THERE IS NO CAMPFIRE BAN IN NORTH IDAHO ! The River Cabin will close to “Instant Booking “ on November 15. It will be open this Winter for those who enjoy Winter beauty, snowshoeing, reading and hanging out in a little log cabin in cold weather. The road to the cabin will be plowed but you may have to trudge through 2'+of snow for 20-25 yards to get to the door. Bookings wil
THERE IS NO CAMPFIRE BAN IN NORTH IDAHO ! The River Cabin will close to “Instant Booking “ on November 15. It will be open this Winter for those who enjoy Winter beauty, snowshoeing, reading and hanging out in a little log cabin in cold weather. The road to the cabin will be plowed but you may have to trudge through 2'+of snow for 20-25 yards to get to the door. Bookings will be accepted subject to weather conditions and guests having a capable vehicle to easily handle Winter conditions. Thank you.
IF ANYONE IN YOUR PARTY HAS SYMPTOMS OR IS SICK, PLEASE CANCEL YOUR VISIT AND REQUEST A REFUND. THANKS FOR DOING YOUR PART DURING THE COVID-19 EPIDEMIC. The River Cabin has a wood stove and an electric space heater. 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, a small refrigerator with freezer compartment, electric heat, 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. 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.Fun additions for 2019 are 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
- Accepts bookings: 8 months out Weeknight discount: 2% off
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
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
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
The vibe at Iron Horse Forest River Cabin
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Very nice, well-appointed cabin with electricity, fridge, toaster, 2 coffee makers, electric heater, vacuum and more. Everything is essentially in new condition. What is not yet listed by the host Paul is that there is also a covered BBQ area with picnic table and a stone fireplace, extra bench that has recently been constructed. The river runs fast (Memorial weekend) and deep, so I would not recommend this to a family with young children, but my partner and I give this two thumbs up for those who want to glam camp. ;-)
hi just wanted to say how lovely it was at your cabin. everything went well and it is a top notch cabin-- would like to come back soon. Extremely jprivate and calm. cutest little cabin in the woods by the river. my dog loved it and roamed all the time. I would completely recommend this cabin
Our stay was far beyond anything we could have hoped for. It is the perfect get away for anyone looking to unplug and just relax by an amazing river view. The cabin is exactly what you need, and is kept up very well. Pair that with a covered cooking and eating area and you have the best place for a relaxing trip.
We just got home from our quick trip to the Iron Horse River cabin, and we had a fantastic time. I took my mom and our pups for a little trip over the holiday weekend to relax before the school year started and it was exactly what we hoped and expected. It was very private, quite and just the most beautiful little spot on the Movie River. Your friends that were visiting were just so sweet and we really enjoyed chatting with them. We had a fantastic time, thank you Paul.
Paul truly has created a special place. I was lucky enough to be able to snag the cabin not even 24 hours before I arrived. The cabin is perfect-not too much, yet at the same time wonderfully functional. You could easily fit 6 people into the cabin. One of my favorite features were the beautiful, massive windows that not only provided wonderful natural light but truly panoramic views of the forested surrounding area. Paul's cabin and the water spigot is only a short 3 minute walk away, yet when at the cabin, you cannot hear or see his cabin. Do be warned- though it is sort of a glamping experience since it is a cabin, make sure to still bring your own pots and pans. There is plenty of basics available, but it never hurts to be prepared. The area itself is spectacularly beautiful and is literally 1 mile away from Canada, so bring your passport! I had fun driving around the area and discovering so many hidden trails. The fall leaves were beautiful and I can't imagine how it looks in the summer. The river is literally right out your door. I cannot wait to return to the cabin and introduce more people to this special place. I also can't wait to see what Paul adds to the cabin because it seems like he is constantly improving to this awesome 15 acre piece of paradise. Thank you Paul for a relaxing weekend that helped me recoup from midterms!
I just spent the weekend at this beautiful little cabin. I went alone but felt safe the entire time tucked away in the woods. The cabin was clean and had a lot of espentiallys which was so helpful. Beautiful views and close to hiking spots. The cabin was tucked away in its own wooded area with privacy. It sat overlooking the river and mountains. Such a beautiful thing to wake up to! I plan to return at some point! The host is incredible and very inviting. If you’re looking for a relaxing and secluded spot, this is it!
Slice of heaven!
Wow, wow, wow! This was hands down our best vacation experience ever! To say Paul was extremely kind and helpful is a huge understatement. He went to far as to map our route from Oklahoma and found a grocery store that was open late a couple hours away (Sanders County Harvest Foods is open until 11P). That was a huge lifesaver of a tip! We had the entire property to ourselves as no one was staying in the campsite or the main house. This was awesome as we were looking for a remote place to stay where our protective dogs could run free. You can't see any neighbors from the property! We hiked all around the 15 acre property and had a truly amazing stay. We took Paul's advice and hiked to Copper Falls (gorgeous), and went even furthur up to Spruce Lake at the top of the mountain and had the lake to ourselves! The couple who own the local convenient store called "Good Grief" are super friendly and happy to provide free WiFi, which was a lifesaver when I had to do a little work on the trip. We also took Paul's advice and went to Kootenai Falls and Suspension Bridge in Libby, MT which did not disappoint! Super cool, must see place! The cabin is absolutely perfect! We loved it so much! Being situated on the river is such a treat and the dogs loved playing in the water down by the campsite where they made little stairs with stones to the water. We can't wait to go back! Thank you so much Paul for sharing your little slice of heaven with the rest of us! <3
Peaceful haven in the woods!
The Iron Horse Forest River Cabin exceeded my expectations! The cabin was beautifully situated in the forest and very well equipped. I loved the fire pit area and the covered dining and grill area was super functional. I spent many hours hanging out in the hammock, gazing at the river and reading my book. The serenade of bird song and the soft burbling of the river were soothing and peaceful...a great place to unplug and unwind! Nearby Copper Falls was a great nature walk and the Creston area of Canada was a perfect day trip destination. I would highly recommend this cozy log cabin for a solo, friend or family weekend.