Sly Owl Ranch Yurt

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Yurt hosted by Teresa & Neal

5 guests, 3 beds, 1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the yurt to yourself.
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Self check-in
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Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Tucked away above the S. Fork of the Payette River, our private yurt has great views, wrap-around deck, electricity, and small a/c unit.
Important: The yurt has limited amenities and is not suitable for everyone. Please read the entire listing including the manual before booking. We provide water and a clean outhouse, however, there is not running water.
Relax, or take advantage of nearby river access, hiking, biking, hot springs, skiing/snowshoeing, the town of Crouch, and USFS & BLM land.

The space
The yurt is comfortable & cozy, although it does not have plumbing. Still rustic, with a back-country feel, there is electricity, and small air conditioner during the hot periods of summer. There is no Wi-Fi and very limited cell service at the yurt. For those who prefer a more natural and secluded setting it is perfect for an escape from the city life. Enjoy the peaceful wilderness with close proximity to some of Idaho's best outdoor recreational access.

The kitchen has a 2-burner propane stove, plates/utensils/cookware, cooking basics (salt/oils/spices) & drip coffee maker. Fresh drinking water is stocked before your stay. There is no running water.

Firewood is provided for the wood stove. To protect our forests, do NOT bring your own wood. During the summer months the small a/c helps cool the yurt during the day, and typically the cool night air lets you enjoy the breeze with windows open. We provide an additional fan to help circulate the air. The electrical/lighting is minimal and only inside so bring headlamps or a flashlight.

The queen-on-bottom/twin-on-top bunk has 3" river mats & there is also a queen-sized futon. Bring your own weather/season appropriate sleeping bags and pillows. We recommend light weight for the summer, and 0 degree bags during the cold months.

There is a clean outhouse & no shower.

Staying in a yurt requires more effort as a guest. All of our return guests agree that a multiple night stay is a more relaxed visit with opportunity to see the surrounding area. The yurt is an ideal spot for having a cozy retreat with your significant other, and for family and friends to soak up the wilderness. There's a time and place for everything, but if you're looking for a place to have a rowdy party with friends, this is NOT the spot for you. Quiet hours are 10pm-8am. The yurt is secluded and private, however we also live and work on the property.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom area
1 queen bed, 1 bunk bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Portable air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace

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Where you’ll be

Garden Valley, Idaho, United States

Our location is remote, in the forested mountains. Deer, elk and other wildlife migrate through the area and can often be seen on the surrounding ridges. Two glass windows, in addition to three standard yurt windows provide nearly 360-degree views, and from the large deck, you'll see it all. Soak up morning sun with a cup of coffee, watch the stars, or listen for resident owls.

There are a few other full time residents a good distance from our place, on a different road, and we live at the top of our property. The yurt is secluded, and we/other homes are a good distance away, however, sound travels--quiet hours are from 10pm to 8am. Thank you for being respectful of our peaceful wilderness ranch retreat.

Hosted by Teresa & Neal

  1. Joined in October 2012
  • 203 Reviews
  • Superhost
We found a slice of paradise in the mountains of Idaho and are building a small working ranch where our family (husband + me + two silly dogs ) thrives on the sunshine, encounters with our neighboring wildlife, and good dirt. We have enjoyed our stays through AirBnB on our travels and look forward to welcoming guests to the ranch.
We found a slice of paradise in the mountains of Idaho and are building a small working ranch where our family (husband + me + two silly dogs ) thrives on the sunshine, encounters…

During your stay

We'll send a code for the lockbox with the key prior to your stay. During your stay, we'll check in to be sure you have enough water/wood, and are happy to recommend nearby whitewater, hiking, biking, skiing, opportunities and activities in nearby Crouch.
We'll send a code for the lockbox with the key prior to your stay. During your stay, we'll check in to be sure you have enough water/wood, and are happy to recommend nearby whitewa…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 15:00 - 19:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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