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!