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Plan the Ultimate Long Weekend Getaway at Vacation Rentals in Sandpoint & Dover Bay

By Sandpoint Idaho Resorts, Things to Do in Sandpoint, Vacation Rentals Sandpoint

Who says you need a full week off to have a relaxing and memorable vacation? When you plan a visit to Dover Bay Resort, you can have just as much fun in four days as you can seven. Our collection of vacation rentals in Sandpoint puts you near countless adventures, both in our waterfront resort and the surrounding town. In order to have the best experience possible, there’s a bit of work to do before you arrive.

1. Reserve Your Home Away from Home

Located on 285 acres, our planned residential resort community is comprised of a wide range of accommodations. Our vacation rentals include bungalows, condos, and lofts. By offering such a variety of rental types, we can host groups of all sizes and budgets.

Browse our inventory and find the Lake Pend Orielle home base that meets your wants and needs. No matter which option you reserve, you’ll have all the comforts of home and extra amenities ranging from hot tubs to fireplaces.

2. Research Things to Do

There is no shortage of things to do during your stay, both in the resort and the surrounding area. We recommend taking time before you arrive to look up what you want to do during your getaway and create a rough itinerary. Some popular suggestions include the following: 

3. Pack Your Bags and Head Out on a Memorable Getaway

After all the prep work is done, all that’s left is to pack your bags when the time comes and get ready for a memorable escape. You’ll feel at home the moment you arrive at Dover Bay Resort. No matter which of our Dover Bay or Sandpoint vacation rentals you reserve, you’ll have everything you need to relax and unwind after a day of fun. 

While every rental comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, we also have an incredible on-site restaurant that’s perfect for when you don’t feel like cooking. Email or call 208-263-5493 to start planning your long weekend getaway today.

Hit the Slopes Skiing in Idaho

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Hit the Slopes Skiing in Idaho

Nestled on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille rests a waterfront resort community that’s close to everything you need for a memorable getaway. As a four seasons resort, Dover Bay Resort is the perfect destination any time of year. Our community near Sandpoint is the ideal home base for those who love to embrace all that comes with winter. Not only will you have a cozy place to warm up after a day of fun, but you’ll also be close to some of the best skiing in Idaho.

Everything to Know about Schweitzer Mountain

World-class skiing is only a 30-minute drive from your Lake Pend Oreille rental. Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort has earned a reputation for being a go-to place for skiing in Northern Idaho. Found in the Selkirk Mountains, this resort has almost 3,000 acres of terrain, which means plenty of breathtaking beauty to take in on your rides.


The mountain generally opens toward the end of November, but this is all dependent on both natural snowfall and the resort’s snowmaking efforts. The best way to keep track of conditions is to check their report for updates.

Lift Tickets

You have several options for lift tickets, ranging from full-day to half-day tickets. If you know you’re going to be visiting us quite often during the winter, consider purchasing a season pass.

Ski Lessons

Whether you’re new to this sport or simply looking to improve your skills, reserve your lesson with an experienced coach. With lessons available for all ages and skill levels, you can find something that fits your needs and group best.

Ski Trails and Special Events

Home to two bowls, there is no shortage of trails at Schweitzer. The Outback Bowl is found just over the ridge and is home to runs of all levels. Head to the top of the Schweitzer Bowl on one of two high-powered quad lifts. For a unique skiing experience, purchase tickets for Twilight Skiing, which takes place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Reserve Your Ski Vacation Home Base

After a long day of skiing, head back to the comfort of Dover Bay Resort, one of the top waterfront resorts in Idaho. Rest up for another day of fun while watching the snow fall from the comfort of your cozy home base. Our resort features a range of accommodation options, including bungalows, lofts, and condos. This variety allows us to host groups of all sizes and budgets.


In addition to phenomenal vacation rentals, our community near Sandpoint is home to incredible on-site amenities like with waterfront dining at the Dish Restaurant and more. Rent snowshoes from Dover Bay Market and explore our stunning trails, or go for a swim at Dover Bay’s Lake Club Fitness Center outdoor heated pool. The best way to learn more about our resort and booking your winter getaway is by calling 208-263-5493 or emailing