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Bluebird Cabin In Stanley, Idaho

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 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:
  • 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:
  • 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
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:
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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average rating of 4.9615383 based on 53 reviews
5

Great hiking trip!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Several incredible trails minutes away from the property. Jim's trail recommendations for hiking couldn't of been more spot on. Days consisted of gorgeous hikes, refueling at stanley baking co, swimming in local lakes and streams, and evenings on the porch swing. The cabin was extremely clean, beds comfortable, and shower hot with good water pressure. Wonderful trip!!!

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

very comfortalbe and homey

  • 5 of 5

owners very accommodating, well kept property, away from crowds, peaceful with the sound of the creek and a beautiful view. Would recommend to anyone, be sure to look at Jim's hiking photograph book

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Family Cabin Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing time at the Bluebird Cabin. The cabin was stocked with all the necessities. We enjoyed the nearby hike that leads to an open meadow with the beautiful view of the Sawthooths. We also spent our days relaxing at nearby Redfish Lake. Would come back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin with all the amenities. Super close to town and the mountains. Owners are very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful solitude, amazing views, great hospitatlity and cozy accommodations.

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay at the Bluebird Cabin. It is close to all the things we love about the area, but just far enough off the beaten path to offer privacy and solitude. The directions to the cabin were easy to follow. Upon arrival we were greeted with fresh cookies and a bottle of wine, which were lovely gestures of hospitality. The kitchen was well stocked with all the necessities to turn the groceries we brought into home cooked meals. We loved the rustic cabin feel, but with the modern conveniences that made our stay comfortable. Our children loved the upstairs bedrooms, the walking sticks and games. We took lovely walks each evening and morning up the Goat Creek trail. The screened in porch and porch swing were a highlight, with stunning views of the mountains and the sound of the nearby creek. We really enjoyed watching the mountain bluebirds from the porch. We hope to make a stay at the Bluebird cabin a family tradition and would highly recommend others check out this little gem in the wilderness. Jim and Adrienne are thoughtful hosts who provided us with all the information we needed beforehand to make for a wonderful stay. The books of Jim's photography of the local area were a real treat and inspired us to explore new places in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow - what a thoughtful review. Thanks, and thanks for taking such good care of the cabin. It was great to have your family here and we look forward to having you back.
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5

Cute cabin, good location

  • 5 of 5

Cute little cabin. Sleeps six in three bedrooms. Good location, about 10-15 minutes outside of "downtown" Stanley. Gorgeous countryside.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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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

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
3 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

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.
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