Classic Lakeshore Log Cabin

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Last updated: 04/26/2016

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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Built as a hunting cabin in 1946 by Pete Van Gelder, one of the original Spokane Mountaineers, it has been expanded and modernized over the years. But the original ambiance is well maintained with 60 year old trophies over the fireplace and other artifacts dating to the CCC days. There is a great room with massive rock fireplace and gas stove. The traditional lodge furniture is made of hickory and wicker by my friend in Kentucky. It is the same furniture you will find in Glacier or Yellowstone National Parks. There is a large dining table, hand built by Pete, easily enough for ten people in front of the picture window which looks out on the Selkirk Mountain crest.

There are two bedrooms and a loft. The loft is the perfect kid magnet accessed by a ladder. The kitchen is small but complete. The newly remodeled bathroom has a shower as well as stacking washer and drier.

There are the usual electronic amenities. Cell coverage is good for AT&T and Verizon. I do not have WiFi but it is readily available at Hill's resort 2 miles away or at the library which is 3 miles away.

There is 50 feet of sandy beach and a 40 foot dock for your boat and other water toys. Outside there is a patio with table and grill.

A unique feature is the perennial brook that flows right along side the cabin where I have begun a Japanese garden. The brook flows right beside both bedrooms and can provide just the right soothing sounds to ease you into dreamland.

There is adequate parking for at least two cars and also boat trailer parking as well.

My cabin is ideal for a couple with kids or two couples. Maximum capacity for a week is 6. Compare with Hill's where a similar (although not nearly as nice).

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Children Welcome:

    This is a family cabin, the perfect place for a couple and kids....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1

    full beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    full beds...moreless

  • Two bedrooms with full beds, closets and dressers.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Shower. Stacking washer and drier


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Marina

Leisure Activities

  • Boating

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View:

    Selkirk Crest with 5000 feet local relief....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Jet Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboards and a gas stove. A fireplace for ambiance....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Two or three cars plus room for a boat trailer....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Please provide your own beach towel....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with all amenities except no dishwasher....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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100 Miles
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hill's Resort
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Priest Lake Golf Course
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Hill's Resort
15 Metres
Nearest Beach
Priest Lake

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1987

About the owner: We live in Coeur d'Alene and have spent endless weeks at Priest Lake in all seasons. Increasingly we find we are doing more sailing during the summer. This summer we are sailing back from Alaska. I am the second owner. I was fortunate to be able to buy the place in the spring of 1987 when Pete passed away. I have done my best to maintain the cabin as true to the original as possible yet providing modern updates. Although I really liked the smell of the oakum chinking it was darned cold in the winter. We have been fortunate to share the cabin with families who come year after year.

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Speaks: english



  • summer dawn

    summer dawn

  • patio


  • view from (old) dock

    view from (old) dock

  • interior great room

    interior great room

  • this is how it was done

    this is how it was done

  • brook and garden

    brook and garden

  • porch


  • new dock

    new dock

  • fireplace


  • Pete and Elaine 1946

    Pete and Elaine 1946

VRBO #568023

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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Classic Lakeshore Log Cabin

Priest River, ID, USA #568023

2 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 6

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