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Gypsy bell tent on Lake Pend Oreille in Sandpoint

  • 6 Guests
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathroom

New in 2023, the Gypsy bell tent is now family sized and sits on a big, beautiful deck! The 20-foot LiT Fernweh tent can sleep up to six with space for a living room setting. This beauty and beast of a bell tent features fantastic views of beautiful Lake Pend Oreille and is just a short walk from a private beach or an outdoor hot tub. Watch the sun rise over the Cabinet Mountains and plan your day in this outdoor paradise. Just steps away is a unique camp kitchen and bathhouse built with reclaimed wood and metal, where you can take a hot shower and prepare a meal with all the comforts of home. And you're surrounded by a lakefront ranch with horses and chickens! 

The fabulous Fernweh bell tent is furnished with one queen bed, two twin tri-fold mattress/sofa beds, and one full-size tri-fold mattress/sofa bed in a living room-like setting for up to six guests. Disconnect and enjoy nature while overlooking Lake Pend Oreille. Guests can relax around their own fire pit while watching the sun set and the moon rise. And campwood is included!

Exclusively for the use of Gypsy bell tent guests, the mobile outdoor camp kitchen and bathroom includes a double porcelain sink and counter made from a slab of blued ponderosa pine. The camp bathroom features a 36-inch neo-angle shower stall with hot running water and a traditional flush toilet. Glamping at its finest! Access to the lake is a two-minute walk away, either at the privately owned beach just across the road (marked by a wooden privacy fence and a sign for our business, Twin Cedars Camping and Vacation Rentals) or at the Hawkins Point Public Boat Dock. Access to the outdoor hot tub is about a 5-minute walk or a short drive to the other side of the property, where you'll find it located behind the house at 5507 Sunnyside Road.

The unique furnishings and luxurious bedding might make you want to stay in the tent, but outside there is so much to explore. The resort town of Sandpoint, Idaho, is just a 20-minute drive away. The Cabinet, Selkirk and Coeur d'Alene mountains surround one of the largest, deepest lakes in the world: Pend Oreille. And it's all at your doorstep.

This lakefront ranch at Hawkins Point on Lake Pend Oreille has been in the same family since 1944. There is no other property like it on the entire 111 miles of shoreline!

Please note, the tent isn't dog friendly. The Boho bell tent on the beach does allow dogs, however, so consider renting it instead. The pitching of additional tents is also not allowed. The adjacent RV site is about 150 feet away from the tent. This side of the property is designed for our guests who want more privacy and peacefulness while they enjoy the view of the lake and the open skies above. 

As a side note, the ramp and step leading into the camp kitchen and bathhouse or the walkway up to the bell tent may pose an issue for those with mobility issues. 

Guests are invited to park near the camp kitchen/bathhouse, where they can easily unload their food, gear and other belongings. The 10+ acre property includes a private beach with a dock and concrete boat ramp suitable for paddlecraft; an outdoor hot tub; and gardens and fruit trees that guests are invited to harvest.

Sunnyside is a rural Sandpoint neighborhood on the north shore of Lake Pend Oreille, where there's a mix of farmland and family homes. This is a popular recreation area with Sunnyside Access, Hawkins Point Boat Launch and Oden Wildlife Management Area. Many families have been here for decades, including the family that owns the property at Hawkins Point. People come here to fish, swim, ride bicycles, paddle, go boating and more.

Horses, poultry, cats and dogs live on the property. All amenities, including the private beach and hot tub, are available to all of our guests. The house, a bell tent on the beach, three RV sites, and one tiny home are vacation rentals during the summer season, primarily from May through October. The closest RV site is about 150 feet away from the bell tent and shares the same driveway. The other three are on the other side of the property and accessed via a separate driveway. The adjoining property has two rental homes that are 300 to 400 feet away from the bell tent.

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The beautiful Gypsy bell tent is a 20-footer decorated in coral and blue

The site includes the tent atop a 24x24 foot deck and camp kitchen/bathhouse overlooking the lake

The new 20-foot tent sits on a new 24x24 deck perched on the hill above the lake

The new papasan chair adds to the living room comfort

The comfortable queen bed and one of the tri-fold sofa beds

Looking through the living room setting toward the entrance

Amenities

Pool & spa facilities

Heated Outdoor swimming pool

Parking & facilities

Parking available , Parking included

Policies

Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Pets not allowed, Smoking not allowed, Unsuitable for elderly or infirm , Wheelchair inaccessible

Entertainment

Deck chairs, Bicycles , Canoe/Kayak

Kitchen & dining

Charcoal grill BBQ, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices , Toaster

Location features

Lake , Rural

Bathroom & laundry

Bed linen, Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower , Towel set

Heating & cooling

Heating available

Internet & office

Wireless Broadband Internet

Home Safety

Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher , Smoke Detector

House Rules

  • Children welcome

  • Pets not allowed

  • Smoking not allowed

  • Unsuitable for elderly or infirm

  • Wheelchair inaccessible

Check-in: 04:00 PM

Check-out: 11:00 AM

Location

67 Singing Pines Dr , Bonner County, United States

The Gypsy bell tent is easy to reach via Sunnyside Road off of Highway 200. Don't follow GPS if it directs you to the east end of Sunnyside Road. The best way to reach 67 Singing Pines Drive is to drive on Highway 200 a few miles east of Sandpoint to mile marker 35 and turn right on Sunnyside Road where there's a railroad underpass. Go through the railroad underpass and then stay left for 5.5 miles to Singing Pines Drive, located between Sunnyside Access and Hawkins Point public boat dock. It's a wide hairpin turn to the left and then stay right when the driveway forks up the hill to the site of the Gypsy bell tent. Park on the gravel when the ground is soft; otherwise, park near the camp kitchen/bathhouse.

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Gypsy bell tent on Lake Pend Oreille in Sandpoint
Bonner County, United States
from €NaN per night