You don’t have to live in Idaho to enjoy the beauty and majesty that this great state can offer. But it does help. When you live in Idaho, you’re surrounded by numerous opportunities to enjoy nature in a variety of different ways, and each experience will be different from the rest. While Southern Idaho is filled with sprawling hills and forests, Northern Idaho features some of the most breathtaking scenery in the entire state.
If you’ve never been up in the panhandle of Idaho, you need to. And there’s one perfect place to go in order to have the absolute best experience. You need to go to the Coeur d’Alene Resort. It’s a beautiful resort, nestled along Lake Coeur d’Alene and surrounded by beautiful forests. It’s luxury at its finest, and the beauty and wonder of Idaho at its best.
Words really can’t do justice in order to describe the scenery surrounding Coeur d’Alene. It’s a city seemingly at one with the trees and forests of the mountains. The resort sits right on the lake, and Lake Coeur d’Alene is beautiful and impressive. You can go boating, swimming, or even golf right on the lake. There’s an eighteen-hole golf course, and one of the greens is the world-famous floating green. It’s a manmade island, and because it’s floating, its position actually changes.
Adventures Aplenty in the Playground
Of course, like the rest of Idaho, Coeur d’Alene isn’t just great during one season of the year. It’s full of incredible activities and fun year round. In the winter, skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling are incredibly popular in the mountains. You can also enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride, and have a truly memorable winter.
However, the resort really does come alive in the summer. The Coeur d’Alene Resort is located perfectly to enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities that range from relaxing to exciting. With Lake Coeur d’Alene right there, it’s easy to see why so many activities revolve around the lake, including incredible cruises.
Lake cruises are available. They are a fantastic way to enjoy the water and scenery. The cruise boats have two decks, with picture windows, climate control, sound systems, and a full bar service. You’re bound to have an excellent time on the water, and you’ll find out just why Coeur d’Alene is called the “Playground of the Pacific Northwest.” You can also enjoy a nice meal on the water, with a brunch cruise or a dinner cruise.
Water sports are plentiful here. Enjoy being close to nature as you kayak across the lake, near the Cougar Bay Nature Preserve. As you float across the crystal water, you’ll find osprey, bald eagles, and great blue herons. These are just some of the incredible birds and wildlife you’ll find around the lake. Watch the sunset from the water, and relax as deer come to eat and drink along the shore.
If you want something with a little more adrenaline, you’ll want to go whitewater rafting. There are a lot of choices here, from shorter trips to all day adventures. Bury your paddle in the Spokane River and hold on for a four-hour ride on whitewater. Or make a day of it, and up the difficulty by rafting the Moyie River. For an even greater challenge, you can test your whitewater skills on the St. Joe River or in the Alberton Gorge with class III rapids.
Get out of the water, and hike along Mineral Ridge. You can learn a lot about Northern Idaho’s forests here. You can even learn about the early mining history of the area, as well as the cultural history. Grab a bike later, and go on a guided bike tour. There are seasoned guides, so your tour will be hassle free and fun. The tour includes all of the necessary equipment, as well as transportation.
Enjoy the Beauty of Idaho
You don’t have to live here, but after spending time at the Coeur d’Alene resort, you’ll want to. The resort shows the kind of lifestyle that you can have in Idaho. You’ll be surrounded by the incredible scenery of a beautiful state, and you’ll never run out of activities to enjoy. Even if you live in Idaho, the resort is an awesome getaway that is rolling in luxury and the natural beauty of Idaho. It’s well worth a visit. In fact, you might never want to leave.