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Handcrafted Riverfront Log Cabin

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom On The Moyie River

This custom built riverfront 2 bedroom , 1 bathroom log cabin is 30 min north of Bonners Ferry, Idaho and 3 min from Canada, sleeps 6 and features all the comforts of home, including: washer, dryer, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, stove/oven, hot tub, built in gas grill, gas fireplace, covered porch, with bar , sun deck on the river, with full views of the river and mountains from every (riverside) window. great whitewater to lazy river rafting,kayaking, tubing, and fly fishing ( depending on time of year ) right out your front door, right in the center of all that is "Far-North Idaho" 600 yard walk to Sinclair Lake, 5 min drive to Robinson Lake, 15 min drive to Dawson Lake for year round fishing and sightseeing, 10 min drive to Copper Creek Falls, nice easy hike to the 200' falls great for summer sightseeing and cooling off, great in winter for ice climbing, 20 min drive and a 1/2 mile hike to Spruce Lake, a mile high sub alpine lake, surrounded by old growth Engelmann Spruce, late summer is Huckleberry season, so keep your eyes open along the mountain roads, great in your pancakes !

Butch Short
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

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Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Butch Short

We have owned and operated an outdoor store "Far-North Outfitters" in Bonners Ferry for 24 years, through out those years we have had many inquiries, as to if there was a log cabin on the river for rent, since we knew of no actual log cabins, right on the river, we set out to find the perfect spot ( took 5 years ), and build one ( 2 more years )..... And now, is completed and ready to be relaxed in....

Butch Short purchased this cabin in 2016

Why Butch Short chose Bonners Ferry

I chose this spot specifically because it's right in the middle of all the things we did with our 4 daughters growing up in the 80's.., floating the Moyie River, Hiking to Copper Creek Falls, swimming in the pools, picking huckleberries up Deer Ridge, fishing at Robinson and Sinclair Lakes, having dinners at Fiest Creek Resort, feeding the huge trout in the pond etc... Because of the beauty and uniqueness of Far-North Idaho , I wanted to share this with others as well as always having a place, no matter what crazy place they end up, that they can come back to , to reground , and to share with their children.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Bonners Ferry in Boundary County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , stack washer & dryer
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , sleeps 2 , river views, TV, with exterior door to hot tub
    Loft Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Sleeps 4, has small office area, with loveseat & river views
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Your stay includes the use of a Xterra SUV & Shuttle Trailer, ( May -Sept ) for hauling and shuttling kayaks and gear for river pick up or taking kayaks to one of the near by lakes ( not available Oct-April ) Excellent get away from it all location, but still near services "Fiest Creek Resort" only 5 min away, features steak house meals, full bar, great river and waterfall views, "Wild Horse Mercantile & Saloon", 8 min away, features convenience store supplies, good food and drinks, " Big Daddy's" 20 min away, features great BBQ with great views right on the Kootenai River, "the Bread Basket" great Mennonite Bakery and Country store, just 25 min away, Bonners Ferry is just 30 min away with many grocery stores and restaurants to choose from including "The Kootenai River Inn & Casino" The Kootenai Brewing Company" , "Mugsy's" , "Soul Shine" "Under the Sun" "Mi Pueblo"


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Handcrafted Riverfront Log Cabin
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews
Leduc, Alberta

Fantastic getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful property! Such care and detail to ensure our stay was excellent. A great getaway from city life. The wild horse mercantile had great food and the owners were amazingly helpful.

Thank you Butch, We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place is amazing! Everything it said it was an more!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is beautiful! Right on the river! The kitchen was fully stocked with tools, utensils, spices, oil, etc. We brought our own soup pot but they even had one of those! Also included in the stay was snowshoes, sleds, and even ice skates if we had wanted them! There was no one around for miles and it snowed for a day and a half, I was almost worried we were going to be snowed in, but it was the most beautiful scenery with the snow falling. My dog had more fun than I would have thought possible, constantly plowing through the snow and running circles around us as we attempted snow shoeing, which was super fun by the way! There was also access to internet tv and we were able to get caught up on the olympics we missed during our inside down time, which was pretty awesome. I learned to talk to "alexa" which was also kinda fun. I am dying to go back this summer so I can try out the kayaks and mountain bikes and see sinclair lake when it isn't covered in 2 feet of snow! This is the perfect place for a weekend getaway - I highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed Little Moose Cabin and will remember our stay always. The cabin is very beautiful, very comfortable, and simply made relaxing and relieving stress inevitable in short order. The owners need to be commended for their knack of thinking of the tiniest things to make one feel welcome and to enjoy the time at this little slice of heaven. Simply outstanding and very impressive! There is much to do in the outdoors in all seasons. We thoroughly enjoyed being here in the winter (saw a lot of wild life) and can't wait to come back and enjoy during the warmer months.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Perfection is the word I'd like to start things out with. From the Employees at the Far-North Outfitters store that you check in with to pick up the key and the GPS, then arriving to a well lit and warm cabin, seeing all the little details of the cabin that exist primarily for peoples visits. Everything has been very thoroughly thought out and rethought out. The whole experience is dialed in and on top of that the location of the cabin and then the cabin itself is perfect. Thank you Butch for having us and for making this an option in such a beautiful place, not sure there is anything else like it.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little Moose is a gem!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this wonderful cabin on the Moyie River. The owner's sense of how to make you feel welcome is exceptional. Each detail adds to make this a place for both fun and relaxation. We had a lot of beautiful snow and were able to cross country ski and snowshoe right from the door. Wildlife is abundant. I sat in the hot tub with a light snowfall. They provide snowshoes, snow toys, games and even a lovely bottle of wine. Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for quiet in a gorgeous setting!

  • 5 of 5

Nice, quiet, and worth the drive. Cabin is beautiful and river front and the bed in the master was very comfortable. This cabin makes you want to get out and enjoy nature! Dishes are fairly limited but otherwise there is plenty to cook with.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
130 Miles
Spokane International
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Fiest Creek Resort
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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