We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Uniquely beautiful B&B” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Talus Rock Retreat

Lowest prices for {0} - {1}
Enter dates for lowest prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
We check up to 200+ sites for the lowest hotel prices
Talus Rock Retreat
Ranked #1 of 7 Sandpoint B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Englewood
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Uniquely beautiful B&B”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

My fiancé and I stayed at Talus one night in the Arbor room. The room is gorgeous - especially the ceiling and the tub/tree shower. Heather was kind enough to arrange for massage therapists to come to the room and provide their services to us there and we were also able to purchase a bottle of wine that was ready for us in the room. There is a little pond out back where we were able to paddle board which was fun. The pool and hot tub outside did not appear to be working but we had our our private tub in the room so it wasn't an issue for us. Breakfast included yogurt and some raspberries. The reason I rated Talus at a 4 was because I was extremely weirded out and turned off with the closets that were in the Arbor room. There were no doors on them - just a piece of fabric draping from them and someone's clothing and belongings were in them - some items were visibly hanging out on the floor from under the piece of draped fabric. It was like we were just sleeping in someone's room with all of their personal belongings open to whoever walked through the room let alone stayed in it. This made us a but uncomfortable. Other than that it really is a unique and beautiful place to stay and we enjoyed our night there.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Kayla E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

323 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    300
    13
    0
    8
    2
See reviews for
61
203
12
14
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (91)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Yucaipa, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

Been to many B&Bs over the years, and this one has to be one of the very best. The owners and staff truly make you feel like family while giving you all the space you need to find your level of comfort. They are the absolute best at reading their guests' requirements and expectations and effortlessly providing them. Want to chat? Never a problem. Need help? Ditto. Want to blend into the background? Easily done, and most important, readily accepted.

Potential visitors should note that the breakfast part is simple and basic as can be, and daily room service will only be provided if requested. If you are the types wanting creative meals or automatic turn-down service, Talus Rock may not be for you. For those of us who do not want our mornings prescribed and who want privacy, it was most appealing, and though there is an occasional train passing through (within a mile), we found it added to the charming feel and was not at all intrusive. Everyone is attentive without being uncomfortably so; that alone is worth the cost. Add beautiful scenery, an adorable and friendly resident mutt, and enough to do in the area to make this way station a welcome home-away-from-home, and you'll be hard-pressed to find a better way to while away the days. You'll not only miss the area when it's over, but you'll miss the people you've met as well. Can't imagine a better experience or more friendly folks.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank PetersonSJ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

This is the 2nd, of many, many more times to come, that we have stayed in the Nooma Expanse. The suite itself is completely amazing and the property absotutely breathtaking! But the best part is the hosts, the Pederson family... they are the epitome of hospitality!
We lolook forward to many, many more years of memories there with our 3 children!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank theyoungins
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

My husband and I came to Talus Rock after a different hotel reservation in Sandpoint turned out to be subpar. We called last minute to check on vacancy and by some miracle they still had a room available! We arrived and felt instant warmth. Owner Heather opened the door and said how happy she was we were there, a sentiment echoed minutes later by Rebekah, who works there. Both women were approachable, friendly and laid back; ready to help us with our bags and answer any questions we had about the house or the town. We were then greeted by some of the other guests and liked everyone so much that we spent the night in, hanging out at the dining table with some of the others. If a social trip isn't your thing, don't be deterred; there were guests in the house that we didn't see the entire time we were there. The house is massive so you can have as much privacy as you want. The common area can accommodate a number of people and is far enough from the bedrooms to keep the house quiet. Heather and Rebekah were committed to making sure we had all the comforts our hearts desired, but also gave us space. The house is a 5 minute drive from downtown Sandpoint, achieving both remoteness and accessibility. We'd planned to stay one night but were enjoying our time so much we booked in for a second night. Both nights we stayed in the Kipling room. It's a worldly, relaxing room with a king size bed and a balcony that overlooks the 18-acre property, with breathtaking views of the mountains. The room has treasures from Heather's time abroad and intricate mosaic tiling in the bathroom, as well as an oversized jacuzzi tub and a gorgeous copper sink. We basically felt like royalty for the time we were there, without breaking the bank. We're hoping for a return trip soon :)

Room Tip: Every room here has unique features, so read up on them first. You can choose anything from a bedroo...
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank molly p
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Spokane, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

I have yet to find a place as wonderful as this. Thank you, Talus Rock! Clean. Peaceful. Private. Kindest People. You guys are amazing. How you accomodated our circumstances is beyond belifef and we are so appreciative. I loved having my own "kitchen/sitting room" off to the side in the house. The themes of the home are fabulous and so interesting, calling attention to different parts of the world. Your fireplace is awesome. Most of all, I love sitting in your chair in front of the most beautiful scenic views and feeling a peace that passes all understanding. Thank you, Heather, for your Mission and your heart for people and third-world children. Blessings to You.

Room Tip: Any Room is a Great Room
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank LeeAnnBurdick
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lahaina, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

My husband and I had the wonderful pleasure of staying at the Talus Rock Retreat this April. Our stay in the Arbor Room was an excellent choice for us! The room and this property are spectacular, and so is the incredible hospitality extended by our host Heather. Sandpoint is a great place and everywhere we went, locals we met expressed the same enthusiasm that we have for Heather (and her family) and Talus Rock Retreat. Thank you Heather for a very blessed experience!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Steadfastwego
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

This was our first B&B experience, and we were a bit apprehensive, Needlessly so.
This was not about going into a strangers home - this was more like visiting an old friend.
We were made to feel so welcome and so comfortable. Heather is Great. Her home is absolutely amazing. We found it very peaceful and quiet. We definitely plan on returning.
Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Belinda830
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Sandpoint
2.1 mi away
BEST WESTERN Edgewater Resort
3.0 mi away
The Lodge at Sandpoint
3.0 mi away
Sleeps Cabins
Sleeps Cabins
#1 of 3 in Sagle
4.5 of 5 bubbles 54 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.6 mi away
Hotel Ruby Ponderay
Hotel Ruby Ponderay
#1 of 3 in Ponderay
4.0 of 5 bubbles 141 reviews
3.6 mi away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sandpoint North
1.8 mi away
La Quinta Inn Sandpoint
La Quinta Inn Sandpoint
#2 of 6 in Sandpoint
4.0 of 5 bubbles 298 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Talus Rock Retreat? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Talus Rock Retreat

Property: Talus Rock Retreat
Address: 291 Syringa Heights, Sandpoint, ID 83864
Location: United States > Idaho > Sandpoint
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Sandpoint
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Talus Rock Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com and Travelocity so you can book your Talus Rock Retreat reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Talus Rock Retreat Hotel Sandpoint
Talus Rock Retreat Sandpoint, Idaho

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing