Crystal Peak Lookout 🌲


Treehouse hosted by Kristie

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 0 baths
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Cabin Porn, August 2018
Designed by
Kristie Wolfe
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The lookout is open year round with a wood fired stove to keep warm at night or heat your morning coffee. A wood fired sauna sits below to relax and rejuvenate your body after a big hike or snowshoeing adventure. What's that other little wooden building? No fire lookout is complete without an outhouse!

The space
Crystal Peak Lookout was built in 1959 and was originally located in Chewelah, WA on top of Stranger Peak. In 1983 it was moved to Northern Idaho to the cedar and tamarack lined slopes of Crystal Peak. Completely remodeled in 2018, Crystal Peak Lookout is now an immersive deep-forest getaway for adventurous couples. Surrounded by 13 wooded acres, you'll find yourself sharing the sunset view with mountain bluebirds in the tree tops, gazing at the starlit skies while an owl calls from its neighboring perch, and if you're lucky, waking up to the occasional passing moose.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Indoor fireplace: wood-burning
Fire pit
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Fernwood, Idaho, United States

The lookout is in the tiny town Fernwood, Idaho. There’s not much there but a mercantile store that has a little bit of everything. The nearest big town is St. Maries.

It sits atop Crystal Peak on 13 acres of forest. You most likely won’t see or hear another person during your stay . There’s plenty of hiking around, huckleberry and morel mushroom picking, if in season, & if you're really lucky you might get a visit from a moose!

Hosted by Kristie

  1. Joined in March 2014
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Hey there! I am a proud Idahoan who is passionate about living simply. In the winter of 2013 I fulfilled a life long dream of building my very own treehouse that now I get to share with ya'll. Off that success I was able to build a hobbit hole, refurbish a fire lookout and recently made over a 6 ton spud you can sleep in!
Hey there! I am a proud Idahoan who is passionate about living simply. In the winter of 2013 I fulfilled a life long dream of building my very own treehouse that now I get to share…

During your stay

I live out of town but my team and I are quick to respond if you have any questions :)

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
May encounter potentially dangerous animal

Cancellation policy