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116 West Morton on November 2, 2016Porch, front door in November 2016.
Simple and cozy cabin in town
Simple and cozy cabin in town
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
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My house is 5 minutes north of downtown Moscow just off highway 95/North Main. The property is a hillside of grass, trees, flowers, and gardens. When the cabin was built in 1940, it was surrounded by residences and fields. Now it is surrounded mostly by businesses. Nearby is a big grocery store, drug stores, breweries, bars, and restaurants. UI campus is about 15 minutes away.

The space

Typical of a traditional log cabin, the main floor consists of a big porch, kitchen, eating area, living room (all connected), guest bedroom, bathroom, and utility room. The guest bedroom is in the center of the house, next to the bathroom. It was "the library" and still has books and family photos. There is a window and a wood floor. The bathroom is large. The tub is a clawfoot that was enclosed in the '50s. A shower was added in the '80s. Be advised, if you have mobility issues, this is not the bathing system for you because you have to step in and out of the tub to shower. Heat is from a natural gas stove. The porch, with a couch, table, and chairs, is used as another room in the summer. Upstairs are 3 big bedrooms. You can stay upstairs if you like, and enjoy a larger and much more private space, but obviously, you have to go up and down stairs. The mattresses are on the floor, floors are carpeted. If you are very tall, you will be longer than any of my mattresses. I only list one room, one person because there is only one bathroom. The cabin is surrounded on all sides by grassy yards with flowerbeds, bushes, and trees. The walkway from the driveway to the front porch is uneven, narrow, and makes a 90 degree turn. I have a dog (Border Collie/Aussie) and two cats, all friendly.

Guest access

The downstairs is all common area (except for, obviously, the guest bedroom). Feel free to cook you own food, use my appliances and cookware.

Interaction with guests

I work, walk the dog, go to the gym, have a busy social life, go to meetings, but I'm always available to give you a tour of Moscow. I've lived in Moscow for over 41 years.

Other things to note

There is no sign on North Main/95 that says "West Morton". There is a sign on the east side that says "Morton" but you have to be in the left turn lane of 95 so you can turn left or west on Morton. On the corner is a 3-story apartment house. My cabin is next to the apartment house. You won't see any "116". The porch has a string of red chili lights. My driveway is a sharp turn to the right and uphill. Park in the driveway, not on the road. If you arrive at night, use a flashlight from the driveway to the porch.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 single bed
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check-in time is 2PM - 8PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Guests of guests leave by 10 pm.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - There are two steps from the sidewalk to the porch, one from the porch into the house, and a flight if you decide to stay upstairs.
Potential for noise - There's traffic noise from Highway 95/Main Street during the day, not much at night. Some traffic on West Morton, but not much.
Pet(s) live on property - Two cats and a dog.
Some spaces are shared - Everyplace except your own room, of course. This is my home, not my business.
Safety features
Smoke detector
2 nights minimum stay

24 Reviews

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Sarah User Profile
November 2017
My stay at Diana's was great. It was so nice to have a cozy "home" to go back to during my down time in Moscow. I also really enjoyed visiting with her and hearing about her travels and life. The night I got in, she was making homemade cookies/biscuits and jam, and in the mornings she made some killer cups of coffee :) She was very considerate and welcoming. Although I don't normally feel too comfortable staying in someone else's home (versus a separate unit), I always felt at ease at Diana's. Her dog (Baraka) was incredibly sweet, as was her cat (Richard). I come from a home full of animals, so I always enjoy having some fluffies to pet when I'm away. I would definitely stay here again, and you should, too! ;) Thanks again for everything, Diana.

Doug User Profile
November 2017
Great location and comfortable.

Jeff User Profile
October 2017
Great value and location while visiting your college student at UI or WSU

David User Profile
October 2017
Diana is a wonderful host who is willing to go out of her way to be as accommodating as possible for her guests. Her home has a calming feel to it, and while it only has the basics, it was a nice change of pace, especially when taking a break from that technology-consumed, crazy-paced lifestyle many of us have.

Jonathan User Profile
September 2017
Wonderful hosts! I was late in arriving and Diana still waited to greet me at the door. The house has a simple homey feel to it. The animals are friendly. All in all a very relaxing visit.

Christopher User Profile
September 2017
You will not find more accommodating people anywhere you go. Diana's place was perfect for me, as a solo traveller!

Kim User Profile
September 2017
First of all I love air b&b for the social aspect of it- you never know who you will meet and what interesting stories you will hear. Diana's home is full of love, friendship and interesting people. She was a perfect host, very good communicator and so welcoming. Her laid back style meshed wonderfully with mine and I knew from the get go I was going to have a great experience. She shared her knowledge of the local art and restaurantes and her recommendations were awesome. Great location, close to down town. I'm defiantly going to stay with her again next time I visit my WSU student

Moscow, Idaho, United StatesJoined in November 2016
Diana User Profile

I work part-time at the Moscow Food Coop; previously I taught English (in Chile, China, and WSU), and before and during that, was an academic editor and writer at UI and WSU. I have lived in Moscow (and in this cabin) since 1976, except for time working in other places and traveling. When I was younger, I did a lot of cycling. I hike and backpack. I participate in Citizens Climate Lobby and support groups such as Friends of the Clearwater and Advocates for the West. I volunteer for the Washington-Idaho Symphony and am a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church. I have two sons and three grandchildren.

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

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