Monday, March 19, 2018

The Roosevelt Inn

       We have quite a few interesting and unique members of the North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association, and the Roosevelt Inn is one of them. The Roosevelt Inn was built in the early 1900s, as a schoolhouse! The beautiful brick building served as a school for decades, until owners Tina and John converted it into a luxurious bed and breakfast in the heart of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho!
The Roosevelt Inn is located in Downtown Coeur d’Alene, just walking distance from the wonderful shopping, mouth-watering restaurants, and delicious craft brews! Excitement awaits when you stay at the Roosevelt Inn! Each of the rooms are named after a teacher or other significant figure involved with the former Roosevelt School. Experience the history of times gone by while enjoying luxury amenities, cozy beds, and modern rooms. Breakfast can include fresh fruits, hot custom coffee blends, and gourmet recipes from none other than Gordon Ramsey!
The Roosevelt Inn also has a beautiful yard and garden, which makes the perfect backdrop for your wedding or event! It’s perhaps the most beautiful location to get married in the City of Coeur d’Alene! You’ll be in awe at how peaceful and relaxing the grounds are, the owners and staff are happy to help make your wedding day a special day to remember!
The Roosevelt Inn offers so much more than the traditional bed and breakfast experience. You’ll cherish and remember your stay here for life. The history and character of this former school house simply can’t be beat. To learn more about all the Roosevelt Inn has to offer, visit their website! Or better yet, give them a call and book your stay today!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Spring Is On The Way!

       The snow is beginning to melt here in North Idaho, and temperatures are beginning to rise. Winter is slowly fading into spring. We’ll miss the beautiful snow and happy ski folks, but we’re also excited for bike rides and sunshine! Here in North Idaho, the transition from winter to spring is a sad, but exciting one!
          As the snow melts away the grass turns to green, we put away the skis and bring out the tennis shoes. The snowmobiles go away, but the mountain bikes come out! All around, you’ll see folks inflating their bike tires, firing up their motorcycles, and preparing to enjoy another beautiful North Idaho spring!
          Spring is the perfect time to explore our beautiful area. Enjoy a bike ride along the famous North Idaho Centennial Trail, take a walk in quaint downtown Sandpoint, or enjoy a craft brew and a fine meal at one of downtown Coeur d’Alene’s trendy new restaurants.
As the trees and flowers begin to bloom, your North Idaho spring adventure will be awe-inspiring. A beautiful pallet of flowers and vibrant colors awaits. The temperatures aren’t too hot, and aren’t too cold, making spring time one of our four favorite seasons!
If you’re coming to area to enjoy some springtime fun, be sure to book your stay with the inns of the North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association! Some inns have bikes for use during your stay, letting you enjoy springtime to the fullest! Friendly innkeepers, delicious breakfast, and unique experiences are just some of the perks of staying with us. Browse our website and reserve your springtime stay today!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Blues Festival

        Blues music has been around in America longer than most other musical genres, and has never once faded from relevance. From the early delta blues of Robert Johnson, to the electric blues stylings of Stevie Ray Vaughn, blues music has captured American hearts and minds for decades. Blues festivals are flourishing around the country, and one of the best happens to be here in beautiful North Idaho. The Coeur d’Alene Blues Festival has won the Inland Northwest Blues Societies’ “Best Blues Festival” Award three years in a row.
          This year, the Coeur d’Alene Blues Festival will take place at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, from March 23-25. This exciting event showcases the best in local, regional, and national blues. Artists like Grammy Nominated Marcia Ball, Rafael Tranquilino, and local legends Charlie Butts and Filter Tips will be performing at this year’s festival. CDs from a few of these artists can be found locally at the Long Ear record store for those looking to do a little musical research. Even if you are unfamiliar with these artists, they put on great performances, and it is sure to be well worth the price of admission!
          If you’re coming from out of town for this wonderful celebration of good tunes, there’s no better place to stay than the inns of the North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association. Inns like the McFarland Inn and the Roosevelt inn are just blocks away from the festival, and the streets of Coeur d’Alene are perfect for walking! Beat the traffic and stay with one of our inns!  

Monday, February 26, 2018

Western Pleasure Guest Ranch

These days, it seems the image of hard-working folks is vanishing. The thoughts of strong-backed ranchers taming horses and managing livestock has gone by, and the strong family values that united the country have since vanished. People who think that way have not been to the Western Pleasure Guest Ranch
          When you first drive in to the ranch, you’ll notice the stiff wood exterior of the main lodge. The spectacular hardwood beams will fill you with awe. You’ll notice barns and horse corrals bustling with activity. Turn off your phone and put on your cowboy hat, you’ve entered a different world. The spirit of the Wild West is alive and well at Western Pleasures, and you’ll experience it first hand as part of your stay.
          If you like riding long and hard, the horses at Western Pleasure are ready for you! The summer months are filled with horseback rides around the ranch. Spectacular mountain views, serene meadows, and tranquil creeks are just a few of the scenic delights to see at Western Pleasure. If you’re a riding virgin, have no fear! The horses at Western Pleasure are perfect for beginners! If horses aren’t you cup of tea, there’s plenty of other fun activities available at the ranch.
         The accommodations at Western Pleasure is like no other! The ranch has four private log cabins available, as well as the main lodge, which boasts several spectacular rooms that you'll be sure to enjoy! The decor calls back to the days of the Wild West, and you'll be filled with satisfaction on their cozy beds after a long day of riding. 
          When the snow falls, Western Pleasures becomes a winter wonderland! The ranch gets blanketed with a layer or beautiful white snow, turning it into a chilly paradise! Sleigh rides, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing are just a few of the exciting winter activities available at Western Pleasures.
          The fully-functioning ranch has been consistently ranked high on industry lists, and their position is always considered on top in the dude ranch world. The strong family values that have kept the ranch operating for decades is evident. The work ethic and the positive attitudes of the generations of family members that call the ranch their home will bring a smile to your face, and you'll walk away from Western Pleasures with a different outlook on life. A full history of the family behind the ranch is available on their website. 
          Whether you’re in the main lodge or one of the private log cabins, you are sure to enjoy the unique adventures that await at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch. Visit their website to learn more, or to book what could be your most exciting vacation yet!         

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Second Winter

         It’s a cold one in North Idaho today! The mercury has been dipping down into the single digits, and the snow and ice has made its way back into our lives. Winter has made a comeback, and we at the North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association are in love with it.
        Some folks just can’t wait for the snow and ice to melt and the sunshine to return. But some of us are already excited for next winter as well. Powder junkies on top of Schweitzer Mountain or Lookout Pass rejoice when the thermometer goes lower, and the weatherman reports snow, and our inns become the base camp for happy skiers and snowboarders who need a warm, relaxing place to sleep and eat after a long day of hitting the slopes.

          The many hiking trails in our area are covered in a thick layer of white snow, making them the perfect place for a brisk, peaceful hike. You just might have the whole forest to yourself if you head out on a cold, snowy morning! Sit back with a thermos full of tea or hot chocolate and enjoy the sound of a babbling brook alongside the snow-covered banks. A winter snow hike can be extremely refreshing and exciting!
          As February fades away into March, the snow will soon melt and the temperatures will rise. If you were thinking about enjoying all the beauty North Idaho in the winter has to offer, now is your chance! Browse our bed and breakfasts, book a night or two, grab those skis, snowshoes, and warm clothes and get out there and explore!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Unique Getaway

        Valentine’s Day is just days away, and if you’re looking for a last-minute romantic evening, there’s no better place than the inns of the North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association! If you’re still looking for an unforgettable romantic activity, consider a night’s stay with us! Valentine’s Day is a day of love and romance, and as such, many folks get engaged on that special day! If you’ve recently proposed or said yes to the big question, many of our inns love to host weddings, and all would love to be your honeymoon destination! Our peaceful inns are the perfect setting for any honeymoon.
Of course, the inns of the North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association aren’t just for couples. If you’re single and just looking to get away from it all for a few nights, our relaxing inns are the perfect destination! If you’re with your family and friends on that once-in-a-lifetime road trip, let one of our inns be your unique stop between Seattle and Glacier National Park! Be warned though, once you stay with us, you’ll be eager to come back for an extended stay! Valentine’s Day is a day of love and romance for the millions of couples out there, but we want you to know that our Bed and Breakfasts are happy to accommodate more than just romantic getaways. Single folks are more than welcome to stay with us! Browse our website for more information about the many unique Bed and Breakfasts in the North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association. And for all of those lovebirds out there, we wish you a very happy Valentine’s Day!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Valentine's Day

         It's that time of year again! The heart-shaped chocolates are in every store, and the romantic greeting cards are flying off the shelves. That's right, it's February, and Valentine's Day is just around the corner. For those in search of the perfect gift, the North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association has just what you need. Skip the box of chocolates and generic greeting card, make this a Valentine's day you'll both remember and cherish for life.
        Our inns make the perfect romantic getaway for Valentine's day, and many are excited to help you make the day as special as possible. Relax in your cozy, candle lit room with a glass of champagne or a fine wine, as you gaze deeply into your loved one's eyes. Falling in love in deeper ways is what we help you do at the inns of the North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association.
         Many of the inns are running Valentine's Day specials. Browse our website and peruse our inns and specials. If you have any questions about a particular inn, feel more than free to contact them and see how they can make this Valentine's Day the one you and your sweetheart remember fondly for the rest of your lives.