The history of mountain homes in America is as rugged and diverse as the landscapes they inhabit. Originating from the earliest settlers who ventured into the untamed wilderness, these robust structures were built from local materials, including stones, timber, and logs, to evade the elements and withstand harsh weather and deep snow. These homes exuded a rustic charm that became synonymous with mountain living.

As civilization slowly made its way to the mountains, the architectural landscape evolved towards a more refined aesthetic. Homes were no longer just shelters––they became symbols of a picturesque life, attracting those seeking a closer connection to nature and a slower pace of living. Today, mountain homes are still built to resist the elements. But they have evolved into sleek and modern structures that seamlessly blend with their surroundings while offering all the comforts of contemporary living. And where else could one imagine building their dream mountain modern home than at Whitetail Club?

“Mountain modern architecture, in many cases, represents all the natural elements around us, mainly the trees and rocks. Every house I design has natural siding. It’s a real wood facia. It’s real wood siding. All these natural materials you can find in the region work well and seamlessly.”  

– Michael Belt, Owner of Dwelling Design.

Elevated Living at Whitetail Club

Amidst the distinct charm of McCall, Idaho,
lies Whitetail Club, a premier private community in the Pacific Northwest that seamlessly blends proximity with seclusion just a two-hour drive from Boise, Idaho. Situated in one of the most awe-inspiring locations in the country, Whitetail Club is surrounded by the tranquility and peace of the Salmon River Mountains, soaring Ponderosa Pine trees, and overlooks the glacier-clear waters of Payette Lake. Recognizing the appeal of mountain modern living, Whitetail Club has simplified the homebuilding process, making it easier for buyers to create their dream homes.

Design Build Collection
Custom Home Design at Whitetail Club

The Design Build Collection
at Whitetail Club features seven distinctly designed homes by architects that all embrace the natural beauty of the Gem State. Each design offers its own unique charm and character. With modifiable floor plans, homeowners can personalize their space while eliminating the often time-consuming design stage. Explore each of the homes within the Design Build Collection.

  • Birch – For those seeking a rustic hideaway, this home blends indoor and outdoor living, offering deluxe features like an outdoor fireplace with a scenic sitting area and a primary bedroom that opens onto a private patio with a jacuzzi.
  • Foothills – Boasting an airy, open-concept kitchen and dining area, breezy interiors, and ample entertaining space, this home was designed for a growing family or empty-nesters who live to entertain.
  • Pinecrest – Tailored for active families and entertainment enthusiasts alike, this contemporary design offers abundant space both inside and out, highlighted by a distinctive outdoor seating area with a fireplace.
  • Highlands – A breathtaking single-family home meticulously designed to complement any homesite within Whitetail Club’s expansive acreage. This multi-level mountain luxury residence showcases an impressive design featuring ample outdoor living areas and expansive floor-to-ceiling windows that perfectly frame the awe-inspiring views of McCall’s landscape.
  • Northern Lights – Sophisticated yet rustic, this home offers a skylight above the main hall, creating a light-filled entrance, and includes a wraparound deck for year-round panoramic views of our primer location in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Evergreen – Featuring luxurious accommodations, such as a media room, primary bedroom with a fireplace and sitting area, built-in spa on the open patio, an expansive living room equipped with a fireplace, and open-concept living, this home is fitting for active families, dynamic retirees, or those in search of the perfect mountain escape.
  • Mountain Time – With much of the lower level of this home dedicated to guest quarters, this home is tailored to meet the growing demand of generations to come and those seeking to call it home.
Design Build Homes at Whitetail Club

From log cabins to modern marvels, the evolution of mountain homes showcases a journey of architectural innovation and evolution. The charm of original mountain homes remains but now encompasses seamlessly blending natural beauty with contemporary design. If you envision a mountain modern home that embodies luxury, Whitetail Club is your destination. Explore our available homesites and start building or discover more about our Design Build Collection by contacting our Real Estate Team at or calling 877.634.1725.

“Whitetail Club has amazing properties. Amazing views. It’s a great development and has great-sized lots. Each lot can feel very private even though there’s a neighbor not too far away, so I always try to maintain those natural buffers of vegetation and topography to keep that privacy on every lot.”

– Jevon Truex, Owner of J Truex Architecture.