Hotel Ruby Ponderay / Sandpoint



Schweitzer Mountain

Schweitzer is the largest ski resort in Idaho and Washington with 2900 acres of amazing terrain and renowned tree skiing located in the rugged Selkirk Mountains.

Cross Country Skiing​

With more than 9 miles of groomed trails, Farragut offers easy terrain and great views of the lake. Located on the southern tip of Lake Pend Oreille, about 40 minutes driving time from Sandpoint via U.S. Highway 95, Farragut is a crown jewel of Idaho’s state parks.

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 events such as restaurant tours, ski and board parties, bonfires, a Parade of Lights, sleigh rides, and concerts featuring big-time artists.


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!


Biking & Hiking

Looking for a fun and adventurous way to take in the fresh mountain air and beautiful views? Whether you’re a hiker or biker, Schweitzer Mountain offers more than 20 miles of trails with amazing alpine scenery and see-forever views.


Do you like to fish? If so, plan on staying around Sandpoint and its surrounding waters for a while, because you could spend a lifetime learning the ins and outs of Sandpoint's fishing. The trout in the area are big and easy to find!

Lake Activities

When visiting Sandpoint, make it a point to rent a boat and discover why so many people have fallen in love with the area. If you're uncomfortable navigating on unknown waters, take a fishing charter or a scenic cruise. The Pack River and Priest River also provide kayakers plenty of great water to play on.


Playing the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course "The Idaho Club" provides golfers a stern test of their game. For those wishing a more moderate game the Elks course in Sandpoint or Mirror Lake toward Bonners Ferry offer a very competitive and challenging golfing experience.



Free $30 Dining Credit

Tuesday - Saturday Only

When you book the Dine & Stay package directly.