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Log Cabin on the Famous South Fork Payette Whitewater River

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Last updated: 11/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Garden Valley cabin description

Newer 3-story log cabin located at the bottom of the Swirley Canyon whitewater run of the South Fork Payette River between Garden Valley and Lowman. You can launch and land rafts and kayaks from the property. Hiking, jeeping, ATV, and mountain bike trails start right from the end of the driveway. Public land adjoins the property and there is abundant fishing, and wildlife viewing opportunities. Fall and winter are incredible for wildlife viewing. Summer is great for viewing birdlife. At night, open the windows and hear the soothing sound of the river.

This 2000 sq. ft. log cabin is very cozy. Because of its massive construction, no air conditioning is required to keep cabin cool in the summer. Summer days in Garden Valley start out cold and get warm in the afternoon (good for rafting and kayaking), the cabin stays a constant 72-76 degrees. In the spring and fall, the fireplace is used to supplement the electric forced-air heat. In winter, the fireplace and woodstove (in the walk-out basement) are used to keep the cabin extra-toasty.

Come get away from it all one hour from Boise. Amenities include massive windows with views, a Jenn-air style range and fully outfitted kitchen, massive 3-story fireplace, and a full bathroom on each floor. Cabin is roomy for a group of 6-8 people.

Keywords: Cabin

Property Type

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking inside - No exceptions....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Check with owner - well behaved dogs. There is a $10/night per dog charge....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Foosball
          • Ping Pong Table
          • Stereo
          • Television:

            TV with DVD and VHS Tape Player...moreless

          • VCR
          • Video Library:

            We have few videos if you don't bring any....moreless


          • Churches
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries

          Leisure Activities

          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Horseback Riding
          • Paddle Boating
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Village:

            Crouch is very rustic but does have breakfast, lunch, grocery, and dinner choices....moreless

          • Water View:

            From most windows and from deck...moreless

          • Waterfront:

            Cabin is on the South Fork of the Payette, a whitewater recreation river....moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Mountaineering
          • Rafting
          • Rock Climbing
          • Skiing
          • Snowmobiling
          • Swimming
          • Water Tubing
          • Whitewater Rafting


          • Wood Fireplace
          • Wood Stove


          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator


          • Balcony
          • Deck / Patio
          • Outdoor Grill


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          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          My Standard Rate
          2 night min stay
          $150 $175
          Fri, Sat, Sun

          Rates are based on 7 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

          Additional information about rental rates


          • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
          • Cleaning Fee $80
          • Tax Rate 8%


          Reservation/Damage Deposit due immediately upon booking dates to hold reservation. Rental fees due by cabin rental date. Damage deposit is fully refunded as long as cleaning crew finds no obvious negligent damage (such as breaking windows, walls, doors, hearth bricks, etc.). Owner will always consult with renter on any issue found.

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          Last updated: 11/18/2014
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          • Terrace Lakes Resort

            "Idaho comfort food with good prices."

          • Starlight Mountain Theatre

            "Classic musicals under the stars. Bring food and drink and enjoy the show. Be sure to brin..."

          • The Longhorn

            "Good meals inside or out. Changed name to Three Rivers Cafe however, it is still the main r..."

          • Undeveloped Hot Springs

            "Lots of undeveloped hot springs in the South Fork Payette Valley. Look for guide books on I..."

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          60 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Boise, ID
          4 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          Dirty Shame
          6 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Terrace Lakes Golf Course
          15 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Highway 55
          3 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Three Rivers Cafe
          75 Miles
          Nearest Ski
          Tamarack Ski Area
          Garden Valley
          Nearest Beach
          Beaches on the river, on property there is small

          Car: Necessary

          Rafting, kayaking, hunting, hiking, mountain biking, ATV, or motorcycle trails right out the door.


          Owner info

          About the owner: My wife and I work in education. We have lived in Idaho 26+ years and love it. This cabin is located in an area that still retains much of the original Idaho flavor. That means that people are friendly, not in a hurry, and not all interested in making the next buck. While McCall and Sun Valley's economies have been largely replaced by the tourist industry, Garden Valley's resource based community refuses to die. Garden Valley is about the outdoors but not about fancy restaurants and expensive galleries. We like that because we come up to get away from it all. If this appeals to you, you'll love it there.

          Why the Owner Chose Garden Valley:
          We bought here to have a cabin directly on the world famous whitewater river, the South Fork Payette. There is fishing, camping, hunting, mountain biking, jeep trails, ATV trails, etc. There is plenty of undeveloped, non-commercial outdoor recreation to do here.

          The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
          Benefits include access to the river. The birding from the deck is great. We view osprey, eagles, hummngbirds, tanangers, herons, and other birds. You have access to lots and lots of beautiful mountain country with lots of hot springs and other surprises.

          Contact us

          Speaks: german

          Guestbook comments from the owner

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          • Cabin from the river

            Cabin from the river

          • The Main Floor Fireplace

            The Main Floor Fireplace

          • Main Great Room Dining

            Main Great Room Dining

          • View from kitchen

            View from kitchen

          • Loft Master Bedroom

            Loft Master Bedroom

          • Basement Bedroom

            Basement Bedroom

          • View of river from deck

            View of river from deck

          • Entry to cabin

            Entry to cabin

          • Loveseat near river on property

            Loveseat near river on property

          • Cabin log garage

            Cabin log garage

          • South Fork of the Payette just downstream from the cabin

            South Fork of the Payette just downstream from the cabin

          • The Main Floor Great Room

            The Main Floor Great Room

          • Main Great Room

            Main Great Room

          • Kitchen and bar

            Kitchen and bar

          • Main Floor Bathroom

            Main Floor Bathroom

          • Walk-out basement Great Room

            Walk-out basement Great Room

          • Cabin view

            Cabin view

          • View of river from deck

            View of river from deck

          • River view taken from property

            River view taken from property

          • Cabin from property near riverbank

            Cabin from property near riverbank

          • A quiet beach in Swirley Canyon

            A quiet beach in Swirley Canyon

          VRBO #194331

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          This listing was first published here in 2008.

          Date last modified - Tuesday, November 18, 2014

          $150 - $175 per night (USD)

          3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
          Sleeps 9

          View calendar: Updated 11/18/14
          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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          Member since: 2008
          Speaks: german
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          • Calendar last updated: 11/18/2014
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