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1 / 17 Rear of home with elevated deck faces the Salmon River and 2.5 acre yard.



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Description from owner

This river front vacation home and 2.5 acre site is located on the main Salmon River. This is a perfect venue for retreats, family reunions, annual office staff getaways and weddings. You can sit in the shade of the many trees and quite surroundings. There are two 100 year old trees - a cherry and an apricot. Pick fruit from one of them or the many apple and pear trees, or blackberry bushes (depending on the season). Relax on the large, elevated 400 square foot deck. Soak up the sun or sit in the shade depending on the time of day. The gas BBQ grill is always ready for your use. Bring your cooler and park it out by the grill. The deck if furnished with lounge and deck chairs and it has a glass patio dining table and chairs. Exterior stairs from the deck lead to the two acre yard and river frontage below. There is a great sandy beach for sunning and swimming within a one minute walk to the Cow Creek Bridge.

Centrally located, Lewiston, Idaho is 2 hours to the west and Boise is a three hour drive to the south. McCall, Idaho and the Brundage Ski slopes are a short 55 minute drive to the south. The summit elevation of Brundage is 7,640 feet (2,330 m) above sea level, with an overall vertical drop of 1,800 feet (550 m). Five chairlifts serve the 1,500 acres (6.1 km2) of primarily west-facing terrain. Lucile has been a perfect winter getaway for McCall residents. Our temperature is usually 15 to 20 degrees warmer and we get little to no snow. Enjoy the warmer weather here and take the short drive to ski Brundage.

Riggins, Idaho is nine miles to the south of Lucile. Riggins, known as Idaho's "Whitewater Capital", is a hub for outdoor adventures in North Central Idaho. The Seven Devils Mountains and the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area are just a few miles southwest of town. Scenic drives, hiking, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, fishing, and hunting are among some of the most popular activities available. The numerous Forrest Service roads allow access to view and interact with the scenery and wildlife. Visitors can pan for gold in the river. Activities can be on your own or with one of the many local, licensed outfitters. The steelhead season is from September to March. The Salmon season depends on the run. Check with the Idaho Fish and Game Department for all hunting and fishing seasons and regulations. Come stay with us during your rafting, hunting or fishing trip.

Pickleball is the latest activity to come to Lucile. A newly constructed court is located on the Mavins' Haven property next to the Trading Post. The Mavens' Haven in Lucile, Idaho offers classes, retreats and botanical forays in support of herbal medicine, healthy and local cuisine, wilderness and homesteading skills, ethical sustainability, creative writing, and guided meditation and contemplative practices.

The Lucile Guest House vacation home includes four bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is one queen size bed and a sofa in the first floor Front Bedroom. The Rear Bedroom on first floor has a full size bed with an antique wardrobe and dresser. The Bunk Bedroom is also on first floor and has one single bed, and two more single beds in a bunk bed configuration. This bedroom has a western theme with log siding on the walls and a chest full of young kid's toys. The Upstairs Bedroom has two full size beds. The living room has a queen size futon sofa. The home can comfortably sleep seven and can sleep a total of ten people depending on the sleeping arrangements.

The living room has two sofas, an arm chair, a big screen TV and entertainment center. There is a DVD and a VHS player with numerous movies for both young and old. The phone has long distance calling within the conventional US. Free Internet connection is available by Ethernet cable or WiFi. The kitchen if fully equipped with all dishes, pots, pans, toaster, blender, two coffee makers, etc. There is a refrigerator with ice maker, a dish washer, stove, oven and microwave. There are two bathrooms. One has a claw foot tub for soaking and the other has a full shower. Pets may be allowed if prior approval is given by the owner. A pet and cleaning deposit will be required. Smoking is not allowed in the home.

We also have a Workroom & Studio Space available for rent where specialties workshops and retreats can be held including: Quilting, Art Workshops, Scrap Booking Events, and Office Retreats and more. This is a large 32 x 38 foot room with a vaulted ceiling. Located on the second floor of our garage/shop facility, it is just a short walk from the vacation home. There are great views of the river from the 12 x 16 foot deck. The numerous windows provide light from the East, North and West. Computers, HD TV and Wi-Fi high speed Internet connections are free and available for your use. Color printers, color copier and a large format 44" color HP plotter are available for your use and cost depends on use. Card stock and comb binding can be purchased. There are two large flat work tables with room for eight sewing machines. Folding tables are available and can be added for more work space. A fully equipped woodworking shop is located on site. Use of this facility requires prior approval from the owner.

Monthly rates for extended stays can be negotiated with the owner.

Beds: 1 Queen Bed, 3 Double Beds, 3 Twin Beds, 1 Sofa Bed

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4840238

About the area

Riggins, Idaho is 9 miles to the south of Lucile. Riggins, known as Idaho's "Whitewater Capitol", is a hub for outdoor adventures in North Central Idaho. The Seven Devils Mountains and the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area are just a few miles southwest of town. The numerous Forrest Service roads allow access to view and interact with the scenery and wildlife. McCall, Idaho is 55 minutes to the south. Brundage Ski Resort is 60 minutes to the south. Whitebird, Idaho and the Hammer Creek boat launch ramp is 30 minutes to the north. The Snake River and the Pittsburg Landing Recreational area is a little over one hour away to the west.

Owner profile

Wayne H.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English



  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Waterfront


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fax machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports

Reviews (4)

Excellent – based on 4 reviews Excellent
4 reviews

“Great spot”

Reviewed 25 Nov 2016

Enjoyed our stay. Owners live nearby and were gracious and helpful. The property was beautiful and well kept. Rental needs a bit of attention here and there but overall was in good shape. We will go back.

Owner's reply: Great guest. Enjoyed talking to them. The four hunters were great to talk with. They arrived before we finished stripping wall paper off and painting the kitchen. It did not appear to bother them that we were in the middle of a project. They really enjoyed the ability to hang their animals under the elevated rear deck.

“Perfect get away”

Reviewed 30 Aug 2016

This was one of my favorite vacations and I travel quite a bit. The owners were just wonderful, the house the perfect Rustic get away. We wanted for nothing, spent as much time as possible in the river and the white water rafting was so convenient to get to. It was just perfect.

Owner's reply: Thanks for the great review. We are always pleased when we can make the vacations of our guest an enjoyable event. Sorry my response took so long. We have been traveling ourselves. Hope you can come stay with us again. Wayne and Missy.

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Bow Sewell
The best place to stay in Lucile.
Wayne & Missy are the best!!!

Diana B. A beautiful place to stay!