Welcome to the High Country Inn

Phone: 208 476 7570

  • Recipe: Blueberry Sour Cream Scones

    Springtime is ripe for Blueberry Scones!

    Now that blueberries are starting to arrive in stores at a reasonable price, I thought it a good time to reveal my special recipe and new technique for Blueberry Sour Cream Scones!  Last fall I printed my newly discovered method for making pumpkin scones an easier way, and I have also tested it on these mouth-watering gems!

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  • Come Visit the High Country Inn

    The High Country Inn is an excellent half-way stop from Portland or Seattle on the way to Yellowstone or Glacier National Parks. Stay with us for a wonderful night's rest, try our Dinner/Overnight Package!

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  • Book your Corporate and Business Retreats at the Inn

    We Host Corporate and Business Events!

    The inn is equipped to host business/corporate seminars, workshops, and classes in a beautiful setting away from the sounds of city or highway.

    Included in the Inn’s amenities is a large Great Room which can host up to 50 participants, with facilities for media and computers.

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  • Calling All Fishermen!

    Here in the world capital of Steelhead trout fishing as well as good Chinook salmon, we invite you to book a guide and plan a stay at the High Country Inn, a full-service lodge nestled in the woods overlooking the Clearwater River, with easy access to both the Dworshak Reservoir and the series of rivers flowing along US Hwy 12. Call and talk to Jo, innkeeper and chef, for more information! 208-476-7570

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The High Country Inn Offers:

  • Fine lodging and dining accommodations for visitors, Not your run of the mill motel!
  • Couple's getaway
  • 2 Private Cabins - The Texas Cabin and Gone Fishin' Cabin
  • Weddings, receptions and reunions
  • Bridal and baby showers
  • Group Retreats
  • Club and Organization meetings and seminars
  • Business events and conventions
  • Community Events
  • Family Celebrations and special gatherings
  • Customized private elegant dining and dinner parties for small (6) or large (up to 50) groups
  • Home base for family recreation and sportsmen
  • Cooking classes for your own private group
  • High-speed Satellite Internet
  • Deluxe Hot Tub

All events by reservation

Are you ready for a Pacific Northwest vacation experience?

Children and Pets are welcome at the rustic, yet elegant High Country InnThe High Country Inn is  only minutes from Idaho's Highway 12. The drive along Idaho's Clearwater River Valley from Orofino, Idaho through Ahsahka brings you into the world of a rustic, yet elegant, Pacific Northwest bed and breakfast - the perfect mountain retreat!

Texas CabinThe luxurious cabins are furnished with hand-made lodgepole beds, chests, tables and chairs, hand-quilted coverlets, and plush robes for ultimate comfort. The porches feature comfortable rockers and gliders, where you can sit enjoying a cup of coffee early in the morning, or a glass of wine in the evening, listening to the sounds of nature.. Our guests tell us that the beds are the most comfortable they have ever had, and the “quiet” is unbelievable!

Inside the in are the elegant Moose Room Suite which opens out onto the outdoor hot tub, and the smaller Fish Room, ideal for a single person. All private rooms have queen-size beds. The inn specializes in Romantic Getaways, or overnight packages which include a home-cooked dinner, all the amenities of the inn, as well as a delicious breakfast. Dinner Package prices range from $140 to $180.

With the larger Gone Fishin’ cabin, enough lodging is available for seven to eleven, and groups are easily accommodated and welcome. The Catawampus Room affords the opportunity for couples or groups to enjoy a game of billiards, poker, darts, or the “Game of the Day’ or a movie on satellite TV!

Relaxe in our Sunken Garden Take in the beautiful view from our deck


Beatiful Wedding Ceremony in our Sunken Garden

The High Country Inn specializes in small intimate weddings, as well as medium-sized groups, from a party of 8 to a group of 100 or more. Weddings can be held inside the inn, or when weather is nice, in the sunken garden or even on the hillside with a view to the mountains across the river. We help you make your very special event as perfect as can be, from the ambience, the delicious food, and the wonderful accommodations for immediate family. More Information here!

Children and pets are always welcome.

Pet Policy: Pets must be well-trained and have their own bed and crate, and are not to be allowed on beds or other furniture. A $25 charge is made if pets stay in the guest's room, to allow for extra cleaning. An outdoor kennel is also available free of charge when guests are away. Owners are asked to please clean up after their dogs.

Looking for that quiet couple's getaway or mountain retreat?

Let the High Country Inn provide the unique atmosphere for that special Pacific Northwest bed and breakfast getaway or a family reunion, organizational meeting or business event!

The High Country Inn continues to expand its facilities, becoming more of a lodge in offering not only Bed and Breakfast, but also a variety of activities and amenities for its guests who might want to extend their stay. The luxurious cabins nestled among ponderosa pines give guests the sense of being in the woods away from busy city life, and an outdoor hot tub, horseshoe pit, walking trails with benches at two spots to rest and take in the beauty of the area, and the new Catawampus Room offering a full array of indoor games, provide plenty to do. The High Country Inn now has High-speed Satellite Internet!

Catawampus Room A game of billiards, darts, or challenging board games, as well as watching the TV/DVD, or listening to Sirius radio while reading from the inn's library provide hours of entertainment, especially in inclement weather. The Catawampus Room also boasts a kitchenette where beverages and snacks can be prepared, and a laundry center in case there's a need to wash. For extended stays, full meal service is available in the inn, prepared by Innkeeper and Chef Jo Moore.

The High Country Inn, welcomes BikersWe Welcome Bikers

The High Country Inn makes a great place to stop and rest during your travels. We welcome bikers to come stay with us and enjoy the many amenities offered. We have plenty of room for you to stay, and enjoy the scenic beauty of Northern Idaho.

There are two benches along the walking trail to stop and admire the view.

A magnificent view as seen from the top of our hiking trail, overlooking the valley



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Gift Certificates Available!

Looking for a great gift? Get a Discount Coupon for a cabin, room or dinner!

Fine Accommodations, Fine Wine and a Relaxing Setting

Guests can enjoy fine wines and northwest brews in a relaxed setting, with a plate of complimentary cheeses and fine crackers.

Besides fine accommodations, our guests are treated to homemade biscotti to go with their complimentary coffee. Guests can even purchase a package of this treat to take with them!

We support our Troops!

A military discount (10%) for all active service personnel as well as retirees. Being a retired Air Force family ourselves, we extend a warm welcome to those who know what it's like to serve our country!

Enjoy Special Rates all Spring!

Packages include:
Gourmet dinner for Two
All amenities of the Inn
Deluxe overnight lodging
Home-cooked Full Breakfast
From $140 to $160 (Second night $130 to $140)
Call 208 476 7570 to reserve

Dream Getaway!

Your dream getaway is only minutes (or a few hours) away!! You don’t have to travel a distance to reach the perfect spot to relax in ultimate comfort, warm hospitality, fine meals, and beautiful surroundings!

Book your Spring celebration now!

Special overnight packages available for your office! Check Availability for open dates!

In a vacation rut with hotels and motels? Escape to your destination stay at the High Country Inn, where you are treated by first name and VIP hospitality! Refresh your spirit….

Refresh your spirit as only the High Country Inn can, with a wonderful home-cooked dinner for two, a relaxing time in the Catawampus Room or in the hot tub, a most comfortable bed, and a delicious breakfast

All at a “steal” for just $160 to $180! Reserve your stay now! (Taxes and gratuity apply.)
A full wine and beer bar available. Moose Room $160, a Texas cabin unit $180 *based on double occupancy

Let us do your private dinner party for you!

Custom planning, wonderful food, fine service, in a festive setting, 
Just call us! (208) 476-7570
Minimum of 6 guests for a private dinner party, up to 40!

Welcome Anglers

Welcome to anglers who appreciate the finer comforts of fishing and relaxing! We are close to the Clearwater River, Dworshak Dam, and local guides! We’ll even prepare a sack lunch for you to take along for your day of fishing and a fine dinner can be waiting on your return!

Review The High Country Inn
The best hospitality, delicious meals, and comfortable cabins we have experienced! Thank you, Jo, hope to see you again soon!
- Roland and Darla Petaluma, California
A great place, most enjoyable, and a fantastic stay. Loved the hummingbirds!
- Richard, Susan, from London, UK
Jo, you and the inn have been a delight, so warm and welcoming, and you are so accommodating. The delicious dinner and breakfast; pound cake when we dragged in after a day on the road! Thanks for the best night's sleep we've had in two weeks!
- Eliza and Dan, California
A wonderful place, excellent meals!
- Lee and DeAnn, Cascade, ID
A home from home, but with hummingbirds!
- Steve, New Zealand
Enjoyed our stay!! The Best Place ever!
- Patrick and Jennifer, Georgetown, Texas
Thank you for a special night, the food was amazing!
- Parson and Susan, Tacoma, WA