Kootenai Falls and The Swinging Bridge in The Spring

This waterfall hike is one of my favorite hikes. When you leave the Bed & Breakfast travel north to the light and turn right. After about 15 minutes you will be in the beautiful state of Montana. Travel through Troy and you will see a pull out on the left of the highway with cars and a sign for the Kootenai Falls and Swinging Bridge. It is fairly easy, child friendly and the views are spectacular. We have done this hike several times and each time I notice something new. Every season brings a new falls.

These photos are from our spring hike to the falls and swinging bridge. I have talked briefly about the hike and the falls but the bridge is where the fun is. I am personally terrified of heights. Not a fan. Like at all! But I did go across this bridge and since we went in the spring there is actually a new more safe swinging bridge in its place. The view from the middle of the bridge is lovely and once across the bridge you can access a fun beach where you can play. We didn’t go down to the beach this time but plan to in the future.

This is definitely a great hike to do. Once you finish here if you still want to go for a drive and see more sites you can head to highway 2 and see Ross Creek Cedars and take the loop back around through Sandpoint and back to our Bed and Breakfast.

Our Story

Back in July 2018, Frank and Jerri Duarte set out to find a retirement property where they could build the home of their dreams. They stayed at a cute little bed and breakfast and learned from the owners that it was for sale. Frank couldn’t stop thinking about what a fun adventure this little bed and breakfast could be. He called his son-in-law Eric and his daughter Corina and asked if he would be willing to run the place if they bought it.

A couple weeks later Eric, Corina and their kids had a road trip they had planned to Coeur d’Alene and Silverwood Theme Park. While on vacation they checked out the bed and breakfast and just fell in love with not only the charming schoolhouse but also the town!

Fast forward to April 2019 we moved up to Bonners Ferry to open up the bed and Breakfast. We opened Easter Weekend and never looked back. Since opening we have had the pleasure to serve in our wonderful community, get to know guests from all around the world and explore our beautiful surroundings.

This blog is an extension to our website were you can get a fun glimpse into not only what this area has to offer but also some behind the scenes goofiness as we navigate this crazy life. We are so glad you came along for our adventure.