Bonners Ferry, ID

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Experience the old-world atmosphere of this historic town set within the valley of the Kootenai River and bound by mountain wilderness.

The pretty townscape of Bonners Ferry is strung across the banks of the Kootenai River, which carves its way through a forested valley. Set against a captivatingly beautiful backdrop of mountain peaks, Bonners Ferry has a scenic downtown area where you’ll find busy boutiques and charming diners. Explore the town’s pristine surrounding wilderness and discover some of the Idaho Panhandle’s renowned reserves, rivers and lakes.

Take a stroll through town and get a sense of its history. Bonners Ferry had its beginnings in the 1860s when a ferry service was established to bring gold prospectors across the river and onward to the East Kootenays of British Columbia. Check out the Boundary County Museum to learn about Far North Idaho’s intriguing heritage and the indigenous Kootenai people.

See a local drama production or attend a community event at the Pearl Theater, housed within a charming converted church. At the Kootenai River Brewery, sample delicious seasonal brews and traditional ales made from locally grown hops. Try your luck or enjoy an indulgent retreat at the Kootenai River Inn Casino and Spa.

Magnificent wilderness abounds outside of the town, with plenty of exciting activities for any season. Take in the mountain views while you practice your swing at Mirror Lake Municipal Golf Course and explore some of the surrounding nature reserves on foot. Popular hikes include the Katka Peak Trail, West Fork Lake and Mountain, Myrtle Peak and the pretty forests of Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge. Go ice-skating or snowmobiling during the snowy wintertime.

Bonners Ferry is located on the northern tip of Idaho. Eckhart International Airport is 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) to the north of the town. Several scenic routes pass nearby Bonners Ferry, making the town a perfect road-trip stopover. Explore the Wild Horse Scenic Byway, the Pend Orielle Scenic Byway and the International Selkirk Loop. Make the most of the region’s warm, dry summers and explore the Selkirk Loop on a bicycle tour.

Shouldering Northwest Montana, Washington and Canada, the town is a pretty gateway to Idaho.

Dodge Peak Lodge
Dodge Peak Lodge
2 out of 5
5952 Main Street, Bonners Ferry, ID, 83805
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $89 per night from May 24 to May 25
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4/5 Very Good! (146 reviews)
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Reviewed on May 16, 2022

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Bonners Ferry Log Inn
Bonners Ferry Log Inn
2.5 out of 5
43 Tobe Way, Bonners Ferry, ID, 83805-9601
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $111 per night from May 24 to May 25
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4.8/5 Exceptional! (599 reviews)
"Cleanliness. Log furniture. Tv operation was difficult & choices of things to watch were hard to find."

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

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Carriage House Inn
Carriage House Inn
2.5 out of 5
6506 Main St, Bonners Ferry, ID, 83805
The price is $119 per night from May 19 to May 20
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4.3/5 Excellent! (66 reviews)
"Very good"

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

Carriage House Inn
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Quail Cottage - A Restful Place to Get Away
Quail Cottage - A Restful Place to Get Away
Bonners Ferry, ID
The price is $109 per night from May 23 to May 24
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5/5 Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Beautiful area
"Great stay"

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2021

Quail Cottage - A Restful Place to Get Away
Enjoy a clean,quiet,comfortable place in the woods all to yourself.
Enjoy a clean,quiet,comfortable place in the woods all to yourself.
Bonners Ferry, ID
The price is $125 per night from Jun 7 to Jun 8
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4.7/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Beautiful, peaceful and quaint getaway location.
"The cabin was perfect for a few nights mussels up in the woods with family and friends. Keep in mind, the cabin runs on a generator for its energy source and a wood burning stove for its heat source. A little work, but we’ll worth it if you’re looking for a backwoods getaway. Overall very impressed ..."

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Enjoy a clean,quiet,comfortable place in the woods all to yourself.
NEW! Peaceful Kootenai Cabin - Unplug in the Mtns!
NEW! Peaceful Kootenai Cabin - Unplug in the Mtns!
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Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

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