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Silver Fox Yurt- Where the Mountains Meet the Moon

SuperhostMcCall, Idaho, United States
Yurt hosted by Jeff & Deirdre
4 guests1 bedroom4 beds1 bath
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Silver Fox Yurt - "Where the Mountains Meet the Moon"

Roomy, 16 foot yurt and viewing deck at 6000' near McCall, in the West Central Mountains of Idaho. Hiking, mountain biking, golf nearby, backcountry skiing, snowshoeing - all 20 minutes from downtown McCall - and right underneath public lands of Jughandle Mountain and beyond.

The space
The Silver Fox Yurt will be the hub for your recreation travel agenda - be it summer or winter! The yurt sits on 40 acres of private land, immediately adjacent to IDL/state forest lands and USFS/Payette National Forest federal lands that are the jumping off point to central-Idaho's backcountry. Recently, we've kept an eye on long-term health of the property and reduced risk of fire by removing most of the stressed white fir and thinning other areas of crowded timber.

Accommodations:
Four single bunk beds are provided with thick, comfy REI pads. Please bring a sleeping bag and pillowcase. We also encourage guests to bring some drinking water with them; we provide water for dishes and the sunshower!

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SUMMER ROAD ACCESS: With an AWD vehicle and/or moderate clearance, you'll be able to park within yards of the yurt for easy load-in/load-out of gear, coolers and other personal items. Our cute little outhouse is located 50-60 yards away. Low-clearance vehicles will need to park approximately 1/3 mile away.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES:

HIKING: Access to Payette National Forest and Idaho State lands are literally yards away from the yurt. Trails over to Boulder Lake and into the Rapid Creek, Buckhorn, Paddy Flat and Lake Fork Creek drainages are all within striking distance, depending on the route you'd like to plan.

MOUNTAIN BIKING: Ride from the yurt downhill to Jug Mountain Ranch's trail system in just a few minutes, or head uphill into Jug Meadows towards the Boulder and Louie Lake trail systems.

GOLFING: The Silver Fox Yurt is a perfect getaway for a civilized, back-woodsy combination of golf and seclusion. A quick 15-minute drive will put you right on the first fairway at Jug Mountain Ranch.

MORE ON SUMMER ACCESS, VEHICLE TRAVEL & PARKING:

The yurt sits just off a gravel/dirt private road, about 1.6 miles past a locked gate (start of green line). Under dry conditions the road to the yurt is completely suitable for SUV/AWDs and other vehicles with a modest amount of ground clearance. If we’ve had wet weather for a sustained period, the road can be a bit soft in places and ultimately not suitable for travel.

In cases that the road is simply too muddy and safety can become a concern, it may prevent vehicle travel completely. If this is the case, we’ll be in touch with you ahead of your stay to allow for alternate plans to be made (hiking in with backpacks, credit for another trip or a full refund). Generally, if we’ve had a small amount of rain, vehicles can make it to within 1/3 mile of the yurt (“Mud Park” is visible on map which you'll receive upon booking your stay). If you have a very low-clearance vehicle, please leave it at “Mud Park”

Otherwise, please park on large flat on main road below the yurt or take a right up to the flat above the yurt if you have a high-clearance vehicle. Please avoid using the flat space right next to the yurt for parking.

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WINTER ACCESS: The road is NOT PLOWED to the yurt. Guests will need snowshoes or cross-country/telemark skis to walk to yurt. It's a 45 min to 1 hr walk (1.4 mi) with appx 700 ft of elevation gain on snowshoes or skis - AGAIN, there is no passenger vehicle access.

WINTER ACTIVITIES

SKIING: If you're skiing, you'll have the option of a short walk to north slopes draining into Jug Creek or a bit more of a jaunt up to the ridge of Jughandle Mountain for mild-to-moderate west-facing terrain on "Ladybug" or further up the north/south running ridge. Expert-only backcountry ski terrain faces north and east off the same ridge.

SNOWSHOEING: You'll have access to miles of logging roads and other backcountry travel terrain, ranging from mild to steep - all waiting at the bottom of the stairs of The Silver Fox Yurt.

ACCESS/PARKING:

WINTER ACCESS: The road is NOT PLOWED to the yurt. Guests will need snowshoes or cross-country/telemark skis to walk to yurt. Park just before green gate on right side of road.
Silver Fox Yurt - "Where the Mountains Meet the Moon"

Roomy, 16 foot yurt and viewing deck at 6000' near McCall, in the West Central Mountains of Idaho. Hiking, mountain biking, golf nearby, backcountry skiing, snowshoeing - all 20 minutes from downtown McCall - and right underneath public lands of Jughandle Mountain and beyond.

The space
The Silver Fox Yurt will be the hub for your…

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2 bunk beds

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Dedicated workspace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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McCall, Idaho, United States

Hosted by Jeff & Deirdre

Joined in July 2017
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Born in southern California and having grown up in Malibu, I've traipsed across much of the west, including Humboldt County (CA), Big Cottonwood Cyn (UT), Iliamna (AK) and coastal Oregon before setting roots for the last 20+ years in Boise. I worked as a fisheries biologist, here in Idaho, before founding and managing the Treasure Valley's only community radio station, Radio Boise (tune in to 89.9 or 93.5 fm when you're in town!). I'm now working for a media start-up, as customer relations manager. Deirdre makes profound impressions on young people, as a 5th grade teacher, in the mountain town of McCall - 2 hours north of Boise - and is the amazing mother of two girls, Olivia (14) and Catherine (12). We love to spend time sharing our love and respect of the outdoors with our girls and feel SO blessed to be living amongst the incredible beauty of Idaho.
Born in southern California and having grown up in Malibu, I've traipsed across much of the west, including Humboldt County (CA), Big Cottonwood Cyn (UT), Iliamna (AK) and coastal…
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Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
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