10 Best Vacation Rentals In Idaho, USA - Updated 2024

Tina S.
Tina S. 
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There’s more to Idaho than its excellent potatoes! This US state offers nature lovers and adrenaline junkies over 2,000 named lakes, 3,100 mi (4,989 km) of traversable whitewater, and large stretches of designated wilderness. You can hike through FCRNRW (Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness), Idaho’s largest stretch of unbroken wilderness. Its bounty of untouched natural landscapes is the perfect habitat for all kinds of wildlife, from birds to bears. You’ll find several wildlife refuges such as Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge, the biggest nesting spot of greater sandhill cranes in the world.

Come and visit this former gold mining town with a rich Basque heritage. You can witness historic towns celebrating traditional festivals you’ll only find in the mountains of Idaho. For your stay, scroll down to find the best vacation rentals in Idaho, USA.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 13, 2024.

1. Pelican Point Executive Lodge in Island Park

This luxurious lakefront lodge is in a gated community with access to a private beach. The property is composed of the main house and a guest apartment connected by a breezeway. The lodge offers six executive-type bedrooms to a large group of guests. Five of the bedrooms are in the main house while the sixth is in the self-contained guest apartment.

Guests have full access to wide indoor and outdoor spaces but are not allowed to have parties or events here. You’re free to use the elegant chef’s kitchen with a butler’s pantry, the game room, and the theater room. You will also have access to a private dock, patio, decks, and outdoor fire pit for some outdoor recreation.

Each floor has a common living area and panoramic windows offering awesome lake views. On the main floor is a private office where guests can engage in remote work.

Stayed at this property?
Island Park, Idaho, United States
278.32 km (173.0 mi) from Sawtooth National Forest
34 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 6 Beds 12 Guests 6 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the views from all of the rooms were beautiful
very clean with nice linens and towels
clean comfortable and beautiful scenery
the home is spotlessly clean throughout with all modern conveniences and beautifully appointed decor
the hosts responded immediately to any of our questions and were more than gracious with their recommendations
sonia & chris were very responsive to any and all questions we had
we would highly recommend this house and the host
we loved the location
this house is at a wonderful corner of a paradise spot in island park
honestly is the only place to stay at island park
our family of 10 really enjoyed our stay in your beautiful island park paradise
love this place wish i lived there
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2. Röra Haus at Garden Valley (from USD 215)

This modern A-frame home is a gorgeous dwelling surrounded by a forest in Garden Valley’s Valley High community. It’s made for nature lovers who want to stay amidst the wilderness, yet enjoy modern comforts. This fully air-conditioned space also features a wood-burning stove to keep you warm on chilly nights. It offers self-catering facilities and two bedrooms and bathrooms spread across the main floor and the loft. Enjoy splendid views of the wilderness seen from the floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room.

There are two patios where you can hang out and enjoy al fresco dining while observing the surrounding wildlife. The house is near biking and hiking trails and close to the Payette River.

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Garden Valley, Idaho, United States
120.34 km (74.8 mi) from Sawtooth National Forest
175 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we also enjoyed downtime reading the lovely coffee table picture books
this beautiful a-frame was the perfect getaway for a cozy weekend in winter
beautiful spot for a girls weekend the kitchen patio and living areas made it a perfect place to unwind
the water heater is pretty loud and there’s a few critters inside that we didn’t love
the kitchen is well stocked probably the best of any vacation rental i’ve stayed in
very clean and modern
super clean well stocked aesthetically pleasing and family friendly
the cabin was clean and felt like a 5 star hotel
absolutely beautiful clean cabin in a gorgeous and quiet area
we felt comfortable safe and everything was extremely clean and organized
the owners could not make our stay any easier
danielle was responsive and a great host
the location is beautiful
the cabin is designed so well the location is very peaceful and private
we went to swim at terrace lakes so close and came back for a relaxing summer evening
a wonderful stay in a place meant for relaxing and resting
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3. Stylish cottage in Coeur d'Alene (from USD 325)

This 90-year-old cottage hardly looks old, thanks to its well-maintained structure updated with stylish furnishings. It features a spacious open living area with self-catering facilities and a loft-style bedroom on the upper floor. You are required to stay for a minimum of three nights in this rental.

Enjoy your morning coffee with a lake view from the big picture windows surrounding the main floor. You may take a dip in the hot tub or grill some meat on the open deck while relishing the views of the Tubbs hills and the lake. Sanders Beach is just a block away, while Coeur d'Alene downtown is within walking distance.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States
484.47 km (301.1 mi) from Sawtooth National Forest
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view is stunning the living area is large and well furnished and the kitchen is huge
you can be comfortable without worrying about damaging anyhigh end furnishings
very nice views from the front and kitchen windows
cozy clean cottage with beautiful lake view and comfortable accommodations
clean house and comfortable beds
we loved how clean the house was and how responsive the owners were
loved working with the owner she promptly responded to questions and was very nice
very nice and accommodating owners to work with
and hopefully more years to come excellent location to everything
all in all a decent house in a good location
great location and property main floor very roomy
perfect location in this nice home
the neighborhood is also nice for quiet walks in addition to being able to walk downtown
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4. Cute cowboy-style studio cabin in Idaho City (from USD 150)

Experience cowboy-style living in this rustic wooden abode. It features an open plan living space where you can sleep, cook, eat, and lounge. There’s a flat-screen TV that you can watch from the couch or the bed. You’ll find a small back porch for grilling barbecues and playing with your kids and pets.

The rental is surrounded by woods and near dirt biking and horseback riding trails. During winter, you can go snowshoeing and snowmobiling. You may park your trailers, RVs, and boats in the wide outdoor space.

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Idaho City, Idaho, United States
96.17 km (59.8 mi) from Sawtooth National Forest
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
very clean and well maintained home and property
clean dog friendly and very cool lodgepole pine furniture
the cabin was clean well stocked and exactly what we wanted for our getaway
the host was very sweet and friendly
shelly is an amazing host
darling property easy access close to everything
comfortable bed comfy cabin close to idaho city and the pioneer cemetery
great location exactly what we were looking for
i was coming in from pa to elk hunt and this place seemed like a good location
host was great location was great perfect for what we wanted
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5. Spacious home with a shared pool in Ketchum (from USD 159)

This rental is a spacious condo in the Horizons 4 complex. It’s near the Ketchum town center and the ski lifts of River Run. It’s the perfect accommodation for a small family of four vacationing in the Sun Valley area.

This two-bedroom condo has a modern country theme. It features spacious open-plan living spaces where guests can cook and dine in the gourmet kitchen and dining area with a clear view of the TV in the living area. Dine al fresco and grill barbecues on the furnished porch with a relaxing view of the communal outdoor pool, hot tub, and landscaped garden.

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Ketchum, Idaho, United States
31.16 km (19.4 mi) from Sawtooth National Forest
condo 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
very clean and comfortable
the unit was clean and nicely furnished
excellent location to the bus stop
easy walk to restaurants shopping and hiking
excellent location and great place to stay
location is great for access to the ski hill and a short walk in to town
it was an easy walk into town for dinner and shopping
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6. Charming custom-built home in Victor (from USD 183)

This charming custom-built home is at the base of Teton Range near the creeks and trails of Targhee National Forest. It’s in a quiet area between the cities of Driggs and Victor.

It’s a great base for travelers with kids and pets or for skiing aficionados visiting the nearby Grand Targhee Resort. It’s a cozy two-story abode with self-catering facilities and enough space to host a family of six. It has a lovely French country-style kitchen where you can dine with splendid views of the Tetons. Keep warm by a woodburning stove while watching TV on the sofa in the living room. You can also relish alfresco dinners on the porch and have barbecue picnics in the backyard while watching the kids run around.

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Victor, Idaho, United States
292.02 km (181.5 mi) from Sawtooth National Forest
Agritourism 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were awesome the linens great and the views amazing
the kitchen was well equipped beds were comfy; it surpassed our expectations
the house was very nice with plenty of room for our family of five
the kitchen was well-equipped and easy to work in
very comfortable house for a small group
place was clean and well setup for visitors
the cabin is spacious yet cozy and meticulously clean
thank you laurence for being such a wonderful host
an unexpected bonus is the friendly neighborhood
close to driggs jackson hole and grand targhee
this rental was in the perfect location
the location is perfectly for exploring victor driggs and jackson and an easy drive up to grand targhee
it was a perfect place to unwind relaxed and explore the area
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7. Pet-friendly rental in Hailey (from USD 135)

This property is near downtown Hailey and hiking trails. It’s a good base if you’re planning to hike the Big Wood area and visit Bow Bridge in Hailey. This rental can host a small group comfortably and pets are allowed, too! You can bring one dog weighing not more than 50 lbs (22.68 kg) and pay a pet fee of 25 USD.

The property is cozy with modern furniture and stylish wildlife accents. It features an open chef’s kitchen with an island you can use as a breakfast counter. You may dine in the farm-style dining area and have your post-dinner wine out on the balcony or while watching TV in the cozy living room. Enjoy lovely views of the ski slopes from the balcony and big bay windows.

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Hailey, Idaho, United States
31.72 km (19.8 mi) from Sawtooth National Forest
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
very clean and well stocked
excellent new loft very clean and as advertised
property was super clean and plenty of helpful tips
the loft was a beautiful clean space with every amenity we needed
we absolutely loved our time at linda's loft i have never stayed in such a clean rental property
the owners were friendly
this made us feel like there was no trust between the owner and renter
communication with the owners was fast and easy
neighborhood was quiet and cute
this experience made me feel like this is not a location we would stay again
we were pleasantly surprised with the beauty of hailey and the things we could do within walking distance
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8. Cozy cabin in the woods in Sun Valley (from USD 208)

Unwind and destress in this cozy cabin surrounded by a forest with lots of wildlife. It’s spacious for a small family with kids and pets of any size. It features rustic interiors and an open-concept living space where you can dine by the open kitchen or huddle around the wood-burning fireplace in the living room while watching TV.

You may also enjoy dining al fresco or warming up by the fire on the wide deck. Run and play with your pets in the grassy yard in your free time. There’s a public land behind the house where you are free to go fishing, hiking, skiing, and hunting.

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Ketchum, Idaho, United States
22.98 km (14.3 mi) from Sawtooth National Forest
cabin 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
we loved all the games and the cozy clean house
house was clean and loved the location
doug and gabriela were wonderful hosts
has all the necessities and communication with the owners was excellent
loved the location of this property
beautiful location and amazing home
great little cabin in the woods-if you want peace and quiet this is a great place to go
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9. A private studio apartment in Old Town Meridian (from USD 85)

This private studio apartment is a great home base for couples visiting Old Town Meridian for some shopping, restaurant- and bar-hopping, or simply attending some of the town’s events. It’s cozy with its all-white interiors and simple modern furniture.

It features a fully equipped kitchen with cozy dining space in the corner and a two-seater lounge where you can cuddle up to watch TV. The bedroom is equipped with a hidden wardrobe and a thick cushioned bed perfect for restful nights. This no-frills apartment is also equipped to allow wheelchair access.

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Meridian, Idaho, United States
135.22 km (84.1 mi) from Sawtooth National Forest
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good heater and air conditioner - all weather amenities
this location had a washer/dryer tub/shower patio coffee maker microwave comfy bed all in a nice neighborhood
most importantly the bed and bedding was very nice
clean quaint exactly as advertised
the unit was immaculately clean and decorated very tastefully
the unit was clean and comfortable
reasonable price and very clean
a very clean and comfortable unit in a great location
our host was responsive and easy to deal with
best host comfy bed cozy living and dining
this loft i recommend to anyone seeking peaceful private great host
alex was an amazing host and is upgrading the property even now although it was perfect
allen’s great and super accommodating
within walking distance to great restaurants and convenient to stores
i would recommend this location to anyone taking a trip to meridian
great location for visiting morley nelson birds off prey conservation area
very nice and convenient place to stay
close to amenities and easy for ride share to find
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10. Augustus Peck House in Deary (from USD 200)

This restored home dating back to 1783 was dismantled and moved from Middlebury, Connecticut to Deary. It was featured in a restoration show on Magnolia Network. This amazing home retains its high-beamed ceilings and original oak wood and stone structure updated with a coat of paint.

Experience what life was like during the 1700s in this cozy historic home. Some parts of the rental have been updated with modern appliances and furnishings to suit modern needs. However, it still features an old charm through its stone fireplace in the living room and brick-style oven, which you can use to make pizzas. You may also roast marshmallows on the outdoor fire pit and enjoy the smell of fresh mountain air while admiring lush green scenery.

Stayed at this property?
Deary, Idaho, United States
386.29 km (240.1 mi) from Sawtooth National Forest
141 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was warm and very cozy with comfortable beds and plenty of other amenities
the beds were comfy the bath experience was soothing and the pizza oven worked brilliantly
such a beautiful and unique house comfy beds clean beautiful natural setting
beautiful clean attention to detail and comfortable
the peck house was clean interesting true to the description and beautiful
the hosts were wonderful and accommodating and the pizza was the best
the home hosts and town were so inviting
rebeccah was an outstanding host and was attentive to all of our needs
delicious food and everyone is so friendly
the hosts were very responsive and the trip was a perfect fit for what we were seeking
beautiful house and location highly recommend
it is beautiful in a perfect location perfectly appointed
a wonderful location and the house was kept extremely clean
such a fun place to stay it’s so pretty
great place to relive history and spend time with family and friends
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Explore the hidden gems of the Gem State

These vacation rentals listed above are ideal finds when looking for cozy lodging in the mountains of Idaho. They provide all the amenities you need to stay comfortable in a natural environment. You’ll find these gems in almost every city in Idaho. Book one to enjoy a great stay in the Gem State.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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Tina is a free-spirited writer and traveler. She likes to experience unfamiliar places, cuisines, and scenery. She prefers beaches to mountains though as she is afraid of heights. Visiting museums,...Read more

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