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Rental Cabins at Heyburn
Two cabins are available for rent at Heyburn with a minimum of five and maximum 14 nights for $85.00 per night. A nonrefundable reservation fee of $85.00 per stay and a signed/approved Rental Agreement are required. Renters must supply their own linens. Both cabins sleep up to eight and are complete with two bedrooms, full bath, kitchen (cooking utensils and tableware for eight are included), dining area, living room. Pets are not allowed. Contact Heyburn State Park, 208-686-1308.

Rentals at Lakeview Village
Lakeview Village, located adjacent to Ponderosa State Park, provides long-term camping opportunities and a rental cottage. It is not an Idaho state park.

The cottage rents for $75 a day from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, with a two-night minimum. The off-season rate is $55, with a two-night minimum. Weekly and monthly packages are available. For information, contact Ponderosa State Park.

Park Yurts
The yurt is a circular, Mongolian-style domed tent 20 feet in diameter with a plywood floor, hardwood lattice sidewalls and a clear Plexiglas skylight. This fully insulated shelter is designed to withstand high winds, snow loads and summer heat. It has a framed-in lockable wood door and windows with screens and storm flaps. Covered entirely by waterproof canvas, the yurt is an aesthetically pleasing and comfortable place to stay, even in the dead of winter.

Park yurts are available year-round at Ponderosa State Park, near McCall and Winchester Lake State Park near Winchester, Idaho. Each is heated and furnished with beds to sleep up to six people. Food preparation is done on an open grill outside the yurts. Users should bring their own sleeping bags and cooking gear. The park yurts rent for $35 per night for up to four people. Up to two additional guests are charged $4 each.

Winter yurt users can enjoy 20 km of cross-country ski trails at Ponderosa. During the summer, the main attractions are wildlife and boating. Ponderosa, 208-634-2164, pon@idpr.state.id.us. Winchester Lake has 7 km of cross-country trails and ice skating and ice fishing are often available on the lake. Year-round, visitors can see wolves in a large compound just five minutes away. The Nez Perce National Historic Park museum is within half-an-hour. Winchester Lake, 208-924-7563, win@idpr.state.id.us.

Back Country Yurts
We have three back-country yurts at the Idaho City Area trail system, about an hour outside of Boise. They are similar to the park yurts, but they include cooking facilities and utensils. You’ll need to hike a mile or two, but once you get there, what solitude! Experience beautiful, mile-high mountain views with no neighbors, endless cross-country ski trails in the winter and hiking and mountain bike trails in the summer.

Back country yurts sleep six and rent for $60 per night. If you have friends who want to throw a sleeping bag on the floor, they can stay for an additional $10 per night each, up to a maximum of nine in each yurt. Call 208-334-4199 for reservations.

You can view, download or print yurt documents using Adobe Acrobat Reader by clicking on the links below. If you need to download a free copy of the program, click here.

Idaho City Yurt and Trail Guide

Winter Yurt Manual

Summer Yurt Manual

Fee schedule

Reservation Form

Instructions specific to individual yurts are available below

Elkhorn yurt specifics

Summer guide
Winter guide

Banner Ridge yurt specifics

Summer guide
Winter guide

Skyline yurt specifics

Summer guide
Winter guide

Tepees
Stay overnight along the Oregon Trail in a canvas tepee! Only $30 per night. Available only at Three Island Crossing State Park. See covered wagons and Oregon Trail artifacts while you’re there. Call 208-366-2394, thr@idpr.state.id.us.

Cabins
Play in the crystal clear water and on the sandy beaches of Priest Lake during the day, and spend the night in a rustic log cabin. Available only at Priest Lake State Park. Each cabin rents for $35 per night and sleeps up to six people. Cooking is outside on a grill-covered fire pit. The two-room cabins are heated so you can cross-country ski in the winter. Call 208-443-2000, pri@idpr.state.id.us.

Heyburn State Park has two cabins that were former summer homes. Each has a furnished kitchen, furniture, etc. Visitors need to provide their own linens. The cabins rent for  $85 a night. Call the park for reservations and more information, 208-686-1308. You can also contact them at hey@idpr.state.id.us

 

The Ranch Manager's House at Harriman
The historic four-bedroom log home has a modern kitchen, a rustic knotty-pine living room with a stone fireplace and a screened sun porch. Perfect for that once-in-a-lifetime fly-fishing vacation. It is fully furnished and rents for $150 per night. There is a non-refundable $25 reservation fee. Call 208-558-7368 for reservations.

 


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