Sandpoint, Idaho

Get to know Schweitzer's home town! 

Welcome to our charming town of Sandpoint, ID, voted by Rand McNally as the "Most Beautiful Small Town in America!"

view of snowy first ave in sandpoint with holiday lights

Conveniently located only 11 miles from Schweitzer Mountain, on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille, Sandpoint has it all including a thriving arts community, fantastic restaurants, and local craft beers & wines. Stop into MickDuff'sTrinity at City BeachEichardt's, or The Fat Pig for lunch or dinner before heading up to the mountain - you'll be glad you did! 

cedar street public market sign with christmas lights

Year round, there's plenty to do, plenty to see, and plenty of places to play! Summertime offers the renowned Festival at Sandpoint concert series and our locals' favorite - the Farmer's Market, held every Saturday morning and Wednesday afternoons in Farmin Park during June, July & August. Silverwood Theme Park is only 20 minutes away and offers an excellent day of thrills and excitement. 

ariel view of sandpoint and schweitzer  from lake pend oreille

For more information on what Sandpoint has in store for you, check out VisitSandpoint!


Staying in town is a great option when visiting Schweitzer. There you'll be close to some of the areas best restaurants, bars and shops. Plus, thanks to the SPOT bus, you can ride public transportation from town all the way to Schweitzer's village during the winter season! 

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