Built with Massive white pine logs the Pend Orielle Lodge sits on seven acres overlooking the Pend Orielle River, and Selkirk mountains. The Pend Oreille River starts as the Clark Fork River in Montana, flows into Lake Pend Orielle in Idaho, and then into Washington, where it meanders past Pend Orielle lodge toward the Canadan border. My favorite place in the world to enjoy the sunrise is in the Pend Oreille Lodge great room overlooking the river, sitting on the fireplace hearth with bare feet on the Buffalo rug sipping a good cup of coffee.
Eagles and Osprey can often be seen fishing in front of the lodge early in the morning. You may want to join them and canoe out or cast from shore for Rainbow trout, German Browns, Smallmouth Bass, or Northern Pike before the sun warms the morning air. For those who enjoy water skiing or tubing the mornings and evenings provide the smoothest water in the entire region.
Summer afternoons are warm and comfortable, sometimes down right hot and a swim in the river is just the ticket. Many of our guests pack a picnic lunch and boat to Newport or to one of the white sand beaches on the many islands along the river. Late afternoons its often a toss up whether to just relax on the deck with a cold beverage, and enjoy the view or to drive out into the middle of the river, turn the boat off and have a cold one while you take a slow afternoon drift downstream swimming, fishing and just enjoying the sunshine and warm water.
In the evening the game room offers billiards as well as video games and a good selection of VHS movies. We do have a large outdoor fire pit as well that is used mostly in the spring and fall... Please check fire restrictions in the summer before lighting a big bonfire!
The Camas wellness center located just 10 minutes up the road has something for everyone with 5 swimming pools water slides, hot tub, saunas, steam rooms, indoor basketball courts, a 30 foot rock climbing wall, daily zumba and yoga classes, state of the art exercise equipment, doctor and dentist offices, and even a great Deli Restaurant open to the public.
When we spend time at the lodge we work out at the Camas daily and stop in for a spa on the way home from Snowboarding.
1/2 mile down the road from the Lodge is a US Forrest service access road that leads to literally hundreds of miles of mountain biking and forrest service roads that will actually take you all the way through Idaho to Montana by crossing only one paved road. For golfers the ranch club is a great little 9 hole course just down the road toward Priest river. Our local Mexican Restaurant serves up great authentic Mexican entrees for under $8 and the service is fast! The ranch club golf course has great pizza and weekend specials. Kellys Bar in Newport is the oldest bar in Washington state and serves great burgers as well as the coldest beer in town. The area is simply packed with things to do and the lodge is a great place to retire to each evening to recharge for another day of adventures.
We havet high speed fiber WiFi so if you need to catch up on a little work the option is there ......
(but not recommended).
Simply put when you arrive at the lodge take your shoes off and put your flip flops and smiles on ......