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The Back Cabin: Idaho charm, modern amenities, peaceful surroundings.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Remodled Cabin

In a word — relaxing. In essence — modern rustic elegance.

Perfect for couples or a family who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle any time of the year.

The Back Cabin is a quiet refuge and far enough away from town to feel like you are secluded, yet close enough to enjoy all the seasonal activities around McCall, Idaho. This fully remodeled three bedroom, two bathroom cabin sleeps two couples easily, or a family group of up to nine. It is located on the west side of Payette Lake in Wagon Wheel Bay, just off Warren Wagon Road.

You can take a stroll on the quiet lane to reach beach access on Payette Lake and launch the cabin’s red canoe for some adventure. Or enjoy a hike right outside the door on walking paths around the property and listen to the creek just beyond the large entertaining deck. You can even climb up into a timeless tree house for some fun.

The open floor plan creates a gathering space to share time in the kitchen, dining area and living room. This warm and welcoming great room has large windows that look out onto the deck. Curl up on the couch with a book, listen to music, or watch movies on the large flat screen TV. When you’re coming in from the wild, the mudroom provides a place to stash extra gear and slip on your comfy shoes.

The fully-equipped contemporary kitchen has new appliances, including an induction stovetop, convection oven, microwave and a French-door refrigerator. You’ll find a great assortment of gadgets, cookware and bakeware to make your time in the kitchen enjoyable and convenient for creating family meals. The breakfast bar seats three and the rustic kitchen table has seating for six.

The main level has a full bathroom that connects to an office that also doubles as a bedroom with a queen-size deep mattress murphy bed and French doors to the deck. This quiet office is equipped with a large computer screen and keyboard for laptop hookups, a color printer, scanner and copy machine, There is high speed wireless internet throughout the house and deck.

The spiral staircase leads you upstairs to a landing area adjoined by a full bath and master bedroom with a king bed. The upstairs bunk room accommodates sleeping for five; three twin platform beds are designed with privacy curtains in each nook, reading lamps, and cellphone charging shelves. And, two additional twin trundle beds accommodate two more guests. There is plenty of comfy bedding for all seasons.

Enjoy the amenities this cabin offers: peaceful privacy, large open living spaces, modern conveniences, close access to town, downhill & cross country skiing, as well as snowmobile access points, a canoe and lake access to launch the canoe, walking paths around the property, full office setup, flat screen internet TV, washer and dryer, and a convenient pellet stove for an extra blast of heat when you most need it.

*This house does not accept trailers of any kind on the property

*This is a non-smoking cabin

*We do not accept pets

*air conditioning

*No outdoor Firepits allowed

*No fireworks allowed on this property

*Quiet Hours from 10:00Pm-8:00Am

More Details

Property Manager
McCall Idaho Vacation Rentals/Ashley Smith
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

This was an amazing cabin at a prime location. It had been recently upgraded and was very clean. I loved to charm and it felt so secluded even though it was close to town and all the amenities in McCall. The Manager was accommodating and when we had trouble starting the pellet stove she came right over to help. I will definitely be coming back!
Oct 2015
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McCall Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom/Office - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 5 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
No trailers of any kind on this property.


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The Back Cabin: Idaho charm, modern amenities, peaceful surroundings.
average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews
kennewick, wa

Perfect stay in amazing surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Came for a ski trip, on the mountain in under 20 min, 10 min from multiple places to eat, but stayed in most of the time, house was modern and rustic all at the same time and has a amazing history all its own. We will be back

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hayden, Idaho

Adorable Back Cabin and Super Cozy

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a fun little family getaway before the craziness of Christmas. This was perfect. I have to peel my husband far enough away from our business so that he can relax and unwind and enjoy quality time with our boys. We made great family memories and enjoyed every aspect of this sweet cabin. We did have an issue with the fire detectors one night - however, our son called the property manager at 3 am and she answered. She was great. She came to the cabin the next day and checked all the detectors and graciously refunded us one night for the inconvenience. The cabin was close to the snowmobile trails and the driveway was large enough to park our snowmobile trailer. Great place. Convenient location. Super cute, cozy and perfect for what we were wanting. We will definitely visit again.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great feedback, we apologize for the smoke detectors and that issue. Unfortunately this home does not provide room for parking snow mobile or boat trailers at this time anymore. -McCall Idaho Vacation Rentals.
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Boise, Idaho

Great Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at the back cabin. The cabin has a lot of great history and is totally Idaho! Picturesc and comfortable.... the deck was nice to sit out on...the kids had fun in the treehouse.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Just add People for Magical Memories

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin, peaceful and perfect setting, everything you need for memory making--just add people. We loved the Back Cabin. We spent a lot of time on the lake and enjoyed taking the canoe and paddleboards down to launch just steps away from the cabin. Nearby beautiful running trails led to a lake and a stunning overlook. The kitchen table easily sat our 9 people for meals and games. It was nice to have a big fridge. We even enjoyed playing the piano. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen well stocked with equipment and utensils, and the deer that strolled by while we were doing dishes was lovely! The milkshake maker was fun and the porch really a masterpiece. You did a great job of creating an updated modern yet rustic, secluded yet accessible, spacious yet cozy cabin. We would definitely return to The Back Cabin to make more memories.

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Just FYI--when we arrived the door was unlocked. We finally figured out how to lock it the day we left. Luckily the neighborhood is safe. When we arrived the place was clean but the floor needed moping (we had a crawling baby). We just used a rag as we couldn't find a mop. The kitchen had most everything we needed although we could have used some kitchen towels and dish rags. We loved the milkshake machine and the clever hooks in the mudroom area. Thank you for supplying washing machine soap as we needed to wash the tablecloth. Thank you for having plenty of dishes, serving bowls, utensils, and pans. The alarm went off for water and we had no idea how to turn it off. Luckily my daughter guessed the code. The last night we also had an alarm in the main floor bedroom going off about every two minutes. I'm thinking that may just be needing a new battery. We took the batteries out so we could sleep. Fix as needed. Anyway, just a few little things. Overall an incredible experience, completely comfortable, wonderful neighbors, charming town, delightful family vacation. THANK YOU!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and peaceful

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this cabin in early September. The cabin was very well maintained and very clean. There were plenty of linens and bedding. The cabin was uniquely decorated with an antique motif. Our favorite room (and kids will love) was in the loft and had three beds built into the wall and 2 pullout beds. There were two other rooms, with a king and queen bed so enough for a large group. The bathrooms were very nice and clean. Overall, we enjoyed our stay here, however a few issues that could be addressed in the future. While we enjoyed the place, there were alot of breakable items around (antiques). Not ideal for those with very young children! There were knives and glass dishes placed on an open bottom shelf in the kitchen and also lower drawers in kitchen had several knives stored in them. We had to remove so kids wouldn't get them. There seemed to be several old antique rusty utensils in every drawer. Not sure if they were to be used or just for looks.

Better instructions/directions on how to use things would have been beneficial. Stereo system was hooked up to the TV. While there were instructions to get stereo to work if playing music could not get sound on TV to work. The thermostat did not have any directions on how to use. We couldn't figure out how turn off the preset temp so it was quite chilly in the mornings. I had to look up the thermostat manual online to figure out how to disable presets and turn up heat! Clear instructions to call management if problems (don’t email). The french doors to the back porch were difficult to lock with minimal instruction "lift handle to lock." That didn't work. Directions on how to get to the canoe and to the "private" beach although we think we found it. Also, the tree house, while very cool, had a bunch of large pieces of wood stored in it so that we could barely open the door to go in. The stairs up to the tree house could use a railing (treacherous for little ones and elderly!)

Overall, very peaceful and quiet in a beautiful setting about 10 minute drive from town. No big complaints just suggestions. We enjoyed our stay. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change. Holiday Rates are $350.00
No trailers of any kind are allowed on this property.
Must be 30 years old to rent.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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