The McFarland Inn Bed and Breakfast is located only ¼ mile (6 blocks) from theCoeur d’Alene’s main street,Sherman Avenue. The entire downtown area is within ½ mile. There are several very nice restaurants and shops in this little area. The restaurant recommendations are listed in another posting on this blog.
Below are some of my favorite shops in the downtown area: 

Christmas at the Lake – This is a must see shop any time of the year! Themed Christmas trees as well as seasonal decorations. Don’t miss this store, even if you visit Coeur d’Alene  in the summer. 517 E. Sherman Ave.

Figpickles Toy Emporium – A wonderful shop with many wooden toys, games, antique reproduction toys, etc. Even if you are not going to buy anything, a tour around this shop will bring back wonderful memories of your childhood.   210 E. Sherman Ave.

Papillon Paper Emporium – Beautiful paper products, cards, and gifts. The only store of its kind in Coeur d’ Alene . 210 E Sherman Ave.

Mrs. Honeypeep’s Sweet Shop – You will feel like a kid in a candy shop again in this confectionery wonderland. The huge candy selection will take you back in time with an extensive array of the sweets and candies you remember from your childhood.  210 E. Sherman Ave.

Coeur d’Alene Chocolates – Coeur d’Alene Chocolates is a family owned and operated business and their goal is to provide you with the ultimate chocolate experience. They make  handmade gourmet chocolates and confections that are unrivaled in the area. 412 E. Sherman Ave.

Coeur d’Alene Olive Oil Company – Wonderful infused oils and vinegars, olives, etc. If you are a cook or need a gift for a cook, don’t miss this shop. 117 S. 4th Street

Wiggett’s Antique Marketplace – Furniture, gifts and collectibles in downtown Coeur d’Alene. Over 40 venders. 115 S. 4th Street.

Lucky Monkey Trading Company – Lucky Monkey Trading Company offers a vast choice of hand-crafted silver jewelry, clothing and accessories. Whether it’s a vintage silk sari wrap skirt or a hand-crafted Navajo squash blossom necklace, Lucky Monkey Trading Company offers  items that are both reasonably priced and truly unique.  412 E. Sherman Ave.

All Things Irish – A truly unique store with everything imaginable from Ireland. It sounds strange but it is a fun store to visit.  315 E. Sherman Ave.

Summers Glass – This store sells unique glass art. They offer some open studio classes on Thursdays and Saturdays from 1 to 5. These classes need reservations so if it interests you, visit their web site, call them directly or I will make the reservation for you. 211 E. Sherman Ave.

Mary Jane’s Farm – This unique store is hard to describe so log on to this web site and enjoy. 210 E. Sherman Ave. (in the Resort Shops mall)

Stores of interest in other Coeur d’ Alene locations:

Sunflower – A sweet gift and flower shop just around the corner from The McFarland Inn 842 N. 4th Street

Bear Paw Quilting & Bernina – This shop has been rated as one of the top 10 quilt shops in the country. Their selection of fabric, books, quilting supplies and Bernina sewing machines is impressive. They have quilting classes year around. Visit their web site for class schedules  600 W. Kathleen Ave. (about a 10 minute drive from The McFarland Inn)

Harmony Yarn – A small but beautifully stocked yarn shop next to Bear Paw Quilting. They offer classes for people of all levels of experience. Visit their web site at 600 W. Kathleen Ave. (about a 10 minute drive from The McFarland Inn)

Alpaca Direct – The shop offers all kinds of alpaca products for men, women and children as well as a lovely selection of yarns and knitting supplies. Accessories and jewelry are from around the world. The sales people are extremely helpful. 1016 W. Hayden Ave., Hayden, Idaho (about 15 minutes from The McFarland Inn)

Only a few blocks from The McFarland Inn, 4th Street has become a sort of  “Thrift Shop Row”. On about a ½ mile strip north of the B&B, there are at least 8 shops. If you like to thrift shop, this is the place for you! Nancy will show you a map to get you started.


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