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
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, a twin size Futon/sofa. The small loft has two sleeping mats. 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.
- 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
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Lots of biking/mountain biking options in the area. Feel free to ride the road in our Forest , just please stay on the road.
Nearby Robinson Lake has a boat ramp. Many other options are in the area. Smith Lake, Bonner Lake , etc.
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
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
Horses are welcome on our property but we have no corral or pen facilities.
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
OHV riding is not allowed on our property but there are many USFS roads in the area for OHV riding.
Ice Climbing is allowed at nearby Copper Falls. Please contact the USFS Bonners Ferry Ranger station for details
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
Lakes, Rivers, the community pool in Bonners Ferry...you pick
The southern end of the Moyie River provides whitewater paddling . Check the web and local outfitters for details and be safe.
Wildlife is everywhere in North Idaho! Be especially careful driving around Dawn and Dusk. In our forest we have seen: Deer, E...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Iron Horse Forest River Cabin in Idaho.
Our forest land is surrounded by the Kiniksu National Forest which is part of the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. The nearest ...Read more
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
Any nearby lakes. Sinclair Lake is a great fishing lake for younger children. Nice fishing dock and stocked by the state. Also ...Read more
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
River can cool you off in July and August
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
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
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
This cabin and property are so special. Well stocked, the outdoor kitchen area is a dream as well.
My dogs and I enjoyed an entire day just playing at the rivers edge and relaxing.
Only suggestions are bring good bug repellent and perhaps earplugs (trains nearby).
10/10 would stay again!
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at Iron Horse River Cabin. It was private, quiet and very relaxing. We had fun watching the local wildlife and cooked some trout we caught at nearby Robinson Lake over the campfire…good times.
Glamping it up!
This cabin is perfect, if you love to Camp but can't sleep in a tent then this is the next best thing. Beautiful property and the river views are amazing. Plenty of hiking and breathtaking scenery to keep you occupied. The shower house is a huge bonus. I didn't get the opportunity to meet Paul but he had excellent communication. Can't wait to visit again, this will definitely be my new annual vacation.
First off Paul is an amazing host, always very welcoming!
We enjoy his river cabin every time we go (4 times so far). It is great watching it grow over the years.
We loved the new patio on the cabin and the new editions inside the cabin as well, like the large dorm fridge/freezer and microwave...for when you are over the smoke for the night.
Scooby was in heaven playing and splashing in the water!
Now we are just waiting for the water slide! *wink wink* :-)
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.
Favorite camping spot
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!!
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.
Cozy cabin in the woods
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.