Hotel at a Glance: Silver Mountain Lodging at Silver Mountain Resort
Silver Mountain Lodging is set near the heart of the action at Silver Mountain Resort, but there’s plenty to keep guests entertained right at the hotel. Head to the Silver Rapids indoor water park to hang ten on a FlowRider surfing simulator, wind along a lazy river, or rush down tube slides. Afterward, refuel with burgers and ice cream at the park’s restaurant and bar.
- Where you’ll stay: Choose a one-bedroom condo to enjoy a fireplace and full kitchen. All rooms included in this Getaway have balconies.
- Tee off: One option includes an 18-hole round of golf and cart rental for two at the onsite Galena Ridge Golf Course.
- Grab a bite: Five restaurants at Silver Mountain Resort offer American fare—some also pour drinks and microbrews.
- Work up a sweat in the fitness center, then unwind in a rooftop hot tub overlooking the mountains.
Kellogg, Idaho: Rocky Mountain Adventure Outside Spokane
Though it thrived as a mining town for nearly 100 years, tiny Kellogg now draws vacationers looking for year-round mountain adventure. In winter, Silver Mountain Resort invites skiers and snowboarders to tackle 73 trails and a terrain park spread across two peaks. Summer means mountain biking and whitewater rafting on the Clark Fork River. Kellogg is just 10 miles south of an entrance to Coeur d’Alene National Forest, where you may spot elk and deer as you fish in its many waterways or go snowmobiling through the backcountry.
If you’re looking for a day trip, drive about an hour west to Spokane. Though it’s Washington’s second-largest city, it manages to stay in touch with its green side. You’ll find many parks and gardens, as well as the Spokane River, which flows directly through downtown. The thundering Spokane Falls can be found at Riverfront Park, a 100-acre public green space that also features a century-old carousel, an opera house, and an outdoor ice skating rink (open from October through March).