My family of five stayed, all too briefly, in the Syringa Suite for two nights. What a treat to have the opportunity to enjoy in a funky little "home of our own" in the midst of such an architectural gem. The suite had a full kitchen which makes it completely possible to cook every meal should one wish to. I don't know where to begin to describe how perfect a fit this place is on so many levels.
Hosts: Heather Pedersen is a dynamic, energetic, genuine and fun woman who seems to have an innate need to fit people with their every whim. We weren't able to meet her husband, Bruce who was off bettering the veterinary world a distance away. We were welcomed by the charming and helpful home assistant, Rebecca, whom my 13 year old daughter and I think is incredibly cool. Heather's daughter, Rio, was warm and helpful.
Space: The photos say it all. I loved the space so much that I was one of the many that requested a booklet of details of the house as a souvenir. It seems that every nook and cranny has an interesting story.
Some highlights: My children and husband had fun playing in the boats on the pond and we enjoyed watching the B &B dog, Panda herd the bossy guinea hen herding the other chickens.
Heather's brother in law came by one evening to treated us to fabulous fireside guitar playing and singing. He was joined by another guest who picked up a house guitar. Our family picked what seemed like two quarts of raspberries from the bushes above the pond. The kids enjoyed the pool and hot tub.We enjoyed sharing our wine on the deck, in the hammock, strolling the grounds...
Talus Rock Retreat is a blessed place. I recommend it to anyone treating themselves to a peaceful, yet playful haven.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape to the privacy and peacefulness of Talus Rock Retreat for your special getaway. A private, chic, and eclectically elegant timber frame and Tuscan-style retreat, this exceptional property caters to those who appreciate nature combined with old world charm. With 6 individual suites available, the cozy provisions can be enjoyed by a couple for a weekend getaway, a romantic honeymoon, a pristine mountain vacation, or a simple get-away to enjoy rejuvenation and inspiration. Or, take the tranquil villa in its entirety to accommodate an intimate extended family reunion of up to 24 people, a spectacular rehearsal dinner, an indoor catered holiday gathering, or a corporate or other non-traditional, informal group affair. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Talus Rock Retreat Hotel Sandpoint
- Talus Rock Retreat Sandpoint, Idaho