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Our rustic 12x16 ft. cabin comes complete with pull out bed, wood cook stove, eating nook and many other amenities. Porta-potty is on site. We offer a solar shower just a few minute walk to our back yard. The front porch has rockers and a small love seat to truly unwind as you watch the deer wandering by and occasional neighboring turkeys. We offer an outdoor kitchen as well


Our rustic 12x16 ft. cabin comes complete with pull out bed, wood cook stove, eating nook and many other amenities. Porta-potty is on site. We offer a solar shower just a few minute walk to our back yard. The front porch has rockers and a small love seat to truly unwind as you watch the deer wandering by and occasional neighboring turkeys. We offer an outdoor kitchen as well as a fire pit, propane cookstove, pots and pans, pantry items and Dutch Oven cookware. We have newly installed solar panels to improve the comforts of our cabin. You can charge a phone, tablet, small heater, fan, lights or other small appliances such as a blow dryer or cpap machine. *Please Note* - Hipcamp maps our location incorrectly sometimes when viewing before you book. Our address is 5 Freeman Creek Road, Carmen, Idaho. We are approximately 2 1/2 hours from Stanley, 3 hours from Idaho Falls and Missoula and 5 hours from Boise.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


We have bikes to loan out as well as many biking roads and trails to explore the beauty of Carmen Creek.


There are many rivers and lakes in our area to boat, float or tube including world class whitewater on the Salmon River


Fishing on our property is allowed as well as many year round rivers, lakes and streams. Proper licensing is required.


Hiking is available all around us and maps are available upon request

Horseback riding

Rawhide Outfitters offers horseback riding in our area. Reservations required. There are also several riding groups that offer ...Read more


We have many rivers and lakes for paddling and several rental options as well in Salmon, Idaho

Wind sports

Several high mountain lakes provide smooth waters ideal for wind sports

Off-roading (OHV)

Endless roads to explore and find scenic or high adventure access.


We have lots of climbing opportunities especially Freeman Peak with towers behind our house.

Snow sports

Lost Trail ski resort is only 45 minutes away on the Montana/Idaho border. Beautiful powder trails with beginner, intermediate ...Read more


Williams Lake is great for boating and pulling inner tubes and surf boards


We have a city pool as well as lots of great swimming holes in the river and surrounding lakes. Williams Lake is a great high m...Read more

Whitewater paddling

The Salmon and Lemhi rivers both offer great paddling options

Wildlife watching

We have lots of deer, birds, raccoons and other wild animals nearby. Wild turkeys are becoming populated here as well.


Natural features you'll find at The Cabin in the Meadow in Idaho.


Along many of the river bends there are beautiful white sand beaches to rest, relax or take out for a lunch break. The town of ...Read more


There are numerous caves in the National Forest and public land.


We are surrounded by Salmon/Challis National Forest offering many campsites, trails, and lookouts. Beautiful hiking, bike trail...Read more

Hot spring

We have several nearby hot springs including well known, Gold Bug that requires an hour hike but well worth the effort. Breatht...Read more


We have too many high mountain lakes to list but we offer maps to provide directions to any desired locations.

River, stream, or creek

The Salmon and Lemhi Rivers offer fishing, boating, floating and tubing. There are many outfitter and guide businesses as well ...Read more

Swimming hole

Swimming options are all around with the rivers, lakes and 2 area swimming pools.


We have many area waterfalls along the rivers and tributaries but more with the spring runoff.


Lots of ducks and other waterfowl thrive on our property. You can often see sand hill cranes fly overhead as well.


We have 200 lavender plants growing on our property. Our annual lavender festival is July 18th this year from 9-3


We are surrounded by cattle and horse ranches.


The driveway to the Meadow is narrow and may be too steep for long trailers. Proceed with caution.


The vibe at The Cabin in the Meadow

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Hipcamper Andrea
Andrea D.
recommends this listing.
February 14th, 2018

The Meadow is a very special place. Nestled in the trees by Freeman Creek sits a quaint & rustic little cabin, vintage camper, fire pit with outdoor kitchen gear, a picnic table, a hammock and a porch swing. The cabin is cozy and normally heated by an Old Majestic wood stove as well as a heater, but while visiting the power had been down and we just had the wood stove and some kerosene lanterns and flashlights. Honestly, it was the type of experience we were looking for anyway.
Both nights we fell asleep to the sound of owls hooting in trees nearby and the creek rustling by. We also sat under a sky filled with more stars than I've seen in a long, long time (and I live in the middle of nowhere, Montana).

What makes The Meadow even more special is the hosts who own it. Shannon and Doug are two of the most gracious, warm & welcoming hosts I've ever met. Not only did they accommodate us on extremely short notice, but they also welcomed us into their home, shared stories about their lives & family and cooked us some delicious meals! They know the area very well (Doug used to work for the Forest Service and spent a lot of time exploring the surrounding mountains), so they can provide suggestions for the many activities in the area. With the Salmon River right there, a peak you can hike to through their backyard, Goldbug Hot Springs down the road and Lost Trail Powder Mountain not far away, there's something to do in every season.

I can't wait to go back and visit again!

Choppin wood for the wood stove. Futon-style couch also functions as a bed. Nearby Goldbug Hot Springs.View from the loft.
Hipcamper Doug & Shannon
Response from Doug & Shannon, the Host, on February 14th, 2018

Thank you so much for being our "first Hipsters." We loved having you and would love you to camp again when the weather is nice and sunny for a hike to Freeman Peak!

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Hipcamper Lee

This facility needs much work

Lee M.
doesn't recommend this listing.
June 20th, 2020

We did not stay and have asked to have our money refunded.
The cabin was not clean and the beds were not made. The bed on the main floor was an old and unclean fold-out couch which I did not even want to sit on. The unmade loft bed had someone's sleeping bag on it as well as something that looked like a daypack. There was no access to the loft until Doug brought in a rickety ladder that had been removed.
We arrived at the main house a little after the 3pm check-in time and were clearly not expected. Shannon was not at home and Doug was asleep. A person who answered the door summoned Doug who had not been expecting us, did not know that we had booked the cabin and wondered aloud if it had been cleaned.
Doug was very understanding when we told him that the cabin was not as advertised and that we would not stay there. He was uncertain about a refund but promised to try to secure one for us.
The cabin is located in a lovely meadow and, had we brought camping gear, we would have stayed there happily.
However, guests should be advised that the entrance to that area requires a vehicle with good clearance and would be impassable for instance, for a Prius. Directions to the facility should alert guests as to the location of the intersection of Hwy93 and Carmen Cr. Road and also note that it is marked only by a small street sign.

Hipcamper Kate
Kate K.
recommends this listing.
June 21st, 2018

This is a beautiful, secluded spot situated on the banks of a rushing creek. The cabin is rustic-cute and there is plenty of room to roam on the land. Be sure to bring your own water. As awesome as the site is, the true highlight is the incredible hospitality of Shannon & Doug. They greeted us warmly, fed us & treated us like family. Such a treat!

Hipcamper Claire
Claire C.
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2018

Shannon & Doug are just wonderful people. I appreciate them letting me stay in their home when I changed plans last minute and they had guests in the cabin/camper. I wish I could have stayed in one of them, as they are just as adorable as their pictures. It was lovely to meet them, get to know them a bit, & have a beautiful base for exploring Salmon. I'll be back, Shannon, to help with the lavender! Thank you for your wonderful hospitality.

Hipcamper Andre
Andre A.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2018

Doug and Shannon were excellent hosts, easy and interesting to talk to and the location was as quaint as it looks in the pictures. I slept like a rock in the loft (it's possible to sleep on the ground floor or in the loft—I wasn't going to miss the opportunity to sleep on the second floor, though!) with the gurgling stream in the background.

The little cabin is a fair distance from the main house separated by a stand of trees. Plenty of privacy.

Note that WiFi is available but expect it to work perfectly at the main house but maybe not at the cabin. I was able to get 3G though through my provider, though.

No hesitation in recommending to other travellers. I'm really glad I had the opportunity to experience this cabin and meet the lovely hosts.

July 18, 2018

Relaxing space made of wood and other natural materials.Home for the night!The Cabin in the MeadowPondering my future.
Hipcamper Tomaz
Tomaz S.
recommends this listing.
August 12th, 2018

Amazing place! Near a small creak with place for a camp fire,...that was our best stay on our 3-weeks US journey! The hosts? They are great! Till now we have never met someone so kind and friendly. The cottage is great,...rustic equiped and great place to set the brain on OFF!
Thanks Waivers!


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Hipcamper Doug & Shannon
Response from Doug & Shannon, the Host, on August 17th, 2018

Thank you so much! We were so happy to hear about your country Slovenia and get to know you both. We hope you enjoyed your stay and we welcome you back anytime!

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Hipcamper Katie

A wonderful snowy experience

Katie F.
recommends this listing.
February 6th, 2019

My partner and I stayed at the Meadow this past January and we had a phenomenal time. Not only were Shannon and Doug excellent hosts, the little cabin fit us comfortably. There is a porta-potty outside, but Doug and Shannon are great about letting guests use their bathroom in their home, so you don't have to worry about not being able to shower. While the nearby town of Salmon is really small, Shannon and Doug informed us of things to do in the area. We went to the Sacajawea Center and to the hot springs. To our surprise, our hosts also took us ice fishing, which we had never done before. They also provided us with breakfast and dinner while we were staying with them. On one night Shannon prepared the trout that we had caught! Many people want to avoid this area during the winter months because of the snow, but my partner and I still had a great time! I would recommend checking out this camp if you are in the area, in our case we drove from Portland (14 hours) just to come here.

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Hipcamper Amy

Relaxing and beautiful weekend!

Amy W.
recommends this listing.
April 23rd, 2019

We spent a lovely 3 days here and would love to go back in the fall when the aspens are at their best. The cabin was cozy, warm, and had everything we needed to be comfortable. They had a campfire going for us the evening we arrived so we could immediately begin relaxing. Breakfast was served on the patio with a gorgeous view of the mountains, and we got fresh fruit, something hot, and something sweet every morning. The only downside was having to use a porta-potty, but we were able to come up to the main house to shower and use the toilet which was a nice break. Overall, we had a wonderful, relaxing, time and would love to return! Thanks Doug & Shannon for opening up your beautiful home!

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Hipcamper Carrie
Carrie K.
recommends this listing.
April 30th, 2019

Stay in the cabin! We loved our time in the meadow. Doug and Shannon were incredible hosts - they were hospitable, gracious, responsive, friendly and flexible. They made sure we had any and everything we needed, and they made themselves available. They even invited our 3 year old son to help collect eggs and feed the chickens; he loved it! The cabin is quaint and cozy - even cuter than the pictures (we are used to rustic forest service cabins). We spent the entire afternoon relaxing by the creek, reading on the porch, enjoying a bonfire, and hiking on their property. The fresh egg breakfast and coffee were great. As people who usually tent camp, this experience was a true treat. We'll be back! And we hope to bring some friends.

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