USA Idaho Valley County, Idaho Donnelly Listing #10560

Big Bear Retreat - Donnelly, ID

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18 reviews
Max. occupancy: 10 2 Queen Bed, 6 Twin Bed 4 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms No pets  4WD/traction required year-round
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Secluded mountain view family cabin w/ deck, firepit, gas fireplace & more!

Escape to the Idaho wilderness with a stay in this secluded cabin with views of mountains and valleys. This recreational oasis sits on the end of a working ranch directly adjacent to BLM land, allowing you to go fishing and wading in the Payette River on summer days. Spend your evenings on the front porch grilling out, or gathered around the outdoor firepit.

A 10-mile drive from the cabin brings you to Tamarack Resort. You're situated at the northern end of Cascade Lake, and while your stay certainly feels remote, you'll be just seven miles from Donnelly and an 18-mile drive from McCall, where you'll find grocery stores and restaurants. Be sure to bring your fishing poles, bikes, ATVs, and any other summer toys as well!

This family-friendly cabin sits on hundreds of acres of private land, which are perfect for exploring. The spacious front deck with a gas grill sets the scene for dinner outside, with a picnic table and chairs seating up to 10. There is additional back deck space as well. Roast marshmallows around the outdoor firepit under the pines and stars, or cuddle up around the indoor gas fireplace on chillier nights.

For a family getaway, the cabin sleeps up to 10, with a high chair and kids' games accommodating younger guests.

Big Bear Retreat has a rustic feel with all the comforts of home, including a full kitchen with a dishwasher and a washer and dryer. Fill your indoor evenings with games and shows on the two TVs.

Book your family's stay in this secluded cabin, and you're one step closer to adventure!

Please note that 4x4 vehicles may be required year-round. A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.



Children's games

High chair


Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

House rules

Wedding venue

Kitchen & dining






Mountain View





DVD library

DVD player

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

On-site activities

Board games


Gas grill : Private



18 reviews

Mitzi C. Aug 2021
The cabin was a perfect fit for our family. It had plenty of space & beds. The only thing missing was an air conditioner.
Patsy F. Jun 2021
The best part of this stay was the view.
Manager response:
Hello Patsy, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed the views at Big Bear Retreat! We hope to host your future vacations!
McKya M. Jul 2020
This cabin we stayed at was awesome! It is away from everyone, very clean place. We had a blast!
andrew l. Jun 2020
Private vacation spot away from everything but close enough to access what you need. Bring mosquito spray as the cabin sits next to a swamp. The views are amazing from the porch. Relaxing vibes to be had for sure. Definitely will be staying here again.
Chris J. May 2020
The location was exceptional! Very remote and placid. The natural view with the mountain, meadow, wild animals and the sound of birds made it really special. The ranch caretaker was helpful and friendly too. We liked being surrounded by nature. Having a campfire - remember to bring camping chairs and wood.
jessica d. Sep 2019
Perfect little getaway!!!!
todd s. Jul 2019
great place to stay , clean and comfortable and quiet.
there are cattle on the property that make some noise.
maybe they could have some discounts once and a while
on the rent about $320 per nite .
Marianne J. Jul 2019
Great home, large enough for 12, very remote. Dirt roads for 1-2 miles then a 100 yd dirt road that has deep potholes.
Cows nearby bellered all night. Bring ear plugs
Gary B. Jul 2019
Isolation was lovely. Everything was enjoyable
April J. Jul 2019
Such a beautiful location that this home is at. It's close to the lake but far enough away for it to be quiet and away from the noise of Donnelly. Beautiful sunsets and 360 view
Jim S. Jun 2019
Loved everything about my stay at the cabin except for the water issues.

Very quiet, private and peaceful at this cabin. Loved the location! It's off the beaten track and you've nobody else around you.

The cabin is very comfortable. Nicely furnished and decorates, the beds are comfortable, nice large kitchen that is fully furnished. The deck is large and nice to sit out on with your favorite beverage and watch the world peacefully go by.

The only issue is the water! Tastes horrible due to the iron and other minerals. Bring your own drinking water. Also think it's taking its toll on the plumbing. One of the showers was unusable because you could only get a trickle of water out of it. Looks like the hard water deposits have choked off the flow.

Similar issue with the two toilets that were working - the half bath toilet was out of order. The toilets work but it takes them 15 minutes to refill the tanks - even with the valves fully opened.
Manager response:
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback! The water filtration system has been addressed and fixed, and the toilet has been completely replaced.
Jackie P. Oct 2018
Quiet and secluded. Very charming house
Would have give five stars but for the iron in the water.
Melissa T. Aug 2018
Wonderful cabin perfect for a quick getaway close to town. We loved the views and wildlife. Was exactly what we were looking for! We will return for sure to this little gem!
Kristina P. Aug 2018
It was a lovely cabin with a great 👍🏻 view out the front door. Looks just like the pictures. Great family cabin with a lot of space. The only complaint would be the water. You definitely need to bring your own drinking water and be prepared for it to be discolored if you shower with a strong odor.
Javier S. Aug 2018
The neighbors were super welcoming in letting us know where we could access wood for the fire pit. Everything was clean and looked great! Better than what was expected. The water smelled like cooper but other than that it was a great home to stay in.
Mialoing Y. Jan 2018
Everything is as accurately listed in the description. I will give it a 5 star if the highchair was clean as I could find yellowish spots and some dirt on the high chair when I took out from the storage. We went in late Jan and it was cold and snowing. The indoor heater works great on the first day and the next day it just died on us. However, it is still a nice place/environment for families or friends staying.