One of the best parts of the Water’s Edge Resort Bear Lake Marathon weekend is the ability to set up one basecamp for lodging and not have to move around between races. All start and finish lines are within a 45 minute drive of each other.
The Water’s Edge Resort will soon be our lodging partner as they build and expand the newest and most extensive resort destination in the Bear Lake Valley. Until 2019, however, we recommend the following lodging partners:
- Wyndham Super 8 in Montpelier, Idaho
- Bear Lake Condo Rentals
- Bear Lake Cabin Rentals
- Blue Water Beach Resort & Campground
- Local Campgrounds
The closest ‘big city’ to the Bear Lake area is Logan, Utah, which has hundreds of hotel rooms and is just 37 miles away from our event headquarters at Water’s Edge Resort. Montpelier, Idaho is just 20 miles north of Bear Lake and also has a several lodging options.
Transportation to and from the start and finish lines is the responsibility of the runner. The Bear Lake Marathon will not provide shuttles from various hotels to start lines.
Traveling to Bear Lake might be half the adventure for many of our runners. The Bear Lake Valley is as rural as it is beautiful. With no commercial air service to the Bear Lake area, those traveling to the Water’s Edge Resort Bear Lake Marathon races may find themselves wondering how to get here.
If flying, we recommend arriving at the Salt Lake City International Airport and renting a car to get to Bear Lake. Other options include flying to the Pocatello, Idaho or Jackson Hole, Wyoming airports.
Bear Lake is approximately 2.5 hours north of Salt Lake City, 2 hours southeast of Pocatello and 2 hours south of Jackson Hole.