Our local publication, Sandpoint Living Local, published an article about our cabin’s in the July 2016 issue.
North Idaho treasure provides
BY PATTY HUTCHENS
IT’S NOT ONLY A FAMILY TREASURE but a community treasure
as well. Sleep’s Cabins, located on the south side of the Long Bridge
just off Highway 95 on Lakeshore Drive, has been a place where three
generations have created lifelong memories. And that is not about to
end anytime soon.
Built by the grandparents of current owner Brent Sleep in the 1930s,
the cabins that sit on the shores of beautiful Lake Pend Oreille have
been a vacation spot for many over the decades. A place where people
create memories of family vacations, reunions, ladies’ weekends and
romantic getaways. And while there have been changes to the cabins
over the last couple of years, much remains the same.
When contemplating the repairs that needed to be done to some of the
structures, it was then Brent and his wife Tawnie decided to provide
the gift of lakeside living to others who can call this sanctuary home.
In addition to continuing to rent out several cabins, they decided to
replace a few of the older homes.
Of the original seven cabins, there are three that have been replaced
with beautiful up-to-date homes that complement the rustic older
cabins. Two of the homes have sold, one is currently for sale and there
is also a lake lot for sale. But the good news is, they still rent out four
of the original cabins as well. And if you have never stayed there, you
must put it on your to do list.
“We wanted to keep some cabins to continue to rent to those who
vacation here as well,” said Tawnie who said the original Sleep Family
Cabin, which sleeps up to 10 comfortably, is the perfect option for large
families or those who want to vacation with friends. And with rates as
low as $95 per night in the off season for one of the smaller cabins, it is
a wonderful getaway for those traveling from far away or for locals just
looking to enjoy a “staycation” on the lake.
With breathtaking views of the majestic mountains and lake, a dock at
the water’s edge, and a lakeside campfire, guests enjoy magical sunsets
and the serenity this location offers. Whether it is swimming, fishing or
enjoying a great barbecue, guests have often referred to Sleep’s Cabins
as a slice of paradise.
As you walk into the cabins, you not only feel as though you are
entering a peaceful retreat, but you will get a lesson in history as well.
Preserving the history of not only the cabins but also the generations
that came before them is important to both Brent and Tawnie. The
décor, which includes shelves of old books from which to choose, takes
you back to a simpler time.
A true North Idaho gem, Sleep’s Cabins offers a unique blend of
comfort and coziness. One visitor shared that it was her second time
coming to the cabin and it felt “just like coming home.” Others have
commented on not only the accommodations, but also the friendliness
of the Sleep family and the community of Sandpoint, which is just a
short drive across the Long Bridge.
So whether you are hosting guests from out of town or looking for a
getaway in one of the most beautiful places in the world, be sure to put
Sleep’s Cabins at the top of your list. And I guaranty your first visit will
not be your last.
231 Lakeshore Drive
Sagle, ID 83860
208.255.2122 or 866.302.2122