The Croas Nest on the River w/ Geothermal HotTub!


Entire cabin hosted by Amy

  1. 9 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 5 beds
  4. 2.5 baths
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With spectacular views and geothermal hot tub, this cozy log home is a special place to retreat and recharge! Perched on the hillside overlooking the mighty Snake River, the spacious front porch offers a classic view of the Southern Idaho rural countryside, with basalt buttes and distant farmland. Located just a few miles from Miracle and Banbury Hot Spring Resorts and the 1000 Springs Scenic Byway, the area has ample opportunities for water recreation, hiking, sightseeing and bird watching!

The space
The home has a rustic charm with an array of modern furnishings, antiques and artistic touches. It is clean and comfortable with with all the modern amenities. Radiant floor heat will keep you cozy in winter and the A/C comfortable in summer. A fully equipped kitchen with complimentary coffee and tea during your stay. Drinking water is provided as the property has only a geothermal water source. This means that there is only hot water from the taps.

The ground floor hosts an open kitchen/dining/living great room, a half bath and master bedroom. The living area has a large screen, WIFI equipped TV to access your Amazon, Hulu or Netflix accounts in addition to a DVD player. You will also find a Room & Board leather couch with a California queen sized hide-a-bed. Very comfortable. A twin sized sleeper chair pullout is also available. All pullout beds have lots of linens and blankets too.

The Master Bedroom has a queen bed, chaise lounge, walk-in closet and private full bath equipped with a claw foot tub. Laundry facilities are also part of the walk-in closet in this space. This bedroom is the only one that is completely private with a locking door.

Upstairs are two “open-air” loft style bedrooms both with queen beds, a full bath with shower, writers nook and private deck. The loft bedrooms are not completely enclosed but are separated from each other by the bathroom.

The jewel of the house is the front porch! Gorgeous views anytime of day or night and bird watchers will love it. Bring your binoculars! Watch the full moon rise over the butte or just relax with a cup of coffee or glass of wine!

There is a garage on the property that is Amy's art studio. She may be working during your stay. If you are interested in seeing what projects are underway in the studio please knock on the door to see if she is available!

Why spell it "Croas" Nest instead of Crows Nest?

The builder of the house and a dear friend, Dave Croasdaille, pronounced Crowsdale, created his "nest" up on the hill outside of Buhl when he retired. Indeed you feel like a bird perched on the porch almost level with the flight path of ospreys, herons, pelicans, birds of prey and migratory song birds. Dave loved creating ceramics, dancing, living a health conscious lifestyle and gardening. His passion was growing daffodils and planted over 4,000 daffodil bulbs around the property. Neighbors enjoyed receiving bouquets of daffodils in early spring from "Daffodil Dave." To this day we have continued Dave's tradition of planting, growing and delivering daffodils! Staying at the Croas Nest from mid-March thru April is a special treat, not to be missed! This is your chance to live in fields of daffodils!

Even after the spring bloom the gardens, landscaping and water features create a peaceful, pleasant atmosphere all year round. We want our guests to unwind, re-charge and soak up the healing hot waters and beauty of the area!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Valley view
Garden view
Free parking on premises
Hot tub

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4.96 out of 5 stars from 156 reviews


Where you’ll be

Buhl, Idaho, United States

The Croas Nest is located in Southern Idaho between Hagerman and Buhl. We are about 2 hours from Boise and 40 minutes from Twin Falls. We are on the “Thousand Springs Scenic Byway” (HWY 30) and over the course of 20 miles or so there are literally thousands of natural springs pouring out of the basalt cliffs along the Snake River. Our area is blessed with geothermal hot water and there are several Hot Springs Resorts nearby as well as many properties utilizing the hot water for large greenhouses, growing food and flowers year round. The Croas Nest uses geothermal as its only water source. It is used for heat, comes out of all taps and showers and is used in the outdoor hot tub.

There is a small private access point for the river, just below the house and across the road. From here one could launch a canoe, kayak or SUP carried down from the house. Banbury or Thousand Springs Resorts have boat launches for larger vessels.

There are hikes and unique places to explore such as Box Canyon State Park, Thousand Springs State Park, Ritter Island, Hagerman Fossil Beds and Shoshone Falls. We are happy to suggest places to explore.

Hagerman offers a few places to eat. Snake River Grill and Fire Pie Pizza are good bets. The Wilson Club offers a saloon like atmosphere for a drink out.

Love Mexican food? La Plaza in Buhl is a treasured place for good authentic Mexican with homemade tortillas. Also in Buhl, Cloverleaf Creamery is a local favorite for ice cream and dairy goods.

Hosted by Amy

  1. Joined in July 2014
  • 156 Reviews
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Hello! My husband Jay, our daughter Tesla and I (Amy) have a small 2 acre organic homestead within one mile of the Croas Nest. We love creating our dream place complete with chickens, cows, a fruit orchard, veggie gardens and flowers. We are artists and fabricators and always have a building project or art commission that we are working on. Amy's art studio is located in the garage at the Croas Nest where she works in kiln-formed glass and printmaking. Jay is a wearer of all hats....and has incredible talent with wood working and metal smithing. But most of all we practice "the art of living well." We all enjoy exploring the outdoors, hiking, camping, biking and experiencing the wonders of nature!
Hello! My husband Jay, our daughter Tesla and I (Amy) have a small 2 acre organic homestead within one mile of the Croas Nest. We love creating our dream place complete with chicke…

During your stay

Amy and Jay live one mile from the Croas Nest and are usually available on a short notice to help with anything during your stay. Don’t hesitate to call or text. Amy is an artist and her studio is located in the garage at the Croas Nest. She may come and go from the studio during your stay. If you need something and she is there, don’t hesitate to knock on the studio door. Otherwise your privacy will be respected and she will not disturb you.
Amy and Jay live one mile from the Croas Nest and are usually available on a short notice to help with anything during your stay. Don’t hesitate to call or text. Amy is an artist a…

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House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm

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