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Sagebrush Shanty Camping Cabin Above Banks Lake

Bedrooms 1
Space 160 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2

This little 160 sq ft cabin sits above Banks Lake and Coulee City and has great views of both. Enjoy some outdoor cooking, then relax on the porch and stargaze. This is off the grid so there is no power or water but I have supplied plenty of lanterns, hand pumped water to the sink and an outdoor on demand propane shower. The cabin is very cozy inside with a double daybed. During the summer there is a comfy double bed for outdoor sleeping on the porch or a double wooden bed out in the sagebrush for the ultimate in stargazing! The composting "privy" has a full light door for enjoying the views over the lake! Lol. The fire ban is already on but you can still use the BBQ until further notice.

Meryl Hart
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

About Meryl Hart

I am an avid outdoor enthusiast and love camping and trail running/hiking and flying I am an auto mechanic by trade and ran my own business as Ms Mechanic for 23 years. Tiny houses are my passion now and off the grid life experience, thus this tiny cabin!

What makes this cabin unique

This property is totally off the grid. You find yourself amazed with how easy it actually is to live without most of things you thought were necessities.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Coulee City in Grant County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 160 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Composting toilet and outdoor on deman propane shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Day bed sleeps two. There is also a double bed on the porch if you prefer sleeping outside (it's wonderful!!) or there is an optional funky double bed out in the sagebrush if you want to stargaze all night!
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • swimming


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(24 traveller reviews)

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Sagebrush Shanty Camping Cabin Above Banks Lake
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews

Amazing views and amazing weekend !!

  • 5 of 5

This little shanty is amazing! What a weekend. The shanty has everything needed for a weekend in paradise. It's so close to so much adventure and fun, hiking and outdoor adventures. With views to wake up to and go to bed too. Meryl is amazing! So welcoming and wanting to be sure we were happy and comfortable. Will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Allison!!! I am so happy you and Gabe came into my life. If even for just a few days. It's amazing how from so far apart, people can meet and find how much their lives are intertwined. Thank you for sharing everything with me. I can't be more happy that you chanced by the Shanty.
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Portland, OR USA

Glorious Rustic Luxury

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time I have stayed at the Sagebrush Shanty, my initial visit was October '16. There continue to be improvements, however the original draw (sagebrush bed and hot shower) remain the irresistible lure. No matter how hot the day's hiking was, the sagebrush bed was cool as a cucumber. No matter how dusty I became, or how late I returned, the hot shower was waiting. The Sagebrush Shanty is rustic luxury, I love it.

There is so much to see and do in the area, I can guarantee a third visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we stayed at the shanty and it was awesome the first time and they have managed to improve the experience even more somehow!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little cabin for a quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

* super friendly/helpful host

* well equipped cabin

* easy access

You can admire the view, hear the birds, see the stars at night + you can take a hot shower.

Who needs electricity?

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So loved having you all back this year Daniel! I'm always delighted when I hear you are returning. Hope you got some stellar shots this year and please come back sometime when the nights are warmer ha ha.
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Absolutely brilliant, couldn't have been more perfect.

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking to get away and reunite with nature this is the place! Everything works perfectly, what small and necessary amenities there are (heat and water). Perfect size and in a great location, I would return here many times without a second thought, we loved it Meryl! Thank you so much, you were very easy to work with and kept a solid line of communication for any questions we could have had from booking the cabin all the way through the day we left, thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were stellar guests! Loved that you picked the Shanty to visit and I hope you can return during the more predictable summer months. Your dogs were lovely and so well mannered. Just loved having you. Thank you for coming!
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Portland, OR USA

A gem in the rough

  • 5 of 5

The description of the property is accurate, in the same way you can describe a diamond as a mineral. Off the grid? Yes. Hot shower? Yes. It's that kind of attention to the small details that really makes this place sing. This isn't the spot for a large family reunion spent watching a flat-screen tv. However, if you want to listen to the coyotes at night or watch the stars from the most unusual bed-in-the-sagebrush or explore a fascinating area of the country this might be your spot.

Ms. Hart was super attentive and flexible, even when we were 45 minutes behind schedule and arrived in the dark. She made us feel right at home.

One aspect that folks may be squeamish to ask about is the composting toilet. The "out-house" is a wonder, with a ridiculously good view, no odors, no muss/fuss, super clean, and it has holiday lights (on a solar battery) for when the sun goes down.

Multiple beds for multiple conditions or people's inclinations. The shack is neat, tidy, clean, and very comfortable. Propane stove for heating the shack works very quickly.

But the real joy is just outside the shack's doors.

There certainly will be a return visit, just need more than two nights!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an absolute pleasure having the opportunity to host you at the shack!!! Thank you for your very thoughtful, detailed review of the Shanty. I do hope you'll return someday when the weather is a little more conducive to sleeping out and hiking the area. You were brave to sleep out in that cold. Ha ha. You two were the best!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Coulee City Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Last Stand Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sun Lakes
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Top Chef Concessions
Nearest Ski
28 Miles
Badger mountain
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Banks Lake
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Coulee City, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nightly Rate
1 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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