Clean, no frills motel.
If you need a moderately comfortable room in Stanley or a large room with a kitchenette for preparing your own meals, you can consider Valley Creek. If you're looking for a nicer room with up-to-date decor (decor here is not old or dirty, just very low-budget) and spectacular views, you might want to try someplace else.
One of the owners is an extraordinarily friendly and very funny Basque lady. She supplied us with a lot of useful information on things to see and places to eat. I wish I could give Valley Creek 5 stars just on her personality alone. Unfortunately, due to a few critical issues with the room and the other owner I can't.
First, the thermostat was broken--we set the heater to 68 degrees before going to bed. When we woke up in the middle of the night, after sleeping horribly, the temperature in the room was about 87 degrees. When we informed the owner (her husband) he replied, "well, those thermostats are not really supposed to be accurate". He offered no apology whatsoever. His response was 100% unacceptable. Especially at the rates Valley Creek charges.
The other significant issue--the walls are paper thin. Even with earplugs in, I could still hear people in the other rooms. I could even clearly hear our upstairs neighbor urinating in the middle of the night. And this is despite my bed being at the opposite end of the room from the bathrooms.
Overall, the minuses significantly outweighed the pluses at Valley Creek and I can not recommend staying here. We did not consider it a good value. Next time we need a motel room in Stanley, we will definitely look elsewhere.
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- Valley Creek Motel Stanley, Idaho