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Four Reasons to Plan Your Summer Family Vacation at Priest Lake

School is almost over! If the whole family needs a great escape, we know just the thing. A summer family vacation at Priest Lake is a terrific way to unwind from the business of home life. Surrounded by beautiful blue water and the Selkirk Mountains, Priest Lake offers fun summer activities for the entire family. If you’re eager to take a boat onto the water or pop open a book at the beachfront, great summer fun is waiting for you in Priest Lake.


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Your Guide to Accessing Upper Priest Lake

As one of northern Idaho’s most pristine and least developed lakes, Priest Lake can seem like worlds away, particularly when accessing Upper Priest Lake. But the secluded location of Upper Priest Lake is more easily accessible than you might think.

Located in the northernmost portion of the state’s panhandle, Priest Lake, Idaho rests 80 miles northeast of Spokane, Washington, with the very northern end of the lake extending within 15 miles of the Canadian border.


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Your Seasonal Guide to Planning a Wedding at Priest Lake

Are you planning a wedding at Priest Lake? Here at Elkins Resort, we’ve been making Idaho weddings a dream come true for couples and their families for over 30 years. We specialize in the outdoor wedding experience utilizing the natural beauty of the Selkirk Mountains, Priest Lake, and our lakefront location on Reeder Bay. As a year-round resort, we host weddings and receptions every season, whether it’s sunny or snowy. Not sure when you want to get married?


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Your Guide to the Snowmobiling Trails at Priest Lake

Snowmobiling is one of the most popular winter activities in Northern Idaho. Experience windswept ridges, snow-filled bowls, and breathtaking views from every vantage point. Jump-start your winter adventures with these snowmobiling trails at Priest Lake.

About the snowmobiling trails at Priest Lake

This natural winter paradise of the Priest Lake basin has created the ideal environment for winter activities such as snowmobiling. Due to the area’s love of snowmobiles, the Priest Lake area has created a groomed trail system that features over 400 miles of trails that weave their way up 7,000-foot snowy mountain peaks. 


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Where is Priest Lake, Idaho?

So, where is Priest Lake, Idaho anyway? As one of northern Idaho’s most pristine and least developed lakes, Priest Lake can seem like worlds away. But its secluded location is easier to get to and explore than you might think.  

Where is Priest Lake, Idaho?

Priest Lake, Idaho is located in the northernmost portion of the state’s panhandle. It rests 80 miles northeast of Spokane, Washington, with the very northern end of the lake extending within 15 miles of the Canadian border. 


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Best Trails for Cross Country Skiing at Priest Lake

There are many reasons to love Priest Lake in the winter, one of which is our abundance of outdoor activities, including cross country skiing. A fairly easy sport to pick up for beginners, cross country skiing is also a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of life and explore Northern Idaho’s pristine landscape. So, hit the trails this winter and discover below our favorite places for cross country skiing at Priest Lake.

About cross country skiing at Priest Lake

The trails within the Priest Lake Selkirk Mountains area provide a great escape and usher you into a beautiful wintery landscape.


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How to Plan the Perfect Family Christmas at Priest Lake

The holiday season is such a wonderful time of year. Many look forward to spending time with loved ones sharing laughs, and making memories. Twinkling lights and festively decorated evergreens set the scene for a magical holiday. This year make it a destination celebration and plan a family Christmas at Priest Lake.

Christmas Lodging at Priest Lake

Arrange the perfect family Christmas at Priest Lake with cozy accommodations at Elkins Resort. Our cabin rentals range in size from two bedrooms up to six bedrooms.


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5 Reasons to Have an Outdoor Wedding at Priest Lake

When you choose the beautiful scenery of Priest Lake to be the setting for your nuptials you’re sure to have a ceremony you will remember forever.