Enjoy Life on a Wildlife Preserve - Private or B&B

Backyard guests
Backyard guestsGuest Bedroom #2 - Butterfly roomGuest bedroom #1 (Retro Man-Men theme)Sunroom/kitchenette (private room) bistro tableSun-room daybedSun room kitenetteKitchenette downstairs to cook for yourself without interacting with the hosts.Typical Sunrise at the RanchThe whole houseMaster living roomMaster Great RoomJust making some grub for dinnerDeck lifeThe back yard.  View from every roomTraffic out the windowLake 15 minute away.  Actual guestThe drive up one night from Boise15 minutes away (actual guest shot)in the meadow in front of the house in the springMaster living roomHot Yoga roomHot yoga room in full swingGuest bathroom #1JacuzziWorkout roomWinter shotWinter shot 2

From $65 / night

Boise, ID 83716
Enjoy Life on a Wildlife Preserve - Private or B&B
3 bedrooms
5 guests
2 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 5
Type: Home
Per night: $153
Per week: $810
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Boise vacation home rental
Winter is around the corner. Learn about our 2 and 3 days Ski Packages!

BREATHTAKING VIEWS from every room. You might want to call it a lodge -

We call it "C&M Bunkhouse" We can even marry you! Many options available.

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

* Hot yoga room
* Workout room
* Hot tub
* Sunrise view in bedrooms
* Amazon TVs
*Elk and Deer frequent grounds

* 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.

Bigger crowd than 5? We can make arrangements for additional beds up to 7 ppl.

Hiking trail seconds from the front door, Hot yoga room, In house gym, patio Jacuzzi, Amazon TV, and more.

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.

Wintertiime? Snowshowing right here, and Bogus Basin ski resort less than an hour door to door.

Spring and Fall, enjoy the 5 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.
Area Information
Rural living in mountainous setting that range from high desert to subalpine forest, four distinct seasons, trails, wildlife galore, and close proximity to state and national forest land. Oh, and if you absolutely must leave, it's an easy drive to Boise, Idaho.

About twelve miles northeast of Boise as the eagles fly and about 24 miles along Highway 21 toward Idaho City located in Boise County

About the owner

Owner Profile


Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
May 26 2016 May 25 2018 $153 $153 $810 $1,950 2 Nights
Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 12 p.m.
Deposits: 50%
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Mastercard, PayPal, Visa
Other Fees: Cleaning Fee: $40.00



  • Beds

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Twin Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Balcony
  • Full Kitchen
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking Included
  • Beach Chairs
  • Garage
  • Housekeeper
  • Sauna
  • Beach Towels
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Kayak
  • View (Mountains)
  • Cook
  • Heating
  • Kitchenette
  • Wood Stove
  • Deck
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Fax Machine
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Telephone
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Mini)
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Computer
  • Microwave
  • Activities

  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Canoeing
    (3 miles)
  • Lake
    (3 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (10 miles)
  • Hiking
  • Cross-Country Skiing
    (3 miles)
  • Playground
    (3 miles)
  • Hunting
    (10 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Fishing
    (3 miles)
  • Water Skiing
    (3 miles)
  • Whitewater Rafting
    (10 miles)
  • Park
    (1 mile)
  • Jet Skiing
    (3 miles)
  • Snowmobiling
    (5 miles)
  • Downhill Skiing
    (20 miles)
  • Boating
    (3 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (3 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Bed Breakfast BBQ Wildlife Hiking
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Reviews for this vacation home rental in Boise, Idaho

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Mayra R. said...
Jun 28, 2016

Without a doubt this property it's Amazingly! It felt like home.
15 Elk Run Road, Boise, ID, 83716, United States (830384)

Date of Stay
June 18, 2016
Helpful votes:0/0
Without doubt one of my favorite places to stay in Boise, Idaho. Maria is such an amazing host. She made sure we were doing great throughout our stay. The view from her house is amazing! My teenage girls loved the place, they loved the elks.
The environment was quiet and peaceful.
One of the things that critical for me is the cleanliness of the place, especially the bathrooms. Maria's place is on point. Excellent cleanliness.
I am looking forward to staying at her place in the near future!
My Response
Thank you for the kind review. We really appreciate it. We enjoyed having you and your girls here for the soccer tourney. The house was left clean and well organized. I enjoyed our interaction. I hope you book next year so you can stay the entire time! We are happy to be a reference for you anytime! Stay in touch.

Judy A. said...
Jun 29, 2016

Excellent stay made better by fabulous accommodations!
15 Elk Run Road, Boise, ID, 83716, United States (830384)

Date of Stay
June 23, 2016
Helpful votes:0/0
Our stay in Boise area was enhanced by our stay at wilderness ranch. 30 min from downtown Boise. 30 min from the hot springs/spa in Idaho City! The views were spectacular punctuated by elk calves maybe a week old with their moms! I can absolutely recommend this accommodation without reservation. Eclectic, private, a wonderful surprise all around!
My Response
Thank you Judy, We also enjoyed having you enjoy our property. You were so easy to work with. I can't wait to meet you next time. Book early! We hope to be busy... Take care of yourself.

Anonymous said...
Jul 25, 2016

Simply stunning
15 Elk Run Road, Boise, ID, 83716, United States (830384)

Date of Stay
July 20, 2016
Helpful votes:0/0
Maria & Carl were amazing hosts and their property felt like a home away from home. Their thoughtfulness and attention to detail exceeded expectations and I look forward to staying with them again!!
My Response
Thank you so much for the kind words. The elements were against us with the local fires for sure. We are already excited about your winter stay. Seriously this place is mind blowing in the winter. We will have a BLAST! Can't wait! Book early!!

Date of Stay
September 1, 2016
Helpful votes:0/0
Wonderful location. Sat on the deck in the evening with a glass of wine watching a beautiful sunset and over 30 elk grazing just feet away. Mornings sat on the deck with a cup of coffee watching an amazing sunrise. Great hot tub for relaxing and the hosts made sure we wanted for nothing. Wonderful amenities made our stay special.

My wife and I stayed at Carl and Maria's for four nights (8/16-8/20). From the time we booked until the time we left, Carl and Maria made us feel welcomed and appreciated. What stands out most about our stay: 1- The view is spectacular. The pictures don't lie. The sunrises were gorgeous, and the stars and moon lit up the night. 2- Carl's chef skills were on point. The meals were terrific; he even cooked us filet mignon one night. 3-The amenities. There was so much to do near The Bunkhouse that we almost didn't even need to leave. There were paddle boards and a kayak to use at a nearby river/creek, and there was a trail steps from the house. 4- Carl and Maria's hospitality. Both are genuinely terrific people, and we enjoyed our stay immensely.
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What Jonathan loved about your listing:
Thanks for everything!

Maria and Carl are amazing hosts! From the time I booked my stay all the way to my next destination, Maria was great at keeping in contact. She sent texts and emails to let me know how to get to the neighborhood, and when I arrived, she came down the mountain to escort me up -- first rate service! Carl is a fantastic chef, and upon my arrival I was greeted with a snack and a beverage. Dinner was so delicious that I really should've booked more than one night. They were so kind to ask if I had any dietary restrictions, but since I did not, Carl whipped up a scrumptious meal fit for a king! The rooms are fantastic, and I particularly loved the yoga room. If you are in the Boise area, please do make time to stay here -- more than one night if possible! Thanks so much Maria and Carl! You guys are fantastic!!
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August 2016

Beautiful place, Beautiful Hosts, Beautiful Stay!
Posted Jun 10, 2016 from another vacation site.
By Michelle in Seattle:

This B&B/vacation rental property met our every need during a weekend trip to Boise for a wedding! We showed up late, around 8 or 9 PM, after calling Maria from Boise. She met us at the foot of the mountain atop which the house sits and led us up. Using a map app, we were able to find our way back to the top of the mountain afterward but greatly appreciated her meeting us initially. In advance of our arrival, I worked closely with Maria to arrange arrival details and communicate the dietary restrictions of one of our group members--no eggs, dairy, gluten, wheat, or pineapple. Because Chef Carl prepares food for guests during their stay, it was important to make sure he had these details! Although we didn't have opportunity to enjoy the BBQ with how our schedules worked out, we did have an AMAZING breakfast (all allergy safe) and chat with the owners one of the mornings of our stay. Maria and Chef Carl are extremely personable and always up for a chat. They can fill you in on the surrounding area and activities, as well as recommend amenities in the home you may not even know about! Here are the highlights: - Free WiFi - Breakfast + BBQ on offer - View from the house and bedrooms - Hot tub (soft-sided) - Abundant amenities (food, appliances--microwave, toasters, TVs, etc) - Hot yoga room! - Workout room - Hiking nearby - Ample parking We've decided that we'll be visiting again next time we head out to Boise, as the home was a perfect combination of comfort, price, and convenience!

I stayed at this property with my girlfriend for a little over 1 month after re-locating from Minnesota to the Boise Area for work. Location: We wanted something outside of the city to be able to enjoy the numerous outdoor activities but still be remain within a convenient distance to the city for work and play. This place affords everything we had hoped for, and then some. A 20 minute drive to Boise, 5 minutes to the beautiful Lucky Peak Lake and State Park (camping, fishing, boating), only 30 miles from the incredible soldier mountains (which we have camped in every weekend and highly recommend), gorgeous views right from the deck of the house (the property faces due east, so every morning you wake up to the sun rising over the mountains right out the bedroom window), elk in the front yard literally every single evening, a quiet and friendly neighborhood which offers privacy but not total isolation. Amenities: The property is extremely well taken care of and offers everything you could ask for, extremely comfortable, you can watch the elk and look out at the mountains from the enormous wrap around deck or from the hottub. On top of the fantastic property, the owners have paddleboards, camping and fishing equipment, kayaks, and other outdoor equipment available for guest use which is beyond fantastic. Owners: Maria an Carl are truly fantastic people. Maria was incredibly flexible and understanding in working with us to arrange our stay. They made sure that we had everything we could possibly need to be comfortable and to feel at home during our extended stay. They were incredibly generous in allowing the use of their paddleboards and other gear, and truly made us feel as if their home was our own. Aside from being great company, Maria and Carl were constantly whipping up delicious meals for us which was just icing on the cake. Every once in a while you meet people like Maria and Carl that are just so kind and gracious, even after our stay we will remain life-long friends with these two. They truly enjoy having their guests, and it shows. Summary: This property truly is a fantastic place no matter what you are looking for. After intending on staying for only 1 month, we eventually decided to cancel our plans to leave and ended up extending our stay for another month. I cannot recommend this property highly enough!

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