Paradise Valley Inn Bed and Breakfast Review
Paradise Valley Inn Bed and Breakfast is located just outside (and above) Bonners Ferry, Idaho, which is in the northern part of the state and not far from the Canadian boarder. The Inn has five comfortable rooms, in addition to a private Garden Cabin (which is where I stayed). The majestic vista of the Kootenai Valley can be viewed from every room, which is the first thing you notice when you enter the Inn.
Each guestroom comes equipped with a cozy down comforter, down pillows and its own private bath. There is even an outdoor hot tub which is perfectly situated at the cliff’s edge so that you may take in the views of the valley below.
A full breakfast is served each morning in a bistro-style setting, which is near a wood-burning fireplace to keep you toasty on those colder days of the year.
“Paradise Valley” is a glacier-created valley just 30 minutes north of Sandpoint and 30 minutes south of the Canadian border, which makes the location of the Paradise Valley Inn fairly convenient with lots of unspoiled wilderness surrounding it. There is a strong likelihood that you’ll see some wildlife while at the Inn, from Moose to Deer.
Known as the “gateway” to Canada, Bonners Ferry is the headquarters of the International Selkirk Loop, which is traveled by many vacationers every year. The Loop was featured in Sunset magazine in 2001 and 2002. The town is full of shops, stores and a casino. Winding through the county, passing along the edge of downtown is the Kootenai River Valley, where rich farm lands produce a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, hay, wheat, barley and hops.
Near downtown Bonners Ferry there is the 2,700 acre Kootenai River Wildlife Refuge. Since 1965, the marshlands surrounding this section of the Kootenai River have been labeled protected breeding and nesting grounds for over 2,000 species of birds ranging from Canadian geese to ring-necked pheasants.
After nearly ten years of owning and running the Paradise Valley Inn, Kristyn Brunz has decided to sell the Inn and move back east. It’s quite a romantic story actually, she met and fell in love with one of her guests. For information on the Paradise Valley Inn, email: Info@ParadiseValleyInn.com or call 888-447-4180.