Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Coldwater Creek Has A Wine Bar

The Best Of Both Worlds

Everyone knows Coldwater Creek has some of the most fabulous clothing around, but did you know that their Flagship store in Sandpoint Idaho also has a wine bar? It is one of our guests favorite day trips from our B&B. A 40 minute scenic drive North on Hwy 95 will put you in the quaint town of Sandpoint. On the West side of the main street through town (First Ave.) sits the historic W. A. Bernd Building, a rustic old brick structure with huge fir beams and rafters. Coldwater Creek renovated this old building, keeping the beautiful bricks and beams and added a slate waterfall to one of the walls. The waterfall has some great leather chairs nearby so the gentlemen can take a break while their spouses model the latest fashions from the store....the waterfall is often jokingly referred to as the "Wall Of Tears."

Imagine...after a few hours of shopping, you can relax on the upper level (accessible by stairs or an elevator) in an engaging environment that feels like another world. This wine bar is truly an escape from reality. You feel as though you have entered an elegant living space in a Western flavored library. Huge overstuffed deep leather chairs and couches spill out into the room whose central focal point is warm inviting fireplace. Low coffee tables are filled with engaging books so you feel as though you've been invited to spend the afternoon lost in a great photo filled book while you enjoy a fabulous glass of wine from an extensive list of varietals.

Did I mention the food? You won't want to miss the panini sandwiches or the wonderful cheese and fruit plate that makes the perfect accompaniment to that great glass of wine.

Things To Consider:
  • The address is 311 N. First Ave 208-263-2265

  • Business hours are Monday- Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Allow time to explore the towns many quaint shops and pubs

  • http://www.coldwatercreek.com/

1 comment:

Katherine said...

I love the Wine Bar upstairs! I don't even drink...the smooth hot chocolate, tasty baked cheese and fruit platters, to the yummy panini's. Which leaves me to the BEST flour-less chocolate torte that is to DIE for...No Joking!!
The atmosphere is amazing with over sized comfy couches and chairs if you decide to relax by the 360 view fire place with it's cathedral ceiling in the middle of the room. Or you have the option to grab a more intimate table, or make new friends at the large sitting bar. You will be greeted by wonderful smiling staff and great local artists who preform on Saturday nights. Coldwater creates a glowing votive candle wall as the backdrops to these artisans.
We always take friends that come to visit to the Coldwater Creek retail store and the Wine bar as a relaxing and finishing treat.
I hope this helps as it is a must to stop by while visiting or living Sandpoint Idaho.