Small-town hotels/restaurants have a tough go of it. For years, the restaurant here has had a loyal group of supporters, many coming for the famous walnut burgers, and in the last year or two management has broadened the menu, seeking to move a bit higher on the local dining scene. However, the endeavor has not been smooth. Some of our recent meals have been quite good, but the bad nights are monumentally bad. Recently, for example, the steaks were all overcooked, the potato dish was raw, and the wine was substandard. Desserts here are consistently disappointing. One hope, one really does, that this potential destination dining place might become a reliable and enjoyable restaurant worthy of the drive. For now, that is not the case.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rooms to fit most budgets. Eight European style rooms (i.e. bathroom down the hall) start at $46 per night and are located directly above the bar and restaurant. Only room #10 has air conditioning and none of these units have a tele. On the property there is also a cabin $110/130 with it's own deck, a separate bedroom and living room, cable TV and a/c. Directly next to the hotel are two identical suites ($110/130) featuring a whirlpool tub, gas fireplace, queen size bed, and sitting area with an unobstructed view of the river (cable TV and a/c). King Fishers are four basic motel rooms with their own bath, satellite TV and a/c, located next to the public boat landing, one mile away from the hotel ($65/75). Check-in is at the bar/restaurant from 3pm and check out is 11am (just leave your key in the room). The restaurant offers meals made from scratch using responsibly sourced and local ingredients. Both lunch and dinner are served. The historic saloon has music most Thursdays and Saturdays and a great selection of wine, cocktails and craft beers. Internet available in upstairs of hotel, saloon and main dining room. The property is closed for maintenance in January. ... more less