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The Conifer Lodge-10+ Bedrooms, 8 Bath

Bedrooms 10
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 10 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 8 Baths, (Sleeps 35)

This beautiful and unique custom home features beautiful hand crafted woodwork throughout and beautifully tiled bathrooms. Trees cover the property. There is a deep driveway with lots of parking space off the road. The two story great room houses the large kitchen, a wood burning fireplace and 2 seating areas.

The kitchen has a 12 foot long island with a granite countertop, 5 burner gas cooktop, 2 dishwashers and seating for 6. The dining room table seats twelve and additional folding tables are available. A projector in the great room for movie watching or presentations and two seating areas makes it the perfect setting for large gatherings.

There is a laundry room on each floor and a Master Suite on each floor. The main floor has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths including a Master Suite with a private bath. The other two bedrooms are across the hall from a bath. The other main floor bath is off the main floor laundry.

The second floor has two wings. The east wing has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, including a second Master Suite. The other two bedrooms are across the hall from a bathroom. The north wing has four bedrooms and 2 baths. There are two bedrooms and a bathroom on each side of the hall. There is also a laundry room in the north wing.

The 3rd floor contains a bunk room that contains 7 bunk beds. There is also a game room with Fooseball and air hockey on the 3rd floor. In addition there is a new TV room with flat screen TV, couches and DVD player and a new full bath.

Portable cribs are available for children.

A large covered porch, and a 30 ft by 30 ft cement patio with a gas BBQ can accommodate large gatherings. The patio has 6 umbrella tables seating 4-6 people each and the covered porch can fit several buffet/serving tables. There is a propane fueled firepit on the patio.

This property is located just off Lick Creek Road 2 blocks from Ponderosa State Park Beach.

*Rather than charge guests an expensive deposit we simply require a property damage protection policy. This inexpensive alternative covers guests for most types of accidental damage:

*Additionally, guests have the choice of purchasing trip cancellation protection. Please visit this website to learn more about this inexpensive way to receive a refund in case of failed plans:

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More Details

Property Manager
Frank and Kitty Tuft
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

About Frank and Kitty Tuft

Recently retired from Ski Vacation Business in Utah. Parents of 9 children and grandparents of 23. We literally built this home ourselves!

Frank and Kitty Tuft purchased this house in 2009

Why Frank and Kitty Tuft chose McCall

Owner's grandfather ran sheep and cattle in the mountains around McCall and his descendents still gather in McCall every year to enjoy its beauty, their heritage and each other.

What makes this house unique

We love that our entire extended family can be together while still allowing everyone to have their space. We ride our bikes around the lake, down to the beach, and up to Loon Lake to see the downed WWII B23 Bomber. We walk down to Davis Beach and Lakeview Beach and play in the water and lie on the beach. Afterwards we grab a hamburger at My Fathers Place, or Growlers and then head to Ice Cream Alley for a "mountain size" ice cream cone.

We watch family movies on the projected screen and make huge meals in the kitchen. We gather around the big kitchen table to play games, eat and talk. Lots of talking when the kids are in bed. We love this place!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Frank and Kitty,

We are so grateful to you for opening up the Conifer Lodge to other families! We absolutely loved it! My family had the best experience there and everyone was overwhelmed by its beauty, coziness and space! My nieces and nephews had the time of their lives...they loved the bunk room and play room! A memory they will keep forever! My parents and siblings were so comfortable staying there as well. The kitchen was amazing to use and had every supply and utensil imaginable.

THANK YOU for a wonderful experience and for all the accommodations you made for us. Our wedding dinner and celebration there was perfect! Thank you so much for giving other families, like ours, the experience of staying in the Conifer Lodge!

See you again on our next vacation!
Oct 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in McCall, Idaho

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 35
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 35
  • Queen size Beds (1) 10 queen beds, Twin or Single Beds (1) 14 Twin/Single Bed , Baby Cribs (1)
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • video player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
fire pit for out side gatherings


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(64 traveller reviews)

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The Conifer Lodge-10+ Bedrooms, 8 Bath
average rating of 4.9375 based on 65 reviews

Another great stay at the Conifer Lodge!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third stay at the Conifer Lodge, and it will not be our last stay. Frank and Kitty maintain a wonderful property. The rooms are large and comfortable, the heating and cooling is easy to adjust to your liking, and the house rules are not too restrictive. There is wonderful technology at the house: fast WIFI, a great sound system that is ready for your smartphone's playlist, and even a HDMI projector for showing presentations, watching movies, or whatever other audio/video needs your group has.

If your group is immature, out of control, or looking for a frat house to party in, this is not the right property for you. The Conifer is in a residential neighborhood, and being respectful of reasonable "quiet time" hours is essential. The key is to observe the Golden Rule with respect to the neighbors.

I would encourage anyone with a large group of guests to consider the Conifer Lodge. We vacation in McCall often, staying in both hotels, and smaller cabins that we rent. We also have access to a family property in neighboring Donnelly for free. However, none of those other properties offer the same experience that the Conifer Lodge offers. It is a very special property. Check it out for yourself!

  • Review Submitted: 29/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place, we will use the lodge again in the future!

  • 5 of 5

We were totally impressed with the sincerity and kindness of the owners Frank and Kitty! They spoke to the Veterans and thanked them for their service and made us feel at home! The property was everything we had hoped for with plenty of room to spread out but intimate enough to bond as a group. We look forward to coming back in the warmer weather to take advantage of the fire pit and BBQ! I would recommend this property to anyone that need a large space for family or corporate retreats! The only thing I would recommend would be for a small safe area near the edge of the property for people that smoke to do so without having to stand in the road.

  • Review Submitted: 15/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. We're so happy that your group had an enjoyable time in McCall. We appreciate the suggestion for providing a small area on the property for smokers. We'll look into that. We look forward to your next visit. Frank and Kitty
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We had an Amazing time!

  • 5 of 5

The facility is beautiful, spacious, and fully equipped. The owners are very kind and gave us plenty of space. It is like having your own mini hotel! Definitely recommended and worth the money!

  • Review Submitted: 12/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had an enjoyable time at the lodge. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you for staying with us! Frank and Kitty
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Best home in MCCall

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this home consecutive years and it is amazing. It is Spacious and very beautiful. It’s close to town and is set for large groups. The owners greeted this year and are very nice people. Great Home and a great place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: 08/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy your group had an enjoyable experience again this year. Thank you for the great review. We look forward to your next visit. Frank and Kitty
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Great experience, very clean property with lots of room. Will definitely rent again!

  • 5 of 5

Lots of extra amenities that set this property apart from others to include kitchen utensils and linens already provided for a very spacious house! Perfect for hosting large groups.

  • Review Submitted: 15/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. We hope you will return soon. Best regards, Kitty and Frank
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Great options for a large group!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at The Conifer Lodge. We felt very much at home and had plenty of room. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 29/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Ponderosa Park Beach

ice skating


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance AU$76.92

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Rates do not include tax or cleaning fee, unless specified in quote details.

Cancellations will receive no refund.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made