Creek Side Inn
Bed & Breakfast


Our Inn


HOME: 208-879-5608
CELL: 208-833-5608
P.O. BOX 583

Wireless internet thru out and computer available for guests.
Weddings, receptions, bridal & baby showers, small retreats and meetings. Motorcyclists and Sportsman welcome.


Come celebrate over 100 years of lovely Victorian living.
Our turn of the century home is a fully updated Victorian loaded with charm and original style.
We are located in the heart of Gold Mining Country where you can relax in the Idaho Mountains.
In the colder months, you can sit in the library and curl up with a good book or enjoy the 100 year old grand piano in the parlor.
We offer complimentary coffee and teas and a full breakfast in the morning. . .


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Outdoor Swimming Pool

Let's take a tour

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Enchanting Entrance


Quiet Library


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Lavish Dining

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Quiet Relaxation in Parlor


The Tower Unit

is preferred by many of our guests.
It has the feeling of comfort and
relaxation you experience in your own home.

A lively bath with garden tub/shower.
Two bedrooms, one on the first floor, second in the tower.



The Far West Unit

is a full house keeping unit with sitting room,
bedroom, kitchen and bath.
Perfect for extended stays and those who wish to dine in.


The East Wing

is a two bedroom second floor unit with
three queen sized beds.
Complete with private and newly remodeled
bath with tub/shower.
Quiet Victorian comfort for families or couples traveling together.

Creek Side Cottage

Two units or one complete house with five beds, two TV areas and two baths. Perfect for large groups.

First Floor Unit

is a complete house keeping unit, including kitchen and dining area.



Second Floor Cottage

has one queen bed, two doubles, and one single.
Has private TV, and sitting area
with cable and spacious bath.


Places to Visit, Things to Do

Hiking/ Rafting the Salmon River
Challis Area Hot Springs
9 Hole Golf Course
Land of the Yankee Fork Interpretive Center
Ghost Town Touring
Fishing and Hunting
Star Gazing
Horseback Riding
Outfitters and Guides to show the area
Cross-Country and Downhill Skiing

For those wishing to put their feet up, Creek Side Inn is the place.
Relax at the pool or read a good book in the library.
Let us know your interests and we will be happy to help you plan your visit.


Rates and Reservations:

Reservations suggested. Smoking permitted outside.
Check-in 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise arranged. Check-out time 11:00 a.m.
We accept Visa and MasterCard.

The best kept secret in Idaho hides in the Central Mountains, in a little round valley nestled against the west hills, it's the town of Challis.

Historically, Challis was a supply hub for the gold miners of old. The main road ran through Challis to the mining towns of Bonanza and Custer. The stages and freight wagons stopped to pick up goods and/or customers, the old hotels, bars, boarding room houses etc., etc., are still viable buildings and house many present day businesses.

There are 500 miles of ATV trails and back roads that go on forever. Trails for hiking and packing are too numerous to count. Just 8 miles to the West is The Frank Church Wilderness and The River of No Return Wilderness. This is the largest wilderness area in the United States.

Steelhead and Salmon run from the Pacific Ocean to spawn twice a year. Boone and Crocket Moose, Elk, Bear, Cougar, Deer, Antelope, Wolves, and Bob Cat share the area with us. Wild horses, real cowboys and cowgirls, sheepherders, trappers, prospectors, and miners are all still here.

Challis is the jumping off place for all things enjoyed in the area, come and enjoy the Idaho Experience. Be whatever you want to be. The breathtaking Sawtooth Valley lies 57 miles south of Challis. Beautiful Redfish Lake sits at the foot of a spectacular Sawtooth Mountain Range which is well known for Blue Ribbon trout fishing. You can canoe, kayak, or take float trips down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. For winter fun, there is snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The numerous hot springs in the area make relaxing on outdoor sport.

Sixty miles from the Bitterroot Mountains and the Lemhi Range is a serene valley where Jim Bridger and Kit Carson would winter. Today, it's the site of Salmon, the "whitewater capital of the world." From Salmon, you can be outfitted to run the river that Lewis and Clark dubbed "the River of No Return," the main Salmon River. Also visit the brand new Sacajawea Center just one mile east of Salmon.

Near Challis is the Land of the Yankee fork State Park where the ghost town of Custer and Bonanza remind us of the days when mining was king in Idaho. See a historic gold dredge or peer into houses, shops and other buildings dating back to the 1800s.

Eighty miles from Challis is Craters of the Moon National Monument, in the desert near Arco, which lives up to its name - an unimaginable landscape of volcanic rock formations, craters and caves. There is a campground, a seven mile loop road into the monument and numerous trails that lead into craters and caves.

Sun Valley, just 120 miles to the edge of the lush wilderness of Central Idaho, glistens with cosmopolitan sophistication. Railroad tycoon Averell Harriman founded Sun Valley in 1936 to create America's first destination ski resort. Sun Valley quickly became a second home to international celebrities. It has become a year round vacation destination with activities for the entire family.


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