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Deck hangs over the peaceful water of this unique setting surrounded by forest

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

One bedroom and sleeping loft sleeps eight and deck over water = gorgeous views

Come experience one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.This unique cabin is the only one that has a deck hanging over the water of the peaceful Thorofare. Completely restored in 2012, the Cabin sits next to National Forest and private acres for a peaceful setting. One bedroom on the main floor and a second living area and sleeping loft on the second floor. There is a dock, swimming beach, fire pit area and trails for walking. Front deck is over the water and side deck is next to grassy area for rabbit watching, reading, or just relaxing. The cabin has great views on all sides and has all necessary amenities.

We will provide firewood for a reasonable fee. If there is a ban on all camp fires or it pours rain all week, we will refund the money.

More Details

Jeannie Cocks
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Jeannie Cocks

Our family purchased the property to save it from a developer and then worked together to restore the two 1914 cabins (used by the famous silent screen actress Nell Shipman when she made movies at Priest Lake). We have four children who all pitched in to build, restore, and furnish these two great cabins on property my family had camped on for over 100 years. The history of the area is interesting and fun to read about in the cabin family albums.

Jeannie Cocks purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Jeannie Cocks chose Coolin

This has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth and our family has stayed in resorts, camped, hiked, berry picked, boated, fished, and played on both the Upper and Lower lakes for generations.

What makes this cabin unique

This cabin was originally built in 1914-15 and was part of Forest Lodge where visitors stayed to enjoy the lake. We restored the cabin as it was back then with a deck that hangs over the water and views from every side. It is special because it is surrounded by National Forest and our private acreage. We often see moose swimming across the water in the evening and enjoy sitting by the camp fire to watch the stars.


Coolin Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No shoes in the cabin.
  • Strictly No eating or sleeping on the couches, and furniture may not be moved. Look at bed configuration to plan sleeping.
  • Violation of rules will result in fines withheld from damage deposit.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • One bathroom on main floor with shower. Outdoor outhouse is clean and usable just a short path from the cabin for swimmers, hikers, or just to save our sewer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 4 twin/ single , Twins are extra long - same length as king
  • One bedroom on main floor with queen bed. Sleeping area upstairs with one queen bed and four extra long twin beds. All have new, good mattresses.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Great to sit on the front deck and watch the canoes, kayaks, and boats go by and enjoy the scenery with a good book or snacks. Great hiking trails right from the cabin.


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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Cavanaugh Bay
Nearest Barpub
18 Miles
Cavanaugh Bay
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Coolin, Idaho
Nearest Restaurant
18 Miles
Cavanaugh Bay
Nearest Ski
Cross Country around lake
Nearest Beach
On the property
Car: recommended

Priest Lake is a clean, clear, and absolutely gorgeous lake in the mountains of North Idaho. This location is a peaceful, forest surrounded, relaxing site. The cabin is surrounded by hiking trails, berry picking, fishing, swimming, and boating opportunities. The cabin has a covered deck which actually sits on the calm water. We have a dock, beach, porch and grassy area for games. You may see amazing sunsets, experience peaceful sunbathing or refreshing hikes, or enjoy delicious smores around the campfire. A boat trip or canoe paddle through the Thorofare is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places on earth. You must go slow, leaving no wake, making the trip a life-time experience with the possibility of seeing wildlife including moose, deer, eagles, beaver and more. Although listed as Mosquito Bay, we are not actually in the bay and THERE ARE NO MORE MOSQUITOS THAN ANY WHERE ELSE ON THE LAKE. The Thorofare is one of the places on the lake which is a must to travel through whether it be by boat, kayak, canoe, or paddle board.




Additional information about rental rates

Internet if required $65
Laundry/Inspection $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Firewood if requested $0
Motorized RV equipment $50

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.
No motorhomes, fifth-wheels, or campers allowed.
Rental Rate will be reduced if occupancy is for 2 adults only with no additional guests at any time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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