The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Hunter's Cabin of Riverwood
Category: Houses
File Size
0.160 MB
Apr 24, 2012 @ 9:53am
Apr 29, 2012 @ 2:57pm
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Hunter's Cabin of Riverwood

---- The Hunter's Cabin of Riverwood ----
---------------- Starter Home -----------------

On Skyrim Nexus:

Big thanks to TacticalAce for the Mod Review on Youtube:

Another Mod Review. This one by SpeirsTheAmazing:

Spanish review, by JohnnySQS (from 08:47):

Don't forget to RATE if you enjoy this mod :)

Added version 1.5 !
- Now fully companion compatable. Bring your followers to your new home!
- Fully functioning Book Shelf, with room for 14 books (7x2).
- New bow, the "Huntsman Bow".
- The Bandit Report is now called "Embershard Report", along with a few additional changes.
- Functional dining chairs.
- Even more details and clutter, both inside and outside.
- Fixed a series of smaller issues.
Update 29.04.2012
- Fixed a few minor issues.

The Hunter's Cabin of Riverwood is a free player home that will be available to all players, almost as soon as you start the game. The perfect mod for those who want a beautiful, simple yet functional house from the very beginning, whithout feeling that you're ruining, or going against the lore. (perfect for your hunter/ranger/archer character)

This is NOT the ultimate player house, for the simple reason that it's not suppose to.

=== How do I get this House? ========================

Simple, just go to Embershard Mine (the first "Mine" icon that appears on your compass when you escape from Helgen). Once inside the mine, fight your way to the treasure room (you can't miss it), there you will find a key named "Hunter's Cabin Key" and a Bandit Report (if your interested in the background story). Finish the dungeon and exit through the rear entrance, once outside just continue towards Riverwood.

The screenshots explains it even better.


=== Features: ===================================

- New player house/lodge, just outside Riverwood.

- Realistic background story ("Bandit Report" and "Hastily Written Note").

- Book Shelf, with room for 14 books (7 x 2).

- Lost of plants and flowers (Ingredients) around the cabin.

- Safe storage chests.

- Fully functioning Book Shelf, with room for 14 books (v1.5)

- Cooking Pot.

- Tanning Rack.

- Grindstone.

- Huntsman Bow + 100 Steel Arrows.

- Archery Skill Book.



- I'm using the Creation Kit so all the cells I've visited (while making the mod) is marked as changed. I can confirm that nothing has been changed in other cells that the ones I've mentioned in my description. I might try to fix this at a later date.

- I want this to remain a simple, lore friendly house, so I do NOT plan to add any Mannequin, Alchemy Tables, Forges etc.

Please comment, rate, and please tell me if you have any issues.

All feedback and suggestions are greatly appreciated!
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+KRIS EUROPEAN CRUSADER+ Dec 1, 2017 @ 2:51pm 
I would have loved to subscribe and favorite this but the whole go search for the key in the mine part just absolutely breaks it for me.
kim.sisson Aug 31, 2017 @ 8:23pm 
love it fantastic
FireflyKnight85 Jul 18, 2017 @ 3:45pm 
I do not know why, but the 1st time i went to the location, the cabin was not there. I restarted game, and loaded an auto-save from Markarth and fast traveled to Embershard mine, and the cabin was there and beautiful might I add.
Networth Feb 4, 2017 @ 7:54pm 
one of the reviewers from the videos on the mod "im from canada i should know this" instantly says sorry
Harvingetorix Dec 30, 2016 @ 5:55pm 
Nice little cabin! Cozy & pleasant, well-situated in the surroundings too...

Backstory makes me feel even better about having cleared those bandits out of embershard first thing after escaping Helgen... =)
campusmaximus Nov 5, 2016 @ 6:07pm 
fought through the mine. no key
shannarafox Nov 3, 2016 @ 3:00pm 
Great little cabin!! Love the story (the key to the house for me had somehow landed on the floor under the table, was hard to spot) made a perfect starter house for my new game when I needed a place to stash goods:) Very well done mod!
Taintedfury Jul 1, 2016 @ 6:33pm 
Love it:) very nice and cozy....good work:steamhappy:
emihirst May 7, 2016 @ 11:03am 
I love this place and the backstory behind it. I wonder who the ranger was. Was he Imperial or Stormcloak? What were his ties to Riverwood? Did he know Germund the Hermit? (my other fave house mod) He even became the adopted father of an Imperial Orc character who returned home from their escape only to discover his sad fate. Faendal hangs around there a lot, and from there my headcanon went mental. Thank you for the mod and the really handy bow, it's a lot more lore friendly than the usual freebies modders bung into their work =^.^=
Amuro Ray Feb 21, 2016 @ 7:39am 
This place is a really cool starter home, very nice placement of the key as well. But I only have one thing to ask is why not make the anvil outside the house work?