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“Expensive for basic accommodation”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Sourdough Lodge

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Sourdough Lodge
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“Expensive for basic accommodation”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

It depends who you are and what you are looking for. If you are a hunter, or want something one up from camping this is for you. We arrived at the Sourdough Lodge from Stanley where most of the lodghing appeared to be running down for the season. It was also very smokey due to the fires in the mountains to the east. When we arrived at the Sourdough it was the end of the afternoon following a long drive and we did not want to go any further. In other circumstances we would have found the small motel room (there are bigger much more expensive units) too basic and rudimentary for our needs. There was a bed and cramped wash/shower area and a loo with childsize seat. There were no chairs. The manager told us to grab two from the veranda, which we did, and cleaned them, but there was hardly room to walk around as a result. The furniture is best described as rustic made from tree branches. The light had an annoying hum and the TV had a limited number of channels which were not designed for our needs. The room was clean and smelt strongly of disinfectant which was rather offputting. There was no bedhead and the bedding comprised a blanket and old bedspread. The towels were good, and there was a nice carpet on the floor but don't expect tissues, shampoo, shower caps or other little extras. The place gave the appearance of being designed by a man for a man. We thought the price, without b/fast to be high, but this is the penalty when advantage can be taken for lodgings in out of the way places , and where the road may be blocked by snow, and thus revenue reduced for a portion of the year. It was better than sleeping in the car. There is a cafe on the site owned by the Lodge where and evening meal and b/fast can be purchased. If this sort of accommodation is what you are looking for, or, alternatively if you want something extra, plan your journey accordingly because driving over this wonderful country can take longer than you think, and out of season can be a problem finding lodging just where you might wish it to be.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2012

My family and I had lunch at the Sourdough. I had a grilled ham and cheese sandwich which was really good. My wife had a grilled chicken sandwich which she said was very good. The french fries are homemade and we the best part of the meal. Service is alweays great and the people are very friendly. We will be back.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Gardiner Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2010

My only complaint would be that I found the bathroom to be a little small for me. I am a big guy, 6'2 350. The rooms were very clean and comfortable, but small. There are bigger cabins available but I rented just a room. The resturant had great food and good service. Plus a store for the basic's. This is an unexpected gem hidden miles out in the Boise National Forest, very close to several natural hot springs. I highly reccomend it to those whose idea of camping is a comfortable motel/lodge. This is it.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
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Redding, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2010

I found the Sourdough Lodge on the Internet and, liking their website, took a chance. Special attention has been given to decorating the rooms in a rustic, country style. The room had a microwave and a small refrigerator. The room was clean and the beds were comfortable. No air-conditioning, so it was a little warm for comfortable sleeping the night we were there. The lodge has a restaurant and small store and gas pumps. The staff/owners were friendly. This is a beautiful area, and this lodge was a clean and safe place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2010
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Additional Information about Sourdough Lodge

Property: Sourdough Lodge
Address: 8406 Highway 21, Lowman, ID 83637-7034
Location: United States > Idaho > Lowman
Amenities:
Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Lowman
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sourdough Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Motel, Cabins, Restaurant, convenience store, gasoline, propane, RV park. We serve as a getaway, stopover, or push off point for your wilderness adventure. ... more   less 
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