Welcome to the Flamingo Motel, and thank you for visiting our web site. Here you will find valuable information about our unique '50's motel on Lake Coeur d'Alene. Our motto is, "A Northwest Welcome to a Room to Remember!".
The city of Coeur d'Alene originated in 1879 with a US Army Fort. Roughly, the name translates into "heart like an awl", and awl can also be interpreted as "pointed", "sharp-hearted", or "needle-hearted". This was representative of the shrewd trading abilities of the Coeur d'Alene Indians. Later, the fort was renamed Fort Sherman in honor of General William Tecumseh Sherman who originally scouted the location of the fort. The town that had grown around it remained Coeur d'Alene. In 1898 the entire army that occupied Fort Sherman was sent to fight in the Spanish-American War. In 1901 the Fort was officially abandoned. Today North Idaho College is built on the old fort location.
If you'd like to know more about the area, please click this link to Coeur d'Alene's Chamber of Commerce in Northern Idaho.here