Nights to Remember, Days to Talk About
The North Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association welcomes you to beautiful North Idaho. If you desire the peaceful solitude of the countryside, stunning views of our lakes and mountains, or small-town friendliness – whatever lodging you desire can be found in a variety of bed and breakfasts, private guest suites, inns and cottages.
A lovely town half way between Coeur d’Alene and Sandpoint located at the gateway to beautiful Farragut State Park. The town was host to over 55,000 military personnel stationed at the Farragut Naval Training Center in 1942. The Northwest’s largest theme park, Silverwood is located in Athol.
Nestled along the shores of Scenic Bay on the south end of Lake Pend Oreille, Bayview is a quiet little community that is home to several resorts and marinas. A favorite location for sailboat moorage, the bay is also home to several picturesque float house communities.
Bonners Ferry grew out of a river crossing for prospectors heading to gold discoveries in Canada in the 1860s. It is the county seat with a population of around 2,500 of Idaho’s friendliest people. The quaint downtown has been revitalized with pedestrian-friendly upgrades, improved parking and a new visitor center.
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho’s Lake City, is the sparkling jewel of the Gem State. This beautiful city is bordered on the south by Lake Coeur d’Alene, which extends 25 miles to the south and has 109 miles of shoreline. The lake serves as the major attraction for downtown. With public beaches, parks, docks and boat launches, it is easily accessible for swimming, boating, picnicking and water related sports. The city is bursting with activity including art shows, festivals, concerts, and outdoor activities year around.
Post Falls, known as Idaho’s “River City” is the western gateway to North Idaho. Forested hills to the south, winding Spokane River in the heart of town, and prairie stretching north to the mountains provide a beautiful setting for this growing town.
Sandpoint sits on the northwestern shore of the magnificent 43-mile-long Lake Pend Oreille. The unparalleled beauty of the Selkirk Mountains, home of the famous Schweitzer Mountain Resort, surrounds the area. Sandpoint is an eclectic city offering cultural and recreational opportunities year round.
Kingston is located in the Silver Valley, home to the historic Coeur d’Alene mining district. Visit museums depicting the colorful mining heritage of the valley and Caltado Mission, Idaho’s oldest standing building. Hunt, fish, bike or hike among the giant cedar trees along the Coeur d’Alene River or on the 72- mile Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes. This area also boasts excellent areas for ATV or snowmobiling during the winter.
Cradled between the Coeur d’Alene and Bitterroot Mountain Ranges, the Silver Valley has a rich history. Silver mining is an important economic mainstay and has been for over a century. However, to the visitor, the Silver Valley offers breathtaking scenery, hiking, mountain biking, cross-country and downhill skiing, hunting, camping, and fishing.
Priest Lake is a year-round vacation paradise. Mother Nature blessed the area with a magnificent 23,000 acre crystal clear lake surrounded by the beautiful Selkirk Mountain range, creating an abundance of unspoiled and uncrowded wilderness. Priest Lake has moderate temperatures in the summer months and an abundance of snow in the winter. Located only a few miles from the Canadian border, Priest Lake is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the Northwest.
Clark Fork is one of North Idaho's most beautiful getaways. Nestled in the shadows of the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness Area, Clark Fork is located 25 miles east of Sandpoint on Hwy 200. It is where the Clark Fork River enters into Lake Pend Oreille. Home to the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Area, it is a nature lovers paradise with plenty of hunting, fishing, kayaking, hiking and mountain climbing. The small town (pop. 500) is only 3 ½ hours from Glacier National Park.