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How to Enjoy the Fall Foliage at Priest Lake

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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Top Hiking Trails Near Priest Lake

Top Hiking Trails Near Priest Lake

Priest Lake is a true hikers paradise. From deep cedar forests to panoramic views of the mountains and lake, there is something unique to discover on all hiking trails near Priest Lake. Whether you stick to a leisurely hike around the lake or get your heart pumping up high in the Selkirk mountains, there are beautiful views to be seen.

Discover these top hiking trails near Priest Lake during your stay at Elkins Resort.


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Best Fishing Spots in Northern Idaho

Best Fishing Spots in Northern Idaho

Idaho is the ultimate playground for any outdoor enthusiast, especially for both the novice and expert angler. Northern Idaho, in particular, is an angler’s paradise. Various lakes and rivers from this region have produced some of the state’s biggest catches. Cast in your line and discover some of the best fishing spots in northern Idaho.

Clark Fork River

Spilling into Lake Pend Oreille, the Clark Fork River is a 15-mile long river that offers anglers a chance to catch rainbow trout,


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How to Spend the Holidays at Priest Lake

How to Spend the Holidays at Priest Lake

Enjoy a relaxing holiday vacation at Priest Lake by staying at Elkins Resort. Take part in outdoor winter activities, holiday events, and enjoy warm drinks to sip by the fire. Celebrate with Elkins Resort on Priest Lake and escape to your own winter wonderland this holiday season.

Dining at Priest Lake

Our own Trapper Creek Lounge will be offering crafty libations this holiday season with their spiked hot chocolate and hot toddies,


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Tips for Fishing at Priest Lake

Tips for Fishing at Priest Lake

image of pontoon boat at Priest Lake

Come to catch “the big one” at Priest Lake. Whether you are a novice fisher who just wants to spend a lazy Saturday casting in a line or a master fisherman looking to catch that prize-winning trout, fishing at Priest Lake is great for all skill levels.

Guests of Elkins Resort enjoy easy access to Priest Lake with its 40 square miles of “lucky fishing spots”. Offering boat slip rentals, Elkins Resort makes it easy for those who want to bring their own fishing boat or rentals are available for a half or full day.


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Traveling Green: Elkins Resort on Priest Lake

Traveling Green: Elkins Resort on Priest Lake

Turn your vacation into opportunities for positive change and enjoy peace of mind when booking your eco-friendly lodging on Priest Lake, Elkins Resort. Elkins Resort offers the eco-friendly traveler the chance to surround themselves in nature and truly get back to the basics of what Mother Nature can offer.

We here at Elkins also take pride in our various green initiatives such as keeping mostly natural landscaping on the resort, using lake water to water our grass,


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Spring into Fun at Priest Lake

Spring into Fun at Priest Lake

Though we do love our winter activities around here, we must admit we’re excited about spring and all the fun things the new season brings! As Idaho’s “crown jewel”, Priest Lake is a great spot to enjoy the warmer months and soak up the sun on your next vacation. So, if you are looking for a few Priest Lake activities we have some that we think you will enjoy!

Hiking

Hit the trails at Priest Lake and discover the beauty of Mother Nature.


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Snowmobiling Basics

Snowmobiling Basics

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 basics! If you’re ready to leave the comfort of your warm cabin,


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