What a Beautiful Place to Stay!
Sandy & Jordan, Lake Forest, CA
Awesome & beautiful
Can't say enough about how great it has been staying here for the last month. The place is fantastic and Maria and Carl have become great friends. Great food, great views, great company, more fun things to do and see than you can ever get to in one lifetime!
If you have ever thought about getting away to the mountains consider Carl and Maria's Bunkhouse. This is a stunning location with breathtaking views, fresh air and an abundance of wildlife. Carl and Maria are gracious, gifted hosts with a talent for entertaining guests whether you stay for a week or a month and I can't say enough about the dining experience. The location is accessible to hiking, camping and water sports or even a short drive to downtown Boise for shopping or nightlife if that is your thing. I have never been to Idaho and this has been an amazing experience—will definitely be back.
Carol, Barber, ID
Great experience 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.
Simply stunning 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!!
Excellent stay made better by fabulous accommodations! 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!
Without a doubt this property it's Amazingly! It felt like home. 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!
Couldn't be Better! 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!