Located forty-five miles north of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on U.S. Highway 95, Sandpoint is a quaint community of about 8,000. Nestled on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille and surrounded by three majestic mountain ranges, Sandpoint is the ideal place to call home.
Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho’s largest lake, occupies an area of over 180 square miles and is unrivalled in beauty. Schweitzer Mountain is a premier ski destination, covering 2,500 acres and boasting some of the best skiing and boarding in the West. Besides larger-than-life scenery, Sandpoint is a thriving arts community populated with friendly people who love to live here.
Snow-filled winters thrill downhill and Nordic skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers, winter campers, climbers and ice skaters alike. Schweitzer Mountain resort boasts some of the best skiing and boarding in the Northwest, and is only an easy eleven-mile drive from downtown.
Summers are warm and sunny with long daylight hours. Lake Pend Oreille's one hundred eleven miles of shoreline make it the fifth largest lake in the Western United States and an endless source of summer fun.
Swim, go for a boat ride, parasail, water ski, play tennis or hoops, or simply sunbathe and picnic at downtown City Beach. Kayakers love the whitewater rivers and the lake itself. Fishermen net giant Kamloops and Mackinaw trout all year long, some of which exceed 30 pounds.
Several golf courses are within easy reach. The closest is just two miles from downtown, the well-kept, nine-hole Elks Golf Course featuring its new clubhouse on Highway 200. The next closest, just 6 miles from Sandpoint, is the world-class, Idaho Club Lake and Golf Retreat. With 18 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf, the Idaho Club is establishing itself as a premier destination.
Whichever activity you choose, summer or winter, spring or fall, you’ll love it in Sandpoint. Just ask a local what’s going on or check the community links page to learn more.