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Payne Creek Cabin Just a Half Mile from Beautiful Bull Lake

Sleeps5
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 520 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, Studio + Loft + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-4)

This Amish-built log cabin is located right on Payne Creek on the western flank of the Cabinet Mountains. It includes a fully-equipped kitchen and bath, living room, and a large sleeping loft accessed by a spiral staircase. Also included are wireless internet and DVD/VHS player and library.

The 30 acre property is adjacent to the National Forest Service, and has over a mile of hiking trails through lush cedar-hemlock forest. Elk, deer, moose, black bears, and bald eagles are among many wild visitors to our property. A beautiful 60 foot waterfall on Payne Creek is just a 30 minute walk east into the National Forest Service.

Scenic Bull Lake is a half mile west, and boating and swimming access is available at Dorr Skeels National Forest Campground three miles northwest. The Bull River, just five miles south, has excellent trout fishing. The area has great hunting for elk, deer, moose, and turkey. There are several nearby trails into the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness area with access to beautiful glacial lakes.

Other nearby attractions include the lush old-growth cedar forest at Ross Creek Cedars Scenic area (eight miles west) and Kootenai Falls (18 miles northeast) which are the largest waterfalls between the Cascades and the Rockies. There are local cross country skiing trails. Nearby downhill ski resorts include Schweitzer Mountain (65 miles west) and Turner Mountain (50 miles north). Lake Pend Oreille is just 40 miles west in Idaho. The nearest major airport is in Spokane, Washington 140 miles west. Glacier National Park is a three hour drive east.

Each year there are three to five great traditional outdoor country music festivals at the Halfway House bar and grill just down the road.

The area is a favorite scenic bicycle tour destination. It is home to the annual Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River (STOKR) in May and the Cycle Hard for Education (CHaFE 150) tour.

There is great rafting on the Kootenai and Yaak rivers as well as seasonal rafting on several other streams. We can provide transportation and logistical support for raft trips.

Keywords: log cabin, Cabin, Bull Lake, Troy, Libby, Montana, Pend Oreille, Cabin Rental, Hiking, Fishing, Hunting, Vacation, Ross Creek, Kootenai Falls, Yaak, Yaak Falls, Halfway House, bike tours, cycling, waterfall, MT, rafting, country music festival

More Details

Owner
Randy Farr, Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 29, 2017

About Randy Farr, Owner

I fell in love with this area while working as a geologist for the US Geological Survey in 1978. Amazingly when I returned looking for property to purchase in 2001, I found that this beautiful quiet secluded corner of Montana had somehow remained a wonderful well-kept secret.

Randy Farr, Owner purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Randy Farr, Owner chose Glacier Country

I chose this 30 acre property because it contained a beautiful diverse conifer forest and snow-fed stream which bisects it. It affords privacy for both my home on the eastern edge of the property and the visitors to the cabin on the western edge. Being next to National Forest Service land was also a must!

What makes this cabin unique

Great views and a waterfall just off the property to the east!

Centrally located for easy day trips to the Pend Oreille area in Idaho and the Kootenai Valley. Lots to see and do!

Amenities

Troy Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 520 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Trundle or Single Beds (1), Queen-size Futon (1) Queen with twin trundle underneath in the loft. Full Futon downstairs.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Phone(Local calls free, Long distance requires calling card, ), VCR/DVD player

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Payne Creek Cabin Just a Half Mile from Beautiful Bull Lake
average rating of 4.7954545 based on 44 reviews
5

Quiet comfortable cabin. Close to great recreational activities.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect cabin to enjoy Montana. Next to a creek. Had a full kitchen with all pots, pans, dishes and utensils. Enough towels and blankets for all. Enjoyed sitting on the porch watching the hummingbirds.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Quiet and peaceful

  • 4 of 5

This was the perfect place for a romantic getaway. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy, spotlessly clean, private getaway

  • 5 of 5

Loved the stay here in the quiet off season. Super clean when I arrived, turkey and deer made their appearance. Enjoyed listening to the creek, and soaking in the quiet. Lots of great short day hikes nearby, never saw another soul on the trails. Highly recommend if you need a quiet spot in the this area.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cabin for our Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful, rustic cabin for our Montana Honeymoon. Randy kept us informed throughout the whole process and were not left guessing on any details. Randy was very responsive and a pleasure to work with. The cabin speaks for itself - Beautiful, Rustic, Clean and Comfortable. The setting was everything it was described to be on the website.

We went to sleep every night listening to the sounds of the creek. We loved the peaceful nights and serene mornings with deer in the front yard. We would highly recommend Randy's Cabin to anyone looking for a get away that offers these things in addition to fabulous places to visit like Kootenai Falls! Just a short distance away and is a must see.

Thanks, Randy! We look forward to visiting your neck of the woods again.

Sincerely,

William & Cheri Stromberg

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

This is our third stay over the past 10 years. This time, our kids were able to enjoy the cabin with us. After a hectic summer running a seasonal family business, the relaxing setting of this cabin was just what we needed. The cabin has all the essentials plus some to make the stay comfortable. We explored the woods in the front yard and nearby towns we had never visited. In the evenings, we roasted marshmallows in the outside fire pit and enjoyed sitting on the porch listening to the stream. The kids loved going up and down the spiral staircase all day long. We will be back as often as we can make it work.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location for events or just as a retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were at Bull Lake for a reunion of classmates, family and friends. This cabin allowed us easy access to our event location. Randy's cabin had everything we needed and more. It was a perfect little retreat for our two night stay. We did have a very happy little cricket somewhere in the kitchen area that was vocal throughout our stay. We would definitely use this cabin again for any visits to the Bull Lake. It was great to meet Randy while we were there and learn a little more about what was offered in the area. I wish our stay could have been longer but life happens!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
125 Miles
Spokane
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Halfway House Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
31 Miles
Libby, MT
Nearest Train
31 Miles
Libby, MT
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
MT 56
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Halfway House Bar and Grill
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Schweitzer Mountain or Turner Mountain
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Dorr Skeels
Car: recommended

Boat, fish and ski on Bull Lake 0.5 mile west. Access from Dorr Skeels NFS campground 2.5 miles northwest.

Enjoy great huckleberry picking in August and other berry picking from early July to September. We might even share some of our secret locations.

Raft and fish Bull River 5 miles south, Lake Creek 6 miles northwest, or Kootenai River 18 miles north. Will provide logistical support and transportation for rafting upon request.

Lake Pend Oreille and Sandpoint attractions 45 to 65 miles west in Idaho. Lots of activities!

Call for information on upcoming festivals and other events including Festival at Sandpoint, Libby Logger Days, Libby Rodeo, Libby Nordicfest, 4th of July Parade, and Big Sky Rendezvous and Country Music Camp Out (1/2 mile down the road).

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Rates & Availability

Troy Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Season
Jun 15 2017 - Jul 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$95
$595
$2,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$89
From
$89
Fri,Sat,Sun
$553
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Tax Rate 7.0%

Base Rate (Sept. 1 through May 31):
Nightly charge is $89 for stays of 2-6 days.
Nightly charge is $79 for stays of 1 to 4 weeks.
Nightly charge is $66.67 for stays longer than 4 weeks

Peak Season (June 1-Aug 31)
Nightly charge is $99 for stays of 2-6 days.
Nightly charge is $89 for stays of 1 to 4 weeks.
Nightly charge is $73.33 for stays longer than 4 weeks

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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