I really do love my job.  This testimony from some recent buyer clients in Tamarack made my day.  I truly enjoyed working with them and look forward to many great memories being made in Tamarack with this wonderful couple.

March 3, 2015

My wife and I can recommend Trisha Sears, an excellent Real Estate Agent, without hesitation.

We were fortunate to have met her during the process of considering purchasing a property in Tamarack.

Right from the beginning, her knowledge of the area and enthusiasm had us impressed.

Her recommendations regarding the available properties, their locations, ones that were most likely to meet our desires and needs, the lending and insurance agents, as well as a local handyman, all proved to be invaluable.

Throughout the process, she was organized, she dealt with all of the issues and our questions directly, in a timely fashion and she consistently provided excellent guidance.

She has a pleasant, easy-going, while highly professional approach to her work. Likely the greatest single thing she has to offer is a relationship, not merely a business interaction.

A further outstanding quality and aspect of what she provides is her love for the area: She knows Tamarack, she believes in Tamarack, she lives here!

We will always be thankful for, and better off for, meeting Ms. Sears.

Now that we are also very happy members of the “Tam Fam”, we look forward to years of a new-found , highly-valued friendship!

Ken and Janelle

AgassiTrilliumMy clients’ slope side custom home on Tappan Falls Court is now completed, and their neighbors to the east are working on the completion of their magnificent home this year. The Trillium Neighborhood is getting finished as timeframes for completion of more developer inventory products has been established, as well as landscaping. Stay tuned for more listings coming on line, and more ground breaking this Spring with more homeowners!

IMG_2143Originally sold in 2007 for $1,295,000,  this is the most spectacular homesite to be available as a re-sale in Tamarack Resort. This .72 acre open, large corner lot directly borders the Serenity Ski Run for unobstructed access to direct ski in/ ski out adventures throughout the ski season.  Views of Lake Cascade and the surrounding mountain ranges. Take advantage of this rare, unique opportunity to own a premier slope side lot in a ski resort.  Be sure to check out the Lot Study to view potential option of a separate master suite connected to the rest of the house through an elevated connection, much like the home on Tappan Falls Ct currently under construction.   731 Whitewater Drive, $399,00.

lot 44 Lot Study


3BR townhome offered for $329,000.  This fully furnished town home features great mountain views including good sunlight exposure. With the master bedroom upstairs and two guest rooms on lower level sharing a jack-and-jill bathroom, this vacation home has plenty of space for your friends and family. Enjoy the private hot tub after a long day of skiing, and simply walk over to the Discovery Square and future Village Plaza for some apres ski festivities. Also featuring hardwood floors, alder cabinetry, granite counters, soaker tub, wood burning fireplace and an attached one car garage. This town home is in great condition and is move in ready! For more details, click on this tour: 29 Golden Bench Virtual Tour


One of only three 3BR lock off condo’s in the Lodge of Osprey Meadows. This corner unit showcases beautiful views of the golf course, Lake Cascade and the West Mountains. Completely turn key, enjoy the flexibility of using or renting this condo as a 1, 2 or 3BR property. A total of 1,519 SF, this condo features a full kitchen, private deck, gas fireplace, washer/dryer, walk in owner’s closet and breakfast bar. This luxury condo has polished granite counter tops, knotty alder cabinetry, hardwood flooring, jetted tub, porcelain tub and shower and access to the pool, hot tub, fitness center, library, outdoor fire pit, Morel’s Restaurant and underground parking.  Click here for a tour:  Condo 201/203 Virtual Tour


David Papiez Tamarack Resort, 208.315.4371   dpapiez@newtracquisition.com

Russ Stoddard, Oliver Russell, 208.287.6543   rstoddard@oliverrussell.com

For Immediate Release


DONNELLY, ID (February 13, 2015) – Tamarack Resort is reporting higher demand for vacation real estate at the resort with significantly improved home sales during the first quarter of 2015.

Sales for 2015’s first quarter – which is only at its halfway mark – register $4.4 million from a total of 13 transactions (two closed and 11 pending) at the resort. This compares to sales volume of $6.1 million and 22 transactions for all of 2014. According to Trisha Sears of Tamarack Realty, the 13 year-to-date transactions contrast with just four at Tamarack for the same period a year ago.

“There is a lot of pent-up demand from people who have just been waiting for the good news at Tamarack to start again, and it’s definitely here,” said Sears. She added that these sales include residential townhomes, chalets, and vacant lots, with buyers coming primarily from Boise and the Treasure Valley.

“The real estate market generally is improving, but our sales activity is outpacing the overall economy or other resort communities in central Idaho,” said David Papiez, project manager for New TR Acquisition Co. LLC (NEWTRAC), the resort’s new owner. “There’s a lot of excitement about the revival of Tamarack and the value of the residential properties we’re offering.”

This past year, Tamarack’s new ownership group invested in extensive capital improvements, expanded skiing to seven-day operations, and hired industry leader Replay Resorts to oversee operations. Recent accolades for skiing and golfing at Tamarack have also drawn renewed attention to the resort. Tamarack was cited as number 10 on the list of the top 20 hidden ski resorts in North America by the website Outdoor Obsessions and its Osprey Meadows was lauded as the 63rd best resort golf course by Golf magazine.

The resort is continuing to add to its ski-in, ski-out residential community, completing and readying new cottages and townhomes for sale that start at just $339,900.

“We think Tamarack is priced very attractively for those who want a fun and affordable four-season resort experience,” says Mariana Ishida of Replay Resorts, which oversees operations at Tamarack. “Tamarack’s beauty is that it really works for the active Idaho lifestyle, as well for those who simply want to unwind in a beautiful and relaxing setting.”

More information about Tamarack properties can be found on its real estate website.


Just two hours from Boise and a stone’s throw from McCall, Idaho, Tamarack Resort offers four fun seasons of recreational activities and lodging. In addition to skiing and its nationally ranked, Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed Osprey Meadows golf course, Tamarack offers Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking and hiking. Its location in the heart of central Idaho also provides convenient access to boating on Lake Cascade and recreation on nearby rivers and in national forests. The resort is located near the town of Donnelly in Idaho’s Valley County.


Replay Resorts is a fully integrated, destination development company operating in the U.S., Hawaii, Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean. Replay’s team of strategists, planners, designers, builders and operators develop and operate authentic and enduring places that become must-visit destinations for guests and potential real estate purchasers alike. Working with visionary private equity firms, landowners, municipalities, other developers and families with legacy holdings, Replay creates places that the marketplace thinks of first and likes best, which in turn enhances the market awareness and economics of the destination. Replay’s leadership team is comprised of the founders and former key senior executives of Intrawest, where they built one of the resort industry’s greatest success stories.

97 Golden Bar is now under contract.  With seven recent cottage sales, check out the remaining 2BR cottage located near the Buttercup Chairlift.   Cottage Virtual Tour   77 ClearwaterHere’s a view from the hot tub.

Welcome to the TamFam two new homeowners from the Treasure Valley!    93 Golden Bar and 90 Golden Bar Ct both closed escrow today.  They will have four more new homeowners joining them in the Trillium Neighborhood within the next 30 days!


With 119 Golden Bar and 121 Golden Bar both getting accepted offers this week, that leaves only one remaining cottage in the Trillium neighborhood in Tamarack Resort on the market.  Click on this link for more details on the final cottage: 97 Golden Bar

Call Trish for a tour today.  The Trillium Neighborhood has 8 new homeowners and this last cottage will likely go fast.

97 Golden Bar Front 1

By the numbers….

The real estate activity in Tamarack Resort for January 2015 has taken a spike in both transactions and volume. Compared to Q1 of 2014 where the Resort saw three townhomes sales totaling $934,000, one chalet at $357,000 and two vacant lots averaging $152,000, the transactions for January 2015 look very promising for the rest of the 1st quarter, and year for that matter. With 30 days into this new year, the current townhome transactions will yield $1,109,800, while three cottage sales will total $1,058,000, two chalets over $1.1M and over $450,000 in vacant lots. With the first month 2015 producing 11 total transactions and having the capacity to top over $3.7M in sales, Tamarack Resort will have sold over half all of all last year’s volume which reached $6,128,960 in 22 total transactions.

My buyers are purchasing 2nd homes in Tamarack at interest rates from 3.65% to 3.85%.   If you’ve been thinking about buying in a family friendly all-season resort, Tamarack offers outstanding opportunities.  Don’t miss out!