Thursday, June 7, 2018

Ironman


        June has finally arrived, and that means North Idaho is beginning to welcome the summer visitors that come from around the world to see the most beautiful part of the country. It also means that there’s only a few weeks left to prepare for Ironman.
          The Ironman race has been a North Idaho staple for years, and folks come from all corners of the world to participate and watch this amazing show of human athleticism. In 2017, The Coeur d’Alene Ironman won several Athlete’s choice awards, including best overall swim, bike, and run. Ironman athletes keep coming back to participate thanks to North Idaho’s scenic beauty, rural frame of mind, and friendly townsfolk. Registration is still open for those interested in taking part in this year’s race!
          For those coming from out of town, there’s no better place to stay than the inns of the North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association. If you’re participating, a good night’s sleep can be just as important as the training involved, and our peaceful, relaxing inns can provide you with that sleep you need to take on the course. This year’s Ironman will take place on June 24th, and rooms are filling up fast! If you’re planning on joining in the fun this year, book your stay with us as soon as possible!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Open House


          Did you hear? The North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association is having an open house! This is a perfect opportunity for locals and visitors alike to see inside some of the finest bed and breakfasts in North Idaho, if not the whole world! The open house will take place on Sunday, June 10th, from 1PM-5PM, in Coeur d’Alene, Athol, and Sandpoint!
          Start in Coeur d’Alene, at the Aspen Meadows Bed and Breakfast. Aspen Meadows is the newest member of the North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association, and the innkeepers are excited to show off their new décor and beautiful location, located just 10 minutes from the Roosevelt Inn in Downtown! See how the owners transformed this old school into a world-class Inn, with that special touch of North Idaho charm!
          Continue north to the quiet small town of Athol. Log Spirit Bed and Breakfast and Cedar Mountain Farm will both have their doors open to show you what they have to offer! These cozy, rustic inns are the place to go for folks looking for a true rustic getaway, or for folks coming from out of town to visit the legendary Silverwood theme park!
          End your open house tour in Sandpoint, at the Huckleberry Hill Bed and Breakfast. This charming inn is located just a few minutes from the center of town, so you’ll be able to take in the charming shops and atmosphere of Sandpoint while you visit. We ask that you bring one food item for the food bank for every bed and breakfast you visit, in exchange for the delicious refreshments each inns has to offer. For addresses, and more information about each participating inn, browse our website! We’re excited to show off what we have to offer!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Shopping


Summer is right around the corner, and that means the inns of the North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association are filling up fast! If you’ve been thinking about taking a trip up to our little slice of heaven, now is the time to contact our inns and book your stay now! If you’ve been browsing our website and blog, you just might be familiar with some of the fun events going on this summer in North Idaho. But what is one supposed to do between these events? The obvious answer is go shopping!
          North Idaho has amazing local shops, all owned by friendly, local folks. Some of our bed and breakfasts are even located within walking distance of popular shopping areas! From Coeur d’Alene to Sandpoint, North Idaho has hundreds of unique shops that have something for everyone!
          Take a walk down Sherman Avenue in Coeur d’Alene and pop in to a few of the quirky small businesses that line the streets. A shop specializing in Christmas decorations all year round? A shop called “All Things Irish”? These are just a few of the unique shops that have been operating downtown for years. Just north of downtown on Government Way lies the legendary Long Ear record store, where one can find just about any music CD to cruise North Idaho too. The Long Ear has been a North Idaho community staple for decades, and no shopping day would be complete without browsing through the great selection of CDs, vinyl records, and other goodies. They always have CDs from local artists for sale, for those who are looking to truly experience the sounds of North Idaho! The Long Ear can be found just west of Midtown, which boasts an amazing cluster of thrift shops, antique stores, and vintage vendor malls! It’s a must-visit for collectors and vintage enthusiasts!
          If you’re excited about the many antique shops to visit in the area, don’t forget to make a trip out to Wallace, a small town gem (pardon the pun) located in the beautiful Silver Valley. Wallace is just a 40 minute drive from Coeur d’Alene, and is home to dozens of antique shops, delicious restaurants, and a whole lot of history!
          Consider us at the North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association your local shopping consultants. We can point you in the right direction when it comes to shopping, dining, and entertainment in the North Idaho area. Browse our website and book your stay today, and let us show you what we’re all about in North Idaho!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Car d'Alene


         If you haven’t been to Car d’Alene, you’re missing out. Maybe we’re biased, but we here at the North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association are in agreement when we say that Car d’Alene is the best classic car show in the entire United States. You’ll have to come join us and see for yourself!
          The event takes place Friday June 15th and Saturday June 16th, in Downtown Coeur d’Alene. From 6-9 PM on Friday, the cars will cruise, sound horns, and show off that classic vintage machinery that made America great. On Saturday, the cars will be displayed downtown for the public to see and chat with the owners. The event is free for spectators, and it's one you won't want to miss!
          If you’ve spent the past few years restoring that old hot rod, it’s not too late to show it off! Registration is still open for folks who would like to participate and show off their rig! Of course, before the event, feel free to come by any of our inns and show it off to us first!
          If you’re one of the many folks coming from out to town for this amazing display of Americana, consider staying with the inns of the North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association. We offer something more unique than just a hotel. Our innkeepers can point you towards dining and drink options, as well as directions to help you best navigate around town during Car d’Alene. If you’re a fan of classic cars, history, or just good fun, you’ll want to make Car d’Alene a part of your summer plans!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Mother's Day


         Mothers are the best. Their indispensable wisdom and knack for solving problems is like none other. Mother’s Day is just a few days away, and if you’re still trying to find the perfect gift for your mom, please consider the best gift of them all: A relaxing stay at one of North Idaho’s fine bed and breakfasts.
          Your mom deserves a break. The inns of the North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association can offer the break she deserves. Cozy rooms, gourmet breakfast, and friendly hosts make our inns the perfect spot for your mom to relax. She’ll love a gift certificate to one of our inns, whether it’s for one night or five!
          To purchase a gift certificate, browse our website and choose and inn. Contact that inn to purchase a gift certificate. They’ll be glad to help you choose the right room, as well as provide information about all the fun things to do in the North Idaho area. Your mom can plan her dream getaway with ease once you’ve taken care of the lodging!
           A stay at one of the North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association’s fine inns is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can get your mom this Mother’s Day. Whether she lives in the area already, or lives across the country, she’ll love visiting our area and staying at our wonderful bed and breakfasts. There’s still time to get a gift certificate before Sunday! To learn more, browse our website and contact one of our inns today!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Cedar Mountain Farm


         Each member of the North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association has something unique to share with you, and Cedar Mountain Farm is no exception. Cedar Mountain Farm Bed and Breakfast is not just a name. Visit Cedar Mountain and you’ll find dozens of adorable farm animals, friendly innkeepers, and a rustic experience like no other!
          Cedar Mountain Farm is located in Athol, just east of the legendary Silverwood Theme Park. The owners, Daryl and Al Kyle, settled on the property in 1974, and built the bed and breakfast from scratch, using logs harvested from the property to build many of the structures that still stand today!
          What can you expect from a stay at Cedar Mountain? Delicious food, cozy and rustic rooms, and good fun! Breakfast is home-made from scratch, using Daryl’s famous recipes that she has perfected over the years. Breakfast includes fresh fruit, and when available, eggs from the chickens that call Cedar Mountain Farm home! The rooms are cozy and comfortable, with a rustic décor that will whisk you into a different world.
          Perhaps the most interesting part of Cedar Mountain is the atmosphere. Cedar Mountain Farm Bed and Breakfast hasn’t lost touch with the farming roots that it grew from. Goats, sheep, chickens, rabbits, cats, and many more call Cedar Mountain home. The animals are excited to see you come and enjoy yourself at Cedar Mountain. If you looking for a place to stay with the family near Silverwood, or looking to get away from the hectic life of the big city, Cedar Mountain Farm would love to have you!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Spring


        We’re getting our first dose of warm weather here in North Idaho, and we couldn’t be happier! We can hear birds chirping, see flowers blooming, and folks coming out from their winter shells to enjoy all that the area has to offer. Of course, this means more and more folks are coming from out of town to enjoy that trademark North Idaho beauty. If you’re one of those folks, there’s no better place to stay than one of our inns.
          Summer will be here before you know it, and if you’re considering a trip to North Idaho this summer, browse our website and get in touch with one of our inns! Reservations for the summer are coming in fast, so contact us soon! Your dream vacation is just a click or a phone call away. Our inns are locally owned and operated by friendly folks who can help you make this the summer you’ll be talking about for the rest of your life.
            During the warmer weather, many of our inns uncover the fire pits for relaxing evening fires. Nothing clears your mind more than a warm fire while watching the sun go down. Roast marshmallows or enjoy a glass of wine or beer while your troubles and stresses melt away. To learn more, browse our website and contact our innkeepers!
            All of us in the North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association have something unique to offer. Our inns aren't your usual lodging, they're a home away from home! Fresh breakfast, friendly owners, and a local touch make the inns of the North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association the top choice in loding in the area. We're excited to see the sun come out and the temperatures rise, and we're eager to see you join us!