What is Elkins Resort?
Elkins is a Full Service Resort with cedar cabins, lodge, award-winning restaurant, lounge, gift shop and store. Elkins Resort has a boat launch, marina with 60 boat slips (covered and open), gasoline pump (boat dock pump & separate pump for snowmobiles & vehicles), a variety of rentals, and a beautiful 2,000 foot swimming beach with playground equipment.
Where Is Elkins Resort located?
Built by the Elkins family in 1932, we are located 30 miles south of the Canadian border and 90 miles from Spokane International Airport. Average daily summer temperature is 82 degrees, nestled in the Selkirk Mountain Range.
About the Cabins
Elkins Resort cabins are available for rent 365 days a year. Cabins sleep 2 – 14 people. Rates range from $130/night to $647/night. Each cabin has a full kitchen and is equipped with a refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, dishes, pots, pans, utensils, coffee maker and toaster. Blenders and mixers may be checked out at the front desk. There are no phones or TV’s in the cabins (time to disconnect!). Briquette BBQ’s are at every cabin. Briquettes are available in the store.
All bedding is provided. Soaps and towels are provided except in July and August. No maid or towel service available
Twenty cabins have fireplaces. Firewood and fire starters are delivered once daily in the early afternoon. Please bring beach chairs and beach towels.
Check-in time is 4:00pm. No early check-ins in July and August, please. Check-out time is 11:00am. No late checkouts in July and August, please.
There is a 2 night minimum stay. For holidays, there is a 3 night minimum stay. During the peak months of July and August there is a weekly minimum Saturday to Saturday stay.
Currently, there are no hot tubs or jacuzzis at the resort.
About Our Restaurant
Our award-winning restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and has to be experienced to be fully appreciated. The food is out of this world and the service is excellent. Try our world-famous huckleberry daiquiris!
Breakfast: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Dinner 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm.
Reservations are recommended and appreciated.
Please call the front desk at the lodge for reservations or any general questions: 208-443-2432.
About The Lodge
The front desk is open 362 days a year from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm during the fall, winter, and spring. The front desk is open 8:00 am – 9:00 pm during the summer. We are here to serve you, answer any questions, make reservations, arrange rentals, and want to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
Board Games may be checked out at the front desk.
No rental rooms in the Lodge.
About The Lounge
The lounge is open 11:00 am to Midnight during the summer months. There is live music in the lounge on weekends during July, August and Holiday weekends. The lounge hosts Karaoke Jam every Tuesday starting at 8:00 pm in July and August.
The Lounge is open when the restaurant is open in the spring, fall, and winter. In very general terms, the restaurant and lounge are open weekends in the fall and late spring, during Christmas and New Year’s, and several weeks during the peak snowmobile season.
The restaurant and lounge are closed mid March to the end of April and then re-open weekends until Memorial Day weekend and daily thereafter during the summer.
Always check with the front desk if there is a question regarding the restaurant and lounge being open.
Wireless internet connection is available at the bar, in the lounge and currently up to cabin #22.
About The Gift Shop & Store
Open 362 days a year and chock full of goodies! The Gift Shop has all the basics you’ll need – milk, bread, butter, soda, ice, beer, wine, candy, ice cream, etc. The Gift Shop has lots of fun clothing and memorabilia from Elkins Resort and Priest Lake. A Phone Booth is located on the lake side of the store. Spokesman-Review paper available in dispenser in same area.
The Gift Shop is manned full-time during the summer months 8:00 am – 9:00 pm, and is available anytime in the fall, winter, spring months by going to the front desk and the person on duty will open the Gift Shop for you to help you.
When you purchase gas you may pay at the gas dock, Gift Shop or the Front Desk.
About Our Rentals
Rental equipment and accessories are available at Elkins Resort. You may rent same day or make arrangements in advance.
Rentals we have available:
A Pontoon Boat that seats 12 people, Canoes, Kayaks, Mountain Bikes, Water-Skis, Wakeboards, Tubes, a Sky Ski, Surfboards, Sleds and Snow Shoes.
We do not rent ski boats / speed boats or snowmobiles. Life vests are available for free with boat rental purchases. We do not provide wakeboarding helmets or rope, as we do not allow pulling on our bay. Guests must bring their own fishing poles and equipment.
Ski Boat Rentals Contact:
Four Seasons Rental 208-443-0115
Blue Diamond Marina 208-443-2240
Wave Runner Rentals Contact:
Priest Lake Yamaha 208-443-2415
Four seasons Rental 208-443-0115
Snowmobile Rentals Contact:
Priest Lake Yamaha 208-443-2415
Four Seasons Rental 208-443-0115
About The Laundry Facilities
Available at Nordman, 2 miles down on Highway 57, (where you turned right to come to Elkins – Where the Post Office is too).
Laundromat also at the Tamrak in Priest Lake, 11 miles south on Highway 57.
Nordman and The Tamrak at Priest Lake also have small grocery stores.
What Types of Activities Are There?
There are lots of things to do at Elkins and Priest Lake. Swim at the beach, rent a canoe, take a walk or extended hike on any of hundreds of trails, go huckleberry picking (late July to early October), boating, water-skiing, mountain-biking, fishing, mushroom hunting (summer and fall), volleyball, rock-climbing, snowmobiling, snow-shoeing, hay rides/sleigh rides just to mention a few! Elkins Resort is also the place to stay if you just want a restful serene do-nothing vacation. It’s all here!
While there are plenty of old logging routes around the resort, we ask that those who bring their dirt bikes only ride on the roads and not on the resort property. Help us keep Elkins’ natural plant life growing healthy and strong.
For something different take a short road trip and visit the Priest Lake Library or the Priest Lake Museum.
Priest Lake is the place to catch record Lake Trout–Mackinaw. While on vacation, it’s best to go with a Guide, unless you’re an experienced deep-water fisherman.
Local Fishing Guides:
Rich Lindsey; Blue Ribbon Charters 208-661-6969
Priest Lake Guide Services 208-610-3535
An upper parking lot (across from cabin 20) is available for boat trailers. Please do not park them in front of your cabin or at the Lodge parking area.
An 18 hole Golf Course is located in Priest Lake, 11 miles south on Highway 57.
No Motor homes or tent camping at Elkins Resort.
Cell phone coverage with Verizon and AT&T works fairly well.
Elkins hosts Weddings, Conferences and Reunions in the off-season.
On and off-site group and wedding catering available.
There are seven fire pits on the beach that are stocked with wood.