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Talus Rock Retreat
Ranked #1 of 7 Sandpoint B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Peachtgree City, GA
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“The Best Birthday Gift Ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2013

My husband and I spent 3 glorious days at Talus Rock Retreat this past weekend and came home with a new found sense of serenity in life. The house is an architectural gem and is filled with the warmth of Heather and her families' amazing spirits. The views are phenomenal and beg you to sit with a cup of coffee in the morning and a glass of wine at night to just sit, relax and take in the beauty. The animals at Talus Rock are unforgettable......2 dogs, Talus and Panda, horses and even guineas were all welcoming in their own ways. The suite we stayed in was stunning and ever so comfortable. The shower was made to look like a tree trunk and had fun rainfall shower heads for two. The in -ground hot tub was enjoyed every night and was an unforgettable way to enjoy the stars in the Idaho sky. Thank you so much, Heather, for an unforgettable birthday weekend! My husband did such a great job finding this beautiful retreat in the quaint town of Sandpoint. You and your family are truly specials souls!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2013

After a stressful few months, a serene getaway retreat was needed. Since I would be traveling alone, I did much research as I wanted to feel safe but not feel completely alone. I'm so glad that I discovered Talus Rock. Talus Rock has a special and healing energy about it. Heather was an amazing host and made me feel right at home. I'm looking forward to when I can return.

Room Tip: The Syringa Guest Suite is great for those who would like a full kitchen.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful two nights at the Talus Rock retreat last week. The room was clean and very comfortable and BEAUTIFUL! The staff was very friendly and accommodating. They went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed (and wanted!). We definitely will be coming back and will recommend the Talus Rock experience to all our friends!

  • Stayed January 2013
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013

My husband, Mark, works in North Dakota and was arriving late via Amtrak. I thought it would be a nice treat to pick him up from the train station and not have to drive home late at night. Little did we know we were going to meet such a wonderful family at Talus Rock. Heather and Dr. Pedersen were simply delightful and their "retreat" is absolutely exquisite. We stayed in the Syringa Suite and would highly recommend it for a couples getaway. Clean, comfortable, friendly and so much more! If you're looking to recharge your soul - this is your destination! Heather is a gem - her hug, alone, is well worth the money*~

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Spokane, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2013

Looking for a place in the Sandpoint area to celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we [thankfully] found this gorgeous place, Talus Rock Retreat. It truly is a 'retreat' and in a breathtaking spot...only a few minutes from the charming downtown area, yet completely secluded in the woods! We went to look at the house in the summer, saw the majestic setting and we were blown away by the home itself. It was then hard to imagine any place more perfect! We chose to splurge & rent the entire house, so we could invite extended family. We were made to feel completely welcome and the owner was super accomodating and made herself available when needed to answer a question. Only two of our family members (out of 14) needed to share a room... the rest of us enjoyed the privacy of our own bedroom & bathroom! Plus within the house, there was more than enough space to spread out and enjoy our time together. For our evening meals, it was so convenient to have the option of using either massive kitchen on the main floor or the ground floor. All of our beds were luxurious & so comfy. From the jetted tubs to the upscale furniture & fabulous, unique decor ~ we all felt so pampered. Half of our group skiied; others had fun exploring the town and some chose to stay 'home' and just enjoy the magnificent setting. The owner put us in touch with a photographer that came right to the house to take family portraits. New Year's Eve then came and our three grown children 'officiated' a Renewal of Vows ceremony, in front of the cozy stone fireplace. We made so many great memories. We will never forget our three days at Talus Rock Retreat! It is a first class treasure!

Room Tip: All the rooms were gorgeous!
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hayden, Idaho, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2012

My husband and I booked a 2 night stay at the wonderful Talus Rock Retreat for our honeymoon. Now, we got married in a fever, so finding a place on such short notice was very difficult, but God brought up Talus Rock on a google search. It was local and the pictures were absolutely stunning. So I made the call, thinking they would most likely be booked up. They not only had the room for us, but treated every detail of our stay with amazing generosity and servitude. Each person took time to know us, we felt at home instantly with the staff. They would go out of their way to help, to talk, to make sure we were totally and completely at home. I could not recommend a better place anywhere!! This place is absolutely a blessing from the Lord, my husband and I have made the decision that we will return every year, not only for the wonderful beauty that surrounds the retreat, but for the people. We hope to make a lifelong connection that will bless our lives and bring glory to God.

Room Tip: The Arbor room was completely stunning!!! That is the room we intend on having next time we go. We...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jasmine G
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2012

Me and my boyfriend stayed there over the christmas holidays. We had a wonderful time. The family was extremly friendly and made us feel part of the family. Heather gave us good advice on places to go and trips in the area. The place was clean, comfortable and very cosy (especially the fireplace). We went skiing all day and it was great coming back and warming up at the fireplace... We loved our room (Kipling) but also took a look at the rest of the rooms and they all look very inviting. We will hopefully come back again soon!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Talus Rock Retreat
Address: 291 Syringa Heights, Sandpoint, ID 83864
Region: United States > Idaho > Sandpoint
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Sandpoint
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Talus Rock Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape to the privacy and peacefulness of Talus Rock Retreat for your special getaway. A private, chic, and eclectically elegant timber frame and Tuscan-style retreat, this exceptional property caters to those who appreciate nature combined with old world charm. With 6 individual suites available, the cozy provisions can be enjoyed by a couple for a weekend getaway, a romantic honeymoon, a pristine mountain vacation, or a simple get-away to enjoy rejuvenation and inspiration. Or, take the tranquil villa in its entirety to accommodate an intimate extended family reunion of up to 24 people, a spectacular rehearsal dinner, an indoor catered holiday gathering, or a corporate or other non-traditional, informal group affair. ... more   less 
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Talus Rock Retreat Sandpoint, Idaho

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