurants in Stanley
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Stanley Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
$210
$1,100
$4,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$190
From
$210
Fri,Sat
$1,100
$4,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Stanley can be cool, even in the summer. We have extra jackets available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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