Nestled in the hills above the S. Fork of the Payette River, our secluded yurt is circled by tall pine trees. Take in views, watch wildlife, or look for shooting stars from the wrap-around deck.
Keep to the yurt for your stay, or take advantage of nearby access to the river / put-ins, trails for hiking, mountain biking, a mtn bike pump track/tubing hill, hot springs, skiing/snowshoeing areas, the quaint town of Crouch, and USFS & BLM land.
The yurt is rustic, comfortable & cozy--perfect for a small gathering of family or friends to enjoy the peaceful wilderness and some of Idaho's best outdoor recreational access.
The kitchen has a 2-burner propane stove, plates/utensils/cookware, cooking basics (salt/oils/spices) & french press. Fresh drinking water is stocked before your stay & we'll replenish as needed. There is no running water. A dry cooler is provided inside the yurt for your use.
Firewood is provided for the wood stove. To protect our forests, do NOT bring your own wood. There is minimal electrical/lighting so bring headlamps or a flashlight.
The queen-on-bottom/twin-on-top bunk has 3" river mats & there is also a queen-sized futon. Bring your own sleeping bags/bedding & pillows.
There is a clean outhouse & no shower.
The yurt is an ideal spot for having fun and connecting with family and friends, and soaking up the wilderness. There's a time and place for everything, but if you're looking for a place to have a rowdy party with friends, this is NOT the spot for you. Quiet hours are 10pm-8am.
Zugang für Gäste
The yurt is located on our small mountain ranch. There is parking for up to 2 vehicles below the yurt. A short trail accesses the yurt with less than a 5-minute walk up. Pack accordingly--you'll need to carry your gear up a short, but steep trail with switchbacks.
We live here full time and are building the ranch from the ground up. If you'd like to see our progress please let us know. When time allows we are happy to give you the tour.
**In winter, we plow the road from the highway. Occasionally, winter conditions do not allow for plowing and you will need to walk, snowshoe, or ski up the 1 1/2 mile road. We can make arrangements to meet you and haul up your gear in a wagon and will be in touch before your stay to confirm conditions.
Interaktion mit Gästen
We'll send a code for the lockbox with the key prior to your stay. During your stay, we'll check in to be sure you have enough water/wood, and are happy to recommend nearby whitewater, hiking, biking, skiing, opportunities and activities in nearby Crouch.
Weitere wichtige Infos
A note on beverages: bring beverages in cans, boxes, or reusable plastic bottles. NO GLASS.
Pets: Up to two well-behaved dogs are allowed per reservation. There is a $10 per dog, per night fee for dogs (added after you request your booking). You are responsible for cleaning up after your pet. This is a wilderness area, frequented by wildlife. For the safety of wildlife, you will be asked to leash your pet, or leave, if your dog harasses wildlife. Also, keep watch of your pet for its safety as well--large predators such as cougars and bears are in the area.
- Firewood & fires: Firewood will be provided for you for the wood stove and designated outdoor fire pit. Do NOT bring your own firewood. Outside firewood is a known source of the spread of invasive insects. Instructions will be provided in the yurt for use of the wood stove. Campfires outside the yurt are allowed only in the designated outdoor fire pit when wildfire fire risk is low—outdoor fires must be kept to a reasonable size.
- Firearms: You are prohibited from using or firing any firearms on Sly Owl Ranch property.
- Fireworks: Fireworks are prohibited on Sly Owl Ranch property—fire danger is real. We will immediately notify authorities of the use of fireworks. On the 4th of July, Crouch currently has a firework display.
- Smoking: Smoking and vaping strictly prohibited. Sly Owl Ranch is located in the forest and fire danger is real. You are solely responsible for the results of your smoking actions. Should any fires occur due to smoking or careless use of the designated fire pit, we will provide personal information of guests to authorities and the National Forest Service. You will be held responsible for the loss of property, as well as payment for firefighting services.
We found a slice of paradise in the mountains of Idaho and are building a small working ranch where our family (husband + me + two silly dogs ) thrives on the sunshine, encounters with our neighboring wildlife, and good dirt. We have enjoyed our stays through AirBnB on our travels and look forward to welcoming guests to the ranch.