Old Northern Inn Priest Lake
Phone: 208-443-2426
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Kalispell Suite Bartoo Suite Papoose Room
Thorofare Room

The two guest suites and four guest rooms at the Old Northern Inn reflect historic authenticity coupled with attention to detail. The rich tones of the original cedar paneling and period antiques accent each room and create an atmosphere of elegant simplicity. The spirit of adventure, romance of the wilderness and tradition of rugged individualism that characterized the Pacific Northwest at the turn of the century is reflected by the architecture and furnishings throughout the Inn. A stay at the Old Northern Inn is likely to transpose your spirit back to that bygone era of simple pleasures and also create memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.

A two-day minimum stay is requested for weekends in July and August.

The Kalispell Suite is most conducive for a complete romantic getaway. In the morning, step out of the suite's private entrance onto the Inn's broad deck and immediately experience the compelling sight of Priest Lake. Take a moment to reflect on Mother Nature's grandeur and inhale the crisp mountain air of the Selkirks. The Inn borders on the Priest Lake State Forest. Listen closely and you may hear a rustling of the nearby bushes — a sign that a deer or other forest animal is about to pass you by on its morning trek.

Before retiring for the evening, take time to enjoy the suite's cozy sitting room. As you make yourself comfortable on the couch, you will notice interesting antiques ranging from table lamps to the beautiful secretary desk. The suite is also decorated with handcrafted quilts which accent the warm glow of the original cedar paneling.

Many couples are so taken by their first visit to the Kalispell Suite that they make an extended stay here an annual event.

Nightly Rate: $185 double occupancy
Up to two additional guests: $25/person on sofabed

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The spacious Bartoo Suite occupies the entire west end of the Inn's second floor. A sitting room furnished with a couch, leather wing chair complete with ottoman, and several antiques complement the suite's handsome bedroom. Guests will note the rare antique shaving stand that decorates a corner of the sitting room as it would have in the late 1800s. Magnificent sunsets behind Outlet Mountain are framed by the sitting room window.

The suite's bedroom is tucked in the back of the building and is equipped with an antique drop table desk and a small washbasin. The original bathroom, which once served the entire Inn, is now enclosed within the suite. It includes original brass shower fixtures and a freestanding tub. A stay of a few days in the Bartoo Suite will imbue guests with the nostalgic spirit and relaxing simplicity of a bygone era.

Nightly Rate: $170 double occupancy
Up to two additional guests: $25/person on sofabed

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The delightful Papoose Room is a favorite of the many guests who have made a stay at the Inn a tradition. An attractive feature of the room is the small alcove situated to catch the morning sun. With a freshly brewed cup of coffee placed in the living room for early risers, it is an enchanting spot to begin the day.

 After you return to the Inn following a day of recreation on the lake or in the mountains, you may want to join your fellow guests at the stone fire pit located on the deck just outside the Inn's front door. Here, before a summer evening fire, lively conversation is the order of the day, along with establishing new friendships.

Nightly Rate: $155 double occupancy

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The Thorofare Room is a secluded retreat that occupies a corner of the Inn's ground floor and features a private outside entrance. The plush forest green carpet, two walls of pastel yellow and the remainder of the room in the rich wood tones of the original cedar paneling create a relaxing mood. The room is accented with touches of folk art including a mirror with a hand-painted border and lamps with a wilderness motif.

As you step outside your room in the morning, you will be greeted by the refreshing aroma of the grand cedar tree situated immediately outside the door. Walk by the massive native stone chimney that extends the entire height of the Inn's exterior onto the deck and the surrounding trees will open to a spectacular view of Priest Lake. You may want to spend a few minutes to appreciate the moment before you partake in the hearty breakfasts prepared by the innkeepers.

Nightly Rate: $155 double occupancy

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The Twin Island I & II Rooms are similar in size and decor. Both rooms feature plush forest green carpet and, as with the other Old Northern Inn suites and rooms, rich cedar paneling. A handcrafted quilt wall hanging distinguishes each room. The antique floor lamps located at the head of the bed in each room are of particular interest as well as the ceiling light in Twin Island II. These lighting fixtures, the other antique furnishings and the lace curtains reflect the early days of the 20th century.

As the sun sets behind Outlet Mountain and the cool stillness of the evening envelops the Inn, you may want to spend a few moments outside on the deck gazing towards the heavens. You will likely become spellbound by the magnificence of the pure black night sky that is characteristic of the Priest Lake area. Stars, constellations and galaxies sparkle with a brilliance seldom seen elsewhere—and the aurora borealis occasionally performs its magical light show. It is a fitting end to a relaxing day in Mother Nature's wonderland.

Nightly Rate: $125 double occupancy

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Rates: $125 to $185, breakfast included
Children over 12 welcome — No pets — Smoking outdoors only
Old Northern Inn Bed & Breakfast
PO Box 177
Coolin (Priest Lake), ID 83821
[May 15-October 15]
571-251-5107 [off season]

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web site updated: December 2013

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