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Rose Lake Resorts CDA

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lodge, 3 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Stay at Watson’s Rose Lake Resort in a modern vacation apartment on the upper level of a historic inn along the White Pine Scenic Byway, 25 miles east of Coeur d’Alene. Three bedrooms and bunk area can accommodate up to eight people. There is an open kitchen stocked with everything you need except for the food. Two bathrooms one tub/shower. There is plenty of parking for your RV or boat.

Rail to trail cyclists will find us conveniently located between Harrison and Kellogg, Idaho, just two miles from the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes and 40 minutes by car from the Route of the Hiawatha. The inn is located at the base of Fourth of July Pass, where backpackers, ATV riders, and Nordic skiers will find a network of trails to explore. But you don’t have to go anywhere to have a great time at this relaxed and informal getaway. Float a boat, water ski, swim, or wet a line in Rose Lake, just steps away from the resort. Fry up your catch on the barbecue grill on the deck and take in the beautiful views of the lake and surrounding forest.

In winter, the Inland Northwest becomes a snow playground. Downhill skiers and boarders can use Watson’s as central base from which to sample the area’s five ski mountains: Silver Mountain, Lookout Pass, Schweitzer, Mount Spokane and 49 Degrees North. Nordic skiers can experience miles of trails just up the hill on Fourth of July Pass.

Also available is a complete “Rustic Bar” that can accommodate up to 50 persons (must be 21) along with bartender in your own private setting. (May not be available on certain days depending on season). The bar and lounge closes at 9:45pm sharp when guests are staying overnight.

There are also two small rustic cabins. Please contact us for information on these separate units.

Coeur d’alene

Hiawatha trail

Fourth of July Pass



Historic inn

Rustic cabins

Vacation apartment


Rail to trail

Historical sites


Float a boat

Skiers and boarders

Nordic skiers

Wet a line

Keywords: beach and Ski chalet, lakeside inn, lodging, rails to trails, cyclists, boaters, skiers, boarders, backpackers, hunters, fishermen

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

About The Owner

John Stenberg is a family man, semi-retired and a outdoorsman.

The Owner purchased this lodge in 2004

Why The Owner chose Cataldo

Beautiful country and close to all the city activities if needed or desired.

What makes this lodge unique

Privacy, remoteness, absolute beauty of the outdoors yet all the comforts of home.

Guestbook comments from the manager


Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. We enjoyed the facilities and a great stay and great time. Hope to see you again soon.
Aug 2012
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Cataldo Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please place full white garbage bags in large black garbage bags located under kitchen sink and place on porch or below outside steps for pickup.,
  • Remember to keep outside doors closed to keep insects where they belong. Turn down heat or air conditioning down if leaving the building for 2 hours.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Washer and dryer in this unit
  • See Photos
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) All new mattresses and Cedar bed frames. One room has inroom Frigerator and microwave oven., Twin or Single Beds (1) In cabin, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In cabin, Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Upstairs Home has been completely remodeled. You may Reserve your own private rustic Bar (100 yrs) downstairs with all the amenities including High tech music, dance floor, pool-table, games, and a fully stocks liquor and beer cooler(bar-tender included) and much more just in case you plan a party. Currently Bar is only open on weekends and special occasions. Bar and lounge closes at 9:45 pm sharp when guest are staying overnight. See Watsonsroselakeresort link below..


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Rose Lake Resorts CDA
average rating of 4.918919 based on 55 reviews
Cody, WY

Awesome Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the Rose Lake Resort many times. It never ceases to amaze us the beautiful area it is around there. We saw eagles, osprey, quails with their babies, turkeys, and many other kids of birds. We also saw moose, a deer and a fawn not too old either, and down the road a cinnamon black bear ran across the road in front of us. The area was plush with green grass everywhere. Such a relaxing place. Would highly recommend this VRBO. Thanks, John!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rindi for staying here. You kept the place so nice too. Also, the bag of fish guts you left where you said, had to have been 25 pounds. Glad the bears didn't beat me to it. Just kidding. Not many bear around these parts, they stay in the hills where they belong. What fisherman you are. I hope you were able to eat some here before you left. Thanks for being such a good guest and friend too even though I missed seeing you on this visit. God bless you and your family. May you always be happy.. John
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Very comfortable place to stay next to a beautiful lake full of fish.

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time in this cabin, caught 17 fish from the pier (happy to say, all fish survived the experience), even saw an eagle. Would stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Patrick, for your kind words and happy you had a good time fishing and enjoying the surroundings. I hope we'll see you again in the future. God Bless you and your family.
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Spokane, Washington

Great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our girls weekend. (7 ladies)

The beds were comfy, the house was clean. We over looked the info that said what kitchen items were available, and brought easy oven dinners to find no oven, but excited to find the crockpot! The lake is beautiful, we spent most of our time lounging by the water. We also enjoyed talking to the locals that came up to see if the bar was open, evening walks accompanied by the neighborhood cat. The little cabins look pretty cute and cozy as well. We were bummed about the fire ban, because that fire pit looked awesome. We would stay here again.

John was very helpful when my mom would go over and ask questions ~ my only suggestion would be a few more big bowls in the kitchen :)

We had a great time

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin with an amazing view. It is beautifully furnished and perfect for all family sizes.

  • 5 of 5

Anything my family forgot, it was provided in this cabin. It was very accommodating. I really enjoyed this stay, my family and I will be back next summer

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for the nice words and we're very happy you had a nice time. Look forward to seeing you again.😊
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Eatonville, WA 98328

Great location close to I-90

  • 5 of 5

There were so many beautiful lakes in the area! Between Coeur d' Alene and Wallace lots of things to see and do!

The lodge was clean and well appointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and it was very nice having you stay at our lodge. God bless you always, John
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Fantastic family vacation :)

  • 5 of 5

Watson's Resort on Rose Lake is a charming, cozy lodge with character. We are a family of 7 and it housed us comfortably and perfectly. With 4 rooms (3 rooms with Queen beds and 1 with bunk beds), extra spacious full bath and one half bath, washer/dryer, fully stocked kitchen, BBQ outside, and very friendly and hospitable property manager and neighbours, gorgeous lake view, clear blue skies and lots of sun, this is truly a hidden gem...just as Rose Lake and the whole Coeur D'Alene area are!!! The lodge sits on top of a tavern where great music is played on weekends, though they shut down things early for us (even though we wanted to hear more music!!!). We also had our first earthquake experience 11:30pm local time on July 5th (epicentre was about 250 miles away in Lincoln, Montana), and the lodge stood strong during the light shaking...another story for us to tell alongside all the fun memories we have of our time on the lake, Independence Day fireworks up close and personal right by the lodge with super-friendly Joe and neighbours (thanks so much!!), Silverwood Amusement Park and Boulder Beach Waterpark, day trip to Spokane, our exploration of Coeur D'Alene, and the celebration of our youngest son's 4th birthday!!

We will always remember your lodge, John!! Much appreciation for how you maintain your property and we hope to visit again in the future when we're in the Coeur D'Alene area. Our family loved it and for those of you considering Watson's Resort on Rose will too!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Heather for your very thoughtful letter. We're so happy for your experience and it sounds you are blessed with a beautiful and loving family. It sounds like you're a wonderful mother and care taker. May you and your family be always watch over and protected, John
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Things To Do When Staying at Watson's rose lake resort

1)Silverwood Theme Park Thrill Rides, Boulder Beach Water Park, Magic Show.

40 miles / 48 minutes from Watson's. Take I-90 west to Exit #12 onto US-95 north toward Sandpoint: 27843 North Highway 95, Athol, ID 83801 | (208) 683-3400 |

2)Triple Play Family Fun Park Indoor Water Park, Ropes Course, Bumper Cars, Bumper Boats, Laser Tag, Go Karts, Mini Golf, Bowling, Climbing Wall, Indoor Water Park. 28 miles / 34 minutes from Watson's. Take I-90 west to Exit #12 onto US-95. Travel 4 miles north to the corner of Highway 95 and Orchard Avenue, directly south of the Super 1 Foods and Hayden Center, in Hayden, ID: 175 W Orchard Ave, Hayden Lake, ID 83835 | (208) 762-PLAY (7529) |

3)Route of the Hiawatha Bike or hike 15 miles downhill on a mountain trail with 10 tunnels and 7 sky-high trestles, including the 1.66 mile long Taft Tunnel. Rent gear and get tickets at Lookout Pass. 42 miles / 41 minutes from Watson's. Take I-90 east to Exit #0 on the Idaho/Montana border: Exit 0, Mullan, ID 83846 | (208) 744-1301 |

4)Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes 72-mile paved cycling, hiking, and skating trail across the Idaho Panhandle. 2 miles | 10 minutes from Watson's to Bull Run Trailhead. Take SR-3 south 2 miles. Follow sign east over the bridge to the trailhead: (208) 682-3814

5) Silver Rapids Indoor Waterpark Surf, Boogie Board, Float, Raft, Slide, Obstacle Course, Bar-Side Hot Tub. 18 miles / 20 minutes from Watson's. Take I-90 east to Exit #49. Turn right onto Bunker Ave.: 610 Bunker Avenue Kellogg, ID 83837 | (866) 344-2675 |

6) Mountain Biking & Gondola Ride

Ride up the mountain on North America's longest gondola and experience the best lift-served biking in the Northwest. At the top you will also find an interpretive nature trail, disc golf course, and Mountain House with kids' play structure and food! 18 miles / 20 minutes from Watson's. Take I-90 east to Exit #49 in Kellogg, ID. Turn right onto Bunker Ave.: 610 Bunker Avenue Kellogg, ID 83837 (866) 344-2675 |

7) Crystal Gold Mine Tour

Go underground in a real gold mine and see gold and silver in the rock walls. Practice panning outside. 20 miles / 22 minutes from Watson's. Take I-90 east to Exit #51 (N. Division). Turn north to Cameron. Go east. The road becomes Silver Valley Rd.: 51931 Silver Valley Road, Kellogg, ID 83837 | (208) 783-4653 |

8) Emerald Creek Garnet Area

Experience the thrill of digging for star garnets at this Forest Service area.

56 miles / 1 hour and 10 minutes. Take SR-3 south to Road 447. Turn onto Rd. 447 8 miles to the parking area. Permits, information, and the sluice area are a 1/2 mile hike up 281 Gulch: St. Joe Ranger Station (208) 245-2531.



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Refundable Damage Deposit $100

Depending on how many total guests and the amount of days the stay price will vary. Bunk room can accommodate 2 children or two adults. Our rates are dependent on the amount of bedrooms per night.. There are 3 queen size bedroom also available in the lodge as well as the bunk room. If you have any questions please drop us a line. Thank you for your interest.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.