Log Spirit Bed & Breakfast

31328 North Tiara Lane , Athol, ID 83801-9101 USA (Show map)


Award-winning Log Spirit B&B is a magnificent log lodge, nestled in 30 secluded acres, surrounded by woods and mountains - a quiet place to relax, yet close to a wide variety of year-round activities (see the "Fun Actvities" page on our website). From gourmet breakfasts you won't forget to spacious, comfortable rooms that all offer their own personalities, you'll enjoy our warm country hospitality at every turn. For vacations, getaways, weddings, anniversaries, family reunions, or any other special time, we invite you to share our spirit.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

wonderful hostess

5 on August 18, 2015

What a wonderful property with a great hostess. Breakfast featured fresh eggs, vegetables and fruit raised on the property. Every dish was excellent. Robin, the hostess is quite the chef. On request, she serves private four-course meals at a reasonable price. Ours was fabulous. She also made us cookies. She is gracious and caring. We loved it so much we stayed an extra day.

An absolutely WONDERFUL experience.

5 on July 18, 2015

We could not find a suitable place in Coeur d'Alene, so we took a chance at this B&B. We were glad we did, too, since the property run by Robin is outstanding. She researched for 11 years before deciding on a Log Cabin builder to build this one-of-a-kind property. We will always remember it. Robert & Deborah Underwood from Austin, TX

Heaven with a side of Hospitality

4.8 on November 19, 2014

Such an amazing stay! We enjoyed this lovely log cabin for our "staycation" . The views were breathtaking, it was comfortable, food was delicious and the owner was extremely welcoming. Will definitely be back!

What a Gem!

5 on October 29, 2014

We stay for three nights at the Log Spirit in the Autumn Room. Everything was top notch. Very clean rooms; friendly, helpful and knowledgeable owners; amazing breakfast and a beautiful location. A great place to relax or to use as a base camp for North Idaho.

Wonderful quilt retreat

5 on October 01, 2014

We stayed here for a quilt retreat and had so much fun. The food was awesome and everything was perfect. We will definitely make plans to come here again!

Loved our stay

5 on August 25, 2014

We loved the Log Spirit- our room was Winter and we loved the private deck area plus the view from the deck was wonderful. Robin and Lew were great hosts and our breakfast was delicious. We stay at a lot of B&Bs and found the Log Spirit to be on the top of our list as places to stay and return. The quietness and area to explore by walking was great.

First Belgians

4.4 on August 17, 2014

Almost a month ago, on july 28th we stayed with Robin and Lew. It was our first stop of a three week tour through the US which took us form Seattle to LA. Not on one occasion we found a better place to stay. Exceptional beauty of the environment, civilized wilderness, very cozy lodge, friendly people... What else could you wish. The flag hanging ceremony during breakfast (first Belgian guests) is the talk of the family. Everybody wants to see the pictures. Greetings from your Belgian fans.

July trip to Silverwood

4.2 on August 13, 2014

It was time to take the grandkids back to Silverwood, and everyone opted to stay in a B&B this time . We didn't want to pull the RV out of storage. and nobody likes the noisy environment of a hotel. We found our room adequate for 6 people- plenty of room, a large bathroom, and a great deck with a hot tub to ourselves .I was disappointed however, that the beds were extremely hard. , and the room was very warm. The temperature was 95 the 2 days we were there, and although it cools down at night, its hard to sleep in a hot room and on a hard bed The grounds were lovely, and we were able to walk around and admire the flowers, chickens, and waterfalls. Everyone enjoyed the breakfast of fresh fruit and French toast one day, Huckelberry pancakes the next time. Overall our visit was great- close to the theme park, and in a quiet location. Would I do it again ? yes- if I could assure the room temperature and bed softness were adequate

Awesome B&B

5 on August 01, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 5 nights recently. It was the perfect location for us. It was quiet and peaceful, yet we were only about 20 minutes from most of our activities. We loved it here and feel this was a way better value than the local "nicer" hotels. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. They do not have TV available (purposely), so if that is a deal breaker, you may want to stay somewhere else.

Chick Trip Adventure

4.4 on July 27, 2014

Fresh laid eggs and garden grown fruit made breakfast a delight! Robin and Lew warmly welcomed us to their B&B. We enjoyed our stay on our first "chick trip" - 3 granddaughters, mom and "nanny." Minutes away from Silverwood Amusement & Water Park gave us the best of both worlds; day time fun and cozy sleeps after a soak in the hot tub right outside our room. Lew's recommendation to see the Illusionist, Nick Norton and to take the train ride were highlights along with the comfort of Log Spirit B&B.

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Rooms & Rates

Spring Room

The Spring Room is our handicapped-accessible room, featuring a two-person walk- or roll-in shower and a wheelchair-accessible sink/vanity. Decorated in warm pastel colors, Spring has an antique metal queen-size bed, plus direct access to the covered deck outside. Please note that the rates shown are the maximum for two people; please ask about available discounts.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $130 - $130

Summer Room

This main-floor room, facing the sunset with soft pastels and an antique metal queen-size bed, also has exterior entry to the eight-foot-wide covered wraparound deck, with chairs and a table just outside the door. Please note that the rates shown are the maximum for two people; please ask about discounts available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $130 - $130

Autumn Room

On the northwest corner of the main floor, Autumn provides both mountain and sunset views - even better from the covered deck outside your second door - and is decorated in rich fall colors. The focal point is a massive log bed with hand-carved bears on two of the posts. Please note that the rates shown are the maximum for two people; please ask about available discounts.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $130 - $130

Winter Room

Winter provides virtually unobstructed views of the mountains to the north, including Schweitzer Ski Resort, along with the surrounding woods - the exterior entry takes you right out onto the covered deck. Decorated in crisp blues and whites, this room also has a large log bed. Please note that the rates shown are the maximum for two people; please ask about available discounts.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $130 - $130

Midnight Dream Room

This huge room located alone on the balcony level is often called the honeymoom suite. Midnight Dream features a custom-built king-size bed, extra storage, a sitting area, refrigerator, and a large private balcony with a hot tub, all overlooking the gardens and the waterfall and pond. Please note that the rates shown are the maximum for two people; please ask about available discounts.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $190 - $190

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Location Type



Spokane, WA (GEG) 55 miles

Directions to property:

Take US Highway 95 north from Coeur d'Alene or south from Sandpoint to Highway 54 in Athol; turn east, towards Farragut State Park, and go 1/2 mile to Howard Road (you'll see our blue-and-white road signs along the way); turn left on Howard, and go 1.8 miles to Tiara Lane; turn right and drive to the end of the road, where you'll find our entrance on your left.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, See the "Things To Do" page on our website, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Copier, DVD Player, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Radio

On-site activities

Hiking trails

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Specified locations only; this is a wooded site.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Those under age 18 may not occupy a room without an adult.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Fee for pets; a very nice nearby kennel is also available.
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Holidays, special events & weekends for larger rooms; otherwise, 1 night.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: VISA or MasterCard nonrefundable deposit required for first night's rate, including taxes.
  • Cancellations: Guests are responsible for payment in full, including taxes, for all nights for all rooms for which they have confirmed reservations. If you must cancel for any reason up to 14 days prior to your arrival date, we will refund your deposit, less a $25 processing fee per room. Cancellations made after that date will forfeit the full deposit, or, if guaranteed by credit card, a like amount will be charged to your card. If we are able to re-book the same room(s) for the same night(s) at the same rate(s), we will refund the deposit amount to you, less the same processing fees.
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Robin McKellar and Lew VanDeMark

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About the innkeepers

We love the outdoors, as our location on 20 acres surrounded by woods and mountains shows. When time permits (which isn't often enough), we both enjoy riding our motorcycles and seeing this great country. But mostly we enjoy sharing this great log lodge with our guests, many of whom have become friends. We hope you'll join them!

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Full, multi-course gourmet

  • Time Served: Usually 8:00 - may vary
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Country Apple Fritters
Fresh apple slices dipped in a cinnamon-seasoned batter, cooked on a griddle much like a pancake, and served with warm maple syrup. Simple, but simply delightful!

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