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!