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Sagebrush Shanty Camping Cabin Above Banks Lake

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2

Please inquire about snow conditions this time of year. before you book.

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, Gravity fed 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. And there is a 20 acre maze of trails to walk, cross country ski or run on the property.

Meryl Hart
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 January, 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

Sagebrush Shanty Camping Cabin Above Banks Lake
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
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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  • 5 of 5

The Sagebrush Shanty was so comfy and quiet, it was perfect! It had everything you need for being off the grid, though I did bring a battery powered radio so I could listen to the Seahawks game while BBQ'ing, otherwise it was lots of peace and quiet and vegging out in the mornings and evenings. Spent the days jetsking down at Sun Lakes. I have found my new yearly spot to stay each August! And Meryl is great, she showed me all of the workings of the property and is super nice. The only downside is that time passed by way too quickly, lol!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you came Randy! Next time I'll bring you power for your Seahawks game lol. It was great having the opportunity to meet you and you need to move to Eastern Wa someday!
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Relaxing and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We loved unwinding at the Sagebrush Shanty! My favorite part was stargazing at night.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved meeting you Keilani and loved your adorable pups!
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful weekend stay at Sagebrush Shanty. My boyfriend and I wanted to get away and this was perfect! So peaceful and the house was so cozy. Meryl was wonderful host, would stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique experience

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I very much enjoyed our weekend at the Sagebrush Shanty. It had everything we needed in a rustic setting. We were surprised at how comfortable the small space was.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic little property

  • 5 of 5

We loved the shanty. It was very quaint and very nice. The place had more amenities than we expected. The view is fantastic. We will certainly be booking more stays. Meryl was great to work with. We wanted a place to get away and that's what we got.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Coulee City, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 160 sq. ft.
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
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • 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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