Log Cabin on the Famous South Fork Payette Whitewater River

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Last updated: 10/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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.

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: german
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/26/2016

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside - No exceptions....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    A small dog will be considered if required for $20/night....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
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area


  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150 $180
Fri, Sat

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%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 10/26/2016
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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 -- CLOSED

    "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, ID, USA
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

Year Purchased: 1992

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Garden Valley, ID, USA:
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.

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Speaks: german
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/26/2016

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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

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 27, 2016

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Log Cabin on the Famous South Fork Payette Whitewater River

Garden Valley, ID, USA #194331

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