Sleep’s is more than just S’mores

S’mores has become a dessert option at restaurants. So you order up. But as you melt the marshmallow over an open flame at your table and assemble your version of a personal s’more, the first bite brings back the memory of your first taste. The lake!

Definitely not the same feeling you get at the restaurant, but rather with friends sitting around a campfire sharing the day’s events. The smells of the lake and pine trees wafting in the air. Your hair donning a dry version of wet hair from swimming and diving all day. Subtle hints of sunscreen perfumes the sunset. You’re wearing the same sweatshirt as the night before, with stains from last night’s s’mores proudly displayed. Each person taking a bite and the descriptions of flavor emanating from their smiles. Left with a sugar high and the telltale chocolate ring around the smiles, the stories begin and go long into the midnight hour.

Soon the kids are sawing logs while the adults share dreams and memories. Can’t it be like this always? Not quite, but you can revisit the perfect s’more at Sleeps Cabins. Cozy cabins tucked beneath the trees and starry nights. Panoramic views of beautiful Lake Pend Oreille where eagles dive for fish, are the norm. You can feel the stress melt from your body, and remember what life is supposed to be.

As you climb into your cozy bed with fresh sheets, you drift off into a peaceful rest dreaming of another day at the lake.  The real place to eat s’mores.

Why Book Your Summer Family Vacation at Sleep’s Cabins

Family Lake VacationWhen you think of your perfect family vacation, what images come to mind? Does it involve your kids laughing and playing outside all day? Does it include time together as a family making lasting memories? Do you see yourself enjoying fresh air, gorgeous views and an escape from your digital lives? If so, your dream vacation is waiting for you.

When you and your family book your next summer vacation with Sleep’s Cabins, you will experience the beauty and splendor of northern Idaho while making memories that will last a lifetime.


Here are a few of the many reasons you should book your summer family vacation at Sleep’s Cabins.

#1. Your family will enjoy your own private cabin, complete with everything you’ll need for a fantastic stay at the lake. Each cabin comes fully furnished and stocked with all the housewares you’ll need. Our amenities include quality bed linens and towels, a well-equipped kitchen, and an outdoor barbecue area that consists of a grill, table and chairs.

#2. Our grounds offer plenty of outdoor activities for everyone in your group. Take advantage of everything that Lake Pend Oreille has to provide when you stay at Sleep’s Cabins. With amazing views of the lake and the surrounding mountains, you and your family will enjoy convenient lake access from our private docks as well as a dedicated swimming hole. Fishing, boating and swimming are just steps away from your front door. We supply both kid & adult paddle boards, kayaks and life jackets. We also have a couple of adult bikes for riding across the famous Long Bridge into town for coffee at Evans Brothers, or some homemade ice cream at Panhandle Cone & Coffee. You can also continue your fun into the evening by enjoying gorgeous sunsets and a lakeside campfire at one of our fire pits.

#3. When you are ready to explore the local area, Sandpoint, Idaho has so much to offer. This quaint town offers year-round mountain sports and events at the Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort. Explore the surrounding forests with a family hike, or spend a day at the local water park, Silverwood Theme Park, for a fun-filled adventure.

Sleep’s Cabins promises to become “Your Place at the Lake,” and we work hard to deliver. For a fun, memorable outdoor adventure, you can’t go wrong with this lakeside getaway. Book your next vacation today.


Vacation Memories from Sandpoint

Back in the day, a family vacation might consist of loading the station wagon with bathing suits, beach towels, Coppertone and sleeping bags, then hitting the road for a four-hour car trip to a rented cabin on a lake. Mom and dad in the front, dog and kids fighting for room in the back, playing the alphabet game, and asking every 30 minutes, “Are we there yet…?” No cell phones, no DVD players, no electronic games, just the sounds of your brothers whining, “She’s looking at me….” Now that’s the start of a great family vacation to the lake.

In North Idaho, with three major lakes within 100 miles of each other, and countless small lakes along the way, there is a cornucopia of vacation spots to choose from. So recapture those memories of the lake in order to pass them down to your children. Just a 5.5 hour drive from Seattle, beautiful, quaint Sandpoint, Idaho, situated on the North Shore of Lake Pend Oreille, is practically on your doorstep.

When looking for lodging options, you’ll want to check out Sleep’s Cabins (, locally owned and operated by Brent and Tawnie Sleep. Located on the South end of the lake’s iconic Long Bridge, these charming lakefront cottages start at just $195 per night (even in high season), with some sleeping 6 or more per cabin and full kitchens. A stay at Sleep’s is like a step back to those childhood summers, when your morning started with a swimsuit and the evenings ended with a sunburn and fishing off the dock with grandpa. Campfire by the lake and s’mores for all. We slept like babies and woke to more lake fun for days. Memories that we will always cherish!

Written By Tamara Williams