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Rose Lake Resorts CDA

Cataldo, ID, USA
  • Lodge
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Mininum Stay2 nights

Lodge, 3 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Stay at Watson’s Rose Lake Resort in a modern vacation apartment on the upper level of a historic inn along the White Pine Scenic Byway, 25 miles east of Coeur d’Alene. Three bedrooms and bunk area can accommodate up to eight people. There is an open kitchen stocked with everything you need except for the food. Two bathrooms one tub/shower. There is plenty of parking for your RV or boat.

Rail to trail cyclists will find us conveniently located between Harrison and Kellogg, Idaho, just two miles from the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes and 40 minutes by car from the Route of the Hiawatha. The inn is located at the base of Fourth of July Pass, where backpackers, ATV riders, and Nordic skiers will find a network of trails to explore. But you don’t have to go anywhere to have a great time at this relaxed and informal getaway. Float a boat, water ski, swim, or wet a line in Rose Lake, just steps away from the resort. Fry up your catch on the barbecue grill on the deck and take in the beautiful views of the lake and surrounding forest.

In winter, the Inland Northwest becomes a snow playground. Downhill skiers and boarders can use Watson’s as central base from which to sample the area’s five ski mountains: Silver Mountain, Lookout Pass, Schweitzer, Mount Spokane and 49 Degrees North. Nordic skiers can experience miles of trails just up the hill on Fourth of July Pass.

Also available is a complete “Rustic Bar” that can accommodate up to 50 persons (must be 21) along with bartender in your own private setting. (May not be available on certain days depending on season). The bar and lounge closes at 9:45pm sharp when guests are staying overnight.

There are also two small rustic cabins. Please contact us for information on these separate units.

Coeur d’alene

Hiawatha trail

Fourth of July Pass



Historic inn

Rustic cabins

Vacation apartment


Rail to trail

Historical sites


Float a boat

Skiers and boarders

Nordic skiers

Wet a line

Keywords: beach and Ski chalet, lakeside inn, lodging, rails to trails, cyclists, boaters, skiers, boarders, backpackers, hunters, fishermen

Property Manager

Property Manager

Member Since 2010
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
About Property Manager

John Stenberg is a family man, semi-retired and a outdoorsman.

Property Manager purchased this Lodge in 2004

Why Property Manager chose Kootenai County

Beautiful country and close to all the city activities if needed or desired.

What makes this Lodge unique

Privacy, remoteness, absolute beauty of the outdoors yet all the comforts of home.


    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
        • Queen size Beds (1) All new mattresses and Cedar bed frames. One room has inroom Frigerator and microwave oven., Twin or Single Beds (1) In cabin, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In cabin, Bunk Beds (1)


        • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, Washer and dryer in this unit
        • See Photos

        Location Type

          • Lake View
            Overlooking Rose Lake and the surrounding mountain ranges.
          • Mountain View
            Mountains everywhere
          • Resort
            Near the CouerD'Alene Resort
          • Ski-In
            Some of the best skiing in the world just 20 minutes away.
          • Water View
            Rose Lake


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                          • Dining
                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 6 people


                              • DVD Player
                              • Satellite / Cable
                              • Stereo
                              • Television
                              • Video Library


                                  • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                  • wheelchair inaccessible


                                      • cinemas
                                      • health/beauty spa
                                      • marina
                                      • museums
                                      • recreation center
                                      • restaurants
                                      • theme parks
                                      • water parks

                                        Leisure Activities

                                          • paddle boating
                                          • antiquing
                                          • bird watching
                                          • boating
                                          • gambling casinos
                                          • horseback riding
                                          • horseshoes
                                          • miniature golf
                                          • beachcombing
                                          • photography
                                          • scenic drives
                                          • shelling
                                          • shopping
                                          • sight seeing
                                          • sledding
                                          • walking
                                          • wildlife viewing

                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                              • ATM/bank
                                              • fitness center
                                              • groceries
                                              • hospital
                                              • massage therapist
                                              • medical services

                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                  • pier fishing
                                                  • cross country skiing
                                                  • fishing
                                                  • fly fishing
                                                  • freshwater fishing
                                                  • golf
                                                  • hiking
                                                  • hunting
                                                  • hunting big game
                                                  • hunting small game
                                                  • ice skating
                                                  • jet skiing
                                                  • kayaking
                                                  • mountain biking
                                                  • mountain climbing
                                                  • mountaineering
                                                  • parasailing
                                                  • cycling
                                                  • rafting
                                                  • rock climbing
                                                  • sailing
                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                  • skiing
                                                  • snorkeling
                                                  • snorkeling/diving
                                                  • snowboarding
                                                  • snowmobiling
                                                  • sound/bay fishing
                                                  • spelunking
                                                  • surfing
                                                  • swimming
                                                  • water skiing
                                                  • water tubing
                                                  • whitewater rafting
                                                  • wind-surfing


                                                      • Upstairs Home has been completely remodeled. You may Reserve your own private rustic Bar (100 yrs) downstairs with all the amenities including High tech music, dance floor, pool-table, games, and a fully stocks liquor and beer cooler(bar-tender included) and much more just in case you plan a party. Currently Bar is only open on weekends and special occasions. Bar and lounge closes at 9:45 pm sharp when guest are staying overnight. See Watsonsroselakeresort link below..

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 2:30 PM

                                                        Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                        35 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Fantastic family vacation :)

                                                        Heather N.Calgary

                                                        Watson's Resort on Rose Lake is a charming, cozy lodge with character. We are a family of 7 and it housed us comfortably and perfectly. With 4 rooms (3 rooms with Queen beds and 1 with bunk beds), extra spacious full bath and one half bath, washer/dryer, fully stocked kitchen, BBQ outside, and very friendly and hospitable property manager and neighbours, gorgeous lake view, clear blue skies and lots of sun, this is truly a hidden gem...just as Rose Lake and the whole Coeur D'Alene area are!!! The lodge sits on top of a tavern where great music is played on weekends, though they shut down things early for us (even though we wanted to hear more music!!!). We also had our first earthquake experience 11:30pm local time on July 5th (epicentre was about 250 miles away in Lincoln, Montana), and the lodge stood strong during the light shaking...another story for us to tell alongside all the fun memories we have of our time on the lake, Independence Day fireworks up close and personal right by the lodge with super-friendly Joe and neighbours (thanks so much!!), Silverwood Amusement Park and Boulder Beach Waterpark, day trip to Spokane, our exploration of Coeur D'Alene, and the celebration of our youngest son's 4th birthday!!

                                                        We will always remember your lodge, John!! Much appreciation for how you maintain your property and we hope to visit again in the future when we're in the Coeur D'Alene area. Our family loved it and for those of you considering Watson's Resort on Rose Lake...you will too!!!

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Thank you Heather for your very thoughtful letter. We're so happy for your experience and it sounds you are blessed with a beautiful and loving family.

                                                        It sounds like you're a wonderful mother and care taker.

                                                        May you and your family be always watch over and protected,


                                                        Great place to relax

                                                        Sonia W.Spokane, Washington

                                                        We stayed here for our girls weekend. (7 ladies)

                                                        The beds were comfy, the house was clean. We over looked the info that said what kitchen items were available, and brought easy oven dinners to find no oven, but excited to find the crockpot! The lake is beautiful, we spent most of our time lounging by the water. We also enjoyed talking to the locals that came up to see if the bar was open, evening walks accompanied by the neighborhood cat. The little cabins look pretty cute and cozy as well. We were bummed about the fire ban, because that fire pit looked awesome. We would stay here again.

                                                        John was very helpful when my mom would go over and ask questions ~ my only suggestion would be a few more big bowls in the kitchen :)

                                                        We had a great time

                                                        Beautiful cabin with an amazing view. It is beautifully furnished and perfect for all family sizes.

                                                        Mariya M.

                                                        Anything my family forgot, it was provided in this cabin. It was very accommodating. I really enjoyed this stay, my family and I will be back next summer

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Thank-you for the nice words and we're very happy you had a nice time. Look forward to seeing you again.😊

                                                        Great location close to I-90

                                                        Donna S.Eatonville, WA 98328

                                                        There were so many beautiful lakes in the area! Between Coeur d' Alene and Wallace lots of things to see and do!

                                                        The lodge was clean and well appointed.

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Thank you and it was very nice having you stay at our lodge. God bless you always,


                                                        Quiet, Comfortable Lodging on Rose Lake

                                                        Christine Z.

                                                        Watsons Rose Lake Lodge is the place to stay for a quiet retreat. The lodge is located above an old tavern and has been fully remodeled with all the amenities. It is tucked away just up the hill from the boat landing. And is within a 30 mile drive to Coeur D' Alene. After playing all day....kayaks, paddle boards, swimming, it was a pleasure to come back to the Lodge and enjoy the camaraderie of a campfire. The Lodge has comfortable queen size beds, a set of bunks for the kids, an adequate, stocked kitchen and dining area for us to sleep and feed the adults and children in our group. The washer and dryer was nice to clean up swim suits and towels. And with 90 degree day time temperatures, was nice to have air conditioning. One thing to note, is the Lodge is off the grid with no access to Internet. However, the lodge care takers, Joe and Yvonne, were wonderful in providing all the information we needed about the area. Would definitely stay here again if in the area.

                                                        Great Stay!

                                                        vicky d.

                                                        Our stay was too short. The facilities were wonderful and the Resort was beautiful. Hope to stay longer next time. Thank you John. Vicky and the biking ladies.


                                                        Cataldo, ID, USA

                                                        Things To Do When Staying at Watson's rose lake resort 1)Silverwood Theme Park Thrill Rides, Boulder Beach Water Park, Magic Show. 40 miles / 48 minutes from Watson's. Take I-90 west to Exit #12 onto US-95 north toward Sandpoint: 27843 North Highway 95, Athol, ID 83801 | (208) 683-3400 | silverwoodthemepark.com 2)Triple Play Family Fun Park Indoor Water Park, Ropes Course, Bumper Cars, Bumper Boats, Laser Tag, Go Karts, Mini Golf, Bowling, Climbing Wall, Indoor Water Park. 28 miles / 34 minutes from Watson's. Take I-90 west to Exit #12 onto US-95. Travel 4 miles north to the corner of Highway 95 and Orchard Avenue, directly south of the Super 1 Foods and Hayden Center, in Hayden, ID: 175 W Orchard Ave, Hayden Lake, ID 83835 | (208) 762-PLAY (7529) | 3play.com/ 3)Route of the Hiawatha Bike or hike 15 miles downhill on a mountain trail with 10 tunnels and 7 sky-high trestles, including the 1.66 mile long Taft Tunnel. Rent gear and get tickets at Lookout Pass. 42 miles / 41 minutes from Watson's. Take I-90 east to Exit #0 on the Idaho/Montana border: Exit 0, Mullan, ID 83846 | (208) 744-1301 | ridethehiawatha.com/the-trail 4)Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes 72-mile paved cycling, hiking, and skating trail across the Idaho Panhandle. 2 miles | 10 minutes from Watson's to Bull Run Trailhead. Take SR-3 south 2 miles. Follow sign east over the bridge to the trailhead: (208) 682-3814 5) Silver Rapids Indoor Waterpark Surf, Boogie Board, Float, Raft, Slide, Obstacle Course, Bar-Side Hot Tub. 18 miles / 20 minutes from Watson's. Take I-90 east to Exit #49. Turn right onto Bunker Ave.: 610 Bunker Avenue Kellogg, ID 83837 | (866) 344-2675 | silvermt.com/Silver-Rapids-Indoor-Waterpark 6) Mountain Biking & Gondola Ride Ride up the mountain on North America's longest gondola and experience the best lift-served biking in the Northwest. At the top you will also find an interpretive nature trail, disc golf course, and Mountain House with kids' play structure and food! 18 miles / 20 minutes from Watson's. Take I-90 east to Exit #49 in Kellogg, ID. Turn right onto Bunker Ave.: 610 Bunker Avenue Kellogg, ID 83837 (866) 344-2675 | Silvermt.com/Summer/Mountain-Biking 7) Crystal Gold Mine Tour Go underground in a real gold mine and see gold and silver in the rock walls. Practice panning outside. 20 miles / 22 minutes from Watson's. Take I-90 east to Exit #51 (N. Division). Turn north to Cameron. Go east. The road becomes Silver Valley Rd.: 51931 Silver Valley Road, Kellogg, ID 83837 | (208) 783-4653 | goldmine-idaho.com 8) Emerald Creek Garnet Area Experience the thrill of digging for star garnets at this Forest Service area. 56 miles / 1 hour and 10 minutes. Take SR-3 south to Road 447. Turn onto Rd. 447 8 miles to the parking area. Permits, information, and the sluice area are a 1/2 mile hike up 281 Gulch: St. Joe Ranger Station (208) 245-2531. 9) AND SO MUCH MORE...IF ONLY YOU HAD MORE TIME. WELL THEN..YOU'LL JUST HAVE TO COME BACK NOW!!


                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                        Tax Rate

                                                        Depending on how many total guests and the amount of days the stay price will vary. Bunk room can accommodate 2 children or two adults. Our rates are dependent on the amount of bedrooms per night.. There are 3 queen size bedroom also available in the lodge as well as the bunk room. If you have any questions please drop us a line. Thank you for your interest.

                                                        35 Reviews
                                                        Wonderful 4.9/5
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