Summer Activities Near Red Fir Hideaway

By Vanessa Rauch

If you’re looking for small town charm and amazing scenery this summer, then head to Hope, Idaho, and stay at Arrivls Red Fir Hideaway. Hope is located in the panhandle on the shores of beautiful Lake Pend Oreille. Take in the natural beauty of Idaho as you see stunning lakes, gorgeous mountains, and thousands of trees. Keep reading for all of the best summer activities near Red Fir Hideaway in Hope, Idaho.  

When To Visit Hope, Idaho

Any time of year, depending on what you are looking for. The best time of year to visit Idaho is from June to September. The summer season begins in June and runs through September making it the perfect time to visit the Gem State. Average temperatures are a cool 58-69℉. 

Where To Stay

Red Fir Hideaway

Escape to the Hope Peninsula in Idaho! The Red Fir Hideaway is a two-structure property that offers a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom main house. The main house features a spacious kitchen with bar stool seating and a living space with floor-to-ceiling windows for viewing the gorgeous lake across the street. That’s right, Lake Pend Oreille is just across the street and viewable from several spots inside the main house and cabin. 

Relax in the in-room soaking tub in the primary bedroom, or enjoy an outdoor fire in the evenings. 

Larger groups can spread out into the studio-style cabin that features a kitchen, loft, and full bathroom. The cabin is detached from the main house and has a queen size bed, as well as a small loft with two twin beds. This makes it perfect for big families or multiple families that are traveling together. There is also ample driveway parking so no need to worry about bringing multiple cars.

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Summer Activities Near Red Fir Hideaway

1. Spend A Day At Lake Pend Oreille 

You can’t beat a relaxing day on scenic Lake Pend Oreille, where there is seemingly no end to the picturesque panoramas from the water. This is the largest lake in the state and is surrounded by the naturally flawless beauty of North Idaho. You will likely spot some local wildlife as well! 

There are several ways you can enjoy the lake, but the best way is to rent a boat and get out on the water. Some of the top boat rentals for Lake Pend Oreille are…

Sandpoint Marina

Sandpoint Boat & RV Rental

Alpine Shop

2. Relax at City Beach In Sandpoint For A Day

This underrated beach is a can’t miss while staying at Red Fir Hideaway. With Idaho being a landlocked state, the lake front beaches are a popular spot among locals, but most visitors don’t even realize City Beach exists. This 22-acre family-friendly beach is a top summertime destination for locals. Load up your beach chairs, towels, and plenty of beach toys for the kids, and you can spend a fun day at the beach right in Idaho!

3. Take A Hike 

North Idaho has some truly great hiking trails, whether you are looking for a family-friendly trek or more of a challenge, you will find it here. Most of the top trails near Red Fir Hideaway are in Idaho Panhandle National Forest. Here are a few of the most popular trails…

Moose Lake Trail

Distance: 3 Miles

Rating: Easy 

Elevation Gain: 557 ft

This is a great family-friendly trail that is popular for birding, hiking, and walking. Both kid and dog-friendly, Moose Lake is beautiful and provides amazing scenery for the whole family to enjoy. 

Lake Estelle Trail

Distance: 6.2 Miles

Rating: Easy

Elevation Gain: 1,013 ft

Although the distance may seem daunting the trail is both kid and dog friendly. This is known as one of the most serene lakes in North Idaho and is well worth the trek. During the summer months sunscreen and bug spray are recommended. 

4. Huckleberry Picking

Have you ever had a huckleberry? They are delicious! In the summertime you’ll find huckleberry ice cream, jam, pies, pancakes, and a whole lot of other sweet treats in North Idaho. Huckleberries grow all over Idaho, but there are several great places to pick them close to Red Fir Hideaway. If you’re looking for picking hotspots during your stay then head to Ponderosa State Park in McCall, Huckleberry Creek in the Sawtooth Mountains or Priest Lake. You can also check out Kootenai Forest, specifically the Gem Peak Lookout. This is also a great area for hiking and pretty close to Red Fir Hideaway. 

No luck with the huckleberry picking? Don’t worry! Check out the Clark Fork Pantry where you can buy a delicious, fresh-made huckleberry pie. 

Clark Fork Pantry | 204 W 4th Ave, Clark Fork, ID 83811 | (208) 266-1300

5. A Day In Sandpoint 

Red Fir Hideaway is only about 30 minutes from Sandpoint, a charming mountain town with a ton of tourist appeal. The entire town is like a picture-perfect postcard, as it’s surrounded by the peaks of the Rocky Mountains. Outdoor activities abound, but that’s not all that draws visitors to Sandpoint. You’ll find great shopping and fantastic restaurants to grab lunch or dinner. If you visit on a Wednesday make sure to wander around the farmers market. 

Restaurant Recommendations: Di Luna’s, Baxters On Cedar, Trinity At Cedar Beach

Shopping: Cedar Street Bridge Public Market, Art Works Gallery, Lighthouse Specialty Food Store

6. Schweitzer Mountain Adventures 

Schweitzer Mountain is your outdoor playground near Red Fir Hideaway. Summer on the mountain means huckleberry picking, gorgeous wildflowers, hiking, and enjoying breathtaking views. Not only that, but you can try your hand at ziplining, horseback riding, mountain biking, and so much more. If you’re looking for adventure while staying in Hope, Idaho then you’ve gotta check out Schweitzer Mountain. 

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No matter what you choose to do while staying at Red Fir Hideaway you’re sure to enjoy the epic beauty that Idaho has to offer. Whether you spend a day shopping and dining in Sandpoint or have an adventure at Schweitzer Mountain, this area has something for everyone. Enjoy!

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