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Hidden Creek Ranch
October 2000

In the October issue of TRAVELER, we feature 22 superb weekend getaways. One of our selections is Hidden Creek Ranch, a dude ranch located in Harrison, Idaho (just south of Coeur d’Alene). Writer Suzanne Bopp says, “I had doubted the brochure’s promise to ‘calm my soul.’ But somehow—perhaps it was all that crystalline sky, my cedar-scented cabin, the lavish meals, riding [my horse] Pablo—it worked.” We think you’ll be inspired to visit after reading Bopp’s tale. So here we offer the very best links on traveling to Harrison and elsewhere in northern Idaho.

BASICS

Getting There
www.relocationcentral.com/directory/us/wa/
spokane/transportation/airlines.html

Links to and information on airlines serving Washington State’s Spokane International Airport, the closest major airport to Harrison

www.MapQuest.com
Driving directions from your place to Hidden Creek—type in your address and Hidden Creek’s address: 7600 East Blue Lake Road, Harrison, Idaho

Making Telephone Calls
www.555-1212.com/AC_RESULTS.CFM?QAC=&QC=
Harrison&QS=id&QROWS=10&QOPT=1

Area code information for Harrison

Determining Time Difference
www.worldtimeserver.com/time.asp?locationid=US-ID1
The current date and time in Northern Idaho

Checking Weather Forecasts
www.weather.com/weather/cities/us_id_harrison.html
Seven-day forecast, current weather conditions, satellite maps, and severe-weather alerts, as reported by the Weather Channel

ESSENTIALS

Where to Eat
www.coeurdalene.org/dining
Listings of restaurants in Coeur d’Alene with short descriptions, links, and telephone numbers

www.dinesite.com/city/city-13918/?t=54413
Listings organized by category (such as “romantic restaurants”), with addresses, price ranges, and some reviews

yp.yahoo.com
Yahoo!’s guide to restaurants in Harrison, Idaho, and surrounding areas, with links to bakeries, pizzerias, delis, and numerous sit-down restaurants

Where to Stay
www.hiddencreek.com
The lowdown on Hidden Creek, including details on trail rides, wagon rides, accommodations, and reservations

www.inidaho.com/data/NIdaho.as
Links, pictures, and room rates for inns, hotels, suites, resorts, lodges, and bed-and-breakfasts in northern Idaho

www.coeurdalene.org/accommodations
Links to hotels, motels, campgrounds, and vacation rentals in Coeur d’Alene

THINGS TO DO

Activities
www.duderanch.org/idaho.htm
Information on four dude ranches in Idaho, including Hidden Creek—plus, links for 105 other ranches in 12 western states and two Canadian provinces

www.guestranches.com
Pictures and contact information for guest ranches throughout the United States and Canada

www.gorp.com/gorp/resource/US_National_Forest/
ID_IDAHO.HTM

Information on area parks—plus, links to park maps and details of the area’s campgrounds

Cultural Activities
www.coeurdalene.org/events
Event listings for Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, located north of Harrison

Recreation
www.visitid.org/outdoor/index.html
Information on a variety of outdoor activities, from white-water rafting to hiking in national parks

www.ioga.org
The Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association’s site, linking you to a plethora of guided activities, including horseback riding, fishing, hiking, and biking

www.fs.fed.us/ipnf
An official Web site of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests Visitors Center, with details on such activities as biking, hiking, and fishing

TRAVEL GUIDES

Map Links
www.mapblast.com
A map of Harrision—plus, a link to driving directions

MEDIA

Books
www.amazon.com
Amazon.com’s extensive listing of Idaho-related books, on such topics as adventure, travel, and hiking

Newspapers
www.spokane.net
The online version of the Spokane Spokesman-Review

www.cdapress.com
The online version of the Coeur d’Alene Press

FOR MORE INFORMATION

The Official Idaho Travel Guide
www.visitid.org
Information on accommodations, news, travel tips, parks, white-water rafting, hunting, and guided tours

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