Planning your trip to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

 
LA Times | Travel
 

THE BEST WAY TO COEUR d'ALENE From LAX, Southwest and Alaska offer direct service (stop, no change of plane). Delta and Alaska offer connecting service (change of plane) to Spokane, Wash. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $228. Coeur d'Alene is 30 miles by car. WHERE TO STAY Co...


By Christopher Reynolds // 07.24.09
 

THE BEST WAY TO COEUR d'ALENE

From LAX, Southwest and Alaska offer direct service (stop, no change of plane). Delta and Alaska offer connecting service (change of plane) to Spokane, Wash. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $228.

Coeur d'Alene is 30 miles by car.

WHERE TO STAY

Coeur d'Alene Golf & Spa Resort, 2nd Street and Front Avenue; (800) 688-5253, www.cdaresort.com. It's the 18-story tower on the shoreline, with 337 rooms, marina, golf course, several restaurants. Rates from $179.

The McFarland Inn, 601 E. Foster Ave.; (800) 335-1232, www.mcfarlandinn.com. A five-room 1905 B&B walking distance from the lake and downtown. Genteel feel with a generous breakfast area and backyard. Guests can borrow bikes. No children under 12. Rates from $135 in summer, about 15% less off-season.

Resort City Inn, 621 E. Sherman Ave, 208-676-1225; www.resortcity. An 18-unit, two-story motel on the main drag with friendly service, no elevator. A short walk to the lake. Rates $79-$119 in summer, $59 to $79 off-season.

WHERE TO EAT

Angelo's Ristorante, 816 N. 4th St.; (208) 765-2850, www.angelos.com. A romantic setting, many organic ingredients, big wine list. Best meal in town. Dinner entrees $12 to $35.

Scratch, 501 E. Sherman Ave.; (208) 930-4762, www.scratchspokane.com. Contemporary American cuisine in a casual, modern dining room. Dinner entrees $18 to $36.

TO LEARN MORE

Coeur d'Alene Visitor Bureau: www.coeurdalene.org.

Coeur d'Alene Downtown Assn.: www.cdadowntown.com.

Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area's Route of Hiawatha rail-to-trail site:www.ridethehiawatha.com.