Release Date: Jan 3, 2013   St. Maries, Idaho

Contact(s): St. Joe Ranger District

Photo of Red Ives CabinThe St. Joe Ranger District is now accepting lottery applications for reservation rental dates at the popular Red Ives Cabin. Lottery applications need to be received by the end of February. Send applications to: St. Joe Ranger District, 222 S. 7th Street Suite 1, St. Maries, ID 83861.

“Due to the high demand for the Red Ives Cabin, we use a lottery system for cabin rental reservations,” said Wade Sims, St. Joe Ranger District Ranger. Over 500 applications were received for the 2012 season and only 50 applicants were selected for a reservation.

How to Apply for Red Ives Cabin Rental Lottery

  • Lottery applications can be obtained from the web at and click on the Red Ives Quick Link.
  • You can also pick up an application at the Forest Service Offices in St. Maries and Avery.
  • Lottery applications must be received or postmarked by February 28, 2013. Mail applications to: St. Joe Ranger District, ATTN: Red Ives Cabin Rental, 222 S. 7th Street Suite 1, St. Maries, ID 83861.

Successful applicants will be notified by mail by the end of March. Cabin rental dates not booked through the lottery process will be available on a “first-come” basis and will be posted on the cabin web site the first week of April.

Red Ives Cabin Information: Red Ives Cabin will open for the 2013 season on May 24 – weather permitting – through September 30. The fee is $60 per night with a maximum stay of three nights. The capacity is eight people. It is located 86 miles southeast of St. Maries, Idaho on Forest Road 218. No pets are allowed.

The cabin features 2 bedrooms, kitchen, living room, bathroom, and covered front porch; propane stove/oven and refrigerator; hot water, flush toilet, and shower/tub. Propane/battery lanterns are provided for lights and there is a gas log fireplace for heat.

For more information about the Red Ives Cabin, contact the St. Joe Ranger District office in St. Maries at (208)245-2531.