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USA Idaho Sandpoint Schweitzer Mountain Listing #2981

Lake Ponderay Hideaway at Schweitzer Mountain Base - Sandpoint, ID

25 reviews
Max occupancy: 14 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed, 2 Double Bed, 4 Twin Bed 4 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms No pets 
35 Shadow Mountain Road, Sandpoint, ID 83864

Beautiful cabin between the mountain & the lake w/ hot tub

This peaceful and secluded Sandpoint vacation rental offers four comfortable bedrooms, a private hot tub, an outdoor firepit, and a lot of entertainment amenities like WiFi, cable TV, and a DVD movie library! Bring the whole group (up to 13 guests) for an unforgettable, multi-family or multi-generational getaway!

This location is ideal, as you are just around five miles from downtown Sandpoint and 10 miles from Schweitzer Mountain Resort - it's the best of both worlds! Sandpoint City Beach Park is right in the downtown area for frolicking by the shore of Lake Pend Oreille, as are a number of restaurants for a tasty meal out. And in winter, it's just a short drive to the mountain for skiing!

Inside this beautiful cabin, a large spacious living room invites everyone to take a seat gathered around the gas fireplace. Plan a family movie night or just relax and discuss the day's adventures.

The full kitchen is bright and welcoming, with a dishwasher, and the chef in your group will enjoy a lot of counter space for preparing a feast! And when it's time to eat, there's a formal dining table as well as seats at the breakfast bar.

There's a lovely, tile floor sunroom on this main level, that includes a queen bed, which works well for those in your group who may not want to deal with stairs. Also on this level is the perfect kids' room with two twin-over-full bunk beds. Younger guests will also have a Rainbow Play Systems swing set outside for extra fun!

Upstairs, you'll find the three remaining bedrooms, including the master with a king-size bed, a bedroom with a queen, and another room with a set of twin bunk beds. You'll have comfortable accommodations for up to 13 guests, as well as two-and-a-half bathrooms.

Outside, in addition to the swing set, adults will have their own play area with outdoor seating, a hot tub, and an outdoor fire pit. Roast marshmallows for s'mores and finish that bottle of wine from dinner as you relax on the patio. You can also cook on the gas grill.

Other amenities include a washer and dryer, a Nintendo gaming system, a VCR and VHS-tape library, and games.

When you're not soaking in the hot tub or having mugs of hot cocoa around the fire, this area boasts great biking and hiking trails like the Gold Hill Trail and in the summer, Schweitzer Mountain Resort is home to over 20 miles of prime outdoor trails!

In winter, the same mountain offers some of the best skiing in Northern Idaho, with 2,900 skiable acres and 92 runs. Want to take it a bit easier on vacation? Downtown Sandpoint is home to a seasonal ArtWalk, museums, sandy lake beaches, and even a popular craft-brewing presence.

Whether you're planning an epic adventure or a rejuvenating retreat, this Idaho vacation rental is the perfect home base right between Schweitzer Mountain and downtown Sandpoint.

*Please note: this home resides in a noise-sensitive area and the owners participate in our Good Neighbor protection program. Our smart home technology will alert our team if excessive decibel or occupancy levels are detected, allowing us to reach out directly with a friendly reminder rather than risking a noise complaint from a neighbor. This technology is privacy compliant, and only monitors the presence of decibels and devices—not any personal conversation or information. Thank you for supporting our efforts to be good neighbors!*

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Board games

Children's games

Gaming system



Gas fireplace

Washer/dryer : Private

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DVD library

DVD player




VHS library

Wireless router


Hot tub : Private

Gas grill : Private




25 reviews

Jonathan A. Sep 2019
Stayed in this house with 10 teammates in town for sailing races. The house was sufficient for our needs and the hot tub and fire pit was a nice amenity. Overall the house was well used by mnay groups before and it shows. The beds for adults were comfy but the adults in the kids beds (bunks) complained each morning. Surroundings were nice, neighbors very close so definitly watch your noise levels. The train certainly rumbles through but after the first night, you get used to it. If you need a lot of beds, for good value and decent accommodations, this is a great place and perfectly situated between the town and the ski resort.
Thomas V. Feb 2019
Great location, good facility except the main floor bedroom has a noisy heater as room is not heated by main furnace. The garage was renovated for this room so it's cold otherwise
Erik B. Jan 2019
Adequate space and beds for our group of 12, property manager was very helpful with preparing hot tub, and the location was great with a short drive to Schweitzer. Thank you!
Lori M. Dec 2018
Wonderful home!!! Master bed was amazing!! Home had lots of room for family games and watching football.
Trains were not a problem, home is pretty solid and muffled the sound. We did feel vibrations in the bedrooms, but it did not bother any of us. Will definitely rent again.
Mahmoud I. Jul 2018
It has been a pleasure time to stay in this great place. Everything were available and I felt like I am at home. The house was clean well and we'll aquipied for family trips Thank you
Jeffrey H. Feb 2018
Well appointed kitchen supplies and clean. I give it a thumbs up with just a couple of caveats: While it can sleep 14 people, it would be hard pressed to contain that many people comfortably, especially in winter. Also, it is really close to the railroad tracks and if your not used to it , you will be woken up several times per night and at times the house shakes considerably, especially on the 2nd floor. Other than that nice place, clean, good location and nice people to work with.
Leslie C. Jan 2018
Needless to say our stay was just ok. Sandpoint had just gotten a bunch of snow and that ended up making everything a little inconvenient. Our check in was at 4pm but we didn’t actually get into the house until 630 because cleaners were still there and the driveway hadn’t been plowed. My husband and his friends shoveled the entire driveway themselves so we could get in. Plow was supposed to show much earlier but had issues and got delayed not showing up until 830 and we no longer needed him. He was actually great and when he heard we did it all by hand he paid US $80 for the physical labor we endured. I thought that was awesome of him. I was also informed after getting there that the hot tub was off limits until maintenance got there the next day some time. That was pretty disappointing too, seeing as how I booked the place because it had a hot tub. I understand these were cirmstantual to snow and whatever else but I just felt it could have been handled better. Otherwise the house was great. Beds were very comfortable. Kitchen was stocked with a lot of cooking devices etc. Just something to consider if you plan to book a winter stay.
Caleb K. Sep 2017
This was a great little getaway for our family. The hot tub was an added touch. You do hear (and feel) the train when it goes by but we are city people and were not bothered by it at all.
Kevin M. Jul 2017
Likely a great home for a winter ski getaway given proximity to the base of the Schweitzer Mountain road, and less appealing during summer. Adjacent railway is an active and busy line all throughout the day and night, and really shook the house when sleeping. Location is convenient for accessing the mountain and Sandpoint town centre, although the neighborhood is less than desirable.
Kirsten W. Jun 2017
This home was nice but too small for our large group. Sleeps a lot of people, but not much living space. House had a lot of clutter, was not very clean, and the property grounds were completely neglected and not maintained. Trains (and their lovely horns) run throughout the day and NIGHT and even shakes the floor/beds upstairs; fun for the kids perhaps but not for a decent night sleep.
Josh W. Apr 2017
The property was absolutely great other than the train tracks being so close...however my kids and I had no problem with it but it did kinda bother my fiance. Everything else was pretty much perfect and the beds were absolutely amazing, to the point that I took pictures of the make of bed in the master bedroom because I am going to try and find the exact same mattress to buy for myself. Perfect place to stay when planning on spending the days at the hill. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone.
Ashlie O. Mar 2017
Overall we really enjoyed this house. The location was great! It was spacious and comfortable! Great for families!!! We had some unforeseen Issues, but the property manager was amazing and got them resolved quickly!
John M. Feb 2017
We came down for a small ski holiday, and chose this home due to its vicinity to Schweitzer, in spite of its proximity to the train. We are so glad we did! The house is very comfortable and well stocked. We loved being close to the ski hill, and we didn't mind the trains one bit! Our entire party of 8 (5 adults and 3 kids)also slept great. Everything was in good repair and the hot tub was a nice treat.
Alena H. Dec 2016
Can't wait to come back next year!
Jesse R. Nov 2016
Our children especially enjoyed sitting in the hot tub in the rain.
Tina S. Nov 2016
Overall this house is nice, but needed some maintenance on the range and fireplace (both are gas and were not working correctly).

Manager response:
A technician has been out to the home to ensure that the gas and heating are working correctly.
David S. Sep 2016
Great family get away.
Rory F. Sep 2016
Good cabin for a family to use as a crash pad. Plenty of comfy beds and a warm hot tub. However, not a good place for those who like to hang around the house- house is surrounded by other houses with no privacy fence & it is right next to train tracks which are quite loud
Terra K. Sep 2016
The only thing that was not so great about the property was the trains! They go through day and night and shake the house. We got used to it, but it was a little hard to sleep the first night!
Sharon W. Sep 2016
Loved the location /fun for kids with friendly goats& rooster nearby/the play structure was great fun for 3 year olds & up/loads of trains go by so if U luv trains U will luv being here !!! We saw a nice family of turkeys& deer in the meadow driving to & from hwy 95 !! Very close to run back to Walmart for everything U forgot but need !!!
April L. Apr 2016
Overall, it is a great location and great setup. Would be much better if it was clean and small repairs made to the home. I am not very happy about paying a $175 cleaning fee when the house was cleaner when I left. If you stay here for more than a day bring chemicals for the hot tub, as those are not provided.
Todd H. Feb 2016
This is an adorable cabin but...Several items were broken. The part that was the most distressing was the fact that it was not cleaned properly. There was dried food on silverware, dishes and pans. The stairs were not vacuumed and had tons on debris as well as the wood floors were sticky. And it was easy to see that the bathrooms were not cleaned either (toothpaste in the sinks, conditioner crusted to the walls, and some pee spots on the toilets). The ceramic heater in the day room covered in something. And it would have been nice to have some sort of blinds in the day room for privacy. The beds are old so it's a rough night sleep along with the trains going by every 30mins at all hours of the day and night right next to the house.
Manager response:
We apologize that your stay was not more positive. The Property Manager has followed up with housekeeping regarding our high cleanliness standards and will address any broken items that can be found.
Annie C. Jan 2016
This is a beautiful home that is well-maintained. The house also has toys for kids which was a plus for our 5-6 year olds. We also loved using the private hot tub. The fire place also worked very well and we enjoyed using it after a long day of skiing. The drive to Schweitzer was very convenient from this house. This house was well-furnished. The linens were all very clean and the bathrooms had good bathroom products. We would love to rent this house again!
Shannon P. Dec 2015
Our family and extended family of 12 stayed 4 nights and had a great time. The kitchen was well stocked with plates, utensils etc for a great Christmas dinner. There was ample storage space for all of our ski clothing and we were able to use the large table (seats 8) to eat at and play games. The fireplace kept the house toasty and we loved watching the snow outside while spending time together inside. We were close enough to Schweitzer that we went twice, once to ski and once to sled. One drawback was that there is a train that sometimes can be heard at night. Thanks for a memorable Christmas holiday!