Two rooms, with their own balconies, are available as single rentals or as a pair. The Texas room is a full/twin combo and the Idaho room has a queen bed. There is a shared bath between the two rooms and another bath downstairs. Breakfast included. We also have another listing with a king bed and twin under "Idle Day Cottage Colorado Room". More than two guest per room is $15 per guest additional charge. Check all out listings out: COLORADO ROOM, TEXAS ROOM AND IDAHO ROOM at Idle Day Cottage.
Idle Day Cottage is a cottage style home built in 1954 on the original homestead. It sits up above the meadow with views of the surrounding countryside and backs up to the mountain full of timber. Peaceful, serene, welcoming. Sandpoint is known for its train traffic. We are located in one of the few close to town spots in the Sandpoint area that does not hear the trains. We have birds, chipmunks, squirrels yes, but no train whistle to disturb your sleep!
Your space is located on the second floor with a hall bath. There is another bath on the first floor that is available for your use too if needed. Comfortable beds with wonderful linens wait for you at the end of each day.
The office space is located on the same floor as your room and is available for you to use at any time. Each of the rooms have their own private balcony where you can sit and enjoy your vacation. Each room has its own coffee and tea service. A picnic basket is located in your room for your use to take to the beach or on a hike. The 1500 square foot deck, living room (common space) are also to your disposal. Come on down and enjoy breakfast in the breakfast room, take it upstairs to your deck or sit out on the common space deck off the back. It's your vacation…do what you want!
You are welcome to wander around the property and enjoy the area. The home is open for your use. Private quarters are marked. Our intent is to have more of a bed and breakfast style stay. We have a common space (living room) that guest are welcome to use.
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We have four legged furry children that will love to greet you! They are not allowed in your rooms, however, they may want to greet you and let you know that they are here to serve your needs too! If you have concerns, please let us know. Our "children" are very well behaved and take very kindly to strangers. They are not for protection…just for licks, snuggles and warmth!
If you are arriving in summer and want to have your boat to tag along on your vacation, we have plenty of room for you to park it and we are 1/4 mile from the nearest boat launch. Also, during winter if you want to bring your snow mobiles to use on the national forest, we have room for them to park as well.
Children are welcome. There is a basket ball hoop with a cement court available in the summer, however, we are sure exploring or swimming will take top bill. We are grandparents and love having kids around. We just ask that our younger guest are watched and use their best manners. We recommend that if you are a family with kids that you book both rooms. They are across the hall from each other and will offer you complete family privacy. The occupancy of each room is three, bringing the total sleeping availability to six. We do have additional air mattresses at your disposal if you need more beds.
We hate calling them rules. They are more of just things you might want to know.
We hope that our guest would behave how "grandma" would expect. However, in this day in age one never knows.
We do have wonderful neighbors in the vicinity, (not directly next door, but nearby). We ask that "inside voices" be used outdoors after 9:00 p.m. so not to disturb other guest or nearby neighbors.
Please dispose off all trash in the trash containers. Help us keep our slice of heaven in Idaho clean.
We don't mind alcohol on the premise. Please just drink responsible, pick up and dispose of your trash and remember you are a guest in a home along with others that may be vacationing too.
We love having guest, however, because there may be other guest staying at the same time as you, and also to be mindful of our neighbors, we ask you to not host any other guests or friends at Idle Day Cottage during your stay.
If you are renting only one of the available rooms and the other one is occupied please check the bathroom schedule and clean it up after you use it. There is another bathroom on the main floor, that is also shared, for your use if you like.
Breakfast is available between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m.. If you have a special time request, just us know. If you have special dietary needs please schedule these in advance.
Dinner can be purchased for an additional fee. Please let us know if you will be wanting this service 24 hours in advance of your stay. Menus are available upon request.
At this time we are have a no pet policy. We do have phone numbers for pet lodging in the area.
Northern Idaho can be a timber box in the summer on occasion. There is no smoking allowed on the premises.
If you have any concerns or special needs please let us know. We are easy going people and want to make your stay with us as pleasant as possible.
Welcome to Idle Day Cottage! We are excited to have you come and spend your time in the Sandpoint, Idaho area with us. We love it here and know you will too!! Take a walk or bike ride down to the lake for a swim, sit on your private deck and enjoy the scenery, or join us for a glass of local vino or beer on the 1500 square foot deck in the evenings.
At Idle Day Cottage you are welcome and encouraged to slow down and take your time. We are 1/4 mile to Lake Pend d'Oreille and Springy Point Recreation Area where you can lounge on the beach or put your boat into the water. Our home is a short drive into Sandpoint, 19 miles to Schweitzer Mountain Ski resort, 60 miles from Canada and much more.
We offer two bedrooms, each with their own balconies. The "Texas" room has a full bed and a twin bed. The "Idaho" room has a queen size bed and a twin bed. There is a shared bath. There is an office area with wi-fi and printer for your use, along with many books and DVD's for you to borrow.
We enjoy watching the wildlife that wander through our piece of paradise. Deer, turkeys, porcupines, elk and an occasional moose wander by. Our view from the front windows are postcard worthy and the view from the deck looking up into the timber is deserving of a second glass of wine!
In the summers there are bikes for you to use and tubes to take to the beach. We have plenty of room for you to bring your boat or snowmobiles, so let them vacation too! Sandpoint is known for it's lake, but don't forget us in the winter! It is picture perfect so bring your skis and enjoy a day up the mountain or snow shoe through the trees!
Breakfast is served daily and the coffee pot is always on. If you have a special dietary need, please just let us know; we are happy to accommodate you. Dinner can be served for an additional fee. Our Big Green Egg Barbecue gets lots of use year round!
We have four legged furry children. If you are allergic, bring your meds! They have a room of their own, but will come by to welcome you too.
Humor, love of the outdoors, hospitality, music and books abound. Take a look at our pictures and come back to see our updates. We love it here and we can't wait to share it all with you!