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Field reports: Red Ives Cabin rental on national online site

Renting the historic Red Ives Ranger Cabin on the St. Joe River is being switched from a mail-in lottery to a national online reservation system, the Idaho Panhandle National Forests …


Ammi Midstokke: Beauty of nature indisputable – sometimes

When I moved back into the woods, I had this impression that I would be traipsing around the wilderness in a flowing dress singing old Disney tunes while birds and …


Priest Lake State Park cabins well located bargain for winter sports enthusiasts

On a whim last month, Dan DeRuyter loaded his fat-tired snow bike and drove from Spokane to Priest Lake, where he found a little piece of heaven off the East …


Hikers live it up at Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park

From a backpacker’s perspective, Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park has it all. The 79,160-acre gem in the Selkirk Mountains north of Nelson, British Columbia, has enough helicopter-serviced bridges, potties and facilities …


Idaho auctions 39 Priest Lake cabin sites, just one draws competitive bids

A 1.7-acre slice of North Idaho lakefront heaven on Priest Lake – with just a rustic, one-bedroom cabin on it – drew the only contested bidding at a weekend auction …


Forest Service wants to save Oregon’s Depression-era cabins

The U.S. Forest Service is trying to save four Depression-era cabins near an Oregon lake that are at risk of deterioration.


More Priest Lake cabin sites to go to auction

Idaho’s state Land Board has voted to offer all remaining lessees of state-owned lake cabin sites an opportunity to bid on the ground under their cabins at auction by the …


Strategies for keeping the cabin in the family

Has the recent weather left you feeling “too old” to run up and inspect the family cabin? Is it time you made a decision on the future of the wonderful …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 28, 2015, 7:42 p.m.

Idaho auctions off 8 Priest Lake cabin sites

One Priest Lake cabin site – an acre and a half of lakefront land with a rustic A-frame cabin on it – drew bidding that drove the price 50 percent …


Idaho to auction state-owned lots at Priest Lake

In another step toward exiting the lakefront landlord business, Idaho will auction 38 state-owned lots at Priest Lake this week. Last year, the state auctioned 59 lots with lake homes …


Methow Suite: Determined young couple runs unique system of remote ski-in cabins

A budding young family from Alaska has relocated in Washington to maintain a system of ski-in and bike-in cabins in the Methow Valley. The remote rustic accommodations are wildly popular, …


Popular cabins at Liberty Lake boost County Parks’ revenues

A long, hot summer and a pair of popular cabins on the banks of Liberty Lake were a boon to Spokane County’s Parks Department this year, as aquatics revenues hit …


Cabin owners lose tradition as Idaho privatizes lots

It was always the same for Bonnie Dubinin, that exquisite feeling she got when the lake first came into view. She’d see that long stretch of blue surrounded by green …


Priest Lake cabin owners file suit over state’s appraisal of leased land

Seventy-six cabin owners on Priest Lake who rent the land under their cabins from the state of Idaho have filed a lawsuit charging that the state is claiming ownership of …


Advance planning required for cabins, lookouts, permits

Snooze and you lose in the quest to bunk in a Forest Service cabin along the St. Joe River, float a prized Idaho wilderness river or backpack through wildly popular …


Idaho Land Board OKs lake cabin site auctions

As many as 95 state-owned lakefront cabin sites could go on the auction block in the next eight months, after Idaho’s state Land Board cleared the way for the auctions …


Eye on Boise: Idaho cabin land swaps stall

BOISE – Three land exchanges designed to swap state-owned lakefront cabin sites for commercial property elsewhere were unexpectedly rejected by the Idaho State Land Board last week, after state lawmakers …


Ancestors’ ashes strewn on lake site up for auction

The Starlin family stands to lose a lot more than the lake cabin their great-grandfather hand-built on leased state land back in 1933 as Idaho auctions off the parcel next …


Family sues to stop Priest Lake auction

The Starlin family stands to lose a lot more than the lake cabin their great-grandfather hand-built on leased state land back in 1933 as Idaho auctions off the parcel next …


Auction of Priest Lake cabin sites off

BOISE – Idaho has dropped the auction of three undeveloped lakefront cabin sites on Priest Lake this summer. “Those three were not the ideal locations, after on-site review,” Thomas Felter, …


Landers: Private cabins don’t serve public interest

The ongoing flap over private “vacation” cabins transformed into permanent trophy homes along the shores of the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is another reason to pause and reassess the …


Landers: Private cabins don’t serve public interest

The ongoing flap over private “vacation” cabins transformed into permanent trophy homes along the shores of the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is another reason to pause and reassess the …


Vacant Priest Lake lots will be put up for auction

BOISE – Idaho will auction off three undeveloped cabin sites on Priest Lake in North Idaho this year, partly to get a sense of land values on the lake as …


Idaho to auction off 3 bare Priest Lake lots

Idaho will auction off three new undeveloped cabin sites on Priest Lake this year, partly to get a sense of the true bare-land values as the state moves toward divesting …


Priest Lake cabin owners can request new appraisals

BOISE – Priest Lake cabin owners who object to skyrocketing appraisals on the state-owned land under their lake homes can request new appraisals, the state Land Board decided Tuesday. If …


Priest Lake cabin owners can get new appraisals

Priest Lake cabin owners who object to new Idaho appraisals that showed the state-owned land under their lake homes ballooning in value this year by an average 84 percent can …


Five cabins face ‘conflict bids’

BOISE – Four cabin owners on state-owned, leased land at Priest Lake, and one at Payette Lake, could lose their lake homes this fall after drawing competitive bids for their …


Four Priest Lake cabin owners face competitive bids for properties

BOISE – Four cabin owners on state-owned, leased land at Priest Lake, and one at Payette Lake, could lose their lake homes this fall after drawing competitive bids for their …


Clock ticking for state-owned Priest Lake cabin sites

Idaho’s top state elected officials Tuesday quietly heard a presentation on what happens if longtime renters of state-owned lake cabin sites just walk away from their leases, faced with big …


Idaho puts lakefront cabin lots up for auction

For the first time, Idaho is opening up every state-owned cabin site on Priest Lake to bidding that could pit longtime leaseholders against new hopefuls willing to pay substantially more …