Make Lake Pend Oreille your next getaway
Just northeast of Lake Coeur d'Alene and nestled between the Kaniksu and Coeur d'Alene National Forests, one of Vacasa's Lake Pend Oreille vacation rentals is a Northern Idaho destination that offers the state's largest and deepest lake. You'll have over 100-miles of shoreline to explore, along with gorgeous scenery, clear, clean blue water, and a rugged beauty that is reminiscent of Scandinavia's majestic fjords. Surrounded by three mountain ranges - the Selkirks, the Coeur d'Alenes, and the Cabinets, this majestic lake valley is a beautiful, peaceful setting for a waterfront getaway filled with natural beauty and an abundance of outdoor activities.
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Right along the northern shore, the town of Sandpoint offers visitors biking trails, hiking trails, and gorgeous scenery with a mountain backdrop. In winter, Schweitzer Mountain Resort is home to 2900 acres of skiable terrain in the Selkirk mountains. And in summer, visit both City Beach and Lakeview Park for public lake docks and gorgeous water views.
From one of our Lake Pend Oreille vacation rentals, you can sightsee easily by car, traveling along the Pend Oreille Scenic Byway or you can choose to stay close to the lake, visiting one of the region's many galleries, shops, or waterfront parks. Like the towns of Coeur d'Alene, Hayden, and Harrison to the south, Sandpoint offers hiking trails, restaurants, and a charming environment for an amazing Idaho retreat! Of course one of the best ways to explore the Lake Pend Oreille region is by boat. With miles and miles of open water, there's plenty to see, just bring your own boat, rent one, or book a charter for a tour of Buttonhook Bay, Bernard Peak, or Whiskey Rock Bay while on your Idaho vacation adventure.
Along Lake Pend Oreille, you'll also be able to spot abundant wildlife—everything from eagles to mountain goats to ospreys nesting near the water. The lake itself is home to native whitefish, char, western slope cutthroat trout and others, if you want to try your luck at fishing.
No matter how you chose to spend your time when you stay at one of our Lake Pend Oreille vacation rentals, you're sure to have fun whether it's a ski trip to Schweitzer Mountain Resort in winter or a fishing and boating getaway in summer. Come visit Idaho's biggest lake for an adventure-filled vacation surrounded by mountains, forests, and clear blue water.
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