I have had “wanderlust” lately, but since travel is discouraged, I thought it was a good time to explore my new surroundings. Decided to book a mountain retreat at the C&M Bunkhouse - a much needed peaceful solo getaway.
Upon arrival to this majestic place I was greeted by Carl and Maria who own and operate this intimate Bed & Breakfast on a Wildlife Preserve. They had wine and cheese waiting for me and a grand tour of their slice of heaven surrounded by mountains, trees, flora, and fauna (and Elk!). It was not what I expected, but SO much more!
The property is breathtaking and includes beautifully appointed private quarters and an expansive outdoor space overlooking the beautiful Idaho mountains, complete with a (private) hot tub to enjoy under the stars. If that is not enough, they have an “infinity deck” where you can view the mountains forever, a candlelit yoga studio and a cool gym complete with a Peloton Bike, Hydro Rower, (enhanced with disco lights, and good tunes.) My favorite place was the Infinity Deck. . . I viewed, smelled, listened, sensed, read my book, and completely relaxed. (not easy for me for those of you that know me).
Then there was Carl and Maria. . . What a delight they were! Carl is the chef of the duo, although Maria is a darn good chef as well. The meals were splendid and the company fascinating. I enjoyed sharing Carl’s creations out on their wrap-around deck in the evenings and Maria’s delicious breakfasts on my own outdoor space in the morning, including fresh squeezed juices. Maria is probably one of the most interesting people I have met, and Carl is one cool, down-to-earth guy.
Much gratitude to you Carl and Maria. I left C&M Bunkhouse refreshed, at ease and at peace in an otherwise stressful world.
Carl and Maria hosted my family of 4 for 6 nights @cmbunkhousebednbbq 🏡 Words can’t describe how wonderful it was! The food was scrumptious (and vegan for my daughter) and their hospitality made us feel at home, but completely pampered🥰 The accommodations were spacious, clean, and so comfortable! The jacuzzi was hot and the jets soothing. There is so much to do there, you really don’t have to leave the property. The workout room and the yoga/meditation room are great too...and the wildlife was amazing❤️ Too many things to list! Go see for yourself. You won’t be disappointed🤗
What a perfect getaway. Maria and Carl are the best hosts that anyone could ever ask for. We have never been so spoiled. Tranquil atmosphere, relaxing, enjoyable, and amazing view! Thank you for having us.
My wife and I just stayed here overnight for her Birthday. I cannot imagine a better experience, much better than the Anniversary Inn! World Class cuisine served by friendly and gracious hosts who genuinely care about making your stay special. The view and tranquility are everything we could have asked for (and then some) we will be back and I give my wholehearted recommendation for anyone looking for a special getaway.
Maria and Carl are amazing!!! We had such a welcoming and fun night with the most beautiful views! Jolene Peterman pampered us with massages and I can honestly say I could never get one from another person she was top notch! Carl is an AMAZING chef, and Maria is just a delight! We couldn't have asked for a better night, thanks C&M we will be back for sure!
This is one of the best kept secrets. Such a wonderful personalized experience! Will absolutely go back. Refresh, relax recharge.
So beautiful! If you want to get away and un-plug, this is the place to be! The hosts are amazing, food is delicious, environment gorgeous, clean and serene!!!
Definitely coming back!
Awesome place to stay, the food and the overall atmosphere is second to none! Highly recommend! Spacious rooms · Quiet rooms · Thoughtful amenities
Maria and Carl are amazing. Their home is beyond beautiful. We arrived to a fantastic cheese and fruit plate with amazing conversation. Then Maria helped arrange for my sister in law a perfect massage. Afterwards, dinner followed and a pleasant evening of enjoying our desserts and a movie in our rooms. I am in love with this place. Not to lay it on thick, but honestly if you are looking for a quick getaway from life and not want to get too far out of Boise, this is the place to be.
Everything is amazing from scenery to the extraordinary meals. We will be back again and again. Thoughtful amenities · Spacious rooms · Quiet rooms
I wish I could give this place 100 stars!! If you have not been you need to go, if you have already been, you need to go again!! Maria and Carl are amazing and think of every single detail!! The food is top notch and better than anything I've ever had!! I went for the gals night and already booked an evening to take my husband, and a weekend get away with my parents and kids to celebrate my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary this year. The views are breathtaking, the accommodations are extremely clean and every detail is carefully thought out.
My husband and I had an amazing night's stay for our anniversary! The food was wonderful, Maria and Carl were amazing. The whole experience was relaxing and comfortable we definitely recommend staying here and we will be back again!!
I had a wonderful girl's night with my friends! Maria is an amazing hostess! She really went above and beyond to make our stay memorable! We got massages, pedicures, and she had a nice gal come over to show us how to play Texas Hold'em. It was fun! Carl is an incredible Chef and great host as well. The property is gorgeous! I can't stop thinking about when I can plan another visit! Thank you for an incredible girl's night Maria! We'll be back soon!
I can't believe this is just 30 minutes outside of Boise! It feels so secluded and quiet. A couple days at C&M Bunkhouse left us feeling totally refreshed. The food was over the top, full of rich flavor and variety. The room we stayed in was spacious. The hot tub was completely private. The entire downstairs felt comfortable and every need was taken care of by the thoughtful hosts. This unique bed & breakfast really takes it to a whole new level!
My friends and I had the best girls night with @C&MBunkhouse! I love that Maria took special care to have and serve foods, snacks, drinks that we loved! We chose to have massages, which were AMAZING! Maria was very attentive to our needs making sure we were happy and taken care of! The atmosphere is welcoming and relaxing...the views are gorgeous! We had such a great time that we will surely be back for a yearly girls night!!! Thank you Maria!!
This place is top notch quality and service. Exactly what you would hope. All of the phone calls and message communications with Maria were prompt, precise, and accommodating to meet our needs and go beyond our expectations. The location and amenities are superb. They are super friendly and Carl has mad cooking skills. Amazing hot tub, snacks, a special touch to make our anniversary get away so relaxing and carefree for us. Thank you. Book here and you won't regret it.
Went for an overnight to just get away and relax and got so much more! Carl and Maria are amazing! Wonderful hosts who are easy to interact with. You don’t just go to stay in your room and be fed... you go to sit in the private hot tub, lounge in any of the three rooms that have many programming options on the tv’s, do yoga in your own PRIVATE yoga room, work out in your private gym, listen to the elk bugle and the wild turkeys run around. Not to mention the amazing food!!! We had such a blast and we are already looking forward to going back. This is a diamond in the rough and I consider Carl and Maria more than hosts, they are our new found friends. Thoughtful amenities · Spacious rooms · Quiet rooms
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!