The Idaho Sportsman Lodge was created by a father and son's work of labor and love. We had an idea to develop an overnight stay experience that is something really special. We feel like we have hit the mark. The Lodge is a home away from home and will capture that special time you are looking for. Our dream and goal was to create something that different types of people including: hunters, fisherman, adventurers, and families, could enjoy any time of year. In our lodge a large group of people can share the space and create a memorable experience.
The project was started in the Spring of 2005 when we purchased the property with the idea of remodeling an extremely old home into a nicer rental property. Our vision quickly changed and the house had to go. We demolished the old house but were careful to save much of the aged wood to be used again. Much of the furniture that resides in the lodge was created from this recycled wood.
One of the buildings that resided on the property was an old barn that had been used as a horse stable during the wagon days. This building had to be torn down but we have incorporated some of the old wood into our new structure.
Our furniture was created by a local artist and it fits the rustic feel for that real Idaho experience. We strive to support the local craftsman that have helped give the lodge such a unique feel.
The quaint town of Stites includes a post office, bar, two churches, a grocery store and a country cafe. It is a small place but the people are very friendly and you will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.