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Payne Creek Cabin Just a Half Mile from Beautiful Bull Lake

Bedrooms Studio
Space 48 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, Studio + Loft + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-4)

This Amish-built log cabin is located right on Payne Creek on the western flank of the Cabinet Mountains. It includes a fully-equipped kitchen and bath, living room, and a large sleeping loft accessed by a spiral staircase. Also included are wireless internet and DVD/VHS player and library.

The 30 acre property is adjacent to the National Forest Service, and has over a mile of hiking trails through lush cedar-hemlock forest. Elk, deer, moose, black bears, and bald eagles are among many wild visitors to our property. A beautiful 60 foot waterfall on Payne Creek is just a 30 minute walk east into the National Forest Service.

Scenic Bull Lake is a half mile west, and boating and swimming access is available at Dorr Skeels National Forest Campground three miles northwest. The Bull River, just five miles south, has excellent trout fishing. The area has great hunting for elk, deer, moose, and turkey. There are several nearby trails into the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness area with access to beautiful glacial lakes.

Other nearby attractions include the lush old-growth cedar forest at Ross Creek Cedars Scenic area (eight miles west) and Kootenai Falls (18 miles northeast) which are the largest waterfalls between the Cascades and the Rockies. There are local cross country skiing trails. Nearby downhill ski resorts include Schweitzer Mountain (65 miles west) and Turner Mountain (50 miles north). Lake Pend Oreille is just 40 miles west in Idaho. The nearest major airport is in Spokane, Washington 140 miles west. Glacier National Park is a three hour drive east.

Each year there are three to five great traditional outdoor country music festivals at the Halfway House bar and grill just down the road.

The area is a favorite scenic bicycle tour destination. It is home to the annual Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River (STOKR) in May and the Cycle Hard for Education (CHaFE 150) tour.

There is great rafting on the Kootenai and Yaak rivers as well as seasonal rafting on several other streams. We can provide transportation and logistical support for raft trips.

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More Details

Randy Farr, Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 2018

About Randy Farr, Owner

I fell in love with this area while working as a geologist for the US Geological Survey in 1978. Amazingly when I returned looking for property to purchase in 2001, I found that this beautiful quiet secluded corner of Montana had somehow remained a wonderful well-kept secret.

Randy Farr, Owner purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Randy Farr, Owner chose Troy

I chose this 30 acre property because it contained a beautiful diverse conifer forest and snow-fed stream which bisects it. It affords privacy for both my home on the eastern edge of the property and the visitors to the cabin on the western edge. Being next to National Forest Service land was also a must!

What makes this cabin unique

Great views and a waterfall just off the property to the east!

Centrally located for easy day trips to the Pend Oreille area in Idaho and the Kootenai Valley. Lots to see and do!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Troy

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 48 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • Studio, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Trundle or Single Beds (1), Queen-size Futon (1) Queen with twin trundle underneath in the loft. Full Futon downstairs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Phone(Local calls free, Long distance requires calling card, ), VCR/DVD player


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Payne Creek Cabin Just a Half Mile from Beautiful Bull Lake
average rating of 4.792453 based on 53 reviews

Amazingly peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

We will come back! Amazingly peaceful, gorgeous scenery! Nice place to get away from life.

  • Review Submitted: 26/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing private cabin

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was the perfect place to relax and get away from our busy life! There are so many beautiful places to hike close by. We had such a good time and can't wait to go back! Everything was clean and the cabin was very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 26/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very pretty little cabin

  • 4 of 5

Overall we really enjoyed our time here. I would highly recommend it for couples. For our stay we had two rambunctious little boys who were a little challenging for this cabin because they had a fascination with the stairs which are definitely not great for children. I would definitely go back to this cabin again! (but probably find a babysitter for the weekend) .

It is close to fun stuff like the big cedar trees and kootani falls and swinging bridge which were all amazing and so much fun to hike through.

  • Review Submitted: 05/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely little cabin

  • 4 of 5

Thanks Randy for allowing us the opportunity to visit your great cabin. We love the Bull Lake area and very much enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 14/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little Cabin in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful rustic little cabin in the woods located next to a creek that adds to the serenity with its soothing sound. It was perfect for my husband and me and our two granddaughters. It would also be a great getaway for a couple.

  • Review Submitted: 10/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this peaceful cabin! It was clean, peaceful and there was so much to explore very near the cabin. There is a print out at the cabin with directions which was very nice.

  • Review Submitted: 02/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
125 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Halfway House Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
31 Miles
Libby, MT
Nearest Train
31 Miles
Libby, MT
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
MT 56
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Halfway House Bar and Grill
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Schweitzer Mountain or Turner Mountain
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Dorr Skeels
Car: recommended

Boat, fish and ski on Bull Lake 0.5 mile west. Access from Dorr Skeels NFS campground 2.5 miles northwest.

Enjoy great huckleberry picking in August and other berry picking from early July to September. We might even share some of our secret locations.

Raft and fish Bull River 5 miles south, Lake Creek 6 miles northwest, or Kootenai River 18 miles north. Will provide logistical support and transportation for rafting upon request.

Lake Pend Oreille and Sandpoint attractions 45 to 65 miles west in Idaho. Lots of activities!

Call for information on upcoming festivals and other events including Festival at Sandpoint, Libby Logger Days, Libby Rodeo, Libby Nordicfest, 4th of July Parade, and Big Sky Rendezvous and Country Music Camp Out (1/2 mile down the road).


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Base Rate (Sept. 1 through May 31):
Nightly charge is $89 for stays of 2-6 days.
Nightly charge is $79 for stays of 1 to 4 weeks.
Nightly charge is $66.67 for stays longer than 4 weeks

Peak Season (June 1-Aug 31)
Nightly charge is $99 for stays of 2-6 days.
Nightly charge is $89 for stays of 1 to 4 weeks.
Nightly charge is $73.33 for stays longer than 4 weeks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.