Since breaking ground in the spring of 2019, Schweitzer Mountain Resort has been working to complete a new hotel project in the village. The 66,580 square foot, 31-unit hotel complex will be a ski-in, ski-out property that will provide essential arrival services and slopeside accommodations for Schweitzer’s year-round guests.
In tribute to the area’s logging history, Schweitzer has chosen to name the new hotel after the Humbird Lumber Company, once the economic lifeblood of the Sandpoint area.
“In the early 1900s, the Humbird Lumber Company provided steady employment and an all-encompassing community for its workers,” explains Schweitzer CEO and President, Tom Chasse. “The mill transformed Sandpoint from a male dominated logging settlement of 400 people to a bustling small town of 3,500 brimming with families. The spirit of Sandpoint and Schweitzer is rooted in the foundations laid by these persevering characters and our new hotel celebrates that history.”
Humbird, designed by Portland based SkyLab Architecture, will feature cross laminated timber (CLT), board formed concrete, and large expanses of glass permitting the natural views to frame the experience in each guest room and in the 50-seat restaurant and bar.
“The addition of Humbird will enable us to address the lack of accommodations on the mountain,” Chasse adds. “It’s challenging at best to find a room over weekends and holidays so the additional units will help ease that lodging crunch.”
Schweitzer anticipates Humbird being available for guests during the 2021/22 winter season.