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July 4th Celebrations!!!

Coeur d’Alene in the summer is not only beautiful but also full of fantastic activities! For the Fourth of July, you have some great options to celebrate this country’s birthday. Check out these celebration options: Steaks N Sparklers When: July 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm...

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NEW for 2019: The Super Air Nautique G23

If you haven’t noticed, we love to share about our new boats each year. We’re like kids in a candy shop wanting to show off all the shiny goodies! This year, we’ve added the Super Air Nautique G23 to our fleet. This boat is a beauty! It’s recognized as a leading boat...

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2019 Spokane Boat Show Part 1

This February 1st-9th, Spokane is hosting it’s annual boat show! After the cold of December, this is a great way to pass scratch the boating itch before the seasons warm up! Here are the details for the 2019 Spokane Boat Show. (We’ll cover Events in our next post ;)...

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Raise a Glass!

If you haven’t noticed already, we at Lakes Escapes like to keep things simple and enjoy life as much as possible. Although it’s uber chilly on the water right now, we’re not letting that get us down as we take this opportunity to raise a glass in a toast to you, our...

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Wine Getaway Anyone?

Sometimes you just have to splurge. And if you like wine and good food, this is a great way to do it. Check out the Wine Getaway details: The Coeur d’Alene Resort is hosting an Autumn Wine Weekend Getaway on Lake Coeur d’Alene this Friday though Sunday. Have you ever...

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Masquerade Charity Ball!

This is so cool. North Idaho Life, a group who highlights beauty and culture in Northern Idaho, is hosting a Masquerade Ball to support The Children’s Village. Let’s fill in some details. “The Children’s Village is a residential home for children who are in need of a...

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Did Someone Say Lake Camping?!

We've covered this before, but because Washington and Idaho both offer great areas for lake camping, it's totally worth mentioning again. You can point blindly at a list of all the lakes in the area and, most likely, there’s a camping option. It’s fantastic but can...

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New Air Nautique Wake Surf Boat!

As always, it’s a pleasure to introduce each new boat in the Lake Escapes fleet, and our newest gem will offer you a premium surf experience! Let me present to you, new in 2018, the Air Nautique Wake Surf Boat. The fit, finish, and features of the Super Air Nautique...

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Wake Board Wednesdays!

We like making things fun and simple, and if you're looking for a deal on wake surf boat rentals, this is the thing for you. Every Wednesday right now, it's 15% off all Wake Surf Boat Rentals! This Includes: Air Nautique G21 This 22′ Wake Surf boat offers a...

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Car d’Lane Car Show!

This is a fun event with a pre-party all rolled into one! If you enjoy car shows, check this out. Car d’Alan Pre-Funk at Slate Creek Brewing What: Car d’ Alene PRE-FUNK parking lot party. Say what! Hang out before and get a delicious brew before seeing some classic...

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Ready for Golf, Anyone?

April 5th is opening day for the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course to open this year! In case you’re not familiar with this place, let me give you a quick rundown on this beautiful course. This is home to the world’s only Floating Green. On top of that, you get...

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Comedy Night Out!

(Image from Best Western Comedy Webpage) What better way to spend an evening, other than on the lake, of course, than to spend it laughing and getting the endorphins flowing? We're talking about a couple of nights where you can sit back and let the worries of the...

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Moomba Max for 2018!

Now that we’ve introduced all the 2017 boats that were new to the Lake Escapes fleet last year, we can introduce a new boat for 2018. The Moomba Max Wake/Surf boat will arrive for the 2018 boating season! Meet the new Moomba MAX! We love our surf/wake fleet and Moomba...

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Yamaha VX Cruiser Waverunner (2017)

We…or maybe just me, the blog writer…must have been slacking in the introductions department during 2017. So the month of February this year is full of boat introductions and I get to act like a little kid with new toys to show off. The Yamaha VX Cruiser Waverunner...

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Aqua Patio (New in 2017-Oops)

We at Lake Escapes Boat Rentals like to introduce our new boats as we get them. We’re like excited little children who want to show off anything new and shiny. Somehow the Agua Patio 250 XP slipped through the cracks last year. So although it was new in 2017, we’d...

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Night Skiing!

Silver Mountain’s offering a weekend of Night Skiing! We’ve talked about the Silver Mountain Resort’s awesomeness before…with its outdoor skiing and its indoor water park and so on. (Check out the post about it here.) Well, here’s another awesome facet to their...

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Water and Frozen Water

(Image from Silver Mountain's website) …You can have it all. We like water, if you couldn’t have guessed. So it’s super exciting to tell you about Silver Mountain Resort in Kellogg, Idaho. “Sounds like a ski resort,” you say. And it is. That’s where the frozen water...

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CDA Oktoberfest 2017!

(Picture from CDA Downtown Association Oktoberfest site) When: Sept. 22nd from 4pm-9pm and 23rd from noon-9pm This is the 8th year that Downtown Coeur d’Alene has hosted Oktoberfest and this year promises to be a roaring good time. If you’re not on a boat, we highly...

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Upper Priest Lake Camping

It’s that time of year for a camping trip to enjoy the beautiful weather and spend some time away! And what better way to camp than at an area only accessible by boating or hiking? Let me introduce to you Upper Priest Lake...and its camping opportunities. There's...

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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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