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James Nelson

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Alberton Gorge Riverfront Log Cabin

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Log Cabin on Clark Fork River with separate studio Apt.

Cabin is located right next to Alberton Gorge whitewater rafting takeout...Tremendous Fly Fishing in front of Cabin and downstream..Borders State Land...Mountain Biking out the door yet right off pavement...Famous Hiawatha Bike Trail only 45 minutes away..Cabin sleeps 4 and separate Studio Apt. above garage is perfect for another couple or children. So peaceful! Great place for rest and relaxation!

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
James Nelson (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About James Nelson

After living 45 years of my life in Montana. I decided to move to North Dakota where I met my wife, a realtor, and continued residential construction. Summer vacations every year are trips back to my old stomping grounds to fly fish and hike with my sons who live in Missoula. As a youth I spent every weekend and summer fly fishing with my grandparents, hiking up every drainage to every mountain lake I could find on a topo map. These recent years our trips included the St. Joe and Clearwater drainage in Idaho. we would drive by the area where our new cabin is and cut south on Trout Creek or Cedar Creek roads to the Blue Ribbon trout streams. Some trips would just be day hikes into the beautiful Alpine Lakes on the Mountana divide. Then last fall we stumbled upon this cabin built in 1996 on the Clark Fork River and knew this was where we wanted to come on our weeks off. In the past our families have enjoyed renting beautiful rentals as ours...With only limited time off each year we've decided to share our beautiful log cabin with you and share my knowledge of amazing adventures in the area.

James Nelson purchased this cabin in 2011

Why James Nelson chose Montana

Where to begin...A beautiful log cabin on the low bank of the Clark Fork River. It borders state land and is a couple hundred feet from the last take out of the Alberton Gorge, famous for its whitewater rafting. The freshly oxygenated water downstream from the cabin makes the fly fishing spectacular. you can sit on the deck or porch swing and watch the eagles and osprey hunt or watch the fish rise to the daily hatches. Being only 45 minutes from the Hiawatha Bike Trail, Quinn Hot Springs and Cascade Falls has its appeal too. For me it's a jumping off point for hiking too. The many numerous mountain lakes within an hour and the two roads I take to my favorite Idaho fishing river. Montana's largest and newest state park is 15 minutes away will open in 2014 and so is the largest pine tree in Montana. Golfing at Trestle Creek Golf Course is also only minutes away. Inside the cabin is a Forest Service look-out map on the wall marked with adventure spots for all ages. Be it a Alpine Lake you can drive too or one to hike too, a Forest Service Look-out, Hot Springs, mountain bike trails or the famous rafting waters out your door. We're here to share our past adventures with you!!

What makes this cabin unique

We've tried to set-up our log cabin with all the amenities you could want. Perfect for 2-3 couples or a family with kids that want their space this is the perfect set-up. The main cabin has a large master suite upstairs along with a tub/shower bathroom and amazing river views. On the main level you have a wonderful kitchen with all the amenities, dining room, laundry room, 1/2 bath and a living room area all with views of the Clark Fork River. Outside there's a covered porch with a swing and fire pit area for entertaining. The studio apartment sits above the garage for the kis or second couple and includes a 3/4 bath, fridge and amazing river views also. All in all you can sleep up to 6 comfortably here.


based on 14 traveler reviews

Alberton Gorge Riverfront Log Cabin
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful scenery, good fishing. Very romantic spot. Best cabin stay I have ever experienced. Owners were very accommodating to my unexpected needs.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 4 of 5

I really loved this cabin it was clean and a great place to stay the only thing that bothered me was the mattress in the 2nd bedroom, It was so bad I ended up sleeping in the lazyboy chair it really needs to be replaced. I would easily give it a 5 star if the above was changed.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay at our cabin! This is the first we've heard of the uncomfortable bed at our rental, we will definitely be looking it to the problem and correcting it! Thank you!
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  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with friends for a rafting adventure ... and despite rain shifting our plans a bit, we had a great home base to plot alternative adventures and enjoy meals and awesome views! Thanks so much:)

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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The right location

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here since we had a wedding at the Tarkio Lodge. Cabin was very clean and scenery was great. All appliances worked. Only negatives to us were;

the spiral staircase to the bedroom was tight, especially getting a suitcase up.

there is only partial bathroom privacy in that the doors are louvered. Definitely worked for us overall.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home in a beautiful setting. We were there to attend a wedding held at Tarkio River Lodge which was only 4 miles away. It was very cool, despite the 100 degree heat, and so well equipped. I needed extra help from the owner and they were very helpful and efficient. Would stay there again. Kudos!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace on the River!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed 3 nights at the cabin. There were 2 couples and my 19 month old granddaughter. The cabin was wonderful! Fully stocked with all the "essentials"- including Starbucks coffee! My Husband and Son-in-Law fished from the bank. We only caught one fish but the water was a little muddy still. My family and I attended a wedding at the Tarkio River lodge just 3 miles away. It was close to the lodge as well as to Superior for additional groceries, fishing supplies, etc. We enjoyed the fire pit and stars each night. One challenge is the narrow spiral staircase which is a fascination for the 19th month old but a fall hazard if you are not by their side.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 90
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Lookout Ski Area
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Forest Grove
Car: necessary

Cabin is low bank river front next to the takeout of the famous Alberton Gorge known for its whitewater rafting. From the Cabin downstream is excellent fly fishing...Other close attractions are the Hiawatha Bike Trail, Quinn Hot Springs, Cascade Falls Lookout Pass Ski Resort, Trestle Creek Golf Course and numerous Alpine lakes and Streams with easy access...


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Cleaning fee $90

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Montana Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , with sink on cabin main level.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Cabin has a full bathroom upstairs and a 1/2 bath on the main floor. The studio apartment has a 3/4 bath with shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Cabin master bedroom is on the second floor with a queen bed. Main floor has a futon that will sleep two. Studio apartment above the garage has a sofa sleeper and a full size bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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