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May 19, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - May 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
Northern Idaho Adventure in partnership with Visit North Idaho – May 19th– 23rd
****Please read the information below in entirety before registering. This event REQUIRES an EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION in order to attend as there are only 6 single occupancy spots available with the option to bring a friend as an add-on cost (3 available).****
Head to the incredibly scenic Northern Idaho for a whirlwind long weekend of adventure & stunning views – seriously, you’ll want to bring your camera for this!
Women Who Explore is excited to be teaming up with the North Idaho Tourism Alliance to bring you an unforgettable weekend exploring this beautiful part of the state! Enjoy hikes, waterfalls, history, great food, scenic boat rides and more!
Day 1: Welcome to North Idaho! (Bonners Ferry)
Arrive in Bonners Ferry, Idaho on the evening of May 19th (less than a two-hour drive from the Spokane airport!) and head over to the quaint Northside School Bed & Breakfast. Check in is at 4 p.m. and you will have time to get settled in to your room for the evening and meet the other ladies joining the adventure this long weekend. Don’t forget your swimsuit – we’ll have access to the B&Bs seasonal pool and hot tub.
Around 7 p.m. we will head out to grab dinner as a group in downtown Bonners Ferry. Finish the evening with some hot tub soaks or relax on the B&Bs beautiful outdoor patio under the stars.
Day 2: Wildlife & Waterfalls (Bonners Ferry to Sandpoint)
After a delicious breakfast served at the B&B, we will pack up and head over to the Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge, nestled near the slopes of the gorgeous Selkirk Mountains. We will have several options for walking trails, as well as opportunities to photograph and view wildlife throughout the refuge.
Once we’ve taken in the gorgeous sites, we’re headed off to hit the trails and explore a nearby waterfall with our sack lunches in hand. The trail is rated as moderate, with very little elevation gain, and provides two viewpoints of the stunning, lacy white falls, as well as several areas where we can relax amongst the beautiful cedars of the Northern Idaho forests.
After we’ve explored Snow Creek Falls Trail to our satisfaction, we’ll head south to Sandpoint, Idaho, where we will be staying at the LaQuinta Inn. Tonight, we will head to MickDuff’s Breweryfor a private brewery tour followed by dinner.
Day 3: Historic Tours & Cozy Lakeside Cabins (Sandpoint to Priest Lake)
Connie’s is the perfect little spot for a diner-style breakfast before we head to the Beardmore Building for a historic tour. We will also visit the local Priest River Museum where will be taking a trip back in time to learn about the history of this area. Next up we head to the Beardmore Bistro, Wine Bar and Tap House for a delicious hot lunch.
After learning about the area that we are exploring, we’ll head back into the heart of the Selkirk Mountains, to the scenic Priest Lake. We will check-in to the cozy Inn at Priest Lake for the evening. Once we are all settled in, Blue Diamond Marinawill be providing us with a pontoon boat to tour the beautiful lake and take in the seriously stunning views. Dinner will be provided at a local restaurant to cap off the evening.
Day 4: Mountain Lakes & Bicycle Rides (Priest Lake, Spirit Lake, Athol)
Wake up, breathe in the fresh mountain air and start your day with a stroll down to Tyee Coffee Company for a light breakfast. After a leisurely morning, we will head south towards Spirit Lake. Fresh Air E-bikes will be outfitting us with bikes as we ride out on a little adventure and explore the area. After we return from a nice ride, the wine bar next door will be open for refreshments and snacks – and your first beer, wine or mocktail is on the house!
Before heading to our next location,Fresh Air E-bikeswill hook you up with the opportunity to hit the water on a kayak, watch the local Wild & Wacky Cardboard Boat Regatta float or explore downtown Spirit lake.
Next, we head to the beautiful Cedar Mountain Farm Bed & Breakfastto settle in for the evening. The farm is located on a beautiful 440 acres, full of woodlands, meadows and creeks. We will enjoy our final dinner together here in the bunkhouse.
Day 5: Tree Top Adventures Then Time to Head Home (Athol, Bayview)
Cedar Mountain Farm Bed & Breakfast will be providing us with a delicious morning meal before we head out on one last adventure! We will head to the Tree to Tree Adventure Park to tackle their aerial obstacle and adventure course before parting ways. If you are up to learn more about the area, don’t miss the Museum at the Brig on your way back home!
- 4 nights accommodations (single occupancy) as noted; shared option available to book the bring a friend add-on (B&Bs, hotels, cabins)
- Exploring nearby trails and waterfalls
- Fresh Air E-bike rental and bike tour
- Kayak in Spirit Lake (optional)
- Happy Hour hosted with Fresh Air E-bikes
- Boat ride on Priest Lake (Approximately 4 hours)
- Tree to Tree Adventures (3 courses)
- MickDuffy’s Brewery Tour
- Beardmore Building Historic and Priest River Museum Tour
- Lunch at the Beardmore Bistro Wine Bar and Tap Room
- Breakfast out at Connie’s and Tyee Coffee
- Dinner the evening in Priest Lake and at Mugsy’s Bar and MickDuffy’s Brewery
- Capped at 10 women, including the trip leader
- Super Sweet WWE Swag Bag ($50+ value)
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Traveler’s Insurance
Meals: Please reach out to the trip host after booking if you have any food allergies/sensitivities. We will do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions but cannot make any guarantees.
Once booking is complete, you will receive a link to be added to a private Facebook group just for trip guests. In this group further trip details will be provided. Please let Lindsey know if you do not have or use Facebook (see contact information below).
COST: $1,200 per person (single occupancy) / $400 bring a friend add-on (double occupancy)
Cancellation Policy: Due to the nature of this trip, payment is non-refundable at the time of purchase. If you can no longer attend, you are able to transfer your ticket to another guest. You are responsible for finding someone to transfer your ticket to and arranging the exchange of funds. Please get in touch with the trip lead, Lindsey Egan, to discuss the transfer your ticket. The trip lead may be able to assist if there is a wait list.
****Please Note: Ambassadors are not wilderness first aid certified. This is NOT a guided trip. You are responsible for YOURSELF and YOURSELF only, meaning you are able to arrive and leave as you like. By participating, you release all liability from all participants and take responsibility for yourself on this experience. This is a casual get together for shared outdoor enthusiasts. Safety is a top priority; please plan accordingly.****
Questions? Please reach out to Lindsey Egan at firstname.lastname@example.org