The location of the Castle House is also perfect for holidays!! Do you have family scattered far and wide at Christmas? Having trouble getting everyone together? How about an early celebration? Start with a Thanksgiving dinner at the house, then celebrate the beginning of Christmas season starting the next day! The Coeur dAlene Resort hosts festivities the day after Thanksgiving, such as the Festival of Trees! Enjoy a banquet hall full of magnificently decorated trees amongst other things!
Or, how about the 4th of July? Not only is this prime season for enjoying the lakes of the area, but our decks are perfectly situated to enjoy the Hayden Lake Country Club firework show that takes place on the lake! Have a BBQ, and watch the fireworks without leaving the comfort of home!
The Castle House is perfectly situated to provide a sense of being secluded and close to nature, yet close enough to necessities and attractions. Deer frequent our yard, and there is a national forest within a 5 minute walk from the house with a hiking trail. A quick drive down the hill, and you'll find groceries, a drug store, a nail salon and deli, just to name a few. Daneen's is 10 minutes away, and has one of the area's best wine selections in addition to great sandwiches and more!
In about 15 minutes, you'll be at Hayden Lake Marina, one of our absolute FAVORITE summer time destinations! You can rent a boat (mention the Castle House and receive a 10-15% discount) and spend the day on Hayden Lake- a pristine and peaceful setting with very little boat traffic. After boating, pull in, be greeted at the dock by one of the Marina's very friendly and helpful employees, and have a drink and/or dinner at
the Boathouse Restaurant, which is right there at the marina! If you just want to take a dip, try Honeysuckle Beach on Hayden Lake.
If you have kids, they'll LOVE Raptor Reef Indoor Water Park, or the whole family would enjoy bowling at Triple Play- both just down the hill from the house.
Coeur d'Alene is about 15 minutes away, and offers so much in terms of biking, hiking, swimming, coffee houses, specialty shops, art galleries unique boutiques, antiquing and restaurants all on Sherman Avenue. Coeur d'Alene Adventures can get you set up with all your recreational needs: bikes, kayaks, etc!
For dining, we like Tony's on the Lake, Cedars Floating Restaurant, Beverly's at the CdA Resort, Capones and Bonsai. Looking for something really casual? If in season, try a huckleberry shake at Paul Bunyans!! Or, for a very unique dining experience, you can try the Clark House.
If you want to venture a little further out (but not too far!), you can try Farragut State Park- it's absolutely beautiful!! OR- Silver wood Theme Park is AWESOME! There are rides galore, including an enormous wooden roller coaster and a massive outdoor water park with attractions for all ages from toddler to adult!!
The incredibly quaint and scenic city of Sand point is just an hour away too. The drive in itself is a treat- so scenic. In the city, you'll find unique shopping, restaurants, and you won't want to miss City Beach.
In the winter, you have three places to ski to choose from all about an hour from the house. Or, stay close to home and enjoy a day of nearby sledding, come home and kick your feet up by the fire!
Winter time is also prime for bald eagle watching on Lake Coeur d'Alene. Check into cruises at the CdA Resort. You may also see some over Hayden Lake from the windows at home!