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Walk on the Wild Side Bed and Breakfast combines the atmosphere of staying in a 1930's Idaho ranch house with all of today's modern conveniences. "Wild Side" is located in picturesque Garden Valley, Idaho, just an hour and a half from downtown Boise. Originally known as the Beck Ranch House, "Wild Side" sits on five acres with frontage on the Middle Fork of the Payette River. Our unique location affords our guests the opportunity to observe many of Idaho's diverse wildlife from the comfort of their private bedrooms or while sitting in our living room. We also have a riverside meditation/yoga/wildlife viewing platform. Wild elk and deer wander our property to graze. Across the river you can watch herds of elk belonging to Elk Springs Ranch. Geese and ducks are abundant along the river in addition to bald eagles, hawks, quail and numerous other bird species. Throw in the occasional coyote, fox, porcupine or otter and you can truly "walk on the wild side." Our Guest rooms The Arabian Nights Suite: Our 900 sq. ft. second floor suite features a king-size tempurpedic bed, large Jacuzzi whirlpool spa and adjacent "His & Hers" walk-in shower with a view of the river, mountainside and wildlife. The next best thing to "skinny dipping" in the forest! Private balcony. Pricing:$190/night with a two night minimum or $215 for one night. The Shadow Room: First floor room featuring antique furniture from the French Quarter in New Orleans. Queen-size bed and Jacuzzi whirlpool spa for two with mountain view. Private bath. Pricing: $150/night. The Call of the Wild Room: First floor room that's handicap accessible with queen-size bed, antique furniture and adjacent full bathroom. Pricing: $130/night. We look forward to welcoming you. Martha
We loved this place! Martha and Bill are fantastic innkeepers and Jan's breakfasts were out of this world! Loved watching the red winged blackbirds, quail, and elk from the back patio. Extremely comfortable rooms and relaxed atmosphere. Bill is a great storyteller!
Response from Martha B, Owner at Walk on the Wild Side Bed and Breakfast
Responded 15 Aug 2018
Thanks for the great review we try our best to make everyone's stay here a " PEACEFUL GETWAY ". We enjoyed meeting you, I did see some shooting stars early in the morning the day you left. Hope the rest of your trip was enjoyable and that you will be able to visit us and Walk on the Wild Side again. Thanks Martha and Bill
This B&B has beautiful scenery and great hosts. It was clean, you have access to WiFi, the neighbors have an elk ranch just over the stream, awesome mediation deck by the river. We enjoyed the deck while drinking our morning coffee. The Arabian nights suite has a private deck as well. I loved the dual head walk-in shower... It rained while we were there, but that didn’t stop us from hiking and exploring the next day. They cooked up a delicious breakfast and filled our morning with warm conversation. They helped make our 10 year anniversary memorable. Thank you! We hope to come back!
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I surprised my wife with a trip here for two nights for our 1 year anniversary, she has never been to a bed and breakfast and she now says she can’t stay at hotels anymore. The area is absolutely gorgeous and the mountains are literally all around you. There is an elk farm right across a fork of the Payette River that the property borders. They have a trail that goes down to the river and a nice deck right on the river that can be enclosed for yoga or meditation or even bird and wildlife watching. The rooms and stories that go with them are unforgettable and Bill and Martha (the owners) are so much fun to be around. They are very well traveled and also have an unending knowledge of the area and all of its attractions. A chef comes in and cooks breakfast for everyone at 9 and it was so much fun to sit and talk and hear the stories these two have to tell. Two of the rooms have jacuzzi tubs and the third is handicap accessible. All three are filled with unique furniture and decorations from around the world. The house and everything in and around and the yard and property are kept spotless and in immaculate condition! We will be returning and we absolutely highly recommend that you check them out for yourself!
We had an amazing weekend! We made friends, relaxed, and were pampered in a most beautiful setting. The ability to unwind, reset, and adventure all in the same place was PERFECT! The place was gorgeous and the company was great. We loved that just out the door was a plethora of recreation options while in the doors was a retreat of serenity. We highly recommend this B&B!
We have stayed at many B and Bs in the US and many other countries, and Walk on the Wild Side is among the best of the best! We spent three fantastic nights (August 19 to the 21st) at this amazing place, highlighted by the total eclipse on August 21. Our hosts, Martha and Bill, made our stay exactly what we hoped for--their home is beautiful, in a tranquil setting, and their hospitality could not be surpassed. Each breakfast was incredible and made even better by the fact that Martha and Bill joined us each day. We stayed in the "Arabian Nights" suite--a huge room with a sleep number bed (incredible) and a large balcony on which we viewed the eclipse! If you want to get away from it all (but only a little over an hour from Boise) and enjoy a beautiful valley surrounded by a pine forest and enjoy wonderful hospitality, run, don't walk to Walk on the Wild Side--you will not regret it. Martha and Bill, thank you so much for making our eclipse weekend an unforgettable experience!!
I think it’s 4 pm check in and 11 am check out but in all honesty just communicate with the owners, I called and they literally said they wouldn’t be there at Check in and would just leave a side door unlocked for us and to... More
I think it’s 4 pm check in and 11 am check out but in all honesty just communicate with the owners, I called and they literally said they wouldn’t be there at Check in and would just leave a side door unlocked for us and to make ourselves at home. They also said since there wasn’t a guest in the room before us that we could come as early as we wanted, we got there at 11 A.M. the first day of our stay and didn’t see the owners until that evening.
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"Arabian Nights suite is on the second floor with a private balcony--it's the best room in the house!"