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About Bottle Bay Resort


Bottle Bay Resort & Marina sits on 330 feet of the west shore of Bottle Bay- a quiet, wind protected bay shaped like a bottle (hence the name). The Resort is located 3 miles south and 8.5 miles east of Sandpoint, Idaho on beautiful Lake Pend Oreille.  The town of Sandpoint is a 10 minute ride by boar or a scenic 20 minute drive on Bottle Bay Road along the lakeshore.  As a guest at one of our lakeside cabins you can relax on our beach, read a book from your deck or do a little fishing off our Marina boat docks.

Bottle Bay Resort has 6 duplex cabins nestled on the hillside overlooking the bay. They are rustic log cabins with beautiful lake views.  Each cabin can accommodate up to 5 guests with a queen bed in the upstairs loft, a trundle bed in the downstairs living room, and a twin rollaway bed.  Each cabin is stocked with necessary linens and has its own fully equipped kitchen.  All cabins have flatscreen cable TVs and WiFi.  A free boat slip at our Marina is included with your cabin if requested at the time of your reservation.
Bottle Bay Marina features boat slips for up to 65 boats, Regular Fuel at our dock pump and a self- service boat launch ($15 per launch payable at the boat launch receptacle.  Showers, restrooms and washer/dryer for laundry are available on-site for guests mooring with us. Slips are available by the night, week, month or season. We also have winter boat storage available on-site.

To ensure maximum fun in the sun, A Day on the Lake provides sea doo, pontoon and power boat rentals. Advance reservations are required and boats are subject to availability and weather conditions.  Contact them directly at 208-661-1870 to reserve.

The Bottle Bay Bar & Grill provides waterfront dining inside or outside on the upstairs and lake level decks.  Join us for lunch or dinner and enjoy a cold draft beer or your favorite cocktail while taking in the fresh air, sunshine and scenery.   The Bar & Grill also hosts a small store offering various sundries, snacks, drinks and food To-Go.


  Chip and Julie Houske

Bar & Grill Operator
  Uriah Duperault

A Day on the Lake Owner/Operators
  Marty & Martina Sanders


The land Bottle Bay Resort now stands on was owned by the Miller Family. In June of 1963 David & Rose Sloan purchased 5 acres and began to develop the resort. They built the first dock and installed the original pilings. Some of them still stand today. The resort offered 2 deluxe trailers and boat gas. It was known as Sloans Ponder Rosa.

In 1971 Vic and Sandy Colvard purchased the property and built the store.

In 1979 Jim and Joanne Hintz bought the resort and built the present day cabins and the main house. They also installed the  on-site well water system.

In 1982 Ed & Maureen Tuohy became owners of the resort, and kept their float plane at the boat launch.  It was at this time that Bottle Bay Resort & Marina established ownership rights to Bottle Bay Seaplane Base ID54.

In 1989 John and Dorette High purchased the resort, expanded the docks, added the restaurant and constructed the laundry and shower building.

In 2001 Chip and Julie Houske purchased the resort. The road was paved down to the marina. The docks were redesigned and rebuilt making room for 65 boats. The kitchen was expanded and a dumbwaiter was added. Today, we have 6 resort cabins, a restaurant, bar, marina, beach, boat launch, and boat rentals. Please join us at Bottle Bay Resort and Marina and experience the tradition.

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