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Maverick Mountain Home

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· Hope, Bonner, Idaho
27 acres hosted by Tim B.
1 tent site
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Maverick Mountain Home is perched on a mountainside several hundred feet above picturesque Trestle Creek, a protected Kokanee Salmon and Bull Trout spawning habitat, two short but gorgeous miles up the road from Lake Pend Oreille. Our property is hidden within an epic cedar and hemlock forest, bracketed by the Kaniksu National Forest to the east and conservation land to the west. SPRING/SUMMER/FALL: Spend the afternoon at the Trestle Creek Recreation Area just 2 miles down the road on the edge of Lake Pend Oreille (just off Highway 200) where you can launch your boat, go for a swim, or paddle along the shore in your kayak. Or, for a more adventurous afternoon head up Trestle Creek Road into the Kaniksu National Forest backcountry where you can check out Lunch Peak Lookout, hike the miles of pristine trails to one of the three mountain lakes, explore several waterfalls, or drive the entire 35 mile backcountry loop down to the town of Clark Fork. Better yet, find a secluded spot along Trestle Creek to hang your hammock and read a book until the peaceful sound of the water flowing by and the wind in the trees lulls you to sleep. WINTER: Bring your snow machines and sled in/out to the Trestle Creek loop system boasting spectacular backcountry terrain on 50+ miles of groomed trails, directly from your campsite! Trailer parking is available. If skiing is your thing, Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort is an easy (and gorgeous) 45 minute drive away. Don't tell anyone, but Schweitzer Mountain is an absolute gem of a ski resort with gorgeous terrain (and views) for all ages and skill levels. Our family spends a good bit of time skiing here. Of note: a 4-wheel/all-wheel drive vehicle is required to climb our driveway during winter conditions. OUR STORY: We (Tim and Molly) spent 14 years raising our young family in the desert heat of north Phoenix. Every summer we went camping as many weekends as we possibly could with our four (now five) children. We fell in love with the backcountry forests of the northern Arizona mountain ranges. Somewhere along the way we felt called to have a place where we could share some of the blessings our family experienced in the wilderness with others who long for a quiet place in the woods to unwind and escape the noise and pace of life in the city, if only for a few days. We found this place in 2018, moved our family here in 2019, named it Maverick Mountain Home and started preparing. We've spent the last five years working on all sorts of different projects around the property, including (but certainly not limited to) starting a new business, beginning the long-term remodel of our house, and building out infrastructure for livestock and personal guests. We've dedicated a good portion of the last few months to preparing our first HipCamp site, which we are very excited to start sharing with you, Camper!Living Water sits on a small bench carved out of the mountainside about 40 feet above and 50 yards beyond a switchback located on our driveway. Depending on the month, Trestle Creek either rushes or whispers through the woods 150 yards below. This tranquil, primitive tent site is blanketed in a bed of mulch and surrounded by trees, with a small spring trickling along the base of the uphill side. A stone fire pit circled in a bed of gravel (for fire prevention) is the centerpiece, with ample room for several large tents around it. A large wood slab table provides a surface for your camp stove and other essentials, with storage for food (bear box) and firewood below. For your potable water needs we provide an Igloo cooler with 5 gallons of fresh mountain spring water that we'll happily refill as needed. We also provide a 40 gallon barrel of water and a hose so guests can ensure that the campfire is dead-out before leaving the site. Guests have access to a communal porta-john a short walk away.
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Dahlia D.recommends
June 12, 2024
Living Water Tent Site
Awesome for tent camping! I recommend adding on the fire wood and eggs! Super peaceful and beautiful landscape. Just a quick drive to the lake
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Lance U.recommends
June 9, 2024
Living Water Tent Site
Great escape!
The Living Water campsite exceeded our expectation. Wonderful environment, great privacy, and exceptional hosts. We stayed with our kids (between 4-10) and yellow lab. Would highly recommend!
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Jordan L.recommends
May 27, 2024
Living Water Tent Site
We really enjoyed our stay. Hosts are great! In a great private location that is close to Sandpoint and Hope. We will be back!
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Hope, Bonner, Idaho, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, Ktunaxa ɁamakɁis, and Kalispel First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Tim B.Joined in July 2020
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