I passed through Stanley on a cross country road trip and pulled into town at dusk to find this one of the only open accommodations. As others have said, this hotel is run by a couple who live in the house/office adjoining the property. The wife is very friendly and helpful. The husband is a bit gruff, but managed to help me solve an issue I had with the room. Basically it seems like he doesn't want to run a hotel, but retired there to get away from everything and fish! (Ok, I am just guessing) This town made me want to go learn how to fly fish...its a beautiful part of the country and a great base camp to explore the Sawtooths.
The rooms have a kitchenette and seem like they would work for a short stay, and have front and back balconies. The property and rooms fit the rustic feel of the town, but I would imagine this place would be noisy with full occupancy. The owners let people with RV's use the large stone parking lot for the night, so that also could be a noise factor in high season. Overall this was a good place to stay for a really small town.
- Also Known As:
- Valley Creek Motel Stanley, Idaho