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Your Guide to Visiting the Crown Jewel of Idaho

Known as the Crown Jewel of Idaho, Priest Lake is a year-round destination for families and adventure seekers alike. Coupled with its superior landscape and variety of outdoor activities, Priest Lake is a memorable experience for anyone who visits. From fishing and hiking to snowmobiling and cozy year-round cabins, discover our guide to visiting the Crown Jewel of Idaho.

Seasonal guide

In the spring and summer

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During the spring and summer,


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5 Reasons to Hold Your Family Reunion at Priest Lake

When planning a family reunion, it’s important to choose a place that offers a wide variety of activities, space for the entire family, a beautiful landscape, and plenty of amenities to make your event the best it can be. Find all of that and more at Priest Lake in Idaho. Discover why you should hold your family reunion at Priest Lake and start planning your event today!

Beautiful landscape

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Why We Love Winter Weddings at Priest Lake

Winter weddings at Priest Lake are the best! The winter season can often have a bad reputation for weddings. But we think it’s time to change the narrative! After hosting weddings for over 30 years, here at Elkins Resort, we have seen our fair share of weddings. And for that reason, we think there are many reasons to love winter weddings at Priest Lake.

For our complete guide to weddings at Elkins Resort,


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How You can View the Northern Lights at Priest Lake

The quest to see the Northern Lights is a bucket-list destination that one should experience at least once in their lifetime. To help start planning your trip, use our tips below about how you can view the Northern Lights at Priest Lake and Northern Idaho.

A Beginner’s Guide to Ice Fishing at Priest Lake

No matter what time of year, fishing at Priest Lake is an activity enjoyed by most visitors. In the winter, when the ice is safe, anglers can brave the cold and ice fish at Priest Lake. The lake is open year-round with a limit of six lake trout per day. Enjoy the winter season in Idaho with our beginner’s guide to ice fishing at Priest Lake.

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To help get you started,


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Snowmobiling Basics at Priest Lake

Elkins Resort offers hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails right outside the comfort of your cabin door! Snowmobiling is a fun and exhilarating way to experience the beauty of the Selkirk Mountains during winter, and our nearby trails lead through old-growth forests to the windswept ridges of 7,000-foot mountain passes.

But before you head out on your journey, make sure you know the snowmobiling basics at Priest Lake! If you’re ready to leave the comfort of your warm cabin,


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5 Reasons to Love Priest Lake in the Winter

There are many reasons to love Priest Lake year-round, but winter brings about a special time of year to enjoy Idaho’s crown jewel. Discover why so many people love Priest Lake in the winter, just as much as they do in the summer with our top five reasons below to visit this winter season.

Snowmobiling heaven

One of the more popular reasons to love Priest Lake in the winter is the area’s 400 miles of groomed trails for snowmobiling.


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How to Enjoy the Fall Foliage at Priest Lake

As cooler temperatures start to settle in, leaving you to dream about pumpkin spice lattes and warm sweaters, now is a great time to explore the beautiful fall foliage in Idaho. Each fall season a colorful display can be seen throughout Idaho’s dramatic landscapes, and Preist Lake is no exception. As one of the best places to see the seasonal color of golden larches, Priest Lake puts on a show every fall that you don’t want to miss.


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