Tuesday, May 22, 2018


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!

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