Lodging, Bed and Breakfast, or Camping near Sandpoint Idaho? How about all 3!

Huckleberry Tent and Breakfast near Sandpoint  Idaho

Huckleberry Tent and Breakfast near Sandpoint Idaho

Remember the old Donny & Marie Osmond song, “I’m a little bit country, and I’m a little bit rock and roll”? Sometimes that’s how I feel about our Tent and Breakfast.  Advertisers, insurance companies, our local government agencies aren’t quite sure how to classify our little backwoods business.

Huckleberry Tent and Breakfast offers wilderness lodging but it’s at your own private tent cabin site.  We, also, offer a scrumptious breakfast every morning at the homestead so we are kind of a Bed and Breakfast even though you don’t actually stay in our home.

I like to think we offer the best getaway out there – comfy camping, convenient lodging and a great farm-style breakfast.  It doesn’t get any better than this.

Mary’s Story

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Perhaps the most interesting thing that I could tell you about myself is that I’ve lived my entire life in the back woods of North Idaho on my family’s solar-powered homestead. Since an early age, I’ve been expected to help my family in all aspects of our back-to-the-land lifestyle. My parents have encouraged me to follow my dreams and accomplish my goals. I’ve had the unique opportunity to experience a life that is comparable to the way that my great-grandparents lived. On the other hand, I’ve also had the chance to experience the best of the 21st century.

Technology has only recently played a big part in my life.  Nine years ago, my parents installed satellite internet after they opened our family business, Huckleberry Tent and Breakfast.  I helped my mother set up the business’s Facebook page and showed her how to upload pictures and post stories.

My family has a tendency to jump head first into projects. One year we decided to raise meat chickens so we bought not 10, not 20 but 250 of them!  We didn’t have a clue how to butcher a chicken.  Luckily, I was able to discover an online article that gave us step-by-step instructions.  I copied the directions and used them for a guide as I started yelling, “Off with their heads!”

Another year, my family decided to build a cabin on the back 20 so that my siblings and I would have first-hand construction experience. Being from a family that always likes to try new things, I often had to search YouTube for different instructional videos.  I learned how to paint walls in a faux marble style, install a wood plank floor, and even how to laminate counters.  I also looked for decorating ideas and picked out the style that would be used for the whole cabin: white painted wainscoting. Take my word for it, it looks beautiful.

Technology has also helped me achieve my educational goals. I have wanted to be an OB/GYN doctor for as long as I can remember.  With years of schooling ahead of me, I decided to be home-schooled during Junior High so I could complete 3 years of school work in only 2 years.

I returned to the public school system when I reached high school.  I then petitioned to start taking online dual credit college courses at the age of 14.  Through the internet, I have been able to take numerous classes from several different colleges across Idaho.

The internet will also help me complete my senior project for school.  I will be developing, designing, printing and distributing a brochure on the importance of prenatal care for teenage mothers. I will also be giving a power point presentation to local youth groups.

I’m grateful for the many unique opportunities I’ve been privileged to experience. I’m excited about going to college in a year and the thought of all the new skills and knowledge that I’ll gain. I’m ready to face the challenges and the hard work that will be required to achieve my goal of becoming an OB/GYN doctor.

Chicken Butchering Class $65 — July 24, 2013

>>>>>Chicken Butchering Class $65 — July 24, 2013<<<<<

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Have you ever stayed awake at night and wished that you knew how to butcher a chicken? Well, here’s your chance.

Visit Huckleberry Homestead and receive a hands-on lesson. I’ll teach you how to butcher a chicken. You and I will walk through it step-by-step. As part of the class, we will talk about chicken raising and care. Afterwards, join me for a nice salad lunch from the garden. When you leave, take home one of the processed chickens to enjoy for dinner. Class size is limited to 3 people. Reserve your spot today and call (208) 266-0155.

Interested in staying at the Tent & Breakfast that night? Call me and I’ll set up a package deal.

Cost: $65 per person
Date & Time: July 24, 10am to 2pm
Contact: Christine Dick (208)266-0155
Included in your cost: Instruction, hand-outs, lunch, 1 processed chicken to take home.

Garlic Scapes at Huckleberry Tent and Breakfast

GARLIC SCAPES are in the garden! Make a reservation for sometime during the next 2 weeks if you would like to harvest fresh garden scapes for your camp dinner.

Garlic scapes are the seed stalk that grows out of the top of hard neck garlic. If you harvest them while they are still young and curly, they are yummy to eat. They taste great sauteed, stir fried, in pesto, etc. They have a mild garlic flavor.

Plus, there are lots of other tasty fresh veges from the garden: lettuce, spinach, green onions, swiss chard, cilantro, basil, rosemary, and if you are quick you might be able to sneak a strawberry past Rachel. She has the first few ripe ones already scoped out.

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Stay at Huckleberry Tent and Breakfast for a unique wilderness camping adventure.  Like a bed and breakfast — only better.  Located 30 miles east of Sandpoint Idaho.

Moose at Huckleberry Tent and Breakfast

We hit a trifecta this weekend. Everyone one of our guest saw a moose………or two!

There have been at least 4 moose wandering around our property this summer — mama and baby, yearling and a bull.

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Visit Sandpoint Idaho’s unique wilderness bed and breakfast.  Camping in comfort.

Garden Update for June 14, 2013

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Huckleberry Homestead 1st Garden Update for 2013

Folks who stay with us are more than welcome to grab a basket and help themselves to fresh veges from the garden. Once every week through the summer and fall, I’ll be posting an update of what’s available.

Here’s what we’ve been enjoying out of the garden this week: Lettuce, Spinach, Radishes, Green Onions, Cilantro, Rhubarb, Chives, Basil, Rosemary, Oregano, and Lovage.

Also, we still have stored garlic and carrots in the root cellar.

Eat Local, Eat Fresh!!

Call Huckleberry Tent and Breakfast at (208)266-0155 to reserve your stay at Sandpoint Idaho’s Unique Camping Getaway.  Like a Bed and Breakfast — only better!