Destination guide

Bayview beckons from the Idaho mountains

Sleepy little Bayview is nestled in the off-the-beaten-track wildernesses of the Idaho Panhandle. Surrounded by the spear-like Douglass-fir and pine woods of the Coeur d'Alene National Forest, and shrouded by the craggy peaks of the American Rockies, it's a truly handsome place to behold. Adventure beckons in the form of trailheads and scenic drives, along with all sorts of water sports, boating tours, and fishing on the fresh waters of Lake Pend Oreille. Book Bayview vacation rentals to enjoy all the outdoorsy delights of this charming backcountry spot.

Things to do

Bayview is brimming with lakes and mountains

Bayview's main attractions can be seen spreading out all around the town. There are the shimmering waters of Lake Pend Oreille, which host boaters and sailors in the summer, and come with hearty country lodges all along their 111 miles of bank. Then there's the duo of breathtaking national parks that crowd the region to boot. Start with the maple and fir woods of the Coeur d'Alene National Forest for glimpses of waterfalls and the uber-handsome Revett Lake. Then, move to the remote Kaniksu National Forest to join the trails of the famous Rocky Mountains.

Activities

Splashing on the banks around Bayview

If you've booked one of the coveted Bayview vacation rentals that pepper the banks of Lake Pend Oreille, then you can look forward to water enjoyments galore _ think whizzing over the light waves on a parasail, or chugging along on classic pleasure boats in the summer. Adventure excursions to explore the forests below Blacktail Mountain, or to camp in the remote grounds that dot the banks of the Coeur d'Alene National Forest are also popular, and offer a taste of the beautiful Idaho hinterland.

Weather

See Bayview at its best in summer

Bayview's long, harsh winters can bring hefty snow dumps and ice sheets to the banks and forests around Lake Pend Oreille, so unless you're just looking to cozy up in your waterside cabins with a crackling fire, it might be better to plan that vacation for the summertime. The months between May and August tend to be the most favorable for hikers, as the warmer temperatures open up all the trails of the nearby national forests, and that's when you'll get the best conditions for birding and wildlife spotting in the woods.

Natural features

Bayview is a gateway to the northern wilds

In the shadow of the Cabinet and Selkirk mountains, you're bound to be close to some of America's most untamed wildernesses, no matter where you've booked those Bayview vacation rentals. The ranges start as the Douglass-fir forests of the Coeur d'Alene reserve begin to sprawl out on the eastern edge of Lake Pend Oreille, and continue all the way past the Kaniksu National Forest and beyond. Together, these parks are considered some of the most feral in the country, so be ready to meet elk, bear, grizzlies, and wolverines as you hike.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Bayview

Fly into Spokane, WA (SFF-Felts Field), the closest airport, located 40.5 mi (65.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Spokane, WA (GEG-Spokane Intl.), which is 51.1 mi (82.2 km) away.

Where to stay around Bayview?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 146 vacation rentals near Bayview. From 55 Houses to 23 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bayview for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Bayview?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Bayview:

  • Schweitzer Mountain Resort: 183 vacation rentals
  • Garden District: 202 vacation rentals
  • Dover Bay: 38 vacation rentals
  • Hayden View Estates: 28 vacation rentals
  • Fort Grounds: 67 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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

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

  • Farragut State Park: 171 vacation rentals
  • Silverwood Theme Park: 477 vacation rentals
  • Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course: 537 vacation rentals
  • Coeur d'Alene Golf Course: 468 vacation rentals
  • Coeur d'Alene National Forest: 22 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bayview 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 Bayview?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 55 Houses in Bayview. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bayview include:

  • Cabins: 23 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 23 rentals available
  • Cottages: 23 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bayview?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 55 vacation rentals with pool available in Bayview. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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