Historic Stolle Meadows Cabin is a single-room dwelling that has been restored to near original condition. It's located in a beautiful setting near a variety of recreational activities. The cabin is available year-round.
The route to the cabin is drivable in warmer months but is only accessible by a 6.5-mile ski or snowmobile trek in the winter. Many conveniences are provided for a comfortable and pleasant experience, but guests may want to bring some additional gear and supplies.
The cabin is nestled in a mixed-growth lodgepole pine forest on a bluff overlooking Stolle Meadows at an elevation of 5,300 feet. Above the forest, mountain peaks rise into the sky.
Many wildlife species make their home here. Elk, deer, moose, bear and a variety of other animals frequent the forest. Snowshoe hares and ermine are active in winter, though they may be hard to spot with their white winter coats.
Beautiful Warm Lake is less than 5 miles from the cabin, offering boating, canoeing and fishing for rainbow, cutthroat, lake and bull trout. Billy Rice Swim Beach, on the north shore of the lake, is a great day-use site for picnicking and swimming. Numerous hiking, biking, horse and off-road vehicle trails crisscross the area around the lake. Click here for an Idaho OHV safety message.
A popular activity is to soak in nearby Vulcan Hot Springs, about 1.5 miles away. Winter activities include snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and sledding. Hunting season brings out hunters in search of big game.
The North Fork Boise River Trail starts right behind Deer Park Cabin and leads you upstream. About a mile upriver, the trail passes through some of the roughest, most scenic canyon walls in Idaho. The trail then dips down to the River's edge past a rock bluff. About July 1, after the heavy spring runoff, the North Fork Boise River provides great fishing to anyone willing to venture there.
Deer Park Cabin does not have indoor plumbing or electricity. The kitchen has a propane stove and refrigerator, a dry sink (remember no indoor water), and a table and chairs. The outhouse is located near the cabin and a water pump (with potable water) is in a building to the right of the cabin. A futon and two sets of bunk beds are in the living room. A wood stove is provided for heating and firewood can be gathered from the surrounding area. An established campfire ring is located in the parking area out front of the cabin.
The cabin is located about 37 miles Northeast of Idaho City, Idaho. From Idaho City, take Highway 21 for 18 miles to Crooked River-Little Owl Road #384. Turn right and stay on Road #384 for 13.5 miles to North Fork Boise River Road #327. Turn left on Road #327 and drive upstream for five miles to Hunter Creek Road #348. Go straight on Road #348 for one mile where you will see a meadow in front and a lower standard road veering off to the right. About 300 yards on this road is Deer Park Cabin. The unpaved roads are graded and are generally in good, yet rough, condition. They can be traveled in good weather by two-wheel drive passenger cars or trucks.
This cabin will accommodate only six people. No groups larger than six people are allowed at the cabin or within the cabin yard area. No tents, motor homes or trailers are allowed at this site.
The cabin, on the East Fork of the Roaring River, has three separate rooms: kitchen, living area and bedroom. It sleeps 6, with a double bed and hide-a-bed sofa. Other furniture includes a drop down kitchen table, chairs and dining table. A wood stove provides heat and cooking facilities inside. Picnic table and fire grill are provided outside. Drinking water is available from a nearby hand pump well. A shed is located behind the cabin and is stocked with seasoned wood, a splitting maul, axe and hatchet. Little Trinity Cabin is also on the river and sleeps 4.
Boiling Springs Cabin will be OPEN for the winter season until Feb. 16, 2014!
Make your reservations through www.recreation.gov! Reservations can be made until February 16, 2014. The Area 8B Snowgrooming program will be grooming a trail to the cabin’s parking lot. Therefore, access via snowmobiles will be extremely easy!
Boiling Springs Cabin is located on the Middle Fork of the Payette River. The cabin sleeps six people. Facilities provided include beds (1 double and 3 single), a couch, table and chairs, propane cook range, outdoor toilet, and wood stove.
Bring your own bedding, utensils, light, axe (particularly in winter) and water. Currently there is no refrigerator at the cabin. As the name implies, there are several hot springs in the area, one at the site, and three more just north, along the river.
The Middle Fork Trail, from the campground, leads to all of these, plus a fifth one about 8 miles north. From October 15 through May access is over snow.
The cabin is best accessed by snowmobiles from the snowmobile parking lot at the end of the plowing on Forest road 698, just north of Tie Creek Campground. The area provides many miles of groomed snowmobile trails. Camp Host is located east of the Garden Valley Ranger Station at Hot Springs.
An beautiful restoration has just been completed on this cabin and it is now available year round beginning October 15, 2010. Some of the changed features include a complete maintenance repair, replaced cabinets and restored wood flooring, all new paint and restored chimney and hand pumps. It is situated in a narrow mountain valley next to the South Fork of the Payette River. The mountains are heavily forested and steep. One queen bed, 3 twin beds and one futon are also new, but you must bring your own bedding. Facilities include wood cook/heat stove and an new outdoor toilet. Smoke alarm and fire extinguisher are provided. Some utensils (pots, pans, coffee pot) are provided. There are no lights, so you will need lanterns and there is no water in the winter. Popular activities include stream fishing, hiking, scenery and wildlife viewing. The Bonneville Hot Springs are within walking distance and accessible by snowshoe and ski in the winter and by trail when there is no snow.