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Susan Gilbert

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Gorgeous Mountain views from the porch of Gus's Cabin

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Susan Gilbert (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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.


based on 8 traveler reviews

Gorgeous Mountain views from the porch of Gus's Cabin
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

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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Baton Rouge, LA

Cozy cabin, very private

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful setting, cozy cabin. Great view from the porch. We would stay here again. The second bathroom is definitely a plus when traveling with two couples.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa, CA

A true getaway

  • 5 of 5

The moment we pulled up to the gate and drove down the 1/4 mile "driveway" we knew this was what we were looking for. The cabin and property are better then the pictures. It was hard to drag ourselves off the comfortable back porch with a stunning view of the surrounding mountains. However we did get out hiking on the numerous trails as the property backs up to a National Forest. The owners were kind and helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome location, beautiful cabin, great host!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this cabin. The owners have done a wonderful job of making it very comfortable and cozy but still maintaining the cabin feel. We loved exploring the area and all there is to do near the cabin. It's the perfect place for a family to be together and be away from it all. Susan was very gracious and allowed us to use the bikes and kayaks she had there (although we never did use the kayaks). I hope to retire and such a place one day!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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A fabulous get-away in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

Gus' cabin exceeded our expectations! What a pleasure to sit on the back porch, take in the gorgeous scenery, and only hear the sounds of nature - with the exception of the train whistle, which was not that much of a distraction :-). The cabin was very clean and it provided all the comforts of home. The kitchen was well stocked, the beds were comfortable, and the outdoor furniture was perfect. After seeing many deer and turkeys and no people, we throughly enjoyed our time in the "wilderness". We walked down to the river (a nice bench is there to watch the river), hiked around the mountain, took many pictures of wildlife, and just relaxed on the porch. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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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.


Rates & Availability

Bonners Ferry Cabin Rental Rates

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Summer rates
May 1 - Aug 30
3 night minimum stay
Winter rates
Sep 1 - Apr 29
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
cleaning fee $100

No hunting on property.

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

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Northern Idaho Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 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 $100 cleaning fee will be added in the quote.

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