Rathdrum itself isn't exactly the most interesting place, but it has the basic necessities -- Granny's Pantry is a great little restaurant! There are two decent grocery stores and a smattering of other shops. Twin Lakes golf course is very close by.
The advantage to Rathdrum -- and I think it's a smart move -- is that it has what you need and is close to everything else that's fun. I think it would take you 20 - 30 minutes to get into CdA from there. Post Falls is also pretty close and has the outlet malls and, from what I hear, a great sushi restaurant.
Rathdrum is 30 - 45 minutes from so many wonderful spots -- gorgeous lakes, ski areas, parks, trails... yada yada yada. I think you'd be lucky to be there!
Megan. Student Physical Therapist. Married & Mom to Geneva (6/30/06). Recent transplant to the rainy side of the Cascades.