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Vacation rentals in Stanley

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Cabin in Garden Valley
🌲 Modern romantic 2-bed log cabin in the forest 🪵
Welcome to Hüppa House, a charming and well-appointed log cabin escape. A quick and scenic 1-hour drive from downtown Boise to this oasis among the pines, recently upgraded with modern amenities such as smart devices, high-end furniture, luxury linens, detailed design touches, and a newly upgraded bathroom and kitchen. Within a short 10m driving distance, you can indulge in golfing, river floating, world-class rafting, hiking, ATV-ing, mountain biking, and soaking in some iconic hot springs!"
$129 per night
Tiny home in Garden Valley
Double J&D Historic Riverside Hot Spring Ranch
Double J&D is the riverside, historic hot spring ranch on the South Fork Payette River. A two room space awaits with one bedroom, living room futon, dining room table, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, & flat screen TV. Your private bathroom & 10'x30' hot spring pool are a short walk away. Enjoy many activities & abundant wildlife watching. Click on the pictures & read the captions, as well as reading the entire listing for details. Come relax & enjoy "Robe Life" at the hot spring ranch!
$154 per night
Cabin in Stanley
Stanley Stays - The Wall Street Cabin
Experience a cozy and historic mountain retreat at Wall Street Cabin in Stanley, Idaho. Enjoy Sawtooth Mountain views, unique decor, and a fully stocked kitchen. Relax in the spacious yard or explore nearby attractions and downtown shops and restaurants. The cabin accommodates up to 4 guests and offers a gas fireplace, 1 bedroom with a full-size bed, 1 bathroom, and an additional full-size bed in the living room. Perfect for a peaceful getaway with a great view of the Sawtooths.
$123 per night

Stay near Stanley's top sights

Mountain Village Resort9 locals recommend
Stanley Baking Company & Café21 locals recommend
Papa Brunee's8 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Stanley

Cabin in Stanley
Whispering Pines A-Frame Cabin
$114 per night
Cabin in Garden Valley
STUGÄ cabin, walk 2 hot spring's pool & food
$138 per night
Apartment in Ketchum
Modern Ketchum Downtown Studio, Close to River Run
$72 per night
Condo in Sun Valley
Cozy Modern Sun Valley Condo
$78 per night
Condo in Ketchum
Ketchum Sun Valley spacious studio condo getaway!
$83 per night
Guesthouse in Boise
26th Street Studio - West Downtown Boise
$131 per night
Condo in Ketchum
Steps from Downtown & Skiing, Cozy studio
$130 per night
Condo in Boise
9th Street Condo. Fully Renovated & Free Parking
$105 per night
Cabin in Challis
The Rustic Valley Cabin(Fully Restored 1930 Cabin)
$87 per night
Cabin in Stanley
Triangle C Cabins-10 Hideaway
$122 per night
Tiny home in Stanley
Tiny Home in Stanley, ID UNIT 5
$155 per night
Home in Stanley
Clean & Cozy Home Away from Home
$145 per night

Your guide to Stanley

Welcome to Stanley

There isn’t a lot to keep you busy in Stanley itself — its speck of a downtown spans only a few sparse blocks of restaurants and shops, and the town is home to fewer than 100 year-round residents. It's the wilderness all around that draws adventurers here. Set in the Sawtooth Valley, where craggy peaks define the skyline, Stanley has an outsized reputation for outdoor recreation, with easy access to the sprawling Sawtooth National Forest. Alpine lakes for paddling, mountains to climb, trails for biking and hiking, and legendary stretches of whitewater on the Salmon River all draw free spirits to central Idaho’s backcountry. In the height of summer, Stanley hosts street dances and small festivals featuring country and Americana musicians. Come winter, much of the town hunkers down for the seemingly endless supply of snow, when Stanley turns into a playground for a lucky few snowmobilers, Nordic skiers, and snowshoers.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Stanley

Late spring through summer sees this sleepy town transform into a busy basecamp for backpackers, rafting outfitters, and backcountry guides, with outdoor recreationists taking advantage of the long, warm days. Rafting season typically kicks off in May. Local festivals and open-air concerts fill the calendar through Labor Day. If you’re a hiker, fall is a great time to book one of the area’s cabin rentals, as the season ushers in cooler temperatures and fewer crowds on the trails. During winter, few travelers venture into the cold and ice, though for lovers of snowmobiles and skis, it’s worth the trek.

Top things to do in Stanley

Sawtooth Scenic Byway

Three designated scenic byways converge on the town of Stanley, giving road-trippers hours of scenic drives in each direction. At 116 miles (186 km), the Sawtooth Scenic Byway is the shortest, but it packs a lot of scenery in a route that passes from the city of Shoshone through the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and into the Sawtooth Valley. Along the way, you’ll take in views of river canyons, lakes, and the shimmering peaks of the Rocky Mountains.

Salmon River

Stanley sits on the banks of one of Idaho’s most iconic rivers for rafting. Snowmelt from the towering mountains runs into the headwaters of the Salmon River, where many local outfitters lead rafting tours. Many of the popular whitewater day trips offered in the Stanley area focus on segments of the river suitable for families and inexperienced rafters. Some stretches are also fun for kayakers and stand-up paddleboarders.

Redfish Lake

Just south of Stanley, you’ll find the largest alpine lake in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Ringed by evergreen forests and blessed with views of mountains in the distance, Redfish Lake is a scenic spot for hiking, and a number of trails start here. Summer is the high season for boating, kayaking, windsurfing, and fishing. The day-access beach also draws families, sunbathers, and picnickers. The lake freezes over in winter, when unploughed roads make the area inaccessible except to cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and people experienced in the backcountry.

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