Only off the azure shores of Idaho’s Lake Coeur d’Alene could the phrases “Playground of the Pacific Northwest” and “haven of relaxation” be used to describe the same place. The Coeur d’Alene Resort is set off a secluded cove of Lake Coeur d’Alene and offers a melange of luxury, adventure, space and intimacy.
Although the idyllic natural surroundings may change throughout the seasons, morphing from white-capped mountains to vibrant and dense forests of trees in summer, the resort has remained steadily open year-round since its original inception in 1986. Since then, it has grown to include nine dining and nightlife options, along with a renowned spa and an award-winning 18-hole golf course that has become a bucket-list course to play among serious golfers due to its famous floating green on the 14th hole.
The 338-room property even operates its own fleet of handcrafted mahogany custom StanCraft boats that sail on the lake near the soaring 17-story-tall resort. It offers guests multiple options for swimming, soaking and sunning along the pools, hot tubs and waters surrounding the grounds.
Over the past 30 years, the resort has become one of the top meeting and event locations in the country thanks to its unique setting, amenities, activities and ease of travel. The resort’s 32,000 square feet of meeting space includes the Hagadone Event Center at the resort golf course, and there are numerous event configurations available in the 25 meeting rooms.
The resort’s available on-site and nearby activities set a meeting or event apart, offering opportunities to connect, learn and build the lasting relationships that take root during the planned activities.
In addition to its setting, amenities and the luxury accommodations, the Coeur d’Alene Resort amps up those offerings with a committed sales and conference service staff dedicated to small meetings. When combined with the local, friendly Coeur d’Alene people and unique north Idaho vibe, the resort is an ideal setting for magical events in Idaho.
The resort has 25 different meetings rooms from which to choose for events and meetings, including nine executive boardrooms on the seventh floor that can host anywhere from 18 to 110 guests. The other spaces include the Lakeview Terrace outdoor space for up to 500 guests, two indoor meeting spaces in the Lobby Level Cabins for up to 300 guests, four Bayview Rooms for 30 to 260 guests, the Conference Center for up to 1,800 guests or 350 guests per room when divided into six separate spaces, the Hagadone Event Center for up to 400 guests for the indoor space only or 800 guests when combined with the outdoor space, and the On the Lake Meetings cruise boats for up to 350 guests.
With nine dining and nightlife options located throughout the property, the Coeur d’Alene Resort has something to please every palate before or after events. During events, the on-site catering staff adds flavor and zest to any type of meeting. The team works with planners in advance and handles all the details regarding menu design, theme recommendations, event flow and more. Alcohol is served at all the dining venues, and the catering options include hosted or no-host bar services. Beverly’s restaurant claims the Northwest’s largest wine cellar, with more than 16,000 bottles of wine.
The events staff at the Coeur d’Alene Resort doesn’t stop at tablecloths and tiramisu: They work one-on-one with planners to make sure the events go beyond mere meetings by offering team-building activities that give a taste of the local culture and the north Idaho flavor. The Ironman Coeur d’Alene is one of the most iconic events in the area, and to celebrate the tradition, the resort offers minitriathlon experiences for groups by creating custom outdoor adventures and courses. The resort’s newest team-building activity, the Lake Coeur d’Alene Poker Run, has teams competing to win a hand of poker by traveling to select locations by boat and eventually meeting up to play and declare a winner.