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Sandpoint, ID
Travel Guide

Cross the Long Bridge over Lake Pend Oreille to enjoy a fantastic stay in this small town in the heart of northern Idaho’s mountains.

Sandpoint’s location jutting into Lake Pend Oreille makes it a perfect spot to participate in land-based and water-based activities. Watch pretty sailboats in the wide channel under the bridge, rent your own boat at one of the downtown marinas or join cyclists pedaling through the town and countryside.

Stand on the shoreline and look around at the Cabinet, Selkirk and Coeur d’Alene mountains rising beneath clear blue skies. These peaks are great for hiking in summer and skiing in winter, with plenty of uncrowded space to enjoy. Ride your dirt bike on winding trails through thick forests and over bumps. After the snow falls, attach skis and a tread system to try snow biking, a lighter alternative to snowmobiling.

More than 100 years ago, Long Bridge was claimed as the longest wooden bridge in the world. Its more modern replacements provide access for cars, bikes and pedestrians to enjoy the scenic passage across the lake. In August, participate in or watch the annual 1.76-mile (2.83-kilometer) Long Bridge Swim below the bridge. Relax during the days before and after the race at outdoor concerts during the Festival at Sandpoint.

Plan your trip to enjoy more of Sandpoint’s many community activities. Stock up on fresh local food at the farmers market from May through October. See February’s Sandpoint Winter Carnival, with fireworks, concerts and a parade of lights. Check the town’s events schedule for the ArtWalk, Beerfest, Festival of Quilts, Battle of the Bulls and other unique happenings.

Fly to Spokane, Washington and rent a car to drive about 1.5 hours to reach Sandpoint. Use the SPOT bus to get around the town and between neighboring communities. Visit some of the two dozen parks in and around Sandpoint or drive about 1.5 hours to Kaniksu National Forest or Coeur d'Alene National Forest.

Best Western Plus Ponderay Mountain Lodge
Best Western Plus Ponderay Mountain Lodge
3 out of 5
477326 Highway 95 North, Ponderay, ID
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $95 per night from Mar 14 to Mar 15

Situated in Ponderay, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Sandpoint Elks Golf Course and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Panida Theater. Sandpoint City Beach Park and Liberty ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (629 reviews)

"Nice ambiance comfortable. Close parking ,food and beverage close by"…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2021

Best Western Plus Ponderay Mountain Lodge
Hotel Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint
Hotel Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint
2.5 out of 5
477255 Highway 95 N, Ponderay, ID
The price is $80 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Sandpoint Elks Golf Course and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Panida Theater. Sandpoint City Beach Park and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (982 reviews)

"Great and friendly staff. Very clean facility!!!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

Hotel Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Sandpoint
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Sandpoint
2.5 out of 5
415 Cedar St, Sandpoint, ID
The price is $87 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Located in the heart of Sandpoint, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Panida Theater, Sandpoint City Beach Park, and Liberty Pier. Bonner County Historical ...

4.1/5Very Good! (942 reviews)

"Centrally located to Main Street . Perfect walking distance for a night out!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2021

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Sandpoint
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Loft- Style Apartment Located In The Heart Of Downtown Sandpoint, Idaho!
Loft- Style Apartment Located In The Heart Of Downtown Sandpoint, Idaho!
Sandpoint, ID

Located in the heart of Sandpoint, this historic apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Panida Theater, Sandpoint City Beach Park, and Liberty Pier. ...

5/5Exceptional! (92 reviews)
Outstanding!

"Outstanding property. Stylish, clean, and spacious. Well equipped large kitchen. Gas fireplace was really nice for a winter stay. Large well appointed bathroom. Spacious bedroom. Due to the nature of the property someone has to schedule to meet you for check in, which is sub optimal, but worked out ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

Loft- Style Apartment Located In The Heart Of Downtown Sandpoint, Idaho!
Schweitzer Mountain Resort - White Pine Lodge
Schweitzer Mountain Resort - White Pine Lodge
3 out of 5
10000 Schweitzer Mountain Road, Sandpoint, ID

Set amidst the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out aparthotel in Sandpoint is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Schweitzer Mountain Resort and within 16 mi (25 km) of Sandpoint ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (48 reviews)
Great time

"Cute condo and beautiful area. Loved our quick overnight getaway."…"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2020

Schweitzer Mountain Resort - White Pine Lodge
Westwood Luxurious Living ~ 1 Bedroom Apartment ~ Lovely!
Westwood Luxurious Living ~ 1 Bedroom Apartment ~ Lovely!
Sandpoint, ID
The price is $165 per night from Mar 14 to Mar 15

This family-friendly Sandpoint apartment building is located on a lake, within 1 mi (2 km) of Bonner County Historical Society Museum and Lakeview Park. Panida ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Great place

"Bright cheerful place with 1 bedroom. I will stay here again in the future. (If available)"…"

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2021

Westwood Luxurious Living ~ 1 Bedroom Apartment ~ Lovely!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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