By: Robert Janis
Experience Offered at Silver Mountain Resort
Williams volunteered that there is a 73-mile
paved bike path which is part of the
Rails-to-Trails project. “It runs along an old
railroad, through forests and by rivers,” he
said. He added that there is another nearby bike
trail that is not paved that takes bicyclists
through old railroad tunnels and over trestles.
He also said that there are rivers near the
resort which are ideal for cutthroat fishing.
“They offer some of the best cutthroat fishing
in the nation,” he said.
Guests stay in the condominium complex, which is
called Morning Star Lodge. There are a variety
of rooms available. The lodge includes public
areas with fireplaces, computers with high speed
Internet access, a fitness center and roof top
and terrace level hot tubs.
Rooms include a studio with balcony and kitchen
that sleeps two up to a two-bedroom loft with
balcony, fireplace and fully equipped kitchen
that sleeps 10. Prices range from $119 a night
for the studio to $350 for the Loft. Each guest
regardless of which room they are staying in has
full access to the Silver Rapids Water Park from
the day of arrival through day of departure.
The village includes restaurants and bars or
pubs as well as shops. Entertainment includes
karaoke and string and blues bands. Williams
volunteered that there is an annual Brews Fest
in August. “Twenty or so microbreweries from
around the area come and promote their beers,
and there are three bands that perform at the
top of Silver Mountain,” he said.
Shops in the Lodge or in the village include
Silver Mountain Sports, where you can buy
apparel and accessories, rent skis, snowboards
and other equipment; Morning Star Lodge Gift
Shop, where you can buy gifts, books, cards,
snack foods, shirts, and accessories.
Restaurants at the resort include Noah’s
Canteen, The Lunch Bucket, Trestles, Mountain
Cafe and Catering, Wildcat Pizza, Mogul’s
Mountain Top Pub and Mountain House Grill.
More activities, restaurants and entertainment
can be found close by in Cour d’Alene and
More information, including real time webcams
where you can view Lodge activities, can be
found at the resort’s website at