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Sandpoint Acclaim ‘America’s Prettiest Winter Town.’

What a Beautiful Pace

Sandpoint, Idaho

–Travel + Leisure

‘Vibrant downtown and one of the prettiest lake beaches in the West.’

–Country Living Magazine

‘An idyllic adventure haven.’

–National Geographic Adventure

‘A Norman Rockwell-Meets-Ansel Adams Classic.’

–USA Today

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roclaimed “The Most Beautiful Small Town in America” by Rand McNally and USA Today, Sandpoint is often extolled for its idyllic setting along the shores of gorgeous Lake Pend Oreille amidst majestic mountains. But all of that is secondary to Lake Fun Sandpoint’s friendly, genuine, hometown feel. You could say we have good energy. Sandpoint’s four-season scenic beauty is simply unforgettable, and its big-city arts scene, including the Festival at Sandpoint, keeps folks entertained when they’re not enjoying the great outdoors. Hit the powdery slopes of nearby Schweitzer Mountain Resort, touted as one of “10 Best Mountains You’ve Never Skied” by Ski Magazine and the “Top Ski Town” by Rand McNally. Then meet up with friends at a downtown hotspot before taking in a performance or cultural film at the Panida Theater ... all in the same day! Take a relaxing driving tour on scenic byways or soak in the views from abundant hiking and biking trails 2

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near the lake or up in the mountains. The town’s renowned train funnel thrills railfans, while remnants of colossal Ice Age floods awe geology fans. City Beach, located in the heart of Sandpoint on Lake Pend Oreille, delights sun worshipers. Plus, birders and wildlife lovers find numerous venues to observe nature in action. Wine and beer aficionados have something to cheer about at Sandpoint’s award-winning breweries and winery; plus, an impressive selection of gourmet-fare restaurants make even the most discerning palate rejoice. Find your stride in Sandpoint. There’s a pace – and place – for everyone!

SANDPOINT, Idaho, founded 1901

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Lodging 800.635.2534 208.263.3194

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800.214.8378 888.465.4329 800.466.4656 800.282.0660

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888.366.4378 949.887.8814

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208.755.4958

Archer Vacation Condos Bottle Bay Resort & Marina

877.982.2954 509.382.2954 877.487.4643 208.265.0951

Dover Bay Waterfront Resort

208.263.5493

From the Heart Ranch Hill’s Resort Sandpoint Vacation Rentals Schweitzer Mountain Resort

208.265.2788 208.443.2551 866.263.7570 208.263.7570 800.831.8810 208.263.9555

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Cabins, Gu est Ranches and Bed & Breakfasts Diamond T Guest Ranch 208.266.0490 Huckleberry Tent & Breakfast 208.266.0155 Log Spirit Bed & Breakfast 208.683.4722 North Idaho Bed & Breakfast 800.335.1232 208.667.1232 Sleep’s Cabins 866.302.2122 208.255.2122 Sweet Magnolia Bed & Breakfast 208.263.2425 Western Pleasure Guest Ranch/B&B 888.863.9066 208.263.9066

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Ot her Ev en t & C at er in g o pt ion s Bonner County Fairgrounds Blue Lake RV Enchanted Events Jupiter Jane Traveling Café Mike & Alexa Food Cart Panida Theater Ponderay Events Center Sandpoint City Beaches & Parks Seven Sisters Catering

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Ainsworth Hot Springs (B.C., Canada) 800.668.1171 Caribou Mountain Lodge Eagles Nest Motel (Priest River) Elkins Resort on Priest Lake Grandview Resort (Priest Lake) 888.806.3033 Haven on Lake Pend Oreille Kootenai Valley Motel (Bonners Ferry) Lakeshore Mountain Properties Meandering Moose Motel Meriwether Inn (Clark Fork) Pend Oreille Shores Resort S & W Motel Schweitzer Mountain Bed & Breakfast Seasons at Sandpoint 877.265.4420 The Country Inn Waterhouse Bed & Breakfast Wolfgarden’s Bed & Breakfast

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Dover Bay Resort

208.265.1597

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Hill’s Resort

208.443.2551

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La Quinta Inn

208.263.9581 / 800.282.0660

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Little Diamond KOA Granite Lodge

800.562.4788

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Lodge at Sandpoint

208.263.2211

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Sandpoint Business & Events Center

208.263.7770

Sandpoint Quality Inn

208.263.2111 / 866.519.7683 

Schweitzer Mountain Resort

208.263.9555 ext. 2820

Sleep’s Cabins

208.255.2122 / 866.302.2122

Western Pleasure Guest Ranch / B&B

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U.S. Forest Service/State Park Campgrounds

Hwy 2 0 0 E a s t/ H o p e /C l ar k Fo r k 877.444.6777 Sam Owen Campground Whiskey Rock Campground (no fee) 208.263.5111 Hwy 9 5 S o u th / S a g le /At h o l /B ay v ie w 208.683.2425 Elec Farragut State Park Green Bay Campground (no fee) 208.263.5111 208.263.3489 Elec Round Lake State Park 877.444.6777 Springy Point Rec. Area Hwy 2 We s t/ L a c le de /P r ie s t R iv e r /P r ie s t Albeni Cove Recreation Area 208.437.3133 208.443.2200  Priest Lake State Park Priest River Recreation Area 877.444.6777 Riley Creek Recreation Area 877.444.6777  U.S. Forest Ranger District 208.443.2512 

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PHONE RV P A R K S Hwy 9 5 N o r th / S a n d p o in t /N a pl es  208.263.3194    Best Western Edgewater 208.946.3361    Clubhouse Blue Lake RV Resort  Bonner County Fairgrounds 208.263.8414 Hwy 2 0 0 E a s t/ H o p e /C l a rk Fo rk Kitchenette Huckleberry Tent & Breakfast 208.266.0155   208.264.5509 Mini-Mart Island View Resort    208.264.5695 Pend Oreille RV Park Hwy 9 5 S o u th / S a g l e   208.255.5681 Garfield Bay Campground  208.263.6522  Travel America Hwy 2 W e s t/ La cle de/P r ie s t R iv e r /P r ies t L ak e /N ewport, WA 800.562.4788 LTD Little Diamond KOA Store

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OTHER CAMPING a n d RV OPTI ON S Hwy 9 5 N o r th / S a n d p o in t /N a pl es Hi Dee Ho RV Park 208.263.3922 Hwy 2 0 0 E a s t/ H o p e /C l ark Fo rk Jeb and Margaret’s Trailer Haven 208.264.5406 River Delta Resort 208.266.1335 River Lake RV Park 208.266.1115 Trestle Creek RV Park 208.264.5894 Hwy 9 5 S o u th / S a g l e/At h o l /B ay v ie w Alpine Park 208.265.0179 Cozy RV Park 208.265.4949 8

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Kelso Lake Resort 208.683.2297 Lakeland RV Park 208.683.4108 MacDonald’s Hudson Bay Resort 208.683.2211 Mirror Lake 509.710.0889 Scenic Bay RV and Campground 208.683.2243 The Country Inn 208.263.3333 Hwy 2 West/Laclede/Priest River/Priest Lake/Newport,WA Inn at Priest Lake 208.443.2447 Nordman Store RV Park 208.443.2538


Bistro Rouge Café (Pend d’Oreille Winery)

Sandpoint

208.265.8545

Light Tapas

Bottle Bay Resort (Seasonal)

Bottle Bay

208.265.0951

Casual

Cabinet Mountain Coffee

Schweitzer Mountain

208.263.9555

Chimney Rock Grill

Schweitzer Mountain

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Dover Bay

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208.265.2000

Fine Dining

208.263.9595

Pizza, Salads, Burgers

Coffee and Pastries

Fine Dining

208.265.6467

Café and Market

Sandpoint

208.263.4005

Pub and Grill

Fifth Avenue Restaurant

Sandpoint

208.263.0596

American

Floating Restaurant on Lake Pend Oreille

Hope

208.264.5311

Forty-One South Rest. & Shoga Sushi Bar Sagle Garfield Shores Resort & Marina Club

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Schweitzer Mountain

208.263.9555

Wine, Specialty Market

Hill’s Resort

Priest Lake

208.443.2551

Steak and Seafood

Lakeview Café

Schweitzer Mountain

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Mexican, Cafeteria Style

MickDuff’s Brewing Co.

Sandpoint

208.255.4351

Pub Food with Flair

Mojo Coyote Café

Schweitzer Mountain

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Pucci’s Pub

Schweitzer Mountain

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American

Sam’s Alley

Schweitzer Mountain

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208.267.8511

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Taps Lounge

Schweitzer Mountain

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Trinity at City Beach

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208.255.7558

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Pend Oreille Pasta & Wine Market 208.263.1352 Spuds Waterfront Grill 208.265.4311 Stacey’s Country Kitchen 208.265.5095 Sweet Lou’s (Seasonal, Hope) 208.264.5999 Sweet Lou’s (Ponderay) 208.263.1381 Tango Café 208.263.9514 The Little Olive Restaurant & Big Tuna Sushi Bar 208.597.7499 The Loading Dock 208.265.8080 The Pita Pit 208.263.8989 The Readery 208.597.7866

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Events 2013 Jan uary

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Banff Mountain Film Festival. Award-winning films world tour, Jan. 24-26 at the Panida. Mountain-Fever.com. 208-263-9191

Tropical Daze. Season-ending fun festival at Schweitzer Mountain Resort with games, derbies and live music, April 6-7. Schweitzer.com. 208-263-9555 Colin Hay. Too Far North Productions and KPND present Men at Work’s front man in concert at the Panida, April 13. 208-263-9191 Annual Wine Tasting, Dinner and Auction. The Festival at Sandpoint hosts gala at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, April 26. 208-265-4554 K&K Fishing Derby. Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club holds its annual spring fishing contest, April 27 to May 5. Kicks off with a fundraising auction at the Elks Lodge, April 26. lpoic.org. 509-928-9245

FEBRUARY International Guitar Night. Pend Oreille Arts Council presents four masters in an acoustic performance at the Panida Theater, Feb. 7. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139 Mousetrap. Sandpoint Onstage presents Agatha Christie murder mystery in the Little Theater, Feb. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23. SandpointOnstage.com 208-263-9191

Sandpoint Winter Carnival. The community celebrates the season with contests, concerts, parties and family events, Feb. 15-24. Presented by Downtown Sandpoint Business Association, Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce and Schweitzer. SandpointWinterCarnival.com. 800-800-2106 or 208-255-1876 Sandpoint Ski Joring. 1 horse, 1 rope, 1 skier and a course of jumps and gates at high speeds at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, Feb. 16-17. Sponsored by Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce. SandpointSkiJoring.com. Sandpoint Ski Joring 208-263-2161 Taste of Sandpoint. Annual event at Sandpoint Events Center where local restaurants offer up samples of fine food and drinks, Feb. 21. Sponsored by Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce. SandpointChamber.com. 208-263-2161

MARCH Tortoise and the Hare. Pend Oreille Arts Council sponsors Missoula Children’s Theatre play in the Panida Theater, March 3. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139 Laurie Rubin. Pend Oreille Arts Council presents a mezzo-soprano opera singer who delivers a powerful performance of song and heartfelt memoir at the Panida Theater, March 7. 208-263-6139 Student Art Show. Pend Oreille Arts Council hosts annual art show with reception at the Power House, March 8. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139 The Follies. Annual Angels Over Sandpoint production features zany local acts at the Panida Theater, March 8-9. 208-597-3670 Grom Stomp. Schweitzer hosts a grom-sized slopestyle and boardercross competition for those aged 6-11, March 10. Schweitzer.com. 208-263-9555 On Ensemble. Pend Oreille Arts Council presents a Japanese drumming performance at the Panida Theater, March 13. 208-263-6139 Stomp Games. Schweitzer hosts some of the best riders in the region for rail jam, slopestyle and ridercross contests, March 15-16. Schweitzer.com. 208-263-9555 10

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MAY Every Saturday, May 4 to Sept. 7: Summer Sounds. Free concert series at Arlo’s stage on First Avenue. DowntownSandpoint.com. 208-255-1876 Every Saturday and Wednesday, May 4 to Oct. 12: Farmers Market at Sandpoint. This open-air market of fresh produce, garden starts, handcrafts, flowers, food and music runs for the season at Farmin Park and Oak Street. SandpointFarmersMarket.com. 208-597-3355 Lost in the ’50s. Sandpoint goes retro May 16-19, with a vintage car parade, concerts, a street dance, car rally and fun run. lostinthe50s.org. 208-265-5678

JUNE ArtWalk. Opening receptions June 21 for the 26th annual revolving art exhibit at 20 or so gallery locations downtown through Sept. 6, sponsored by POAC. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139 Battle of the Bulls. Annual bull riding and barrel racing contest June 26 at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. 208-263-8414

Summer Sampler. Taste cuisine of Summer Sampler Sandpoint’s finest restaurants at Farmin Park plus enjoy cook-offs and more, June 27. Sponsored by Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce. SandpointChamber.org. 800-800-2106 The Wizard of Oz. Sandpoint Onstage presents a favorite classic, June 28-29 and July 5, 6, 12 and 13 at the Panida. SandpointOnstage.com 208-263-9191 Schweitzer Summer Celebration. Summer season opener with free chairlift rides, family activities and wine tasting, June 30. Schweitzer.com. 208-263-9555

JULY Independence Day. Parades downtown Fourth Of July Parade


followed by stage performances and fireworks at City Beach, July 4. 208-263-4118 Festival at Sandpoint Art Unveiling. Fine art poster unveiling at Dover Bay, July 11. 208-265-4554 Classic Boat Festival. Downtown Classic Boat Festival events plus classic boat parade along Sand Creek, July 12-14. WoodBoatFestival.com. 208-255-1876 CHAFE 150. Sponsored by Sandpoint Rotary Club, this benefit ride takes bicyclists on a 150-mile route through Idaho and Montana, July 20. Leg 1 of TriSandpoint competition. Chafe150.org. Mountain Music Festival and Schweitzer Trail Run. Outdoor concerts on the mountain, plus family activities and competitive trail run, July 20. Schweitzer. com. 208-263-9555 Crazy Days. Downtown merchants offer big deals July 27 in annual sidewalk sale. DowntownSandpoint.com. 208-255-1876

AU GUST Festival at Sandpoint. 31st annual internationally renowned outdoor concert series at Memorial Field, Aug. 1-11. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 888-265-4554 Long Bridge Swim. 19th annual 1.76-mile swim across Lake Pend Oreille, Aug. 3. Leg 2 of TriSandpoint competition. LongBridgeSwim.com. 208-265-5412 Schweitzer Huckleberry Festival. Celebration in honor of the native huckleberry at Schweitzer, Aug. 4. Festival at Sandpoint Schweitzer.com. 208-263-9555 Artists’ Studio Tour. Tenth annual self-guided driving tour of working studios over two weekends, Aug. 10-11 and 17-18. ArtTourDrive.org. 800-800-2106 Wings Over Sandpoint Fly-In. Sandpoint EAA Chapter 1441 hosts breakfast and invites regional pilots to fly into Sandpoint Airport and display classic, experimental and float planes, Aug. 10. 208-255-9954 Arts & Crafts Fair. POAC’s annual juried art exhibit at City Beach with kids’ activities and more, Aug. 10-11. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139 Spokane to Sandpoint Relay. Team running event, 185 miles from Mt. Spokane to City Beach, Aug. 16-17. SpokaneToSandpoint.com. 541-350-4635 Bonner County Fair and Rodeo. Rodeo Aug. 16-17 precedes annual county fair, Aug. 20-24, that concludes

with the Demolition Derby at the fairgrounds. 208-263-8414 Schweitzer Fall Fest. Annual outdoor music festival at Schweitzer, Aug. 31Sept. 2. Schweitzer.com. 208-263-9555

SEPTEM B ER Harvest Party. Annual event Sept. 6-8 at Pend d’Oreille Winery with familyfriendly activities, food sampling, wine tasting and live music. POWine.com. 208-265-8545

The Scenic Half. Fifth annual! 5K/10K and half marathon around scenic Sandpoint, Sept. 15. Sponsored by Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce. Final leg of TriSandpoint competition. TheScenicHalf.com. 208263-2161

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WaCanId Ride. Six-day bicycle tour, 344 miles around the Selkirk Mountains, Sept. 16-21, presented by the International Selkirk Loop and Rotary International. WaCanId.com. 888-823-2626 Idaho Draft Horse and Mule International. The Northwest’s largest draft horse and mule expo, Sept. 19-22 at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. IdahoDraftHorseShow.com. 208-263-8414

OCTO B ER Harvestfest. Farmers Market at Sandpoint closes its season Oct. 12 with entertainment, food booths, arts and crafts, and displays at Farmin Park and Oak. SandpointFarmersMarket.com. 208-597-3355 Warren Miller Ski Film. Annual event sponsored by Alpine Shop at the Panida Theater, Oct. 19. 208-263-5157

NOVEM B ER Thanksgiving Fishing Derby. Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club’s annual fall fishing contest, Nov. 23-27 and 29-Dec. 1. lpoic.org. 509-928-9245 Holidays in Sandpoint. Special events start with tree lighting ceremony and caroling Nov. 29 and continues through Jan. 1. DowntownSandpoint.com. 208-255-1876

DECEMB ER Santa’s Traditional Schweitzer Visit. Santa hits the slopes and stops off at the Selkirk Lodge, Dec. 24. Schweitzer.com. 208-263-9555 New Year’s Eve. Come Dec. 31, Schweitzer hosts multiple parties to usher in the new year. Schweitzer.com. 208-263-9555

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A rt / F i l m E v e n ts Festival at Sandpoint

208.265.4554 World-class outdoor concert series. FestivalatSandpoint.com

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208.255.7100 Lessons and tours. ActionWaterSportsLessons.com

A Day On The Lake

208.687.1450 Boat, Sea Doo, SUP and personal watercraft rentals. ADayontheLake.com

Bottle Bay Resort and Marina

208.265.0951 Gas, moorage, kayak, canoe and paddleboat rentals. BottleBayResort.com

Dover Bay Marina & Resort

208.263.5493 Full-service marina. Kayak and canoe rentals. DoverBayIdaho.com

Garfield Bay Kayak Rentals

208.263.9429 Marina, kayak and SUP rentals by the hour, half day and full day

Lake Pend Oreille Cruises

208.255.5253 Group and private tours available. LakePendOreilleCruises.com

Lodge at Sandpoint

208.263.2211 Canoe and kayak rentals. LodgeAtSandpoint.com

Sandpoint Marine & Motorsports

208.263.1535 Boat and other watercraft rentals. SandpointMarineAndMotorsports.com

Sandpoint & Holiday Shores Marinas 208.263.3083 Marina, marine gas, boat slips. SandpointWaterfront.com 3 Heart Outfitters

208.267.5858 May-June whitewater rafting. 3heartoutfitters.net

Wheels & Waves

208.946.9676 Boats, jet ski and more with delivery. SandpointRecreationalRentals.com

F ISHING Go Fish Charters

208.597.5020 On Lake Pend Oreille and the Clark Fork River. GoFishCharters.org

3 Heart Outfitters

208.267.5858 Guided fishing. 3heartoutfitters.net

Golfing sort

rina & Re Dover Bay Ma

Mirror Lake Golf Course

208.267.5314 9-hole course in Bonners Ferry.

Priest Lake Golf Course

208.443.2525 18-hole championship course in the woods. PriestLakeGolfCourse.com

Ranch Club Golf Course

208.448.1731 9-hole course in Priest River. RanchClubGolfCourse.com

Sandpoint Elks Golf Club

208.263.4321 9-hole community golf course, restaurant. SandpointElksGolfCourse.com

The Idaho Club

208.265.8600 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Course. TheIdahoClub.com

H i ki n g / M o u n ta i n B i ki n g/C hair lift Rides/Zip lin in g/ATV/B ik e Ren tals

Action Wa ter Spor ts

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Dover Bay Waterfront Resort

208.263.5493 Nine miles of trails through natural preserves. DoverBayIdaho.com

Farragut State Park

208.683.2425 More than 40 miles of trails to explore. IdahoParks.org

Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge

208.267.3888 Foot trails offer views of wildlife habitat. fws.gov/Kootenai

Priest Lake

208.443.2512 Abundance of trails in the Selkirk Mountains. PriestLake.org

com

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's zip line

Schweitzer

Lake Pend Oreille Cruises

Pend d'O reille

Winery

Round Lake State Park

208.263.3489 Three trails surround 58-acre lake. IdahoParks.org

Sandpoint Ranger District

208.263.5111 75 trails on over 270 miles of developed routes. fs.fed.us/ipnf

Schweitzer Mountain Resort

208.255.3081 Zip line, hiking, mountain biking and more. Schweitzer.com

WaterLife Discovery Center

208.769.1414 Interpretive trails along the Pend Oreille River

Wheels & Waves

208.946.9676 ATV and dirt bike rentals. SandpointRecreationalRentals.com

H o r s e ba c k R i di n g Mountain Horse Adventures

208.263.8768 Trail rides on Schweitzer Mountain. MountainHorseAdventures.com

Western Pleasure Guest Ranch

208.263.9066 Trail rides, lessons and more. WesternPleasureRanch.com

S e a p l a ne T o u rs Sandpoint Seaplane Service

208.290.3257 Backcountry flying tours. Sandpoint.com/seaplane

S ce ni c D r i v e s International Selkirk Loop

888.823.2626 Scenic drive through Idaho, Washington and Canada. SelkirkLoop.org

Pend Oreille National Scenic Byway

208.267.0822 33-mile drive through postcard-quality scenery. IdahoByways.gov

S w i mmi n g Sandpoint West Athletic Club

208.263.6633 Complete fitness facility with indoor lane pool. SandpointWest.com

Tours

Action Water Sports

208.255.7100 Private tours with chartered captains. ActionWaterSportsLessons.com

Albeni Falls Dam Tour

208.437.3133 Guided tours of the powerhouse. nws.usace.army.mil

Lake Pend Oreille Cruises

208.255.5253 Public and private tours. LakePendOreilleCruises.com

Laughing Dog Brewing Pend d’Oreille Winery

208.263.9222 Tour award-winning brewery. LaughingDogBrewing.com 208.265.8545 Tours and tastings of award-winning wines. POWine.com

WaterLife Discovery Center

208.769.1414 Self-guided tour on the Pend Oreille River

Wolf People

208.263.1100 Tours at the store on Hwy 95 in Cocolalla and at the compound

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W inter A CTIVITIES

Disclaimer: All activities dependent on weather conditions during shoulder seasons.

Ice Fis h i ng & S k at i n g Round Lake State Park

208.263.3489 Staff-maintained skating on the lake. IdahoParks.org

Sandpoint City Beach/Sand Creek

208.263.3613 Staff-maintained skating downtown. CityofSandpoint.com

Skii n g / N o r d i c S k ii n g / s n ow b o a rdi n g / S nowshoein g/Tub in g/Ter r ain Par k Farragut State Park

208.683.2425 7.5 miles of groomed ski trails. IdahoParks.org

Priest Lake Nordic Center

208.443.3191 Groomed Nordic trail system. PriestLakeGolfCourse.com

Schweitzer Mountain Resort

208.263.9555 Skiing and snowboarding, tubing, zip line and snowshoeing. Schweitzer.com

Western Pleasure Guest Ranch

208.263.9066 Cross-country skiing and showshoeing on groomed trails. WesternPleasureRanch.com

Sleigh Rid e s Western Pleasure Guest Ranch

208.263.9066 Nostalgic, horse-drawn rides. WesternPleasureRanch.com

Sn owmo bi li ng Wheels & Waves

208.946.9676 Snowmobile rentals. SandpointRecreationalRentals.com

YEA R-ROUND ACTIVITIES

Health Clu bs

Curves of Sandpoint Exercise Institute Sandpoint West Athletic Club Sandpoint Rock Gym

208.255.1661 Women’s exercise, diet and coaching in Ponderay. curves.com 208.263.7251 1-on-1 training inside 360 Fitness in Sandpoint. exerciseinstitute.com 208.263.6633 Quality, multipurpose fitness facility. SandpointWest.com Community-run bouldering gym. SandpointRockGym.com

Museu m s Bird Aviation Museum & Invention Center Bonner County Historical Museum Museum at the Brig 14

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208.255.4321 Honoring America’s inventors and aviators. BirdAviationMuseum.com 208.263.2344 Showcasing history and development of Bonner County. 208.683.2425 History of World War II’s Farragut Naval Training Station. IdahoParks.org

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Shop p i ng/ M all/ St o re s / T hr i f t S ho p s Bizarre Bazaar Upscale Resale Bonner Mall Coldwater Creek Downtown Sandpoint Business Association Goodwill Industries Thrift Store

208.263.3400 208.263.4272 208.263.2265 208.255.1876 208.265.1980

502 Church St. Clothing, accessories, linens, kitchenware, decorative items, jewelry. 300 Bonner Mall Way, Ponderay. Major retailers and variety shopping. BonnerMall.com 311 N. First Ave. Retailer’s flagship store in Sandpoint. ColdwaterCreek.com 231 N. Third Ave. Pedestrian-friendly assortment of shops. DowntownSandpoint.com 204 Larkspur St., Ponderay. Gently used and new items at bargain prices. goodwill.org

Litehouse Bleu Cheese Factory/Gifts

208.263.2030 125 S. Second Ave. Huckleberry products, dressings, cheese, gifts. LitehouseFoods.com

Panhandle Animal Shelter Thrift Shoppe Sanctuary Seconds Sandpoint Shopping District Schweitzer Village

208.265.7297 208.263.0300 208.265.7900 208.263.9555

Seconds Anyone? Thrift Store

208.263.3247 502 Cedar St., Ste E. LPOHS facility for clothing, household, antiques and furniture.

The Cottage Thrift

208.255.7800 1410 Boyer Ave. Home and garden items. Benefits Panhandle Special Needs Inc.

870 Kootenai Cut-Off Rd. Ponderay. Household items, clothing, furniture. pasidaho.org 521 Church St. Thrift shop benefits Life-Time Friends Animal Sanctuary. ltfas.org Unique shopping experience in the heart of Sandpoint. SandpointShoppingDistrict.com At Schweitzer Mountain. Fine outdoor clothing and gear, artists studio. Schweitzer.com

S pas The Spa at Seasons

208.263.5616 Luxury spa in downtown Sandpoint featuring the latest techniques. SpaAtSeasons.com

Theat e r s Bonner Mall Cinemas Panida Theater and Little Theater

208.263.7147 Six-theater facility features first-run movies. Reel.net 208.263.9191 Historic theater in the heart of Sandpoint. Panida.org

Win e r ie s / Br e w e r i e s / Tast i n g Roo m s / Tour s / C offee Houses Coldwater Creek Wine Bar Eichardt’s Pub, Grill & Coffee House Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters Kokanee Coffee Co. Laughing Dog Brewing Mitzy’s Lounge Monarch Mountain Coffee, Inc. MickDuff’s Brewing Company Pend d’Oreille Winery 219 Lounge Your Complete Wine Shoppe

208.263.6971 208.263.4005 208.265.5553 208.597.7831 208.263.9222 208.263.5423 208.265.9382 208.255.4351 208.265.8545 208.263.9934 208.263.2444

Wine and beer, gourmet food, fireplace, live music. ColdwaterCreek.com Relaxing pub with casual dining, game room and frequent live music. On Facebook Artisan coffee roasters and espresso bar in Granary District. EvansBrothersCoffee.com Micro roastery serving homemade soup, wraps and pastries. KokaneeCoffee.com Take a tour and taste award-winning handcrafted ales. LaughingDogBrewing.com Full-service, warm, comfortable lounge adjacent to Sandpoint Quality Inn. Premier coffee house and roastery with a casual atmosphere and cafe. Brewing ales and root beer and serving pub fare. Mickduffs.com Tasting room, tours, tapas café, special events, live music. POWine.com Full-service bar serving award-winning 219er brew, open 365 days a year. On Facebook Beer and wine kits. Make your own or sample some of theirs.

Frie nd s o f Tou r i s m Bonner County Daily Bee

208.263.9534

Evergreen Realty

800.829.6370

Family Health Center

208.263.1435

Sandpoint Magazine/SandpointOnline.com

208.263.3573

Tomlinson Sotheby’s International Realty

208.282.6880

Friends of Tourism are all Visit Sandpoint Members and help support this publication

The Sandpoint, Idaho Visitor Guide is a publication of the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Downtown Sandpoint. Produced by Keokee, keokee.com Cover photo by Doug Marshall. Other photos by Chris Bessler, Billie Jean Gerke, Chris Guibert, Gary Lirette, Doug Marshall, Laura Wahl, and courtesy of Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce members and Annie Pflueger.

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For additional information on Idaho call 1-800-visit-ID 12-I-03-70M

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Sandpoint is only 90 minutes from Spokane, Wash., and easily accessible by air, rail or car. AIR: Sandpoint Airport accommodates private planes. airnav.com/airport/ SZT (208.263.9102). The Spokane International Airport is 86 miles southwest on Interstate 90. For airport shuttle service call White Tail Transportation at 208.448.0848. Air Idaho Charters provides on-demand flights to the Lower 48 states. airidaho charters.com (208.304.0883).

IDAHO

Dr i v e T i m e s Calgary, AB Creston, B.C. Glacier Park Missoula, Mt Nelson, B.C.

7 hours 1 hour 4.5 hours 3.5 hours 2.5 hours

Portland, OR Priest Lake, ID Seattle, WA Spokane, WA TRI-CITIES, WA

Gett in g Her e is Easy !

7 hours 1 hour 7 hours 1.5 hours 3.75 Hours

RAIL: Amtrak Empire Builder stops in downtown Sandpoint, with connections west to Seattle and Portland and east to Minneapolis and Chicago. Amtrak.com CAR: At the crossroads of Highways 95, 2 and 200 with easy access from Washington, Montana and Canada. I-90 passes 45 miles south of Sandpoint. Take Highway 95 north from Coeur d’Alene. Rentals are available in Sandpoint: Taylor & Sons Chevrolet, 866.613.9199 or 208.263.2138; Thrifty Car Rental, 800.367.2277 or 208.255.7909; and SilverWing Hertz, 208.263.9102.


Sandpoint Visitor Guide 2013  

Official 2013 Sandpoint, Idaho visitor guide, with information on recreation, lodging, dining, attractions and events. A publication of Visi...

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