Maria and Carl took their home and property situated in a Wildlife Preserve and transformed it into a place for you to enjoy as well. Since relocating from Southern California in 2014, they have transformed their home into a ‘lodge’ of sorts while enjoying company from all over the world in they have welcomed folks from the UK, California, Washington, Colorado, SouthCarolina, and Texas. Maria and Carl feel the beauty of the area is too wonderful not to share and would like you to experience a few days with them to relax, watch the Elk and other wildlife, or sit in front of the fire during winter months.
Maria grew up in LA county and relocated to South Orange County in the early 1980’s. Carl grew up in Los Altos, California and relocated to a Mountain Resort area outside of Bend, Oregon in the mid 90’s. After meeting, both resided in Southern California before relocating to the Boise area in 2014.
Carl and Maria both have son’s that are in their 20’s and friends all over the globe. They both enjoy traveling, entertaining, and the beauty of the Wildlife preserve. They have expertise in event planning and are wedding officiants that welcome everyone.
Come join them for a special weekend, water sports in the summer, skiing in the winter, and everything in between.
BREATHTAKING VIEWS from every room.
You might want to call it a lodge.
*FALL IS A BEAUTIFUL TIME TO ENJOY THE HIKING TRAILS RIGHT OUTSIDE OUR DOOR
*BOOK NOW FOR SKI SEASON. AWESOME SKI PACKAGES AVAILABLE.
Located just 30 minutes from downtown Boise, this scenic property offers breathtaking views from every bedroom and free WiFi for all guests. 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
* 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 and one roll-away bed
ADDITIONAL PROPERTY AMENITIES
* Kitchenette with appliances
* 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.
Winter time? Snowshoeing right here, and Bogus Basin ski resort less than an hour door to door.
Spring and Fall, enjoy a 6 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.
Tale of the City girl and the Cowboy
Her Italian parents taught her how to entertain early on. From big family gatherings to weekly dinner feasts - there were always people visiting, eating, drinking, and having a good time. The Italians will have it no other way. Maria spent her entire life hosting parties, getting the neighborhood together, celebrating holidays, and life. Maria is from Southern California and the weather was very welcoming for summer bashes and out door picnic’s.
A cowboy at heart, Carl grew up in Northern California being involved in all things western early on. Carl started preparing meals at age four. Of course as soon as he could, he was working in a restaurant and became a Chef by age 22. Carl had a way with food and as years passed became an expert in cooking over an open fire as well as almost every other cuisine. Carl’s heart has always been taking outdoor and open fire cooking up a notch by coupling it with his expertise in a refined kitchen. The results are mouthwatering.
Carl meets Maria in 2010
To Maria’s friends Carl became “Cowboy Carl”. His love of kids, dogs, and cooking melted her heart and the rest was history. Maria’s ability to put together a warm, welcoming event and Carl’s expertise in the kitchen or the open fire (or both), drove them to find the perfect spot and the perfect lifestyle in the wilderness.