Newly refinished hand crafted log cabin on the Salmon River with views of the river and rugged canyon peaks that you will never forget . We are 5 miles upriver from the town of Riggins. The 24 hour sound system is provided by the big river whitewater and Cat Creek tumbling down beside the cabin. Only our guests and the owners and their families have vehicle access to a beautiful calm water swimming beach at the lower end of the property. The occasional rafter or boater have access to the mean high water line. Tie up your jet boat, drift boat or raft on the beach. You can also launch a raft or drift boat from the beach and for larger boats there are launches a mile or two down river with easy water all the way.
The rustic Cat Creek cabin has 2 bedrooms upstairs with a double and single bed in each and a double hide-a-bed downstairs to sleep 6. The kitchen has everything you will need to prepare home cooked meals, you just need to bring the grub. There is a propane grill on the deck. It is air conditioned for the summer months and a glass front wood stove along with electric heat for the cool months, we furnish the wood.
We are in the heart of the largest concentration of National Forest public lands in the U.S. and a few miles up the road is the Frank Church Wilderness, the wildest piece of unroaded realestate in the continental U.S. . Our neighborhood is host to deer, elk, big horn sheep, mountain lion, mountain goat, grey wolf, black bear, golden eagle, osprey, bald eagle, salmon, steelhead, cutthroat trout, rainbow trout to name a few.
The Salmon River is the longest undamed river in the lower 48 and is appropriately named. The pole snapping Chinook salmon show up in May-June and the fall steelhead run starts in September and goes until spring. You can hire professional drift and jet boat guides in Riggins or try your luck in the Cat Creek Hole out your front door.
Our back yard abuts public lands and for the the hunter it is not likely you will see anyone else but it is steep and rugged, not recommended for those looking for a stroll in the woods.
The Salmon River is world class whitewater. You can take one of the most exciting 1/2 day whitewater raft trips in the west from Riggins or for an extended adventure, a 5 day trip thru the magnificent River of No Return Wilderness in relative comfort with one of the many professional outfitters.
And don’t forget you surfboard. Just up from our beach is the locally known Cats Paw Surf Wave. Its an easy paddle across the river and a short walk to the wave.
Almost forgot, we are about and hours drive from Brundage Mountain Ski Resort, best snow in Idaho so they say and a high speed quad to get you to the top. They usually crank up the lift in late November or early December, you will need powder skis.