Hotel Ruby Sandpoint | Ponderay


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

Fall Activities

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*Guests must reserve a hotel room for the night/weekend or purchase a Family Style Meal from Farmhouse Kitchen to attend this event. You can call the restaurant at 208-255-2603 to reserve a Family Style Meal.

We are hosting our very first event in our outdoor Pavilion: Oktober in the Park! 🎃👻🕸️

On Saturday, October 28th from 4pm-7pm we will be hosting a spooktacular event with fun-filled activities including:

🎥 A movie projector showing family friendly Halloween flicks
🎃 Pumpkin decorating contest
🥤 Beverage station for kids and adults
🎟️ Raffles
🍖 Meals from Farmhouse Kitchen BBQ

Raffles prizes include:

  • One $100 North 40 Outfitters Gift Card
  • One month of FREE carwashes from 95 Express Carwash
  • Two $30 Panhandle Restaurant Partners Gift Cards


Book your stay now using promo code: FSDR to gain access to the event and receive a $30 dining voucher to Panhandle Restaurant Partners’s restaurants; Farmhouse Kitchen, Breakfast, and Savory Neighborhood Grill. 

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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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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!

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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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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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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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!



*Guests must reserve a hotel room from the night/weekend or purchase a Family Style Meal from Farmhouse Kitchen to attend this event. You can call the restaurant at 208-255-2603 to reserve a Family Style Meal.

Flicks, Drinks, and Prizes, oh my! Join Hotel Ruby Sandpoint on October 28th in its new outdoor Pavilion for “Oktober in the Park!” There will be family friendly Halloween movies playing, a pumpkin decorating contest, and raffle prizes!

When you book a room you gain access to the event and a $30 dining voucher to Panhandle Restaurant Partner’s restaurants!