Brookside Acres offers the ultimate in country accommodations and 140 private acres of easy to challenging trail heads that wind into the solitude of nature in all seasons. Trails will take you onto additional thousands of acres of private timber and state land. Plan on encountering wildlife but not people or noisy machines. Slip on your snowshoes or hiking boots at the back door and take off for an hour or half the day. Backcountry cross country at your level of expertise, or warm yourself by the outdoor fire pit with simmering hot chocolate. The firepit is perfect for hotdogs and smores in summer. Bring you own horse and explore the back woods. However you choose to spend your day, you're sure to feel rejuvenated and rested in the 'Roost' at Brookside.
Your extra large private hot tub will rejuvenate you and the swimming pool is open all summer.
You may also enjoy skiing at any three ski resorts within 90 minutes of Brookside: 49 Degrees North, Mt. Spokane, and Schweitzer Ski Resort. Silver Mountain is a bit further. Stoneridge Golf and Recreation Resort is a ten-minute drive and offers year around pool and hot tub. You'll find many other golf courses for summer use in our area.
We offer fine furnishings including comfortable king-sized beds, two full bathrooms and complete kitchen and laundry. The living room is equipped with a 36in HD TV, with TVO Direct TV and DVD machine. Enveloped by farm and timberland, you'll likely be wakened each morning by our friendly rooster, Beethoven, and lulled to sleep by the sounds of the nearby creek, horses nickering and coyotes crying in the distance.
Brookside Acres is located at the far west end of Blanchard Valley and, since 1939, has been a diary farm, a cattle ranch, has been logged numerous times as has the surrounding area. Larry and Bonnie Reichert are taking a more conservative approach and continue to raise hay for sale and their own livestock. Guests are welcome to bring their own horses and ride surrounding trails.
In the foothills of the Selkirks, Mt. Spokane at 5400’ is the highest nearby mountain. Brookside Acres sits at 2700’ and is accessed from the west over a small pass which elevation equals that of Snoqualmie Pass in the Washington Cascades. You’ll normally find the pass enshrouded with snow through April. From the east, Brookside lies six miles from the town of Blanchard, Idaho.
We are certain that you’ll enjoy and prize these surroundings as we do.
An incredible vacation experience! Larry and Bonnie are most excellent and gracious hosts. The Roost is spacious, comfortable, and well equipped. Hiking in the foothills was delightful. Their ranch is very picturesque especially with their beautiful horses grazing around a meandering creek. Very much want to return to this special, pastoral place.
Wow. My family had such a relaxing and fun 2 nights here! It is highly recommended by the entire family! Very spacious, open and such a joy! We loved seeing the horses, the barn and the beautiful scenery! Brookside Acres is a wonderful place for any family to go! Rain or shine we LOVED our stay here! We already want to go back!!
We are a family of five including two teenage boys. We all loved our two nights here. Bonnie and Larry rewrite the meaning of genuine hospitality. Very relaxing environment. Accommodations are 1st class with so many nice appointments.
Oh we had such a wonderful stay over the holidays at Brookside Acres! Bonnie and Larry really are the most gracious hosts. We loved the Roost guest house. It was tastefully decorated and clean and quiet and private. We enjoyed our hikes in the forest right up the hill out our front door. Our 12 year old son and 1 year old puppy had fun playing in the snow and with the owners dogs and horses. Our nightly use of the private hot tub was just amazing in the cold weather and amidst the backdrop of the forest and quietness of the night! Driving in to Blanchard, Spirit Lake, Sandpoint, Priest Lake and all around was easily done with the well maintained/plowed roads in the snow. From the moment we arrived, Bonnie and Larry made us feel welcome and included by sharing their holidays with us and their family and friends. We loved every moment of our country getaway!
We stayed at the Roost for a week and had a relaxing time. The layout was comfortable and sufficient for seven people (two couples and three children) with two bathrooms and a full kitchen, but the reason we plan to return is the working ranch atmosphere, its friendly owners (Larry and Bonny) and the miles of hiking trails. We intended to use the house as a nightly landing spot between adventures at Silverwood and Couer d'Alene, but ended up spending over half of our week exploring and enjoying the ranch. Our kids got to know each of the horses by name (and were eventually permitted to ride them under Bonny's watchful eye). The kids loved the pool, the adults loved the hot tub. We brought two dogs that bonded with their ranch dogs and lived for daily hikes into the wilderness. It was remote but still close enough to things that mattered (12 min to a grocery store, 30 min to Silverwood, 45 min to Couer d'Alene).
We had an amazing week at the Ranch! Our two boys loved the pool! The property was well maintained, and the addition of the pool table was enjoyed by our entire family. We are already planning our next stay! Thank you for the warmth and hospitality!
Other Activities: snowboarding, mini golf, wildlife viewing
Deposit in advance of $100 paid by check and mailed to owner