We found the resort to be a perfect base for day trips. The room was clean and comfortable with a full kitchen. The rooms all have an inside corridor access. Activities when we were there included several programs, pickle ball, tennis, golf, mini golf, swimming, and walks around the grounds. On the down side, there was no cell phone reception (a tower is being built nearby), there is a charge for wifi, and smoking is allowed on the decks so that your neighbor's cigarette smoke comes into your room when your patio door is open. We had our kayaks and maps so didn't participate in any, however. We did take a day trip to Sandpoint and stopped by the weekend farmer's market while we were there. The wolf sanctuary schedule had changed so we couldn't take the tour when we arrived - check their website.
If you have a day to spare, the Selkirk International Scenic Byway is a must. You need your passport since it takes you up into British Columbia. It's a whole day and the scenery is beautiful. We thought about spending a night in Nelson but came back instead. There's a free ferry that takes you across Kootenay Lake at the top.
If big city shopping is your thing, you have the Spokane metro area only an hour away. Blanchard doesn't have much. Well, it has very little, but there are grocery stores in Newport just a few miles away to the north. There's a little cafe in Spirit Lake in the old hotel that has the absolute best tomato soup around.
Kayakers should definitely take your boats - Spirit Lake and Priest Lake are both nearby. There are ski boats, but you can find some spots that are calm and lovely. The Thorofare at Priest Lake was beautiful, taking us to Upper Priest Lake.
At checkin we were given coupons for the restaurant and pro-shop on site. We were able to use both restaurant coupons and had very good dinners both evenings.
All in all, Stoneridge Resort was a good choice. We would recommend it with caution for those sensitive to cigarette smoke, however.
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