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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

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 Troy

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • 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:
  • Air Conditioning
  • 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
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • bath/shower combo
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
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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 -
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Payne Creek Cabin Just a Half Mile from Beautiful Bull Lake
average rating of 4.8125 based on 64 reviews
4

Very peaceful

  • 4 of 5

Loved the guiet. The cabin was cute. Only problem, no toaster. As it was I had my toaster with me as I have Celiac and need an independent toaster, my husband didn't get toast until the morning we left. I let him use it after I did and then left it in the cabin. I hope all future guests will enjoy it! Thanks Randy for having us.See you sometime in the future! Donna Wyman

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very sorry about the toaster. The old one was damaged and I had forgotten to replace it. Thanks so much for the new one!
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Long Beach
5

A wonderful owner

  • 5 of 5

Randy is a thoughtful and caring owner who truly wants his guests to have the best possible experience. I appreciate him very much

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had a WONDERFUL stay at the cabin! It was clean, quiet & so very peaceful! Exactly what we hoped for! Randy was a great host & we look forward to visiting again!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Cabin for our long weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin for my husband and I (and the two dogs). Private, with tons of hikes and outdoor activities in the area, and only 2.5 hours from Spokane. Just what we needed!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

This is a great hideaway cabin for a vacation. It was very well maintained and clean, I highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cedar Hill, Tennessee
5

Great cozy cabin away from life's stress!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was the perfect size - most modern conveniences, but separated from the outside world (no cell service or TV, but there is wifi if needed). We really enjoyed the quiet and comfort. The location was great for day trips exploring the surrounding western Montana - northern Idaho mountains, forests, rivers, and towns. We're already starting to plan our return visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • 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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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