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Crystal Peak Lookout

4.86(222 reviews)SuperhostFernwood, Idaho, United States
Treehouse hosted by Kristie
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed0 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the treehouse to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the keypad.
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95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
House rules
This place isn’t suitable for children under 12 and the host doesn’t allow parties or smoking.
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.

Guest access
There’s 13 acres to wander around to your hearts content! Depending on the time of year you'll find huckleberries ripe for the picking, tamarack needles beginning yellow, blue bird boxes full of nestlings, or fresh moose tracks in the snow. You’ll have full access to the lookout, an outhouse & sauna during your stay. Winter is accessed by snowmobile or by a ride in our vintage Snowcat. (see "getting around")

Other things to note
You must have a 4WD vehicle to access the lookout. In the winter which can start in late October you’ll need snowmobiles or the equivalent to get to the property.

Now Available: Winter Wonderland Experience! It's a rare & absolutely stunning to stay in a lookout in the snow. Our caretaker David will greet you in town with gourmet hot cocoa (Baileys optional) & a Vintage 1960's Thiokol Snowcat. Snuggle up with your partner in the fully enclosed, heated, track vehicle that maneuvers over the snow. You'll enjoy breath-taking 360 degree views of the snow covered forest on your way to the lookout. We'll transport all your gear and food to the bottom of the driveway and pick you up at the end of your stay. We supply you with a sled and snowshoes to make the trek up the driveway fun and easy!

It's a beautiful addition to staying at the lookout. It's a $100 for the snowcat and we will add that to your booking if you'd like to reserve it. Also your welcome to tip your driver in person if you feel so inclined.
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 o…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

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

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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!
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…

Hosted by Kristie

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…
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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 social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Cancellation policy