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Local Accommodations

Local Accommodations
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Vacation or staycation ... the perfect places to stay to enjoy the outdoors

By Jillian Chandler Locals and visitors alike across North Idaho and the Spokane area look forward to the warmer days of summer and early fall. This is a time of travel and enjoying the beautiful natural outdoor amenities this area offers. Whether you’re a visitor looking for accommodations or a local wanting to create a staycation of your own for you and your family or friends, we’ve found some great spots with exceptional amenities.  

From rustic campsites for adventurous souls to comfy cabins for a cozy retreat, we've got you covered. Hit the road with our RV sites for a flexible outdoor experience. Whether you're pitching a tent or settling into a cabin, our selection offers something for everyone who loves nature.

Blue Lake RV Resort

Located in the heart of North Idaho just 22 miles north of Sandpoint, outdoor activities abound at Blue Lake RV Resort, from the lake to nearby trails and waterfalls. Offering RV, cabins and tent camping. For RVs, choose from a park setting, wooded site or lakeside site. The Pole Tent offers luxurious camping complete with wood floors, electricity, queen log bed and more. Or opt for their Camping Cabin or Adirondack Cabins. Head to the Wine Bar at the end of the day to unwind out on the deck, overlooking the lake, with a glass of wine or huckleberry mimosa.

242 Blue Lake Rd. Naples, ID

208.946.3361 Bottle Bay Resort & Marina

It's time to make memories at Bottle Bay Resort & Marina. A summer tradition for locals and vacationers for over 60 years, Bottle Bay Resort is located on a quiet wind-protected bay of Lake Pend Oreille, featuring six duplex cabins overlooking the bay. The nicely furnished rustic log cabins can accommodate up to five guests. All units have cable HDTVs, bathroom with a tub/shower combination, fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, stove, microwave, coffee maker, kitchen utensils and linens. A few steps away from the cabins are refreshing cocktails, soft drinks, snacks and a full-service restaurant serving lunch and dinner lakeside on the deck.

115 Resort Rd. Sagle, ID

208.263.5916 Elkins Resort

Open year-round, Elkins Resort is a full-service resort offering lodging, dining, restaurant, bar, boat rentals, moorage, store and gift shop. Guests are offered a very unique experience that combines excellent customer service, a beautiful setting, comfortable lodging and outstanding cuisine. All 30 cedar cabins have full kitchens and living areas, giving guests the ability to choose between going out to eat or staying in. Most cabins have fireplaces with wood provided; all have electric heat.

404 Elkins Rd. Nordman, ID 208.443.2421 Farragut State Park Once a World War II-era naval training station, Farragut State Park in Athol boasts 4,000 acres, providing camping opportunities with 223 individual sites, 10 camping cabins and seven group camps, and picnic pavilions available for your next family reunion. Located on the southern tip of Lake Pend Oreille in the Coeur d’Alene Mountains, Farragut State Park offers unique scenery, history and an abundance of recreational opportunities, including disc golf, fishing, swimming, hiking, biking, equestrian facilities and more.

13550 E. Hwy 54 Athol, ID


Liberty Lake Regional Park Campground

Located below Liberty Lake and near Liberty Creek, the Liberty Lake Regional Park Campground has approximately 32 single-family campsites and four rustic cabins. There are 17 campsites for RVs (with water and electric hookups) and 13 tent campsites. One group campsite is also available. The cabins sleep four inside, and guests are welcome to pitch a tent to accommodate another four people outside. Each cabin is 12x12 with an 8-foot porch. They also have one indoor and one outdoor outlet, lighting, heating and AC. Potable water is available on the exterior of each cabin. Open from June 1 through August 31, campground amenities include drinking water, flush toilets, showers and a dump station.

3707 S. Zephyr Rd.

Liberty Lake, WA



North Haven Campground

Just 2 1/2 miles north of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, you’ll find the stunning North Haven Campground, nestled in a beautiful wooded and peaceful setting. Open year-round, guest accommodation options include five luxury log cabins (one-bedroom and two-bedroom floorplans), 21 RV sites, two Conestoga glamping wagons with private bathrooms, and a large log cabin-style bath house with pristine private restrooms, showers and modern laundry facilities. In addition, guests will have access to high-speed fiber optic wireless internet, the on-site camp store and a fun ¾-mile nature walking trail loop. And there are pet-friendly cabins available as well, so your furry family member can enjoy the adventure too.

78 Tobe Way Bonners Ferry, ID Post Falls RV Campground Trusted, comfortable and affordable, Post Falls RV Campground is where it's easy to park, play and relax. Whether you are looking to stay overnight or long term, this campground promises convenience, quality amenities and affordable rates, along with outstanding customer service. Located just minutes from downtown Post Falls, the park is within minutes of shopping, entertainment and dining, and a short drive to some of the area's finest outdoor recreation areas. This full-service campground includes a dog park, tot-lot, seasonal pool, private restrooms with showers, big-screen TV room, laundry facility, complimentary Wi-Fi and spacious concrete spaces.

6732 W. Pointe Pkwy Post Falls, ID

208.618.4361 Spokane Trail Rides and Boarding 

Situated on 58 acres, just 15 minutes south of downtown Spokane, is where you'll discover Spokane Trail Rides and Boarding, a Western horse and cattle ranch offering comfortable and cozy country accommodations paired with grand views. This full-working ranch offers five beautiful campsites, as well as three real horse stall rooms made into cozy barn BnB rooms for guests. Also enjoy trail rides and barn animal hands-on tours. In addition, they offer full-care horse boarding and more! A truly unique experience in Spokane.

522 E. Washington Rd. Spokane, WA 


Willow Bay

If you're looking for a little slice of paradise, look no further than Willow Bay Marina and RV Park; a resort and tourist area mixed in with the rural lifestyle. Willow Bay's RV Campground is located next to the marina with views of surrounding mountains and the Pend Oreille River. There are 18 sites available to book with fire pits, picnic tables, and 30-amp power available. On-site is the Willow Bay North Restaurant & Bar, on the Pend Oreille River, offering a family friendly menu, great outdoor deck seating and a large outdoor covered patio as well.

520 Willow Bay Rd. Priest River, ID


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