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Relaxing, beautiful walking and biking trails

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,480 sq. ft.
Property type cabin


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 8 plus plenty of parking

1480 sq foot A-frame, real hardwood floors. Three Percheron horses!! Property is on 23 acres. Fishing, boating, swimming, jet skiing nearby. Snowmobiling, snowshoe and ice skate in the winter. Tons of wildlife including moose, deer, elk, black bear, eagles, hawks, turkeys etc. Minutes from Priest Lake, Pend Oreille Lake and Sandpoint (with a city beach). Pets are welcome. It's great for weddings, family reunions, retreats, etc.

Plenty of parking for large family reumions and other types of events. Places to pitch tents. Fenced yard - pets must be in house, yard or on leash. May smoke outside.

Wildlife is various and abundant. 4 sets of eagles have built their nest in close proximity to the cabin; we feed the deer and elk in the winter. We have refurbished the entire house so the inside is virtually brand new. Close to Priest River, Hope, Sandpoint, Coeur D'Alene, City Beach, Pend Oreille Lake and River. On 23 acres.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Cathy

My husband Rocky and I bought the land in 1996. Rocky built the home himself in 1997; in fact he built almost every home around us. We love animals. We have five German Shepherds and three Percheron Draft Horses. We have 3 "babies." We rescued their father, Gus, the stallion in 1998 when he was 13. He crossed the rainbow bridge 3 years ago. We rescued the mother, Ebony, in 2007. We lost Ebony last year (2015). We are left with their three "children" - Blackjack (boy - foal) - born May 1, 2009; Pepperjack - (girl - filly) born April 30, 2010 and Hijack born April 30, 2011.

Cathy purchased this cabin in 1996

Why Cathy chose Lake Pend Oreille

In 1996, my daughter-in-law and I were sent on a trip to buy property in Idaho, Washington, Montana or Oregon. The very first place the realtor took us was Sandpoint. After we drove across the Long Bridge into Sandpoint, we knew we were home and we looked no further. My husband built their home. On our property, he built the A-frame and later a state-of-the-art dog kennel for me to breed and train German Shepherd dogs. We trained for police, protection, search and rescue, cadaver, companion, obedience (you can't always tell it with my 3 "pups" who are 3 years old. My husband changed the dog kennel into our current home in 2011. We live on the property but can't hear or see you unless you want or need something. We try to give you as much privacy as we can.

What makes this cabin unique

The list is too long. The house itself is comfortable and has tons of storage places and room for sleeping bags if needed. Wildlife is everywhere. We have 4 pair of nesting bald eagles nearby. Moose and deer are abundant along with black bear, geese, ducks, wild turkeys and more. We've fed the deer through the winter of 2015-16 and have up to 30 now hanging around.


Sandpoint Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1480 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Huge deep jacuzzi tub - no jets - great bubbles though
  • It's a jacuzzi tub downstairs - the motor no longer works but it's a great size and gives perfect bubble baths for one or two adults and children as well.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Other - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , You can bring air mattresses/sleeping bags
  • Sleeps max of 8 comfortably. However we rent by the night - not by the person so sleeping bags, air mattresses etc. can be used if there are more in your party. It is okay to bring a crib. If you want a family reunion, call us about camping sites and winnebego parking on site.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Relaxing, beautiful walking and biking trails
average rating of 4.5 based on 22 reviews

Wild Wild Life

  • 5 of 5

My kids never saw deer walking by so close you could hit them with a frisbee. Our family made memories, took a billion pictures, and everyone wants to go back next year.

My daughter is turning 13 and wants to bring her best friend. My wife is now actually pricing kayaks online.

Beautiful setting, more amenties than expected, and overall I was not just comfortable - I felt like I belonged.

I live in Phoenix but we are seriously considering living up north part of the year now.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, private, nicely appointed and peaceful. Perfect for a romantic weekend away.

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed 3 days at this lovely home. Owners were very accommodating, yet we actually never even saw them. Saw a doe with twin fawns & several wild turkey, just steps from the porch. Stars looked close enough to touch. The fireplace was wonderful. We are likely to return to this true gem nestled in the woods.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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A wonderful week in the woods

  • 4 of 5

Cathy’s vacation home is off the paved road in a quiet and relatively secluded area in the forest. It is an ideal place to watch deer and turkeys in the front yard in the early morning or as the evening light fades.

This comfortable home is open and stocked with enough dishware to prepare and serve a variety of meals. We cooked an entire Thanksgiving dinner at the house. The beds and bedding are comfortable and warm providing a great sleeping environment.

Areas of interest (Schweitzer and Lake Pend Oreille) are easily accessible from the home. Trails along the lake and pedestrian bridges can be reached in minutes.

The house was as advertised and we enjoyed ourselves.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - you were five-star renters and if you come back, remind me because I always give repeat visitors a discount.
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Great for families and dogs

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here in February. Great experience. Fenced in area for pets. Not luxurious but the jacuzzi tub is a treat! Cold in the bottom level but there are heated blankets on the beds!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes, we used to live in the house and that huge bedroom downstairs was ours - during the hot months, that's the best place to sleep :) We hope to be doing upgrades this coming year We enjoyed having you. Remember, repeat visitors get a 10 percent discount
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great small place

  • 4 of 5

Great little place, only one private room, could comfortably have 8 couples on double beds as long as everyone is okay with hearing each other sleep. Really nice owners and helpful. Hard to reach by phone because of cell connectivity issues and hard to find house if using apple maps.

Beautiful horses.

Overall good experience. Just what we needed when attending a nearby wedding.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - you were five-star renters and if you come back, remind me because I always give repeat visitors a discount.
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Very Rustic

  • 1 of 5

The cabin is very rustic and access to the property is via an unpaved very rough and very, very DUSTY road.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is how the property is described - perhaps you did not look at other reviews and did not look at even the description. It is defined as a SECLUDED mountain getaway - and advertised as being accessible in the winter with snow only with 4-wheel and all-wheel drive vehicles even though all of us up here work to keep the DIRT road cleared. I just assume when you are calling it a mountain home that you would know it is not paved. We only have control of our own property and the road by our home - we have no control over other people. It is rustic (also advertised by the word cabin - but it has everything anyone would want or need. It has two full bathrooms, a full laundry room, queen beds, clean linens, free WIFI, Dish TV with hundreds of channels, a DVD player and hundreds of DVD movies - with redbox rentals in town. We provide guests with the GPS address of 946 Homestead Loop and when you put that into any mapping program, it clearly shows we are 1 1/2 miles from the paved highway. If you look at Zillow or Trulia for mountain homes here, you won't find any mountain roads paved. The road was a skid trail when we built. My husband brought the bottom part of the road going over the creek - raised it by 14 feet. He widened the road all at our expense since we were the first people here. And he put Tipar (sp) down in our driveway and that alone cost us $20,000. We put a note in the A-frame with instructions and ask you to text us, email us - whatever if you have any problems. Not one guest in August who we talked to complained - Every one of our guests has been really nice so I'm a little blindsided by this.
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Lake Pend Oreille
Schweitzer Mountain Resort Trails
Grouse Creek Falls
Joel's Mexican Food
Sandpoint Marina
Mountain Horse Adventures
Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Spokane International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
City Beach
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Country Club
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 200
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
City Beach
Car: necessary

Our A-frame is about 8 miles from Sandpoint, 11 from Schweitzer Mountain Ski Lodge, 10 from Priest Lake and Priest River. Close to the Pend Oreille River and Lake. Plenty of fishing.

Other Activities: Something is always going on - the Festival at Sandpoint, Lost in the 50's just to name a couple. We have several repeat renters like the one below:

We were guests at the cabin in 2007 and again in 2008. It is relaxing, and secluded. We saw several moose and a black bear during our second visit. We plan on visiting again in 2009 - it's like a home away from home.


Rates & Availability

Sandpoint Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring and Summer
May 9 2017 - Sep 6 2017
1 night minimum stay
Skiing hiking snow season
Sep 7 - May 8
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Pet Fee $25

We will consider a negotiated fee if the other property you have found is comparable to ours.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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