Stolle Meadows Guard Station - Rental Cabin


Stolle Meadows Gurad Station - Cascade


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 from May - December.

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.

Natural Features:

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.


Nearby Attractions:

Near Stolle Meadows is a South Fork Salmon River site where visitors can watch Chinook salmon spawn every August. A boardwalk features interpretive signs.



At a Glance

Current Conditions:
The cabin lighting is provided by solar panels; winter time conditions, including rain, ice and snow, can limit the amount of light available in the solar cells.  The nearest telephone is at Warm Lake Lodge.  Tents or additional camping outside the cabin are not allowed.
Operational Hours: January - March 15 and May - December  
Reservations: Reservations can be made HERE at or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Fees Cabin is a fee cabin.  $40.00 per night.  Please have the cabin combination upon arrival, which is included in the reservation confirmation letter; please contact the Cascade Ranger District Office at (208) 382-7400 prior to arrival to confirm the combination.  After dialing in the combination to the cabin on the lock, the body of the lock and the hasp must be squeezed together for the lock to open. Cabin is pack-it-in/pack-it-out. Campfires are not permitted.  
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Cascade, Idaho
Water: drinking water
Restroom: vault toilet
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The cabin contains 1 full bed, and a twin bed with a twin bed trundle underneath. There is a table and chairs, dry sink, wood stove and firewood, propane cooking stove with fuel, pots and pans, dishes, tableware, solar lights and a first aid kit. An axe and maul are provided to split firewood.

An outhouse with vault toilet and a picnic table are located outside. Drinking water is available year-round from a hand pump outside the cabin.

No electricity is available at the cabin. Guests should consider bringing backup lighting in case the solar powered lights are dim. Garbage bags must be brought in to pack out trash. Bedding and pillows are not provided.

General Information


From Boise, Idaho, take Highway 55 north 85 miles to Cascade. Turn east on Warm Lake Highway and go 25 miles to Stolle Meadows Road. Turn south and go 5 miles to cabin, which will be on your left up a small hill.

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Lake and Pond Fishing

Warm Lake is just a short drive from the cabin and great fishing for kokanee and several species of trout including rainbow, brook, lake, and bull.

River and Stream Fishing

The South Fork Salmon River one if Idaho's treasures.  Excellent fishing for salmon, steelhead, whitefish, bull trout and cutthroat trout.

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