We were visiting Coeur d'Alene while I was competing in the Ironman event that year and decided to make a vacation out of it by staying the week after. When we saw the Carriage House we knew this was the perfect location for us. It was far enough away from town to make you feel like you were in the wilderness, away from the nervous energy of a host town that precedes an Ironman event, but still close enough to town to run in to pick up some groceries, walk the floating boardwalk or have a nice dinner.
Judy and Frank are so nice and so very accomodating. I felt like I was staying with family that I had not seen in ages. Their beatifully furnished apartment was the perfect base of operations for the Ironman event and some excursions to Glacier National Park, Montana and Northern Idaho. We could relax on the comfy furniture and watch some TV or sit out on the deck and take in the beautiful mountain views. Some mornings we would be able to watch wildlife right out the bathroom window. Judy was so helpful in lending me a few items I had forgotten at home and she always had a daily newpaper waiting at our door.
Coeur d'Alene is also a beautiful location. Unfortunately we had been there during a very seasonally abnormal heat wave where temperatures were over 100 degrees most days, so we were a bit restricted to avoiding the heat most of the time. Despite that, we still really enjoyed our stay but had we had typical temperatures it would have been so much better.
I was a little concerned about the dining situation in CdA since I am primarly plant-based vegan, but tend to drift more vegetarian on vacations. Before going...