Experience a Vacation of a Lifetime in This Scenic, Cabin Setting on the Water

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Last updated: 08/04/2016

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Come experience one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. 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.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in cabin or on property....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 4 twin/ single

    Twins are extra long - same length as king...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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. ...moreless


  • Books:

    A few about Priest Lake and human interest...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Dominoes, chess, cards, canasta, jigsaw etc. ...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library:

    A few family oriented movies...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Beach in front of the cabin and public beach on the sandbar....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Cabin is on the calm water of the Thorofare looking across sand bar to lower lake water. Lower Priest just through entrance to Thorofare. ...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Cabin sits on the Thorofare water and view across the Thorofare to the main Lower Priest Lake....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Water right outside the front door for boating, swimming, and other water fun. Lower Priest Lake is just across the sandbar and just outside the Thorofare entrance. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful views of the mountains around the lake and all the way to Canada....moreless

  • Resort:

    Priest Lake has a number of resorts to visit by road around the lake or by boat....moreless

  • Rural:

    Fifteen acres behind the cabin of forest land and National Forest to the west of the cabin....moreless

  • Ski-In:

    All kinds of trails for Cross Country Skiing...moreless

  • Water View:

    Amazing view up and down the Thorofare and across to the Lower Priest Lake...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Thorofare right in front of the cabin with swimming beach and boat dock and just a short paddle across to the beach and water of the Lower Lake...moreless

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


  • Dining:

    Kitchen bar seats eight. Table for four upstairs. Seats on the deck....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:


  • Internet:

    Only a wilderness internet with limited time.Basically EMAIL ONLY.NO STREAMING, NETFLIX ETC. EXTRA FEE APPLIES IF YOU NEED INTERNET....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Up stairs and down stairs areas...moreless

  • Parking:

    Two cars near the cabin and room for a boat trailer beside the driveway coming in. NO MOTORHOMES, CAMPERS, FIFTH-WHEELS....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Must bring a phone card to make outgoing calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels provided but please bring your own beach and picnic towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    No camp fire dishes supplied except toasting forks. You must bring any paper or plastic plates, bowls, utensils etc. for use outdoors....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    All necessary utensils, dishes, pots and pans; coffeemaker, kettle, popcorn popper, mixer and all cooking necessities, trash compactor,toaster, microwave, refrigerator, glass top , double sink. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Full size...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Paper towels, trash compactor bags, some spices....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size with side freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    Glass top must use supplied pots and pans for glass....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Side deck and front deck over the water...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 9 - Nov 10, 2016
2 night min stay
$2,500 $9,600
Nov 11 - Mar 23, 2017
2 night min stay
Mar 24 - Jun 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$2,500 $9,600
Jun 16 - Sep 7, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Laundry/Inspection $55
  • Motorized RV equipment $25
  • Internet if required $55
  • Firewood if requested $35
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500


Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

No motorhomes, fifth-wheels, or campers allowed.

$600.00 holding deposit upon booking and remainder due 31 days prior to arriving. Contact owner for contract and payment details.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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18 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cavanaugh Bay
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cavanaugh Bay
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Coolin, Idaho
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cavanaugh Bay
Coolin, ID, USA
Nearest Ski
Cross Country around lake
Coolin, ID, USA
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Coolin, ID, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • Swimming beach

    Swimming beach

  • Side deck and lawn

    Side deck and lawn

  • Path between our two cabins

    Path between our two cabins

  • Front entrance

    Front entrance

  • Upstairs east side

    Upstairs east side

  • Upstairs couch west side

    Upstairs couch west side

  • West side of cabin

    West side of cabin

  • Thorofare winds  to the Upper Lake. A MUST CANOE/KAYAK/BOAT TRIP BREATHTKING!

    Thorofare winds to the Upper Lake. A MUST CANOE/KAYAK/BOAT TRIP BREATHTKING!

  • Amazing winter scenes

    Amazing winter scenes

  • Spectacular Lookout Mountain hike

    Spectacular Lookout Mountain hike

  • East corner main floor living area and stairway

    East corner main floor living area and stairway

  • Swimming beach

    Swimming beach

  • Overlooking the water of the Thorofare with open windows in enclosed deck

    Overlooking the water of the Thorofare with open windows in enclosed deck

  • Fire pit area

    Fire pit area

  • Kitchen


  • Main floor bedroom

    Main floor bedroom

  • Relaxing rocker upstairs

    Relaxing rocker upstairs

  • Upstairs sleeping area

    Upstairs sleeping area

  • Upstairs South side

    Upstairs South side

  • Dock and one of the numerous sunsets

    Dock and one of the numerous sunsets

  • Lion Creek a great hike

    Lion Creek a great hike

  • Thorofare Moose

    Thorofare Moose

  • View west from front deck

    View west from front deck

  • West corner main floor living area

    West corner main floor living area

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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