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Priest Lake, Idaho!

Industry Observer with Responsive Pest Control

Hello all: Last weekend I was able to spend 3 nights at our lake cabin in Priest Lake, Idaho. I remember last summer when I was able to visit 3 times. I decided that it is my favorite place to go; better than any other place I've been and I've been fortunate to have travelled to a few.

Why do I love Priest Lake so much? Let's start with its unpretentious nature. Situated in northern Idaho less than 50 miles from the Canadian border, Priest Lake is all about getting away. My cell. phone doesn't work at the cabin and I rarely watch TV. I managed to read 2 books and start a 3rd while there so, if you're looking for downtime, Priest Lake is the place.

My family has a history at Priest Lake that started when I was a kid. We have owned our cabin since 1981 and are in the process of building a new outbuilding that will have sleeping quarters and a garage. If you've never been, I encourage you to go. Priest Lake is 22 miles long and has several great amenities to enjoy. From hiking the many trails to boating the lake to stopping in at the numerous resorts for Happy Hour, Priest Lake is truly relaxing. From my house it's a 7 hour drive through Spokane and north.

What are your summer plans? If you're in the Northwest, stop at Priest Lake for a few days if time permits. You will be awed by its beauty! You may even see a moose as I did! Have a great day!

Posted by

Paul McFadden

Esko Kiuru
Bethesda, MD


Sounds like a place to go enjoy a "normal" summer weekend where temperatures are reasonable and swimming in the lake's cool water will tend sharpen your mind. Vegas summers are a challenge, to put it mildly.

Jun 14, 2010 04:05 PM
Kate Kate
San Diego, CA

Paul, my dad loves his home in Omak after living on the bank of the Snake River in Idaho (too far out in the boonies for him). I'm guessing you are not that far from Omak as the crow flies when you are at Priest Lake?

Esko, hey now - Isn't this a cool summer? :)

Jun 15, 2010 12:24 PM
Paul McFadden
Responsive Pest Control - Seattle, WA
Pest Control, Seattle, WA.

Kate: Priest Lake may only be 100 miles or so as the crow flies from Omak. The trouble is getting there. It's probably at least a 5 hour drive. Thanks for stopping by!

Esko: Priest Lake is a wonderful place. You should visit sometime!

Jun 16, 2010 02:35 AM