FAQ

faqpicWhat is Elkins Resort?

Elkins is a Full Service Resort with cedar cabins, lodge, award-winning restaurant, lounge, gift shop and store. Elkins Resort has a boat launch, marina with 60 boat slips (covered and open), gasoline pump (boat dock pump & separate pump for snowmobiles & vehicles), a variety of rentals, and a beautiful 2,000 foot swimming beach with playground equipment.

 

Where Is Elkins Resort located?

Built by the Elkins family in 1932, we are located 30 miles south of the Canadian border and 90 miles from Spokane International Airport. Nestled in the Selkirk Mountain Range, our average daily summer temperature is 82 degrees.

 

About the Cabins

Elkins Resort cabins are available for rent 365 days a year. Cabins sleep 2 – 14 people. Rates range from $119/night to $799/night. Each cabin has a full kitchen and is equipped with a refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, dishes, pots, pans, utensils, coffee maker and toaster. Blenders and mixers may be checked out at the front desk. HD TV’s in all the cabins. Briquette BBQ’s are at every cabin. Briquettes are available in the store.

All bedding is provided. Soaps and towels are provided except in July and August. No maid or towel service available

Twenty cabins have fireplaces. Firewood and fire starters are delivered once daily in the early afternoon. Please bring beach chairs and beach towels.

We do not have Hot Tubs or Jacuzzis.

Check-in time is 4:00pm. No early check-ins in July and August, please. Check-out time is 11:00am. No late checkouts in July and August, please.

There is a 2 night minimum stay. During the peak months of July and August there is a weekly minimum Saturday to Saturday stay.

 

About Our Restaurant

Our award-winning restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and has to be experienced to be fully appreciated. The food is out of this world and the service is excellent. Try our world-famous huckleberry daiquiris!

Our Hours:

  • Breakfast 8:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Lunch: 11:30 am – Close
  • Dinner 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Reservations are recommended and appreciated. Call 208-443-2432.

Restaurant and Lounge are open daily June through September, open Weekends October through May, closed mid- March through April and in November.

Pizza is available from 11:30 am to Bar closing in the lounge. Pizza’s can be delivered to your cabin.

Please call the front desk at the lodge for reservations or any general questions: 208-443-2432.

 

About The Lodge

The front desk is open 362 days a year from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm during the fall, winter and spring. The front desk is open 8:00 am – 9:00 pm during the summer. We are here to serve you, answer any questions, make reservations, arrange rentals, and want to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Board Games may be checked out at the front desk.

No rental rooms in the Lodge.

Free Wireless Access in the Lodge area.

Complimentary Spokesman-Review paper is available at the front desk for people staying at the resort in July & August.

Come and enjoy an Espresso in our Espresso Bar.

 

About The Lounge

The lounge is open 11:00 am to Midnight during the summer months. There is live music in the lounge on Thursdays and other select dates. The lounge hosts Karaoke Jam every Tuesday starting at 8:00 pm in July and August.

The Lounge is open when the restaurant is open in the spring, fall, and winter. In very general terms, the restaurant and lounge are open weekends in the fall and late spring, during Christmas and New Year’s, and several weeks during the peak snowmobile season.

The restaurant and lounge are closed mid March to the end of April and then re-open weekends until Memorial Day weekend and daily thereafter during the summer.

Always check with the front desk if there is a question regarding the restaurant and lounge being open.

Wireless internet connection is available at the bar and in the lounge.

 

About The Gift Shop & Store

Open 362 days a year and chock full of goodies! The Gift Shop has all the basics you’ll need – milk, bread, butter, soda, ice, beer, wine, candy, ice cream, etc. The Gift Shop has lots of fun clothing and memorabilia from Elkins Resort and Priest Lake. A Phone Booth is located on the lake side of the store. Spokesman-Review paper available in dispenser in the same area (July and August only).

The Gift Shop is manned full-time during the summer months 8:00 am – 9:00 pm, and is available anytime in the fall, winter, spring months by going to the front desk and the person on duty will open the Gift Shop for you to help you.

When you purchase gas you may pay at the gas dock, Gift Shop or the Front Desk.

 

About Our Rentals

Rental equipment and accessories are available at Elkins Resort. You may rent same day or make arrangements in advance.

Rentals we have available:
3 Pontoon Boats that seat up to 10 people, Canoes, Kayaks, Stand-Up Paddleboards, Water-Skis, Wakeboards, Tubes, Sleds and Snow Shoes.

We do not rent ski boats / speed boats or snowmobiles. Life vests are available for free with boat rental purchases. We do not provide wakeboarding helmets or rope, as we do not allow pulling on our bay. Guests must bring their own fishing poles and equipment.

Ski Boat Rentals Contact:
Four Seasons Rental 208-443-0115
Blue Diamond Marina 208-443-2240
Crown Jewel Water Sports 208-691-3719

Wave Runner Rentals Contact:
Priest Lake Powersports 208-443-2415
Crown Jewel Water Sports 208-691-3719
Blue Diamond Marina 208-443-2240

Snowmobile Rentals Contact:
Priest Lake Yamaha 208-443-2415
Priest Lake MotorWorx 208-443-2020
Priest Lake Outfitters 208-443-8877

 

About The Laundry Facilities

Available at Nordman, 2 miles down on Highway 57, (where you turned right to come to Elkins – Where the Post Office is too).

Laundromat also at the Tamrak in Priest Lake, 11 miles south on Highway 57.

Nordman and The Tamrak at Priest Lake also have small grocery stores.

 

What Types of Activities Are There?

There are lots of things to do at Elkins and Priest Lake. Swim at the beach, rent a canoe, take a walk or extended hike on any of hundreds of trails, go huckleberry picking (late July to early October), boating, water-skiing, mountain-biking, fishing, mushroom hunting (summer and fall), volleyball, rock-climbing, snowmobiling, snow-shoeing, just to mention a few! Elkins Resort is also the place to stay if you just want a restful serene do-nothing vacation. It’s all here!

While there are plenty of old logging routes around the resort, we ask that those who bring their dirt bikes and 4 wheelers only ride on the roads and not on the resort property. Help us keep Elkins’ natural plant life growing healthy and strong.

For something different take a short road trip and visit the Priest Lake Library or the Priest Lake Museum.

Priest Lake is the place to catch record Lake Trout–Mackinaw. While on vacation, it’s best to go with a Guide, unless you’re an experienced deep-water fisherman.

Local Fishing Guides:
Rich Lindsey; Blue Ribbon Charters 208-661-6969

Boat Trailers:

An upper parking lot (across from cabin 20) is available for boat trailers. Please do not park them in front of your cabin or at the Lodge parking area.

 

Golf:

An 18 hole Golf Course is located in Priest Lake, 11 miles south on Highway 57 across from the Tamrak Shopping Center.

 

Weather: 

The weather is gorgeous the whole year round but of course we’re biased! Really, the summer temps are warm, but not too hot typically, and the winter temps are usually in the 20’s which makes for great scenery and snowmobiling. The summer average daily high temperature is 85-90 degrees. Peak summer season lake water temperatures are in the low 70’s. Summer evenings are comfortable with temps in the low 70’s-high 60’s typically. The average winter daily temperature is in the high 20’s-low 30’s. We get a large amount of snow each year, with the higher elevations and surrounding mountains averaging 300 inches each winter. Plenty for snowmobiling on 400 miles of groomed trails accessed from your cabin door.

Additional Information:

No Motor homes or tent camping at Elkins Resort.

Boat Trailers – An upper parking lot is available for boat trailers. Please do not park them in front of your cabin or at The Lodge parking area.

Cell phone coverage with Verizon and AT&T works fairly well.

Elkins hosts Weddings, Conferences and Reunions in the off-season, not in July and August.

On and off-site group and wedding catering available.

There are ten fire pits on the beach that are stocked with wood.