Flat Stanley in the background. Idaho Black Bear.Sweet cabin kitchen.
Cozy cabin in the Path of Totality
Cozy cabin in the Path of Totality
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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We have opened up the cabin for the Eclipse! Our normal parameters for guests are a bit more relaxed, so if you have any questions, just ask!
Log cabin nestled in the woods, river frontage, wildlife abounds. Inside has propane fireplace, 2 bedroom/one bath, fully equipped kitchen, and space to read, relax, and rejuvenate after hunting, fishing, hiking, and soaking in local hotsprings.

The space

At the confluence of the middle fork and south fork of the Payette River. An ideal setting for this gem of a home.

Guest access

Key information provided upon confirmation. Expect fresh ground sea salt and black pepper, extra virgin olive oil, and the right tools to make a fantastic dinner. French press, dark roast coffee, lots of books, and a blu ray player with a small selection of movies.

Interaction with guests

I am available via cell phone 24/7, however, cell phone and internet connectivity is currently an issue at my cabin. Cell coverage ~1 mile away in parking lot of library or post office, or service station east of town.

Other things to note

I do have a neighbor that is not entirely accepting of this short term rental situation. He has posted signs on his property.
Please respect his privacy and land. Under no circumstances enter his property.


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Cleaning Fee £31
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

This small community is enjoyed by homeowners and weekenders alike. Respect the speed limit, respect the people, respect the quiet, respect nature.

You must also acknowledge
Some pet(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector

3 nights minimum stay

47 Reviews

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Nicole User Profile
August 2017
Sam has an amazing home and was a superb host. We feel fortunate to have crossed paths with him.

Scott User Profile
July 2017
Sam's place was excellent! It's a short walk to the confluence of the south and middle fork of the Payette river (where you can swim in the summer) and a short drive into both Garden Valley and Crouch. The place has all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay and is a great get-away location if you need to get out of the city. If we are ever back in the area, we'll definitely hope to stay here again.

Launi User Profile
July 2017
The cabin is amazing. It is the perfect combination of cozy and relaxing. Located by the river with lots of fun things to do. Sam gave us helpful info before we checked in. We loved our time there and hope to re-visit soon!

Andrew User Profile
May 2017
Sam is very personable and dedicated to making sure you have the best experience possible at his home in Garden Valley, ID. I highly recommend staying here.

Sidra User Profile
May 2017
Such a great cabin! We loved our stay and the scenery was beautiful. The cabin is comfy, cozy and very welcoming. The nearby towns are great and the people are friendly. Sam has a lot of great pics, books and you can tell he's a true outdoorsman. Sam gave great directions and it was easy to coordinate with him. The only downside is that we didn't get to meet Sam in person. We hope to visit again!

Diane User Profile
October 2016
We all loved our days here - and hope to return sometime. Though you "warned" us about one UNfriendly neighbor, we met many very friendly neighbors (both people and dogs!) on our walks. One dog came to visit us every day as we were reading outside and every night we had a campfire - and seemed right at home! (Perhaps your dog's best friend? ;^) We love Airbnb because of welcoming hosts like you and Lindsey. Thanks so much for everything (including the wine and jelly beans! ). I also loved the "grown-up" coloring books....fun! Diane & Paul Smit

Kathy User Profile
August 2016
We felt welcome from the moment we arrived at Sam's place....Everything was just as he said it would be...We had no troubles following his directions to the (URL HIDDEN) was a wonderful weekend getaway..The scenery was wonderful and we were able to take our dogs to the river for some fun time for them too. We were thankful that Sam was a dog lover and allowed us to let our pets be a part of our vacation...I would for sure recommend Sam's place to my friends and family for a getaway! Thank you Sam and Lindsay for your wonderful hospitality.

Garden Valley, Idaho, United StatesJoined in December 2014
Sam User Profile

Paramedic by profession. Former French chef. Currently, wanting to share my amazing space with others. Love travel, music, nature, relationships, hot springs, and campfires. That's good enough for now.

Languages: Español, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

About the home

When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying in someone’s home.

This is Sam’s place.
Lindsay helps host.

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