Lakeside Living: A Retirement Cabin in Idaho

A retirement cabin dream come true.

Story by Melissa Mylchreest, Cabin Living Magazine
Photos by Neumann Photography

Nestled into the base of the Selkirk Mountains and perched on the northwest shore of Lake Pend Oreille, the little town of Sandpoint, Idaho, truly boasts the best of both worlds. With world-class skiing out the back door and a massive inland lake in the front yard, a downtown replete with old brick buildings, fine dining, breweries and a vibrant arts scene, it’s a town that has it all.cabinliving2

But it wasn’t just the breathtaking scenery or the local amenities that made Jim and Leslie Finn fall in love with the place: “It’s the people that make this town special,” says Leslie. After living in San Diego for many years, the Finns were committed to finding the perfect spot to build a retirement cabin – and they were willing to be patient until the right town came along.

The search is over

“We found Sandpoint while we were traveling the country in our Airstream. We were looking for a lake property, but we wanted to live in a ‘real’ town with activities and opportunities for getting involved in a community. We came up to visit many times looking at properties and checking things out over a four- or five-year period.”

At some point during their visits it became clear that they’d found what they’d been searching for. “We realized that Sandpoint wasn’t just the most beautiful place, but also the most friendly and generous place either of us had ever been to.”

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Posted by Scott Freerksen “The Lake Guy”

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