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Tamarack Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Donnelly
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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“Cute cottages”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

We stayed in one of the Tamarack cottages (2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath with all amenities). In winter there is a ski lift just a few feet away. In summer, it's near Cascade Lake with lots of water sports to do. The area is woodsy, private and quiet. The cottage interior is really updated and comfortable while decorated for the area.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in 406 could not have asked for anything better. Great two bedroom two bath room so clean and amazing views. Our third time here and we love this place. We really enjoyed the pool time this trip and the disc golf is a great early morning activity. Can't wait to go back!!

  • Stayed July 2013
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TamarackResort, Manager at Tamarack Resort, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Thanks for the review! I hope you get a chance to come visit us this winter as well!
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Ogden, Utah
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Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

Spent a night enjoying the beauty of Tamarack Resort outside Donnelly. Actually stayed in individual cabins managed by the resort (next to the golf course.) Cabins were great for our needs. Noted some upkeep lacking--propane tanks for grills were low, fire extinguishers were expired and low, and other details that some might not notice. Golf was beautiful (despite the bugs) although not necessarily youth friendly as 18 holes are mandatory. Pool at the Osprey lodge was fun for the kids. Would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013
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TamarackResort, Manager at Tamarack Resort, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Thanks for coming out! So glad you had a good time. I hope you can come visit us this winter too!
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Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We decided to try Tamarack (Feb. 15, 2013), it had been years since our last visit. I got a “weekday deal” on my tickets through Liftopia $55/2 tickets. Well compared to Brundage up the road, where we went the next day, Tamarack beat them hands down. Tamarack has 2 quads + 2 regular chairs and overall the conditions were great. The grooming was well done and the amenities are very good for what they are. Since the resort looks like it was about 70% complete before it went bankrupt, it is interesting to see the huge unfinished base village and a giant unfinished lodge at mid-mountain. Too bad they did not build the unopened mid-mountain lodge at the base of the mountain, so they could open it instead of the funny white tents. This was the day before Presidents day weekend, and we had the whole resort to ourselves. I literally did not have to wait behind a single person at the lifts. Anyway the jury is still out on what will happen with Tamarack eventually, but I hope I will be able to take advantage of this gem until they make or break.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boise, Idaho
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245 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2013

My wife and good friends just spent a weekend at the Tamarack (also called Osprey) resort in Donnelly, Idaho. It was the final weekend of the McCall Winter Festival. The lodge is beautiful and our room overlooked the snow-covered Tamarack golf course. From our window, we could see groomed ski trails and the fabulous mountains which surround this perfect mountain resort. Not only did we visit the Winter Festival in McCall but caught a sleigh ride to view Elk up close and personal. When I say personal, I mean they were eating the hay bale seats out from under us on the sleigh. Although we did not have time to utilize the ski lifts or snowshoe hiking trails this trip, it is definitely on our list for the next winter trip. We are also making plans to stay and play the golf course and nearby Jug Mountain golf course as well when they open in the spring. Tamarack lodge is a beautiful lodge set between Cascade Lake and the Tamarack Ski resort. When the area was developed, it was set to an Olympic theme with numerous sports and restaurant buildings in a village atmosphere.
I can't wait to make reservations this spring to go back and enjoy this beautiful area.

Room Tip: Make sure you book the rooms overlooking the golf course side. Fantastic landscape. We were on the...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Boise, Idaho
Level 6 Contributor
189 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2013

We stayed in the Osprey Lodge on a Tuesday evening in January. We were the only guests in the entire hotel. We cross country skied on perfectly groomed trails and felt like we owned the entire village and forest. The restaurants were all closed but we took our own food and were quite cozy in our hotel room. The heated parking in the garage under the Lodge is nice in the winter. Everything is in pristine condition and looks like it doesn't get much use. We enjoyed ourselves and I am sure will return.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Donnelly
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

This stay was fantastic. We stayed in Rock Creek Cottage #3 which was set up a little different then the other cottages as it had an extra bed in the second bedroom and a super comfy sofa bed that has an air mattress with an electric pump provided. Our family of seven could all sit at the dining table that had seating for 7 unlike the other cabins with seating for four. The ski access trail come right to the back door making a great ski - in ski out location. The back deck was covered so it was snow free and we hung out there also. Home was supper clean and the beds had toppers on them that made them really comfortable. The accommodations were rented from Idaho Resort Rentals which has an office in nearby Donnelly. They were great to work with. I do recommend Idaho Resort Rentals as they do have the best pricing also.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Tamarack Resort
Address: 311 Village Drive, Donnelly, ID 83615-5014
Location: United States > Idaho > Donnelly
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Donnelly
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Tamarack Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tamarack Resort is a four-season ski resort located in Donnelly, Idaho just 90 miles north of Boise. Tamarack is the Treasure Valley's closest mountain resort with snowmaking abilities and is centrally located in the heart of endless recreational opportunities. During the summer, the resort is home to mountain both cross-country and lift-serviced downhill mountain biking, as well as hiking, whitewater rafting, zipline tours, watersports on Lake Cascade, and more. During Prime Summer & Winter Months, Tamarack offers a wide array of amenities from multiple restaurants, a local market, hot tub in the Lodge, and endless recreational activities. During Off Season, Tamarack is a great place to visit if your looking to get away from the hustle and bustle. This is a great place to enjoy the quiet, sitting by the fire, and just relax. There isn't many amenities available so be sure to rent a unit with a full kitchen or make reservations at your favorite restaurant in McCall. Guests can enjoy all the hiking trails, beautiful scenery, and ample wildlife. During off season, the hot tub in the Lodge is only open on weekends. Swimming pool is closed during off season. Tamarack has several lodging options available for you to choose from. Our Hotel rooms are available for 1 night stays and you will have access to the Hot Tub in the Lodge, also there are several condo's available with kitchens to choose from as well. If a cabin in the mountains is more your style, then we have several that range from Small Cottages, to Ski in/out Townhomes, to Large Chalets, and even Custom Estate Homes. ... more   less 
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