Talus Rock Retreat

291 Syringa Heights , Sandpoint, 83864 USA (Show map)


A B&B full of whimsical surprises and a tasteful array of treasures from 6 continents, Talus Rock has 3 fully-equipped kitchens, Brazilian tigerwood decks, heated floors, stunning mosaics, copper tin ceilings, tree shower, waterfall, fish-stocked pond, and a 4th floor tower that frames the endless, unparalleled 270 degree views of Lake Pend Oreille and the spectacular Cabinet Mountains. Talus Rock Retreat is the perfect place to host a small, intimate bed and breakfast related corporate or church retreat, family reunion, wedding, honeymoon, holiday party or romantic getaway. We are also conveniently located only one mile from downtown Sandpoint (two minute drive or 5 minute bike ride), tucked away on 18 acres of peacefully secluded forest land.




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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining4.0

Romance of the Rock

5 on September 22, 2016

In medieval terms, romance was a term used to describe stories of adventure and mystery. From the moment one enters the forest of this stunning estate, there is a feeling of peace and beauty; a sense of wonder. This feeling only grows as you approach the home and walk about within. The rooms are comfortable and the innkeepers are the most hospitable you will find. We felt like family at once. And built of wood and stone, this place is solid, through and through...no creaky floors here. The breakfast is great. If possible, I highly recommend the Nooma Expanse room; an absolutely brilliant way to spend a few days away from it all. And it's only just a few minutes from town, but you feel as if you are miles away from anybody.

Relaxing and Serene

4.8 on December 13, 2012

Was surprised by this last minute find. Stone's throw from downtown, yet feel like you are in the mountains. Panda and the rest of the animals very friendly. Good conversation and hostesses very knowledgable of the area and things to do. Would definitely recommend this to anyone!

Great place to stay

4.0 on September 27, 2011

Heather is a wonderful host that makes you feel at home the moment you arrive. The house is great! My son had a blast in her pond and waterfall& enjoyed playing with the neighbor boy. They swam, caught frogs, boated... It's a quiet, relaxing & beautiful place where an adult can relax while the kids play. The animals were great also. Next time I'm staying here again!!!!

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Rooms & Rates

The Grand Arbor

Often chosen as the honeymoon or anniversary suite, this heavenly, romantic, open-air style space features a jetted tub for two, king bed, an octagonal 30-foot copper ceiling, and a one-of-a-kind double-headed tree shower. Open the French doors to a private deck, step outside, and be surrounded by the gorgeous backdrop of North Idaho’s majestic Cabinet Mountains. Breathe in the fresh mountain air of the northwest as the moonbeams dance on the wooden floors.

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

Nightly Rate: $275 - $295

Syringa suite

The Syringa Suite: Perfect for a couple or small family, this lovely room is cozy and luxurious. It’s a plush mini-apartment with a separate ramped entrance, wraparound private deck, full kitchen, relaxing living room (with a queen futon) and an adjoining queen bedroom. Enjoy the intricate details such as the inlaid colorful sunflower mosaic-tiled shower and matching sink, striking copper-colored tin ceilings, and eclectic artwork! Attached to the main area, this executive paradise is private with a separate entrance (so you can have your cake and eat it too!)

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $249 - $295

The Kipling room

The Kipling Room: Enjoy our east-facing Kipling Room featuring a wildly colorful bathroom inlaid with over 200 Talavera Mexican tiles surrounding a deep jetted tub! Open the sliding glass doors to a Parisian balcony and take in the awe-inspiring views of the waterfall, pond and Cabinet Mountains. With a view to behold, this room is peaceful and cozy.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $235

The Rio room

Our pretty, pastel-colored, north-facing bedroom has a view of the horse arena and lush forest that borders the wilderness area. The copper dragonfly sink in the slate and glass tiled bathroom surrounding the deep tub perfect for bubble baths adds a calming touch. The pop-out loft is a fun little cubby incorporating the high ceilings of this cozy room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $159 - $225

The Selkirk room

Decor hints of the open ranges of the Serengeti, splashed with warm earthy tones and afternoon sunlight make this room a favorite. With slate and glass tiled tub/shower, the bathroom is complemented by the hand-hammered copper sink. Sneak up to the cubby for a windowed peak at the forest – you just might see a moose or a bear!

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $149 - $210

The Nooma Escape

A splurging couple or close-knit group will feel thoroughly at home in our versatile 3,200 square-foot luxury suite. It is perfect for an extended family gathering, corporate meeting, ski or youth group function, indulging honeymoon couple, or a friendly get-together. King master bed/bath suite, spacious living/dining room full kitchen, ½ bath, slate fireplace and posh home theater. The ground floor location provides a private entrance and immediate access to the gardens, hot tub, fire pits, and the rolling Talus Rock Retreat acreage.(Can sleep up to 8-10 on futons, fold-out sleepers, bunk beds, and rollaways.)

  • Maximum Capacity: 8
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 3 Double

Nightly Rate: $350 - $350

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Location Type

Downtown, Mountains, Secluded, Small town


Spokane, WA (GEG) 80 miles

Directions to property:

Cross the long bridge over Lake Pend O'reille into Sandpoint. Follow 95 through first light into downtown (you're now on 1 st Ave.) Stay Left. Make the first left on Church Street. GO through 2 crossroads (but no stops) to first stop sign. At stop sign, make a Left (5th Street). Go to light (and T) and bear Right onto Hwy 2 East. Cross Boyer Avenue at light (see "Dubs" on your left). Make a Right on Division. Make the next left on Pine Street. Pass Sandpoint West Athletic Club on left. Go under the overpass. Make a Left on Syringa Heights Road. Count 2 driveways on your left. 291 Syringa Heights Road—goes back into the woods, you'll see a horse arena.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Silverwood Amusement Park, The Festival at Sandpoint, Lost in the 50's, Lake Pond Oreille, Hiking & biking, Skiing at Schweitzer, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Farm, Villa

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Desk, Electric vehicle charging, Fax Machine, Library, Parking, Piano, Pool, Secretarial services, TV Video games, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Outdoor pool & hot tub, Outdoor fire pits, Movie theater in the Nooma Suite

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 4
  • Check Out:: 11
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of the total reservation amount
  • Cancellations: Cancellation Policy A - Lodging 1-2 nights A deposit of 50% of the total reservation amount is required for booking. If cancellation occurs * 7 days or more before your arrival date, then 50% of your deposit will be refunded. * Inside 7 days of arrival your credit card will be charged for the entire amount of booking. * During high season ( Holidays, Holiday weekends and Special Sandpoint Events, such as Lost in the 50s, Winter Carnival, Oktoberfest, and the months of January, June, July, August and December ) cancellations made within 15 days are non-refundable, your credit card will be charged in full. Due to high wedding and total house rental opportunities forgone, if you reserve any Friday, Saturday or Sunday night during high season (as defined above), cancellations made within 100 days will be considered non-refundable; credit card will be charged for entire amount of booking. Cancellation Policy B - Events (15+ guests) and/or 3+nights lodging A deposit of 50% of the total reservation amount is required for booking. NOTE: Events consisting of more than 15 guests will also be subject to both the Damage and Cleaning Deposit Policies.



Heather & Bruce Pedersen

Languages spoken

American Sign Language, English

Resident Pets

Dogs , Farm Animals

About the innkeepers

This God-inspired vision of husband and wife is a response of gratitude to His blessing on our family. Together, we have created this home as a love letter and retreat to serve those who serve others. May He forever bless this offering as a place of rest for souls in need of healing, love and peace. And may we always remember to be unconditionally generous in helping others with the abundance He has allowed us to enjoy. We welcome you. Bruce, Heather, Kipling, Rio and Selkirk

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  • Time Served: 8:30 - 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Kitchen Bar, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free, Dairy Free


Hot Deal

The Nooma Escape For Two Nights, OR THIRD FOR FREE

Regular Rate: $700 now $450 (36% Savings:)

Stay in our executive suite for two nights this week for $450! Two nights in the Nooma is usually $700, so this is a savings of $250! With a theater room, gourmet kitchen, master bedroom, 1.5 baths, at 3,200 sq. ft., this is a steal! OR stay three nights and get your third night FREE - a $1,050 stay for only $700! The Nooma Escape can sleep up to 10 people, extra fee per person applies after four people. Please contact the inn directly at +1-208-255-8458 to redeem this deal.

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