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6 Houses from City Beach - the Doctors' Inn!

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

This spacious house has almost always been the home of a doctor, beginning with Dr Dwyer in the 1920's, Dr Carlson in the 1940's, and Dr Don and Dr Jane Gumprecht in 1951.

The Gumprecht children, three of whom are themselves doctors, now offer this gracious accommodation for your vacation enjoyment. Situated in the historic, peaceful Fort Grounds Neighborhood, it is right in the middle of all that makes Coeur d'Alene famous.

The neighborhood was born before the automobile, when everyone walked. It remains within easy walking distance of most everything. Confirm this by doing a map search of Military Drive. Then review the web sites of the CDA Visitors Bureau and the nearby Coeur d'Alene Resort for a complete run down of the area's attractions, close in and farther out, summer and winter.

If you can tolerate purple prose, read VRBO listing #185852 for further descriptions of neighborhood history. The Doctors' Inn has been refurbished with one new and one renovated bathroom (the half bath retains its 1957 pink glory). The kitchen appliances are new.

There are now 3 cable TV's, Broadband, a game room with foosball, Wii, board games, cards, toys, and the like. Sleeping space is ample and we are pleased with the preparations made to accommodate families with small children. We intend for everyone to have a vacation of cherished memories.

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Roni Young
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Roni Young

Dr Donald M. Gumprecht and Dr Jane Gumprecht purchased this house in 1951 and raised a family of four: Donald George, Ruth, Tom, and Ernest. The boys went on to become physicians and Ruth's daughter, Heather, is a physician as well. Interestingly, two prior doctors had owned the house earlier in the 20th century also. In order to keep the house in the family and preserve it for family gatherings, the Gumprecht children have decided to offer it for vacation rental. As such, it is suitable for use by other parties with similar needs, particularly families with children. Many small Gumprecht feet have padded their way to the beach, the park, and downtown.

Roni Young purchased this house in 1951

Why Roni Young chose Garden District

The city of Coeur d'Alene grew next to Fort Sherman out of which eventually was subdivided the Fort Grounds neighborhood. This explains why the location of the Doctors' Inn is so close to all of the attractions that make Coeur d'Alend famous: the beach, the park, excursion boat rides, downtown shops and eateries to name a few. Of necessity everything was within walking distance in the early days and it remains so today.

What makes this house unique

6 bedrooms sleep 11 with 3 tv's a basement game room (tv, wii, foosball, airhockey board games, cards, toys). An ample dining room with large table, good-sized tv room, large living room, sun room with tv, proximity to the Coeur d'Alene Resort, all of the downtown and waterfront activities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A wonderful week of sun, family and fun in Coeurd'Alene, we hope to make it a family tradition ~ a highlight of the year! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home.
Aug 2009
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Garden District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveler reviews)

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6 Houses from City Beach - the Doctors' Inn!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and amazing with lots of room. There were six adults and four children and we never felt crowded. The location was perfect with easy walking access to the lake, the park and town. Roni was responsive and so easy to work with. We loved this place.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I hope you were able to enjoy the kayaks and standing paddle boards and the beach. Please come again. Tom G.
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This amazing home was perfect for our family. But better yet was the location.

  • 5 of 5

Everyone loved this home. It was well stocked and had a wonderful patio where we spent most of our evenings enjoying the warm Coeur dalane weather.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I hope you come and visit again. "The Doctors' Inn". Tom Gumprecht, M.D.
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Great Family Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Our 3 generation family just completed our vacation at the DOCTOR's Inn. This home is very clean, very spacious and extremely well-located to everything we enjoy doing. Everything you need is provided.

There was plenty of space for everyone including a basement bedroom and bathroom, perfect for a teenager.

The laundry facilities were wonderful and very helpful when traveling with young children or flying in from a long distance and you need to travel light.

The grandchildren loved the beautiful parks and beach, all within a very short walk from the home. The young adults could walk to the pier for parasailing and boating and we all enjoyed walking to the downtown area for the great restaurants and the occasional ice cream cone or snow one.

Though the home is older, it is maintained, including air-conditioning, and the owners are generous with what they provide for your use.

The price is right for the space, parking and location provided.

We look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. The Doctors' Inn is one of the very original homes built in the Fortground district of Coeur d'Alene where Fort Coeur d'Alene and later called Fort Sherman was located. Please come again. TG
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Sammamish, WA

Delightful Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 10 ranging in age from 5 to 67...there was something for everyone. We had plenty of space and every need was met. The photos accurately reflected the property as we found it except there is no longer a baby grand piano. The Fort Grounds is a wonderful, peaceful neighborhood and the beach, park, resort and downtown area is well within walking distance. We would definitely recommend this property as a vacation stay with the exception of anyone who is not mobile...there are stairs to get to everything. We appreciate that this wonderful home was available for our vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. The Fort Grounds neighborhood of Coeur d'Alene is a very special place. Please come again.
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Arlington, WA, USA

Perfect accomodation!

  • 5 of 5

We are two families who came together to play at Silverwood. There are 10 of us altogether, and this was the PERFECT place for us to get together! The house was everything it promised to be---lots of space for the kids to play, room for the adults to play games, and lots of sleeping space, and the kitchen was fully stocked so we could eat at "home". We've found a new way to vacation--much better than a hotel!

The house itself was so beautiful! The kids loved getting to practice on the baby grand (yes, I did make them bring their books on vacation!). The dining table was large enough to seat all of us. The family photos made us feel like we are guests in their home. Overall, this was one of our best vacations we have taken together--and we've been doing this for 20 years!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Gumprecht family thanks you for the kind words. We are glad that sharing our family home allows us to enjoy it for ourselves as well.
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Poulsbo, WA

Comfortable Elegance

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five children, two spouses, one grandchild and a sister had a delightful four day stay at The Doctor's Inn, enjoying the family photos, spacious rooms, and very comfortable setting. Extended family joined us for evening meals and a wonderful time was had by all. Thank you for opening your home for our use. It was exactly as advertised, clean, and easy to enjoy. This was our first experience with VRBO and we don't want to stay in a hotel ever again! The easy access to the beach, park, and the centennial trail made for nice morning jogs and afternoon bike rides. Downtown CdA is a quick stroll across the park.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2010
  • Stayed: June 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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