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Reviewed 4 July 2016

I can't say enough good things about this motel. Upon check-in they offer you beer or iced tea, rooms are clean and decently appointed, the people who run and/or own this motel are some of the most helpful people I've ever met . The food truck is fantastic as well. I highly recommend this motel if you're in Riggins !...

Thank Bonnybbb
Kimberly, Idaho
Reviewed 30 June 2016

On a recent jet boat trip to Riggins, Idaho, I had the opportunity to stay with the folks at The Big Iron Motel. When I pulled up to the office I was pleasantly greeted, promptly checked in and offered a cold beer or soda, nice touch!! The exterior of the motel and the grounds are quiet, a little on the...

Thank lovinglife1492
Rathdrum, Idaho
Reviewed 18 April 2016

I spent two days at the Big Iron Motel and was sorry I had to leave. The rooms are clean, quiet, comfortable, updated and relaxing. The view from our room as we sat on our deck chairs was gorgeous. Riggins itself is an amazing get away. Big Iron Motel also provides some of the best food. We had tacos three...

Thank Debduh
Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 24 March 2016

The owners are great and the rooms have everything you need; plus the food is very good! I've stayed several days at a time and feel quite safe when by myself too. Lots of parking. I highly recommend this place!!!

1Thank minikatz2
Shawinigan, Canada
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Stopped in Riggins for diner on my way to McCall for skiing next afternoon. I finally decided to stay there as it was late and I'm happy I did. The first night was quiet, occupancy was low and the adjacent room was empty. On my second night, people arrived in the middle of the night (3-4AM) making much noise for...

Thank YeChris
Naples, Florida
Reviewed 1 October 2015

I needed a place to stay overnight on my way to Elk City. I got in late and left early. No computer at the front desk-paper planner with reservations in pencil. Free home made ice tea at checkin which was excellent. Clean comfortable room. Older property but rooms look recently redone. Very reasonable room rate.

Thank RMD3819
Orange, California
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

We stayed two nights and it was very clean and comfortable. They have a hot tub, but no pool. They have a permanent food truck that offers good reasonable food. They deliver to your room. Direct TV. Refrigerator. Microwave. Coffee maker. Outside table and chairs.

1Thank 451Disneyland
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

After a late night of driving I was never so happy to lay down here! FYI stay off unpaved roads unless you have a Forestry map! The bed was comfortable, room was clean, front desk had ice cold tea for us and even let me use a shop-vac to sweep the dust out of our car, Thank you Big Iron...

2Thank BlueEyesBlueSky
Reviewed 19 August 2015

This is an older motel but good for the value. We were offered a complimentary beer or iced tea when we checked in. Plenty of parking for boats and trailers. The food truck food was not good. We ordered Chinese food and the chicken was store bought nuggets and the spicy fried rice was from a box.

Thank abcmyrtle58
bigironmotel, Owner at Big Iron Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words about the motel. I wish you would have said something about the food. Our guest happiness means everything to us, if you are not happy we will make it right or give you your money back. We are a family owned and run business, known for our hospitality and homemade food as you can...

Oaxaca, Mexico
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Last time, I stayed at the expensive lodge in Riggins but this time I stayed at the Big Iron and really liked the large rooms and the friendly, welcoming atmosphere. The rooms are clean and the place is quiet. The evening "restaurant" --- a trailer parked in the motel grounds -- has great food.

Thank springstraveler

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about Big Iron Motel

Address: 515 N. Main, US 95, Riggins, ID
Region: United States > Idaho > Riggins
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Big Iron Hotel
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“All the rooms are great. Just pick one you will be happy”
 of 5 bubbles 914sherris, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are probably the same but those in the back away from the road are best.”
 of 5 bubbles springstraveler, 16 Aug 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the rooms with king size beds which we away from the highway”
 of 5 bubbles carolh40, 16 Mar 2015 | Read review
“our family rented all the rooms and had a privet party there ALL the rooms were great!!”
 of 5 bubbles donb883, 2 Aug 2014 | Read review
“all the rooms we've stayed in were nice.”
 of 5 bubbles BlakefromIdaho, 27 Jun 2014 | Read review
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