A Romantic Weekend Guide to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

June 22, 2022
A Romantic Weekend Guide to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

One of the best romantic weekend getaway locations is a small city nestled in the mountains of Nothern Idaho called Coeur d’Alene. From endless outdoor activities to top-notch resorts and eateries, this destination is the perfect place to sneak away with your loved one for a few nights. Below we’re sharing some of your favorite places to stay, things to do, restaurants to eat at and places to relax for the ultimate romantic weekend away!

Photo sourced from CDA Resort

Where to Stay

Blackwell Hote

Nestled in the historic Coeur d’Alene district is the luxurious Blackwell Boutique Hotel. Boasting 9 contemporary suites each with their own special design, this boutique hotel is a gorgeous option for your Coeur d’Alene stay! Dancing with the Stars fan? Recently, judge Julianne Hough and her hubby Brooks Laich hosted a welcome dinner for their wedding at the Blackwell!

The Coeur d’Alene Resort

Situated perfectly in the heart of Coeur d’Alene, the Coeur d’Alene Resort offers just about everything you would want for a weekend away. Guests have easy access to downtown shopping, restaurants, and parks, while also having the perks of a full-service private spa and hotel. The resort offers many additional activities, including golf, boat rentals, and more!

Photo sourced from Coeur d’Alene Resort

Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Located outside of Coeur d’Alene in Sandpoint, ID, the Schweitzer Mountain Resort has magnificent mountain views of three mountain ranges, three states, Canada and Lake Pend Oreille. This gorgeous resort has all of the amenities to make a romantic weekend or wedding perfect.

Photo sourced from Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Where to Adventure

The city of Coeur d’Alene is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and relaxation seekers. Guests can spend their days taking part in a wide range of water sports and outdoor activities. The Coeur d’Alene Golf & Spa Resort offers something for every couple, whether it’s a round of golf, taking a lake cruise, or kayaking.

Downtown Coeur d’Alene features over 100 stores in a 6-block area, making it the perfect activity for an evening adventure. In addition, the entire city offers 50 miles of pedestrian and bike paths and an additional 8.5 miles of hiking trails!

Where to Eat

Cedars Floating Restuarant 

If you’re looking for a unique experience with delicious food, Cedars Floating Restuarant is one of a kind. Dining directly over the water, the restaurant offers some of the best locally-sourced Pacific Northwest-inspired dishes in town. Sip on cocktails while enjoying the 360-degree views of the surrounding area. Before you go, make a reservation as this hot spot in town often fills quickly on busy nights!

Photo courtesy of Cedars Floating Restaurant

The Garnet Cafe

Another exceptional stop for food is The Garnet Cafe. Modest from the exterior, this eatery is a hidden gem in Coeur d’Alene. Serving breakfast and brunch, those who stop in can enjoy farm-to-table meals with many vegetarian options. Started by local organic farms and foodies in 2010, the location has been a staple in the town for over a decade and was voted ‘Best Breakfast in Idaho’ by Food & Wine Magazine.

Where to Relax

Resort Boat Rentals

One of the hardest decisions to make when planning a romantic trip is choosing between a destination with mountains or a beach. Here, you don’t have to choose! One of the best ways to relax in Coeur d’Alene is to rent a boat and hit the water for a day. The crystal-clear waters are the perfect temperature for a refreshing dip in the summer.

Photo sourced from CDA Resort


Coeur d’Alene Resort and Spa

If you are looking for a little extra pampering, the Coeur d’Alene Resort and Spa is the perfect place to treat yourself during a romantic weekend away. The spa offers a wide range of treatments – including couples massages! There are two main choices for couples looking to relax and unwind together

Suite Indulgence Package – This couples package includes a foot massage, hand-softening treatment, and acupressure face massage. The 100-minute service also includes a romantic foot soak in the spa overlooking the Lake Couer d’Alene as your sip on complimentary champagne paired when a tasty treat of chocolate.

Couples Aromatherapy Massage – Experience the ultimate relaxation together during your couple’s aromatherapy massage. Choose between a 50-minute massage or a 75-minute massage in our romantic couple’s suites.

Photo sourced from CDA Resort 

Couer d’Alene’s unique location in the Rocky Mountains offers everything one could possibly want when it comes to a mountain and lake paradise. Whether you travel there for your wedding, honeymoon, romantic weekend, or bachelorette party, there is more than enough to explore, see, and eat!

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