Hipcamp host Paul T.
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Very private and peaceful! The River Cabin overlooks the unspoiled Moyie River. Enjoy walking in the forest or sitting by the riverto enjoy the beauty of North Idaho. The cabin is surroundedby the Selkirk and Cabinet Mountains and isprivate withno 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 Continue reading...
Very private and peaceful! The River Cabin 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.  A land phone line is available nearby on an outside wall of host’s cabin for 24/7 Emergency Use and personal use with a prepaid calling card.  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 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 small wagon 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.

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.

Accommodation provided
Cabin
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot
Fires allowed
Fire ring w/ grill, wood burning stove, charcoa...
Toilet available
Pit toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
No showers
Bath in river or stream
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Paul a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 8 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

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

OHV

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

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

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

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

Places to see near Almost to Canada - North Idaho

Kootenai National Forest
Kootenai National Forest
32 miles way Explore
Idaho Panhandle National Forests
Idaho Panhandle National Forests
36 miles way Explore
Priest Lake State Park
Priest Lake State Park
39 miles way Explore
Round Lake State Park
Round Lake State Park
59 miles way Explore
Colville National Forest
Colville National Forest
69 miles way Explore
Farragut State Park
Farragut State Park
73 miles way Explore
Logan State Park
Logan State Park
82 miles way Explore
Mount Spokane State Park
Mount Spokane State Park
83 miles way Explore
Whitefish Lake State Park
Whitefish Lake State Park
90 miles way Explore

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Hipcamper George
George D.
recommends this listing.
May 29th, 2018

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. ;-)

Hipcamper Paul
Response from Paul, the Host, on May 29th, 2018

George, I am very happy your first experience at our "River Cabin" at Iron Horse Family Forest was a great holiday weekend Hipcamp experience for you and your friend! As you noted we are still improving both the cabin and nearby camp site. The heavy snow pack put us behind schedule on our projects. I am glad they are far enough along you got some enjoyment from them ....hopefully all complete by mid June. Thanks for beating me by adding them to the site description. Far North Idaho is a special place and I hope you can visit us again in the future! Cheers, Paul

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Hipcamper tannis
Tannis H.
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July 12th, 2018

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

Hipcamper Paul
Response from Paul, the Host, on July 12th, 2018

Hi Tannis, We are happy you enjoyed the “River Cabin” for your recent North Idaho getaway!

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Hipcamper Annie
Annie S.
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August 23rd, 2018

My husband and I absolutely loved it! It was so beautiful and very private and quiet. It is the perfect size for a couple or very small family. We will definitely be going back!

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Hipcamper Paul
Response from Paul, the Host, on August 25th, 2018

We are thrilled you found the getaway you were looking for and enjoyed the River Cabin. As you point out, it is a special place in our special forest. Thanks for becoming a Hipcamper and we hope to host you, your husband and Hipdog 🙂 again soon.

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Hipcamper Craver
Craver S.
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August 25th, 2018

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.

Hipcamper Paul
Response from Paul, the Host, on August 25th, 2018

Craver, We are glad your trip up North was all you expected. Come back and see us this Fall.. The s’mores taste better with a cool nip in the air. Paul

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Hipcamper Katie
Katie R.
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September 3rd, 2018

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.

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Hipcamper Paul
Response from Paul, the Host, on September 13th, 2018

Katie, Thank you for your feedback ! The River Cabin is a special place and we are glad we can share it with others. Also thanks for your picture posts, the bird on the fence post is a very creative shot. We hope you can come back again. Glad you brought your pups; we have feedback that HipPups love the cabin and river too. Paul

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Hipcamper Zoey
Zoey G.
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October 23rd, 2018

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!

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Hipcamper Paul
Response from Paul, the Host, on October 24th, 2018

Zoey we are thrilled you were able to enjoy the River Cabin and surroundings on a truly beautiful October weekend ! Hopefully you can come back soon.

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Property
Almost to Canada - North Idaho
State
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