Activities Abound In Sandpoint!

Outdoor, History, Shopping, Theme Park & More:



Lake Pend Oreille (pronounced: pond-o-ray) Sandpoint centers around this gorgeous lake.  43 miles long, and 1,150 feet deep in some regions, making it the fifth deepest in the United States.  The lake centers at “City Beach” downtown Sandpoint's free casual hot spot.  You can barbeque, play horseshoes, volleyball, tennis, launch your boat, and relax without worrying about having a beach badge!  The US Navy tests submarines for acoustics out at the deep south end of the lake in  Bayview , this area is also home to Farragut State Park.  Rentals are available in Sandpoint for jet skis, pontoon boats, whatever you need to get on the water!


Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort has activities and events year-round.  Ski the 2900 acres of lift-serviced terrain, with a vertical drop of 2,400 feet and top elevation of 6,400 feet.  Ski Magazine voted Schweitzer "The Best Kept Secret in North America".  During the summer mountain bike down, climb a rock wall, take a zip line by yourself or with a friend, or just pick huckleberries with the best view anywhere!


Silverwood Theme Park has over 65 rides, slides, shows and attractions, including four roller coasters, Boulder Beach Water Park, a steam engine train, live entertainment, restaurants, and more. New rides and water features added every year!  Come in October for Scareywood!


The Panida theater opened as a vaudeville and movie house in 1927.  It's Sandpoint's community owned cultural center for cinema, theatre, and music.  Then, as now, its name reflected its mission: to showcase great performers and performances for audiences of the PANhandle of IDAho.


Downtown Sandpoint has small town charm with fabulous unique shops and gifts.  Home to three major corporations; LiteHouse Dressings, Quest Aviation, and Thorne Research; Litehouse has a retail stores worth visiting.    ALL the great boutiques and eateries in this quaint Inland Northwest town are worth the trip! 


Sandpoint is surrounded by National Forests, and known for its elk, deer, moose, bear, and mountain lions.  Also home to some of the best Lake Trout fishing around.  Check with Idaho Fish & Game for guide information.  View Scotchman Peaks  hikers for challenging but beautiful mountain hikes.  Enjoy the great outdoors, but stay in comfort at The FairBridge Inn & Suites - Sandpoint!

Within driving distance

Exploring the neighboring towns is one of the jewels of Sandpoint.  Breathtaking scenery is all around you:




Sandpoint favorites!

There's so many little stores and eateries in Sandpoint, it really isn't fair to name just a few, but these are some that The FairBridge Inn & Suites - Sandpoint gets inquiries about:


The FairBridge Inn & Suites - Sandpoint is surrounded by

convenience stores you have come to expect:

  • Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Big R
  • JC Penny, Sears, Yokes
  • Pizza Hut, Subway, Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Starbucks