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Skiing at Schweitzer is a must! Beautiful slopes, lovely facilities, fast lifts and when we were there, not very crowded. Gorgeous views too!
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Address: Sandpoint, Idaho.
Sandpoint has made the number one spot on several national magazines as the best small town to live in because of the geography and its people. Sandpoint is where Boulder, CO and Santa Fe, NM were 25- 30 years ago. The mountains and the lakes provide every imaginable activity while the growing culture of the town intrigues you with its uniqueness.
Often where there is a beautiful out of the way location, there is an art community and a holistic health community. Sandpoint has both. This small town has several art galleries and organizations that help support the arts. Its art deco theater, the Panida often acts as the center of many of the art and community functions. The growing number of good restaurants supports the evolved small town culture.
There are many holistic practitioners from massage therapist, acupuncturist, to even a Rolfer. For the same reason the other professionals and artists are attracted to Sandpoint, so are many of the high level holistic providers.
I have enjoyed all these benefits of Sandpoint. I encourage you to visit and seek out the undiscovered. Explore the mountains, swim in the clean waters of the 9th largest inland lake in the country, ski the slopes of Schweitzer Mountain and get a Rolfing sessions of one of the top Rolfers in the country.
general info: www.sandpointonline.com
Written Dec 16, 2006
Go horseback riding or for a sleigh ride! In the summer, trailrides on the mountain are arranged. In the winter, you can go on sleigh rides.
However, I went to Sandpoint in the winter and wanted to go horseback riding, not sleighing. I gave a call and asked them if we could go riding and Laura, co-owner, was totally pleasant and said, 'Sure! There's too much snow up top (of the mountain) right now, so we can't go trail riding. But we've got 60 acres at the bottom of the mountain if you'd like to go out for a ride.' So while there I met up with Laura at the stables and rode Coal (pictured here) for a couple of hours. Laura's very pleasant, Coal was a dream to ride and the riding was fantastic. Riding in a snow blanketed forest was a first for me, and I'll definitely go back no matter what time of year.
Written Aug 25, 2002
MickDuff's is a microbrewery pub. They have a wide assortment of home-crafted beers available, as well as the run of the mill beers & hard stuff. They also make their own root beer, and my kids thought it was great. We enjoyed the IPA and the Hefeweizen.
They also have their craft beers available in bottles for take out.
Their steaks are great, and their fries are fresh cut...... doesn't get any better than that! They also have a kid's menu.
Dress Code: Casual
"Here's To a long life and a merry one.
A quick death and an easy one.
A pretty girl and an honest one.
A cold beer and another one."
Check out their menu at the link below.
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Address: 312 N. First Avenue
The famous Coldwater Creek mail order store has its home base in Sandpoint, Idaho.
Their clothes are great - tastefully styled and with sizes to fit all body shapes and sizes.
I love their jeans, they're the most comfortable I've ever worn & I won't buy any other kind anymore.
Their customer service, both in the store and on the phone lines, is second to none.
The store also houses a cappucino bar and a wine bar, so the dear husband can keep himself occupied while you shop.
What to buy: Dressy clothes for work or a special occasion, as well as "smart casual" clothing for weekends.
What to pay: The clothes here are a little more expensive than somewhere like Walmart, but you get one-of-a-kind styles and great quality. Plus a great satisfaction-guaranteed policy.
This location also houses their outlet store, where you can find phenomenal bargains on last year's lines. (I picked up a bridesmaid dress here last spring for $5!!!!)
Written Aug 4, 2007
Address: 311 N. First Avenue