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View of Tola Ridge from cabin front porch.
Meadow View Log Cabin - Priest Lake
Meadow View Log Cabin - Priest Lake
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
0 baths
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
0 baths
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Consider a stay in this rustic, hand made cabin, restored in 2013. It offers a very quiet and private setting, and yet only 20 minutes from Priest Lake. Can be rented with "Sylvia's Selkirk Retreat," which is 1/4 mile away.

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Current conditions: 11/21: Beautiful conditions but increasing rain will soon close the meadow driveway, requiring guests to park at the upper driveway and take a short (3 minute) walk to the cabin. Bring your own bedding during Fall and Winter stays. A hand cart is available to bring in supplies. 10/1: Meadow View Cabin log repair is complete! See pictures from the repair under Photos. Fall: Everything is in good order. Recent rains have cleared the air from fire smoke and softened everything. Lots of wildlife about.

This very private rustic log cabin was hand hewn in 1978 and renovated and refurnished in the Fall of 2013. It has a large first floor (450 square feet) which includes a living room, kitchen and dining area. The loft has a sleeping area for two with twin beds that can be arranged together or apart. The sofa folds down to sleep two adults. The roof peak of the cabin is 16 feet high.

Meadowview Cabin sits 40 feet above Priest Lake (and about 7 miles by car from the lake) on 25 acres with trails on the property for walking and for hiking into the surrounding national forest, with peaks of 3000 feet. From the porch looking north, you see the Tola Ridge. Your neighbor is a 600 acre wilderness preserve (see pictures) owned and managed by the Kalispell, who allow hiking, fishing (with Idaho license), and non-motorized transportation. Visit the reclaimed Gooseberry Creek and fish native Idaho cutthroat trout thanks to the Kalispell's work. You may see a wide variety of wildlife on the property and in the area, including elk, moose, deer, coyote, turkeys, rabbits, etc.

The cabin has solar power which supplies both 12-volt lighting and 110 volt circuits. The kitchen is equipped with dishes, pots, pans, cutlery, everything you need to cook (email host for complete inventory). Bring your cooler as there is no refrigerator. The propane stove top has three burners and there is a propane grill outside with a grill box. There is a Lodge Hibatchi grill. You may also grill in the fire pit. Kitchen water supply from counter top container pumped by hand from the well (nonpotable). You will want to be comfortable cooking and washing without continuous piped water. It only takes a minute to pump five gallons of water from the well outside the cabin.

Meadow View Cabin is very rustic. Drinking water must either be brought in or treated. Very clear non-potable water is available from the hand pumped well, creek, or snow melt for cooking and personal cleaning. There are separate sinks for personal washing and cooking. The heat is from a Fisher wood stove. Firewood is provided. There is a very nice outhouse behind the cabin. Take a moment to make sure this appeals to you. Guests report that the rustic aspect of the cabin is one the chief pleasures of the experience.

Discounts for longer stays, veterans, those in public service, and Bonner County residents.

For more images, see the group, "Friends of Sylvia's Cabin and Meadow View Cabin" on the popular social media site which sounds like a book of faces.

Guest access

You may use the entire cabin and camp and bring campers onto the property. Additional charges may be applied to groups larger than six.

Interaction with guests

Discounts for longer stays and for veterans and those in public service.

Other things to note

Great swimming and boating on Priest Lake. See the museum and ranger stations for additional recreation. Also Priest Lake town website. The cabin sits on the edge of a wildlife preserve managed by the Kalispell. You may hike on the 600 acre meadow and explore their reclamation project, which involves restoring native trout (fishing with Idaho permit) and restoring the natural creek bed of Gooseberry Creek. Mountain bike Tola Ridge (see photo).

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Suitable for events
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $52 NZD
Security Deposit $149 NZD
Weekly Discount: 22%
Weekend Price $119 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed
House Rules
No smoking
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Do not smoke in the cabin, do not clean fish or game in the cabin, no flame lanterns or heat sources (aside from provided wood stove), no motorized or horse access to the big meadow, but hiking is permitted on the big meadow.

Pets are welcome, but please do not remove the extra cover on the sofa if you want to let your pet on the sofa. Some guests will be allergic to your pet's fur.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

41 Reviews

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Levi User Profile
November 2017
Great place to stay.

Kristin User Profile
November 2017
Meadow View Cabin is a great place to stay anytime of the year. We chose this cabin for its natural rustic beauty as well as it's close location to prime hunting land. Whether you are looking for a place to kick back and relax on those warm summer nights or in need of a warm place to sleep after a hard day of hunting in the snow, this cabin has all the amenities to make your stay comfortable.

Nikki User Profile
September 2017
This is an amazing spot- the cabin is clean and comfortable and Mark provided all the information we needed to get settled in. The setting is incredible, very peaceful with beautiful views. We had a great time here!

Wendy User Profile
August 2017
We stayed at Mark's place for our 4th wedding anniversary. Upon arrival, we were immediately smitten. We parked at the end of the driveway and walked in, as our car is perhaps too low-slung to handle the driveway, though a pickup truck or SUV or Subaru would have no problem. The walk in filled our ears with lots of bird calls and the hum of insects, yet shortly after we settled in, even those sounds died down until there was just a pleasant silence. The view is spectacular, especially in the morning. We enjoyed spending time out on the porch. We had fun watching deer, hawks, blackbirds, and turkeys hang out in the field directly in front of the cabin. We found the inside of the cabin to be spotless and well-organized. The bedding smelled fresh. There were so many thoughtful details. There were maps, guidebooks, headlamps (in case a nighttime trip to the outhouse was necessary), and even bear spray. The pantry was full of dishes, utensils, and cookware. We loved that there was a French press for coffee. There was TP, paper towels, and cleaning supplies. There was even a box filled with games. I lost some intense chess matches to my husband. We were in awe of the solar power. There's plenty of light, though it was not really necessary until around 9 or 10 p.m. And had we stayed during cooler months or during greener months, we would have loved to have a fire in the fire pit area. We would love to stay at Mark's place again. Perhaps next time we can stay at another of his properties, as he is a truly fine host.

Annie & Greg User Profile
August 2017
Mark's cabin is a lovely, quiet retreat in a gorgeous setting. Close enough to the lake, but secluded enough to enjoy peaceful time. We slept so well!

Grant User Profile
July 2017
We had a great stay, Mark was very quick to communicate back with us and the cabin is awesome!

Kimberly User Profile
July 2017
This cabin is a great place to just get away and enjoy some family time. My husband and I and our 2 boys (8 & 11) stayed 3 nights at the cabin. The view of the meadow is just breath taking. The boys loved playing outside riding their bikes up and down the driveway. There is also a nice bass creek nearby (Chase Creek) that we went to each day to fish. This was our first time using airbnb and the cabin by far exceeded our expectations.

Spokane, Washington, United StatesJoined in September 2013
Mark User Profile

My wife and I have lived, worked, and raised a family in Spokane since 1989 and are happy to offer this cabin for your enjoyment. The Priest Lake area is one of our favorite places to visit, and we hope you enjoy it as well.

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