Destination guide

Discover a mountain secret in Twin Lakes

Lost between the jagged peaks of the Idaho Rockies where the mountains glisten with snow by winter and come brushed with fresh alpine breezes after spring, Twin Lakes offers a wild taste of the great American outdoors. The area spreads out in the heart of the Sawtooth National Forest, splashed with pockets of pines and pretty waterside meadows. Boaters, hikers, fishing folk and families who are after a dash of mountain style rest and relaxation can seek out perfect Twin Lakes vacation rentals, whether that means a rustic cabin in the woods or a cozy lakeside lodge with a crackling wood fire.

Things to do

Sawtooth draws visitors to Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes is hidden in the midst of the wild and rugged Sawtooth National Forest. It's one of the most pristine, protected highland areas in the whole of the country, offering glimpses of hulking peaks such as Heyburn Mountain, plenty of gorgeous alpine lakes and endless hiking routes through flower-filled meadows. You can spend days exploring the valleys between El Capitan and Snowyside, with trailheads starting right on the doorstep of many Twin Lakes vacation rentals.

Activities

Boundless adventures in Twin Lakes

Folk flock to breathe the fresh air of Twin Lakes in the spring and summer, when simply pulling on your walking boots can open up mile upon mile of untrodden hiking trails winding through the heart of the Idaho Rockies. Other visitors prefer to spend time on the lake itself, trying out some heart-thumping waterskiing, a relaxing fishing jaunt or a waterside camping trip. Others will prep their golf gear for the manicured fairways of the country clubs, and others still will come in winter to snowshoe or see ice-caked, empty wildernesses.

Weather

Snows or sunny trails in Twin Lakes

There are plenty of winter activities in Twin Lakes – cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing. There is also a smattering of alpine resorts for the downhill aficionados located in nearby Galena. You'll need to come between November and March to enjoy the snowier side of things, and may want to consider booking one of the available Twin Lakes vacation rentals with a fireplace or hot tub. Most folks will head up in the summer, as when the days tend to be warm and dry between May and August, with wildflower meadows coming into bloom and the best hiking routes opening for the season.

Natural features

A ticket to the Idaho Rockies

An arena of peaks surrounds most Twin Lakes vacation rentals. Going from Snowyside in the west to El Capitan in the east, there are a range of craggy summits to scramble over, all peppered with ponderosa pine trees and wildflower meadows that burst into hues of gold and yellow in the spring. These are the gateway to the Sawtooth National Forest, a land of prowling wolves, elk and other iconic creatures. The lakes themselves are home to boating jetties and grassy banks – the perfect combo for a relaxing mountain getaway in the heart of Idaho.

Where to stay around Twin Lakes?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 42 vacation rentals near Twin Lakes. From 22 Houses to 11 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Twin Lakes for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Silverwood Theme Park: 484 vacation rentals
  • Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course: 545 vacation rentals
  • Coeur d'Alene Golf Course: 474 vacation rentals
  • Liberty Lake: 686 vacation rentals
  • North Idaho College: 605 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Twin Lakes 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 Twin Lakes?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 22 Houses in Twin Lakes. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Twin Lakes include:

  • Cabins: 11 rentals available
  • Cottages: 11 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 4 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 Twin Lakes?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3 vacation rentals with pool available in Twin Lakes. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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