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“Challis charming” 4 of 5 stars
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1220 E. Main St., Corner of HWY 93 and Main St., Challis, ID 83226   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 Challis B&B and Inns
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“Challis charming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

This motel is modest but comfortable. The staff was very friendly, the beds were comfortable and the room was spacious and clean. It was like stepping back into the 1950's where everyone knows everyone and neighbors sat out on their front porches and visited each other in the evening. We went on a very busy (yes, it does get busy in Challis) weekend and the staff made sure we had everything we needed. The Lounge was a great evening hang out and the food was good. Nice homey little place.

The weekend we went was pretty pricey for what it was, but everything in town was jacked up in price.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We try to support local and this was. Vintage motel, very barebones but adequate, especially considering the great price. Room was clean, but no amenities like dryer or coffee. Owner is friendly and quick to help resolve things like where do we plug in the AC unit. Best part was a decent lounge and steak dinner in the attached restaurant. That is sometimes hard to find on a Sunday in small town Idaho.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

My husband and I stopped in Challis because it was too late to continue driving to Salmon. The Lodge was the only place in town that still had lights on. We went in to see if they had a room and the staff was great. They had just closed the kitchen but turned it back on so we could get some dinner. We were so thankful!!! The rooms weren't anything special, but were very clean and the A/C worked.

Thank you guys for everything! You made a long night a great one! We are so glad we stopped!!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Challis Lodge and Lounge

Address: 1220 E. Main St., Corner of HWY 93 and Main St., Challis, ID 83226
Location: United States > Idaho > Challis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Challis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
After an active day of enjoying nature’s wonders, stop in the Challis Lodge & Lounge for a bite to eat, a cold drink, and a place to rest. The restaurant features a hearty menu highlighted by their delicious hand-cut steaks, as well as a full service bar. The motel houses eighteen rooms and offers the amenities of home for a reasonable price. For down-home hospitality and service the Challis Lodge & Lounge is your best bet. Please note that due to current smoking laws in Idaho, no one under 21 is allowed in the restaurant and bar area. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Challis Lodge And Lounge Idaho

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