One Shot Charlie's Tavern & Cafe
Come to the historical town of Harrison and enjoy the ambiance of one of Idaho's designated "gem communities." The Harrison Building, owned by Jan and Jim Little, houses a tavern (musical entertainment is booked on most summer weekends), a Cafe (check out our menu), and The Tin Cup, the perfect place for espresso drinks, smoothies, wonderful quiche, and homemade baked goods. The Harrison Building (pictured to the right) also houses retail shops. Just adjacent to the building is the Harrison city park (see photos below).
Harrison, Idaho, is about 45 minutes southeast of the city of Coeur d'Alene, nestled on the shores of beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene. There is a public dock available, so you can get here by boat, as well as by car. Bring your bicycle and make a day of it on the picturesque Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes (http://friendsofcdatrails.org/CdA_Trail/index.html), 72 miles of non-motorized paved trails (you can also walk or jog the trail). Bike rental and shuttle is available from Pedal Pushers (www.bikenorthidaho.com). Marine bike shuttles (Lou's Sightseeing Cruises and Marine Services LLC) are available to and from Coeur d'Alene-Higgins Point and Harrison, ID, for bikers heading to the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes who do not wish to spend 4 to 5 hours riding on highway 97. Marine shuttles are also available for west-side lake residents wanting to ride the trail, but who have too many bikes and guests to safely fit in their boats.
Harrison has a number of fun shops to explore. There is Sheppard Fruit Wines, a wine tasting room and gift shop (www.sheppardfruitwines.com); The Twisted Chicken (jams, jellies, honey, and fudge); the Harrison Trading Company, the place to go for groceries, great sandwiches, and a bottle of something to drink; and the Creamery and Fudge Factory, which boasts the biggest scoops of ice cream in Idaho (in yummy waffle cones).
If you like water sports, you can rent boats, kayaks, and just about everything you can imagine for water use from HI Water Adventures, located right in Harrison. Go to their website for more information (http://www.harrisonboatrentals.com). Boat rentals are also available from Harrison Pontoons & Rentals(http://www.harrisonpontoons.com). Lake sightseeing cruises for small groups are available from Lou McCarty -- call (208) 818-2254, or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on the link two paragraphs up for Lou's Sightseeing Cruises and Marine Services LLC. Lou also handles emergency marine services (jump starts, gas & battery delivery, towing, etc.), as well as water taxi service to restaurants on Lake Coeur d'Alene. Gas for boats and cars is available at the marina as follows: Monday - Thursday 9 AM - 9 PM; Friday - Sunday 7 AM - 10 PM.
There is a concert series during the summer sponsored by the Harrison Chamber of Commerce and the City of Harrison. Concerts are held in the city park from 2 PM - 5 PM, begining in June, with the last concert on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend in September. You can check out other events happening in Harrison on the Harrison Chamber of Commerce website.
Please note that during the late fall and winter, many of the restaurants and shops in Harrison are open on specific days and for shorter hours. Go to Hours and Retail Shops for more information, or the Harrison Chamber of Commerce website.
You won't be disappointed by the beauty of the lake, the warmth of the people, or the activities you can enjoy here in Harrison.