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901 Wagon Wheel Road, Mccall $4,950,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 7,263 SqFt
  • 1.33 Acres

Payette Lake Masterpiece! Amazing Cedar Log Home W/ 7263 Asf Total Living Space. Main Home Features 4br, 3.5ba, Great Rm, Chef's Kitchen, Formal & Informal Dining, Loft, Bonus Rm, Rec Rm, Wet Bar, Theater, 4 Fireplaces, Sauna, Hot Tub And Attached 2+ Car G...

Idaho MLS Mccall Real Estate Company
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1516 Mccall, Mccall $4,900,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 5,085 SqFt
  • 1.20 Acres

Sitting On The Shores Of Payette Lake, This Custom Log Home Embraces A World Of Accommodating Pleasures. Amid Waves Splashing On The Private Beach To Grand Views Of The Mountains, One May Entertain Many Guests Or Relax In Quite Seclusion. This Home Truly Em...

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1436 Gun Hill Road, Mccall $4,200,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 4,167 SqFt
  • 100.69 Acres

Exquisite Private Mountain Retreat Adjacent To Whitetail Resort. This Secluded 100 Acre Sanctuary Is Surrounded By Wildlife Habitat And Boasts A Stunning Custom Log Home Featured In A National Magazine, A Private Runway For Your Own Plane, Airplane Hangar,...

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1389 Ford Drive, Mccall $3,900,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 5,464 SqFt
  • 0.79 Acres

Rare Find On Payette Lake, Built In 2008, This Home Is Stunning And Beautifully Built With Entertaining And Recreating In Mind. Desirable East Side Of The Lake For Extra Sun In The Evenings On Your Patio, Private Beach And Boat Dock. 100 Feet Of Deeded Lake...

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219 W Lake Street, Mccall $3,900,000

  • 6 Beds
  • 6.0 Baths
  • 5,597 SqFt
  • 0.49 Acres

Gorgeous And Spacious Custom Home On Payette Lake With 90 Feet Of Private Beach And A Private Dock. All High-end Finishes Throughout And Beautifully Landscaped. 6-bed, 5 1/2-bath, 2 Fireplaces And A 3-car Attached Garage. Fully Functional Kitchen With All T...

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2121 Eastside Drive, Mccall $3,495,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 5,529 SqFt
  • 0.63 Acres

Luxury Estate On Payette Lake. 5529 Asf Of Mountain Elegance Featuring Granite, Knotty Alder, Fumed Oak & Custom Iron Railings. Great Rm W/large Fireplace, Picture Windows, Dining & Spacious Gourmet Kitchen. 4br, W/master On Main Level, 4.5ba, Office, Loft,...

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442 Sugarloaf, Donnelly $2,950,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 6.0 Baths
  • 5,200 SqFt
  • 1.10 Acres

One Of The Rarest Finds In Any Ski Resort Is 442 Sugarloaf Place. This Premier Direct Ski In/ski Out Luxury Custom Home Sits Above The Main Ski Run, Overlooking Nearby Village Plaza With Lake Cascade And Mountains In The Background. This 5br 5,200 Sf Home I...

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2130 Payette Drive, Mccall $2,900,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 8,502 SqFt
  • 0.36 Acres

Stunning Turn Key Residence (includes The Surf Boat; Boat Lift And 2 Jet Skis) On The West Shore Of Payette Lake. This 4251 Square Foot Home Features 4 Bedrooms; 4.5 Baths; Open Floor Plan; Vaulted Ceilings; High End Finishes; Gourmet Kitchen; Upstairs Ap...

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12829 Dawn Dr, Donnelly $2,695,000

  • 6 Beds
  • 6.0 Baths
  • 8,390 SqFt
  • 0.59 Acres

Pc6705 Masterful Design & Modern Luxury Are Uniquely Embodied In This 6 Bd 6 Ba Lakefront Home. Unobstructed Views Of Lake Cascade & Tamarack Resort. 7,463 Sf Occupy The Main House, W/an Additional 927 Sf Of Living Space In The Detached Guest House. The 2 C...

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Cabins have existed in some incarnation since the Romans, but are widely associated with rural or frontier living in many countries, including America. Not all Idaho cabins for sale follow the classic wooden log design, but some do. Idaho cabins for sale range can range from simple shacks to luxurious McMansions - and each with their own benefits to help you relax in the a wilderness oasis.

Whatever choice in cabin you end up making, however, there are many considerations that you must take into account in order to assure your own satisfaction.

Purpose?

First and foremost, you must consider what your own motivations are for buying a cabin home. Is this property to be your new primary living quarters? Is it a vacation home? How often do you plan on using it? Before picking out that perfect pair of antlers to hang over the river rock fireplace, you must ask yourself the practicality of the investment. From there, you can narrow down your choices.

Private Locations?

In today’s modern understanding of cabins, most homeowners desire a higher level of privacy than they normally expect for urbanized life. However, all cabin owners need to consider how isolated they want their cabin to be, especially those who plan on living in theirs full time.

Idaho Cabins for Sale

Cabins in Idaho that are lived in year round are often closer to towns than those that are vacation properties. These cabins will require more maintenance and upkeep while retaining tenants all year. In spite of this, however, the lot sizes of cabins closer to Idaho’s rural communities are typically expected to be larger than most suburban homes and can still retain some degree of privacy that more far-flung cabins have.

Vacation cabins are in more isolated areas, and their owners will bring all the supplies necessary for themselves per each stay. If you spend time in a vacation cabin, you are less likely to encounter neighbors. Even if there are cabins in the area, most will be only be occupied for certain periods of the year. Many cabin owners will choose to stay in their cabins during warmer months to coincide with a summer vacation, or over long weekends. The closer one is to ones cabin, the more likely they will visit.

Idaho cabins for sale include luxury cabins. Luxury vacation cabins are typically built within reasonable distance to each other, because it is often very expensive to build homes in areas that are not readily accessible. Services like gasoline, electricity, telephone service, and water have to be wired or pumped from their source to an area that previously did not use it. For construction companies, this cost is mitigated by building more than one house in the new area. They cover other expenses in a similar fashion, like concrete laying, dry-walling, and moving stone for the design of the home. If you want to build your own luxury cabin to your specifications while still retaining more privacy, these expenses can add tens of thousands of dollars to your cost. Less luxurious homes will cost less, but ultimately it is generally more expensive to upkeep cabins that are more isolated.

Geography

The ideal version of the modern cabin for many people includes communing with nature. The natural environment surrounding a cabin will often influence the types of material used within the structure, for both economic as well as aesthetic reasons. It is cheaper to use local materials in construction, and the tying of the interior of a home to the exterior is a focus in modern cabins.

There are many different places that are popular for a cabin and with each area, there are different obstacles. Cabins that are situated in mountainous areas often deal with rugged terrain, and may even be built on an incline of some degree. The steeper a property’s incline, the more difficult it is to build a structure on it, as either the home itself must be built on a newly constructed, level platform, or the incline must be excavated so the home is built into the side of the land mass. Either way, construction equipment and workers must be brought into the area, which can be expensive.

Alternatively, cabins that are built as lakeside properties do not usually need to be set level like mountain cabins, although there are exceptions. Lakeside cabins can be beautiful properties that allow homeowners access to both fantastic views as well as recreational activities such as boating or swimming. However, lakeside properties have unique difficulties, with the most important one being that many people want to live on them. Waterfront access is a real estate selling point, and it takes a lot of money and luck to get access to a body of water that is either completely private, or isolated enough so that there are not usually many others using the area in your water rights.

Most cabins are classified for the type of terrain that they will end up occupying, which usually will determine who is interested in living in them. Depending on the interest of those looking into cabin real estate, certain homes will be more appealing to them.

There are cabin style homes available throughout Idaho. If you are interested in a cabin style home, but are more interested in living in an urban area, check out the Boise.

MOUNTAIN CABINS

Mountain cabins, as the name suggests, are placed somewhere in the mountains. Mountain cabins are an ideal choice for an alternative form of camping, as they provide a comfortable source of amenities in the same area as most camping occurs. Many mountain cabins will utilize local rock in their design, and may even be built on an incline.

LAKESIDE CABINS

Lakeside Idaho cabins for sale are excellent for those who want to enjoy water recreational activities. Often occupied during the warmer months as opposed to the latter, waterfront cabins offer a host of options depending on what body of water they rest on. Lakes can have boating options of big or small watercraft. There are also plenty of fishing opportunities in Idaho, with over a hundred different species of fish found in state. Alternatively, there are homes in Idaho that have riverside access. These are often more publicly accessible, but are less likely to accommodate larger watercraft. 

For Further Reading:

http://www.frontdoor.com/real-estate/waterfront-buying-top-10-tips-from-agents

http://www.waterfrontlaw.com/top-5-issues-when-purchasing-waterfront

http://www.ruthharle.com/new_website/docs/keeping-your-head-above-water.pdf

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Listing information last updated on May 24th, 2017 at 1:37pm MDT.