Friday, April 10, 2009

Top Marks From Zagat

The Coeur d'Alene Resort Receives Top Marks From Zagat
April 9, 2009

A 2009 survey by Zagat rates The Coeur d’Alene Resort as one of the best vacation destinations in America, based on input from frequent travelers and travel professionals. The Coeur d’Alene Resort scored 27 out of a perfect 30 for its facilities, a score associated with “extraordinary to perfection.”

Rooms, service and dining at The Coeur d’Alene Resort all received a score of 25, which means “excellent.”

“You get sublime views and the best of all worlds at this little paradise of a resort that’s right on beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene,” says Zagat in its 2009 Top U.S. Hotels, Resorts & Spas Survey.

The comments come from actual guests who stayed at the property and recorded their experiences.

Zagat calls The Coeur d’Alene Resort a “true find” with “attentive and friendly staff, and a two-level spa with fabulous facilities and deep-woods-influenced treatments.” The survey also refers to The Resort’s Scott Miller-designed Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course as a “legend in its own right.”

“We’re proud of every accolade The Coeur d’Alene Resort receives, but this one is especially important,” said General Manager Bill Reagan. “It’s rewarding to hear what our guests themselves think of our beautiful town and amenities.”

Zagat also praises The Resort’s “wonderful food,” which ranges from five-star gourmet to casual family-friendly dining. Guests can choose from sushi, fresh Idaho trout, a taste from the $2 million wine cellar, or a world-famous Gooey dessert.

More than 350,000 surveyors report to Zagat annually on a variety of travel and entertainment venues. The company has been compiling surveys for 30 years.

Fly Casting Classes

Coeur d'Alene Golf & Spa Resort teams up with LOOP and Castaway Fly Shop
March 26th, 2009

Castaway Fly Shop, LOOP, and The Coeur d'Alene Golf & Spa Resort have recently started offering fly casting classes for all levels of the fly fishing enthusiast. Classes will be conducted by the LOOP team of experts from all parts of the fly fishing world, including Argentina, Scandinavia and the US.

"Now anglers have an opportunity to learn and enhance their skills of casting while enjoying the finest dining and accommodations available in the area says Bill Reagan, General Manager at The Coeur d'Alene Golf & Spa Resort. "We've always had fantastic fishing in the area, and now with LOOP and Castaway Fly Shop offering the finest in fly-fishing instruction and equipment, it provides a perfect complement to our wide assortment of outdoor activities offered. Combine the fly-fishing activities with a round of golf, spa treatment or a trip to Silverwood Theme Park and you've got a complete family vacation package... something for everyone."

The Castaway Fly Shop recently partnered with LOOP, a Swedish based company with a reputation of being the premier manufacturer of the finest fly-fishing rods, reels, tackle and apparel on the market today. LOOP is relatively new to the North American market and brings countless years of experienced craftsmanship with it. "LOOP’s certified fly-fishing and spey casting instructors are among the most well trained and experienced anglers in the world." said Joe Roope, owner and co-founder of Coeur d'Alene's Castaway Fly Shop. "Fishing enthusiasts visit us from all over the world to experience some of the finest fresh water fishing in the United States, now we have a premium brand of gear to equip them with and access to world-class instructors."

The LOOP Fly Casting Schools will offer 2-day courses designed with curriculums and activities for beginners and avid seasoned anglers alike. The school will also begin offering sessions tailored exclusively for women. Instructional topics include: fly pattern selection and insect identification, casting techniques, proper knot tying for different situations, handling and release for a variety of fish, how to find the perfect spot to drop your line and much more.
LOOP Fly Casting Schools complete with the luxury lakefront accommodations and amenities of

The Coeur d'Alene Golf & Spa Resort are available from March through mid October.
For more information on the assortment of Fly-Fishing and Resort Packages that include accommodations and other activities, contact The Coeur d'Alene Golf & Spa Resort reservation specialists at 1-800-688-5253.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Golf World Recognizes CDA Resort

Golf World Ranks The Coeur d'Alene Among Top Resort Golf Courses in America
2009 Readers' Choice Awards - GolfWorld Magazine

Taping into what GolfWorld Magazine calls "their most valuable resource - our readers", surveys were tallied with one primary goal in mind... answering the question "What makes for a great place to golf?". When the results came in, The Coeur d'Alene received a #1 ranking in course conditioning and #3 in service which vaulted The Coeur d'Alene Resort to the top of all resort courses in the Western United States overall.

"We are extremely proud of receiving such a high ranking in the GolfWorld's 2009 Readers' Choice Awards. It is the first time the magazine has ranked the best facilities in the country. The fact that the GolfWorld's readership distinguished our resort with high marks is tremendous. This ranking essentially comes from our Guests, making this award even more special and exciting for our team." said Jerry Jaeger, President & Co-Owner of Hagadone Hospitality, Inc.
"Our golf course Superintendent, Kevin Hicks, and the entire golf course team should take great honor in being ranked 'the finest conditioned resort course in America'".

View the 2009 Readers' Choice Awards at GolfWorld Magazine

The World's Most Romantic Spa

Couples Enjoy Combination of Service and Privacy at Lakeside Retreat
COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO, July 2008—Occasionally, romance benefits from a little nudge. Couples visiting The Coeur d'Alene Golf & Spa Resort have discovered a cozy approach to enjoying some privacy while sparking the passion in their relationship.

Although the Spa Coeur d'Alene did not start out to be a romantic getaway, it has nonetheless become one, having been named "The World's Most Romantic Spa " in a special report for the Sherman's Travel newsletter and featured on

"Being named "The World's Most Romantic Spa" is quite an honor," said Bill Reagan, general manager of The Coeur d'Alene Golf & Spa Resort, a member of the Preferred Hotels family of destinations. "While we purposely set out to design the most amazing, luxurious and innovative spa in the world, the romantic element is something that just magically happens when a couple enters our world."

Conde Nast Traveler has also recently named The Spa Coeur d'Alene as one of the Top 54 Resort Spas in America. The rating was based on 4,000 readers voting on location/setting, treatments, staff/service, rooms, diet/cuisine and staff/services. The Spa Coeur d'Alene ranked at #21 overall with particularly high marks on signature treatments.

An ideal way to enter the romance of The Spa Coeur d'Alene is through the "Just for Two" Couples Massage Suite at the Spa Coeur d'Alene. The Couples Massage Suite features a tranquil setting, complete with a fireplace and side-by-side waterbed massage tables that provide a wide, gorgeous view of Lake Coeur d'Alene. Secluded behind closed doors, the Couples Massage Suite is a superb setting to share the relaxation and rejuvenation of a world-class spa. The romance is on the house.

The spectacular 30,000-square-foot Spa Coeur d'Alene was recognized specifically for the calm setting of waterfalls, fountains and lake views from every window. Recommended dining included the caramel-braised muscovy duck and hot huckleberry soufflé at a lake-view table for two at Beverly's, the resort's showcase restaurant.

The choice for discerning travelers worldwide, The Coeur d'Alene Golf & Spa Resort combines luxury with endless recreational opportunities and serves as an ideal locale for conventions and wedding celebrations alike. A member of the family of Preferred Hotels, The Resort is 31 miles east of Spokane, Wash., and 100 miles south of the Canadian border. For reservations and more details call 800-688-5253 or visit