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Wildlife Preserve Bed&Breakfast&BBQ. Just Few Miles Fr Downtown Boise - Stunning

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

Wildlife Preserve 30 Min. From Downtown Boise - Optional Bed&Bkfast&Bbq

BREATHTAKING VIEWS from every room.

You might want to call it a lodge.

*Something for every season

We can even marry you. Small weddings welcome (15 ppl max)


NOTE: Cost for two additional adults (2nd bedroom) is $129.00.

3rd person: $49.00

Kayaks: $20.00 per 2 hours per Kayak and/or Paddleboards

Masseuse: $35.00 for 30 minutes/ $65.00 per hour

This site will add 2nd rooms, paddle board rentals, and other costs. Please make sure you delete them before booking (unless you want to book them).

Great for:

*Girls getaway weekends

*Romantic Getaways

*Checking out Boise for possible moves

*To be close but not to close to family for events

*Spring Time Hiking

*Summer Boating, Kayaking, and Paddle bordiing 15 minutes away (hosted by owners)

*Fall leaves changing, elk growing, and hiking at it's best

*Masseuse available (additional charge applies)

Located just 30 minutes from downtown Boise, this scenic property offers breathtaking views from every bedroom, free WiFi for all guests, and a professional chef available for BBQ dinners and breakfasts (Thursdays through Sundays; availability may vary). In addition to a workout room, this peaceful property also features a hot yoga room and a hot tub to help ensure the comfort and well-being of all guests.


* Free WiFi (in all rooms and throughout the house)

* Free parking on site

* Free BBQ for two; additional fee for additional guests (Friday's through Sundays) availability may vary; additional days available upon request.

* Free breakfast for two; additional fee for additional guests (Friday's through Sundays) availability may vary; additional days available upon request

*Masseuse on call

Boating excursions (cabin cruiser) are available. 3 hour minimum.

Pricing is for two guest. Additional guests are $129.00 for additional bedroom.


* Hot yoga room

* Workout room

*PELOTON BIKE live with shoes

* 2 Hot tubs (serenity tub and full power large Jacuzzi)

* Sunrise view in bedrooms

* Amazon and Apple TVs

*Elk and Deer frequent grounds

*Licensed Masseuse on call for your stay (additional charge)


* Madmen Room: 1 queen bed

* Butterfly Room: 1 queen bed

* Common Space: 1 twin day bed


* Kitchenette with appliances, drinks and snacks

* Marriage officiant

* Paddle Board rentals

* Hiking within feet of front door

* Event and vacation planning

In addition to offering a relaxing stay for up to 6 guests, this property is also an excellent location for traditional or same-sex marriages. Commitment ceremonies also welcome! The onsite officiant, plus the planning support services (extra fee applies) make your scenic country wedding a breeze.

Summer time? Paddle boarding, fishing, kayaking right here (10 minutes away) with equipment available here, for you to rent at a reasonable price. We can discuss.

Winter time? Snowshoeing right here, and Bogus Basin ski resort less than an hour door to door.

Spring and Fall, enjoy the 6 mile hiking trail and all the beauty and wildlife.

Enjoy the quiet and time away from the City. Boise is close (30 minutes) and there are two stores 20 minutes away. 15 miles from Historic Idaho City and 12 miles from the famous Hilltop restaurant off Hwy 21.

More Details

Maria and Carl
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Maria and Carl

Carl is a retired professional chef that specializes in BBQ/Rustic meals.

We love to entertain and have set up our downstairs for a home away from home.

Hot yoga room, workout area, private sun room with cooking area against a beautiful landscape of this Wildlife Preserve.

Enjoy our hospitality or fly solo. Up to you. Just come and let us share this wonderful place with you.

Maria and Carl purchased this house in 2003

Why Maria and Carl chose Idaho

This area is so close to Boise (16 miles) but in the literal wildlife. It is the best of all worlds. We are 4,500 feet above sea level so we enjoy amazing views and seasonal weather.

What makes this house unique

The view is one in a million. If we are available; we operate as a Bed and Breakfast and Dinner (BBQ) hosted property. You have a private floor and private jacuzzi and private patio


Boise House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Included in Price
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • If you Instant Book we may not be available to prepare meals for you. Closest store in 30 minutes.
  • No groups over 5 people. No more than 2 children (not childproof). This is a quiet area and must not be noisy.
  • If we are not hosting maximum guests 3
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • There is two bathrooms downstairs for two bedrooms. The only in-suite bathroom is in the kitechette/sunroom. The downstairs can be locked from the upstairs where we live for full privacy. There is typically only one rental family/friends per rental time unless previously coordinated.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 murphy bed , Daybed in Sunroom Pvt kitchette w/ Private bathroom add bed
  • one bedroom is a "madmen" themed room queen bed and a fridge and coffee maker and great view. Electric heater/fireplace. other bedroom is a queen as well. Butterfly room with great view and an electric heater and fireplace. $189.00 for couple. $45.00 for one additional guest. 2nd couple is $129.00 per night. Includes breakfast and dinner on weekend. Week-day rates and rates without meals will be quoted. There is two futons available for a crowd. Arrangements must be made as they are in other areas of the house. Additional pricing applies
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • marina
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Bed and BBQ is part of our offering . Cost for more than 2 PPL for BBQ and Breakfast is $45.00 per additional (3rd) person per day for adults. Additional couple is $149.00 per night includes breakfast and dinner on weekends.


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Wildlife Preserve Bed&Breakfast&BBQ. Just Few Miles Fr Downtown Boise - Stunning
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews

Better than expected!!!!

  • 5 of 5

All I can say is wow, wow, wow!! The 'bunkhouse' was much better than expected. Maria and Carl have taken pride in the careful attention to details to make every guest comfortable with their stay. Whether you want to hideaway and get away from the world outside or if you just want to rest and relax in the mountains and enjoy good food, fresh air, a good book, a hike in the mountains or a river raft ride, they make your stay very memorable!! I highly recommend this property!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific hosts

  • 5 of 5

The mark of an outstanding business is outstanding service. C and M Bunkhouse is a truly outstanding bed and breakfast (and dinner if you like). We booked our stay online four months in advance and due to a faulty third party website did not know that the rooms were already booked. When Maria discovered the problem, about four weeks from our trip, she called right away. As we talked she made it clear that she did not want to see our travel plans dashed and asked for a few days to work on the issue.The long and the short of it is that she managed to create space for us that was in no way a downgrade from what we had expected. The entire house and it's amenities were available for our enjoyment. Having a former chef doing the cooking was a real treat. We took full advantage of the opportunity to have dinners there.

The hosts, the accommodations, the location, and the food are all top shelf. Don't hesitate to stay here.

Steve T. ~ Langley, WA.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. Glad it all worked out. You and Dee are welcome at the Bunkhouse anytime!
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Beautiful location, great hosts, and killer food!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place to stay near Boise! Great food and wonderful hosts!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! We enjoyed your stay. Can't wait till the next time.
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C&M Bunkhouse

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay very much . Maria and Carl were the perfect hosts. The meals and accomendations were wonderful. If you are looking for a mountain getaway and love nature this is the perfect spot. I would definately recommend C&M Bunkhouse.

Janice and Kevin 8/25/17

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. You were wonderful guests and would love to have you back again! We love making new friends.
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Wonderful Wilderness Retreat & Eats

  • 5 of 5

My dad, my brother, and I had a wonderful time here. It's about a half hour outside Boise, a nice distance between the city and the Boise & Sawtooth National Forests, high atop a semi-wooded hill, peaceful and quiet. Maria & Carl literally provided every tiny thing we though to ask for, and about a jillion others that we didn't. They are fun to talk with, make excellent food, and in every way take hospitality to the next level. I felt completely at home. Absolutely do take them up on their offer to prepare a dinner for you - you will not be disappointed. I'd highly recommend this place, especially for friends who are looking for a beautiful, comfortable, well-provisioned place to reconnect with each other in the evenings, and from which to launch into adventure and exploration during the day. Boise's downtown is lively and full of great places to dine & sip. And I highly recommend a river float if it's the season for it!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded expectations - clean, comfy, delicious, welcoming, fun-loving and gorgeous inside & out!

  • 5 of 5

An unforgettable stay for our family. Carl & Maria are such pros at their business. They gave us a warm welcome and escorted us into their mountain getaway. The bunkhouse is very clean and the decor is beautiful with thoughtful detail. The weather was hot and it was so wonderful to go to the downstairs, where the guest rooms are, and have it be so cool. It was a welcome relief after being in the sun all day. Each room has a theme and we found something that worked for all of us. The Day room had a full kitchenette in it with every possible kitchen item and snacks galore. I can't say it enough, but Carl and Maria are so good with finishing touches, which made our stay worry free and utterly relaxing.

The sunrises are breathtaking and dusk can bring many wildlife sights and sounds. Don't miss the starry nights, as there is nothing like it. A biggie for me was that I slept really well. I travel a lot and I never sleep well in hotels or anyone's home. Not the case here ... I slept like a baby. Our boys (11 yrs) loved adventuring around inside and outside and a quick cruise down to Robie creek for paddle boarding and kayaking made it a new fav spot for them. They loved the hot tub and sitting out on the patio. The food served was divine - quality ingredients and flavors galore. It was such a treat to have a mini coffee maker (pod method) in the master guest room too. Another great aspect of this home is the proximity to downtown Boise. Carl and Maria are fun, warm, welcoming to all and good people. I highly recommend a stay here whether it be for 2 days or 2 weeks. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

We enjoy company and would love to host your next getaway. If we are home, BBQ dinner and breakfast is included for two people, and $20.00 per additional person per day. If you want to stay private, that's fine, you can have complete privacy without that option -- Maybe you just want dinner one night or just breakfast; that is fine too. Just let us know what we can do to make your stay more pleasant.

If we are here, and you are inclined, you will be treated to meals compliments of a professional BBQ Chef. Breakfast available, as well. Privacy options available without BBQ or Breakfast Breakfast and BBQ dinner is included for 2 PPL as part of offering. More folks, only $20.00 per day per person. Kids under 10 eat free. Kids 10-13 are $10.00.

We have a lake 15 minutes from our front door and a dock for relaxing or boating, or paddlboarding/kayacking. All these toys are available to rent for a reasonable price.

Hiking trail one minute walk from our front door.

Kids, we can provide cooking classes, smores, visiting the horse next door, croquet, etc. Some items will be a fee.

There are critters around for your viewing pleasure (birds, wild turkeys, deer, elk) but there is NO hunting.

Come relax and enjoy yourself.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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