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Beach Front on the River of No Return

Bedrooms 1
Space 680 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1 Queen Br + 1 Full/Twin Loft with Mountain views

Beautiful custom cabin located on its own private white sandy beach on the Salmon River “River of no Return.” Elk, deer, bald eagles, and bear are regularly sighted just across the river from covered deck where you can watch them in their natural habitat. This 1 Br (queen) + Loft (Full/Twin) Cabin sleeps 5 comfortably. Full kitchen and bathroom with all amenities included, just bring your own food! The cabin offers onsite parking for two vehicles plus a fenced in parking area for oversize vehicles 1/4 mile down the road. This magnificent mountain retreat is perfect for the avid fisherman with a private boat ramp just down the shore for guest use. The cabin is located near the Nez Perce National Forest and just across the river bank is the Payette National Forest. A few miles up the river from the cabin is Idaho’s pristine Frank Church Wilderness where guests can explore the amazing Idaho backcountry.

Cindy Carlson
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

Why Cindy Carlson chose Riggins

The Carlson family has lived on the river since the 1920's. Gus Carlson moved to this area when he was 14 and started sheep herding. In 1929 Gus bought his first piece of property and began sheep ranching on the Salmon River. The ranch is still in operation today. The cabin is located on the family ranch and named in honor of Great Grandpa Gus. We wanted to share our love for this place we call home with people who appreciate its beauty as much as we do.

What makes this cabin unique

The Main Salmon River was nicknamed “The River of No Return” back in the early days when boats could navigate down the river, but could not get back up through the fast water and numerous rapids. The romantic name lives on today, even though jet boats can navigate upstream. In contrast to the Grand Canyon, the Salmon River Canyon is not noted for sheer walls and towering heights, but instead for the variety of landscapes visible from the river; wooded ridges rising to the sky, huge eroded monuments, bluffs, picturesque rock towers, and solitary crags.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Riggins, Idaho

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Double Bunk bed with Twin above
  • Pack and play (crib) available upon request
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Beach Front on the River of No Return
average rating of 4.9534883 based on 43 reviews

Best 40th Birthday Location Ever!

  • 5 of 5

The Gus Creek Cabin was the perfect place for us to stay for my husband's 40th birthday. We had a blast and were perfectly accommodated in every way. The Carlson's were so great to work with, and the cabin was amazing! So beautiful, clean, and fully stocked. The property was perfect for the party and we had tons of room. We even parked our boats on the beach. We will be back again for sure!

  • Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful cabin dropped into paradise

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have enjoyed it more. The cabin itself is comfy, well equipped, and our hosts were responsive when we had a minor request (propane tank needed a refill--and a full one was available in a couple of hours). But the standout is the peerless setting: it's absolutely beautiful, and very private.

  • Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful place to get away form the world!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was provided to make our stay enjoyable! The cabin was very clean, the beds were comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked. Cindy was very helpful and accommodating. The cabin feels like you were at the end of the world. A perfect place to relax and get away. We enjoyed catching small mouth bass in the river right on the private beach. The local tackle shop was very helpful to determine how to catch them. We would love to come back again!!

  • Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical place

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, quiet spot on the river, lovely, well equipped home, and helpful hosts. Thanks for sharing your truly stunning piece of Idaho. The views while having coffee on the beach and hiking at nearby Heaven's Gate are two we hope never to forget!

  • Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little cabin with amazing beach

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was so new and clean, and the beach was lovely. The river rushing by with friendly rafters was the highlight for us. The cabin is small but the layout is great and we had everything we needed. I'd love to go back when our kids are a little bigger.

  • Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Anniversary Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked for a better weekend away with my wife for our anniversary. The cabin is extremely clean and cozy. The sandy beach is just steps away from the deck, and the river was extremely refreshing during the 95 degree days (the fishing wasn't too bad either). It had everything we needed to cook our own meals as well as a fire pit for some relaxing fire time on the beach during the evenings. It was definitely worth the long drive and we hope to be back soon! Thank you for all of your help Cindy!

  • Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
48 Miles
McCall Municipal
Nearest Golf
41 Miles
Meadow Creek Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Hwy 95
Nearest Ski
53 Miles
Brundage Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
10 feet from your doorstep!
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Riggins, Idaho

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mar 12 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 29 2018 - Aug 29 2018
2 night minimum stay
Independence Day
Jul 2 2018 - Jul 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2018 - Nov 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 26 2018 - Dec 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$63.8
Damage Deposit C$319.02

A $250.00 damage deposit is held on the guest's credit card at the time of booking. It is released back to the guest within 48 hours of check out pending no damage to property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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