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291 Syringa Hts, Sandpoint, ID 83864-7318
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 09/20/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Sandpoint
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.8
Value
4.7
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. We are canine friendly including our own friendly "greeters." With six 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Sauna
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Canoeing
Books, DVDs, music for children
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool with view
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Skiing
Billiards
Fishing
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Private balcony
Sofa
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English
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Geoff D wrote a review Aug 2022
San Diego, California5 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed for 3 nights in the syringa suite and enjoyed our stay at Talus. The house itself is amazing, and the grounds are not far behind. We spent a lot of time in town and day tripping (Schweitzer Mtn, Silverwood Park) but enjoyed the time we got to hang out on the property. The property is located very convenient to town. Very helpful and respectful staff, would go again!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Aug 17, 2022
We would happily receive you back, Geoff! You certainly know how to vacation well. Next time we'll have to get Chef Service arranged for you. What wonderful guests you are!
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LaurieKayeArch wrote a review Sep 2021
Duvall, Washington4 contributions
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I love this place and the staff and the doggos! We will be back. It was magical and peaceful and full of supportive and spot on suggestions for dinner and things to do. We also splurged and got chocolate covered strawberries and massages, all very last minute that the staff was happy to support us with. We're very happy about our stay!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded Oct 5, 2021
Thank you so much Laurie! You were absolutely delightful guests and a pleasure to serve. The chocolate covered strawberries are certainly worth the splurge! We look forward to a return visit from you in our little paradise.
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Christy M wrote a review Aug 2022
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I can't say enough wonderful things about our stay at Talus Rock. The staff were so friendly and accomidating. I felt like they were friends by the time we left. This was a surprise for my husband, and they were part of it. We both had massages from Petra- the best. Seven course meal prepared right with us by renowned Chef Chris Arlo. His stories were as fun as the food was absolutely fabulous. Frank Sinatra singing softly in the background. We stayed in the Arbor Room. Don't miss this lovely unique room. Walk the grounds, swim in the pool. Experience this magical place.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Talus Rock Retreat, Owner at Talus Rock Retreat
Responded Aug 17, 2022
It was so fun for us to be included in so many anniversary surprises! Thank you for this beautiful review. You are truly delightful guests for which we are so grateful. We get the best guests through our beautifully carved front wolf door! We love presenting you with the best Sandpoint, Idaho has to offer and our massage therapists and chefs are certainly a part of that joy. Please come back soon.
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Diana P wrote a review Jul 2022
sterling9 contributions4 helpful votes
Unfortunately we were only able to stay at Talus Rock Retreat for an overnight On our way to explore the Canadian Rockies. This property is so cool. I highly recommend that you stay here when visiting the Sandpoint area. We stayed in the Kipling room. The staff are friendly, kind, professional, I could go on and on. They added so much to our stay by making us feel genuinely at Home. Enjoy.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: We liked the Kipling room. I doubt you can wrong with any of the rooms.
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Responded Aug 17, 2022
Your stay was far too short, Diana! We love it when our guests get the opportunity to cozy in for a few days at a time. Next time!
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AllenT wrote a review Jun 2022
Los Angeles, California4 contributions2 helpful votes
We just returned from a visit to Sandpoint and a stay at the wonderful Talus Rock Retreat. What a piece of paradise hiding away just minutes from downtown. I so wish we could have stayed more than three days, however, we will be back. There are so many things to love about staying here. One highlight worth mentioning is the Private Chef Service. Chris will entertain while serving up a feast. Just show up hungry and then plan go for a long walk afterwards around the beautiful Talus Rock property. See you again!!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Talus Rock Retreat, Owner at Talus Rock Retreat
Responded Jun 17, 2022
Thank you so much, Allen. What amazing and fun guests you are! Private Chef Service is certainly everyone's favorite enhancement, so I am thrilled you included that lovely decadence into your experience here. Next time you'll have to indulge in one of our luxurious massages. Please do come back soon!
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JayneAmy wrote a review Jun 2022
Rathdrum, Idaho1 contribution
They double book our room, and put us in a small room off the hot tub. Upon entering the house smelled horrible. We were shown other options but none of them were as private as we had been expecting, especially with large gaps under the doors. The staff was very nice, the puppy was cute, but had left poop on the floor that looked like it had been stepped in. Was a very disappointing evening that left me in tears.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Talus Rock Retreat, Owner at Talus Rock Retreat
Responded Jun 11, 2022
Oh dear, we never want to disappoint! We obviously fell short in your experience for which I apologize. Honestly, I can only think of one time since serving here that the house smelled bad and it had to do with a wedding and left-over fish. We worked so hard to clear that scent quickly too!!! Talus Rock Retreat is most definitely dog friendly, which comes with great joy and regretfully occasional doggy dirt--especially when we get to have a puppy or guest doggies in house. We apparently missed a sneaky pup's actions for which we do apologize. My mystery is how we managed to double-book with rooms to still show? Regardless, our efforts to remedy your disappointment didn't meet your standards and we are genuinely saddened by this. We hope when you return, our glowing efforts to provide stellar hospitality won't be during what sounds like a perfect storm. This is certainly not our standard of service. We work hard and take pride in earning our 5-star ratings!
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simply_cindy wrote a review Apr 2022
Hayden, Idaho11 contributions3 helpful votes
I have to say this has been the best B&B’s I have encountered on this side of the country! I came here on a solo reprieve/rest/retreat from the everyday stressors of my little life. (Long story). The atmosphere, the rooms (I peeked into lol the empty rooms as I was mid week and near off season) are exceptional! This appears to have been a family home that is now turned into a B&B (I haven’t researched I order to give a heartfelt disclosure.) The space, the grounds, the staff are all exceptional! I have had add on features (massage x2 plus a rose bath I haven’t enjoyed yet but am so excited for!!) The people here are open, friendly, honest and real. They are genuinely interested in who they meet in this space which also is heartwarming. There is an infrared sauna for use. Big soaker tubs in most rooms with the exception I understand of a ground floor suite to accommodate alternately abled peoples. (I do need to check that for accuracy) I am here at the beginning of off season and would’ve hoped for a cooked breakfast, however I was not completely disappointed with the self serve options available. The nutrition needs for mystic (which sadly are many) were accommodated for and I was happy with the outcome and fueled for the enjoyment of my time here. I highly recommend this B&B and will do so!! Such a GREAT experience! I WILL be back!!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded May 8, 2022
Oh my goodness, Cindy! Thank you for this beautiful review. You are a genuinely delightful guest and we can not wait to have you back with us! Talus Rock Retreat did indeed begin as a family residence, but it is just too wonderous to not share. Each room is unique and we have guests who come and room hop to experience as many as possible. We have two accessible rooms, Nooma and Syringa, with outside ramps and showers. The other rooms have nice deep tubs. The Grand Arbor Room and The Kipling Room have jetted tubs! Knowing guests needs prior to their arrival is so helpful so we can prepare for a seamless stay. Come back soon!
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Veronica S wrote a review Mar 2022
Kauai, Hawaii20 contributions40 helpful votes
I meant disrespect to the staff or owners in writing this review. It is lovely space, and everyone was kind. The bed was comfortable. The acoustics in the shared space are terrible. The guest chef's voice was piercing, and carried throughout the building. My husband went downstairs at 930pm (after several hours of hearing him) and asked if he would quiet down a bit. It would be a great space if your party has the whole house, otherwise, not a good option.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Talus Rock Retreat, Owner at Talus Rock Retreat
Responded Jun 5, 2022
Thank you for staying with us in this lovely space! That nights's chef's joie d'vivre generally delights. It is intended to be a 2 hour experience from 6-8pm so courtesy hour can be observed. We do apologize if the good times rolled further into the night than scheduled. Our chefs are usually better at self-monitoring, and a guest should never have to feel the need to quiet them down so we heartily ask your forgiveness and apologize sincerely. You'll have to book Chef Service next time (perhaps with one of our quieter chefs--wink, wink.) Might I suggest The Nooma Room for your next stay? It is the most secluded, the quietest and has an option to make the entire downstairs exclusive! You'd get the pool table, a private kitchen and great room, plus the home theatre room all to yourselves. What a fun option!
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Candice B wrote a review Jan 2022
Airway Heights, Washington5 contributions1 helpful vote
My fiancé and I randomly chose this place and we couldn’t have been happier. The staff was very friendly and super cute little dog greeters were a great touch to make it feel like home. The house is beyond amazing. It’s just far enough away from town to make you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, but close enough to still enjoy Sandpoint. We will be back for sure.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Talus Rock, Owner at Talus Rock Retreat
Responded Mar 8, 2022
Thank you so very much for choosing Talus Rock Retreat! The "greeters" are excited to welcome you back for your next visit. Our location certainly is very interesting, being tucked away in this gorgeous wilderness setting yet so close to town. It makes for magic. We recently had moose wandering through the grounds. Stunning!
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Michael C wrote a review Nov 2021
Happy Valley3 contributions
Loved the grounds, the home and the family that runs Talus Rock! Super close to town but you feel super a million miles away! LOVED the dogs that live there, too! Super helpful with hiking and dinner recommendations.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Talus Rock, Owner at Talus Rock Retreat
Responded Nov 19, 2021
Thank you so much for thoroughly enjoying your stay with us! We are glad you discovered wonderful places to hike and dine too. Our central location serves our guests well! Come back soon as Measle, Sprout and Pocket miss you too.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Talus Rock Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Talus Rock Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Sandpoint City Beach (2.1 miles), Idaho Pour Authority (1.9 miles), and Panida Theatre (1.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Talus Rock Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Talus Rock Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Talus Rock Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Talus Rock Retreat?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Talus Rock Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Joel's Mexican Food, Panhandle Cone & Coffee, and Baxters On Cedar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Talus Rock Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool and a sauna during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Talus Rock Retreat?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.