Finding Fall in North Idaho

Posted on: September 20, 2022

Hiking Sunset

Autumn in Coeur d'Alene is truly transcending. The flavors at the restaurants change, bourbon goes neat, fireplaces roar, leaves fall, and outdoor adventures get even more colorful. There’s no wrong way to experience Coeur d'Alene but there are a few spots worth putting on your fall bucket list. From shopping to hiking to dining, we’ve planned a one-day itinerary that lets you experience it all.

6am Sunrise

Enjoy your morning coffee or tea from Lobby Cafe on the private balcony of your Guestroom for sunrise over Lake Coeur d'Alene.

Couple on Room Balcony

8am Breakfast

Walk down to Dockside for an adventure-filling breakfast by the water. In the mood for savory? Order Idaho Ruby Red Trout and Eggs or try the Huckleberry Pancakes for something deliciously decadent.

10am Explore

Take off on Tubbs Hill for an easy trail hike that delivers spectacular views. Or try Mineral Ridge for a nearby but strenuous climb to one of the best views around.

Hiking on Tubbs Hill

12pm Lunch

Pick up a few post-hike provisions at Tito's Italian Grill or Taphouse Unchained to discover modern Mediterranean delights from steamed mussels and artisan pizzas to ice-cold beer and house-made burgers.

1pm Wander

No trip is complete without a little souvenir. Visit the Resort Plaza Shops for local shopping, tasting rooms, candy shops, restaurants, and more.

3pm Cruise

Head down to the Independence Point boardwalk to take off a worthwhile trip of sightseeing on Lake Coeur d'Alene. Learn about the nationally acclaimed lake, watch for wildlife, view secluded lake homes along the shore, and cruise alongside the world’s only Floating Green.

Sunset Cruise

6pm Sunset

Sit atop the Resort rooftop lounge, The Terrace, for stunning vistas, insta-worthy photo opts, and pre-dinner cocktails.

8pm Dine

Close the day on the 7th floor as you savor 5-star dining at Beverly's. May we suggest the Hot Rock Filet Mignon or Bone-In Bison Ribeye. After all, you've earned it.

Couple on Terrace Patio

Following a full day of North Idaho adventure, we highly recommend restoring at The Coeur d'Alene Resort Spa for a transcending massage or facial coupled with a session in the infrared sauna. We look forward to welcoming you to the Resort soon for autumn days and colorful lakeside memories.

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