The Creekside Cabin - Cascade, ID
Max occupancy: 8
3 Queen Bed,
2 Twin Bed
2 dog max
4WD/traction may be required in winter
1225 Fox Rd., Cascade, ID 83638
NEW LISTING! Dog-friendly cabin w/peaceful lake views, great outdoor space
Get away from it all with this rustic retreat near Lake Cascade, providing privacy, gorgeous freshwater views, and a charming old-fashioned atmosphere.
Nestled on West Mountain Road, this home is far from crowds and surrounded by natural beauty. The shores of the lake are a brisk walk away, while the peace and quiet of the woods are right outside your door.
This home comes equipped with a spacious deck surrounded by towering trees and a cozy wood stove inside. Up to two dogs can come with you for a small nightly fee. There's no WiFi aside from your phone's hotspot, but there is a flatscreen TV for movies and plenty of books to browse. While there isn't a stove in the kitchen, there is an electric skillet, griddle, and crock pot.
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Gas grill : Private
The cabin was very nicely set up and cozy. Just a short walk to the lake.
This little cabin was nicelyy sized for our small family of 4. I dont know that I would rent it with more as it would be quite crowded. I wish we had known that the indior stove was non-functioning. We had to creatively adapt ALL of our cooking to the outdoor propane grill. It is surrounded by other properties so on the holiday it was very loud and busy, but ince Tuesday arrived the quiet returned. You cannot see Cascade Lake feom this cacabin, but are surrounded by trees in what feels like Hobbit-land ;)
Cute little cabin a short 20 min. drive from Cascade Lake. What I loved was the layout and seclusion. It definitely has a cozy cabin feel to it. Lots of fire wood provided and access to the gas grill was much appreciated. Loved the porch swing!
I was disappointed that we were not informed that the kitchen range did not work. My family and I meal prepped and finding out the stove/oven were only there for decoration was a little frustrating. The cabin did have electric pots and pans and with a little creativity it worked out.
Also there is no garbage service and no instructions were provided on what to do. so keep in mind you’ll have to haul out your own trash. And on our last night we also found mouse droppings and heard the little guys running inside the walls. Good thing we were all okay with “roughing” it :-)!
We have updated the listing to specifically reflect the home does not have a stove, and we apologize our guest was inconvenienced by this. We will take care of the garbage, and we are working on getting rid of the mice. Thank you!
We stayed at this cabin for two nights. The pictures and info are accurate, but I will share details that you don't know until you stay there.
Getting to the property was rougher than expected. If you go around the south end of Lake Cascade and then drive north along the west side of the lake, 15 minutes of the drive is on dirt and rock roads. After turning off West Mountain road, some of the roads were so narrow that trees and plants brushed the sides of our car. The driveway would be difficult for vehicles with low clearance to use, and there is nowhere else to park. If you are coming from or going north, it is quicker to go toward the Tamarack Resort from Donnelly and then take West Mountain Road from there, but you have 25 minutes of dirt and rock roads that way. You will need to wash your car after staying here.
There is a creek that flows near this property. It looks and sounds pretty, but there are LOTS of mosquitoes. I noticed as we were leaving that there were two cans of insect repellent behind the TV, but they both felt close to empty. Thankfully, we had some with us. There was some bear spray at the property, so we carried it with us on walks just in case. Thankfully, we didn't need to use it.
The clearance in the loft is pretty low. My husband is over six feet tall and could only stand up in the middle. I am 5.5 feet tall and could use a little more of it but usually stayed downstairs. Beware of the ceiling fan when crossing the loft from one side of the cabin to the other. I didn't duck low enough one time and hit my head on it pretty hard. Our kids loved the loft though, and it provided plenty of beds for sleeping, plus two large seats that we think could also be laid flat for beds.
The range is gas, and we couldn't tell if it was usable. All of the knobs were missing from it, and there were covers over the burners. Electric pots and pans had been set on top of the covers, so we had the impression that the range should not be used. We would have consulted the guest manual, but it is only available digitally. There is no wifi on the property, but we did not expect that we could not get data on our Verizon cell phones either. Surprise! So, we could not look up anything we had questions on. For example, how to turn on the kitchen light. There is a large florescent light in there that we never could find a switch for. Perhaps the bulbs were just burned out? It left only one small light in the kitchen, which made it quite dim at night.
We also could not find any way to cool the cabin beyond opening a window and sticking a large tabletop device with two small fans in front of it and turning on the upstairs ceiling fan.
The cabin has a good selection of VHS tapes to watch. Unfortunately, we only got video when we put one in (no audio). After messing around with cables for several minutes, we fixed it so we could get video and audio, but if you aren't tech (old tech) savvy, you might be out on watching anything. There is no antenna, cable, or satellite to provide anything else. The player is for VHS and DVD, and I think I saw a case that probably had DVDs in it.
As far as the kitchen goes, it was stocked adequately, but don't expect to find as many foods as you do at many vacation rentals. I think it had coffee and tea, salt, and a few spices, but that was it. Fine for us because we brought everything we needed, but if you are counting on anything more, you will have a longer than expected trip to a grocery store.
On the positive side, the cabin space is used very well and is decorated in a cute rustic style. It has a porch with a swing, chairs, fire pit, and grill. We thought from the pictures that we would like using it, but we didn't because of the mosquitoes (even with insect repellent on, they made being outside unpleasant for us).
Honestly, we did not think it was worth what we paid to stay here. The base rate would have been fine, but the fees and taxes doubled that. We ended up paying a higher average nightly rate (including fees and taxes) than we have for any other vacation rental we have ever had, and we liked this one the least. It could be a great choice for those who really like secluded forest cabins, but I wanted people to be aware of the tradeoffs that we were unaware of from the posting.