Elkins Resort on Priest Lake

Mountain Paradise
Surprisingly Great Food - Sea Bass Special
Caution: Views are addicting
Copper River Salmon
Lodge and Marina
Sandy Beaches
Amazing Sunsets
Lakefront Location
20 Mile Pristine Priest Lake
Guest Cabin Interior
Lodge Dining Room
Crew Hike to Blacktail Mountain
Seating with a view
Canoes, Kayaks and SUPs for staff use
Summer Staff Housing
Endless Hiking & Biking Trails
Lodge and Front Lawn

Live the Dream at one of the World's Last Best Undiscovered Places, Priest Lake, Idaho!

Elkins Resort is a historic family destination resort located on the sandy shores of Priest Lake. Since 1932, we offer family vacations, conferences, retreats and weddings. The resort has a restaurant, lounge, gift shop, store, marina and 32 log cabins on 30 acres of forested land.

Just south of the Canadian Border, in the Kaniksu National Forest, on Priest Lake.

About Elkins Resort on Priest Lake

We offer a positive upbeat environment located in a pristine wilderness lakefront setting.  Elkins Resort has 32 individual guest cabins, a lakeside restaurant, lounge, gift shop/store, marina, boat rentals, and long sandy beaches. The resort opened in 1932, hosting families for vacations, weddings and company retreats with excellent customer service and quality products.

Our team members are expected to be outgoing energetic people and interact positively with our customers to provide an outstanding vacation. Our summer staff range from first time job to year round professional. We invite you to become a part of our team here at Elkins Resort on Priest Lake.

The Employee Experience

Being an employee at Elkins Resort is an amazing experience.  You meet people from all over the US and other countries. Find like-minded friends to go for a hike, find new single track trails to ride your bike, or watch for shooting stars and the northern lights by the campfire.

Our crew works hard and plays hard.  We expect to give a great customer experience along with a great summer experience.  Elkins Resort sits on 30 acres of forested land right on Priest Lake.  We have white sand beaches, incredible mountain views and endless exploring to do.  

Our staff can take out canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards for free.  The water is comfortable swimming temperatures during the summer months and is clean and clear.  If you like the outdoors, Elkins Resort is for you so see you this summer!

Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate is someone who has the ability to:

  • Be honest
  • Balance personal life with work-life
  • Have a great attitude
  • Follow directions and work with managers and coworkers
  • Go above and beyond the job description 
  • Work varied schedules and tasks
  • Be polite and respectful to guests and coworkers
  • Learn new skills
  • Work hard

Room and Board

Employee housing is part cabins, part 8×12 bunkhouses and for the adventurous, we have a group campsite. We provide bedding in employee housing but not for the campsites.  Housing includes kitchens with dishes, bathrooms with showers. Rent is $150 per pay period and is deducted from the paycheck.  Space is limited, so get your application in early.

Employee Perks

Most seasonal employees work five days a week, with two days off during their workweek, leaving plenty of time for fun. Seasonal bonuses are available for those who fulfill their contracts. Employees receive 30% off meals and in the gift shop.  Rental equipment (canoes, kayaks, paddleboards) can be checked out for free. Local fishing guides are happy to take you out early in the season to show you all about Priest Lake fishing.

Getting Here and Getting Around

There is no public transportation at Priest Lake.  It is ideal to have your own transport.  We are 90 miles from Spokane, Washington, and 40 miles from the nearest town of Priest River, Idaho.  Area businesses include restaurants, marinas, gift shops and small grocery stores.  Elkins has free wireless internet and sits right on the sandy shores of Priest Lake.  

For Fun

There are endless amounts of water sports, hiking, biking and mountain climbing.  Hook up with locals that have boats on the lake to wakeboard, waterski or surf.  Bring your mountain bike for endless trails and roads to explore.  Star gazing is amazing with no city lights to block out your favorite constellation or northern lights. Beach fires and 'smores are a must!

How to Apply

Please complete our online application and give us a call. Our HR is in Wednesday through Sunday.  If you don't hear back from us, please follow up with a phone call at 208.443.2432.

Contact Elkins Resort on Priest Lake