Decorated in a Western rustic theme, this 3-bedroom, 2-bath home with an outdoor hot tub is located in the beautiful Selle Valley north of Sandpoint, Idaho. Cozy, comfortable and secluded, yet close to town, the lake and Schweitzer.
The house's location is super private and quiet on 10 treed acres with views of the mountains, yet is only 15 minutes from downtown Sandpoint. The house is a well-apportioned, 1,360-square-foot space that sleeps up to 6 with a queen bed in the master bedroom, a full size bed in the second bedroom and a full size sleeper sofa in the third bedroom, which also serves as the TV/family room. The queen mattress is a firm all-foam mattress with an optional topper, and the full-size mattress is medium firm all-foam mattress -- both very comfortable! The main bathroom includes a unique neo-angle shower stall constructed of slate and corrugated metal and doubles as the laundry room. The master bedroom features a beautiful, double-sided cast iron tub/shower with copper slate and mother-of-pearl tile.
The flooring is a mix of bamboo, acid-stained concrete, slate and carpeting. The home features modern, custom-built and vintage furniture, specialty tile and rock work, and artisan touches throughout. The house was recently redecorated in a Western rustic theme and includes luxurious furnishings, lots of beautiful artwork and custom paint jobs. The fully stocked kitchen features concrete counter tops and a fabulous, genuine copper penny backsplash, with seating for three around the island and six at the trestle table.
A TV lover I am not, so I don't have satellite service, but I do have a TV on a wall mount in the family room, which doubles as a bedroom, plus lots of DVDs and VHS movies for guests to enjoy. If you must watch the latest news or sports game, this may not be the place for you; however, there is wireless Internet (Ziply Fiber, high-speed unlimited use) and the closest sports bar and grill is only seven miles away.
The house is heated primarily by the wood stove, but it also has electric heat in every room. Nothing feels better than wood heat! The Blaze King stove is a new model with a glass door so guests can watch the fire. Mesmerizing and relaxing! While the house is lovely, the best part may be the outdoor hot tub under the stars! The hot tub is only about 50 steps away from the house and is not visible from the house, nor the camping cabin.
Outside living space includes is a stamped, acid-stained concrete porch and a paver patio with a chiminea where you can enjoy a fire while relaxing. In season, the multiple perennial flower gardens complement the beautifully landscaped grounds around the house. Come winter, this forested parcel is stunning when the trees are laden with snow. A walking trail leads through the southern half of the property amongst the cedars, white pine, larch and other native trees. The large yard has a horseshoe pit and outdoor hot tub surrounded by trees.
The property includes an RV site and camping cabin, accessed by a separate driveway, that would allow the possibility of group retreats. You may see other guests from time to time, but the cabin and house are not within sight of each other. The camping cabin is open year-round, whereas the RV site is available April through October.