The Beautiful Coeur d’Alene Resort

Coeur d'Alene Resort

The Coeur d’Alene Resort is a luxury resort hotel in the northwest United States, located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Seated on the north shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene by Tubbs Hill, the resort features a marina, convention facilities, spa, as well as a notable 18-hole golf course.

The hotel has 338 rooms and suites, and its main tower has 18 floors. At 216 feet (66 m), it is the tallest building in Northern Idaho and the third-highest in the state.

The “North Shore Resort” opened 54 years ago in 1965 and completed its seven-story tower in 1973; it was acquired by Hagadone Hospitality in June 1983 in a takeover of Western Frontiers, Inc.  Duane Hagadone soon announced plans for resort expansion, and the North Shore closed on New Year’s Day in 1986 for several months; it reopened in the spring with a new name: “The Coeur d’Alene: A Resort on the Lake.  The new 18-story addition, known as the Lake Tower, was built by Hagadone and Jerry Jaeger and opened 33 years ago in May 1986.  Designed by architect R.G. Nelson, the hotel features a 0.75-mile (1.2 km) floating boardwalk around the marina. Considered the longest floating boardwalk in the world.

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The golf course is about a mile east (1.6 km) of the resort and was originally the site of the Rutledge sawmill,  which operated from 1916 to 1987, closing on October 31.  The Hagadone Corporation bought the property from Potlatch Corporation in March 1988 via a three-way land swap, and its buildings were allowed to be burned in June; local fire departments used it as a training exercise.

The golf course and the floating green were developed, and the course opened for play 28 years ago in 1991.  Its construction required environmental clean-up of the debris left from the lumber industry and had stalled in August 1988.  With environmental concerns allayed, the project was well-received in January and course construction began in 1989.

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The seven-story Park Tower (1973), completed a renovation in 2000,  as did the signature Lake Tower (1986) in 2006.

Helpful Resort Resources:

Coeur d’Alene News

Recent Coeur d’Alene Resort Renovations 

Coeur d’Alene Resort Wiki

Coeur d’Alene Golf – The Floating Green

 

Interested in buying in Coeur d’Alene?

Scott Shepard

Realtor | SP49359

Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty, Inc.

Direct: (208) 797.0633

ScottS@Windermere.com

 

 

 

 

Posted on October 4, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Scott Shepard | Category: Coeur d'Alene, Coeur d'Alene Resort, North Idaho Waterfront, Northern Idaho Destinations

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