Sandpoint, in the northern tip of Idaho
, is no ordinary vacation destination. It is located on magnificent 43-mile-long Lake Pend Oreille (pronounced Pon-da-ray)
, surrounded by the Selkirk and Cabinet Mountains. A spectacular body of water 43 miles long, Pend Oreille is the fifth deepest lake (1,158 feet at its greatest depth) in the United States with 111 miles of shoreline. Its pristine waters are a major factor in the community of Sandpoint's high ranking as a premier tourist destination.With Schweitzer Mountain ski resort
and chalet rental minutes away, Sandpoint is blessed with outstanding attractions in this 4 season resort. You will enjoy the various accommodations available here for your stay.
The town itself is exceptional, home to a thriving arts community, the historic Panida Theater, a busy events schedule, a plethora of excellent restaurants, fine accommodation and unusual shopping keynoted by the national retailer, Coldwater Creek.
It is the home of the only marketplace-on-a-bridge in the United States, the Cedar Street Bridge Public Market.
It hosts a collection of interesting shops, eateries and occasional events in its landmark location spanning Sand Creek in the heart of downtown. Some compare the bridge to Italy's famous Ponte Vecchio (actually, the inspiration for the bridge market), while others see similarities to Seattle's Pike Place Market with its fusion of sights, sounds and tastes. Either way, the architectural landmark with its massive tamarack logs and passive solar design, is worth a visit. Minutes away from your lodging, the town's turn-of-the-20th-century architecture with its refurbished office buildings, old movie theatre and numerous shops and restaurants, will take travelers back to what many recall as a simpler time in their lives.
Rent lodging directly from owners at Sandpoint, including chalet rentals, vacation rentals and condo rentals. With Lake Pend Oreille’s bright, unpolluted waters on the doorstep of your vacation rental, travelers see the jagged etching of Montana's Cabinet Mountains against the sky to the east. To the north and west, rising sharply behind the town of Sandpoint, is the Selkirk Mountain range comprised of backcountry wilderness stretching some 60 miles toward the Canadian border. With your vacation rental as a base take a cruise, rent a houseboat, fish, ride a personal watercraft, parasail, windsurf, swim or meander along a shoreline trail and gawk at the beauty. City Beach at the end of Bridge Street has beautiful sandy beaches with lifeguards, volleyball, tennis, basketball and barbecue pits. Kayak tours and rentals are offered as well as fishing charters.
Snow skiing in Sandpoint revolves about Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort atop 6,400-foot Schweitzer Mountain. With several hundred inches of snowfall each winter season, Schweitzer draws snow skiing enthusiasts to its slopes throughout the northwest. Our website will provide you with the perfect chalet rental for your ski vacation. Schwietzer's ten lifts and tows provide 2,400 vertical feet access to 2,900 acres of terrain featuring 92 named runs and 30 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.
Sandpoint offers a ton o’ fun for any taste, from the rugged outdoors to the haute culture of art galleries and fine dining.
Try the vacation rentals available through Owner Direct as your accommodations at this four season resort area; we have every type available, whether it is condo or chalet rentals that you are looking for.
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