Many people ask me where they can stay while visiting Bayview. I will attempt to give you a roundup of facilities.
MacDonald's Resort has cabins for rent. You can contact them at 208-683-9107
Scenic Bay Resort has 4 motel rooms on the water. 208-683-2243
For longer stays, the former Scenic Bay Motel is now renting on a monthly basis.
"Bayview Scenic Apartments and RV Park rent rooms on a monthly basis for $550.00 we do require a deposit of $100.00. The room is fully furnished and includes linens. Included in the $550.00 a month are the utilities to include Direct TV. The rooms are studios. With the rooms there is a coffee pot, microwave and small refrigerator. Rooms are rented on a monthly basis only. Currently we do have one available.
The RV Park charges $350.00 a month which includes water, sewer, and electricity. The month of July we have no spaces available. 208-683-2215."
Other options are Farragut State Park for tent camping, RV and small cabins as well.
Scenic Bay Marina has several RV spots with hook-ups as well. 683-2243.
Lakeland RV has both RV parking and tent camping. They are closed during the winter, but after about April you can make reservations at 683-4108
All of the locations are usually booked up for the Bayview Daze celebration which occurs July 6-7-8 this year. The best bet for that week-end would be Farragut State Park if you hurry. Bayview Scenic Apartments are the way to go if you have a month to spend here. Come see us this Summer.
Scenic Bay is probably the Idaho Panhandle's best kept secret with sheltered waters and plenty of available boat slips, plus two boat ramps. Although July is the favorite month due to Independence day celebrations, August is my favorite. You want to see a parade and missed the 4th? How about Athol Days. The parade celebrating 103 years as a city stats at 9:00am Saturday, August 11 followed by party in the park with booths, games auctions and lots more. Boat slips are plentiful and can be rented through Scenic Bay
Marina 683-2243 or MacDonalds Resort 683-2211.
For those without kids in school, September can be the best month of the year in Bayview. The water is cooling down some allowing trophy trout fishing and the sun is usually out with real comfortable temperatures. While students are longingly looking out the windows of their classrooms, you can be enjoying a boat ride or a beverage at several waterfront locations.
Boat rentals can be found at the Bayview Mercantile as well as just about everything you will need for your stay. Not quite as large as a super market, not quite as small as your average convenience store, it beats the heck out of driving 17 miles to the nearest large store. MacDonald's Resort also rents boats. Unlike most mercantiles, Bayview's also rents boat slips.
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