Well, the Holidays are over. The caroling is over. The end-of-year merrymaking is over. And so – perhaps mercifully to some – the Holiday gorging and sweet treats and restaurants and huge dinners at relatives’ and friends’ homes is over, as well. But for many of us, the extra pounds remain! So now it’s time – as it is every January – to do something about it, and to get back to our normal, pre-Holiday weights. If you love skiing, you know that flying – or even going slowly – down a mountain in a winter-wonderland setting is a great way to take off those Holiday pounds. And, since we’re only about halfway through ski season, what better place to do it than at a great ski resort? Here are my Top 5 favorites for the second half of ski-season 2019!
SANDPOINT — Between the only Jack Nicklaus golf course in Idaho, scenic Lake Pend Oreille and Schweitzer in the backyard, and being a short drive from Sandpoint, there are plenty of good reasons to like The Idaho Club.
There’s no better place to stretch out the lazy days of summer than in a nostalgic little lake town, watching the sun set over the water from an Adirondack chair. I’ve rounded up the 10 best lake towns in North America, offering quaint main streets, boardwalk shops, wooden roller coasters, and, of course, ice cream parlors.
1) Sandpoint, Idaho
The number one reason we’re bee-lining to Lake Pend Oreille? Well, besides the spectacular views of Montana’s Cabinet Mountains and the Selkirk Mountain Range, the huckleberry lemonade is a major draw (vodka is a necessary addition if it’s after 5 p.m.). After you’re done meandering through the walkable downtown, dig into hearty grub at Spuds Waterfront Grill. Festivals abound here, and a few of our favorites include the Festival at Sandpoint, the Long Bridge Swim (where hundreds of swimmers compete annually), and the 25th annual Fall Fest. If you’re trying to figure out where to stay, the Western Pleasure Guest Ranch won’t disappoint.
For more information, visit visitsandpoint.com.
There’s something magical about mountain towns in winter. Main streets become lantern-lit trails, fresh mountain air and high-altitude views make you want to throw on your layers and get outdoors, and restaurants turn into cozy places to escape the cold.
The Idaho Club Announces the creation of the new Member’s Portal. This password protected area will allow members of The Idaho Club community to access, by-laws, CC&R’s, meeting notes, and the chance to catch up on the latest development news.
The Idaho Club, one of the most picturesque semi-private golf and lakefront communities in America, is back in business after undergoing several years of financial distress.
Nothing says breezy, summery perfection like hanging out lakeside soaking up the sun while finishing up one last chapter of your summer beach read (okay, two). Looking for a new lake area to visit this summer? We’ve rounded up the absolute coolest small lake towns in America—from off-the-beaten-path locales in Texas to the crooked Finger Lakes in New York, summer bliss awaits.
There is new ownership, plans for a new clubhouse and stable footing that has eluded the development for years, reflected in the greeting on its Website: “Welcome to the new Idaho Club.”