Coeur d'Alene is the largest city in Kootenai County, Idaho and in the northern Idaho Panhandle. The city, which also hosts the county seat of Kootenai, is located 30 miles east of Spokane, Washington. Coeur d'Alene, ID, lies to the north of Lake Coeur d'Alene and is also known as the Lake City. The city is located near two prominent ski resorts, Silver Mountain Resort to the east and Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort to the north. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Coeur d'Alene City Park and Independence Point
2.Coeur d'Alene Lake
3.Kootenai County Farmers' Market
4.Brooks Seaplane Service Tours, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
5.Things to do in Coeur d’Alene: CDA Parasail
6.Lake Coeur d'Alene Cruises
7.Coeur d’Alene, Idaho: McEuen Park
8.Museum of North Idaho
9.North Idaho Centennial Trail
10.Northwest Outfitters, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
11.ROW Adventure Center, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
12.Coeur d’Alene, Idaho: St Joe River Cruise
13.Things to do in Coeur d'Alene: Timberline Adventures
14.Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
15.Coeur d’Alene, Idaho: Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch
16 Best Things to do in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
- Coeur d'Alene City Park and Independence Point, Photo: Coeur d'Alene City Park and Independence Point
- Coeur d'Alene Lake, Photo: Courtesy of wollertz - Fotolia.com
- Kootenai County Farmers' Market, Photo: Kootenai County Farmers' Market
- Brooks Seaplane Service Tours, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Photo: Courtesy of Federico Rostagno - Fotolia.com
- Things to do in Coeur d’Alene: CDA Parasail, Photo: CDA Parasail
- Lake Coeur d'Alene Cruises, Photo: Lake Coeur d'Alene Cruises
- Coeur d’Alene, Idaho: McEuen Park, Photo: McEuen Park
- Museum of North Idaho, Photo: Museum of North Idaho
- North Idaho Centennial Trail, Photo: North Idaho Centennial Trail
- Northwest Outfitters, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Photo: Northwest Outfitters
- ROW Adventure Center, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Photo: ROW Adventure Center
- Coeur d’Alene, Idaho: St Joe River Cruise, Photo: St. Joe River Cruise
- Things to do in Coeur d'Alene: Timberline Adventures, Photo: Timberline Adventures
- Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Photo: Courtesy of Gregory Johnston - Fotolia.com
- Coeur d’Alene, Idaho: Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, Photo: Courtesy of GizmoPhoto - Fotolia.com
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More Ideas in Idaho: Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch
The Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch is in Stanley, Idaho where visitors can enjoy outdoor activities, homestyle dining, and comfortable lodging for people of all ages. Every meal of the day is included within the price of the stay at the Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch. In between and after those delicious home-cooked meals, the staff is there to help every guest with all the activities to do at the ranch and in the surrounding area.
Lodging at the ranch is found in either a cabin or a lodge room. All accommodations have been renovated to be brought up to date while still recognizing and maintaining the footprints of the ranch’s original log structures.
There are 17 cabins available for rent.
The main cabins (which accommodate up to two people) are arranged in seven different duplexes of two cabin pairs. Each of these cabins has its rock fireplace, private bathroom featuring either a shower or a bathtub, and a separate bedroom with either a king size bed or a two twin size beds. Guests can also request an additional rollaway bed during their stay. Four of the seven cabin duplexes offer connecting doors on their interiors that allows guests in the cabin to accommodate even larger parties (up to four to six people).
Three additional cabins are available that can accommodate even larger groups. Two deluxe cabins can accommodate even larger families. Each of these cabins has two bedrooms with king size beds and the third bedroom with a twin-size bed. The third bedroom also connects the two cabins. Each deluxe cabin has a large bathroom with a large soaker tub and oversized stone shower. There is also the stand-alone deluxe honeymoon cabin, also with a king size bed.
There are also four lodge rooms available for overnight stays.
Each room has a queen-sized bed and a stone shower. The rooms are located just off of the Great Room, which means that most guests can use their cell phones during their stay.
All of the lodge rooms and cabins have electric heat.
In the main lodge, guests can access the ranch’s laptop computer, telephone, and make use of their wireless internet access.
Three homestyle meals are included in the price of lodging at the ranch - breakfast, a picnic lunch, and dinner. Alcoholic beverages are extra.
Breakfast is served in the main lodge. Visitors may find freshly baked pastries, hot coffee, a buffet of fresh fruit, cereal, granola, a hot breakfast menu with options like pancakes and scrambled eggs, and more.
The lunch menu at the ranch allows guests to choose from a selection of grab and go lunch items (like sandwiches, salads, and more). The in-house chef will also include home-baked cookies, trail mix, and fresh fruit to compliment the main dish. Lunches will be served so that they can be taken outside with guests on their daily adventures.
Dinners at the ranch are served in different ways, depending on which day of the week it is. Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, guests can enjoy dinner in the main lodge’s dining room. Appetizers are served before the multi-course menu, and arrangements can be made for guests visiting with children to allow them to have a quiet date night alone. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, guests can enjoy a buffet style dinner made in one of the Dutch ovens or wood-fired brick ovens. The buffet menu on Tuesdays always pays homage to more traditional, Basque/Idahoan dishes local to the area. Thursdays and Saturdays are usually barbeque or southwestern inspired in nature.
Vegetarian, children’s, and other dietary restrictions are available, on request.
Sports and Activities
The ranch sits in the Sawtooth Mountain Range, which is famous for having an immense amount of outdoor beauty and hundreds of miles of different hiking trails to explore. Guests who are interested in heading outdoors are encouraged to stop by the front desk and ask the knowledgeable staff for help planning their day. They can choose from hiking, single track mountain biking, rock climbing, horseback riding, cast or fly fishing, swimming, or boating, or even whitewater rafting.
For ranch guests who want to stay close to home, the ranch also offers daily activities. The staff provides chess and playing cards, or guests can relax by the fire and read a book. There are often educational talks and live entertainment as well.
Natural Hot Springs
The ranch is also home to a naturally fed hot spring pool. The pool is twenty feet by forty feet in size, and from three to nine feet deep. The regulation of the water flowing into the pool keeps it between 99- and 104-degrees Fahrenheit year-round. It is maintained frequently to keep it clean.
One of the best parts about visiting the ranch with children is the diverse amount of activities that they can take part in. Children often enjoy fishing for trout in the pond, hiking up the accessible Knob Hill, playing ping pong, or taking a trail ride on one of the easy-going ponies. They can also earn their Junior Ranger badges.
Three nights a week at the ranch, the staff organizes and plans more structured activities. These include story hours, crafting, lawn games, and educational talks. Childcare is also available.
For guests wanting to venture out of the ranch, the nearby town of Stanley has a variety of other attractions to explore.
Walking tours of the town are available, which introduce ranch guests to the history, architecture, and town of Stanley. During the tour, there will be plenty of opportunities to shop and dine at some great places along the way.
The salmon hatchery is another interested area attraction to explore. Sawtooth introduces guests to both the history of salmon as well as the process of raising and farming them through their daily guided tours.
Also, nearby are two different ghost towns, Custer, and Bonanza. Both of these ghost towns are tourable and are home to a variety of different activities and special events throughout the year.
HC64 Box 9934, Stanley, ID 83278, Phone: 208-774-3544
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More Ideas in Idaho: Log Spirit Bed and Breakfast in Athol
Set on 30 acres of untamed wilderness in the wooded serenity of North Idaho, Log Spirit Bed and Breakfast is an award-winning lodge that offers an authentic mountain retreat. Surrounded by majestic mountains and verdant woodlands, the family-friendly lodge boasts cozy log cabin-style accommodations with spacious living areas, gourmet kitchens, private bathrooms, and modern amenities.
The heart of the lodge features an enormous floor-to-ceiling fireplace, an elegant dining room and a full, covered wrap around deck with beautiful views. The lodge is ideal for a relaxing getaway and also offers an array of activities to enjoy from hiking, fishing, kayaking and lake cruises to playing golf on one of several championship golf courses, horseback riding, mountain biking and more.
Log Spirit Bed and Breakfast features six well-appointed guest rooms with cozy, log-cabin style wooden walls and floors, rustic, yet chic décor and furnishings, private en-suite bathrooms and electric stoves to stave off the chill off on cold nights.
Four of the rooms are named after the seasons, namely Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and are located on the main floor of the lodge. Each room is individually decorated to offer its charm and character, and each features a queen-size bed with deluxe linens and down comforters, spacious private bathrooms with double showers and fresh towels and access to the eight-foot-wide covered wraparound deck with outdoor furniture. Each of the rooms has large windows that offer beautiful views of the surrounding woodlands and mountains.
The Midnight Dream Room is located on the balcony level of the lodge and is the largest of the guest rooms. This elegant room offers a custom-made king-size log bed dressed with luxury linens and plush down comforters, a spacious en-suite bathroom with a double shower and thick towels, and an ample living area with sofa, armchairs, mini-fridge and an electric stove. The Midnight Dream Room opens on to a large private balcony with an outdoor hot tub and gorgeous views of the gardens, waterfall, and pond.
The Sunrise Room is an airy abode on the main floor of the lodge and features a double bed and a queen-size bed with luxury linens and down comforters, and a spacious en-suite bathroom with a clawfoot tub/shower combination, single vanity, and fresh towels. A large living area with a sofa, mini-fridge, and modern entertainment center. The Sunrise Room opens onto a large portion of the main deck, which is gated off for privacy and features a hot tub and outdoor furniture.
A complimentary multi-course breakfast is served every morning in the main lodge’s dining room and includes cereals, granola, yogurt, fresh fruit, eggs, bacon, sausages, tomatoes, fresh bread, preserves and more, along with fresh fruit, juices, and locally brewed coffee and tea.
Amenities and Recreation
Log Spirit Bed and Breakfast has a communal ‘great room’ where guests can gather and relax in front of the beautiful stone fireplace with a book or a cup of tea. A complimentary multi-course breakfast is served every morning in the adjacent dining room, and an eight-foot-wide, covered wraparound deck has comfy furniture and breathtaking views. A quiet library on the first floor of the lodge provides a cozy nook in which to read, listen to music, watch a movie, or play a game, and the beautiful gardens with a waterfall and pond beg to be explored.
The local area offers an array of outdoor activities throughout the year from fly fishing, kayaking, and canoeing to lake cruises and playing golf on one of the many championship golf courses in the area, including the world-renowned Coeur D’Alene Resort in the spring and the summer. Other activities from horseback riding, hiking, and mountain biking in the warmer months, while winter brings a broad spectrum of snow sports, including snowboarding, downhill, and cross-country skiing snowmobiling, and snowshoeing, as well as hunting and ATV trekking. Less adventurous activities range from exploring art galleries and museums and enjoying theatre, festivals, shopping, and dining within the region.
Wedding & Events
Log Spirit Bed and Breakfast caters for weddings and special celebrations with beautiful indoor and outdoor venues, gourmet catering and customized menus, comfortable accommodations for the wedding party and guests, and special services such as bar services, wait staff, flower arrangements and an event manager to ensure everything runs smoothly.
31328 N Tiara Lane, Athol, ID 83801 Phone: 208-683-4722
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More Ideas in Idaho: Western Pleasure Guest Ranch
Western Pleasure Guest Ranch offers fresh mountain air and amazing views for their guests to enjoy. This all-inclusive ranch offers guests the opportunity to stay in lodge rooms or cabins while having access to all ranch amenities and activities. Family owned for four generations, this ranch strives to give their guests the full dude ranch experience while they rest and relax from their daily grind.
Western Pleasure Guest Ranch Cabins and Grand Lodge Accommodations
Western Pleasure Guest Ranch offers several cabins and a Grand Lodge for guest accommodations. Each of these cabins come with their own unique designs and offer guests all the amenities they are seeking when on vacation.
The Meadowview Cabin offers guests a view of the beautiful meadow where cattle and horses spend their time grazing. With a river rock fireplace, privacy, and open floor plan this cabin is both spacious and homey. For families, a lower level with two full beds and a half bath is available. With amenities such as specialty sheets and towels, private bathroom, refrigerator, microwave, four burner stove, toaster, coffee pot, hair dryer, half bath, wrap around deck, handcrafted quilts, complimentary soaps, and available wood and kindling.
The Settler cabin has the bonus of being near the Grand Lodge. A cozy cabin with beautiful décor, The Settler offers a private queen bedroom on the main floor and an open loft upstairs that features a queen bed and two twins. Great for bringing the family, this cabin also features all the amenities you could need such as specialty sheets and towels, private bath, refrigerator, microwave, four burner stove, toaster, coffee pot, hair dryer, half bath, wrap around deck, handcrafted quilts, complimentary soaps, and available wood and kindling.
The Wrangler is a spacious cabin that offers guests a trip back to the old west. This cabin offers a private bedroom on the main floor featuring a queen bed while upstairs a loft with a queen bed and two twins are waiting. This cabin features a private bath and free-standing wood stove. The Wrangler also offers all the amenities needed such as specialty sheets and towels, private bathroom, refrigerator, microwave, four burner stove, toaster, coffee pot, hair dryer, half bath, wrap around deck, handcrafted quilts, complimentary soaps, and available wood and kindling.
The Hunter Log cabin is the most reclusive of the four cabins offered at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch. As the name suggests, this cabin offers guests the feeling of staying in a hunter’s quarters. A deer antler chandelier and the opportunity to see wildlife outside the window awaits anyone who visits here. On the main floor, a private bedroom features a queen bed. In the upstairs open loft, a queen bed and two twins await. Featuring a standing wood stove, the Hunter Log Cabin also has all needed amenities such as specialty sheets and towels, private bath, refrigerator, microwave, four burner stove, toaster, coffee pot, hair dryer, half bath, wrap around deck, handcrafted quilts, complimentary soaps, and available wood and kindling.
In the Grand Lodge, guests will find themselves with the opportunity to choose between several different room types.
On the upper layer of The Grand Lodge, The Duke awaits. Named after the man many feels represents the old west more than any other, John Wayne, this room is decorated in honor of his memory. This room features a queen bed and private bath with walk-in shower. Amenities such as hair dryer, luxury sheets and towels, handcrafted quilts, complimentary wireless internet, and complimentary soaps await.
Miss Belle offers a feminine touch to your western vacation. This room provides the sophisticated feel of the women of the old west. The comfort of a queen size brass bed and private bath make this room a place to relax and unwind truly. Amenities such as hair dryer, luxury sheets and towels, handcrafted quilts, complimentary wireless internet, and complimentary soaps await.
The Nez Perce is named after the indigenous tribe credited for developing the Appaloosa horse. This room offers a queen room and private bath while the hideaway loft offers an extra twin bed for those who need more space. Amenities such as hair dryer, special sheets and towels, handcrafted quilts, complimentary wireless internet, and complimentary soaps await.
The Siesta is one of the most, warm, inviting rooms available. Complete with queen bed, loft with a twin bed for children, and a private bath, The Siesta is a great place to unwind after a hectic day. Amenities such as hair dryer, special sheets and towels, handcrafted quilts, complimentary wireless internet, and complimentary soaps await.
On the lower level of the Grand Lodge, you will find Grandma and Grandpa’s rooms. Located near the rec room, Grandma’s Room features a queen bed and a cozy, warm, feel. Featuring a window that looks out over the grounds, Grandpa’s Room features both a queen bed and double bed for extra company. Both rooms feature a private back and all amenities needed such as hair dryer, special sheets and towels, handcrafted quilts, complimentary wireless internet, and complimentary soaps await.
Dining at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch
For those who choose to stay with Western Pleasure Guest Ranch and purchase their all-inclusive packages, three meals a day will be provided. From the beginning of October until the end of May, choosing Bed & Breakfast stays are an option. During these stays, a hearty breakfast will be provided
At Western Pleasure Guest Ranch, guests will receive special activities for different times of the year. Their all-inclusive packages offer a wide variety of things to do. When not taking part in the scheduled activities guests will find themselves with the opportunity to indulge in the many other offerings. Inside the Grand Lodge, you’ll find the recreation room where billiards and foosball can be enjoyed while watching a movie. The Grand Lodge also offers great common areas that are perfect for lounging or simply relaxing such as The Great Room and The Lodge Loft.
The Western Pleasure Guest Ranch is a great place to host your special event. Whether planning for a company retreat, meeting, or family reunion the Ranch offers not only the space but will assist you with planning your special event.
1413 Upper Gold Creek, Sandpoint, Idaho 83864, Phone: 888-863-9066
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