Solar Steve And Liz's Host Location: "Cold Mountain"

Space for 2 Rigs
35 ft max
2 nights maximum

Notice Required
2 days
1 month max
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  • Slideouts Allowed
  • Generators Allowed
  • Barbecues Not Allowed
  • Lawnchairs Allowed
  • Pets Welcome


  • Water Hookup
  • Wifi
  • Pull-Through Parking
  • Tow Vehicle Parking
  • Campfire Ring


May through September access 50 wooded acres with 3 miles of hiking trails, level area to park, But access is up a graveled narrow road 2 miles, so largest or low clearance rigs might want to contact us for more description.

House Rules

No Hunting or harming wildlife.
Smoking is discouraged in dry fire seasons.

Access Road Conditions

No winter access. May through September access is OK if you can deal with gravel road, 2 miles up 10% grade in a few spots. We have level and loop turn around at the top. 40 foot rigs have come in, but 32 or less is easier. About 13 families use the road daily, some in 2 wheel sedans so its not that bad but you may not be accustomed to one lane dirt with tree limbs close in. Not accessible in winter, all 4x4 due to ice and snow on grade. OK from May through September.
(NOTE: un-pressurized really good well-water fill available. Not city pressure to use, but can fill your tank).

Tow Vehicle Parking Details

We are 50 acr es on top of a mountain. Camp area is beside a con crete slab with gbrass areas all around, see photos. Accessible through route around one side of shop, exit on other side of shop to ease turning. Also roads into the woods afford a shaded area t o park a car if needed.


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Open for visits May through September except some weekends we may be at conferences etc. Contact us to inquire for your date. Recently we have received all the bookings we can have for summer before April even arrives, so probably will not accept more.


Sandpoint, ID, United States of America

Suggested Local Attractions

In touristy Sandpoint, Jalapeno's Mexican Restaurant, Ivano's Italian restaurant, Second Avenue Pizza, Eichardt's Pub and Grill and now a new "Organics" restaurant. Then follow the huge Pend Oreille Lake from Sandpoint east along Hwy 200 about 20 minutes to the Hope Peninsula, there is a campground with great restaurant connected with Ivano's there also.

Your Host

Solar Steve and Liz

Member Since
July 5, 2012
Host's Age

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References for Solar Steve and Liz's Host Location: "Cold Mountain"


February 2019

Very accomodating hosts.

Our hosts were great and quite interesting. We enjoyed the tour of their unique home and the surrounding area. Their location worked great for us to use for a base camp fro exploring.


August 2018

Nice people and great location

Very nice hosts and a great, level place to park with a beautiful view. We enjoyed our stay! :)


July 2018


Solar Steve's place is a little bit of heaven on earth. They are awesome hosts. Would like to stay there again. Thanks again for letting us stay at your place.


September 2017

Off the beaten path...

Wonderful people; lovely site; very hospitable.


August 2017

Welcoming and Accommodating

Steve and Liz were perfect hosts. The setting in the hills behind Sandpoint was both peaceful and idyllic, with the backdrop of the Mountains of Montana in the East. This was our first Boondocking experience, and as Australians we welcomed the visit to their 50 acre paradise


July 2016

What a treat!

Steve and Liz were amazing hosts! The visit was such a treat with wonderful conversations. Their home and self sufficiency is an inspiration. The trails throughout their property are works of art and the lavender in Liz's flower patch is beautiful. Walking Sunday morning with Liz, Steve and dog Hope was memorable.


July 2016

It was meant to be

Stvwilley provided a serene setting on their hillside property. Their knowledge of all things solar is remarkable and so appreciated. We loved the tech tour of their home and camper!
Tim and Kathy


November 2015

Mountain top in Idaho

Stvwilley have an amazing home in a beautiful location. The views are inspiring from their mountain top location. Scout and I were welcomed into their home and given a tour of their solar set up. I hope I can remember what they shared with me to get my trailer going with solar! I did get a portable panel to play around with!
I really enjoyed the travel tips and stories as well as hiking around their forest. Unfortunately it was wildfire season and I moved along after only one night.


August 2015

Amazing self sufficient home in the mountains of Idaho

I visited with Steve and Liz while passing through northern Idaho. The house is up a narrow dirt/ gravel road that I was able to slowly make it up to with my Ram 1500 pulling a 1979 17ft prowler TT. It was my first drive "off road" and well worth the views at the top of the property! I enjoyed interesting conversations, hikes in the woods, a tour of their one of a kind home, and a chance to meet the dogs.
This couple gave me a ton of information of solar! The stop is well worth the visit!


June 2015

beautiful area

beautiful place on 40 acres, quiet and secluded...helpful information on solar and composting toilets, very nice couple as hosts


May 2015

beautiful spot

this is a must stay location....Steve and Liz are a wealth of information and shared solar and RV info..