Welcome to the High Country Inn

Phone: 208 476 7570

Cooking Classes Available

Email us for information or to be put on a contact list for classes.

Private cooking classes are offered at the High Country InnPrivate Cooking Classes are offered for six in a class. Interested in learning a new skill or how to make a special dish? Get your own group together, and we'll set a date convenient for you. Day includes morning snack, gourmet lunch with wine, and take-home projects. Groups interested in Cooking Classes are welcome to inquire about open dates, especially during the week.

The state-of-the-art kitchen has special counter with 10 bar chairs for cooking classes.The High Country Inn's large, state-of-the-art kitchen has been especially designed to accommodate aspiring cooks. One entire length of the wide island is elevated so that students can watch cooking in progress. Specialty one-day classes are held monthly. They feature hands-on learning for six students at a time. Swiveling wooden bar chairs are placed around the island, with plenty of space for working.

Michelle Brown is learning the art of making a rolled cake
Michelle Brown is learning the art of making a rolled cake

Working with phyllo dough for a scrumptious dessert
These regular attendees are working with phyllo dough to make a scrumptious dessert!

Future classes will feature different methods of preparing a variety of dishes. Some classes may include the preparation of an entire meal, which will then be enjoyed by the student cooks and guests. Men and women have indicated an interest in learning new cooking techniques, so these one-day classes will be built around their interests.

Virginia Davis making kolaches during December
Virginia Davis making kolaches
during December baking class.


Lunch break for our cooking class is a highight of the day
Lunch break for our cooking class
is a highlight of the day. A glass
of wine and a rest for the feet!

Kid's Saturday Cooking Class

fun for boys and girls both!

Kids Cooking

Kid's Cooking Classes are popular too.

Kids Cooking

Jo's 30 years in education prepped her well for teaching cooking skills to children as well as adults!

The Instructor

Jo Moore is a multi talented woman with expertise in cooking fine food and enteraining. Jo began cooking when she was 12 years old. She learned to make layer cakes from “scratch” from her aunt, with whom she lived in Galveston, Texas. She grew up loving to cook, and as the bride of a young Air Force officer, she also learned to love entertaining.

During 20 years of military life and entertaining, she became an accomplished cook and baker. As her family grew, all five children learned cooking at their parents’ side, whether at home or in the scout troops that both their parents helped lead. Cooking became a Moore habit, whether in scouts, social events, or for big church fundraisers. Even as a graduate student studying in Mexico, Jo  assumed the role of cook and organized American-style barbecues for homesick classmates!

As an educator, Jo used her talents to make learning more enjoyable for her students, and her class often celebrated special units of study by cooking and sharing with their parents. She also taught Spanish for several years at the local college. During that time she had her adult students come to her home for an authentic dinner at the end of each semester. After 29 years of teaching, Jo retired and by then had already begun a part-time catering business.

Since 1995, her small business has evolved to include a beautiful, new, Northwest-style lodge with an enormous professional and teaching kitchen, and a lovely dining room to serve her home-cooked meals.

Jo especially invites people to form their own groups of 5 or 6, and decide what they would like most to learn. These customized classes can be formed whenever there is an open date and the group can come. The cost of a full day of classes (9 am-2 pm) including lunch and take-home products is $60, while a three-hour class including morning snack and take-home products is $40 per person. E-mail Jo or call for more information!

Three students prepare a Northwest cuisine for their husbandsThree of the ladies in our last class, preparing a Northwest Cuisine dinner for their husbands!

Contact us for information or to be put on a contact list for classes.


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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!

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!

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!

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