About the property
- Cabin2000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Mininum Stay2 nights
Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 7)
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.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within two days
- english, german
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 18, 2018
About Mark Anderson
My wife and I work in education. We have lived in Idaho 33+ 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. There are a few restaurants but when you are at the cabin, you are there to be
Mark Anderson purchased this Cabin in 1992
Why Mark Anderson chose Garden Valley
We bought the property and built the 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.
What makes this Cabin unique
Benefits include access to the river. The birding from the deck is great. We view osprey, eagles, hummingbirds, tanagers, herons, and other birds. You have access to lots and lots of beautiful mountain country with lots of hot springs and other surprises.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Nice setting with plenty of privacy
This venue worked well for us because we had a wedding in Garden valley and needed a place to rest and regroup. A nice place with all the amenities we needed for a relaxing stay at a reasonable price. It has three bathrooms all equipped for bathing and a large hot water heater, and that made it easy for everyone to get ready. The owner was very accommodating and easy to get a hold of, the cabin is close enough to Garden valley or Crouch if you need something, its just a quick trip to town and back. We brought our own groceries and the kitchen was equipped well enough to cook about anything. Overall a nice place to kick up your feet, and enjoy Mother Nature.
The cabin is on a beautiful spot , the view was gorgeous. According to pictures it looked like there was River access w/ a nice beach area there is Not The home owner thought it appropriate to bring himself & friends to hangout before & after their float,
This was a girls trip & we were very uncomfortable, he also walked into the home unannounced 😕.
All of the beds could use a little updating..
I've used Home away on many occasions & have always left feeling I wanted to return, Not so much for this rental
Glad you enjoyed the gorgeous view. It is a great spot. Sorry that you didn't enjoy the owner retrieving his raft and storing it after a float of the river in front of cabin. I did ask if I could do this. We didn't hang out any longer than we needed, but I am sorry you didn't enjoy that. Most guests like seeing the owner at the property. I don't remember entering without announcement.
Not that great
Overall not that clean. Cobwebs , dust. Upstairs toilet didnt shut off. Needs new flapper. Balcony and chairs dirty railing unstable
Sorry your visit didn't meet your expectations. The toilet flapper valve was fixed as soon as it came to my attention. I wish you would have let me know while you were there.
Regarding the deck railing - We post warnings about the outside deck railing so that people will not climb on it. Falling would be injurious.
Regarding cleanliness - Our cleaning crew does a consistently good job cleaning all toilets, bedding, floors, etc. We receive very few complaints. I won't guarantee that there will never be a cobweb in this cabin in the woods. Again, if you have complaints about the cabin I actively ask all guests to address them while they are in the cabin, not after if they would like a remedy. I am more than happy to address any complaints while guests are in our cabin.
Beautiful, well maintained property.
We had a great time, and everything was clean and comfortable.
The place was great! We spent most of our time on the beautiful deck. The owner and Honeaway were responsive to any questions we had.
Close by yet far away
Close to Boise but yet remote enough to have a tech-free get away weekend. The house was beautiful and superbly maintained!
The view! AMAZING. River was right there.
We can't wait to go back!
The Payette River area near Garden Valley is great for rafting, kayaking, hunting, hiking, mountain biking, ATV, or motorcycle riding. There are trails right out the door from the cabin. Also, kayaking, rafting, paddle boarding can be done right from the cabin.