The town of Wallace, Idaho is one of the largest silver producers in the world and one of the richest mining towns still in existence today. It also happens to be the last town listed entirely on the country’s National Register of Historic Places. While its roots are in mining, Wallace has become a more attractive town to visitors over the year, offering more of a diverse assortment of recreation and things to do in town and in the surrounding area, such as the Route of The Hiawatha Trail and the City Limits Pub. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.


1.Route of The Hiawatha Trail

Route of The Hiawatha Trail
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The Route of The Hiawatha Trail is considered by many to be “the crown jewel of rail-to-trail adventures.” This 15-mile trail is designed for hiking or mountain biking and features seven sky-high trestles and ten train tunnels. The ride along the Route of The Hiawatha begins with a journey down the St. Paul Pass Tunnel, or also called the Taft Tunnel, which is a little over 1.5 miles long. One of the trail highlights is the Bitterroot Mountains crest near the Lookout Pass Ski Area. The Route of The Hiawatha Trail is a family-friendly trail suitable for people of all ages.

Wallace, ID, Phone: 208-744-1234

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2.Oasis Bordello Museum

Oasis Bordello Museum
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The Oasis Bordello Museum of historic Wallace, Idaho is housed inside of a former bordello that was active all the way until 1988. The occupants at the time hastily left the town, leaving almost everything behind. In 1993, a local businessman purchased the building from the bordello’s out-of-business madam and kept the place just as it was left, operating it now as a unique museum. Visitors can take a guided tour for all ages of the Oasis Bordello Museum explaining the occupants’ rushed departure from information gathered by several clients, former maids, and the girls who worked there themselves.

605 Cedar St, Wallace, ID 83873, Phone: 208-753-0801

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3.Northern Pacific Depot

Northern Pacific Depot
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Built back in the year 1901, the Northern Pacific Depot was constructed with unique bricks sourced from the Olympian Hotel. Now operating as the Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum, visitors can come explore the chateau-style depot on a seasonal basis from the month of April through the month of October. Listed in 1976 on the National Register of Historic Places, the Northern Pacific Depot has long been a focal point in town for the historical heritage and grand architecture of Wallace. The exhibits highlight the rich railroading history of the depot and the Coeur d'Alene Mining District.

219 6th St, Wallace, ID 83873, Phone: 208-752-0111

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4.Wallace Fly Shop & Drift Boats

Wallace Fly Shop & Drift Boats
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Situated in the historic downtown district of Wallace, Idaho, Wallace Fly Shop and Drift Boats is a full-service fly shop offering some of the best products in the industry. The town is an ideal base for some of the best northwest Montana and northern Idaho fly fishing. In addition to carrying fly fishing gear, the Wallace Fly Shop also leads guided walk and wade trips along the Coeur d'Alene River’s North Fork and float trips along Montana’s Clark Fork River. The shop carries a wide variety of gear, such as Beulah Fly Rods, Echo Fly Rods, and CF Burkheimer Fly Rods.

520 Cedar St, Wallace, ID 83873, Phone: 208-556-1857

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5.City Limits Pub

City Limits Pub
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The City Limits Pub in the town of Wallace, Idaho is the home of the North Idaho Mountain Brew company, as well as a unique eatery serving a full menu of pub fare. The menu includes a variety of family-friendly fresh choices, along with both vegetarian and gluten-free options. All dishes served at the City Limits Brew Pub are made-to-order and made from scratch, including the desserts and breads, which are baked on premise. A nice stop along Idaho’s Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, the pub also offers brewery tours, delicious brews, wireless internet, and a full bar.

108 Nine Mile Rd, Wallace, ID 83873, Phone: 208-556-1885

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6.1313 Club Historic Saloon & Grill

1313 Club Historic Saloon & Grill
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The 1313 Club Historic Saloon and Grill is a popular historic restaurant and bar in historic Wallace that serves some of the area’s best and most unique food. There are several stories as to how the restaurant got its name of “1313 Club.” The most popular of the theories, however, is that the building’s original bar area was thirteen feet wide by thirteen feet high. Located within the historic Heller Building, the 1313 Club is open Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays from 11:00am until 8:00pm, Wednesdays from 11:00am until 4:00pm, and Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00am until 10:00pm.

608 Bank St, Wallace, ID 83873, Phone: 208-752-9391

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More Ideas in Idaho: Pend Oreille Shores Resort

The Pend Oreille Shores Resorts can be found between Lake Pend Oreille and the Selkirk Mountains. This luxurious resort offers guests the experience of being surrounded by the beauty of nature while enjoying all the comforts of home. This fantastic resort offers fully furnished one, two, and three-bedroom condominiums for guests to choose from along with all the amenities to make their stay more enjoyable.

Pend Oreille Shores Resort Lodging

Each unit type at the Pend Oreille Shores Resort offers both small and large options to provide guests total comfort during their stay.

One-bedroom units feature 660 – 792 square feet of space in their smaller sized option. The larger size offers guests a full 820 – 860 square feet of space to indulge themselves in. These units sleep four people by featuring a queen-size bed in the master bedroom and a full (small units) or queen size (large units) sleeper sofa in the living room. Units that are located upstairs features a deck that faces the lake. Units on the lower level also offer a deck that faces the lake. These downstairs units also feature two steps that take guests down into the dining and living areas. Each unit features two televisions. One is located in the master bedroom, the other in the living room.

Two-bedroom units feature 1056 – 1224 square feet of space in their smaller sized options. The larger size offers guests a full 1304 – 1320 square feet of space to enjoy themselves in. These units sleep, eight people. Six guests will receive private accommodations. The master bedroom has a queen bed. The second bedroom has two twin beds. In the living room, two queen sleeper sofas are also available. Upstairs units feature a deck that gives guests a view of the lake. Downstairs units provide a patio that also features a lake view. Downstairs units feature two steps down into the living or dining area. Each unit features two televisions. One can be found in the master bedroom while the other is in the living room area.

Each unit at Pend Oreille Shores Resort features amenities made to provide guests the feeling of being at home while also tending to their relaxation needs. Each unit features a kitchen that comes equipped with all appliances and enough dinner, glass, and silverware for the number of guests each unit holds. All other kitchen amenities such as pots, pans, cooking utensils, cake pans, casserole dishes, kitchen spoons, coffee pots, and other kitchen essentials a family may need. Extra amenities such as dish soap, salt and pepper, and paper towels are available as well. Each unit also offers guests the tools they need to keep their unit tidy during their stays such as SOS pads, mops, and brooms.

The living rooms and bedroom of each unit at the Pend Oreille Shores Resort comes with a television and Blu-Ray player. Pillows, sheets, and blankets are also provided.

The bathrooms of each unit have soaps, towels, washcloths, and hair dryers.

The Pend Oreille Shores Resort also offers guests some extra amenities that can be checked out for use. These include waffle irons, griddles, playpens, high chairs, strollers, popcorn poppers, crock pots, teapots, large cooking pots, food processors, coffee grinders, foam aka egg crate pads, extra pillows or blankets.

Amenities

One of the outstanding attractions at the Pend Oreille Shores Resort is the Athletic Club and Pool. Guests may relax in either the indoor or outdoor hot tubs or by taking a swim in the crystal clear pool. Steam rooms and saunas are also offered to help guests find the relaxation guests are looking for. The Athletic Club offers all the equipment guests expect in a full-service club. Treadmills, racquetball courts, a weight room, free weights, bikes, and steppers are made readily available for guests who are looking for a way to stay active. Group exercise classes and tanning is also available.

The Shops at Pend Oreille Shores Resort

The Pend Oreille Shores Resort offers on-site shops for guest enjoyment. For those who find themselves eager to shop and gather souvenirs for those back home, The Store is available. From snack to amenities, to wines and spirits, The Store has everything needed to make a stay complete.

The Espresso Shop offers guests exactly what they need to get going for the exciting day at the resort. This full-service shop makes the specialty drinks guests need and expect.

Events

The Pend Oreille Shores Resort features an event center where guests can schedule upcoming events. This area offers room for crafts, get-togethers, and other events guests need to host while visiting the property.

Area Activities

Activities are abundant in the area in and around Pend Oreille Shores Resort. In summer months, guests will find themselves able to enjoy fishing, hiking, boating, skiing, lake swimming, golfing, horseback riding, kayaking, and mountain biking.

The winter months also provide many activities for guests to take part in. Cross country skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, snowshoeing, and sleigh rides are only a few of the activities that can keep guests active during colder months.

Nearby Sandpoint also offers guests the opportunity to experience a wide variety of events. Offering everything from Rodeo, concerts, and sporting events, Sandpoint has something for everyone to enjoy.

47390 Hwy 200, Hope, ID 83836, Phone: 208-264-5828

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More Ideas in Idaho: Bluebird Inn Bed & Breakfast

Boasting beautiful views of Bear Lake, Bluebird Inn Bed & Breakfast is a quaint B&B just outside of the rural community of Fish Haven, ID. Set in Highway 89, the bed and breakfast inn offers homey accommodations in the form of comfortably furnished guest rooms, one luxury suite, and an apartment, all of which are individually decorated with contemporary décor and modern furnishings. All accommodations have private bathrooms and working fireplaces, while the suite adds a fully equipped kitchen and a spacious living room with spectacular garden and lake views. The apartment is ideal for families with two bedrooms and is fully equipped for a hassle-free self-catering stay and guests can enjoy a complimentary gourmet breakfast every morning in the sunny dining room. The Inn has a hot tub for general use in the garden and offers its gardens and grounds for special celebrations such as weddings and receptions for up to 100 people.

Guest Accommodations

Bluebird Inn Bed & Breakfast offers cozy home-away-from-home accommodations in the form of comfortably furnished guest rooms, one luxury suite, and an apartment, all of which are individually decorated with contemporary décor and modern furnishings.

Five well-appointed guest rooms in the main inn feature king or queen-size beds with pillow-top mattresses, high-quality sheets and linens, plush pillows and thick comforters, and en-suite bathrooms with soaking tubs, showers, double vanities, fresh towels and organic bath products. Rooms have private entrances and large windows that flood interior spaces with natural light and boast breathtaking views of Bear Lake and the gardens.

The apartment is located in the gardens of the Inn and can accommodate up to eight guests with two bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. The bedrooms offer king and queen-size beds dressed in high-quality linens, respectively, and two full bathrooms have showers, bathtubs, double vanities, fresh towels and organic bath products. There is also a double futon bed and a bunk day bed for additional guests or children, and a fully equipped kitchen has all the necessary appliances and utensils for self-catering and cooking.

Dining

A complimentary breakfast is served every morning for all guests except those staying in the apartments and includes coffee, tea and hot beverages, fresh fruit and juices, cereals, granolas and yogurts, egg dishes, and freshly baked pastries, and bread. Hot drinks such as coffee and tea are available throughout the day.

Amenities and Recreation

Amenities at the Bluebird Inn Bed & Breakfast include a complimentary gourmet breakfast every morning, beautiful gardens and a hot tub in which to relax, and a modern meeting room for business gatherings. Surrounded by the magnificent Cache National Forest, this area boasts spectacular natural beauty and is packed with attractions and activities, including hiking, mountain biking, ATV riding, horseback riding, fishing in Bear Lake, kayaking, canoeing, and more.

Weddings and Events

Bluebird Inn Bed & Breakfast offers a beautiful venue for romantic wedding ceremonies and receptions and other special celebrations for up to 100 guests. Surrounded by spectacular natural beauty, the site boasts picturesque scenery, luxurious accommodations, upscale amenities and facilities and welcoming hospitality. The Inn also provides a range of professional services such as catering and cuisine, entertainment, audiovisual equipment, décor and more. Special wedding packages include the use of the entire Bluebird Inn complex and its pristine grounds, deluxe overnight accommodations for up to 18 people, an indoor facility for receptions and dances and tables and chairs for up to 100 guests.

Local Attractions

Surrounded by the magnificent Cache National Forest, this area boasts spectacular natural beauty and is packed with attractions and activities, including hiking, mountain biking, ATV riding, horseback riding, fishing in Bear Lake, kayaking, canoeing, and more.

423 US-89, Fish Haven, ID 83287, Phone: 208-945-2571

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More Ideas in Idaho: Tamarack Resort

Tamarack Resort revolves around outdoor snow activities in the resort community of Tamarack, Idaho. The resort offers a wide variety of dining options, luxury amenities including a spa and fitness center, and daycare for guests who want to enjoy a little free time.

Lodging

There is a wide selection of different lodging options for guests who stay at the Tamarack Resort.

One of the largest and most upscale are the estate homes. These private estate homes sleep up to 17 people at a time and feature grand entertaining and gathering areas. They are located in mountain lots that are secluded from the main areas of the resort and offer views of both the lake and mountain peaks. Each estate home offers slightly different amenities, but they include a combination of features including fireplaces, decks, washer/dryers, hot tubs, and garages. All estate homes have a mix of bed sizes - king, queen, twin - in multiple bedrooms.

Lodging can also be found at The Lodge, which is located at Osprey Meadows. The Lodge has traditional hotel rooms as well as condominiums and studio apartments for overnight stays. The building is just minutes from the resort’s central area. Guests can choose from either king or queen size beds in a variety of different set-ups. Each room at The Lodge has at least one full bathroom, and some of them come with washer/dryers, balconies, and gas fireplaces.

Tamarack also offers townhomes for overnight stays. They have between one and three bedrooms (all with at least one king size bed) and are located in clusters along some of the resort neighborhoods and alpine trails around the property. These townhomes have standard features like entry-level kitchens and dining areas, stacked washer/dryers, fireplaces, hardwood floors, and hot tubs (in some units).

Guests can also choose cottages for their overnight stays. All cottages are over 1,000 square feet in size and have two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. Each of these cottages has their own, private hot tub, fireplaces, and washer/dryers.

An additional overnight option is a stay in one of the Tamarack Resort chalets. These chalets can sleep as many as 12 guests at a time in their three or four bedroom lodging, which can be as large as 3,000 square feet. Each chalet comes with a fireplace, private hot tub, detached garage, and wrap-around deck. The master bedroom features a king-sized bed, which each subsequent bedroom has either a queen or two twin size beds.

Amenities

Tamarack Resort features optional heated, underground parking for guests.

All guests staying overnight at the resort will receive two “Tamarack passports” per room, per nightly stay. These passes give guests access to amenities around the property, which change depending on the season the guest stays during (winter or summer). Winter passports include an overnight hot wax, lift ride ticket, snowshoe rental, and a Nordic trail pass. Summer passports include a life ride ticket, a cruiser bike rental, kayak rental, beach chair and umbrella rental, a disc golf rental, and a fishing pole and tackle rental.

Another amenity offered by the resort is daycare. Daycare is available for children between the ages of 6 months and 7 years old in both the winter and summer months. Activities are structured according to the season and include a variety of games, crafts, books, and movies. Nutritious meals are also served.

Other resort amenities include a large, outdoor hot tub open year-round, a seasonally open (May through September) sizeable outdoor swimming pool, locker rooms, a fitness center, and a spacious lobby that provides guests with free wireless internet access.

Dining

There are multiple dining options for guests at the Tamarack Resort.

Guests can choose to dine at Fern and Feather, which is the newest restaurant at the resort. This comfortable yet upscale dining experience is located in The Lodge and is the only restaurant on the property to accept reservations. It is open Fridays and Saturdays only.

For a more relaxed atmosphere, there is the Seven Devils Pub. The pub has a full-service bar, seating both indoors and outdoors, big screen televisions, and a fireplace. The pub is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and serves brunch, a traditional pub menu, and a selection of craft beers and cocktails. Seven Devils is open seven days a week.

Guests who enjoy coffee can stop by Hot Shots Coffee Bar. Open daily; the coffee bar serves up a selection of organic teas, espresso drinks, freshly brewed coffee, and natural juices. They also offer a choice of fresh fruit, pastries, and grab and go savory and breakfast options.

Heartier options are available at the Canoe Grill and Vertical Bar. The restaurant offers a menu of traditional American options like burgers, soups, chilis, pizza, salads, and optional cocktails, wine, and beer. Guests also enjoy their signature Bloody Mary.

A final option for guests is the Mile High Cantina, located in a unique yurt setting. The cantina offers a menu full of both tacos and tequila, and guests can dine there weekends and holidays only.

Spa

Tamarack Resort also offers a full-service spa. The spa provides guests with multiple massage options as well as energy work like Reiki. It is open on Fridays and Saturdays and offers specials as well as therapies lasting 30, 60, or 90 minutes per session. The spa both accepts and encourages reservations.

Activities

The resort offers many different outdoor snow-related sports and activities. Guests to the resort can enjoy Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and ice skating. Many of these activities are included as part of the winter passport that guests receive for an overnight stay at Tamarack.

Guests visiting in the summer will not find themselves at a loss for activities, though. The resort offers whitewater rafting, mountain biking, hiking, zip line tours, and boating and paddling options. A majority of these activities are also included in the summer passport as well.

Lessons

For guests visiting the resort without much experience skiing, Tamarack offers different options to help each resort guest have the safest and best time while visiting.

One of those options is the Tamarack Sports School. The school offers all-ages classes for experience levels child to adult. They also offer either private or group lessons. Longer staying resort guests can let their children take advantage of the resort’s Trailblazers program, which is a multi-week program for children between the ages of 4 and 12.

311 Village Drive, Tamarack, ID 83615, Phone: 208-325-1000

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