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A little about Sandpoint

We are special, a four season town with a full experience regardless of what you are looking for. Just don't take our word for it: 2012- Best Ski Town- Rand McNally's Best of the Road 2011- Most Beautiful Small Town in America- Rand McNally's Best of the Road with USA Today Travel 2010- Rail-fans Dream- Top place to see a train- USA Today Travel 2009- Best Adventure Towns- National Geographic Adventure 2008- Top 10 Dream Towns- Sunset Magazine 2007- 15 Unforgettable Trips- Unforgettable Sandpoint- USA Today 2007- Schweitzer Mountain Top 25 Ski Resort- #3 for Tree Skiing

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The history of Sandpoint

The Salish Tribes, specifically the Kalispel and the Kootenai built encampments on the shore of Lake Pend Oreille every summer, fished, made baskets of cedar, and collected huckleberries before returning to either Montana or Washington in the fall. The encampments ended before 1930. The region was extensively explored by David Thompson of the North West Company starting in 1807. Disputed joint British/American occupation of the Columbia District led to the Oregon boundary dispute. This controversy ended in 1846 with the signing of the Oregon Treaty, whereby Britain ceded all rights to land south of the 49th parallel. In the 1880s, the Northern Pacific Railroad brought European and Chinese settlement to the area. In August 1888, twenty-nine-year-old author and civil servant Theodore Roosevelt visited Sandpoint on a caribou-hunting trip in the Selkirk Mountains. Roosevelt documented what a rough-and-tumble environment "Sand Point" was at that time (and for many decades following

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Athletic Lodging Museums / Attractions Restaurants Services Shopping


Greasy Fingers Bikes n Repair


A local and employee owned shop


Diamond T Guest Ranch


Enjoy the mountains from our modern cabins


Fifth Avenue Restaurant


Down home cooking and friendly service


Huckleberry Tent and Breakfast


A better way to see the country


Lodge at Sandpoint


Luxurious yet affordable


Log Spirit Bed & Breakfast


Wildlife and views, perfect for every season


Sweet Magnolia Bed & Breakfast


Southern hospitality brought North


Talus Rock Retreat


Eclectically chic and elegant romantic getaway


Lake Pend Oreille Cruises

Museums / Attractions

The best way to relax and see it all


Laughing Dog Brewing

Museums / Attractions

Savor locally brewed craft beers


Pend d'Oreille Winery

Museums / Attractions

Locally produced award winning wines


Silverwood Theme Park & Boulder Beach Water Park

Museums / Attractions

Family fun




We specialize in tasting plates, sandwiches and pizza


MickDuff's Brewing Company


Handcrafted beers and great pub food, gluten free available


Trinity at City Beach


Eat, drink and be merry


Sandpoint Seaplane Services


Take a tour or schedule a trip


Finian McDonald Clothing Company


Clothing, accessories and footwear for locals and tourists alike


Great Stuff


Celebrates the unusual and the eclectic


Northwest Handmade Furniture


Local craftsmen creating handmade furniture and accessories


The Blue Lizard


Native American Gallery and Store


The Sand Stallion


Western apparel for men, women and kids


Zany Zebra


No mundane here


Zero Point


Exquisite collection of Jewelry, Clothing, Gifts, Art and More