0 miles from Cascade Lake
The perfect summer or winter mountain cabin getaway, (cabin 1400 sq. ft. with guest house 600 sq. ft.) on lakefront lot. Sleeps 13 in beds. Located 5 minutes from Donnelly, Idaho on Sandy Drive. Just 20 minutes to Tamarack Resort; 25 minutes to McCall; 25 minutes to Cascade. Free wi-fi and cable TV. Fireplace. Firepit suitable for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows. Propane barbecue grill. Coffee Pot, Keurig, Microwave, Range, Oven, Dishwasher, Refrigerator/Freezer, Washer and Dryer. Multiple TV sets. Ideal for family reunions and events with plenty of off-street parking. Enjoy all four seasons with swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, skiing, snowmobiling, viewing nature and wildlife.
4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms. Two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms are in the main cabin and two bedrooms and one bathroom are in the guest house, known as the Shasta Suites. Each bedroom in the Shasta Suites also has a sink and vanity. Master Bedroom sleeps 2 with king size bed. Second Bedroom in cabin sleeps 3 with a queen size and a full-sized bed. Two more bedrooms in the guest house each sleep 4 with a queen size bed and a bunk bed in each room. Two of the full bathrooms have a shower and one of the full bathrooms has a tub and shower.
**Lake Cascade is a reservoir used for irrigation. The lake level varies during the year. At high water, the beaches around the lake are covered or nearly covered by water. At low water, the beaches are large and the lake is small and shallow. On average, high water is in June and the first part of July. Low water is from the end of September to the first of April.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
*Is the guest house included? Will it be rented to other guests while we are there?
The Shasta Suites sleeps 8 and has one bathroom. It is included with the Cabin and is never rented separately.
*How long will you hold my reservation if I need time to consult with the others in my party?
The cabin is listed on several third-party travel sites and is set for instant booking. Therefore, we cannot guarantee from moment to moment how long your tentative dates will be open. Guest reservations become effective upon payment.
*What is your cancellation policy?
Reservations cannot be canceled. We only have the one property. Once your reservation is made other potential guests will book elsewhere and so we cannot recover our damages.
We are happy to work with you, however, if you need to sublet or assign your reservation to someone else or make a similar substitution.
*In August how low does the lake get?
When the lake is full it has an elevation of 4828 feet. For the 2016 season, it was fullest on June 10, at 4827.44 feet. On August 1, 2016, it was at 4821.6 feet and on August 31, 2016, it was at 4816.75 feet. On October 6, 2016, it reached the lowest level for the year at 4813.48 feet. In the 2017 season, it was fullest on July 1, at 4827.36. On September 10, 2017, it had only dropped to 4819.00. It stayed between 4818 and 4819 until October 22, 2017, when it started to rise above 4819 again.
The closest boat ramp to us is at the Donnelly City Park which has an end of ramp elevation of 4817 feet. At the end of August and in September we use the ramp at Rainbow Point, 4814 feet, or the ramp at Poison Creek, 4812 feet.
All of this information and more than you will ever want to know can be found at the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation s website.
*Is it ok to beach or anchor our boat in front of the cabin?
Absolutely. Not only is the beach kid friendly but it s also boat friendly, with a smooth, sandy, gentle slope. We have a permitted mooring buoy. Normally we beach our boat during the days and keep it attached to the mooring buoy during the nights.
We learned that it is not a good idea to drive the boat up onto the beach. Instead, you should cut the engine and glide onto the beach. Our inboard/outboard has a cooling system for the engine that sucks water into a network of tubing with the intake near the propeller. Because our beach is entirely made of very fine white silver sand, over time the sand in the engine created unnecessary maintenance problems.
Now, when beaching the boat, we drive toward the beach then, about ten or twenty yards out, we cut the engine and raise the prop out of the water as we glide in. Conversely, when leaving the beach, we push the boat out and lower the prop when it s about ten yards out before starting the engine.
*Are there any rules about using the beach or surrounding waterfront?
On Cascade Lake the beaches are public. Of course, as a guest at the cabin, you have direct access to the beach. If you are not staying at the cabin, but at another lot in the interior, you cannot trespass on the lakefront lots to get to the beach. You can legally get to any beach by boat or by land using an access lot. There are a couple of such access lots nearby to the north and to the south of us. We pay a membership to help maintain the one to the south. It has picnic tables, a fire pit, etc. and a beach. (Not as nice as ours though)
*What would be the closest boat launch?
That would be the Donnelly City Park which is one mile or three minutes.
Late in the season when the water is low we sometimes use Rainbow Point. It is on the other side of the lake and is 5.6 miles or twelve minutes. Rainbow Point is only two miles by boat, however.
We sometimes use, but only at extremely low water, Poison Creek which is 8.2 miles or 17 minutes. It is the campground closest to the Tamarack Resort on the other side of the lake and to the south of us.
*Is there enough room for parking a boat trailer, snowmobile trailer, motorcycle trailer, etc.?
Yes. There is plenty of parking on the property.
*Can we bring our dog?
Yes, so long as your dog is well mannered and you clean up after him/her. There is a modest pet fee added to your rate.
*Are kids ok?
Absolutely. The cabin was made for kids of all ages.
*Can we invite our friends up?
For large events that include spillover people in RVs and tents, you will need to get our prior consent. And there will perhaps be a surcharge.
If you and your family have the cabin and you are so excited about it that you call another family or two to come up and experience a night over, that is only normal. As long as guest total is 13 or less, you have permission and there is no surcharge.
*What are the rules about parties?
Just the usual rules. You and all guests must obey all laws. Smoking anywhere on the premises is prohibited. You are responsible for any damage that occurs during your stay. Be sensitive to the neighbors after the sun goes down. (Some people like to catch up on their sleep while at the lake). And clean up after the party. You will hear from management if beer cans, cigarette butts, pizza boxes, etc. are found anywhere on the premises after you check out.
*There are boats in the pictures. Are the boats available or do we have to rent our own?
The boats are not included. At the present time, we are not in the business of renting boats.
*Where can you rent watercraft?
Cheap Thrills Rentals in McCall.
Mile High Marina in McCall.
Intermountain Power Sports Rentals in Nampa and in Cascade.
Mountain Meadow Adventure Rentals near Donnelly.
*Is there a barbecue grill available?
Yes. We have a standard sized propane BBQ grill available for use on the deck.
*Do you have a fire pit for roasting marshmallows and hot dogs?
Yes. There is a fire pit suitable for roasting marshmallows or hot dogs or for singing around the campfire and telling ghost stories. It’s located on the side lot next to the cabin.
*Are there enough pots and pans for a large family or do we have to bring our own?
The kitchen is fully equipped. If you have some specialty items or need to use an extra large pot, you may want to bring a few things of your own from home, but we have everything you normally need waiting for you in the cabin.
*Do you have life jackets we can use?
You will need to bring your own life jackets.
*Can we have an early check-in and/or a late check-out?
Let us know if you need or want to have extra time before or after the usual 11 a.m. check-out and 4 p.m. check-in time. When we can accommodate you, we will. It all depends on our housekeepers and how tightly our reservations are scheduled.
*Can we get a break on the price?
Our pricing generally gives a discount for a one week (7 nights), multiple weeks, or monthly bookings.
*Can we set up a couple of tents?
No problem. Remember though that our rates are based on a maximum of 13 in your group. If you exceed that number extra charges apply.
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