Connect with nature while staying the night in the private cabin on the forested banks of the Pend Oreille River in Northeast Washington State. Have your morning coffee relaxing on the covered porch waiting for the abundant wildlife to walk right by: white tail deer, squirrels, wild turkeys and raccoon along with the occasional black bear with her cubs and on the rare occasions, bob cat, cougar, coyote and moose.
Birdwatchers will be treated to a vast variety of forest and water birds. Follow the deer trail along the river bank to the hidden observation deck overlooking the river to watch bald eagles & osprey fish for their breakfast while discovering the vast variety of water fowl swimming by. River otter, beaver, muskrat and turtles are also common water sightings from the deck.
Open year round, The Coop, built in 2010, offers two king size bedroom suites separated by a common living area, perfect for two couples traveling together or a retreat for nature lovers. Spend one night or many, your choice. A continental style breakfast is included with your stay.
Be sure to bring your camera, binoculars and bird guides as the wildlife and vistas offer endless opportunities to capture once-in-a-lifetime sights! All you need to do is sit still and connect with nature.
After attending a wedding in Ione, we headed to The Coop for the weekend. What a wonderful way to spend a weekend. We sat on the dock and soaked up the sun, sat on the deck and watched the birds, saw momma deer with her newly born baby, went for a walk, visited with Dick, who showed us the amazing garden and we got to meet Nugget. What a sweet dog. Judy was very thoughtful and checked on us to make sure we had everything we needed. We watched a DVD, had a BBQ dinner and relaxed in the comfortable chairs. The bed was also very comfortable. The Coop is decorated with such interesting, unique items. The cabin is very clean and the set up is perfect. I cannot wait to return in the fall to see the amazing color of the trees. What a gem!
My husband and I stayed at the coop this weekend for a little romantic getaway, sans kids. It was so nice having the beautiful cabin to be in, or sitting outside enjoying nature. The weather didn't permit us to use the boat (rain, smoke, wind) but even though we didn't get to enjoy the river, we loved having the wonderful cabin to be in. It was so peaceful outside, wildlife all around us. We saw several deer every day, along with their babies. Also, some quail, birds, a friendly black cat, and NUGGET of course :) I am already trying to figure out what weekend we can come next! Breakfast was WONDERFUL both days. I wish you'd offer dinner, too :) With only one restaurant in town and with it still a drive away, it would be great to have the option (meatloaf and potatoes, chicken and veggies, etc...). We would have happily paid for that service as well as breakfasts. The accommodations were great and we didn't need for anything. Even though going long term (more than a few days) without an oven or stove would be difficult, having the grill did work for us for the weekend. We were able to get steaks from the local market and some sides to grill up. Overall, it was exactly what we wanted - a quiet, peaceful, tranquil place to relax and rest but have the outdoor options to hike, boat, etc... nearby! Thank you again for everything!!!!
My husband and I stayed at "The Coop" for three nights and would highly recommend staying here. The first thing I said to Judy was, "When can we move in?" She responded, "You already have." Little did she know I meant to live there. It is a cozy place with all the conveniences of home. We loved grilling on the BBQ and sitting out on the back porch with a peek-a-boo view of the river. We were pleasantly surprised when the deer came right up to us. They obviously had made human contact before. Judy and Dick were friendly, helpful and gracious hosts. The hot, delicious breakfast was delivered every morning. Judy's garden is an amazing treat for any gardener.
My wife and I celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary with a stay at the "Coop". We found the cabin to be beautifully appointed and cared for. Our hosts were gracious and welcoming. Our experience here was wonderful!
My wife and I, and several friends, recently had the pleasure of staying at Richard and Judy Ashton’s, “The Coop”, at Rivers Roost, near Ione, WA.
This is by far, one of the nicest establishments I have ever stayed in. It is located on a beautiful piece of riverfront property, on the Pend Oreille River. Both the rooms in the house and The Coop, are clean, very nicely decorated, and have the most comfortable beds. The Coop is roomy, with TV, WIFI, fridge, and great water. The bathrooms are also very clean and roomy.
To top it all off, Richard and Judy are really nice people, with lots of useful local knowledge, and fun to talk to.
If there was any sorrow in our stay, it was when we arrived and found out we could have had BBQ’d ribs prepared for dinner, if only we had known! If the breakfast we had the next day was any indication of the quality of the dinner, I’m really sorry we missed it. The breakfast was delicious and reasonably priced.
We enjoyed our stay immensely, and plan on returning.
My mother and I choose to stay at the Coop for a much deserved mother/daughter weekend. We left feeling rested and rejuvenated! Our every need was met....quiet, beautiful, super comfy beds, delicious breakfast and lots of area to roam. Judy and Richard were a pleasure to visit with and provided an absolute fountain of information about the area. A repeat trip will definitely be in our future.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Pet Fee||$15 + Tax|
|Optnl Brkfst per person||$8 + Tax|
$104 + tax for one king bedroom suite cabin per night. Optional breakfast $8 per person. (Second bedrm locked)
$190 + tax (9.6%) for two king bedroom suites cabin. Optional breakfast $8 per person
$15+ tax per pet charge per night
Availability and reservations taken with VISA or MasterCard
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.