The Clark House

If you’re looking for a nice quiet getaway here in the Inland Northwest, I’d like to suggest The Clark House. It is a beautiful country inn originally built in 1910 and fully renovated in the early nineties. They have nine guest rooms and serve an elegant six-course dinner as well as a wonderful breakfast.

The view from the East Lawn.

Andrew and I first visited here for our Senior Protocol at Logos School. At the time, we were not dating or really even interested in each other…yet. As my husband tells it, it was actually as I took his arm to go up the main staircase at the Clark House that he first thought, “Huh. She’s actually kinda cute.” And so while I remained oblivious for the next two months, it was at the Clark House that our “relationship” had its beginning.

We went back to the Clark House this past weekend for our fourth anniversary celebration. For those of you who know us, yes, it was a month early, but things just worked out better to do it now. Anyhow, we wanted to go back to “the place where it all started” for this anniversary trip. When I called to make the reservation they were quite wonderful and bumped us up to a nicer room for the same price as the one I had originally planned on reserving. When we arrived on Saturday they showed us to our room and brought up two glasses of wine. We had dinner reservations at 6:30, and when we went downstairs they took us to our private table in the Library (what a treat!). Dinner was wonderful and it was so nice to see the sunset through the cedars and look out over Hayden Lake. In the morning they served us granola with yogurt, whipped cream and mixed berries for the ‘first course’. Then they brought us the ‘real’ breakfast as my husband called it – scrambled eggs with delicious hashed browns and sausage. We took a little time after breakfast to walk around the property and enjoy the views of the lake. I of course have to mention that the landscaping left a lot to be desired (as did the coffee), but I suppose that is what I would find fault with if I were to find fault with anything.

The second floor window with the small balcony was our room this weekend.

All in all it was a lovely weekend and we would highly recommend visiting sometime. I know that we will be going back in the years to come.


2 Responses to “The Clark House”

  1. 1 bethbirei
    April 24, 2008 at 10:40 am

    It’s also a good place to get engaged. I did!
    Beth (Covington)Crawford

  2. April 24, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Y’know Beth, I was actually thinking that while we were ‘strolling the grounds’ after breakfast. What a great memory for you guys!!

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