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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. This means you can bring the whole family out for your Christmas festivities. 

Choose from over 30 cedar cabins on the property. Book a spacious 14-person cabin for your main gathering place and sleeping accommodations for all of the cousins to share. Couples can book a smaller and more intimate cabin for privacy in close proximity to all the fun.

Each cabin includes a variety of amenities to enjoy. Relax and play games in spacious living areas. Cozy up with hot cocoa and yummy holiday treats around a warm fireplace. Wake up on Christmas morning with a good night’s rest, courtesy of our comfy beds. And, of course, enjoy views of a wintry Northern Idaho landscape throughout your stay!

Decorate Your Cabin

Is Christmas complete with the twinkle of lights on evergreen trees and signature red bows? We don’t think so! During Christmastime, we adorn our cabins with festive garlands, lights, and some cabins even have Christmas trees. We encourage you to bring your own décor to make your holiday at Priest Lake even more personal. Hang some mistletoe for an unsuspected smooch. Bring tinsel and garland to add to the festive atmosphere throughout. And you can’t forget the stockings to line the mantle! 

*We ask that any décor be hung with tape to not damage cabins. And take care with any flammable items near heat sources.

Christmas Dinner at Priest Lake

Each cabin features a fully equipped kitchen. Guests have almost everything they need to prepare an entire Christmas dinner. That means you can still make your favorite secret family recipes even though you’re not at home. 

Depending on how far you have to drive to get to Priest Lake, you may want to do your grocery shopping at home. If you’d rather grocery shop during your stay, that’s okay too. Less than 15 minutes from your cabin at Elkins Resort is The Tamrak. A small-town grocery store, perfect for everything on your Christmas shopping list!

Don’t feel like cooking? We’ve got you covered. Relax during your holiday; after all, you are on vacation. Contact our onsite dining options about making Christmas meal arrangements. The restaurant opens the day after Christmas through New Year’s Day.  Let someone else do the cooking after spending quality time in your cabin.

Family Activities During Your Christmas Stay at Elkins Resort

Enjoy your winter escape your way. Whether you want to spend your vacation taking on thrilling outdoor activities or just wrapped up in a blanket fireside, there’s something for everyone. 

Winter means that Priest Lake and the surrounding landscape will have plenty of snow. And there’s plenty of snow-filled fun to be had! Build a snowman with your littles in front of your cabin while enjoying the fresh mountain air. Take on nearby snowshoe trails and enjoy a trek through the trees as a family. Rent a few speedy snowmobiles and experience zipping through the backcountry on the 400 miles of groomed trails.

Ask our helpful staff about arranging rentals for any outdoor activities your family would be interested in.

Book Your Christmas Cabin at Elkins Resort

Start a new tradition and plan your family Christmas at Priest Lake. Book a cabin or two at Elkins Resort for the best in winter lodging. Our comfortable accommodations make an excellent choice for holiday festivities and staying warm this winter. Feel right at home in cabin rentals nestled in the forest, overlooking beautiful Priest Lake. And with each offering convenient and modern amenities, you won’t want to celebrate Christmas anywhere else!