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Bring a Friend and Your Pet. Kids under 18 stay FREE!

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq ft
Property type cabin


About the property

Country Cabin & Barn, Private Setting, Borders Forest Service & Clark Fork River

We invite you to come and enjoy wide open spaces & a comfortable country atmosphere. We are open Spring, Summer and Fall. CLOSED DEC. thru FEBRUARY. Nestled between the Bitterroot & Cabinet Mtns on the Clark Fork River. You will enjoy hiking the trails to the swimming hole, exploring, canoeing & fishing. Elk, deer, bear, geese & turkeys are often seen from the cabin.

While staying at the ranch, you will discover a comfortable, furnished cabin & sleeping facilities, complete with gas BBQ grill, TV, full sized appliances, washer & dryer and a fully furnished kitchen . Toiletries, paper towels, dish soap, laundry soap & garbage bags are provided for your convenience.

Our cabin is an 850 sq. ft. home with 1 bdrm 2 full baths, gas and wood heat. With awesome views of the river and mountains from several decks.

Above our barn is a BUNK HOUSE, fully furnished (1,000 sq. ft.) that sleeps 8. It has a full bathroom, living room, TV, kitchen table and a bar with a small fridge, microwave and sink. It has a large deck that offers beautiful views of the mountains & wildlife.

We welcome well mannered pets. Maximum 2. The trails to explore with your pets are endless here.

Other activities close by are: Kootenai Falls near Libby, Ross Creek Cedars, National Bison Range and more. All within a short days drive. Come back home and enjoy sitting around the fire pit looking at the brightest stars you've ever seen.

There is a small Mercantile Store and a convenient store with gas pumps near by. Larger grocery stores are only a 45 minute drive away. All you need to bring is your food.

We look forward to meeting you and helping you enjoy your stay.

More Details

owner/property manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2018

About owner/property manager

I moved here 19 years ago from the Midwest. I built this cabin and barn from scratch and have enjoyed being here ever since.

owner/property manager purchased this cabin in 1994

Why owner/property manager chose Heron

This property had everything I was looking for, wilderness, water, fresh air, wildlife and trains.

What makes this cabin unique

It's unique because not only does it have the small town feel, it's close enough to larger cities if you need one and you don't have to drive very far for shopping, hospitals or whatever you might need. We like to say we are only 45 minutes from everywhere.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Heron

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 9:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • 2 well mannered pets MAX. $55. Non Refundable Fee .Owners must clean up after their pets. We ask that pets do their business away from living area.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Two full baths with tubs & showers in main cabin, one full bath with shower in bunk house.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • 1+ Bedroom - 1 large double bed
  • 1 bedroom in main cabin, sleeps 2. (Queen) 3 beds above the barn, sleeps 6. (1 Queen, 2 Full)
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We have 2 nice reservoirs for boating and fishing, plus Lake Pend Orielle in Idaho is only 20 miles away. Float down the Bull River, it's known for it's beauty and is only minutes away. Dine at the Hereford Restaurant and Bar on Hwy 200 just across the river from our cabin. Visit the historic Toby's Bar in Noxon only 6 miles away. Horse stalls available are good size, clean and safe. Only $10.00 a day per horse.


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Bring a Friend and Your Pet. Kids under 18 stay FREE!
average rating of 4.769231 based on 26 reviews
Deer Lodge, MT

Rustic and homey

  • 5 of 5

Awesome hosts! Very comfortable and fit our family of 8 very well. Close to water for swimming and kayaking. We all enjoyed our stay a great deal! Thank you😊

  • Review Submitted: 22/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely property owners, peculiar smell, long ways from fishing

  • 2 of 5

WE were very welcomed by the owners! The house was very clean, comfortable bed,but there was an odor that seemed to be very strong in their wash/dryer room, that seemed to slightly fall over into the rest of the house. Though it was only 6 miles to the nearest water, most of it was on dirt roads, so our boat trailer took a beating. We did not tell the owners about the smell, we figured they knew. I think it would be a great hunting vacation home.

  • Review Submitted: 12/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are sorry that you smelled something peculiar during your stay. We did have a skunk under the front porch months ago that sprayed, and we did all we could to clean it up, even sprayed new kitty litter under to absorb it. We thought it was pretty well gone. Sometimes living in the country can present challenges and we apologize if it caused any inconvenience. We hope that you'll come again. We certainly enjoyed meeting you. Sincerely, Lonesome Crow Ranch
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Scottsdale, Arizona

Great locating and beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

What a great time we had and the house was wonderful. Our kids stayed in the rooms above the barn and it was set up so nice. The main house has some great views and we could see a Bald Eagle nesting from the patio. Can’t wait to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 09/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christy for your review. We enjoyed having you and your family stay at the cabin. Thank you so much for leaving the cabin so clean. We hope to see you all again sometime. Sincerely, Lonesome Crow Ranch
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Quiet and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay last year so returned this year and for longer than before. It was even better the 2nd time. The property is beautiful and the house is very nice and comfortable. The area is very unique and is a great place to disappear from hectic day to day life. Ernie and Donna are very hospitable and helped make our vacation special. Our dogs loved the big mostly fenced yard and we felt confident in knowing they were safe. We will be back. Thank you for everything.

  • Review Submitted: 25/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mike and family, Thank you for your nice review and for choosing to stay at our cabin. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you all again. Thank you for all your help. Sincerely, Lonesome Crow Ranch
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Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My wife, I and our 2 dogs loved our stay. Clean, cozy and very comfortable cabin on beautiful property in remote yet easily accessible location. We'll be going back.

  • Review Submitted: 01/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, beautiful, fresh, clean, cozy, welcoming and a great value

  • 4 of 5

This was our third stay at Lonesome Crow with our hosts, Dona and Ernie Brown. The first two times we were on our way to or from Yellowstone or Glacier. This time we went out to specifically spend our week at Lonesome Crow. Dona and Ernie of course had everything ready. We were worried about making the eight hour drive from western Washington because the forecast said thunderstorms but it was only cloudy one day, the storms were toward the middle of Montana.

Great kitchen facilities, and the queen bed is one of the most comfortable I've slept in. There's even satellite tv if you can't go cold turkey from the rest of the world. I wish my wife Vicki couldn't get internet because her work just keeps bugging her on vacation. Also our little lab mix, Woody loves to go swimming in Triangle Pond as do we.

I regret having to write such a great review because it was our little secret but it's only a matter of time till the word gets out anyway. And Dona and Ernie deserve to have the truth written about their place, built by Ernies own hands, and there's a bigger place to stay dormitory style not fifty yards from the main house.

There you go you'll enjoy it if you stay. I love the sound of the train in the distance at night, under the spread of a thousand stars.

Pete and Vicki

  • Review Submitted: 22/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pete and Vickie What a nice review. Thank you! We are so glad you love it here and we are happy that we have a place for you guys to come to. Maybe someday, you'll come stay in the winter. There's nothing like a hot cup of tea, and a warm cozy fire, while you watch the Eagles soar over the river from the cabin. Also, Woody would love playing in the snow! We hope to see you again soon. Take care. Sincerely, Dona and Ernie
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Nearest Airport
125 Miles
Spokane International in Spokane, Washington
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Toby's Tavern
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
Thompson Falls
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 200
Nearest Restaurant
13 Miles
Hereford Restaurant
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Sweitzer Mountain Ski Lodge
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Sandpoint City Beach in Sandpoint Idaho
Car: recommended

Heron is surrounded by the beautiful Kootenai National Forest, and many areas to ride horses, off road vehicles and snow mobiles. It's peaceful and quiet.

Kootenai Falls is a must see while you are here. Just outside of Libby, MT. it has a suspended bridge that goes over breathtaking water falls: picnic tables, bathrooms and scenery you'll never forget. It's where The River Wild was filmed with Merel Streep.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin around the Heron

Rental Basis:
per property
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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$28 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$137.77
Pet Fee AU$75.77 + Tax

Damage deposit of $100.00 is required and will be refunded if premises is left in good condition.

Rates for horses are: $10.00 per day per horse.

Any changes having to do with the amount of guest staying, has to be notified to the owner within 48 hours of arrival.

If any changes occur during your stay, whether the amount of guest, extended stay or problem that occurs , please notify the owners immediately.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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