Hotel Ruby Sandpoint | Ponderay

Activities

There are plenty of fun-filled activities to do around the Sandpoint/Ponderay areas in the Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter!

Winter Activities

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Schweitzer Mountain

Idaho’s largest resort with 2,900 acres of terrain and renowned tree skiing, Schweitzer is your winter sport destination. Whether you’re a skier, a snowboarder, or something in between, Schweitzer has it all.

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Snowmobiling

For those with their own ‘cats, the Sandpoint Winter Riders Snowmobile Club recommends checking out Roman Nose peak, the Sundance Fire area near Bonners Ferry, Drew Creek Loop, Pearson Creek, Upper Pack River and Trestle Creek. Finish up with a relaxing dip in Ruby’s indoor hot tub after a long day out!

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Sledding & Tubing

Family fun for everyone! Hit the hills with a family favorite past-time! There are several sledding hills in Sandpoint, as well as our own on the Hotel Ruby Sandpoint property!

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Sleigh Rides

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a horse drawn sleigh ride through the beautiful countryside of Sandpoint! It’s a family tradition in the making

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Sandpoint Winter Carnival

The Sandpoint Winter Carnival has been held every year since February of 1973. This party up north is the perfect way to celebrate winter, with restaurant tours, ski and board parties, bonfires, a Parade of Lights, sleigh rides, and concerts featuring big-time artists.

Spring/Summer Activities

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Hiking & Bike Trails

Enjoy the breathtaking scenic views of Sandpoint with several hiking and mountain biking trails!

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Golf

Whether you’re looking for a tournament-ready 18 hole course, or something smaller, Sandpoint offers a variety of golf courses with easy access.

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Fishing

You don’t need to be an expert angler to catch some big fish!  With a variety of lakes in the area, and an even larger variety of fish to catch, you can bank on a great day in the water no matter where you choose to anchor! Bonus tip: You can get your fishing permit at North 40 located right next to Hotel Ruby!

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Horseback Riding

Enjoy the beautiful natural scenery of the Sandpoint & Ponderay area on your own equestrian adventure! 

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Lake Activities

Enjoy everything from boat tours, sailing, swimming, and more on Lake Pend Oreille, the largest lake in Idaho! 

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Sandpoint Music Festival

Sandpoint’s annual outdoor summer music concert series is one you won’t want to miss! Over forty years of local vendors, music, and more in an intimate outdoor setting.

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Summer at Schweitzer

You don’t need to to visit in the winter to enjoy the beautiful Schweitzer Mountain! Scenic chairlift rides, huckleberry picking, disc golf, geocaching, and many more fun-filled family activities!

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Scenic Drives

Beautiful  scenic views of mountains, lakes, and wildlife can be seen when driving the surrounding Sandpoint area on several routes with easy access. 

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Kayaking & Water Sports

Get on the water with lessons and rentals from kayaks to paddleboards, jets skis and more!

Fall Activities

Scarywood

Silverwood Theme Park transforms into a spooky theme park from September-October for a scary good time filled with rides, haunted attractions, and roaming monsters.

Pumpkin Patches

There are a few pumpkin patches and corn mazes surrounding the Sandpoint area that is filled with family friendly activities.

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Sandpoint Farmer's Market

Enjoy local farm, craft, and food vendors as well as live music every Saturday, 9am-1pm and every Wednesday 3-5:30pm from April 29 – October 14!

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Breweries

With so many outdoor activities, maybe a brewery trail is more your style! Enjoy local beers and locally sourced wines at several locations in Sandpoint!

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Sandpoint Shopping District

Beat the heat and enjoy a day of retail therapy in the historic Sandpoint Shopping District with local shops, art galleries, and more!

ADVENTURES ahead

SANDPOINT & PONDERAY EVENTS

Stay 3 Nights, Save 25%

When you book any room for 3 consecutive weeknights you will receive 25% off your room! Plus, you’ll receive an $30 dining voucher to Farmhouse Kitchen BBQ. 

Select your dates and book using the “Stay 3 Save 25%” link.