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Gorgeous Mountain views from the porch of Gus's Cabin

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

7 person cabin with Moyie River frontage

1 bedroom (full-size), 1 loft (1 full, three twins), 2 bathroom log cabin with amenities of home. Kitchen, dining table, den, TV with DVD, phone service, front and back porch offer beautiful outdoor views. Washer and dryer facilities; outdoor pit and propane BBQ pit. You can take quiet walks and enjoy the outdoors or walk down to the river where you can sit and meditate or enjoy fishing. Rafting, canoeing, kayaking, and tubing is also available. Idaho laws state you must wear life jackets. There are many nearby lakes you can fish, also.

Susan Gilbert
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2017

About Susan Gilbert

Gus and I fell in love with Idaho three years ago. Our dream is to retire there one day. Currently our children are in school, so we cannot make that move, yet.

Susan Gilbert purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Susan Gilbert chose Northern Idaho

Bonners Ferry is a charming small town. It offers shopping, good food, and a friendly atmosphere. From the moment, Gus and I crossed the Kootenai River, we knew we had found home. People are so friendly, there's little to no crime, and our love for nature made it where we had to have a small piece of Idaho.

What makes this cabin unique

The Moyie River is a beautiful river that offers white water rafting adventure. Idaho law requires you wear a life vest any time you are in the water, and you must have a licensed guide when rafting parts of the Moyie River due to the caliber of white water.

If you enjoy snow skiing, Schweitzer Mountain in Sandpoint, Idaho has great skiing. Fast in and fast out - you can get in many runs. Tubing is also offered.

Many lakes and hiking trails are in the area, as many antique shops. Be sure to visit 3 mile Antique Store, the stores in downtown Bonners Ferry, and Sandpoint for your shopping fix. If you crave homemade pastries, go to The Bread Basket early for a delicious cinnamon roll. You can get bulk goods at Sharon's Country Store next door. The best pizza is found at Papa Byrd's pizza in Bonners Ferry. Make sure you have a hearty appetite, because the pizza is HUGE and the portions are large. Wallace, Idaho is about 2 1/2 hours south of Bonners Ferry. This is where they filmed Dante's Peak. For adventure, grab a bike and ride the Hiawatha Trail.


Bonners Ferry Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • River
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 5 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting
Smoking allowed outdoors. No hunting allowed on property. A $125 cleaning fee will be added in the quote.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Gorgeous Mountain views from the porch of Gus's Cabin
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Best Place to Unplug!

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, calming, serene and the best place to get away from busy lives. Not a sound to be heard except for the river rushing below the cabin. A true winter wonderland beyond compare! Susan, the host, is helpful and caring. This is the second time I've stayed at Gus's cabin and both times were amazing! Will definitely be staying many more times in the future!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Cozy, Quiet, A perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to disconnect and enjoy the quiet. Came here for our honeymoon and loved every minute of it. The cabin is very well stocked, you need bring nothing but the groceries. Very clean. My wife and I loved sitting on the back porch and listening to the river and the elk. We will definitely be back on or next trip through Idaho

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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The most peaceful place on earth

  • 5 of 5

Beauttiful cabin and all the comforts of home. Enjoyed peaceful mornings sitting on back porch in clean, crisp air sipping coffee,,,,,,,, listening to nature at its best. I enjoy the serenity of gus's cabin and all it has to offer. Sleeping in the loft looking at the beautiful sky and stars......priceless! I will go back. The owners do all they can to accommodate guests and it is homey and welcoming.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Absolutely beautiful!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Love love love this property!! Beautiful area and so private! Hope to come back some day!!! Wouldn't change a thing!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

The views from Gus' Cabin were incredible. There is a very nice front porch that allows you to look down, and listen to the Moyie River. The air smells sweet with all the pines around, and it was very quiet in the forest. There are many places to hike and swim, and both our boys (ages 7 & 9) loved exploring the area. The cabin was clean and well furnished, the beds were very comfortable, and the boys enjoyed sleeping in the loft. If you decide to rent this house you will be very happy with the decision, we intend to come up again.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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A home away from home

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful little cabin in a quiet secluded area, yet close to attractions. Wonderful setting close to running River. This cabin has all the comforts and conveniences of home, plenty of sleeping areas, and wonderful porches for relaxing. I would definitely recommend for families, couples, or just about anyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Bonners Ferry Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer rates
May 1 - Aug 30
3 night minimum stay
Winter rates
Sep 1 - Apr 29
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $150

No hunting on property.

There is a cleaning fee of $100 to be added to the quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
141.3 Miles
Spokane International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Fiest Creek Resort
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Mirror Lake Golf Course in Bonners Ferry
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 95
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Fiest Creek Resort
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Schweitzer Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Gus's Log Cabin is located in northern Idaho approximately 3 miles from the Canadian border. The cabin in situated on 4 acres surrounded by national forest land. You have access to the Moyie River where you can fish, tube, kayak, or canoe. You can sit on the deck and enjoy watching the wildlife: Canadian geese, ducks, eagles, moose, deer, and elk; or you can just enjoy the mountain scenery. Banff, Canada, is only 4 hours away and Calgary is about 7 hours. Casinos are located in Bonners Ferry and just north across the Canadian border. A day in Sandpoint, Idaho is a must. Skiing can be enjoyed at Schweitzer Ski Resort located in Sandpoint, which is an hour's drive south of the cabin. Be sure to take the short hike to Copper Falls and enjoy fishing in one of the many nearby lakes. Robinson Lake is one of my favorites.


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