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Sagebrush Shanty Camping Cabin Above Banks Lake

Bedrooms 1
Space 160 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2

This little 160 sq ft cabin sits above Banks Lake and Coulee City and has great views of both. Enjoy some outdoor cooking, then relax on the porch and stargaze. This is off the grid so there is no power or water but I have supplied plenty of lanterns, hand pumped water to the sink and an outdoor on demand propane shower. The cabin is very cozy inside with a double daybed. During the summer there is a comfy double bed for outdoor sleeping on the porch or a double wooden bed out in the sagebrush for the ultimate in stargazing! The composting "privy" has a full light door for enjoying the views over the lake! Lol. The fire ban is already on but you can still use the BBQ until further notice.

Meryl Hart
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 7, 2017

About Meryl Hart

I am an avid outdoor enthusiast and love camping and trail running/hiking and flying I am an auto mechanic by trade and ran my own business as Ms Mechanic for 23 years. Tiny houses are my passion now and off the grid life experience, thus this tiny cabin!

What makes this cabin unique

This property is totally off the grid. You find yourself amazed with how easy it actually is to live without most of things you thought were necessities.


Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Coulee City Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Last Stand Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sun Lakes
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Top Chef Concessions
Nearest Ski
28 Miles
Badger mountain
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Banks Lake
Car: necessary


Coulee City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 160 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Composting toilet and outdoor on deman propane shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Day bed sleeps two. There is also a double bed on the porch if you prefer sleeping outside (it's wonderful!!) or there is an optional funky double bed out in the sagebrush if you want to stargaze all night!
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming


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Sagebrush Shanty Camping Cabin Above Banks Lake
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews
Seattle, Washington and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fun stay at the Shanty!

  • 5 of 5

This place is awesome! Super clean and great views. The Shanty forces you to relax and slow down a little - which is exactly what we needed to do.

The owner was a hoot and fun to get to know! The area is rich in history and there is a ton of stuff to do. Dry Falls is a must see and we had a blast exploring the area.

Rent the Shanty - it is a unique experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I so loved having you! I wish we were neighbors. I am so happy you came to the Shanty and put up with me talking way too much ha ha. It was such a delight meeting you and thank you for your superb housekeeping skills. Love you!
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Quincy, Washington

Great view, cozy cabin, everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was put together very nicely. It was comfortable and the propane fireplace kept us plenty warm on some very cool nights. Having a shower was awesome. Meryl is a great host and our stay was perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kacey & Co. are hired to be my 3 new housekeepers ha ha! Three hunters, and they were superb in every way. Awesome to communicate with, so respectful and friendly, and to top it off, the neatest houseguests ever! Love them all! 5 Stars all the way!
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So great! So relaxing as usual!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time I have stayed at the Sagebrush Shanty and once again everything was perfect! Jetsking by day, and relaxing under the bright stars at night. Such a wonderful little place and Meryl was great to communicate with as always!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Randy, you are a 5 star guest and an excellent housekeeper! Always love to hear you're coming back to the Shanty.
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Portland, OR USA

Glorious Rustic Luxury

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time I have stayed at the Sagebrush Shanty, my initial visit was October '16. There continue to be improvements, however the original draw (sagebrush bed and hot shower) remain the irresistible lure. No matter how hot the day's hiking was, the sagebrush bed was cool as a cucumber. No matter how dusty I became, or how late I returned, the hot shower was waiting. The Sagebrush Shanty is rustic luxury, I love it.

There is so much to see and do in the area, I can guarantee a third visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we stayed at the shanty and it was awesome the first time and they have managed to improve the experience even more somehow!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washougal, Washington

Amazing views and amazing weekend !!

  • 5 of 5

This little shanty is amazing! What a weekend. The shanty has everything needed for a weekend in paradise. It's so close to so much adventure and fun, hiking and outdoor adventures. With views to wake up to and go to bed too. Meryl is amazing! So welcoming and wanting to be sure we were happy and comfortable. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Allison!!! I am so happy you and Gabe came into my life. If even for just a few days. It's amazing how from so far apart, people can meet and find how much their lives are intertwined. Thank you for sharing everything with me. I can't be more happy that you chanced by the Shanty.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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