Destination guide

Lake Coeur d'Alene offers plenty of L'Amour

Whether it's for romance or relaxation, a vacation on Lake Coeur d'Alene has it all. Spanning 25 miles in length, this vast natural lake in Northern Idaho has has more than 100 miles of shoreline. It's a big draw for Idaho's watersports enthusiasts, who come to sail, kayak or swim in its deep clear waters. Begin your lakeside getaway by booking a Lake Coeur d'Alene vacation rental overlooking the waterfront. Take a hike around Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, meet an alpaca at the Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, or just relax on a romantic sunset cruise around the lake.

Things to do

Hikers, bikers and history lovers, Lake Coeur d'Alene embraces all

The northeastern banks of Lake Coeur d'Alene is where the pine forest meets the water. The Coeur d'Alene National Forest is a big attraction to the area. Awash with hiking and biking trails, it makes a great alternative to the many water-based activities and attractions the lake offers. If you'd rather work your cerebral muscle than your calves, head to the Museum of North Idaho, which is set back from the lake shores. Open Tuesday through to Saturday between April and October, it's a fascinating look into the history and modern life on the lake and around the Coeur d'Alene region.


What's oc-Coeuring in Lake Coeur d'Alene

Life in Coeur d'Alene generally revolves around the lake. Watersports enthusiasts flock to its shores to swim, kayak and sail, while leisure cruisers will enjoy one of the many boat excursions on offer. It's also a popular destination for the region's hikers and bikers, who come to conquer the nature trails in the Coeur d'Alene National Forest. But it's not just about fun on the water. Score a birdie on one of the region's 29 golf courses, or just head down to the sandy beach with a bottle of wine and watch the sun set.


Falling for fall foliage in Lake Coeur d'Alene

Lake Coeur d'Alene attracts a mixed bag when it comes to the weather. From June to early September, the days are warm and dry, with clear skies and temperatures reaching around 80-85 degrees. Come fall, the warm days start to get much cooler, although the colorful fall foliage is a big draw to the area. If you book a Lake Coeur d'Alene vacation rental in winter, bring plenty of layers and waterproofs, as rain tends to be a common occurrence around the lake and can last well into April.

Natural features

Follow the trail of the Lonesome Pine in Lake Coeur d'Alene

Lake Coeur d'Alene is perched on the southeastern flanks of Northern Idaho's Coeur d'Alene National Forest. But just a 40-minute drive south of the lake is Heyburn State Park, the oldest state park in the Pacific Northwest. It's home to the famous Trail of the Coeur d'Alene's, a 72-mile cycling route which winds through the wooded parklands. Ponderosa pines are intertwined with oak trees and wildflowers, and hikers and bikers will often spot a variety of wildlife, including white-tailed deer and black bear. It also has a popular fishing lake filled with bass and pike.

Where to stay around Lake Coeur d'Alene?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 564 vacation rentals near Lake Coeur d'Alene. From 73 Cabins to 352 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake Coeur d'Alene for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lake Coeur d'Alene?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Coeur d'Alene. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • CDA: 605 vacation rentals
  • Hayden: 520 vacation rentals
  • Hayden Lake: 502 vacation rentals
  • Post Falls: 541 vacation rentals
  • Silverwood Theme Park: 489 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Lake Coeur d'Alene! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Lake Coeur d'Alene?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Coeur d'Alene:

  • CDA: 605 rentals
  • Hayden: 520 rentals
  • Hayden Lake: 502 rentals
  • Post Falls: 541 rentals
  • Bayview: 145 rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Lake Coeur d'Alene?

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

  • Silverwood Theme Park: 489 rentals
  • Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course: 553 rentals
  • Coeur d'Alene Golf Course: 486 rentals
  • North Idaho College: 610 rentals
  • Coeur d'Alene Convention and Visitor Center: 610 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Coeur d'Alene listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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