Hipcamp host Paul T.,
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NEW FOR 2022 : THE RIVER CABIN now has a small front deck ! and a screen on the loft window for improved  Summer time ventilation. The River Cabin (192 sf) overlooks the unspoiled Moyie River.  Enjoy walking in the forest or sitting  by the river to enjoy the beauty of North Idaho.  The cabin is surrounded by the Selkirk and Cabinet Mountains and is private with no view of n

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NEW FOR 2022 : THE RIVER CABIN now has a small front deck ! and a screen on the loft window for improved  Summer time ventilation. The River Cabin (192 sf) overlooks the unspoiled Moyie River.  Enjoy walking in the forest or sitting  by the river to enjoy the beauty of North Idaho.  The cabin is surrounded by the Selkirk and Cabinet Mountains and is private with no view of neighbors property and is situated in a 15.4 acre Certified Family Forest.  If you hear the rumble of a train at night it's because the Union Pacific passes along the opposite edge of the property from the cabin. There is No Mobile Phone Service.  There is WIFI at The River Cabin. We suggest you activate “Cell over WIFI “ on your mobile phone for safety (911 access). There is a variety of wildlife on and around the property. The log cabin has electricity, with seasonally appropriate fans/heaters. There is a small refrigerator with freezer compartment, 1.4 cf Microwave, a hot plate, a Keurig coffeemaker, pans and a toaster oven. It has a set of twin size bunk beds, sofa and a small loft that could be used as an additional small sleeping area.  The luxury (just kidding) outhouse is nearby. The cabin does not have water, but a spigot at the host's cabin provides fresh well water;  a short haul to the cabin.  A Gorilla Polycart (13” tires) is on-site for moving larger water containers.  A camp site sized area between the cabin and river overlook has a fire pit, covered shelter, featuring a USFS-style charcoal grill, benches and picnic table and a Bear Box for food and beverage storage ( April 1 until November 1 ). Firewood is provided but bring your own charcoal. Size wise it is ideal for a couple.  There is also room for a small tent site near the fire pit area and a larger tent site across from the cabin for additional guests. There is a hammock and disc golf “hole”. OUR NIGHTLY FEE Includes all the firewood you need, various cabin supplies and 10% Hipcamp Service Fee. It does not include the 6% Idaho Sales Tax and 2% Idaho Travel and Convention Tax.Check out our website: campinidaho.com for more info , including a video about the area, and book the River Cabin on Hipcamp. We are also on Facebook.

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Paul a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Lots of biking/mountain biking options in the area. Feel free to ride the road in our Forest , just please stay on the road.

Boating

Nearby Robinson Lake has a boat ramp. Many other options are in the area. Smith Lake, Bonner Lake , etc.

Fishing

The Moyie River has trout fishing but flow is usually too swift where it runs by our Forest. Host usually sees fly fisherman fi...Read more

Hiking

Walk the 15.4 acres around our property. Don't miss the hike to nearby Copper Falls. Numerous USFS trails are close by. Idaho...Read more

Horseback riding

Horses are welcome on our property but we have no corral or pen facilities.

Paddling

Late Spring/ Early Summer is usually an ideal time to paddle or float the Moyie River. Check with a local outfitter in Bonners...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

OHV riding is not allowed on our property but there are many USFS roads in the area for OHV riding.

Climbing

Ice Climbing is allowed at nearby Copper Falls. Please contact the USFS Bonners Ferry Ranger station for details

Snow sports

Snow Shoe around our 15.4 acre property. Boundary County plows the approx. 1 mile long road for US 95 to our property. It is v...Read more

Swimming

Lakes, Rivers, the community pool in Bonners Ferry...you pick

Whitewater paddling

The southern end of the Moyie River provides whitewater paddling . Check the web and local outfitters for details and be safe.

Wildlife watching

Wildlife is everywhere in North Idaho! Be especially careful driving around Dawn and Dusk. In our forest we have seen: Deer, E...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Iron Horse Forest River Cabin in Idaho.

Forest

Our forest land is surrounded by the Kiniksu National Forest which is part of the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. The nearest ...Read more

Hot spring

If you bring your Passport, several very nice hot springs are north of Cranbrook , BC. A 51 mi. drive from the cabin but you m...Read more

Lake

Any nearby lakes. Sinclair Lake is a great fishing lake for younger children. Nice fishing dock and stocked by the state. Also ...Read more

Mountainous

Nestled between the Cabinet and Selkirk Mountains. Great views from The River Cabin

River, stream, or creek

Cabin overlooks the Moyie River a tributary of the Kootenai River. It has a camp site sized clearing overlooking the Moyie Rive...Read more

Swimming hole

River can cool you off in July and August

Waterfall

Copper Falls is a 3.2 mi. drive plus a short hike from the cabin. One of the highest in Idaho. Old growth forest with restroom...Read more

Driveway

There is a driveway up to The River Cabin. The last section is bumpy. Please let host know if you will arrive in a low ground ...Read more

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Hipcamper Danielle
Danielle S.
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May 22nd, 2022

It is always such a magical place here. Very therapeutic time, the cabin is lovely, and the land gorgeous. Appreciate all of the amenities offered. It's like camping, without all the work.

Hipcamper Paul
Response from Paul, the Host, on May 23rd, 2022

Danielle, Thanks for the compliment of multiple visits to our forest!

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Hipcamper Sheila

Favorite camping spot

Sheila C.
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May 18th, 2022

Absolutely love this little piece of paradise!! This is my husband and I and our two doggies favorite camping place. We have been multiple times and have more trips booked this summer. The cabin is cute and cozy. Has a nice little wood stove and a space heater. Also has lots of kitchen appliances. We go camping in the spring, summer and fall. When it's warm we play outside and it never bothers us when it's rainy because the view is beautiful and relaxing. Paul is a very good host and he is always making improvements on his property including a very nice deck this year and a hot shower previously. Our favorite thing is he is very pet friendly. We love getting away with our dogs and they are always welcome to come. Such a great place!!

Hipcamper Paul
Response from Paul, the Host, on May 18th, 2022

Thanks Sheila ! We appreciate your love of our special little cabin in the forest and look forward to your return this Summer !

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Hipcamper Suzie
Suzie F.
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May 16th, 2022

Paul’s place was exactly what we were looking for. We brought our camping equipment but didn’t need to. The cabin is equipped with everything we needed except our sheets and blankets. The setting was outstanding and our pups loved the land. We headed into Canada a few times and went on some fabulous hikes. We will definitely return. I am.

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Hipcamper Paul
Response from Paul, the Host, on May 16th, 2022

Thanks for being our first Hipcampers this Spring! Stevie and Maisie also seemed to approve. Happy Trails To You ! …and do come back.

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Hipcamper Kelsey

Cozy cabin in the woods

Kelsey G.
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January 4th, 2022

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay during a very chilly New Years weekend. The wood stove kept the cabin plenty warm, especially in the top bunk and up in the loft. The area feels very private and quiet and watching the river was very peaceful. Our dog loved running around in the snow and sniffing the deer tracks that were running through the woods around the property.

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Hipcamper Paul
Response from Paul, the Host, on January 4th, 2022

Most HipDogs beg their people to bring them back in Summer ! 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the forest despite bitter cold. Happy New Year!

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Hipcamper Amy

Right on the moyie river!!!!

Amy S.
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December 31st, 2021

winter stay on the Moyie river, what a treat. 2 adults and a dog, perfect relaxing for a few days to finish off the year. snowshoeing, hiking, puzzles, cards, animal watching, we even found a shed while there. thanks Paul for your hospitality. we will be back

Hipcamper Paul
Response from Paul, the Host, on December 31st, 2021

Glad you had plenty of snow and made the most of it. If you enjoyed your Winter visit, wait until you experience it in Spring/Summer/ Fall. Thanks for being a Hipcamper!

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Hipcamper Marie

Amazing views!!!

Marie C.
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December 27th, 2021

This is such a peaceful and private cabin. It was a little hike in the snow to get all the bedding and such to then cabin but once inside and warmed up it was just breath taking. We will definitely be back. Paul the host is very nice and accommodating. He even allowed us to park under his carport which was a HUGE help considering we got around 15 inches of new snow while we were there. It was just lovely. If you like to snow shoe, This is the place for you!!!

Hipcamper Paul
Response from Paul, the Host, on December 27th, 2021

Thanks for honoring our little cabin with your first Hipcamp visit and over Christmas too! I am glad you got to snowshoe, my favorite Winter pastime, you realize there are a lot of critters surviving out there despite the peace and quiet. Thanks again!!

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Hipcamper DYLAN
Dylan M.
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December 16th, 2021

Everyrhing was great except for we got there late and there was no tinder to start the fire with just 2 inch logs ao we froze the first night. I made sure to cut a leave some for the next group

Hipcamper Paul
Response from Paul, the Host, on December 18th, 2021

Dylan, Sorry you had a cold first night ! There is (should have been )a box of fire starters in the cabin .Also, some paper/cardboard . I'll also add a second space heater. Thanks for the feedback!

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Hipcamper david

Peaceful

David G.
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November 30th, 2021

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cabin. It was such a quaint little respite by the river! Our kids enjoyed exploring the property and going down to the beautiful spot by the river. It was very small but has everything you could need! Definitely family friendly, and we are looking forward to coming back in the summer! Paul was an excellent host and communication was great! Thanks again!

Hipcamper Paul
Response from Paul, the Host, on November 30th, 2021

Glad you enjoyed your visit! I go to “Instant Booking “ in the Spring so a little faster to book. Keep Exploring.

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Hing L.
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October 18th, 2021

An absolutely magical place. Thank you so much Paul. You really went above and beyond with your beautiful and cozy cabin. I had everything I needed the entire time. Paul really put so much into making sure his guests are comfortable. Amazing property and thoughtful host. Will be back in the Spring. Hope to meet you then!

Hipcamper Paul
Response from Paul, the Host, on October 21st, 2021

Thanks , glad you enjoyed our special little cabin in the forest!

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Awards

Best of 2022 Idaho
Finalist
Best in 2021 Idaho
Finalist
Best of 2019 Idaho
6th place
Best of 2018 Idaho
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State
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Country
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