The Selkirk House is a fully furnished vacation rental in Northern Idaho with access to such activities as birding, hiking, skiing, hunting, fishing, mountain biking, four wheeling, snowmobiling, berry picking, or just kicking back in a natural setting. Our three bedroom, non-smoking house is available for weekends or weeklong rental.
Let The Selkirk House be your vacation rental. Located on secluded private acreage at the base of the Selkirk Mountains of North Idaho, on the southwest corner of the Kootenai Valley between Naples and Bonners Ferry. It is two miles from the Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge, 30 miles from Canada, Washington, and Montana.
The setting is very peaceful with great opportunities to view wildlife of all species. There are songbirds, ducks, geese, squirrels, deer and an occasional moose wandering through.
- Fully furnished kitchen with dishwasher
- Living room with:
- satellite TV
- Screened-in porch
- Large deck
- Washer and dryer
- Three bedrooms:
- One with a King bed
- Two with a Queen bed
- The driveway is maintained year-round
- The road to the house is also maintained year-round by the County Road Department
There are many scenic trails and highway routes in the county. Snow Creek Falls' trailhead is a mile from the Selkirk House, Smith Creek Falls, about 25 miles north on the Westside Road and Copper Falls is located about 5 miles south of Canada off Highway 95N.
The Selkirk house is located just 200 yards from Snow Creek Road which takes you to the Roman Nose snowmobile area. Standing at 7,200 feet, Roman Nose is one of the top destinations for backcountry sledders.
Another local favorite is the Smith Creek/Cow Creek area, located about 25 miles north on the Westside Road. Travel north of Bonners Ferry to Highway 1, and turn west at Copeland. Cross the Kootenai River and follow the Westside Road north to the Smith Creek Road. The Smith, Cow and Grass Creek drainages have wide open bowls and high running ridges.
About 13 miles northeast of Bonners Ferry, in the Canuck Basin area, are the beautiful Purcell Mountains, where grand vistas of Canada and Montana can be seen from the high ridges. The best time to snowmobile on Copper Trail is from November to April; access is by the Deer Creek Road or by Copper Creek Campground near Eastport.
- Mirror Lakes Golf Course, Bonners Ferry - 10 minutes
- The Elks Golf Course, Sandpoint - 30 minutes
- The Idaho Club, Sandpoint - 45 minutes
- Creston Golf Club, Creston, B.C. - 45 minutes
- Coeur d'Alene Golf Resort, Coeur d'Alene - 1 1/2 hours
- Kokanee Springs Golf Course, Crawford, B.C. - 2 hours
Ski, snowboard or cross-country on the Schweitzer Mountain Resort trails in the winter and hike, bike or trailride on horseback in the summer.
Skiable Acreage: 2500, 61 trails plus open bowl skiing
Vertical Drop: 2,400 feet
Top Elevation: 6,400 feet
Average Annual Snowfall: 300 inches
Cross Country Trails: 30 kilometers maintained daily
Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge
Over 300 different species of wildlife can be found on the 2,800 acre Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge, indicating the richness and diversity this area holds. The Refuge not only serves as valuable habitat for resident and migratory wildlife, but provides a nice stopping point for visitors to get out and enjoy some of the vast natural beauty Boundary County has to offer. The Refuge receives approximately 20,000 visitors annually, bringing together people from all nationalities and different backgrounds for the enjoyment of our nation's natural wildlife resources.