ISSUE 12  |  Rustic Modern

Shopper’s Diary: Cabin Fever in Sandpoint, Idaho

March 21, 2011 6:30 PM

BY Meredith Swinehart

Sandpoint is a small town of about 6,000 people nestled near the Selkirk mountains in northern Idaho; visitors en route to nearby Lake Pend Oreille and Schweitzer Mountain ski resort provide a steady stream of traffic, which means great restaurants, breweries, and a music festival that draws more than 20,000 people annually. Every year I try to visit my favorite shop in Sandpoint—Cabin Fever—which never disappoints; the owners stock a selection of high-quality Western-inspired goods for the home, always with a few surprises in the mix (no online commerce; contact Cabin Fever directly at 208-263-7179 for product and ordering information).

Above: Cabin Fever is located in a 1900s building on Cedar Street, one of the town's main shopping streets.

Above: An assortment of animal hide rugs, leather chairs, and other Western home staples.

Above: Cotton pillows from Dash & Albert.

Above: Seletti glass bottle with cork stopper; $38.

Above: Iringa baskets handwoven by women in Tanzania from flexible grass and natural dyes; $55.95 for large, $35.95 for medium, and $18.95 for the small size.

Above: Wool cross rug with cotton lining; $375.

Above: Vintage trunks; price on request.

Above: Cabin Fever's books and home wares could inspire the most ardent modernist to add a little nature at home.