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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
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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 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

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
  • 1 of 1

Amenities

Stanley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • 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:
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.

Reviews

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Bluebird Cabin In Stanley, Idaho
average rating of 4.918919 based on 75 reviews
5

Very relaxing, just right for four of us and our dog.

  • 5 of 5

We wish we could have stayed longer. The cabin had everything we needed. We were so happy to find a cabin that would allow our dog to stay with us. The beds were very comfy. The kitchen was well stocked. We brought out laptop and a couple dvds, so we watched some movies and used the WiFi provided by the cabin to view a movie using our Netflix account. During the day we enjoyed the great outdoors. The mountains are amazing.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place to stay, can't wait to come back and enjoy again!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place to stay. Jim provided us with great directions. The cabin was all that we had expected and more. It was clean, comfortable, welcoming. Great attention to detail, everything you could possibly think of - first aid kit to a vegetable peeler - all in place. Welcoming touches! We are so excited to come back here again next year. Book early for your favorite holidays! Nearby hiking, the sound of the creek behind the property, the convenience of being close to Stanley, not having to lug up anything else but your clothes and fishing pole! Thank you Jim - we so needed a relaxing long weekend, and this was just the right medicine!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great time was had by all!!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the cabin! It was comfortable, the location was great and it was well stocked with everything we needed. Jackie even mentioned there was a big selection of seasonings for cooking and even flour! We especially enjoyed the cookies that Jim made and were waiting on the table when we arrived. We made a fire every morning. It was below 30 degrees one morning and that fire really felt good! Overall an awesome place to stay and we would highly recommend it!. And Jackie would still like to get your cookie recipe Jim!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Paul, MN
4

Great place in a great location

  • 4 of 5

Our family of four traveled to Stanley to hike the Sawtooths. We could not have been happier with our choice to stay at the Bluebird cabin. It's located right next to some fantastic trails. Only two miles from Stanley it offers convenience of running into town for supplies or food.

The cabin was clean and the appliances were all in good working condition. Plenty of hot water for showers. Jim had plenty of good recommendations for day hikes and places to eat in Stanley.

We loved it here and would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Vegas, Nevada
5

Our Favorite Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We love Stanley and Bluebird Cabin makes it even better! The hosts are excellent and knowledgable about the area. The cabin is very quaint and has some quirks which makes us love it even more. It is clean and has everything we needed. We will continue to stay here when we visit Stanley!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Powell Butte, Oregon
5

We absolutely loved our stay in Stanley. The Bluebird cabin was perfect for a very relaxing stay.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very comfortable and had a laid back old fashioned feel to it. We spent a lot of time on the screened porch enjoying the view of the mountains and the sound of the nearby creek. We were able to go on an amazing hike to see a waterfall right from the cabin. The hosts Jim and Adrienne were very hospitable and full of information about the area and things to do. We are looking forward to another trip to Stanley and will absolutely be booking the Bluebird Cabin again.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

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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.

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