Wendell, Idaho

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Safe Haven Assisted Living Home of Wendell
(Magic Valley Manor)

We’ve Got Some Wonderful Characters!

BILL HUFFER, the Smile Man, lives at the Magic Valley Manor. Practically every day he rides his bicycle just down the street to the old Bert Harbaugh parking lot, and shows people driving by his very simple “Smile” sign. He was also named Wendell’s 2011 Volunteer of the year! [more about Bill on our NEWS & HAPPENINGS page.]

Kathy Adams: Health Care Hero

KATHY ADAMS, administrator of Magic Valley Manor—the Safe Haven Home in Wendell, Idaho, was honored as the “Top Honor Hero: Elder/Hospice Care” in the October 2010 Idaho Business Review for her care and dedication to the needs of the residents under her care. [more on our NEWS & HAPPENINGS page.]

Magic Valley Manor Undergoes Renovation

Magic Valley Manor is going through a rebirth. This year (2009) was the 100th birthday of the building. MVM was originally built as a hotel. Later it became the Wendell Hospital. It then sat vacant for several years until it was put back in service as the Magic Valley Manor Nursing Home. Now an assisted living home owned by SafeHaven Health Care, the Magic Valley Manor is undergoing a million-dollar upgrade to modernize, expand and preserve the facility for many years to come.

SEE ALSO: Photos and a news piece that appeared on KMVT 11 on April 29, 2910 by Jay Michaels, on the occasion of the Grand Opening of the restored Magic Valley Manor.


The entire roof was repaired and replaced.

Gutters were removed that caused damage to the structure.

All damaged exterior stucco has been repaired or replacedAll old swamp coolers have been eliminated.

Grounds are now served by a sprinkling system utilizing irrigation water much more efficiently, eliminating flood irrigation. Also consumption of city water for grounds will be virtually eliminated, greatly reducing costs.

Remaining trees have been treated for disease.

Exterior paint trim has all been repaired and repainted.


Most of the heating system has been replaced.

All carpeting replaced.

Most of the interior has been repainted.

All laundry facilities have been upgraded or replaced.

Most Kitchen equipment had been replaced

All doors have door security to safe guard the wanderers.

Fenced outside area to safe guard the wanderers.

A new whirlpool therapy tub is being installed.

First floor windows are being replaced with energy efficient units.

The original building had virtually no insulation, the finished project will have the ceiling of the first floor totally insulated, reducing energy cost greatly.


A new south wing is being added to bring balance to the building.

11 new private rooms are being added, each featuring private bathing facilities.

All 3 and 4 beds rooms are eliminated.

New offices, reception, and staff break room are being added.

New front entry with circular drive and improved parking were

Contact Information

Tina Wojcik

Call the Magic Valley Manor (Wendell Home) at 208-536-6623 or 208-244-4296 or email Tina [email protected] to schedule a tour of our beautiful facility or with questions about our services.

Located at 210 N. Idaho Street, Wendell, ID 83355

Kathy Adams for being named Idaho’s 2010 TOP HERO for Elder/Hospice Care!

The renovation of magic valley manor
Magic Valley Manor, now over 100 years old, has undergone a modernization and expansion! See and read the details on our efforts below.