Great location, great hosts! Awesome decor, never a dull moment when looking around the lodge. Always something unusual to see & chat about, nice to visit a place with its unique character! I will be back one of these days.
They are the nicest people. They did everything they could to make it a perfect experience. The beds are perfect. Soft but firm. If you love animals, this is the place to be. Its the perfect home away from home.
Brought a group of friends and family to Whitebird, as part of a tour through parts of Washington and Idaho, planning to use the site as base for a jet boat tour. The jet boat tour was exciting and fun, but the Lodge, and Terri and Frank, turned out to be another highlight of the stopover. VERY interesting folks, and dedicated to their guests - or at least the ones who enjoy genuine people living a genuine life. Terri and Frank were extremely accommodating of our early departure for the river tour, and later prepared an absolutely outstanding dinner, which led to an extended evening of conversation with two very interesting people. The Lodge itself is comfortable, with something 'interesting' around every corner. Some were Terri's crafts, some were Frank's crafts, yes there are mounted animals in the great room, but these are well done and each carries a story. If that bothers you, stay somewhere else. A wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities are available, as well as the simple beauty of the mountaintop setting. Our group included East Coast citydwellers, urban Idahoans, and a resident of Washington's North Cascades, every person found the stay pleasant, and each of us recommends Whitebird with enthusiasm. My only regret is that we didn't spend two weeks there.…
If you love animals like I do, beware of this property. Look carefully at the pictures of the Lodge, specifically the living room. The entire room is filled with dead, stuffed magnificant animals ranging from a giraffe head and neck to a complete bear. I am glad I saw these pictures because if I had booked a stay at this property,I would have been sick to my stomach that I was supporting such despicable behavior.
We stayed here along with some friends two nights with a jet boat tour between them. Let me first say, Teri prepared a very nice breakfast for us the first morning and had to go coffee ready for an early pre-breakfast departure. She was very friendly and welcoming. The “lodge” is an older home that has numerous animal head trophies mounted within. It has numerous bedrooms, most of which have a private bath. However, it is in serious need of a deep cleaning and some repairs. Of The rooms we were in (3), one had no bathroom (had to cross the hall) and one had no shower only a bathtub. My bath was okay except that it was dirty. There are so many things on the walls it is no wonder it is covered in dust and cobwebs. Not ADA ..... there are stairs (steep and no handrail)
Six friends and I stayed here while on a fishing trip at Hell's Canyon for Sturgeon. The lodge is about an hour from the boat launch but we're going to be staying there again next trip. The owners are the most accommodating people I've ever met. The rooms were very nice, with each having it's own bathroom. Breakfast was delicious. I would say to Terry " Don't change a thing!"
This was our first bed & breakfast and boy were we pleased! Terry makes everyone feel like they're at home with her friendly style and warm personality. The rooms are nice (and quiet) but the hospitality was the high point of our stay. Terry makes a great breakfast everyday, with mostly home-made ingredients and everything farm-fresh and delicious. The lodge is an easy drive south out of Grangeville, so don't let a few miles of distance scare you away - stay here once and you'll never go back to Motels. All in all a great and relaxing experience staying at Whitebird Summit Lodge.
I assume that in the summer this home has much more to offer. For a March fishing trip, I would suggest any other location . 1/2 of a home still closed off in March, despite all the roads being clear is not what I expected after reviewing their website. Keep in mind that the word "lodge" is only because of their name. As I was informed before leaving and buying a cot for my buddies tent .
The Whitebird located atop the Whitebird Pass is a wonderful destination for those who want genuine and sincere hosts that welcome you into their home. We are avid motorcycle riders that often find our hosts do not like having bikes on property. The Whitebird welcomed us with open arms. There is a short gravel driveway leading to the lodge, no problem as it is well maintained and level at the top allowing for easy parking for tour bikes. Our room was clean and comfortable, we slept with the patio door open enjoying the evening coolness to provide for a great nights sleep. Our hostess, Terri, was friendly, and made an awesome breakfast, even accommodating our earlier than normal schedule. Don't forget to enjoy Dexter the house lab, he is friendly and gentle, as dog people we loved being able to spoil Dex with a little love during our stay. We highly recomend the Whitebird if you are in the area on a motorcycle, there are a lot of fantastic curvey roads very close to enjoy while you are there.…
Stayed only one night, but would have loved to have stayed longer. Very friendly owners, and a variety of animals inhabit the yard. 2 resident labs made me feel right at home. Room and bath were clean and comfortable, with my own porch and hammock! While the location is out from town a bit, it only took about 20 minutes to get to downtown Grangeville. Scenery was gorgeous, and totally worth the distance from town.