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No-Li Brewhouse

(Image from No-Li Brewhouse website) Since Lake Escapes Boat Rentals is a local business, we love to support other local businesses as well. So let us introduce the No-Li Brewhouse =) Bit of Background for you: No-Li’s been around since 1993. It was Spokane's first...

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New Boat…The Moomba CRAZ Surf/Wake!

It’s been a while since we’ve talked about Lake Escapes specifically here on the blog because there’s so much to brag about in the area! But we just can’t contain our excitement for the new addition to our fleet! The New Boat: Meet The Moomba CRAZ Surf/Wake. Isn’t she...

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2017 Spokane Boat Show

All right Ladies and Gentlemen! You know this year’s boating season is getting closer when the 2017 Spokane Boat Show comes to town. At the Spokane Interstate Fairgrounds from January the 28th through February the 4th, the Boat Show will have everything from...

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Happy Holidays!

No matter how you celebrate the Holidays, we wish you and yours an amazing season. Just a reminder, the Coeur d’Alene light show continues through the end of December, so if you’re looking for something extra special, you still have the chance to check out one of the...

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Skiing Frozen Water

It’s about now when the lake really starts calling. A couple of chilly months and no time on the boat can get to a person. Start missing the feeling of the waves and the thrill of the water skis. But there might be a way to tide you over. Winter skiing. Now I know...

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Holiday Lights!

Happy Thanksgiving! It’s finally starting to feel like true fall. I mean, parts of the Inland Northwest saw snow last week. And, although the shortened days and colder weather can be a bit depressing, there are some amazing sights and activities that come along only...

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Scarywood Haunted Nights

(Logo from Coeur d'Alene.org Scarywood Event Page) Just took a walk with the dog and man, is it chilly outside! Yellow and orange leaves litter the ground and decorations holler at me from people’s front yards. All of which tells me it’s almost time for Halloween! And...

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Harrison Oktoberfest

(Photo from harrisonidaho.org) Fall has quickly snuck up on us! Oh no! Boating season is quickly coming to a close. I’m going to shed tears. (We still have some good weather to get out on the lake, so soak it up while it lasts!) But if it’s too cold already for you to...

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Sheppard Fruit Wines

As a local business, we at Lake Escapes of course like to encourage the support of other local businesses. And since we’ve been talking about Harrison ID of late, let’s check out a fantastic local wine shop. Sheppard Fruit Wines. This is a specialty place that makes...

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Harrison Idaho

Lake Coeur d’Alene is, of course, part of the Idaho town of Coeur d’Alene. However, the lake's a big place and along its beautiful shores is also a little, friendly place by the name of Harrison. Now this place, even with its small size, has a lot to offer. We’re...

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IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene

It’s almost time for the IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene! Race day is August 21st. On top of all the other great activities in the area, (boating and swimming and water skiing and such) you can participate, or spectate, in one of the best-known races in the world! The day...

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Relay for Life

(Picture from Relay for Life) Saturday July 23rd is Kootenai County’s Relay for Life fundraiser. (Starts at 12pm and goes until midnight at McEuen Park 420 E. Front Ave. Coeur d’Alene.) The American Cancer Society set up the Relay For Life movement to create hope. It...

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New! Moomba Mondo Surf/Wake

Last year we added the beautiful Chaparral and the lovely Bennington Tri-toon to our fleet. This year, we’re thrilled to add the Moomba Mondo Surf/Wake! (Not to corner the market, but this is the only true surf boat in the area available for rent.) If you’re...

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Early Bird Special

OH, MY WORD! THE NICE WEATHER’S ARRIVED AND IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY! Ahem. Pardon me. I just had to get that out of my system. The excitement's been building up with each beautiful day. This 60-70 degree weather just makes me smile. ALL THE TIME! In case you haven’t...

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Chaparral: Sleek, Smooth and Spacious

We added the Chaparral 22' SSI Open Bow to our fleet last spring. See, here's the beauty! (We like to show her off)  As they say on their web site, the “Chaparral has earned the prestigious NMMA CSI award for excellence in customer satisfaction nine years in a row,...

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Spokane’s 62nd Boat Show!

(Image logo from Spokane Boat Show) Speaking of activities that’ll help us pass the blaaaaaaah rest of winter, here’s one that’ll whet our collective appetites for the lovely boating season fast approaching. It’s called Spokane’s 62nd Annual Boat Show! From January...

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2016 Boating Dreams

Welcome to 2016! We hope you’re New Years celebration was full of laughter and fun. Just an update on the Inland Northwest, we’ve got a lot of this stuff at the moment. Brrrr!   Which means, come springtime, we’re going to have a lot of this. Yay!!!!   So...

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Holiday Wishes and Dreams

Everyone at Lake Escapes Boat Rentals wishes you a Merry Holiday Season! It's beautiful out there with all the lights and there're tones of things to do. We could go on and on about such activities but we'll let you check it out for yourself if you're interested....

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Post Falls Park

So there’s this little place just west of Coeur d’Alene that tends to get over looked when everyone’s talking about what they want to do on the weekend. It’s called Post Falls. It’s a blip on the drive between Coeur d’Alene and Spokane. However, just because it’s easy...

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Nordic Sports at Priest Lake

Just because it’s cold and snowy outside doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the beautiful views around Priest Lake. In fact, the snow adds its own touch of splendor to what’s already a gorgeous lake. Makes it more pristine and winter wonderland-esque. Now waterskiing this...

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Maple Chai

  Happy Thanksgiving! It’s time to eat turkey and pumpkin pie and enjoy the laughter of friends and family. I was going to share a Hot Cran-Apple Cider recipe that I learned last year but then realized, oops, I've already shared just such a recipe. And we've...

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Lights on the Water

The holiday season’s here! Or just about. Pardon me while I dance with joy =) And Coeur d’Alene’s a beautiful place, especially during the holidays. Anyone who’s been there can attest to that. Now, just imagine for a moment, Coeur d’Alene Lake covered in a million...

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Banana Boats

Longing for the boating season not to be over? Wishing you could spend just one more warm, wonderful day out on the water? So are we but, sadly, the weather has truly started to turn here in the Inland Northwest and even if we went out on the boat, there wouldn’t be...

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Horses!

Fun’s good for the soul! There’s a reason our moto’s Fun Simplified! We fully believe it’s required for healthy living…err, I’m sure there’s a study to support that but, well, that just kills the fun. Anyway, just because the weather’s turning chilly doesn’t mean all...

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Cranberry Cider

The usual hot drinks, Coffee and Hot Chocolate, are obvious ‘go to’s’ when you want to throw something in the thermos and head to the boat, but sometimes it’s nice to have a different flavor. So when I ran across a recipe for Cranberry Cider, I figured I had to share....

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Camping on Upper Priest Lake

It’s that time of year for a last good camping trip before the weather turns truly chilly! And what better way to camp than at an area only accessible by boating or hiking? I mean, fewer people, time on the water, lovely yellow and red trees…ah, sounds like heaven to...

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Fruit Pops

So last week we looked at hot drinks to make the Fall season warm and delightful while still boating. This week, we’re going to have one more tasty fruit idea before we call it good on the Summer season. Couldn’t help myself. These looked too tasty, and perfect, not...

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3rd Annual Coeur D’Fondo

It’s time to see what kind of fun can be had around here =) Let’s make a quick list of the things we want. Beautiful scenery. (Yup, a boat’s great for that). Something outside while the temperature’s perfect. Some exercise. (What! Okay, if you say so.) Boating fits...

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Boating Knots

Last week a friend from the Water Ways Planet invited you, a citizen of Planet Dry Land, to a day aboard his boat. What fun! Apparently you held your own with the boating lingo, because said friend invited you back, but this time, he’d like your help with running the...

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Boating Lingo

Say you’re from Planet Dry Land and a species of the Water Ways Planet invites you to a day boating. You jump with glee. Everyone says the Water Ways Planet rivals your own for beauty. But you’re a bit nervous because, well, they speak a funny language you just don’t...

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3 Great Reasons to Go Boating

Fun fact, most Americans live under an hour from a navigable body of water. Say what? It’s surprising there aren’t more people out there! If you’re trying to convince your friends to head out to the water this weekend, here are some great reasons to throw their way....

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Priest Lake Races

There are all sorts of activities in the area and if you’re one of those athletic types who not only likes to boat, but enjoys running too, there are several Priest Lake races for you to choose. TRAIL RUN- SMOKECHASER 30K September 12  This trail race honors the...

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The New Bennington 24’ Tri Toon

Last week we took a quick look at the new Chaparral that we added to our fleet. This week we’d like to introduce the lovely Bennington. Just like the Chaparral, we had to put in some hours on the new Bennington at Lake Coeur d’Alene. Such fun! This gorgeous boat can...

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The New Chaparral

Hope everyone’s Fourth of July was a blast! We’ve said on Facebook we’ve a couple new boats in the fleet this year, so here’s the skinny on the beautiful new Chaparral. Our aim is always to provide a quality experience, which means the Chaparral had to be taken out...

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Boating with Fido

There’s nothing like spending a day on the boat with your friends, and that includes the furry kind, but before you take Fido on the water, here are a few things to think about so your day runs smoothly and your outing truly is relaxing. Swimming: This might seem...

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Tasty Boat Snacks

This last week’s been absolutely beautiful! The perfect weather for boating with lots of sun and blue sky. On such warm days, a delicious, chilled snack on the boat makes the day’s outing the perfect mix of sun and relaxation. Here’re some suggested boat snacks for...

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Lake Camping

Washington and Idaho both offer great areas for camping while boating. You can point blindly at a list of all the lakes in the area and, most likely, there’s a camping option on the lake you’ve selected. It’s fantastic, but can also be a bit overwhelming if you’re...

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Lake Pend Orielle

So many lakes to choose from! It’s awesome! Now let’s look at another fantastic lake that might just be the perfect place for your next boating escape. Lake Pend Orielle…with the city of Sandpoint on its northern edge and the town of Bayview on its southern edge, this...

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5 Boating Safety Tips

Looks like so much fun! But nothing ruins a good outing like someone getting hurt. We'd like to avoid that, so here's what we do to help you stay safe while out on the water. We maintain our boats in excellent mechanical condition and keep them immaculately clean to...

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Hayden Lake

Last week we looked at perhaps the best-known lake in the area, Lake Coeur d’Alene. So this week, we’re heading slightly north to highlight a less known lake that offers a quieter but just as beautiful vacation location, Hayden Lake. Hayden Lake, of course, sits near...

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Lake Coeur d’Alene

Lake Escapes Boat Rentals delivers boats to the lake and launch of your choice, including Lake Coeur d'Alene. Awesome, right? But how do you decide which lake you want to explore? Maybe you want to fish or perhaps you’re just looking for a great view or maybe you’re...

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German Coffee

A Root Beer float style coffee drink. Say what? You heard it. A Root Beer style coffee drink. It's called German Coffee. How awesome is that! I mean, it’s coffee and ice cream in a cup. Simple and delicious all in one fell scoop…err swoop. If you’re a coffee addict...

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Priest Lake

Having recently visited this absolutely beautiful area, I just had to write a post highlighting Priest Lake. I mean, take a look. Who wouldn’t love that view!? The Lake Itself Is almost in Canada. Located in the northern part of the Idaho Panhandle, Priest Lake is 19...

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Raspberry Sparkler

It’s time to plan that drink for your next boat adventure. (This one’s for those 21 or older). And what’s better than raspberries to celebrate the time away from the office? What, you don’t like raspberries? Sad. There’ll be other drink options posted for you, I...

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