Open
Friday 11:30 am to 8:30 pm
Saturday breakfast only 

Sunday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Dinner reservations 208.443.2432

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NOW taking reservations for Spring/Summer 2020

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Priest Lake Cavanaugh Bay Snowmobile Cabin

Beautiful home with excellent snowmobiling from front door

3 bedroom, 2 bath home in beautiful wooded setting close to the lake.
Available January 23rd-Feb. 1st . $169 to $179 per night, three night min. $150 non-refundable cleaning deposit. Refundable damage deposit.

More dates available here.

Join our Priest Lake by Owner and Vacation Rentals Group HERE

 Snowshoe Softball pictures HERE

Chipmunk Rapids is open for business! Thanks to James Lea, Scott Engle, Carlos Landa, and Tom Weitz - the Nordic Ski trails have been cleared and groomed for cross-country skiing and snow shoeing. Tracks have not yet been set.

To access the trail head, go east on the northernmost service/access road at the Priest Lake Visitor's center parking lot. Remember your Park N Ski pass is required.

Per Tom "The skiing is good and the views are spectacular" - if you go, please share some pictures with us! or email to priestlaker@gmail.com

Gene and Sandy Ralston are a married couple in their 70s, who also happen to be among North America’s leading experts at searching for the dead. By Doug Horner

When Gene and Sandy Ralston returned to their truck after a day on the Beardsley reservoir in northern California in March 2002, they discovered several handwritten notes taped to the doors and windscreen: “Call Lieutenant Lunney as soon as you get back to town. It’s urgent.”

The Ralstons, a married couple from rural Idaho, had been scientists until the late 1980s, when they began helping out on local search and rescue missions. By the winter of 2002, they had volunteered on more than a dozen searches for victims of drowning across the US, and had developed an uncanny ability to find bodies. They had just helped Lt Lunney’s sheriff’s department locate the remains of a man who had drowned in the reservoir three-and-a-half years earlier, after falling off his boat while fishing. Divers had brought him back to the surface that aftern...

This update includes information from both the December 3, 2019 meeting as well as the January 7, 2020 meeting.  

At the December meeting, the committee reviewed the boundary analysis area. The discussion revolved around two options: 1) reducing the size of the analysis area to include only the private lands north of the Dickensheet and around Priest Lake, or 2) a larger analysis area that would include the Priest Lake area and all the private lands from just north of the town of Priest River. The group discussed both the differences and similarities of the two area options. After considerable discussion, the majority of the group voted to include the larger analysis area. The boundary for the analysis area will assess the larger area including both the lake and the area from the lake to just north of Priest River. 

Additionally at the December meeting, the group began the Population chapter of the plan.  County staff and board members shared population data (census data, recreation stud...

Photo courtesy of Ben Read.
As the sun sparkles off the snow-capped ridgelines in the distance, the splitboarding climb to the top of Jeru Peak in Idaho’s Selkirk Mountains just east of Priest Lake now seems more than worth the effort he put in getting to this somewhat remote location. CLICK HERE FOR WHOLE OF Nspire Magazine article.

Lesley Stauffer Caveness' post on Priest Lake, Idaho group on Facebook

December 31, 2019 


Winter on Priest Lk. meant my dad (Art Stauffer) ad other men would go out on the lake in the winter, and cut big blocks of ice and take them down to Hills Resort where they stored them in what they called the " ice House". There was a big building full of sawdust and they buried the blocks in sawdust. Then, in the summer when we stayed at our cabin ( Luby Bay) , we'd go down in the boat and get block of ice for our ice box. It was our refrigerator and it worked great!!

Couldn't drive right up to the cabin then, we had to snowshoe in.

Follow story and great comments HERE  (join group).

The U.S. Forest Service-Priest Lake Ranger District Office will now be closed on Tuesday December 24th through Wednesday December 25th due to an Executive Order so that Christmas Eve may be celebrated by Federal employees. Offices will reopen on Thursday December 26, 2019 states District Ranger Phil Cano.

For log-hauling notification, the use of Forest Service road 308 (Kalispell Creek road) will be still be used for log-hauling until the first few days of January 2020, (weather permitting).

Snowmobilers are urged to stay aware of timber harvesting activities and to please stay on groomed routes. Both public and private forest sections within the area have been planted with seedlings, which are susceptible to damage and their harm can contribute to unexpected significant costs to forest management.  
 

Any questions, please contact the Priest Lake District Office at (208) 443-2512.

WINTER CRIBAGE starts on Monday, January 6th, 2020 at Nordman Resort

Want to join the group?

Confirm your team of sign up for a team.

Contact Bob Ekler at 208_443_7039 or meatcutter.88@gmail.com

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Have you been to THE KIVA Annex Activity Center? "
A Place to Do Things" at Priest Lake.
For classes and info VIEW HERE.

Follow me on Facebook for updates on activities at three different locations.

December Yoga Classes; Wednesdays and Saturdays at Inn @ Priest Lake. See facebook for schedule! December 7th @ Sandpoint Christmas Fair December 14th: Midnight Madness @ Autumns' Loft and more..

New! Tanning Bed

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Hill's Resort at Priest Lake

RESTAURANT & BAR
OPEN WEEKENDS

Open at 4 p.m.
on Friday

 

208 443 2551
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Save the Thorofare

Update Fall 2019

 

VISIT
savethethorofare.com

for blog/updates

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Priest Lake

Golf Course

CLOSED

for the season 
See you in 2020


208 443 2525

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Ardy's Cafe


Thai Food Fridays
PHO SATURDAYS

 

See you in Coolin!

208 443 4086
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Intermountain
Leasing

We have over 20 years

of experience providing

equipment financing in

the Inland Northwest

intermountainleasing.com

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Tri-County
Video & Alarm

Over 30 years of
experience
Owned and operated

by Priest Lake residents

SIMPLY YOUR BEST
OPTION AT THE LAKE
TriCountyVideo.com
208 443 0327

Priest Lake Realty

PRIEST LAKE

REALTY

Your Priest Lake Specialists

Kara and Shawn Williams

#priestlakeonly
Expect the Best

PriestLakeRealty.com

(208) 946 6959

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Free Estimates

Let us

help you spruce up

for the Holidays
208 448 2443

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Windermere
Hayden LLC

Allison Hagman

REALTOR

Whatever your real estate needs, I can help you reach your goals with confidence. 

SoldbyAllisonHagman.com

 (208) 290 3027
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PLMG

Your Gift will ensure continued development of this tranquil place.
click here for 
website

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VACATION

RENTAL

KALISPELL BAY
Beautiful - Cozy

3 BD - 2 BATH
Outdoor Patio

close proximity to year-round outdoor recreation

VIEW HERE

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Moosebytes

A fast, reliable, secure, high-speed broadband internet service provider for the greater Priest Lake area.
#connectingthelake
509-892-5877

866-969-8351
moosebytes.net

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Northern Lakes
Tree Service

Call us for your tree removal and property clean up needs
Priest Lake local service
since 1993

Emergency 24/7 
 208 443-3600
208 610-3718

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HUCKLEBERRY

at Priest Lake

Deeded lots for sale
The Premier
Lakefront Community
208 443 2258
509 999 7504

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Priest Lake Marina

Year-round cabins,
seasonal boat rentals, boat moorage/storage
marine care and service
priestlakemarina.net

208 443 2405

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COOLIN MOTEL

Clean & Comfortable
 2 Queen beds a mini fridge, and microwave. Price: $69.95 + tax
per night.

Double occupancy
coolinmotel.com

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The 57 Store

On your way to the lake!

The best Huckleberry Pies
Gift Shop 
Huckleberry Shakes
& Ice Cream
On Hwy 57 at Priest River

(208) 448 2642

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Closing for the
season soon..

See you 

in Spring 2020

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