Rent the Peterson Barn

Krista Kramer & Nils Peterson
841 Travois Way (map)
Moscow, ID  83843
Rates: *plus 8% sales & lodging tax
Basic Rate:
Sunday - Thursday:  $110/night*  
Friday - Saturday:     $130/night*
(Advance reservations require a 2 night minimum.  We accept single night stays within the week of an available date if our schedule allows.)

$700/week*  (first week)
$575/week*  (2nd & 3rd weeks)
$1850/month*  (4th week free)

Sometimes something comes up at the last minute. In the shoulder seasons we often have longer blocks of openings. If you want to arrive within 10 days and we have an opening (see calendar) and you will stay more than 7 nights, the rate is $79/night.

2021 Special Events (virus permitting):
*   (2 night minimum)
    • Home football weekends  (U of I and WSU)
*   (2 night minimum)
    • Graduations
 • Mom's & Dad's Weekends
  (U of I and WSU)  

Check-in / check-out
Check-in is after 2 p.m. and check-out is by 11 a.m. unless otherwise negotiated.

There are a lot of moving parts in the house. We understand you can't remember where everything goes, but if you help by making it look tidy will allow us to clean in 3 hours between guests.

Deposit/ Cancelation
For short stays, we ask for a deposit in the amount of the first night’s stay to hold a reservation.  The deposit will be returned in full if a cancellation is made more than a month before the scheduled date.  Beyond that, return of a deposit will depend on our ability to rebook the canceled dates. 

For stays longer than a week, we ask for a deposit of 30% of the total, refundable if cancellation is made more than a month in advance.  A refund for cancellation less than a month in advance will happen only if we are able to rebook stays of equivalent total value during that time period.

Map and parking tips

Food & Cooking:
Cooking is self-service. We stock coffee, teas, sugar, salt and pepper. Your fellow guests have stocked the spice rack and refrigerator with an ever changing set of spices, salad dressing and condiments. The Moscow Food Co-op is located downtown with a wide range of organic, local and hypoallergenic items. Safeway has a store within walking distance.

Kitchen has a 2-burner cooktop, coffee maker, electric kettle, toaster, microwave and toaster oven and refrigerator. If you have plan a larger baking project, talk to us in advance.

The Peterson Barn is a fully furnished 750 sq. ft. guesthouse in southeast Moscow, Idaho, available by the night, week or month.

In the tradition of English cruck frames, the Peterson Barn was built by hand in 1997 from curved timbers.  We felled the trees, cut the joinery by hand, and did a barn raising with about a hundred of our closest friends. Many of the timbers are rescued urban hardwoods and each has a story.  
See slideshow of additional photos.

Fully furnished 750 sq. ft. apartment
Heat pump for heat and AC
Loft sleeping area (1 queen & 1 double bed)
Queen air mattress available
Kitchen (cooktop, microwave, toaster, toaster oven, coffee maker, tea kettle & refrigerator)
Living room
Bathroom with tiled shower
Wireless Internet (not the fastest, you are in north Idaho)
DVD player but no TV signal (leave it all behind)
Smoke-free & pet-free (service animals will be accommodated)
Minimum allergens
Nearby mall with Safeway and restaurants
On Latah Trail for easy bike/walking access to U of I
Easy bus access to downtown, U of I

There are two flights of stairs, one outside to reach the front door and one inside from the main floor to the sleeping loft. This can prove a challenge for small children and others with limited mobility.

The Palouse is a wonderful area for photography. Check out Picture Perfect Palouse on Facebook or Google: Palouse images.
From the end of our driveway you can go east 14 miles on the Latah Trail's paved railbed to Troy, ID or west 8 miles via Moscow's Paradise Path to the Chipman Trail's paved railbed to Pullman, WA. There is also off-road biking on Moscow Mountain.

This structure was never actually a barn. It was constructed as a guest house above a two car garage and greenhouse. It was built by hand using a timber frame technique from England called “cruck” frame, where long curved pieces support a ridge pole.  Other timber frame projects by Nils Peterson can be seen here.