The Historic Harwood House in Roberts Idaho is the ideal destination location to serve as your home base as you explore the many famous sights and happenings in southeast Idaho and surrounding areas this summer. We are the closest lodging on I-15 to the center line of the eclipse (see attached map) where you can stay in a family-style setting with all the conveniences of home, and also experience the best possible eclipse totality in less than 5 minutes from your doorstep!
The Historic Harwood House provides the best of both worlds. Enjoy the intimacy of a home, with room to spread out and relax in privacy, in a 100 year old historic home full of history and charm away from the congestion of high traffic routes, crowded hotels, and traffic jams. We provide late afternoon or evening check out on the day of the eclipse, so stock up the fridge, enjoy your day, and wait out the crowds.
The bedroom community of Roberts is your prime rural lodging and eclipse viewing location, away from the city lights (during totality, automatic sensors and infrastructure systems will trigger street lights and other safety lighting, creating a "glow" effect in city centers) yet is only 16 quick freeway miles to the Idaho Falls airport and the heart of downtown Idaho Falls for shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Far enough away from overcrowded population centers to make travel convenient, you can enjoy prime viewing areas such as Market Lake WMA and the Menan Buttes in as little as 5 minutes.
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Several configurations/options are available.
This listing option sleeps 8-12 and is for the entire multi-bedroom main floor accommodations consisting of 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, ideal for large families or several couples traveling together. There is an additional multi bedroom family unit/option upstairs, rented separately, which will share the main floor common areas including the main entry, front room, sitting room, dining room, and large kitchen with large commercial refrigerator.
Interaktion mit Gästen
Guests will be on your own schedule, with limited services. Fresh juices, a coffee and tea maker, fresh roasted Chapolera single origin coffee, huckleberry muffins, and other delicious and specialty breakfast items provided by The Persnickety Lemon will be stocked daily.
Additional clean sheets, linens, towels, etc will be provided, but not serviced. Dirty linens will be picked up daily. The large shared kitchen is available for use 24/7 for you to prepare and serve meals, make snacks, pack picnics, store groceries, whatever you need to make your stay convenient and comfortable.
Gluten free and vegan menu items, snacks, and other special requests are available and can be ordered in advance.
- For the consideration of other guests, quiet time is 10pm-8am
- Early check in and late check out available
- Events, parties and gatherings allowed as an option with prior host approval
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From Idaho Falls, ID, love to travel, read, write, outdoors, big city, and everything in between. Our love of Idaho has led us to share this amazing destination as well local healthy food and specialty artisan items with those coming our way. We live in historic downtown Idaho Falls in a 100 year old building where I own and operate a small whole foods plant based Artisans Market & Deli, called The Persnickety Lemon. Our love of local history prompted us to buy The Harwood House in Roberts, Idaho and we have been lovingly remodeling and restoring it to share with fellow travelers as a unique home base in the heart of one of the most sought after tourism routes in Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana. Our family welcomes your family to enjoy all that Idaho has to offer! The Harwood House is available for special events, and The Persnickety Lemon can provide year round catering, hosting, and custom arrangements for you and your guests.