Destination guide

What else is there to say except, you should be here

Set in North Idaho's Panhandle along Lake Pend Oreille, Sandpoint has a laid-back vibe where family and fun are important. The most important. No matter what time of year you visit, adventure awaits. There's world-class skiing and boarding, and that gorgeous lake in summer. Hit City Beach to soak up the rays, or take in a concert at the wildly popular Festival at Sandpoint. The area's largest theme park is right next door, and there's a deer just waiting to meet you. With so much to do, it's no wonder Sandpoint vacation rentals are popular.


4 seasons of Sandpoint: spring, boating, fall & skiing

Since there’s really nothing you can’t do in Sandpoint, where to start? After shopping in their cool boutiques and the farmer’s market, hit the water for an afternoon of boating, followed by wine tasting. Or get your adventure on by hiking or biking along mountain trails, going rafting, horseback riding or kayaking. Skiing and snowboarding are hugely popular at Schweitzer Mountain Resort, as is the Festival at Sandpoint summer concert series. Or you can go golfing, cross country skiing or fishing, and then huckleberry picking and stargazing. There's also a classic car show and an arts & crafts fair. Phew!


Perfect year-round lakeside fun. In the snow. Or in the sun.

Sandpoint vacation rentals are popular year-round, as there’s truly no bad time to visit! Summer temperatures max in the low 80s, and you can always cool off in the lake, while winter temps dip to 22°F, meaning it’s perfect weather to be hitting the slopes, and there’s always an apres-ski fire somewhere to warm up with. Unless you want to mingle with the summer and winter crowds, spring and fall offer cooler, but still pleasant temperatures, as well as fewer people. As an added bonus, you'll find lower prices on Sandpoint vacation rentals. It's a win-win!

Natural features

Idaho's largest lake, 3 mountain ranges & mega deer, oh my!

Sporting the largest lake in the state and views of 3 mountain ranges, Sandpoint is located along the popular 280-mile driving tour known as the Selkirk Loop, which dips into Canada and Washington. Check out the arboretum at the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society, or take an eagle watching cruise along Lake Pend Oreille. Just 17 miles away in nearby Hope, you'll find crazy amounts of white-tailed deer. Like, right there. Grazing herds. The only rule is: don't feed them, not by hand, not by throwing food. Just no.


How to get to and around Sandpoint

The nearest airport is in Spokane, WA (SFF-Felts Field), located 54.6 mi (87.8 km) from the city center.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Sandpoint Station.

Where to stay around Sandpoint?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 296 vacation rentals near Sandpoint. From 135 Houses to 53 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sandpoint for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Sandpoint?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Sandpoint. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Schweitzer Mountain Resort: 129 vacation rentals
  • Schweitzer Mountain Resort: 166 vacation rentals
  • Sandpoint City Beach Park: 261 vacation rentals
  • Lakeview Park: 261 vacation rentals
  • Liberty Pier: 262 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sandpoint listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Sandpoint?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 135 Houses in Sandpoint. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sandpoint include:

  • Cabins: 53 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 73 rentals available
  • Cottages: 53 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sandpoint?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 63 vacation rentals with pool available in Sandpoint. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.