The Log House at Turner Bay
Location: Turner Bay, Coeur d’Alene Lake, Idaho, USA (30 minutes from downtown Coeur d’Alene, and 60 minutes from Spokane, Washington.)
Accommodations: The Log House has two bedrooms upstairs, and a new couch in the living room that folds into a double bed. It sleeps six. It has one full bathroom with a tub/shower. It also has a full feature outhouse for the more adventurous.
The log house sits in the middle of seven and a half acres up the hill from Turner Bay on the east side of Lake Coeur d'Alene. It's the perfect place to get away from the world. You can't see any neighbors. Reading and visiting on the front porch is a great way to start the day. There are plenty of comfy chairs and a two person porch swing. Hiking, biking, picnicking, and camping are right out the front door. There is a public dock at Turner Bay that is a two and a half minute drive down the hill. It's a good place to fish and swim and is usually deserted during the week.
The next bay down the lake that is big enough to have a name is Carlin Bay. It is about a six minute drive from Turner Bay. There is a bar and a restaurant there that is usually open in the summer, but the main attraction is a nice little public beach right next to the resort. The beach is almost always empty, and it also has a grassy picnic area and public restrooms.
Twenty five minutes down Hwy 97 from the log house is the village of Harrison. It's a fun little town to explore. It is a great place for boating and bicycling. You can rent whatever you need- motor boats, canoes, kayaks, bicycles, etc. The Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes goes right through Harrison. It is a nice place to spend an afternoon. It is like going back in time. The south end of the lake isn't busy like up around Cd'A.
Getting to and from the log house might be the best part of the whole deal. You come and go on Hwy 97, which is also the Lake Coeur d'Alene Scenic Biway. Lots of great lake views. Click the link to our new website at the bottom of this page for more pictures, information, and more recreation suggestions with plenty of links. The log house works great for a home base for your activities.
Here is a note we just found from our last guests: 'What a perfect getaway! It was such a nice break, with beautiful morning views of Coeur d'Alene Lake and quiet nights around the fire...Thanks for a peaceful & restful weekend away, we look forward to our next stay at the 'home away from home.' Best, The Johnsons, Will, Pam, and Lindsay' Please click on the link below to see the New Log House Website and read more reviews.