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Private and Cozy Cabins on River. (Big Lost Ranch)
Private and Cozy Cabins on River. (Big Lost Ranch)
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 private baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 private baths
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The Big Lost Ranch is located on the North Fork of the Big Lost River surrounded by National Forest. We have 3 rustic, unique cabins right on the river, plus another cabin (The Bar) this is your inside cooking area. These cabins are 18 miles from Sun Valley, and 35 miles from Mackay. The ranch offers hiking, biking, fly- fishing and a peaceful healing environment. I just book one party at the time, so you get to relax in privacy in your cozy romantic cabin. Glamp-ing in style! (URL HIDDEN)

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Big Lost Ranch Pricing

*Pricing varies based on size of party, seasonal demand, and other factors
* Please contact me and we can determine price for your situation

Standard Pricing
*We never book more than one party at a time for the whole property so we prefer parties booking 2 cabins
1-2 people (1 cabin) = $150
3-4 people (2 cabins) = $250
5-6 people (all three cabins) = $375
We can accommodate more than 6 people. We have plenty of space for campers, tents, and outdoor sleeping options. Please inquire for pricing for these larger parties

Included in the price is another cabin for cooking and hanging out. It is an authentic western bar for your inside cooking; there are also two barbecues and an open fire pit for outdoor cooking. The bar is stocked with a small refrigerator, dishes, glasses, bowls, utensils, a double sink, hot water, hot plate, toaster oven, coffee, and many more items. There is no dish washer, you need to wash your own dishes!

Enjoy the peace, tranquility, the beautiful mountain setting, and privacy. I prefer to communicate with everybody before booking, because I want to make sure that we are the right place for you. I just like happy campers at the Big Lost Ranch. The cabins have no WiFi or TV, we have limited satellite WiFi at the ranch house, but if you really need to be on your phone constantly, we are not the right place for you!

Think of us as camping in style "Glam-ping"! You have your cozy feather beds, full bathroom, and your own authentic western bar. We are not located in Sun Valley, although we are just 18 miles (about 30 min) away for your convenience. Bring your own food and don't forget wine and beer because you are a drive from a store.

Guest access

We are located 18 miles from Sun Valley, going east over Trail Creek Summit. It is a beautiful scenic mountain drive over a mostly dirt road. It takes about roughly 30 minutes from Sun Valley and having good tires is helpful to avoid a dreaded flat tire.

Interaction with guests

My husband Steve and I live in the main ranch house 250 yards away from the guest cabins right on the river. We have a satellite Internet connection in the main house , not in the cabins. We like to fly fish, hike, bike, kayak, and live an outdoor lifestyle. We are happy to help you pick the perfect hike, bike, or fishing spot. I have all the local maps, extra bikes and other things to make your stay fun. We are avid fly fishermen and we are willing to help you out (if we have the time). There is excellent fly fishing in the numerous rivers surrounding the ranch and we can help you with all your outdoors adventures.

Other things to note

The bigger cabin has two individual bedrooms one with a king bed and the second cabin has a queen bed, they share a bathroom and shower in the middle. Even if I just book two people for one cabin, you always will have your private bathroom. I will not book the other cabin. The smaller single standing cabin has a double bed with a toilet, sink and outdoor shower. They are all individually furnished, you have down blankets, games, books, and many other essentials. We have lots of comfortable outdoor furniture for you to relax on the river, and many beautiful places to pick nick .

Pets allowed
Free parking on premises
Extra people $150 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $30 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
House Rules
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 12PM (noon)

I reserve the rights to charge extra for pets as well as additional guests ! Ask about bigger special events or parties and the main ranch house!

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
2 nights minimum stay

7 Reviews

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Christina User Profile
July 2017
We made our reservations last minute. Due to some mechanical issues our plans to use our RV for our anniversary weekend forced us to Plan B. Justine was gracious enough to let us come to their secluded property outside of sun valley. It is a beautiful location. No cell phone service. No TV. No internet. It was the perfect place to disconnect. My husband likes to fish and Justine's husband lent him some fly fishing equipment to try out. We saw moose and antelope in the area. The horse flies were a little rough because it had been such a wet winter, but otherwise the weekend was perfect!

Angeli User Profile
June 2017
Beautiful, rustic, remote, quirky and cozy, Justine and Steve's ranch is simply magic in the mountains. If you love to hike, kayak, and/or fish and you also crave the chance to break free from your phone and computer, you will never want to leave the Big Lost Ranch and the north fork of the Big Lost River. We could not recommend a stay here more highly.

Diane & Craig User Profile
September 2016
The host canceled this reservation 346 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Dan User Profile
August 2016
We felt like we had know Justine and Stevefor ages, even though our stay was for only two days. The cabins were super, kitchen bar cabin fun an practical. The creek going by in front of our cabin was beautiful. We would stay again for sure

Hannah User Profile
September 2015
Highly recommend this cabin to anyone who loves the outdoors. Quiet, beautiful moutains all around, sound of the river, lots of scenic hikes, the call of owls & coyotes and magical starry evenings from the front porch at the cabin. We really had a wonderful time thanks to Justine and Steve's warm and competent hosting. Beautiful historic mountain cabins and "saloon" kitchen. Cabins and beds very clean and comfy with a nice warm historic feel. Great facilities for families or small groups. We will return as soon as we can! Thanks again, Justine and Steve.

Kathryn User Profile
July 2015
Justine and Steve were friendly, enthusiastic hosts. Such a beautiful, private place close to many great hikes and not far from Sun Valley if you need supplies etc. Kitchen /bar a cool place to relax after a day of hiking. A great respite from east coast city life!

Vanessa User Profile
July 2015
Excellent AirBnB experience! The hosts were friendly; they were available but also left us to ourselves. Beautiful location, clean, comfy.

Sun Valley, Idaho, United StatesJoined in May 2014
Justine User Profile

My husband, son, and I have lived at the Big Lost Ranch since 1992, although we move down to Sun Valley every winter to ski. When our son Jake went to college we started sharing our ranch and cabins with the public and it has been a very positive experience. My husband and I are outdoors people, we fly- fish, kayak, hike, bike, and explore the surrounding mountain lakes every chance we get. We love our peaceful private Idaho, and love sharing this beautiful and tranquil place and lifestyle with others. We have no internet at the cabins , no TV, this is not a 5 star hotel, we seek outdoor enthusiast, that like to camp in style.

Languages: Deutsch

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