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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Its the middle of winter and we headed out of town from Boise to Stanley after 5 pm. We turned around at Fairfield due to severe winter weather and got caught in a white-out blizzard. We called the motel to cancel and the owner told us he was not going to charge us a cancellation fee. We ended up driving...

Thank Vivian C
Orange City, Florida
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Although there wasn't much open this time of year in Stanley, we certainly made the right choice. Small Inn with lots of personal touches. I loved both the front and back porches with tables and chairs which allowed for 2 totally different mountain views. Well equipped kitchenette. Good size room, Comfy bed with lots of pillows and extremely clean and...

Thank Bonnie572
Herbert M, Owner at Valley Creek Lodge, responded to this review

Your experience is what we strive for. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the details that make our place special.

Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Valley Creek Lodge is very laid back, cozy and comfortable. The view is incredible. The kitchenette offers everything needed for small meals. The beds are very comfortable. The towels are big and fluffy, I loved the front and back porch. The owners are very welcoming. I truly give this hotel a 4.5 rating. The reason I didn't give this a...

Thank kaylynfranks
Herbert M, Owner at Valley Creek Lodge, responded to this review

Glad the you enjoyed your stay. Sorry that the outside light bothered you at night. We leave the lights on until about 10:30 PM to welcome our guests and provide good lighting for them to find their rooms. We could not have individual rooms turning off the general area lighting in front of their rooms as it would affect lighting...

Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

My family's stay at this quaint little lodge truly was great! The owners are the most welcoming and kindest we've experienced. You can tell they take care of their establishment by the cleanliness and comfort of their rooms. Their outdoor seating was my favorite enjoyment as well as my kids. We will be back!

Thank Sarah I
Herbert M, Owner at Valley Creek Lodge, responded to this review

Happy that you enjoyed your stay! We will look forward to seeing you again.

Mansfield, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Ran by caring folks who genuinely worried about our well being when we departed to go backpacking and got caught in a bad storm, knowledgeable about the area, and ran a tight ship (albeit with low overhead). Rooms have kitchenettes and outdoor tables and chairs on back and front porches, and enough room inside to prep/pack for a backpacking or...

Thank Chris D
Herbert M, Owner at Valley Creek Lodge, responded to this review

Glad that you weathered the storm and enjoyed your stay!

Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 23 August 2016

After 3 days of backpacking, my husband, daughter and I stayed at Valley Creek Lodge. The owners are very friendly, our room was very clean, the beds were comfortable and the lodge was quiet. We enjoyed our stay and plan to stay there again.

Thank Ana L
Herbert M, Owner at Valley Creek Lodge, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay. We work hard to make our place a welcome oasis.

Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The couple who runs this place is very friendly. The accommodations are comfortable and pleasant. Each unit has a front porch and back balcony. It's got a nice kitchenette, most everything you'll need. Plus, there are gas grills for the customers' use. Also, there is wifi. I would go back and stay at the same place for sure.

Thank Linda C
Herbert M, Owner at Valley Creek Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We appreciate your business.

Moscow, Idaho
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Just returned from Stanley where we spent our last night at Valley Creek Lodge. We had a great stay in a room that was as clean as any Hilton or Marriot property. The owners were friendly and wonderful hosts. Our next trip to Stanley we will certainly plan far ahead so as to spend our entire trip staying at Valley...

Thank jlgarrett11
Herbert M, Owner at Valley Creek Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you. Your account of your experience is what we strive for.

United States
Reviewed 7 July 2016

It is with a heavy heart that I write this review because we have truly enjoyed our stays here. Every compliment that has been received on this website is correct. The rooms are well-appointed, very clean, within walking distance from downtown Stanley. There are picnic tables, grills for use by the patrons. Great view of the Sawtooths. The proprietors offer...

4Thank SS1948
Herbert M, Owner at Valley Creek Lodge, responded to this review

We welcomed this family group from the start. I even went to the local laundry to check that the couple that arrived on a motorcycle found the place to do their laundry. Aside from allowing a couple of children in their upstairs rooms to jump on the beds like trampolines for 30 minutes or more, they were a good group...

Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

I've stayed with Herb and Victoria for 7 out of the last 8 years, this place is great, right in the middle of Stanley, Idaho. Keep in mind this is not a Hilton but the rooms are clean and comfortable. I like that this place and this hotel changes little from year to year; for example, new carpet this year...

Thank Tom M
Herbert M, Owner at Valley Creek Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you. We appreciate your repeat business and especially pleased that you enjoy your stays with us.

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Additional Information about Valley Creek Lodge

Address: Highway 21, Stanley, ID (Formerly Valley Creek Motel)
Region: United States > Idaho > Stanley
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Valley Creek Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Book early...its really a popular spot!”
 of 5 bubbles jlgarrett11, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Second floor rooms quieter”
 of 5 bubbles SS1948, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have great views of the Sawtooth Mountains.”
 of 5 bubbles 800PeggyS800, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The upper rooms are quieter. They are all equally nice rooms though.”
 of 5 bubbles IDDC, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“All these rooms have great views, I preferred the bottom floor for ease of access.”
 of 5 bubbles 197leahh, 3 Aug 2015 | Read review
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