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June 2021

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The State of the

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Q&A WITH:

MIKE & CLINT GUNTER

SANDPOINT’S

MONTHLY

LOCAL

GUIDE

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08 FINANCIAL FOCUS

Financial tips for the self-employed

11 Q&A: MIKE AND CLINT GUNTER

A multi-generational tradition

14 SUMMER FUN

What you need to know for a season out

on the lake

18 SANDPOINT REAL ESTATE

20-22 The State of the Housing Market

24-26 Market Report

29-30 Featured Listings

34 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of great local events, arts

and entertainment

36 FUN FACT

Tales from the Deep

38 LOCAL GUIDE

38 Places to Stay

38 Real Estate

40 Venues

40 Health & Beauty

40 Services

42 Things To Do

42 Top 10 Things To Do

44 Local Eats

46 CITY MAP

Get to know the places within

Sandpoint’s city limits

47 LAKE PEND OREILLE MAP

Explore all of the awesome places along

the shores of Lake Pend Oreille

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Q&A WITH:

MIKE & CLINT GUNTER

SANDPOINT’S

MONTHLY

LOCAL

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ABOUT THE COVER

Longtime resident and businessman Mike Gunter is

the man behind Sandpoint Furniture, Selkirk Glass

& Cabinets and Carpet One. With a deep-rooted

loyalty to the community and the people they serve,

today, the next generation of this multi-generational

company is taking the helm and continuing the

family legacy. Find out more in this month’s Q&A on

page 11.

Cover Photo By Kiersten Patterson Photography.

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Q&A WITH

MIKE AND

CLINT GUNTER

A MULTI-GENERATIONAL TRADITION

BY ABIGAIL THORPE

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Mike Gunter, Dale Jeffres and Dwight Sheffler purchased

Sandpoint Furniture in 1984; almost four decades

later, the second generation is now at the helm of the

storied family business that now comprises Sandpoint

Furniture, Selkirk Glass & Cabinets and Carpet One. For most of us

here in Sandpoint, we’ve done business with all three men and their

children, and today the multi-family, multi-generational company

remains committed to the same trustworthiness, service and sense of

community it started with.

Gunter was born and raised on a farm in Sagle—one his grandfather

started and he and his brother still keep going to this day. He credits

his wife of almost 50 years, Karen, with where he’s come—she worked

at the store for 25 years while raising a family and making a home.

Today, their son Clint is the manager of Sandpoint Furniture, and

their daughter Kari Granier is the principal for Sandpoint Middle

School; her husband Ross manages Selkirk Glass & Cabinets.

Nowadays, you’ll often find Mike with his five grandchildren or out

working with his horses, who from mountain riding to moving cattle,

have always been a big part of his life.

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Q. What makes our town such a special, unique

place to live?

Mike: I think our town and surrounding areas are

blessed with a lot more than just natural beauty.

It goes a lot deeper than that; we’re blessed with a

lot of people who have either been raised here or

moved here who want to make a difference in a lot

of different ways. This is a very active community

as far as people who want to help and volunteer for

anything from youth sports to 4-H, to the Festival

or Bonner Fair. People get sick or hurt, and the

community wants to step in and help. I think that’s

a thing a lot of people outside of this community

are looking for, and we have it here.

Q. Tell me about the history of Sandpoint

Furniture. What sets the company apart as a

beloved local Sandpoint business?

Mike: Sandpoint Furniture was established in

1945 by John Hagadone. My business partners,

Dale Jeffres and Dwight Sheffler, who were also

my childhood friends and classmates, purchased

Sandpoint Furniture [with me] in 1984. I had

worked for Sandpoint Furniture for the prior

owners since 1976, giving me the opportunity to

learn the furniture portion of the business from

the ground up. Our vision for the business was

to be a valuable and trusted asset for our greater

community providing furniture and flooring that

fit the needs and wants of our local community. We

have always tried to build our reputation on trust

and good old-fashioned hometown service.

Q. As a multi-generational company, what has

been most meaningful and rewarding about

passing along the business?

Mike: It was an exciting time as we began to bring

our second generation on board, providing new

energy, insight, and bringing our business into the

digital age. It has been very gratifying watching

the second generation grow and become valuable,

not only to the business but as cogs in the greater

community, as they have become involved in

leadership roles with many different organizations

right here in our hometown.

The multi-generational aspect of our “homegrown”

business provides a deep-rooted loyalty to our

community and the people who live here. I believe

that “family” is what has always rooted me in this

community, even beyond the natural beauty. It

has been so gratifying to watch the business grow

and thrive over the years as we took care of our

customers and now watching the second generation

at the helm of the business and growing it even in

these unusual and difficult times.

Q. What has been a piece of advice or experience

that you’ve carried with you, and that has

impacted your life for the better?

Mike: Most people in business talk about the

value of perseverance and doing everything in a

trustworthy or honest way. Trust has always been

really important for me in the business, because

you can buy a product anywhere, but building a

relationship of trust with a business is really special.

I think one of the great experiences is to work

on finding—and we’ve found—just great people

who work for our business who share these same

principles. They genuinely like people, they’ve

worked hard at providing great service. No business

is perfect, but it’s what I think what’s set us apart.

Q. What vision do you have for the future of

Sandpoint Furniture, Carpet One, and Selkirk

Glass & Cabinets?

Clint: I don’t think the foundation of our family

businesses changes that much. For my partners and

I, the opportunity to make a life in our hometown

and raise our kids in the greater Sandpoint area is

an amazing gift. I would hope that our deep-rooted

love of this community and a passion for providing

cutting-edge goods and services for our area homes

will sustain us for many years to come.

I will say that our incredible staff (both past and

present) is largely why we have been in business for

75 years. But I am so proud of our staff for this past

year … being pushed to the limits both physically

and mentally with all of the new folks moving to

this area, meanwhile juggling disruption in school

schedules and family needs presented enormous

challenges to balance life at work and at home. We

are very grateful to work with such a passionate

team that refuses to stumble!

While we continue to see growth all around us, our

goal is to stay true to our identity as a longstanding

family business that is thankful for our customers

and continues supporting the community that has

been so good to us for generations past, present

and future.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR

A SEASON OUT ON THE LAKE

BY ABIGAIL THORPE

J

une has arrived, and for many of us in Sandpoint it’s finally

that time we’ve been waiting for since we hauled the boat

out last September: boating season. The sun is out, it’s finally

warm, and the lake has risen once again. A jump in the water

might still take your breath away this early in the season, but it’s

finally lake time, and that’s what summer in Sandpoint is all about.

From Beyond Hope to Forty-One South, there are plenty of places

to boat out to for an afternoon of fun and relaxation. After all, we’re

fortunate enough to live on Idaho’s largest lake—you could spend

a long weekend just boating around its perimeter. On everything

from kayaks and paddleboards to powerboats and sailboats, locals

know how to take advantage of time on the lake, exploring every

inlet, cove and island.

But you don’t have to own a boat to take part in the fun. Regardless

of if you’re visiting or you’ve lived here for some time, there are

multiple opportunities to rent for the day or longer. Whether

you’re paddling your way around Lake Pend Oreille or on a motorpowered

adventure, it’s well worth making a point to explore some

new places by boat, or try a new form of water transportation. We’ve

only got a few months of lake time, so why not make the most of it?

Just getting started?

If you’re new to boating or this is your first season out on the lake,

you’re in the right place—there are plenty of resources and people

to get you started.

Kayaking, paddle boarding and canoeing are the perfect way

to dip your toes in the water and explore Lake Pend Oreille and

surrounding rivers and mountain lakes, plus the learning curve is

fairly easy—and it’s relatively inexpensive. Borrow a friend’s or rent

to get a feel for what you like best, and when you’re ready to own

your own, do a bit of research or head to one of our local experts to

find the right fit for you. There are even great inflatable kayak and

paddleboard options now that make transportation and storage

simple and easy.

Sailing is a big pastime on Lake Pend Oreille, and it’s also a fun way

to explore the lake, learn a new skill and get outside. But unlike

kayaking and paddle boarding, it takes a bit more experience and

practice to master the intricacies of sailing. Luckily, there are many

local sailing crews that welcome newcomers.

The Sandpoint Sailing Association out of Windbag Marina is

a great way to get connected with local sailors, find education

opportunities, and maybe even get out on a boat for some practice.

In addition, you can book a local skippered cruise or lessons to get

a little experience before you head out with a crew for a race or sail

across the lake.

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On any given summer day in Sandpoint, you’ll see multiple

powerboats cruising across the crystal surface of the lake. It’s

one of our favorite summer pastimes—and absolutely worth

the winter wait for those precious three to four months of

boating season. But owning a boat can be expensive—and

requires a lot of time and commitment.

Last year saw a huge jump in new boat owners, and this year

looks to continue the trend. If you’re looking to get in on

the fun, take your time to do some research and find the

right boat for you. Also, some boat safety education can go a

long way. It’s free through BoatUS Foundation, and Bonner

County Sheriff ’s Office conducts a Boat Idaho Course about

three times each spring/summer season that is free and open

to the public.

Set out on an adventure.

Lake Pend Oreille and surrounding lakes and rivers offer a

host of boating adventures from short excursions to multiday

cruises and paddles. If you’re looking for a relaxing

evening or weekend jaunt, head over to the Floating

Restaurant or Beyond Hope for some lakeside dining, or if

you’re ready to soak up the sun and join some other boaters

on the water, the Pack River Flats sandbar east of Hope near

Sunnyside is a popular destination.

If you’re looking for some more adventurous excursions,

there are plenty of put-in areas and gorgeous routes for

kayaking throughout the lake. Talache Landing, Garfield

Bay and Hope all provide ideal spots for exploring various

regions of the lake and shore, or you can put in at Johnson

Creek near Clark Fork, and paddle through the Clark Fork

Delta and around the shore of Lake Pend Oreille to the

Green Monarchs; just make sure to hug the shore to avoid

the sometimes strong winds.

If you’re looking for a more extreme adventure, the multiday,

111-mile paddle around the lake will offer unparalleled

viewpoints and access to hard-to-reach areas, but it’s an

intense camping and kayaking experience that you’ll need

experience, provisions, gear and a friend or two for.

Multiple overnight destinations dot the perimeter of Lake

Pend Oreille, and you can access many of them from sailboat

and motorboat. From Springy Point Campground where the

Pend Oreille River flows out of the lake, you can head to Sam

Owen Campground on the shores of Hope, where you can

set out from to explore the several small nearby islands, or

head across the lake to the majestic Green Monarchs, where

the mountains drop off into the lake and several buoys make

it easy to tie your boat off and jump in for a swim or picnic

on the shore.

As you head south along the lake, Garfield Bay and Green

Bay campgrounds offer beautiful views and a quiet bay to

enjoy boating, fishing and swimming. Just south of Talache,

Maidens Rock and Evans Landing provide primitive

camping beaches that are first come, first served, and only

accessible by foot or boat.

ON ANY GIVEN SUMMER DAY IN SANDPOINT,

YOU’LL SEE MULTIPLE POWERBOATS CRUISING

ACROSS THE CRYSTAL SURFACE OF THE LAKE.

IT’S ONE OF OUR FAVORITE SUMMER PASTIMES—

AND ABSOLUTELY WORTH THE WINTER WAIT

FOR THOSE PRECIOUS THREE TO FOUR MONTHS

OF BOATING SEASON.

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR SOME MORE

ADVENTUROUS EXCURSIONS, THERE ARE PLENTY

OF PUT-IN AREAS AND GORGEOUS ROUTES FOR

KAYAKING THROUGHOUT THE LAKE.

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While you’re at the southern end of the lake, take the opportunity

to explore the deepest part of the lake, which still supports U.S.

Navy submarine testing near Bayview, and the historic Farragut

State Park, an old WWII naval training station.

Where to rent ...

You don’t have to own a boat to get out on the lake. There are

multiple boat rentals around the lake for visitors and residents

alike that offer everything from kayaks and paddleboards to

sailboats and pontoons.

Action Water Sports in downtown Sandpoint offers wake and ski

boat rentals, pontoons, jet ski, kayak and paddleboard rentals, as

well as lessons and lake tours. Sandpoint Boat and RV Rentals

also offers a variety of rental options by the day or month,

and Sandpoint Watersports in Dover Bay, Bottle Bay Resort

and Marina and Hope Marine Services all have rental options

available if you’re staying in a specific location on the lake.

For those who would rather sit back and enjoy the views, there

are several charters and tours available on Lake Pend Oreille.

Hop aboard the classic Shawnodese ferryboat for daily and

specialty cruises from Lake Pend Oreille Cruises, or Cloud Nine

Sail Charters out of Hope offers skippered sailing charters for an

incredible experience on the lake.

No matter your preferred method of travel, take the opportunity

this summer to head out on the lake and explore it from a new

viewpoint. From day-long cruises to watersports or overnight

adventures on secluded beaches, there is so much our beautiful

Lake Pend Oreille has to offer from the vantage point of a boat

deck, kayak or paddleboard.

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Record-high demand meets record low inventory.

The housing crisis marks a period of uncertainty,

with several factors influencing the outcome. As

the real estate market surrounding Sandpoint

continues to see disconcertingly record-breaking

numbers, it’s time to take a closer look at the

causes, the details, and the reality of the situation.


the state of the

HOUSING

MARKET

Factors impacting today’s crisis

By Taylor Shillam

Record-high demand meets record low inventory. The housing crisis marks a

period of uncertainty, with several factors influencing the outcome. As the real

estate market surrounding Sandpoint continues to see disconcertingly recordbreaking

numbers, it’s time to take a closer look at the causes, the details, and

the reality of the situation.

With Coeur d’Alene reaching the top housing market in the nation, those looking to

buy a home are having a more difficult time than ever, and renters are starting to feel

the impact just as much.

Locals who were looking to buy and couldn’t find options to fit their needs or budgets

have been turning to rentals but have been faced with the same difficulties. Renters are

being displaced, rental fees are increasing, and locals are looking forward to resolutions

that allow them to comfortably stay in the area.

Simply put, the most significant housing-related issue faced by the area right now is a

total lack of inventory.

“There are many factors that have led to this inventory crisis including people moving

in from out of state, a massive slowdown in new builds due to lumber prices increasing

323 percent, historic low interest rates, and millennials entering the real estate market,”

shared Jackson Russo, co-owner of Sandpoint Vacation Rentals.

Resolutions are hoped for but uncertain in the near future. The only thing that will

surely help Sandpoint’s real estate climate regain its balance is time.

While interest rates are rising, lumber prices could be poised to come down. More

houses are being built every day to keep up with the steadily high demand.

In terms of available rentals, the answer remains to be seen.

“The infrastructure required to make a significant dent in the inventory crisis takes

a lot of time,” Russo said. “Some people will cite eviction moratoriums coming to an

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To secure the right opportunity in Sandpoint’s current housing market, it will

take a lot of patience, but those opportunities are still out there to be found.

end as a possible solution, but studies show the moratorium had little to

no effect on actual eviction rates. This likely won’t free up any significant

amount of space in the rental pool.”

Reports by nonprofit research organization the Conversation found that

eviction rates across the state of Idaho were down in 2020 but could spike

back up following the closure of economic support for renting families.

The temporary eviction moratorium ordered by the CDC began on

September 4, 2020, and is set to expire on June 30, 2021. The ban covered

renting tenants, including those at risk of becoming homeless, and was

designed to keep renting families both at home and stably housed through

the pandemic.

In many ways, the government’s pandemic response, including the

eviction moratorium, allowed renters to breathe easier last year. With

those programs now set to decrease or disappear, many Idahoans who

rent their homes may start facing a different set of challenges.

The reality is that the areas surrounding Sandpoint are facing a housing

market crisis. In a time of crisis, the biggest asset renters and buyers will

have is patience.

While the housing inventory numbers can appear overwhelming and

answers are unclear, the current state of affairs won’t last forever. Measures

are being taken to manage the crisis as much as possible. Houses are being

built, including plans for multi-family housing near the area that will be

intended to target affordable rental rates.

Locals looking to change their living situation shouldn’t give up hope.

Instead, they can draw on available resources—like trusted local Realtors,

independent research, and staying on top of current information—to find

security and support through an uncertain time.

To secure the right opportunity in Sandpoint’s current housing market,

it will take a lot of patience, but those opportunities are still out there to

be found.

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MARKET REPORT

It comes as no surprise that the current market remains strong, with sellers receiving

top dollar for their homes. But for many of those Sandpoint residents looking to buy

locally, whether their first home or investment property, they are finding it difficult to

not only find homes for sale within their budget, but once they do, they are quickly

outbid on these homes, leaving them unable to compete. For renters, many are seeing

their rents quickly increase along with the housing demand, and for those who cannot

incur the cost, they are left with very few, if any, other rental options in the area. There

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Sandpoint Real Estate

TRENDS

MEDIAN PRICE PER SQ FT

$450

$400

$350

$300

$250

Dec 2020

Jan 2021

Feb 2021

Mar 2021

Apr 2021

May 2021

INVENTORY

54

48

42

36

30

Dec 2020

Jan 2021

Feb 2021

Mar 2021

Apr 2021

May 2021

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2.1K

2K

1.9K

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Dec 2020

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Mar 2021

Apr 2021

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What is the current real estate market climate in North Idaho?

Our market continues to favor Sellers. Good news for Buyers – Summer is approaching, and more properties are

entering the market, especially waterfront. Mortgage lenders are still offering extremely low rates.

Three tips for navigating this market:

1. Engage the help of a local agent and full-time professionals who are experts in the market you are entering.

Municipal regulations, surroundings, topography, utilities, and lending requirements may pose challenges and affect

access, use and value.

2. Sellers, you currently have the advantage of high demand and relatively low supply. Devise a strategy for timing

your sale, price your home or land accordingly and know your next step.

3. Buyers, be ready. Cash offers tend to take priority in this market. Approach your search with proof of your

purchasing ability and keep an open mind to a property’s long-term potential.

Is now a good time to buy or sell?

I always say when the time is right for you, the time is right.

One thing is certain - our market is constantly changing. What is important to me remains the same.

God, Family and Relationships.

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she found one for my kids as well! All this in an excepaonally challenging

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ENTERTAINMENT

JUNE 2021

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BIRDS & BURRITOS

JUNE 5

Wake up with the birds! On June 5, the community is invited to attend the Birds and Burritos event. Enjoy a

homemade breakfast as you listen to a talk on birds in our area, followed by a walk and bird spotting in and around

Pine Street Woods. Join local birding expert and Kaniksu Land Trust Board Member Rich Del Carlo, along with a

delicious breakfast burrito breakfast prepared by passionate birder Celeste Grace, as they introduce the community

to the birds of Pine Street Woods. The event will be held at 11915 West Pine Street from 6 to 10am. Ticket price is $40;

funds raised go to support Kootenai Land Trust. Register now at Kaniksu.org/events/pswbirds.

44TH ANNUAL ARTWALK OPENING & RECEPTION

JUNE 18

The Pend Oreille Arts Council presents the 44th annual ArtWalk, inviting the community to come out for an evening

of art. The summer ArtWalk series kicks off on Friday, June 18, with opening receptions from 5:30 to 8pm at local

galleries and retail locations throughout downtown Sandpoint, giving artist members and other local artists a chance

to exhibit their work. All ages are encouraged to explore this free citywide event! Maps of the walking tour will be

available throughout downtown and online at ArtinSandpoint.org. ArtWalk is a monthly event and will continue

through September 3.

RACE THE WOLF

JUNE 27

It’s one thing to go for a trail run, but tackling great distances across one of the Northwest’s most iconic mountains requires

a whole new level of commitment. Race the Wolf will take place Sunday, June 27, at Schweitzer Mountain, and offers three

challenging courses runners can attempt to tackle: 8k, 26k, and the 53k ultra marathon. Registration is now open for all

three races. No matter the distance you choose, you’ll feel a great sense of accomplishment crossing the finish line. Visit

RacetheWolf.com to register and for additional information.

*Please note, as of press time, these events were still scheduled to take place as planned. Due to the

current health crisis, there is the possibility that event schedules may change or events canceled

completely. Be sure to visit event websites to stay up to date with current information.

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JUNE

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Tales from the Deep

Mystery has it our waters hold

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own Loch Ness monster, the Pend Oreille

Paddler, is rumored to troll its murky

depths. Not surprising, when you consider

it’s the largest lake in Idaho, and the fifth

deepest lake in the country—even deeper

than Loch Ness.

Rumored sightings of this periscopenecked,

long-tailed creature are primarily

from the ‘40s on—soon after the Navy

started testing submarines in the deepest

part of the lake, and where sightings of the

water monster are most common: between

the Green Monarchs and Bayview. But tales

of mysterious encounters with a creature

from the deep date back to the early 1900s.

In 1977, the creature from the deep was

dubbed the Pend Oreille Paddler, and there

are varied stories and rumors from locals

about encounters and sightings, including

a rumored report from the government

itself of an encounter with a 30-foot alive

and moving object while a submersible was

mapping the depths of the lake at the Green

Monarchs.

A team called the Cryptozoology Club from

North Idaho College even undertook an

investigation into reports of the Paddler,

interviewing locals and compiling sightings

and reports of large underwater objects,

sonar testing encounters with “large blips,”

large unexplained wakes, and dark objects

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THINGS TO DO

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Art Walk Art / Music Event Summer 208.263.6139 ArtinSandpoint.org/artwalk

Festival at Sandpoint Art / Music Event Summer 208.265.4554 FestivalatSandpoint.com

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Schweitzer Fall Fest

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Eureka-Institute.org/sandpointsummerfest.html

Fall 208.263.9555 Schweitzer.com

The Idaho Club

Sandpoint Elks Golf Course

Geo Hali Sandpoint Helicopter Charters

Golf Courses

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TOP 10 THINGS TO DO

Sandpoint is home to four great breweries. Bike to each, or

take a walking tour: Matchood Brewing Co., Utara BrewingCo.,

MickDuff’s Brewing Co., Laughing Dog Brewing

Catch a Show at the Panida Theater

Stop in the historic theater for an independent feature or short

film. Panida.org

Enjoy fun in the sun at the sandy, grassy downtown public

beach on the lake. SandpointIdaho.gov

Visit Schweitzer Mountain

Explore the village dining and shopping and enjoy the

adventures in summer and winter. Schweitzer.com

Shop the Sandpoint Shopping District

Explore the many unique shops in charming downtown.

DowntownSandpoint.com

Explore Local Galleries

Walk the downtown and stop in at several local galleries to

enjoy local and regional art.

Drive The Pend Oreille Scenic Byway

Relax with a Spa Day

Visit the Wildflower Spa at Seasons Resort or Highlands North

Day Spa for a day of rejuvenation.TheWildflowerDaySpa.com |

HighlandsNorthDaySpa.com

Stop in Cedar Street Bridge

Explore various shops and restaurants in the downtown

bridge spanning Sand Creek. CedarStreetBridge.com

Do a Tasting at the Local Winery

Enjoy local sips from Pend d’Oreille Winery. POWine.com

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DID YOU KNOW WRENCO ARMS IS A CLASS 3 DEALER?

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Baldy

DIVISON

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Chestnut

lake pend oreille

high school

2

sand creek

bike path

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Spruce

Larch

Hickory

MAIN

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Larch

Fir

dover bike path

visitor center

sand creek

pend oreille

bay trail

Poplar

Madison

Haley

Monroe

library

sandpoint middle

school

playing fields

Richland

Washington

CEDAR

Elliot

Jefferson

Garden

Lake

Ella

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Ruth

Florence

Forest

PINE

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cedar street bridge

panida theater

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3rd

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1st

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marina

city beach

marina

sandpoint high

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Monroe

Ontario

Olive

Ella

Erie

Michigan

Marion

Florence

Lavina

Boyer

St. Claire

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Antoine

Huron

memorial field

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Northshore Dr.

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Lakeview park

SANDPOINT

on Lake Pend Oreille


Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Pnr

Snpn

D

Pend Oreille River

2

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City Beach

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Point

Camp Bay

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Point

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Memaloose

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Bay

Windy

Point

Indian

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Deadman

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River

Granite

Point

Whisker Rock Bay

Lake

Ced C

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Cape Horn

Scenic Bay

Pend

Buttonhook

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Idlewilde

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Echo Bay

L

Oreille

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