Hipcamp host Paul T.,
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Weather is getting too cold so the Glamp Shower is closed until Spring !. Very private and peaceful! 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 situa

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Weather is getting too cold so the Glamp Shower is closed until Spring !. Very private and peaceful! 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
Park at listing
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: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours

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 Hing
Hing L.
recommends this listing.
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 Danielle
Danielle S.
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October 9th, 2021

Absolutely beautiful location. We felt very privileged to bask in this view for a few serene days. The cabin was a nice touch on top of it. We normally camp and that takes a lot of work to prepare for. This was an upgrade with most things we needed already available, and the added warmth on a cold night. Will definitely be back.

Hipcamper Paul
Response from Paul, the Host, on October 10th, 2021

Glad to have you visit and hope you can return. You are now my official everything about mushrooms resource person :)

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Hipcamper Teresa

Little gem in north idaho

Teresa D.
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October 3rd, 2021

This was a little gem! Paul is wonderfully accommodating. The cabin is equipped with everything you need. Just bring bedding, food, and friends/family ❤️ The property is absolutely gorgeous and Paul gave us some good advice on local activities. The waterfall hike was lovely. We will be back!!!

Hipcamper Paul
Response from Paul, the Host, on October 3rd, 2021

Glad to hear your Fall Getaway was a good one. We hope you will pay us the compliment of a return visit. Enjoy the rest of your Fall and stay well.

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Hipcamper Shanna

Our favorite place in north idaho

Shanna D.
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September 26th, 2021

This was the fourth time we've stayed here! I think we've stayed here in every season. In winter the woodstove keeps it nice and warm and in the summer the cabin stays pretty cool being in the trees. This little cabin is very private and very well maintained. The location brings us back often to visit family, and having the opportunity to stay here while in the area is a bonus. If you're looking for a cozy, affordable, glamping experience, this is the place for you! Yes it has an outhouse, but my husband and I are used to dispersed camping, so the outhouse is a plus! The view of the river while cooking over and enjoying the fire is priceless.
We drove up past Copper Falls and Spruce Lake (as we do every time we come) this time we were lucky enough to see a black bear one day and a couple moose the next! We haven't had the chance to explore all the roads up there, but each time we come we try and see a little more.
We will definitely be back again! Thank you Paul!

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

Glad your stay was a good one ! Lots of wildlife sightings this year, Moose and Black Bear is special!

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Hipcamper Elizabeth
Elizabeth P.
recommends this listing.
September 13th, 2021

We had an amazing time. Very private, plenty of hikes nearby, and Bonner’s Ferry is only 30min away and an awesome town! Beautiful. Paul also made sure we had everything we needed. Would stay again.

Hipcamper Paul
Response from Paul, the Host, on September 13th, 2021

Elizabeth, Thanks for selecting The River Cabin for your inaugural Hipcamp trip !. We hope you will return in the future!

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Hipcamper Diana
Diana P.
recommends this listing.
August 24th, 2021

Great stay

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

Thanks for visiting us in far North Idaho !

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Hipcamper KAYTE

Enjoyable rustin fun cabin

Kayte G.
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August 22nd, 2021

This quaint, rustic, and Cozy little cabin is great to play by the river and enjoy the quiet time with nature. Nice covered patio area with an awesome fire pit to sit around and enjoy a get away from home. There are many places to site see around the area within 20 minutes. After 4 nights our kids are worn out from all the adventures.

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Hipcamper Paul
Response from Paul, the Host, on August 23rd, 2021

Kayte, Thanks for your review and I am glad your kids didn’t get bored during your stay! Glad you are exposing them to the great outdoors.

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Hipcamper Misty
Misty M.
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August 20th, 2021

A perfect place to get away! Iron Horse Cabin…What is an absolute wonderful little place. The drive to the cabin is beautiful, the grounds are gorgeous , the cabin had everything you possibly could need. I worked remotely for three days and explored after work. Did have a little trouble with the Wi-Fi in the cabin due to weather but just hung out on Paul’s deck and worked and enjoyed the beautiful view. Paul was phenomenal at his communication and was so prompt to answer every single question I had, and I had a lot. LOL. The newly added shower house is a solid bonus. I would definitely recommend and hope to be able to be back and just be able to enjoy the area when there isn’t as much smoke.

Hipcamper Paul
Response from Paul, the Host, on August 20th, 2021

Thanks Misty, Despite less than optimal conditions, smoke, wilderness quality WiFi, and a max. fire ban you are a true Hipcamper...and carried on !

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Hipcamper Susan

A fantastic spot

Susan M.
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August 11th, 2021

Beautiful, serene, wonderful little cabin overlooking the Moyie River.

Hipcamper Paul
Response from Paul, the Host, on August 11th, 2021

Thank you, your concise review is really all that needs to be said.

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Awards

Best in 2021 Idaho
Finalist
Best of 2019 Idaho
6th place
Best of 2018 Idaho
4th place
Property
Almost to Canada - North Idaho
State
Idaho
Country
United States
$49/night
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