Christmas tree lit up surrounded by snow.

How to Spend the Holiday Season on Priest Lake

The holiday season is here in Idaho! The area around Priest Lake transforms into a unique winter wonderland as the most wonderful time of the year approaches. Our small Selkirk Mountain town offers many fun opportunities for the family to guarantee an unforgettable time during the holidays. Dive into the holiday spirit and immerse yourself in a magical world this holiday season on Priest Lake!                          

A Holiday Snowshoe Hike

Strap on your snowshoes this holiday season and take on the snow surrounding the Selkirk Mountains! The snow atop the mountains gives a magical glow to Priest Lake and makes for a perfect Christmas-time hike. The snowshoeing trails in Hanna Flats are relatively easy and allow your family to explore the winter scenery comfortably.

Fun in the Snow

While snowshoeing and snowmobiling always guarantee adventure in the snow, we also enjoy some more simple fun! The shores of Priest Lake are blanketed with snow during the holiday season and make a terrific playground for the entire family. Build a snowman and challenge your family to a snowball fight; so much is waiting for you!  

A Night Under the Twinkling Lights

Once the sun goes down, you can still enjoy Priest Lake’s winter wonderland by the firepit. Sip on some delicious hot cocoa while the orange embers glow, and you can gaze out at the twinkling lights adorned on nearby cabins by the lake. A sense of Christmas magic truly comes to life!

New Year’s Eve on Priest Lake

2022 is coming to an end, and there’s no better way to ring in the new year than on Priest Lake. On New Year’s Eve, Elkins Resort will host an evening of live music and delicious food to welcome 2023. Live music will start at 9 PM, and a champagne toast will be held leading to midnight. Get ready to send off 2022 surrounded by the serenity of Priest Lake!

Book Your Winter Cabin at Elkins Resort

Enjoy everything winter has to offer in Priest Lake with a stay at Elkins Resort. Whether you are looking for a romantic couple’s retreat or space for a large family vacation, our Priest Lake cabins are just what you’ve been looking for. Choose from 30 cedar cabins, ranging in size from studios to six bedrooms, each featuring the comforts of modern amenities and beautiful views of Northern Idaho. Picture-worthy spots in Priest Lake will be right outside your door! So, what are you waiting for? Book your winter vacation with Elkins Resort today!