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Payne Creek Cabin Just a Half Mile from Beautiful Bull Lake

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Payne Creek Cabin - well constructed by Amish craftsmen at Meadowlark Log Homes

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Last updated: 07/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Bull Lake cabin description

This Amish-built log cabin is located right on Payne Creek on the western flank of the Cabinet Mountains. It includes a fully-equipped kitchen and bath, living room, and a large sleeping loft accessed by a spiral staircase. Also included are wireless internet and DVD/VHS player and library.

The 30 acre property is adjacent to the National Forest Service, and has over a mile of hiking trails through lush cedar-hemlock forest. Elk, deer, moose, black bears, and bald eagles are among many wild visitors to our property. A beautiful 60 foot waterfall on Payne Creek is just a 30 minute walk east into the National Forest Service.

Scenic Bull Lake is a half mile west, and boating and swimming access is available at Dorr Skeels National Forest Campground three miles northwest. The Bull River, just five miles south, has excellent trout fishing. The area has great hunting for elk, deer, moose, and turkey. There are several nearby trails into the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness area with access to beautiful glacial lakes.

Other nearby attractions include the lush old-growth cedar forest at Ross Creek Cedars Scenic area (eight miles west) and Kootenai Falls (18 miles northeast) which are the largest waterfalls between the Cascades and the Rockies. There are local cross country skiing trails. Nearby downhill ski resorts include Schweitzer Mountain (65 miles west) and Turner Mountain (50 miles north). Lake Pend Oreille is just 40 miles west in Idaho. The nearest major airport is in Spokane, Washington 140 miles west. Glacier National Park is a three hour drive east.

Each year there are three to five great traditional outdoor country music festivals at the Halfway House bar and grill just down the road.

The area is a favorite scenic bicycle tour destination. It is home to the annual Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River (STOKR) in May and the Cycle Hard for Education (CHaFE 150) tour.

There is great rafting on the Kootenai and Yaak rivers as well as seasonal rafting on several other streams. We can provide transportation and logistical support for raft trips.

Keywords: log cabin, Cabin, Bull Lake, Troy, Libby, Montana, Pend Oreille, Cabin Rental, Hiking, Fishing, Hunting, Vacation, Ross Creek, Kootenai Falls, Yaak, Yaak Falls, Halfway House, bike tours, cycling, waterfall, MT, rafting, country music festival

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 520 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Well trained pets are very welcome. We recommend keeping them inside at night and under supervision because of the occasional predators....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            We can provide child gates and additional stair protection upon request. We recommend this for toddlers....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            We have a portable ramp that we can provide. Handicap access on first floor only, not loft....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          • Loft + Den

            ...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Full-size Futon (1) Queen with twin trundle underneath in the loft. Full Futon downstairs. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Phone(Local calls free, Long distance requires calling card, ), VCR/DVD player...moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Video Library
              • VCR
              • Books

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                Calling card is required for long distance calls....moreless

              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Guest provide charcoal and lighter fluid....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Nice full length front porch...moreless

              Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                Great views of Bad Medicine Mountain from the property. Majestic view of the whole Bull Valley from up the hill to the east of the property....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Go to sleep with the sound of Payne Creek flowing right outside your window....moreless

              Activities

              • Boating
              • Mountain Biking
              • Rock Climbing
              • Hunting
              • Jet Skiing
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Water Skiing
              • Hiking
              • Swimming
              • Snowmobiling
              • Cycling
              • Sailing
              • Fishing
              • Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Bird Watching
              • Sight Seeing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Rafting
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.9
              from 18 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Peak Season
              Jun 1 - Aug 30
              2 night min stay
              $94 $94
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              $594 $2,388
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $84 $84
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              $540 $2,232
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Pet Fee $0
              • Tax Rate 7%

              Notes:

              Base Rate (Sept. 1 through May 31):

              Nightly charge is $84 for stays of 2-6 days.

              Nightly charge is $72 for stays of 1 to 4 weeks.

              Nightly charge is $68 for stays longer than 4 weeks

              Peak Season (June 1-Aug 31)

              Nightly charge is $94 for stays of 2-6 days.

              Nightly charge is $78 for stays of 1 to 4 weeks.

              Nightly charge is $70 for stays longer than 4 weeks


              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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              Last updated: 07/03/2014
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              Location

              Boat, fish and ski on Bull Lake 0.5 mile west. Access from Dorr Skeels NFS campground 2.5 miles northwest.

              Enjoy great huckleberry picking in August and other berry picking from early July to September. We might even share some of our secret locations.

              Raft and fish Bull River 5 miles south, Lake Creek 6 miles northwest, or Kootenai River 18 miles north. Will provide logistical support and transportation for rafting upon request.

              Lake Pend Oreille and Sandpoint attractions 45 to 65 miles west in Idaho. Lots of activities!

              Call for information on upcoming festivals and other events including Festival at Sandpoint, Libby Logger Days, Libby Rodeo, Libby Nordicfest, 4th of July Parade, and Big Sky Rendezvous and Country Music Camp Out (1/2 mile down the road).

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2006

              About the owner: I fell in love with this area while working as a geologist for the US Geological Survey in 1978. Amazingly when I returned looking for property to purchase in 2001, I found that this beautiful quiet secluded corner of Montana had somehow remained a wonderful well-kept secret.

              Why the Owner Chose Bull Lake:
              I chose this 30 acre property because it contained a beautiful diverse conifer forest and snow-fed stream which bisects it. It affords privacy for both my home on the eastern edge of the property and the visitors to the cabin on the western edge. Being next to National Forest Service land was also a must!

              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
              Great views and a waterfall just off the property to the east! Centrally located for easy day trips to the Pend Oreille area in Idaho and the Kootenai Valley. Lots to see and do!


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Payne Creek Cabin - well constructed by Amish craftsmen at Meadowlark Log Homes

                Payne Creek Cabin - well constructed by Amish craftsmen at Meadowlark Log Homes

              • Kitchen with hand-crafted cabinets

                Kitchen with hand-crafted cabinets

              • Living Room

                Living Room

              • Payne Creek Falls - just a 20 minute walk from the property boundary

                Payne Creek Falls - just a 20 minute walk from the property boundary

              • Beautiful Bull Lake - taken 1 mile from property

                Beautiful Bull Lake - taken 1 mile from property

              • Ross Creek Cedars - A wonderful fairyland of old-growth cedars just 8 miles west

                Ross Creek Cedars - A wonderful fairyland of old-growth cedars just 8 miles west

              • Kootenai Falls - just 24 miles north

                Kootenai Falls - just 24 miles north

              • Bighorns near Kootenai Falls 24 miles north of property

                Bighorns near Kootenai Falls 24 miles north of property

              • Spiral staircase and loft

                Spiral staircase and loft

              • Loft with home-made log bed from cedars cut from property

                Loft with home-made log bed from cedars cut from property

              • Bad Medicine Mountain with a cloud covering Bull Lake as seen from the property

                Bad Medicine Mountain with a cloud covering Bull Lake as seen from the property

              • View of Bull Lake from hill just behind property in National Forest Service

                View of Bull Lake from hill just behind property in National Forest Service

              • Nearby Snowshoe, Little Ibex, and Ibex Peaks

                Nearby Snowshoe, Little Ibex, and Ibex Peaks

              • Spar Lake - a beautiful secluded mountain lake just 10 miles west of the cabin.

                Spar Lake - a beautiful secluded mountain lake just 10 miles west of the cabin.

              • The swinging bridge at Kootenai Falls

                The swinging bridge at Kootenai Falls

              • Yaak Falls 35 miles northwest

                Yaak Falls 35 miles northwest

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              This listing was first published here in 2006.

              Date last modified - Saturday, July 19, 2014

              $84 - $94 per night (USD)
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              0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 5

              View calendar: Updated 07/03/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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