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Walk on the Wild Side Bed and Breakfast

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69 River Ranch Rd, Garden Valley, ID 83622-5053
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Garden Valley
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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
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Pat_C55 wrote a review Jul 2021
Eugene, Oregon42 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed twice in the space of about a week--on our trip out and back from Oregon to Montana. The home was home--incredibly comfortable, with great hosts. We spent a lot of time in the relatively new sunroom. Despite record breaking heat, the room, and our bedroom, were wonderfully cool and comfortable, and the sunroom afforded a great view of the neighboring elk farm, river, and nature. From it, we also saw a wild elk herd and quail, and a quick walk down to the river brought some beaver to our attention. Bill and Martha were personable and great hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed our two stays with them. If you're in the area, this is a superb place to stay and enjoy a relaxed and comfortable respite. In fact, we had planned to stay somewhere else on our return trip, but we canceled that reservation and made a second one here.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Ardy52 wrote a review Jun 2021
Lafayette, Colorado43 contributions21 helpful votes
Great location for wildlife, gorgeous views and wonderful walks. We had upstairs room with gorgeous private deck. Breakfast was delicious, special and served beautifully. Common rooms were cosy, comfortable with lovely local art displayed. Hosts are very knowledgeable about the area and steered us toward some great fun places to explore.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask hosts for suggestions on outdoor activities. Walk down to river for lovely views.
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Tammy wrote a review Mar 2021
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Martha and Bill made my daughter and I feel like royalty and long time friends all at the same time. Breakfast was a feast every morning and Jan the Chef was a extra special treat. It is worth sharing Bill is no slouch in the breakfast department. All the little touches and the properties history, beautiful art work and décor as well as Marth's stories added so much to our trip. We found this B&B while looking for hot springs to visit while there was still snow on the ground. I am so happy our searches brought us to Idaho and then to Garden Valley to Walk on the Wild Side. Room was spotless, grounds beautiful, wildlife a plenty...I just can not say enough wonderful things. Can't wait to go back and experience another breath taking season and amazing family like hospitality.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Nan D wrote a review Jun 2020
Diamond Bar, California6 contributions
What a wonderful bed and breakfast, the view and property are breath taking and the room is very comfortable. The best part was the warm and caring host Bill and Martha! Such a wonderful couple. looking forward to our next visit.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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waymaxF4 wrote a review Mar 2020
San Diego, California9 contributions9 helpful votes
We had a great time staying at the Walk on the Wild Side B&B! Martha and Bill were the most welcoming and warm hosts. Their home sits on the Payette River about an hour and twenty minutes north of Boise, Idaho. When we visited, there were clear skies, 50 degrees during the day, and 28 degrees at night. Snow still on the ground, but the roads were clear. The first morning I walked out into the sunroom to get my cup of coffee and looked out to see about six elk walking along the river. What a start to the day!! We saw more elk and deer during our stay in the Garden Valley area than we had seen in our lives. We felt more like guests in a friend's home than in a B&B. Their home is beautiful and the breakfasts prepared by their chef, Jan, were plentiful and delicious. It was a great way to start the day. If you want a peaceful and enjoyable B&B to visit this is it. Thank you, Martha and Bill!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from marthab315, Owner at Walk on the Wild Side Bed and Breakfast
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Glad you got back safely. We enjoyed your company. Thanks much for review. Let us know how you do on finding a place in Garden Valley. So far we unaware of much new. Also you might consider checking zillow as they seem to have notification when something comes available. Hope to see you again soon. Rgds Martha & Bill
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Barbara A wrote a review Sep 2019
4 contributions3 helpful votes
Surprised my husband with a little get-away this past weekend. We chose A Walk on the Wild Side on the advice of our son and we were not disappointed. The room was beautifully furnished and the hospitality was outstanding. Martha and Bill did all they could to make us feel welcome. Jan fixed us a gourmet breakfast which we enjoyed in the sun room overlooking the elk farm and the mountain side. We are already planning our next visit.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: Any room in the house would be so comfortable, but if you don't want stairs, don't choose...
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GlobeTrotting813539 wrote a review Aug 2019
11 contributions1 helpful vote
We made a decision to stay at this B&B after a week of camping out. What a relief to be at such an amazing place! Martha and Bill were so wonderful and helpful. The breakfast was the best we’ve ever had at a B&B! From the backyard, you have a beautiful view of elk grazing across the river. The gardens are awesome. We stayed in the Arabian room, and it was well worth the money. We will be back!!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Globetrotter1865 wrote a review Jul 2019
North Pole, Alaska19 contributions15 helpful votes
My mom started this B n B many a year back! She is also extremely passionate about her business. If you're ever looking for the ultimate in relaxation, look no further. This is a little piece of paradise that will surely fill your mind, soul and spirit. :)
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Jenny wrote a review Jun 2019
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I can't imagine there's a better spot to stay in Garden Valley. The river and mountains are beautiful--there's even a meditation deck where you can be surrounded by the sounds of the river and nature. Beautiful walks and hikes are all around you. The house is cozy and welcoming, and breakfast was very likely the best meal I've ever had in my life! We can't wait to go back again.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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SJY59 wrote a review Aug 2018
Seattle, Washington4 contributions2 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from Martha B, Owner at Walk on the Wild Side Bed and Breakfast
Responded Aug 15, 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
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Frequently Asked Questions about Walk on the Wild Side Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Walk on the Wild Side Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Starlight Mountain Theatre (4.9 miles), Dirty Shame Saloon (1.7 miles), and Crouch Museum (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Walk on the Wild Side Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Walk on the Wild Side Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Walk on the Wild Side Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Walk on the Wild Side Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Two Rivers Grill, Wild Bill's Coffee & Bistro, and Terrace Lakes Restaurant.
Is Walk on the Wild Side Bed and Breakfast accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.