For those who were impressed by our stay at the Idaho Potato airbnb last year, the owner has launched a brand new property: MoonPass Lookouts in Wallace, Idaho. The property is made up of fire lookout towers near Wallace, Idaho and makes a perfect day trip from Boise.
The towers are located on a 55-acre property, and are 30 feet tall, with 360-degree windows making for a great experience.
Kristie Wolfe has opened a number of unique airbnbs. She said that “MoonPass Lookouts isn’t just a place to stay; it’s a unique fusion of history and nature.”
Things To Do
The history of MoonPass Lookouts is my favorite part: the property features five custom-built fire lookout towers, each with a kitchen, a bathroom, a private sauna, a wood-burning stove, and a glass roof for stargazing; as well as a museum that will take you through the history of the Great Fire of 1910. MoonPass Lookouts is also pet-friendly.
While you’re there, you can hike along the many trails in the area, fish in the on-site pond or Placer Creek, sit by the fire, or stay inside and stargaze.
“Indulge in a historical and bucket-list-worthy experience by visiting the city of Wallace, Idaho,” according to Wolfe. “This city holds significance as the starting point of the Great Fire of 1910, also known as the ‘Big Burn,’ which remains one of the largest forest fires in U.S. history. As part of the MoonPass Lookout property, you will have the opportunity to explore The Fire Lookout Museum, which showcases the history and impact of this devastating event.”
She added that, “one of the notable figures from the Great Burn is Ed Pulaski, a hero who led his firefighting crew to safety in a mine shaft. You can embark on a beautiful 5-mile hike from our MoonPass property to visit this mine shaft, paying homage to Pulaski’s bravery and the historical significance of the event.”
“I’m hoping the tower rentals will fund the Fire Lookout Museum. In doing so, we can create a space where folks can learn about our forests, fire history, and pick up some important fire safety tips” Wolfe said.
MoonPass Lookouts is currently on Indiegogo and is available now to book.
Learn more about MoonPass Lookouts and book your stay here.
All photos courtesy of MoonPass Lookouts.