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CHURCH HOUSE ★ Unique Historic Chapel in Wallace

SuperhostWallace, Idaho, United States
Entire house hosted by Barbara
6 guests2 bedrooms4 beds1 bathroom
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The Church House is one of Wallace's treasures, a one-of-a-kind lodging experience listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This charming little 2-bedroom home started life as a chapel in 1905, but has been used for multiple purposes through the years, including a coffee shop and art studio. Located right off the main street into town and across the road from the river, it's a short walk to shops and easy to find whether driving in or biking in from the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes.

The space
MAIN ROOM & LAYOUT: The main room, the former sanctuary, features a vaulted barrel ceiling and arched stained glass windows. This room has a roomy sofa area, long dining table, old-time piano, and full kitchen. On either side of the main room there is a bedroom, one with king bed and one with queen; located on opposite sides of the building afford extra privacy when you want it.

SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS: The queen room has French doors leading to a little deck and large brick patio, and the bathroom is next to this bedroom. The king room is located on the other side of the house and has sparkly stained glass windows. The Wallace Church House can sleep 4 guests comfortably and 6 uncomfortably. Guest #5 and #6 have their choice of a twin rollaway or a twin fold out sofa bed that’s basically like sleeping on a 4” mattress on the floor. Neither is ideal for grandma or grandpa but they’re more than sufficient for the kiddos. :)

BATHROOM: One small but cute bathroom has a shower (no tub). Towels and toiletries provided.

LOCATION: Listen to the sounds of the river right across the road, easily walk to all of the town's shops, restaurants, pubs, museums, the melodrama theater, Silver Streak ziplines,and more. The Church House is super easy to find and convenient for bikers from the Trail of the Coeur D'Alenes across the road/river. The historic library is located right across the way, and the famous Red Light Garage with its Instagram-worthy space ship and huckleberry milkshakes is just around the corner. Easily hop on the highway for a quick drive to TWO stellar ski resorts in winter, Silver and Lookout Pass, or the Route of the Hiawatha amazing bike trail in the summer. Or explore the mountains and woods surrounding the town on ATV, snowmobile, snowshoes, e-bike (which you can rent by the hour from our shop, the Spokehouse). Fish, kayak, stand-up paddle board around gorgeous mountain lakes and streams around Wallace.

AMENITIES: The Church House has a washer and dyer that guests can use (though we hope you have better things to do with your time than the laundry!). The kitchen has a full-sized fridge, oven/stove, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker (coffee provided), and one little mini sink! Since this was once a coffee shop, the kitchen layout is unique; some of our little guests have enjoyed playing pretend coffee shop here. There are plenty of dishes, utensils, pots and pans, oil, etc. to cook a nice meal, but with the restaurants and cafes so close it's likely you won't spend much time cooking anyways!

IN-HOUSE ENTERTAINMENT: Enjoy a large collection of board games, play the piano, or Netflix and chill with Amazon firestick on the TV, DVD player, and a collection of DVDs. Wifi included. The TV is on a rolling cart, so you can move it to wherever you'd like to watch it.

EXTERIOR: Outside there is a small deck and a brick patio with table and chairs for enjoying your morning coffee or glass of wine under the stars, with views of the library's mini park and the mountains/woods beyond. There is no backyard at the Church House.

PETS: Fur babies are welcome with a pet fee of $15/nt.

CONVENIENCE: One night stays and last-minute bookings can usually be accommodated. Late check-in at any hour is not a problem since you will be given a keycode to let yourself in when you arrive.

PARKING: You can park on the street right in front of the Church House, just steps to the front door.

Guest access
Guests will have the place to themselves with full access.

Other things to note
The Wallace Church House is located near the highway, as is much of the small town of Wallace. There can be the possibility of road noise at night in the king bedroom; the queen room is on the quieter side of the building. Very light sleepers may consider using the fan to drone out any road noise or wheel in the TV (on a rolling cart) and ask Alexa to play white noise while you sleep. Other than the sound of the occasional truck going by, the Church House is actually a very peaceful place!
The Church House is one of Wallace's treasures, a one-of-a-kind lodging experience listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This charming little 2-bedroom home started life as a chapel in 1905, but has been used for multiple purposes through the years, including a coffee shop and art studio. Located right off the main street into town and across the road from the river, it's a short walk to shops and easy… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 single bed, 1 sofa bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
Heating
Free on-street parking
Fire extinguisher
Washing machine
Iron
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Wallace, Idaho, United States

The Church House is located across the road from the historic library and the library's park, the river and the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes bike path, the gas station (convenient for quick snacks and drinks, including ice-cream and popcorn). With just one neighboring house, you won’t have to worry about disturbing the neighbors or being disturbed by neighbors. Super duper easy walk to restaurants, bars, coffee, shopping, museums, ziplines check in, the melodrama, and all of the town's historic sites and fun attractions. Easy drive to Lookout Pass and Silver ski resorts (10 mins. West and East), the Hiawatha scenic bike trail, and a convenient place to crash for a night for those doing road trips to Yellowstone, Glacier, and other destinations along the I-90 and Pacific Northwest. Easy access on/off highway and house is easy to find any time of day or night. (Late check-in is not a problem; keycode provided).
The Church House is located across the road from the historic library and the library's park, the river and the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes bike path, the gas station (convenient for quick snacks and drinks, in…

Hosted by Barbara

Joined in February 2012
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A professor, entrepreneur, author, frequent world traveler, mother of twins and happily married for over 25 years. Leading a triple life divided between Idaho, California, and sometimes China.
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We're happy to meet guests to check them in or drop in during their stay if they'd like, or simply provide the keycode to let them enjoy their privacy on their own time and schedule. We're usually just a phone call or text away, or you'll find us at our businesses in town, Cogs Gastropub and Spokehouse E-bike Rentals.
We're happy to meet guests to check them in or drop in during their stay if they'd like, or simply provide the keycode to let them enjoy their privacy on their own time and schedul…
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Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Pets are allowed
Long-term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
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