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SEPTEMBER 2021

MAGAZINE

inside!

Arts, entertainment and

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all that country

Your local guide on

where to stay, what

»

to do, seasonal

activities and more

Homes for sale

»

in Idaho?

pg.

10

Q&A WITH:

THOM SHEPHERD

Musician, Songwriter, and Sandpoint SongFest Creator

SANDPOINT’S

MONTHLY

LOCAL

GUIDE

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08 FINANCIAL FOCUS

The right emotions can be useful in investing

10 Q&A: WITH THOM SHEPHERD

The face behind this year’s inaugural SongFest

14 ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT AND

ALL THAT COUNTRY

Your fall entertainment calendar is here

18 SANDPOINT REAL ESTATE

20 Homes for Sale in Idaho?

24 Market Report

26 Sandpoint Real Estate Trends

34 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of great local events, arts

and entertainment

36 FUN FACT

A Community Hot Spot with History

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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 incredible destinations

along the shores of Lake Pend Oreille

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Q&A WITH:

THOM SHEPHERD

Musician, Songwriter, and Sandpoint SongFest Creator

SANDPOINT’S

MONTHLY

LOCAL

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ABOUT THE COVER

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Musician and songwriter Thom Shepherd is the man

behind this year’s inaugural Sandpoint SongFest.

Read more about Thom, his passion for music and

support of the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint

in this month’s Q&A on page 10. A special thanks

to Forrest Walker and Robb Bloem at StanCraft

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Cover photo by Rachel Adair.


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Q&A WITH

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“My favorite setting to hear

music is the singer-songwriter

type of show. The intimate

story behind the song, just

one singer, one guitar, the

audience hanging on every

word—it’s magic.”

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Thom Shepherd originally hails from St.

Louis, Missouri, but the former CMA of

Texas Songwriter of the Year, writer of

two number one country hits—“Riding

with Private Malone” and “Redneck Yacht

Club”—three Texas Music number ones, and

over 100 songs recorded by other artists now

makes Sandpoint his home with wife and fellow

musician and writer Coley McCabe. The duo has

spent years performing and touring the world,

making their home in Nashville and Texas, but

in 2019 they moved to Sandpoint to be closer to

Thom’s children, just shy of 30 years from the first

time Thom visited Sandpoint in 1992 with his

first wife.

This September, the musical duo is the face

behind Sandpoint SongFest to benefit the

Music Conservatory of Sandpoint. The threenight

event features nationally recognized hit

songwriters performing their original music, as

well as songwriters and artists from the Inland

Northwest. It’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity to

hear the stories behind the hits, and to benefit an

incredible organization that helps drive a passion

for music in our community and our youth.

Q. How did you first get involved with the Music

Conservatory, and what led you to Sandpoint?

A. In 2019, after living in Nashville and then Texas

and touring the world, my second wife Coley and

I decided to make Sandpoint our home so that we

could see the kids a lot more. It has been so great;

we really love the community.

I was planning a songwriter’s seminar and stopped

off at the conservatory to ask if I could post a

flier about it there. I met with Karin Wedemeyer,

the director of MCS, and she told me they were

planning on expanding their curriculum to

add a contemporary music element and that a

songwriting class would fit into that perfectly. I

gave the first songwriting class there for six weeks

in the spring of 2020.

Q. What influenced your passion for music and

sharing it with others?

A. I know how music makes me feel and wanted to

be able to share that feeling with other people. When

I moved to Nashville, I wanted to be a performer

because it was so much fun, but everyone told me

you need to write songs too. Being able to touch

people emotionally with something you created

is the most incredible feeling. My favorite setting

to hear music is the singer-songwriter type of

show. The intimate story behind the song, just one

singer, one guitar, the audience hanging on every

word—it’s magic. I love being the performer in that

setting, but I also love witnessing it. Coley always

says, “We’re fans first,” which is true, and that’s why

we pursued music as a career.

My first big hit, “Riding with Private Malone,” was

a number one song. I always hoped I’d write a song

one day that people would say, “Oh yeah, I know

that one!” but with “Private Malone” I got so much

more. That song has touched so many people in

the military and their families. It makes people

cry. I met one man who said he joined the military

because of my song—that is powerful stuff.

Q. What do you love about Sandpoint and its

community?

A. Sandpoint has such a vibrant, creative

community that you just don’t see everywhere.

Plus the beauty of North Idaho is breathtaking. I

am hooked on skiing and getting out on the lake,

and we love being able to ride our bikes everywhere

in the summertime. But the best part of living here

is when my son calls and says, “Let’s go to Pie

Hut” or “Let’s go fishing” or “Let’s go get an ice

cream at Panhandle Cone & Coffee” or “Are we

skiing today?”

Q. What inspired you to start SongFest, and what

are you most excited about?

A. I have always thought Sandpoint would be the

perfect place for a songwriters festival. I really

felt like the community would “get it.” And I can’t

wait to see the reaction. We have done two sneak

preview shows for the SongFest so far, and both

have been very well received.

Q. Why is sharing stories and uniting people

through music such an important thing, and

what do you hope to bring to the community

through SongFest this year?

A. We love doing something that affects people

on an emotional level. There is no better feeling

than connecting with people through shared

experiences and making them laugh or cry. And

having that experience benefit others who are

following in our footsteps is the icing on the cake.

Q. How would you encourage aspiring musicians

to get involved and pursue their passion?

A. The main thing I always tell aspiring musicians

is to do it because you love it. Because it makes you

feel good. Don’t chase it for money. At the same

time, be smart with your time and choices. It’s a

marathon, not a sprint—doing music is a lifestyle.

You can purchase tickets to this year’s SongFest

and find out more about being a sponsor at

SandpointSongFest.com.

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YOUR FALL ENTERTAINMENT

CALENDAR IS HERE

BY ABIGAIL THORPE

It’s been one incredible summer full of sun, water, adventure

and more, but it’s time to exchange the heat for some crisp fall

weather and the fall activities we look forward to every year.

Once September hits and the digits start to drop, it’s time to

start thinking about going back to school, apple picking, and the

arts and entertainment scene that keeps this season alive and fresh.

Live music, festivals, workshops and more don’t stop after boating

season on the lake is over. With the start of September, Sandpoint

kicks into action with a slate of activities and shows that reflect

the creative, artistic spirit of our town. From fall festivals to live

music events, music and art workshops and even studio tours, this

town knows how to embrace autumn with spirit. And come the

fall equinox on September 22 this year, we’re just getting started

with the activities calendar. Here’s just a sampling of what to look

forward to this fall in Sandpoint.

Schweitzer Fall Fest 2021 kicks off the fall season this year with

four days of beer tasting, live music and fun from September 3

through 6. The village will be host to over 80 beers, ciders, seltzers

and some wines, with live music all weekend long. This year’s

souvenir glasses (always a hit) are already on sale, and for the kids

there will be a fun soda station.

Fall Fest also marks the last weekend of summer operations before

Schweitzer closes until snow season, so it’s your final opportunity

to hop on the lift and head on up to the Sky House for some epic

views of the valley below in all of its seasonal beauty. The Spot Bus

will be running to and from Schweitzer throughout the weekend

for those who don’t want to drive. Visit Schweitzer.com/event/fallfest-2021

for a full concert lineup, chairlift and bus times, and to

pre-purchase your glassware and beer/wine packages.

The Artists’ Studio Tour of North Idaho connects the community

and visitors with the working studios of painters, sculptors,

photographers, jewelers, potters, glass artists and more in our

area. Set for September 3 through 6 this year, you can set your own

schedule and enjoy the scenery as you drive from place to place

to discover the talented artists who live and work in North Idaho.

Enjoy a glimpse into working studios, and stop off for a bite or

drink along the way in one of the local restaurants or cafés. For a

route map and to explore the various local artists who are on this

year’s tour, visit ArtTourDrive.org. Set over Labor Day weekend,

it’s the perfect time to take in North Idaho’s breathtaking scenery

while gaining some firsthand experience of our local art scene.

The Pend Oreille Arts Council brings top-name national and

international artists every year to its performing arts series, and

the 2021-2022 lineup is now live! From world music to classical,

comedy and drama, each season is full of unique performances at

the historic Panida Theater and Heartwood Center. This fall, get

ready for two special performances at the Panida from Okaidja

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Afroso and Barrio Manouche. The performing arts series

continues through winter, spring and summer with exciting

new events every season, so make sure to stay up to date and

purchase tickets at ArtinSandpoint.org, and get out to enjoy

a rare opportunity to hear exceptional artists perform in our

beautiful and intimate downtown venues.

Sandpoint SongFest will make its first appearance this

year on September 16 through 18, bringing a weekend of

songs and stories to the community. In partnership with

the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint, hit songwriters

Thom Shepherd and Coley McCabe Shepherd are bringing

a unique songwriters festival to the community. Experience

nationally acclaimed songwriters performing their hits and

sharing the story behind the music, as well as local favorite

musicians and songwriters from our own town.

“We have some great Nashville writers coming to perform,”

shares Thom. “Wil Nance, Leslie Satcher and Steve Azar are

all hit songwriters with incredible songs and stories. We

are also featuring some excellent local talent including Ben

Olson, Sam Leyde, Hannah King and Ben Vogel.” Various

venues throughout town will be hosting events over the

three-day event, so take time to stop in and experience a

whole new scene behind the music with some Nashville

legends. Proceeds go to benefit the Music Conservatory of

Sandpoint, helping to keep music education affordable and

accessible for all ages and abilities. For tickets and event

information, visit SandpointSongFest.com.

The Kaniksu Folk School launched this year to help

enrich lives and foster an ethic of stewardship through its

offered series of traditional crafts and music workshops.

“Initially piloted in the spring of 2021, the program provides

nature-based educational experiences for adults while

also supporting area craftspeople and artisans through

paid instruction,” explains Marcy Timblin, director of

communications for Kaniksu Land Trust. Modeled after

renowned folk schools like the North House Folk School in

Grand Marais, Minnesota, and the John C. Campbell Folk

School in Brasstown, North Carolina, the school offers a

variety of classes and workshops each season.

“Kaniksu Folk School is the only folk school of this kind

in our area. Like the aforementioned folk schools, KFS

draws upon the highest quality talent as its instructors,”

says Timblin. Classes typically last six to seven hours, and

are sometimes held as two- or three-part series. Past topics

have included basket weaving, leather tooling, birch bark

knife sheath crafting, edible and medicinal plant processing

and other nature-based arts. Keep an eye out for the fall

2021 schedule released this September at Kaniksu.org/

Kaniksufolkschool.

The Follies is back this fall! Get excited for a return to the

beloved adult variety show that has delighted Sandpoint

audiences with its racy, risqué and sometimes ridiculous

performances for years. Tickets go on sale Labor Day, so

grab yours before they sell out! The theme for this year’s

Follies, to be held October 1 and 2, is Studio 54: 70s Baby.

The annual fundraising event put on by Angels Over

WITH THE START OF SEPTEMBER,

SANDPOINT KICKS INTO ACTION

WITH A SLATE OF ACTIVITIES AND

SHOWS THAT REFLECT THE CREATIVE,

ARTISTIC SPIRIT OF OUR TOWN.

GET READY TO HEAD OUT ON THE TOWN FOR SOME

INCREDIBLE ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT THAT WILL KEEP YOU

GOING ALL SEASON LONG.

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Sandpoint helps to raise money for the organization’s many charitable

deeds throughout the community. Not only is it a whopping fun time,

it’s an opportunity to dress up, let your wild side out and support

an incredible local cause. The show is not family friendly, so plan to

leave the little ones at home. Visit AngelsOverSandpoint.org/events

for more information.

Sandpoint Farmers Market Harvest Fest celebrates the last of the

season’s bounty with the final market of the season on October 12

from 9am to 1pm. Held at Farmin Park downtown, the event will

feature exciting activities and live music in addition to all of the

amazing vendors we’ve enjoyed all summer long. Harvest-centric

kids activities will be available for kids to enjoy, while autumninspired

decorations and displays help celebrate this colorful and

festive season of the year. Wander the displays, vendors and food

booths while you enjoy live music by the Monarch Mountain

Band, and celebrate fall the best way we know how: with family,

friends and wonderful local artisans and goods. To learn more,

visit SandpointFarmersMarket.com.

No matter where your fall adventures take you, there is something for

everyone to enjoy and explore this fall in Sandpoint. With new and

returning events alike, it’s a season for celebration. So, as you soak up

the last days of summer, get ready to head out on the town for some

incredible arts and entertainment that will keep you going all season

long until the snow starts to fall.

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IDAHO IS ONE OF THE FASTEST-

GROWING STATES IN THE U.S.

AND HAS SEEN A HUGE NUMBER

OF NEW RESIDENTS MIGRATING

FROM OTHER STATES AROUND

THE COUNTRY.


HOMES FOR

SALE IN

IDAHO?

It’s a Seller’s Market

By Joshua Nishimoto

That’s what most people think of the current state of Idaho Realty,

especially in Sandpoint. When are housing prices going down?

When will the market flip? How does anyone afford to live here

anymore?

Well, the truth is that although the housing market in Sandpoint is not as

hot as Boise’s housing market, Sandpoint’s housing market is still on fire.

With a flood of transplants and new homeowners, the current demand is

at an all-time high. Idaho is one of the fastest-growing states in the U.S.

and has seen a huge number of new residents migrating from other states

around the country.

So, who exactly is moving to Idaho? Of the nearly 80,000 people who moved

to Idaho in 2018, the largest portion of them, 21,018, moved here from

California. Another significant chunk of 14,955 came from Washington

state. According to state-to-state migration data from the U.S. Census

Bureau, nearly 80,000 people moved to Idaho in 2018 alone.

The state of Idaho experienced the largest percentage of population growth

from 2018 to 2019 compared to other states, with a 2.1 percent increase in

population. The next highest states for population growth, Nevada, Arizona

and Utah each saw a 1.7 percent increase.

According to Realtor.com (as of July 2021) the median Sandpoint house

listing is set to $585,000, with a median listing home price of $364 per

square foot, making an “affordable” home in Sandpoint hard to come by.

Will the housing market ever come down? To speculate on that possibility,

we look to new and incoming residents to eventually fall short of living in

the area long-term. Whether it be harsh weather conditions or the allure

of accessibility that is offered by larger towns and cities that offer many

amenities that small town living typically does not, one may speculate that

housing pricings will eventually fall and will most likely become more

“affordable” at some point within the next three to five years.

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Will the housing market ever come down? One may speculate that housing pricings will eventually

fall and will most likely become more “affordable” at some point within the next three to five years.

One thing we can be sure of is that resort living, including condos

on Schweitzer or homes on Lake Pend Oreille, will always be in high

demand, just as those looking for a winter cabin on the mountain or

a nice condo or lake property will always indeed pay for it. Several

subdivisions will see new homes in the spring of 2022. We will see

many new homes designed for the remote worker—a trend that will

continue to rise.

If you’re looking to sell your home, what are you waiting for? With

bidding wars accumulating to well above asking prices, there’s no

better time to sell than now. Just be sure to set the asking price at an

appropriate level so the house can sell quickly.

California or Arizona see the housing market as an opportunity to start

anew. While the housing market may seem to be a strong investment,

only time will tell if the housing market prices drop. If nothing else,

we know that the Boise housing market continues to boom, and the

Sandpoint housing market is climbing slowly after it.

For all your realty, be sure to rely on the advice of your local real estate

agents, insurers, appraisers and lenders. Your real estate agent has

the insights to water systems, community rules and regulations, road

maintenance, topography and mail delivery details that professionals

outside of your area may not understand. Your real estate decisions may

be the most expensive decision of your life.

The bottom line is that the current state of the housing market may

seem ludicrous to some, while those moving from other areas like

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MARKET REPORT

Today’s Sandpoint housing market is truly a seller’s market, with the average home

selling for 1 percent above listing price and go pending in around eight days. Desirable

homes can sell for about 5 percent above list prices and go pending in around five

days. As of June 2021, Sandpoint home prices were up 81.3 percent compared to last

year, selling for a median price of $634,000. On average, homes in Sandpoint sell after

10 days on the market compared to seven days last year. There were 38 homes sold in

June of this year, up from 31 last year.

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FALL INTO

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Over Labor Day weekend, Schweitzer Fall Fest 2021 will kick off

the fall season with four days of beer tasting, live music and

all-ages fun beginning Friday, September 3, and concluding

Monday, September 6. Schweitzer Village will be host to more

than 80 beers, ciders and seltzers, along with a variety of

wines, and food trucks, paired with fantastic live music filling the air all

weekend long.

The weekend music lineup features: Folk Crimes, Slo Motion Walter, The

Groove Black, Colby Acuff, Zach Cooper Band, BareGrass, Miah Kohal

Band, Fat Lady, Jason Perry Band, and The Powers.

For the kids there will be the always popular soda station, where children

of all ages can mix their own flavors to create fun and wild concoctions.

There will also be arts and crafts vendors onsite.

Be sure to get one of this year’s souvenir glasses, which are already

on sale online and are sure to sell out fast! Schweitzer’s Fall Fest 2021

glassware lineup includes the rainbow soda pint (16 ounces), stainless

insulated (20 ounces), sampler (7 ounces), stemless (16 ounces), beer

can (16 ounces), mason jar (16 ounces), and the Schweitzer Fall Fest

commemorative stein (20 ounces). All glassware purchases include

three drink fill tickets, with additional drink tickets available for

purchase at the event.

During the four-day event, the Chairlift will be operating 11am to 5pm

Friday through Monday; the Beer Tent will be open from 4 to 8pm Friday,

noon to 7pm Saturday and Sunday, and 11am to 4pm Monday; and

live outdoor concerts will be happening 4 to 8pm Friday, noon to 7pm

Saturday and Sunday, and 11am to 4pm Monday.

Fall Fest marks the last weekend of summer operations at Schweitzer,

so don’t miss out on the fun! Pack a blanket, the kids and a comfortable

pair of shoes for dancing, and head to Schweitzer’s Fall Fest; the perfect

way to celebrate the end of summer and welcome fall.

Visit Schweitzer.com/event/fall-fest-2021 for a full concert lineup,

chairlift and bus times, and to view and pre-purchase your glassware

and beer/wine packages.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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Discover art while touring beautiful North Idaho. Mark your calendars for this year’s Artists’ Studio

Tour. Held over Labor Day weekend (Friday, September 3, through Monday, September 6), the

community is invited to visit the working studios of painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers,

potters, glass artists and more. For 2021, there will be 16 studios with 19 artists participating.

From widely known artists to emerging talent, explore the wide variety of artists right here in

North Idaho during this four-day celebration of the arts. Studio tours will be available 10am to

4pm each day. For additional details, visit ArtTourDrive.org.

14TH ANNUAL CHAFE 150 GRAN FONDO

SEPTEMBER 11

The Chafe 150 returns Saturday, September 11. Presented by the Sandpoint Rotary, the 150-mile

route is a grand loop around the Cabinet Mountains, through gorgeous lake and river valleys,

encompassing one upriver leg, two downriver legs and one huge lake! In addition, Chafe offers

magnificent 100-, 80-, 40- and 25-mile routes for riders of any level! Once your ride is complete,

celebrate with your fellow bikers and the community at the post-race party. Registration includes

your post-race meal as well as two drink tickets. This year, Chafe 150 proceeds will benefit the

Lake Pend Oreille School District’s Literacy Initiative and after-school reading programs. For

more information, to volunteer or register, visit Chafe150.org.

SANDPOINT SONGFEST

SEPTEMBER 16-18

Sandpoint SongFest is a unique event featuring nationally recognized hit songwriters performing

their original music, as well as songwriters and artists from the Inland Northwest. Listen for three

nights (September 16 through 18) to acclaimed writers and musicians as they share stories behind

their number one songs. Intimate venues are a highlight of this musical weekend, with a chance

for you to listen closely to the lyrics that have made musical memories. Musician/songwriter

Thom Shepherd is the man behind the event. Find out more online at SandpointSongFest.com.

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

continuing pandemic, 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.

SUBMIT YOUR EVENT ONLINE!

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SEPTEMBER

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A Community Hot

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Chances are, if you live in Sandpoint

or have visited at least once, you’ve

made your way over to what is

now termed the Granary Arts District,

sandwiched between Church and Oak

streets just west of the downtown core. On

any given weekend morning (and weekdays

for that matter), you’ll find locals and

visitors lined up to get their favorite coffee

from Evans Brothers, while Matchwood

Brewing, Murphy’s and Charles Mortensen’s

Syringa Cyclery are other popular hot spots

scattered around the district.

But this area has more to its story than

coffee and beer. The now popular social

district was once the old Co-Op Gas &

Supply Company, constructed in 1934. The

old grain elevator that once ground grain for

many local farmers still stands tall presiding

over the area.

In 1999, Steve Holt and John Edwards

purchased the property, transforming the

area into a now bustling art, business and

social district with an identity all its own.

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THINGS TO DO

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

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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.

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Explore Local Galleries

Walk the downtown and stop in at several local galleries to

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Drive The Pend Oreille Scenic Byway

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Stop in Cedar Street Bridge

Explore various shops and restaurants in the downtown

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Do a Tasting at the Local Winery

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TRINITY AT CITY BEACH SWEET LOU’S JALAPENOS

LOCAL EATS

BREAKFAST

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DINNER

LOUNGE

WATERFRONT

KIDS’ MENU

PARTIES

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219 Lounge Sandpoint

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Baxter’s on Cedar

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Dish at Dover Bay

Dover Bay

208.265.6467

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$$

Chimney Rock Grill

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208.255.3071

American

$$

Eichardt’s

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208.263.4005

Pub

$-$$

Fat Bass Bar & Grill Priest River 208.265.8854

Forty One South

Sagle

208.265.2000

Steakhouse /

American

Fine Dining

$$

$$

Hoot Owl Cafe

Ponderay

208.265.9348

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$-$$

Ivano’s Ristorante Sandpoint 208.263.0211 Italian

$$

Jalapenos Mexican Restuarant

Sandpoint

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Andy’s

Frameshop

We have been open for business

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DIVISON

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lake pend oreille

high school

2

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bike path

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Spruce

Larch

Hickory

MAIN

hickory street park

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

park

Ruth

Florence

Forest

PINE

pine st. park

Oak

park

Alder

Superior

6th

Euclid

Farmin park

cedar street bridge

panida theater

4th

3rd

Church

NIC &

Events Center

2nd

1st

Bridge

Dearborn

marina

city beach

marina

sandpoint high

school

Madison

Monroe

Ontario

Olive

Ella

Erie

Michigan

Marion

Florence

Lavina

Boyer

St. Claire

Lakeview Blvd

Antoine

Huron

memorial field

Pacific

Idaho

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on Lake Pend Oreille


Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Pnr

Snpn

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Indian

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Deadman

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Ced C

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Cape Horn

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