Sandpoint, Idaho is a charming small resort town nestled on the shore of Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho’s largest lake. It is a friendly community where strangers still greet each other with a smile and natural beauty abounds. Situated approximately 75 miles northeast of Spokane, Washington and 60 miles south of the Canadian border, Sandpoint is surrounded by Montana’s Cabinet Mountains to the east and the Selkirk Mountains to the north. Touted as the “Most Beautiful Small Town in the US” by USA Today/Rand McNally, the town is perched on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille, crowned by the majestic Green Monarch mountains, and at the base of Schweitzer Mountain.
Sandpoint, Idaho is home to, and nearby, an amazing array of attractions. The town itself is a a quaint walking town with a thriving arts community and home to the historic Panida Theater, offering a full schedule of events for all seasons. From Lost in the 50’s every May to the incredible anual music festival, “The Festival at Sandpoint” , every August, to the Banff Film Festival and the Winter Carnaval, there is always something special on the calendar. For those seeking to commune with nature, kayaking the shores of Lake Pend Oreille, hiking, snowshoeing, or mountain biking up Trail 3 for a territorial view, or swooshing down the slopes at Scweitzer are just a sampling of the activities you can enjoy on your Sandpoint, Idaho vacation. The area is truly a haven for the arts and outdoor recreation.