Sagebrush Bed View from bed at 4 a.m in the summer.
Sagebrush Shanty Above Banks Lake
Hosted by Meryl
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2 guests
1 bed
2 guests
1 bed
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Cozy Camping Cabin Overlooking Banks Lake on 20 acres. Off the grid with great morning sunrises over the lake, wonderful evenings watching the campfire and distant town lights, and terrific stargazing from an outdoor bed. (Note: Fire ban is in place for the rest of the summer but you can still cook on the BBQ. )

The space

This little 160 sq ft cabin faces Banks Lake from about 2 miles away. There is no power or water but there are plenty of lanterns, solar lights and a hand pump water supply to the sink, a private composting outhouse and an on demand propane fired outdoor shower. There is a double daybed inside and a cozy fireplace, covered porch that has a comfy double bed in the summer and also an optional outdoor bed when weather permits, for the best ever stargazing! There is a 20 acre maze of walking/running/cross country ski trails and a nice firepit for outdoor cooking when the fire ban isn't on. There is also a propane bbq, a coffee pot, coffee, cutlery and paper plates. Great, private spot to relax or explore the area!

Neighborhood consists of rabbits, grouse, coyotes and snakes. It's real camping!

Guest access

Guests have access to 20 acres of trails and sagebrush.

Interaction with guests

I can interact with guests as much as they like or give them total, uninterrupted privacy.

Free parking on premises

Extra people No Charge
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price ₹5206 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with lockbox

I ask that you keep your pets off the furniture and carpets or bring a dog bed for them. I am a dog lover but it's really difficult to clean up their hair with no power at the cabin. Thanks!


Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

64 Reviews

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Joseph 'Barbacoa' User Profile
October 2017
Sagebrush Shanty has become one of my favorite getaways. It is the perfect place to relax, stargaze, and hike. Meryl is the perfect host: she is kind, communicative, helpful, and thoughtful.
Meryl User ProfileMeryl is a superhost.
Response from Meryl:
Always love having you back Emily. Love the videos and pics of your best buddy Yngvi. What a great hiking/camping pal. Maybe see you back for your birthday! Bring snow shoes and dog booties lol.
October 2017

Daniel User Profile
September 2017
Awesome getaway! Gorgeous location, extremely thoughtful and cozy off-the-grid accommodations. Beautiful sunrise over Banks Lake, singing Meadowlarks in the morning; amazing stars and howling coyotes at night. Cozy bed, hot shower, and very clean and comfy composting loo! Short drives to Steamboat Rock State Park (excellent hiking) and Dry Falls State Park. Very scenic area. Short drive also for great cafe with espresso and breakfast sandwiches. Meryl was very responsive with tips and answers to any questions. We plan to stay again.
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Response from Meryl:
Daniel, you, Anisha and pets are the absolute essence of Airbnb. I just loved having you. Your sense of adventure, your hiking buddies (Kitty & Pup) , your absolute perfect care of the cabin and property make you superb guests in every way. Thank you for gracing the Shanty with your visit!
September 2017

Andrew & Liz User Profile
September 2017
We loved our stay at Meryl's. The location was remote and peaceful as described. The accommodation was very comfortable, especially given the lack the 'mains' services! :) All the small details were perfect, and we especially like the solar lighting in the outhouse! We had dinner at the 'only bar in town' -- and everyone knew Meryl too. We felt like we'd joined a small, friendly community. Would love to stay again, thanks Meryl!
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Response from Meryl:
It was a pleasure hosting you Liz and Andrew. Loved how you made yourselves right at home in the metropolis of Coulee City. All 400 of us ha ha. Hope you can return someday!
September 2017

Julie User Profile
September 2017
Sage Brush Shanty is a unique oasis away from your busy life. The view are beautiful and breezes soothing. If you can't sit still there is plenty to do nearby in central Washington's unique terrain. The highlight? Besides Meryl, sleeping outside on the front porch bed!
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Response from Meryl:
I so love you both Julie and Steve! It's such a highlight to be able to sit out around the fire with you and hear your stories and adventures every year. You are always so upbeat and inspiring. You have to keep coming back every year! Or I'm going with you on YOUR trips ha ha.
September 2017

Jeremy User Profile
September 2017
It's a great place to get away from it all

Tony User Profile
August 2017
The home was exactly a tiny cabin concept that my wife and I loved. It was so inspiring to feel awake and connected to stars and the beautiful sunrise. A great space to unwind but feel inspired and connected to taking care of the beautiful elements/natural beauties. Very close to Banks Lake, Steam Boat Rock State Park for amazing hikes and Soaps Lake for the Healing waters. Hope you get a chance to choose Meryl's home.
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Response from Meryl:
Tony and Shuling you are truly treasured guests. I would have loved to have stayed and talked tiny houses but alas I guess you didn't come to visit me ha ha. Good luck on your tiny house venture!
August 2017

Lincoln User Profile
August 2017
Sagebrush Shanty is a great place for a secluded getaway and has everything you need for a taste of "off the grid" living. The beds are extremely comfortable and have nice linens. Overall the cabin is really cute and a great place to relax and enjoy time with friends. The location is very secluded, but vet easy access to Banks Lake, Steamboat Rock and Dry Falls. We really enjoyed our visit, the stars at night were breathtaking!!
Meryl User ProfileMeryl is a superhost.
Response from Meryl:
I'm so glad you could finally make it Lincoln! Thanks for the lovely review and I hope you can wander back out this way again sometime. Hope your leg is better!
August 2017

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Coulee City, Washington, United StatesJoined in March 2014
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I am a private pilot as well as an ultralight pilot. I am an auto mechanic by trade. I love the outdoors, hiking, camping, fishing and of course flying!!!

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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