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Life Well Lived

By | Fall, Inlander Weekly Content

Retune, recharge at Coeur d’Alene Resort wellness retreats

Fall has us relishing every opportunity to be outdoors, but also focusing on our inner world, from the cozy spots we seek out in our homes to being more mindful about maintaining health through the winter. The COEUR D’ALENE RESORT has three events to help you do both with their series of LIVE WELL SPA RETREATS.

Starting at $149.50 per person/double occupancy ($199, single occupancy) the resort’s Live Well retreats include overnight accommodations in their plush, redecorated Lake Tower rooms with late checkout, of course. Book a 50-minute treatment of your choice — a pedicure, perhaps, or a facial — on either Sunday or Monday at their world class spa, which has been ranked one of the top resort spas in America according to Condé Nast. You’ll also enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast bar serving fresh-made pastries, seasonal fruit, grains and breakfast beverages before heading out on Monday to your retreat activities.

Add mimosas to your experience during the Mountains and Mimosa Retreat, Oct. 27-28. Check in on Sunday at 4 pm and enjoy complimentary kombucha, have breakfast Monday then suit up for a guided hike of beautiful Mineral Ridge which offers stunning views over Beauty and Wolf Lodge bays on Lake Coeur d’Alene.

The resort is also offering two yoga retreats through the end of the year. “If you’ve experienced the stress-relieving benefits of a deep sleep or the rejuvenating effects of a lakeside getaway, then you’re already familiar with the stress-relieving elements of yoga,” says Emily Hudson, who teaches yoga for the resort.The Inlander

The Yoga and Spa Retreat Nov. 17-18 includes a sunrise yoga class and mindfulness workshop on Monday. The Live Well Mindfulness Workshop will focus on specific techniques for living in the present moment, with a focus on gratitude as we approach the holiday season,” Hudson says. “Attendees will be guided through techniques and learn about the many health benefits of mindfulness during the workshop and will receive a recap handout to continue the practice at home.”

The Sushi and Sunrise Yoga Retreat Dec. 15-16 has you working with local chef Hyun Son to learn to make healthy sushi on Sunday evening. After breakfast Monday, experience the smooth, flowing movements of a vinyasa yoga class, ideal for beginners and experienced yogis alike.

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Through NOVEMBER 2
Get ready for a month of screams as the theme park you love transforms into a nightmare you’ll never forget! Seven scare zones, five haunted attractions and most of Silverwood’s rides are guaranteed to thrill. Thursday 7-11 pm, Friday 7 pm-12 am, Saturday 7 pm-12 am.

The Addams Family
Based on the bizarre and beloved characters created by Charles Addams, this original story finds the famously macabre Addams Family put to the test when outsiders come to diner, hurdling the Addams household into comic chaos. $19-25; Thursday-Saturday 7:30 pm; Saturday-Sunday 2 pm; Kroc Center Theater.

Lake City Comicon
Lake City Comicon is Idaho’s newest comic book and pop culture convention presented by Nathan O’Brien, the creator of the Lilac City Comicon in Spokane. His Coeur d’Alene show will feature 75 exhibitors selling a variety of comics, toys, collectibles, local artists, and special guests $6; Kootenai County Fairgrounds; 10 am-4 pm.

Moonlit Monster Cruises
There’s no better way to spend Halloween week than on the spooky waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene! These fright-filled trips feature spooky décor and a grand prize photo contest, signature Halloween cocktails and more. On the adults only (21+) drinks are stronger, the cruise is spookier and the music is louder. Gates open at 4:30 pm with first departure at 5 pm. Must be in line before 7:30 pm for final 8 pm departure.

Monster’s Ball
It’s time to get spooky in the Resort Plaza Shops! Grab your friends, put on your best Halloween costume, and get ready for a festive night of drinks, dancing, and games. Dress to impress for the competitive costume contest and document the night in the photo booth! Look for ticket information at

On the Ball

By | Fall, Inlander Weekly Content

Four places to finish out your golf season in North Idaho

Golf fans: Were you discouraged by the recent dusting of snow and drop in temperature? Fear not; many golf courses are still open. In fact, fall is the preferred time for many players who appreciate thinned out crowds, blue bird days and walking the course in the crisp autumn air.
The COEUR D’ALENE RESORT is hosting its 13th Annual Golftoberfest, Saturday, Oct. 12, with a shotgun start at 11 am. Lunch is on them: complimentary grilled Bavarian-style bratwurst, as well as traditional sausages and hotdogs will be served throughout the day. Sample from numerous micro beers and ales, too. Rates begin at $168 and overnight stay packages are available.
Farther south, the COEUR D’ALENE CASINO RESORT & HOTEL is celebrating the end of their 15th season with their annual Circling Raven Golf Course end-of-season bash. Because it’s never too soon to plan for next year, they are offering tidy discounts on all Circling Raven apparel in the pro shop, which is where you’ll find plenty of dining and drink specials at their popular Twisted Earth Grill (aka the 19th hole). Even better, enjoy a whopping 15 percent off green fees and a sneak peek into 2020 scheduling, including incentives to book now. Make it an overnighter at Circling Raven with their popular stay-and-play packages (starting at $223).
They call it the “wurst” tournament ever, but you know they’re being clever at TWIN LAKES GOLF COURSE. Their OktoberFest Tournament on Oct. 13 gets you nine holes of golf with a cart, a beer and a German-inspired meal at MoonDollars Bistro for $39 (nonmembers).
Want to play a private course that’s open to the public? You can at AVONDALE GOLF COURSE, in beautiful Hayden, Idaho, which just rolled over to its fall rate schedule: $37 plus cart for nonmembers. For $35, nonmembers are also invited to participate in Avondale’s one remaining tournament on Oct. 19. It’s the Halloween Night Light Tournament with glow in the dark accessories. You might just say it will be the “highlight” of your season.

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Fall is the perfect time to explore downtown Coeur d’Alene and enjoy its vibrant art scene. More than two dozen locations, from galleries to shops, are showcasing local and regional artists. Free; 5-8 pm; download a map at

Get ready for a month of screams as the theme park you love transforms into a nightmare you’ll never forget! Seven scare zones, five haunted attractions and most of Silverwood’s rides are guaranteed to thrill. Thursday 7-11 pm, Friday 7 pm-12 am, Saturday 7 pm-12 am.

Full Moon Ride
Ready for a full moon adventure? Join the friendly folks at Slate Creek for their monthly full moon bike ride. The pre-party starts at 6 pm, and the ride gets rolling at 8 pm. Expect a mid-point stop at a local business to add to the fun. Go to for more details.

Nearly Famous Comedy
This October, Honey Social Club and Eatery features the nearly famous duo of Michael Glatzmaier and Deece Casillas for a night of comedy. 8:30-10:30 pm.

The Addams Family
Based on the bizarre and beloved characters created by Charles Addams, this original story finds the famously macabre Addams Family put to the test when outsiders come to diner, hurling the Addams household into comic chaos. $19-25; Thursday-Saturday 7:30 pm; Saturday-Sunday 2 pm; Kroc Center Theater.

That’s the Spirit

By | Fall, Inlander Weekly Content

You’ll have a whiskey barrel full of fun during a weekend of tasting and learning about this age-old distilled libation.

The key to understanding whiskey, besides the different varieties like bourbon, corn whiskey and traditional Scotch whiskey, is in tasting, which is exactly what you’ll do — a lot — at the upcoming WHISKEY BARREL WEEKEND at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. Whiskey can be smoky, sweet, dense and pungent or light and refreshing, and no matter how you spell it — with or without the extra “e” — whiskey is a distilled spirit with plenty of personality.
Maker’s Mark, for example, is an industry leader in making bourbon (only whiskey made in Scotland gets to call itself Scotch whiskey). They’ve partnered with the Resort for the Oct. 4-5 event, traveling from their homebase in Kentucky, and bringing a custom blend they created just for the Resort.
“We have over 50 different whiskeys represented throughout the weekend, both local and national names,” says Director of Marketing Amy VanSickle. “Attendees will get to savor the benefits of seasoned distilleries as well as the ingenuity of small-batch operations.”Pick Up Your InlanderAlthough several of the events are already sold out — the Friday opening cocktail party and the Saturday golf tournament — there’s plenty left in the glass, so-to-speak. Do a tasting with Grand Teton, Heritage, Dry Fly, Koenig and High West on Saturday, 1-2 pm ($35), or learn how to make whiskey-themed cocktails from 2:30-3:30 pm ($35).
Settle in for four hours of live entertainment, fabulous food and plenty of whiskey, both in the glass and part of the cuisine during the Grand Whiskey Dinner, Saturday, 6-8 pm, followed by an 8-10 pm After-Party ($150). Dinner is served at the Resort’s Event Center — the views of the lake, especially at sunset and in the evening, are unparalleled — and features a blend of traditional and Southern-inspired cuisine. Try the Dungeness crab Louis salad, the deep fried turkey, the lobster or oyster po’ boy sandwiches, or the decadent roasted rib eye steak served on a salt block.

Special Events

OCT. 3-NOV. 2
Get ready for a month of screams as Silverwood transforms itself to Scarywood. Five haunted attractions, seven scare zones and most of Silverwood’s signature rides are sure to get your heart pumping. Thursday 7-11 pm, Friday 7 pm-12 am, Saturday 7 pm-12 am; tickets at

Art from the Heart
Each October, Coeur d’Alene celebrates the arts with workshops, free concerts and performances. Saturday, Oct. 5th’s performance, 19th Century Grandeur, features the Coeur d’Alene Symphony as it marks 40 years of exceptional shows. Friday 7:30 pm, Saturday 2 pm; Kroc Center.

Taste the flavors of fall, from seasonal microbrews to Bavarian Brats, as you play the world-renowned Coeur d’Alene Golf Course. Packages start at only $168 per player with resort accommodations. Play starts at 11 am with a shotgun start.

Scary Good

By | Fall, Inlander Weekly Content

Silverwood Theme Park morphs into Scarywood for a whole month of frighteningly good weekends

The countdown begins.
As leaves rustle, days shorten and nights get wonderfully crisp, many creatures are hunkering down for winter… but not at Silverwood Theme Park. There, in just seven days, the otherworldly assortment of creatures that transform Silverwood to SCARYWOOD come to life. On Oct. 3, demented clowns, creatures from the crypts, spooky scarecrows, and other frightening figures will be in position to do what they do best: making you scream with horror and delight.
Are you brave enough to enter the “scare zones?” There’s the Scarywood Nest filled with spidery scares, the Quarantine Zone where zombies rule, and Clown Town where the only ones laughing are the creepy clowns.
Not scary enough? Head to any of the park’s five “haunts,” special areas where warnings indicate the shock level from mild to maniacal. Make your way carefully through the Level 3 maze of Total Darkness. If you have a strong stomach, try the Level 4 Blood Bayou, full of gore. The Level 5 Planet Zombie haunt is a nightmare war zone where you become part of the fight for survival.
New this year, which is the 10th anniversary of Scarywood, is Dr. Delirium’s 3D Rockhouse. Get your 3D glasses and take a trip to crazyland as you navigate hidden scares and surreal illusions in this raucous new haunt.
Many of your favorite Silverwood rides are open too. The Log Flume has you hurtling into the night, in and out of tunnels and plunging over a steep drop. The Corkscrew features a 70-foot drop and gravity-defying twists and turns. Spincycle has you spinning on a stationary disk as you rock back and forth like a pendulum, higher and higher until — whoops — you flip over, still spinning and still screaming. After you leave the loading station on Timber Terror, you’ll climb up 85 feet in the air before dropping into the first chain of hills, when you’ll experience a sense of weightlessness the ride is known for. But the ride’s not over yet. As you head back, you’ll scream your way through another run of hills before roaring into a crushing 360-degree turn, finally arriving back at the loading station. All while facing backwards!
Scarywood is only open select dates through Nov. 2, Thursdays being the least crowded and best ticket value, starting at $27. Thursday-Saturday, Be there for opening weekend! Show your season pass on Oct. 3-5 and get $10 off regular admission. On the closing weekend in November, public service heroes get in free with appropriate identification. That means all firefighters, active military, veterans, police, and EMT’s on Nov. 1 or 2. Visit for more information including parking, restrictions (not recommended for children under 13) and ticketing.

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Comedy Night at the Inn
Get ready to bust a gut two nights in a row, when the Coeur d’Alene Inn hosts back-to-back comedy nights featuring Alvin Williams and Leeann Tooker (Friday) and John Roy and Harry Riley (Saturday). $17.50; doors open at 7 pm, show starts at 8 pm; Coeur d’Alene Inn.

Silverwood’s Community Appreciation Weekend
Squeeze some summer-like fun out of September during Silverwood’s Community Appreciation Weekends where park admission is discounted and $4 from every adult ticket and $1 from each youth/senior ticket is donated to local food banks. Admission is $38 (ages 8-64) and $21 (ages 3-7 and 65+). Save even more when you buy your tickets at

Whisky Barrel Weekend
Mark your calendars! The Coeur d’Alene Resort has partnered with Maker’s Mark Distillery for the first-ever Whisky Barrel Weekend. Taste up to 100 varieties of whiskey, attend a whiskey seminar or enjoy a whiskey themed lake cruise. Details at

Rolling into Fall

By | Fall, Inlander Weekly Content

Celebrate fall with Oktoberfest and the Coeur d’Fondo bicycle ride and race

Come to Coeur d’Alene for the bike ride and stay for the party or come for the party and stay to cheer on the riders. It all happens Sept. 20-21 when two terrific annual events take over Coeur d’Alene: OKTOBERFEST and COEUR D’FONDO.
Oktoberfest is a two-day event, kicking off at 4 pm on Friday, Sept. 20 with the tapping of the keg at 5:30 pm, when everyone gathers to celebrate the start of the festival, followed by music, beer, food and more of the same throughout that evening and next day.
This party is too big for a single location. The Wilma lot at Second and Sherman is home to Prostgarten, a tented venue and one of three bierhallen or beer halls. This is also where you’re grooving to live music from Jam Shack on Friday, 5-9 pm and on Saturday: North Hill Trio, 12:30-2:30 pm; Radio Shine, 3-5:30 pm; and Pastiche, 6-9 pm, closing out the evening with cover songs from the ’70s onward. Across the way on the front lawn of the Coeur d’Alene Resort — dubbed the Festzelt for the weekend — more bands will be performing Saturday: Laketown Sound, 12:30-2:30 pm; Red Light Challenge, 3-5:30 pm; and Royale, 6-9 pm. Next door, the Resort Plaza Shops have been transformed into the Bier Schmecken Halle for an indoor venue.
Sample beer at all three locations in either your commemorative beer-can-styled glass ($25) or bonafide beer stein ($30), both of which include eight tastings (equivalent to two full beers). Additional tastings can be purchased for $1 or fill-er-up for $4 each. Children and designated drivers accompanying a paid ticket holder get in free.
Of course there’s German-style food available for purchase. For $10, feast on beer brats or a certified Angus beef burger, as well as warm German potato salad and apple strudel for dessert.
There will be bicycles everywhere on Saturday, when COEUR D’FONDO welcomes you and several hundred of your friends, neighbors and out-of-town cycling enthusiasts to participate (limited registration available through Sept. 19) or just cheer on the riders.
Five different course maps means there’s plenty of room for everyone, with options for both competitive and noncompetitive rides, from the 116 mile Gran Fondo to the 37 mile Piccolo to Harrison, which includes a return boat ride. Bring the family and do the 15 mile Coeur d’Fondo, knowing that in addition to a day of fresh air and exercise, you’re benefiting the the Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation, too.
And all riders are rewarded with free admission to Oktoberfest, including a meal to go with your commemorative beer glass.

Special Events

Into the Woods Dreamcast Musical
Red Bird Theatre presents the fantasy musical centered on a childless couple who set out to end a curse placed on them by a beautiful, vengeful witch. $25; Thursday-Saturday 7 pm; Saturday-Sunday 2 pm; Kroc Center.

Silverwood Community Appreciation Day
Save money, have fun and help local food banks when you play at Silverwood this weekend. General admission is only $38, and Silverwood will donate $4 from each adult ticket and $1 from each $21 senior/youth ticket to help local food banks. Save even more when you purchase your tickets online.

Head to Silver Mountain this weekend for a three-day celebration of two-wheel off-road fun featuring events for every type of rider type including a night ride, ladies day, kids’ races, downhill race, super-D (top to bottom) race, best trick, mini bike downhill, mini bike keg slalom, bunny hop content, and outdoor movies. The fun starts Friday at 11 am. Go to for a full schedule.

Think Big Festival
The Think Big Festival aims to educate and empower entrepreneurs. This year’s event will highlight robotics and host brilliant minds from companies like Microsoft, Boeing, Johns Hopkins APL, and more. Expect thought-provoking speakers, live startup pitch sessions, drones, autonomous vehicles, robots, and tech parties around town.

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