Adventure for all skill levels in Sandpoint, Idaho.

By Travel & Leisure
February 21, 2012
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Northern Idaho is a forested beauty, strung with pretty villages. In low-key, lakefront Sandpoint, high adventurers choose among mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding. Less strenuous activities include picking huckleberries and taking ski-lift rides. Decompress with local brews after a hard day of fun.

Schweitzer Mountain Resort

A premier mountain-biking spot.

Western Pleasure Ranch

The hotel leads two-hour trail rides (and half-hour sleigh rides in winter).

Common Knowledge Bookstore & Tea House

While away the hours and munch on vegan baked goods and vegetarian rice bowls.

Eichardt's Pub

This local institution serves a good selection of microbrews and universally loved garlic fries.

Inn at Sand Creek

Choose from plush jewel-tone suites or cottages with full kitchens.