Where to stay around Priest Lake, US?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 42 vacation rentals near Priest Lake. From 26 Bungalows to 26 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Priest Lake for a holiday or a weekend are on VRBO.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Priest Lake?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Priest Lake. From VRBO travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Canada: 37,675 vacation rentals
  • Washington: 11,018 vacation rentals
  • British Columbia: 12,292 vacation rentals
  • Sandpoint: 298 vacation rentals
  • Canadian Rockies: 13,224 vacation rentals

And VRBO offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Priest Lake! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Priest Lake?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Priest Lake:

  • Sandpoint: 298 rentals
  • Sagle: 221 rentals
  • Bonners Ferry: 45 rentals
  • Priest River: 331 rentals
  • Newport: 71 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Priest Lake is a picture-perfect paradise in Idaho

Located 30 miles south of the Canadian border in Northern Idaho’s panhandle, Priest Lake offers a spectacular background for outdoor adventure. Whether you’re hopping over babbling streams along the Lakeshore Trail or ice fishing in Cavanaugh Bay, it’s obvious why this town is called “Idaho’s Crown Jewel”. Priest Lake vacation rentals are a great way to escape to this outdoor playground. From lakefront lodges with sweeping views of the water to secluded cabins in the woods, finding the perfect spot to enjoy a little downtime is easy.

Soak up the scenery in Priest Lake

Bring your walking boots _ Priest Lake's array of hiking trails means you're going to need them. You'll be spoiled for choice but if you only have time for one trek, head to Roosevelt Grove of Ancient Cedars. It's a bit of a drive but the feel of the spray from the waterfalls amid the grandeur of the surrounding cedar trees makes it worthwhile. Prefer to soak up the scenery from the seat of a mountain bike? A reasonably strenuous 3-mile climb up Plowboy Mountain is soon forgotten as you feel the wind hitting your face on your way back down.

Discover historic attractions in Priest Lake

Part of the appeal of Priest Lake vacation rentals is that they offer a great base from which to explore the quaint spots that line the shoreline. The Priest Lake Museum, which looks at life in the area in the 1930s, is a great place to start. Travel even further into Priest Lake's history by heading to the Vinther-Nelson Cabin on the east side of Eightmile Island. This cabin, accessible only by boat, dates to 1897. A National Historic Site, it is perhaps Priest Lake's best-known historical landmark. Both attractions open regularly during the summer months.

Priest Lake is sensational in all seasons

Priest Lake vacation rentals are a year-round option although the usually perfect weather over the summer means that temperatures in July and August will often soar past 80 degrees. These glorious summer months are also the perfect time to hunt for huckleberries around Lamb Creek Road. Spring is a great time to hike through the lush surrounding landscape while fall brings with it clear night skies and awe-inspiring views of the northern lights. Heavy snow in winter entices the snowmobiling crowd, keen to take on the area's powder bowls and more than 400 miles of groomed trails.

Explore mountains, beaches, and state parks in Priest Lake

While the jewel in the crown here is the 19-mile long Priest Lake, that expanse of sparkling water means you can also explore some 80 miles of shoreline, much of which is made up of sandy beaches. The town is cradled by the Selkirk Mountains where the alpine Hunt and Standard Lakes present an idyllic fishing spot in the warmer months and winter sees skiers and snowboarders tearing up miles of crisp white slopes. Wildlife enthusiasts can head to Priest Lake State Park to catch a glimpse of black bears, moose, and whitetail deer.