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Island Ranch Vacation Retreat; Solitude Amid Unlimited Recreation

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 134 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Mountain Setting; 2 bedroom, 1 bath fully equipped RETREAT

Regenerate and connect with friends and family in this idyllic setting. Delight in the experience of 'owning' a 730 acre ranch which includes our 500 acre ISLAND in the Payette River to get away from it all for unequaled R & R.

You will be the ONLY GUESTS at Island Ranch Vacation Retreat, so you can set your own schedule, your own activities, as well as your own pace--whenever.

Enjoy all of the 730 acre private working cattle ranch which includes our 500 acre Island bordered by 2 miles of the PAYETTE RIVER on one side and BIG CREEK on the other.

Imagine wondering the web of trails in search of the perfect picnic spot, beach for swimming or sunbathing or a private meadow to just enjoy nature and the wildlife.

Relax in rustic comfort in a 2-bedroom, 1450 square foot Retreat, SLEEPS 4-6. Room for family and/or friends.

Early risers can often see ELK just beyond their window crossing Big Creek to get to the Island's main meadow in the spring and summer.

Listen for ELK bugling in the fall.

THE RETREAT:

A fully equipped kitchen to craft gourmet meals created with your own perishables to insure you have your favorite food or necessary dietary needs.

Two bedrooms-- one with queen bed and one with twin beds which can be made into a king-- each with their own sink and one regular bath between.

One queen hid-a-bed and one queen flip-out couch in the great room. Perfect for children or overflow guests.

The great room features a sitting area for great conversations as well as a cozy TV viewing spot.

A separate entry and separated from the main house though they share the same roof.

A wood burning stove completes the mountain ambiance and provides coziness for evening activities such as playing games, sharing experiences, or planning future activities.

Immerse yourself in the second floor Retreat's spectacular PANORAMIC VIEWS of Big Creek, the Island meadows and West Mountain.

Peace, Beauty, and Tranquility OR ramp it up with one of the follow:

ACTIVITIES

OUTDOOR:

Utilize the miles of trails for RUNNING, HIKING , BIKING, BIRDING, PICNICKING, or just RELAXING.

PLAY, SUNBATHE or READ on Sand Beach or Swim in the Payette.

Enjoy our Informal WILDLIFE PRESERVE-- bring your Camera or Paints to capture elk, birds, eagles, osprey, etc. in their natural environment--no hunting.

Capture the views of West Mountain, Collier Peak or wildflowers on canvas.

WATER:

FLOAT or CANOE from Cascade to the Island--2-3 hours.

FLOAT or CANOE to Carbarton Bridge from the Island--3-4 hours--the start of a popular whitewater stretch to Smith's Ferry.

FLOAT from one end of the Island to the other--about 2 miles of meandering Payette River.

FISH along the shores of the Payette River.

WINTER:

Step out your door to CROSS-COUNTRY skiing or SNOWSHOEING trails

Ski or Snowshoe to The Warming HUT on the banks of the Payette--about 1/2 mile across the meadow (the short route)

Huddle up to a wood burning stove and enjoy hot chocolate or hot-spiced wine while you rest and get warm in the Island Hut.

Snow-covered TRAILS usually from early December to early April..

LOCATION:

72 miles north of Boise on Highway 55

5 miles south of Cascade

6 miles to Cascade Lake

34 miles to Payette Lake

25 miles to Tamarack Golf and Ski Resort

41 miles to Brundage Ski Resort

31 miles to Jug Mountain Golf Course

6 miles to Cascade Golf Course

35 miles to Whitetail Golf Course

35 miles to McCall Golf Course

12 minutes to the start of the Carbarton whitewater run on the Payette River

More Details

Owner
Lynette Adams
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
16 December, 2017

About Lynette Adams

As an Idaho native, I grew up in Idaho as well as completed my BA here. I returned to Idaho after receiving my graduate degrees and started teaching at Boise State University in the Business School. I 'retired' last January and am currently enjoying living full time on our ranch.

Why Lynette Adams chose Cascade

We fell in love with this property after first seeing it on cross country skis in February with 2-3 feet of snow. The beauty of the water, mountains and snow covered scenery enchanted us. We skied all along Big Creek, but couldn't get to the Island to see it--we were so enamored with the rest of it, we bought it without seeing the Island or much of the Payette

River. This included selling our house in Boise and moving to Cascade full time.

What makes this apartment unique

We are in a beautiful mountain valley at about 5000'. I drove through this area on my way to the University of Idaho from southern Idaho. I always thought this valley would be the a fantastic place to live given the environment and the recreational opportunities that abound here. It only took about 18 years, but here we are!! Wandering the trails on the Island or watching our elk herd migrate to the Island each morning is the type of enchantment we would like to share with you.

Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Cascade
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Valley Club
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Cascade Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
Highway 55
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Grandmas
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Tamarack
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Payette River Beach
Car: necessary

A Base for Area Activities--- Imagine having the opportunity of taking advantage of any of the following:

try adrenaline inducing challenges or more sedate forms of recreation, our area has it all;

Pristine Mountains with lakes, about 50, streams and rushing rivers, around 150 within a 50 mile radius, for your Kayaking, Fishing or Rafting adventure;

Take pleasure in Nordic skiing, Snowshoeing, or Snowmobiling in the winter as all are within easy reach from Cascade and The Retreat;

Utilize the miles of Trails for Backpacking, Hiking, Running, Riding, Cycling Mountain biking, and/or exploring;

More Trails--- over 2600 miles in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness or more than 208 miles in Idaho in the Hells Canyon Wilderness which are available for exploration ;

Cascade Lake just six miles north has a Scenic Loop drive around the 17 mile long by about 4 mile wide lake which has 100 miles of shoreline for water activities at your disposal;

Water Skiing, Windsurfing, Sailing, Fishing, Lake Tours, and Ice Fishing in the winter are found at Cascade, Payette and Warm Lakes to be used for your entertainment;

Snow Tubing and Sledding, Curling, Ice Skating and Sleigh Rides are also popular winter activities which provide enticement for individual, group or family activities;

Anderson Creek Trail head is the beginning of miles of snowmobiling on the West Mountains;snowmobiling and The Lake Cascade Recreation Area is rated as one of the top 10 'PLACES TO SNOWMOBILE' in the Northwest by SnowWest Magazine--

Scenic Drives which are abundant and provide 'heart-stopping' beauty with abundant wildflowers to hone your photography skills as well as mushrooms and berry picking;

The Gem State is ideal for rock hounds--imagine finding an Idaho garnet; and

Yellow Pine (population 40) is a good starting point to explore ghost towns and the back country and getting there provides miles of incredible scenery whether you go take the paved South Fork of the Salmon River road or by the more rustic Johnson Creek summit one.

Formalized activities:

Tamarack and Brundage Resort and Ski Areas

McCall Winter Festival and Ice Skating arena,

packing or trail riding services,

back country charted flights,

four golf courses in the area,

Kelly's Whitewater Park for watching or participating in kayaking, stretches about 1800' down the Payette with four man-made rapids as well as a short slalom channel

Cascade River Walk on the banks of the Payette on the east side of Cascade from North end to South end of Cascade or Crown Point Trail thru the woods along Payette Lake for Running, Biking or Hiking in summer or Skiing and Snowshoeing in the winter.

Elk feeding tours, and

Gold Fork Plunge are some of the amenities.

Many activities take place throughout the year:

parades,

fishing derbies and tournaments,

arts and craft fairs,

Cinco De Mayo celebrations,

rodeos,

3-summit- bike challenge,

Harmonica and Bluegrass Festivals,

golf tournaments,

snowmobile runs and Winter Jamboree Snowmobile Event, and

Forest Service and commercial hot springs.

Check with us or The Cascade Chamber of Commerce for more information.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Cascade, Idaho

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 134 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • A standard bathroom with a combination tub/shower is located between the bedrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , Can be made into King upon request.
  • Each bedroom has its own sink and counter.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Two miles along the Payette River provides water recreation.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
5

Can't wait to return for another breath of fresh air!

  • 5 of 5

The slow life: fresh air, mountain views, the sounds of wildlife, s'mores over the fire pit and starry nights. Truly a getaway and reset without traveling too far from Boise. We took our three kids with us so they could experience quiet, catch frogs, play in the sand and moo back and forth with the cows. The ranch is a rustic gem. In addition, the apartment is very spacious, charming, clean and stocked very well. We could see that a lot of thought has gone into making the place a comfortable and easy stay. As if that wasn't enough, our hosts Harry & Lynette were just the kind of people you'd want to chat with and enjoy a glass of wine with under the stars - oh wait, we did do that :) They let us explore on our own, but were happy to jump in and help. What a truly special place. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 10/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great property and a great time -

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time - we actually had the property to ourselves as the owners were out of town. They made sure we were taken care of and the cabin was great. The ranch was a wonderful wonder land. Our family had a fun and would like to rent the cabin again.

  • Review Submitted: 28/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Oasis!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the beautiful Three Island Ranch. The views from the large picture windows in the great room looking out across the property were nothing short of stunning, and a handy pair of binoculars afforded close-up views of hawks and other wildlife. It felt very private, without another building in sight. Harry Adams was a great host and he and his wife seem to have lived a rich, fascinating life; very good people. The apartment was spacious, clean, and comfortable. This place reminded me of the solar houses my dad and grandparents built back in the 80's, so I may be especially partial. There were plenty of pans, dishes, and various cooking contraptions, and even a delicious bag of complimentary whole bean coffee and a yummy bottle of red wine. While there we swam in lake Cascade and visited Gold Fork Hot Springs, one of the nicest springs I've ever visited. The pools were clean and surrounded by the smells of wild sage, honeysuckle, and pine... paradise. We definitely plan to go back; hopefully some time in the winter to try cross country skiing and take advantage of the beautiful wood burning stove in the apartment... and for a whole week at least! Don't miss this one!

  • Review Submitted: 25/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Another Awesome Visit

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views, biking, hiking, fishing and paddle boarding! This was our second year to bring our family and we will return again!!!

  • Review Submitted: 30/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that your visit was great! We thoroughly enjoy sharing the natural amenities that make Island Ranch Retreat a great place to recreate and relax. Thanks for joining us, and we would definitely look forward to another visit!!
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5

Huge, beautiful property with gorgeous views!

  • 5 of 5

Island Ranch is on a huge 700+ acre property! The rental unit has a view overlooking the Payette river (in summer) and snow covered mountains in winter. The hosts are very knowledgeable about hiking around the property.

  • Review Submitted: 28/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your stay; we certainly enjoyed having you. I do hope you enjoyed all the snow, and it was not overwhelming. We haven't had as much snow in such a short time frame for a long time. This definitely provides a winter wonderland. Please consider staying with us again. Lynette
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5

It was beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

It was a well thought out apartment and nicely stocked for what you need -a great place to relax and enjoy nature. In the mornings and evenings, we could watch the elk move across the meadow from a big picture window, we took walks on the island and saw an eagle across the river, a hawk flying over us and could hear the elk bugle. There was plenty of wood to have a fire in the fire pit in the morning and at night - or to have a fire in the stove in the apt at night! I would love to stay here again.

The owners were very friendly and responsive when I had to change plans - very easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 10/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$98.11
Damage Deposit AU$261.62

Weekly Special: 7th Night Free
Taxes:
6% sales tax
2% hotel tax
A cleaning fee is $75
50% of the rent is due at the time reservation is made, with balance due upon check in, or as arranged with Management.
A refundable $200. security deposit.
Smoking And Pets Are Not Allowed. A Minimum Charge Of $100 will be deducted from The Damage Deposit for disregard of this.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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