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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 2 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 4 / Log cabin
Bedrooms: 2  Bathroom: 1   Sleeps: 4  Type: Log cabin

1 Full bath

Log Cabin Retreat - a handcrafted Work of Love
TripAdvisor property ID 4414440

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Book this 2 bedroom log cabin in Sandpoint today! A total of 4 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 32 reviews.

The owner responds to 65% of inquiries, which is lower than average, and last updated the property’s calendar Feb 17, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

George / Kristina O.
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Calendar last updated:
17 Feb 2018
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English



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Damage deposit: $200.00
No smoking at this property
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Sandpoint Attractions




  • Clothes dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Property Features

  • Mountain Views
  • Parking


  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player


  • Deck
  • Shared garden


  • Children - Ask
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 1 Full bath


Reviews (32)

Excellent – based on 32 reviews Excellent
32 reviews

Very Good

“A reset button on life.”

Reviewed 12 Jul 2015

My Husband and I were lucky enough to spend our anniversary weekend at Starfire Cabin. As we drove onto the property we could feel there was a different energy and something special about the cabin. We were surprised and relieved to have no cell phone reception and quickly adapted to having a screen free visit. We kept gushing over the exquisite attention to detail that the owners had poured into the cabin and really felt cozy and welcome. We enjoyed a lovely stroll through their "back 40" and explored some wildlife and a different pace that we miss and embraced. We took some time to look at their garden and appreciate the artisan refinements of their garden gates and layout. We also had excellent access to Sandpoint for some dinner and a cruise, all within 15 min of the cabin. Our experience here was life changing and helped us appreciate some of the more tender moments in life that we share with each other and our family. We spoke with the owners and really felt a close connection to them and their story. This property has a lot of history and love, that you will feel as you experience the same.

“It is magnificent”

Reviewed 30 Sep 2013

A living example of the designer's eye and the carpenter's skill. A place of quiet retreat and refreshment for the soul. A stout, warm shelter hidden in ancient woods. Starfire Cabin is all of these, but you will find more. Patrick Orton's photographs do it perfect justice. It is magnificent. We highly recommend a stay. We will be back.

“Inspirational nature retreat in artfully crafted romantic log ca”

Reviewed 12 Jul 2013

If you're out just looking for a weekend cabin, Starfire cabin is much more than that. As previous reviewers put it, every inch of this place is crafted by the bare hands, the love and devotion of the owners inspired by a life-long dream. This is the kind of place you only want to recommend to your best friend, who you know will treat it with respect and care. Aside from small amenities like house slippers, a bottle of wine and a fridge stocked to meet your basic breakfast needs the first morning, Starfire cabin is loaded with little details that make your stay fun & pleasant. A cozy bonfire in front of your porch? Sure, wood has already been chopped for you! A beautiful early-bird hike to overlook lake Pend Oreille? The trail begins at your doorsteps! Kayaking, fishing, swimming, cliff diving, rock climbing, mountain biking, wildlife watching, relaxing, huckleberry picking,...the list of summer activities less than 10 min away is long! But what makes this place unique are the deeply caring owners, George and Kristina, who both leave you in private while happily going way beyond to make your stay truly special. The loving couple is uncomplicated and practical, spiritual and down-to-earth, worldly minded and locally rooted. We have had the most inspirational and insightful talks with George and Kristina about love and life, nature and city, faith and science. Kristina is a teacher and master gardener from the British Isle of Man with an organic back garden that makes your mouth stand open. George has lived in such diverse places as Fiji with a fascinating career in various fields. We recommend the Starfire cabin for people who seek spiritual retreat alone or with loved ones, who cherish the outdoors but appreciate small luxuries, who value craftsmanship and want to recharge their batteries.

“The Starfire Chapel experience”

Reviewed 15 Apr 2013

I stayed in the Starfire Cabin shortly after it was built in august 2012. The craftsmanship that went into this work of art was superb. Many times I sat and let my eyes wander at various aspects of and in the structure, such as how the rafters had all been meticuously fitted at both the peak and wall ends. The stones in the fireplace seemed to have been collected over the years as the most artful pieces were carefully fitted to make a masterwork upon completion. A gorgeous log spiral staircase is most unusual, unlike anthing I had seen in 70 years. On and on the details of a 3 year project unfolded. Serenity and peace that usually manifests in a church was sensed within. The sleep and restfulness was refreshing. The extensive organic flower,fruit and vegetable garden helped produce a fine chef's meals.I highly recommend a stay here with fine kayaking, hiking and sight seeing.

“Thank you and bless you for creating a work of love to share!”

Reviewed 13 Mar 2013

My stay at the Star Fire Cabin was a big treat to experience on many levels: Peaceful deep sleep, aesthetically pleasing details of this home/cabin, looking at the wood craftsmanship and decorating of it all. I specially like the placing of the windows and sky lights that allowed me to take in the serenity of the woods. And I love kitchens so I noticed the user friendly amenities. I stayed in the cozy and plenty of head room loft space, since I like getting a birds eye view. The railing and stair case is sturdy and delightful. The owners were very respectful and hospitable. It was immaculately clean, the photos accurately reflect the grace of the experience. I recommend taking the time to walk on George and Kristina's property and getting to know them over a nice cup of afternoon tea. I thoroughly liked taking a walk through their magical garden - even in the snow. I also recommend taking a drive to Garfield Bay and soak up the beauty of the lake and the view of the Monarch Mountains. My friend Janet and I soaked up every minute. I walked out feeling like I wanted to stay a week. Thank you both!!! Jennifer

“Starfire Cabin”

Reviewed 5 Mar 2013

Hello George and Christine, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the amazing retreat experience I enjoyed while staying with you recently. Your log cabin is truly a sacred space that soothes the soul and opens the mind. I found it almost too beautiful to look upon, and even more difficult to leave. You will definitely be seeing me again! Sincerely, Carl Peterson Mount Maunganui New Zealand

“Magical weekend!”

Reviewed 4 Mar 2013

My husband and I had spent three magical nights at Starfire for our anniversary. The log cabin is gorgeous down to every detail...wood burning fire surrounded by local river rocks, table created from trees from the property, well-chosen books and magazines to read, cozy nooks for relaxing! With no TV or Internet, we could truly unwind. We took a long snowshoe our first morning, right out the cabin door! When we needed a break from snowy wonderland, we drove the 10 minutes into charming Sandpoint and enjoyed some good meals and walked around the shops. Very friendly community. George and Kristina were very thoughtful hosts, available if we needed them, but otherwise, out of sight. We look forward to returning another winter and hopefully a summer visit, too! High recommendations!!

“A Little Bit of Heaven”

Reviewed 28 Feb 2013

We spent a weekend in this charming cabin in early December. It was the perfect getaway from our busy lives. We had intended to go out & about, but the cabin was so warm, cozy and inviting that we spent most of our time just relaxing at home. Everywhere you look, you can see the creativity & craftsmanship that went into this sanctuary: from the immense, hand-hewn logs, to the charming little details. We were perfectly content to sit by the warm stove and watch the snow gently falling outside. Our hosts, George & Kristina were gracious & welcoming. After 3 days, we felt nourished and renewed in body & spirit. I would recommend Starfire Cabin wholeheartedly for anyone seeking a peaceful retreat in North Idaho.

“Sweet cabin.. great place to stay”

Reviewed 21 Feb 2013

We loved this excellent cabin. Very beautiful inside and out. The property and grounds are impressive and natural.. created by a master gardener and a craftsman/artist builder. The cabin is private but also close enough to the main house for any needs you might have. The owners are kind, helpful and accommodating. We definitely recommend staying here.

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