Priest River, Idaho
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Near the confluence of two pristine rivers is found the quiet community of Priest River. Located 7 miles east of Washington and 75 miles South of Canada, it sits on the Western end of Bonner County. The population of approximately 1,700 residents, sits at an elevation of 2,100 feet and boasts the pleasant four-season climate found in North Idaho. An annual rainfall of 23 inches and annual snowfall of 72 inches keeps the lake full and the nearby Schweitzer Ski Resort thriving. In the summer months, temperatures rarely exceed 90 degrees while the neighboring rivers and lakes offer fishing, swimming, boating, and water skiing.
Priest River is a small town that enjoys clean air, clear water, and plenty of recreational opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. Enjoy a small community where the grocery store checkers remember who our children are, where the UPS man knows to deliver our packages at work even though they are addressed to our home in the country, where the lady in the post office can put our mail in the right box even if we forgot the box number, and where we can enjoy a pleasant social life just by taking a little extra time to visit while shopping.