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Bluebird Cabin In Stanley, Idaho

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


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.

Jim and Adrienne Stark
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

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 Stanley

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


★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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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Stanley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
A high chair is available upon request. Barbeque is available upon request. The fire pit is closed July through August and when the Forest Service indicates the fire danger is high.


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Bluebird Cabin In Stanley, Idaho
average rating of 4.9365077 based on 64 reviews

Hands down the best stay we have had in Staley Idaho. This cabin is perfect for a piecful get away

  • 5 of 5

Our stay could not have been better, we checked satilite images of the area before we rented, you must see it to believe it the view is unbelievable. The suroundings are covered with rich pine trees. The wild life was plentiful. The cabin has everything you would want or need for cooking relaxing and just unwinding. It is located within minutes of the worlds best cross country skiing , snowmobiling, hiking fishing and more. I have enjoyed the Stanley valley for over 40 years. This cabin was the best Jims hospitality and knowledge of the area was impeccable. This is that dream property you wish you could retire on.

Thanks Jim we will be back

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a thoughtful review. Thank you. I love having guests who appreciate the Stanley area as much as I do. I'll look forward to seeing you there again.
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Jim was so helpful and close by with any questions or concerns.

  • 5 of 5

There was a fire started and fresh cookies when we got there! It is a perfect cabin to get away to the mountains and explore the Sawtooths. Close enough to Stanley but away from the people and nestled amongst the trees. Easy access to hiking/snow shoeing right from the front door! Would rent again for sure!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding as usual

  • 5 of 5

The Sawtooths don’t disappoint. The bluebird cabin doesn’t either. Sweet place to stay. Greeted with a fire and warm from the oven cookies! Hosts are the best.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boise, Idaho

Awesome Fall Break!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at the Bluebird Cabin during our kid's fall school break the first week of October. We did it all in the Sawtooth Mtns: Hiked to Alpine Lake, rented Paddle Boats at Red Fish Lodge, took a dip at the Caldron Hot springs, and even got a day with 1.5" of snow to play in. The cabin was wonderful for our family of four. The kids didn't even mind that there was no TV because the WiFi connect was great for our many devices. The cabin was rustic but very comfortable! We got to roast hot dogs and marshmallows for a couple of meals. We couldn't have asked for more from this wonderful mountain retreat!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you want and need!

  • 5 of 5

I am so impressed with the Bluebird Cabin! We loved our stay so much. Thank you Stark's for letting us stay here, we will be back :)

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient location, good value for money.

  • 4 of 5

We had a pleasant enough stay, but the cabin is cramped and cluttered with owner's storage items and boxes, at the expense of adequate storage for guests. The stairs are very steep, and although three double bedrooms, there is little privacy between two of the rooms. Good supply of towels and sheets, but the under-bedding, comforters and bathroom rug are musty and need laundering. Cabin, furnishings, and such draperies as there are, all need cleaning. Very small table and insufficient dining and lounge seating for six people. Space could be better utilized by removing old solid fuel range and putting the electric oven in the kitchen work area. Overall impression is that the cabin and contents have been "hobbled" together. Cabin could be much more attractive with a little upgrading of amenities. No doubt there are guests who would think otherwise.......... Owner is friendly and helpful, and the cookies and wine in fridge were a nice touch. We certainly enjoyed the Stanley area, and the cabin is well situated for walking and exploring.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry there were parts of your stay that were not okay for you. It is a small cabin. It was comfortable for my family of four for years, but a larger group would find it tight. Removing the wood cook stove would provide more room, but our spring and winter guests enjoy it, and I have many fond memories that include the stove (baking bread and making pancakes for my young children). The furniture, drapes, and bed linens are all new this summer. The storage boxes have thick quilts (it gets cold), and games for children, but I can move some of the boxes. The “hobbled together” look may be because I built everything myself. Most of our guests have enjoyed the “rustic” atmosphere of the log cabin. It was nice to have guests from England and I enjoyed the chance to visit with you. I hope the rest of your visit went well.
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Small plane airport in Stanley
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 21
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Several good restaurants in Stanley
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.