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! 
           

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Bloomsday


       The annual Lilac Bloomsday run in Spokane, Washington is one of the biggest annual events in the Inland Northwest, and the North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association would like to invite the runners and visitors to stay with us! Our inns in Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls are located 30-40 minutes east of Spokane, making them the perfect recharge location after your run!
          This year’s run will be held on Sunday, May 6th. The run dates back to the 1970’s, and has since grown, and thousands line the streets of Spokane every year to participate. If you’re thinking about attending but don’t want to spring for lodging in the big city, we have cozy rooms for you! If you’re participating in the run and would like a fresh, home-cooked meal to fuel your day, the inns of the North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association have you covered! If anyone knows how to do breakfast the best, it’s the members of the North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association. A few of our inns even offer gourmet coffee from local roasters, helping you fuel your day right.
          Finding a place to stay in the city of Spokane can be overwhelming and stressful, especially after running twelve kilometers! Our innkeepers can make the process simple and easy, allowing you to spend more time preparing and recovering from the trek! To learn more about our inns and what we have to offer, feel free to browse our website and contact our innkeepers. You’ll find our friendly members will be glad to answer any questions you may have. We hope to see you soon!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Two Wheel Paradise


       When the snow melts, and the sun comes out, North Idaho becomes a two-wheel paradise! Bikes of all shapes and sizes emerge from garages and shops everywhere, and the trails and roads become a beautiful escape from the confines of a car or truck.
        For the road bikers, North Idaho has many scenic drives that every biker should take. A ride out to beautiful Clark Fork, or the majestic Silver Valley, are worthy of your bucket list! If you’re just planning on passing through on your summer road trip, make a stop and rest easy at one of our relaxing inns! We’re only a few hours from Glacier National Park!
        For the off-roaders, the National Forests offer miles of trails and exciting scenic journeys. Coeur d’Alene sits at the base of Canfield Mountain, and those who explore the vast network of trails are treated to stunning views of Lake Coeur d’Alene. Canfield Mountain is open to all motorized and non-motorized bikes, as well as hikers!
        North Idaho also has many private trails that sport amazing scenic beauty. The Route of the Hiawatha is a legendary trail, built on the tracks of an old railway. You’ll be treated to one of the best bike rides of your life. If you don’t have a good bike, they have you covered! Bikes and helmets are available to rent. The trailhead is located at Lookout Pass, on the Idaho-Montana border, which makes it easily accessible from any of our bed and breakfasts!
        If you’re planning to get your two-wheel on in North Idaho, be sure to make the inns of the North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association your base camp. Our innkeepers can point you towards the best places to ride, all while serving you mouth-watering treats in some of the most beautiful inns in the country. Browse our website and book your reservations today! We hope to see you soon!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Lake Coeur d'Alene


North Idaho is home to some of the most beautiful lakes in the country, and folks will come from all around the world to enjoy the natural beauty that these lakes have to offer. Kayaking, boating, and swimming galore await you when you visit North Idaho!
     Lake Coeur d'Alene is perhaps the most famous of the lakes in North Idaho. During the summer, the lake springs alive with exciting summer activities. Take a walk around Tubbs hill on a sunny summer day and you'll find dozens of happy swimmers, taking a refreshing dip to beat the summer heat. Don’t let that fool you, because there’s always a peaceful, secluded spot on Tubbs Hill to relax and swim, even on the busiest days!
    If you like kayaking, Lake Coeur d’Alene will be heaven! Expect to see stunning mountains, green trees, and the occasional bald eagle while paddling through the peaceful, clear waters of the lake. If you’re looking for something more action-packed, gas up your boat and get cruising, Lake Coeur d’Alene is a boater’s paradise! During the warmer seasons, you’ll find dozens of boaters out on the lake. Waterskiing, wakeboarding, or simply enjoying a warm summer’s day on the water are just a few of the exciting boat-related adventures you can find on Lake Coeur d’Alene!
If you’re looking to chow down after an exciting day on the water, downtown Coeur d’Alene has dozens of award-winning restaurants to suit any of your desires, as well as some of the best beer and wine in the Pacific Northwest! You won’t have to go very far, downtown is located conveniently on the shores of the lake!
           As always, the perfect places to stay during your adventures in Coeur d’Alene are the inns of the North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association. Our friendly innkeepers can help you plan your day, and point you in the right direction for food, drinks, and fun! Our inns are an essential part of making your dream vacation a memory that will last a lifetime. Browse our website and discover all that North Idaho has to offer!

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.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Huckleberry Hill


       Tucked away in the charming small town of Sandpoint is the Huckleberry Hill Bed and Breakfast. Huckleberry Hill is just 5 minutes from downtown Sandpoint, and 15 minutes from the legendary Schweitzer Mountain, making this inn the perfect base camp for all your Sandpoint adventures! When you visit Huckleberry Hill, you’re not just visiting a bed and breakfast. You’re visiting a little slice of North Idaho life.
          With three cozy rooms to choose from, and a delicious home cooked breakfast every morning, Huckleberry Hill makes your trip to Sandpoint relaxing and comfortable. Your stress will melt away while you sit around the fire pit, catch up on a good book, or enjoy a game of Bocce Ball on the Bocce Ball court!
          When you’re ready to explore, downtown Sandpoint is just minutes away! World-class art galleries, delicious local brews, fine wine, and local theatre are just a few of the many things to see and taste in Sandpoint. See music or a film at the historical Panida Theatre, or take a stroll along the shore of Lake Pend Oreille!
Schweitzer Mountain is just 15 minutes from Huckleberry Hill, where you’ll find some of the best skiing in the world! Huckleberry Hill also has snowshoes available for use on the trail nearby for those who want a peaceful, relaxing winter hike.
          After a day of exciting adventure, relax with a cup of coffee or tea, and fall asleep in your comfortable bed. When you wake up in the morning, the smells of home-cooked breakfast will fill your nose. Breakfast at Huckleberry Hill is made with fresh, local ingredients whenever possible, completing the true North Idaho experience!
          There’s many exciting events happening in Sandpoint in February, including the Sandpoint Winter Carnival, or the Weird and Wonderful Pub Crawl! The Winter Carnival takes place from February 16th-25th, and the Pub Crawl is on February 24th! These events are always a wonderful time, and you’ll come away with a smile on your face!
          If you’re looking to plan your dream vacation in Sandpoint, be sure to book your stay at Huckleberry Hill! For more information including room rates, directions, gift certificates, and contact information, visit www.huckleberryhillbandb.com!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Visit Sandpoint

           Sandpoint is perhaps the most charming small town in Bonner County, if not the entire Idaho Panhandle. Friendly shops, excellent dining, and beautiful scenery make Sandpoint a must-visit for anyone planning a trip to our beautiful area. From its early days as a logging and rail town, to the opening of the tourism industry, Sandpoint has a rich and interesting history.
          Sandpoint boasts the only Amtrak rail stop in Idaho, which is fitting considering the town’s rich rail history. Amtrak’s Empire Builder route runs from Portland/Seattle to Chicago, and the most beautiful sections of the route begin and end in Sandpoint. Plan an old-fashioned rail trip and let Sandpoint be your destination!
          The legendary Schweitzer Mountain resort is located just next to Sandpoint, offering year-round recreation opportunities. If you prefer a quiet, relaxing vacation instead of outdoor thrills, Sandpoint is the place for you. Take in a show at the historic Panida Theatre, or take a walk downtown.

          If you’re looking to plan your dream vacation to Sandpoint, there’s no better place to stay than one of the relaxing inns of the North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association. Western Pleasures Guest Ranch offers a real dude ranch experience, and Huckleberry Hill Bed and Breakfast is just nine minutes from downtown. If you’re interested in visiting this little slice of small-town heaven, browse our website and book a room at one of our relaxing inns. 

Friday, January 12, 2018

Huckleberry Tent and Breakfast

Step back to a simpler time and leave your modern worries behind. Deep in the woods of North Idaho is the small town of Clark Fork, and even deeper in those woods lies Huckleberry Tent and Breakfast.  Five miles from town and a short drive down a shady, well maintained gravel road, you’ll find the homestead of Tim and Christine Dick.  These two decided the industrial world wasn’t for them.  They went searching for a simpler, slower pace of life, and found it! 
When you arrive, you’ll discover the owner-built cabin tucked into a forest clearing.  Next you’ll see the big garden where you are welcome to grab a basket and help yourself to fresh vegetables and berries.  A goat to pet and chickens that provide the eggs for the hearty breakfast served every morning, complete the homestead.
After snacking your way through the garden, head down the forest path to your tent.  With over 52 acres and only 3 sites, you’ll find a true wilderness experience.  Your camp is comfortably laid out with a thoughtfully furnished tent.  Beautiful quilts cover a comfy bed. A wood stove takes off the morning chill. Raise the canvas sides and screened walls help catch the evening breeze. There is also a separate kitchen (complete with a working old-fashioned pitcher pump!) to prepare your garden bounty.  End the day around the campfire, roast some marshmallows and contemplate the true joys of life.

You’ll soon notice that the owners are not just here to sell you a cozy tent to sleep in and a great breakfast.  Tim and Christine are here to sell you an idea, a way of life.  Ask them any question about their journey, and they’ll gladly answer it.  They encourage everyone to do just as they did - live a purpose filled life. Huckleberry Tent and Breakfast is not just a great get-away, it’s a great experience.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Mac & Cheese

           We’ve got a lot of exciting events on the horizon in North Idaho! Now is the perfect time to come visit us! The area is covered with a beautiful blanket of snow, a perfect setting for the amazing events ahead!
          Cheese lovers rejoice! It’s time for the Coeur d’Alene Mac and Cheese Festival! Fourteen restaurants will be serving up their take on everyone’s favorite comfort food, competing for the coveted “Golden Noodle” award! Local breweries will have the perfect craft beers to pair with that gooey deliciousness. This event takes place on Saturday, January 13th, at the Resort Plaza Shops in Downtown Coeur d’Alene. This is one hot, cheesy, mouthwatering festival you won’t want to miss! If you’re coming from out of town for this celebration of taste, you just might be too full to go home! Luckily, the inns of the North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association have you covered!
          The North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association will also be participating in the 2018 Winter Bridal Festival at the Spokane Convention Center. Come see us if you’re planning a wedding! A few of our inns function as a dreamy wedding venue, and every inn will gladly offer lodging to your family and friends coming for your special day! We’ll be there from January 13th-14th to answer all of your questions, and make planning your big day a breeze! If you can’t make it to the Bridal Festival, you can always browse our website and contact us via phone or email.
          There’s always something fun going on in the area. If you’d like to plan a visit, browse our website and contact one of our fine inns to reserve your room, and discover all the exciting activities and events that North Idaho has to offer!