The Coeur d’Alene Resort is one of the most well-known resorts in the area, but how much did you really know? With some extremely cool features such as a floating green, a floating restaurant and amazing views of Lake Coeur d’Alene, this resort is one that you shouldn’t miss.

In this article we will go over the top 5 things that you probably didn’t know about the resort, and answer questions about the resort and surrounding area!

1. The Floating Green is the world’s only moveable green.

The Floating Green at The Coeur d'Alene Resort
[Photo Courtesy of The Coeur d’Alene Resort]

The man-made island is computer-moved to different distances every day ranging from 90 yards to a whopping 220 yards making this a green that is a ton of fun to play (not often you get to play a green that changes so much).

This floating green at The Coeur d’Alene Resort is hole number 14 and is 35 yards deep, and 55 yards wide.

This huge island ways around 4.2 million pounds, making it a marvel of engineering!

If you are someone that likes to golf on unique courses, there isn’t one any more unique than this course right here (especially since Sandpoint only has 2 courses).

It’s not often you have to take a boat to complete your game!

2. Mr. Hagadone’s favorite color is “Blue 541.”

It is found throughout the Resort, including in the rooms.

Hagadone was regarded as one of the people that put Coeur d’Alene on the map as he owned many, many businesses and helped employ a lot of people in the town.

His resort made Coeur d’Alene a town that many people came to visit as tourists, and in turn also visited the amazing nature found in the area as well as all of the shops, stores, and restaurants you find throughout the town

Hotel Room Coeur d'Alene Resort Idaho
[Image Courtesy of The Coeur d’Alene Resort]

3. The CdA Resort is a dog-friendly hotel. 

They love to have guests stay overnight, both humans and dogs! I know that with our pets, we enjoy to travel, and having another choice, especially a high end establishment allowing dogs is a big deal.

Now you know where you want to go if you have a dog, and want to go golfing!

4. Beverly’s restaurant is named after someone very special. 

The restaurant is named after Mr. Hagadone’s mother! This restaurant is one of the nicest restaurants in the area, and many people visit on special occasions, as it overlooks the town, and even more-so Lake Coeur d’Alene.

At night you can see all of the different lights along the shoreline, even on the opposite side of the lake! During the winter you also have a full view of the Christmas lights along the long boardwalk around the marina. This view is compounded by the not only floor to ceiling windows, but the windows even wrap around to the ceiling, giving you a view of the stars.

Cedars Floating Restaurant at the Coeur d'Alene Resort
[Image Courtesy of The Coeur d’Alene Resort]

5. Cedar’s Floating Restaurant is quite heavy. 

1.2 million pounds, to be exact! If you are around the resort for a couple days, and have already enjoyed a meal at Beverly’s you can take a quick trip over to Cedar’s which offers an array of high end meals.

Just like the Floating Green we talked about earlier, this restaurant is floating on the water. You access it by a covered dock, where you can enjoy delicious meals like Prime Rib, seafood, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions about The Coeur D Alene Resort

How many floors are at Coeur d’Alene Resort?

The Coeur D Alene Resort has 18 floors! This encompasses everything from the Beverly’s Restaurant, to the 338 rooms, shops, and so much more. In North Idaho a building this tall is rare, making this a special site on the Lake Coeur D Alene horizon.

Where do you fly into for Coeur d’Alene?

The easiest place to fly in is through Spokane International Airport. This Spokane International Airport is 38.5 miles from the Coeur D Alene Resort, and you should account for about 45 minutes to arrive via car at the resort!

How much do you tip a caddy at Coeur d’Alene Resort?

According to the resort’s website, they highly recommend tipping the caddy in between $25 to $30 per day. However there is no exact amount you should tip. We always recommend tipping well to help out people that help you out!


The Coeur d’Alene Resort is a special place to visit up here in North Idaho! It isn’t your normal resort as it features not only the world’s only movable floating green, but also has some amazing restaurants like Beverly’s and Cedar’s.

If you are looking to visit, or even if you want some time away from home, the resort is a great place to visit!

Another common thing, is that businesses have the chance to rent out spaces in the resort to tell their employee’s thank you for a great year. Might want to give them a call if that sounds like you.