You'll get that remote feel but you'll find easy access to highways, a local airport and the area is within 60 miles to a major international airport in Spokane Washington.
Spokane International Airport (65 miles) serves Priest River, which has major passenger and freight carriers including: Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, Delta Air Lines, FlyFrontier.com, Southwest Airlines, United/United Express, US Airways, Federal Express, United Parcel Service. In addition, Priest River Airport is located 7 miles from Newport, and hosts private aircraft.
Several carriers serve Priest River from Spokane and Sandpoint: Roadway Express, Spokane Transfer, Federal Express, United Parcel and others.
Priest River is the junction for Idaho State Highway 57 and has direct access to U.S. Highway 2.