Northern Idaho is gorgeous country. Most of it’s sparsely populated but there are more than enough places to explore and find a quiet little corner that is just your own. Whether you’re looking for a campground setting, established hotel, or a lakefront cabin, it’s out there. And odds are it’s surrounded by some amazing landscape.
Sitting on the south shore of beautiful Lake Pend Oreille, right across from Sandpoint, we felt lucky to spend the night at Sleep’s Cabins. These adorable little cabins were during the middle part of the 1900s and are very welcoming. They all show off characteristics of being built long ago, but these imperfections add to their character and the experience you’ll have there.
There are several different cabins to pick from. Each with a distinctive feel to it, as well as with its own decor. Inside, you’ll appreciate that the rustic feel doesn’t dominate. We were very comfortable with the modern furnishings and everything we needed that we found in the kitchen. We could drive around the Sandpoint area and stop for a bite to eat at any of the nice places we came across. We could also cook our own meal right back in our own cabin.
Outside the cabin there is a lot of property to explore. There is a large terraced main yard, multiple fire pits, a deep swimming hole, and a shallow wading beach on the lake that comes complete with its own dock. It was very nice to be able to have fun and even participate in some activities without even having to leave the property. Being able to run around in the grass, down to the water, and back to the open door of our cabin was something the kids really appreciated too.
Sleep’s Cabins is a completely unique place to stay. We heard that many come back again and again for a visit there each and every year. That’s pretty easy to believe too. It isn’t often that you get the chance to spend the night right on the water of a beautiful lake in a historic cabin surrounded by that kind of natural beauty.
Learn more about this great overnight opportunity from their website: Sleep’s Cabins