If there were an award for creative repurposing of existing historic buildings, then Ripley Creek Inn would be the hands-down winner. They have taken mining-era buildings and created a comfortable, modern interior that makes for a enjoyable stay.
The Crow's Nest building, one of several, housed multiple rooms, ours was roomy, warm and pleasant. More as a comment than a criticism, at least at Crow's Nest, if the neighbors are noisy, best not be a light sleeper; cannot speak to the other buildings.
Breakfast and lunch available as part of the complex.
P.S. Just kidding about "among the bears". Great bear viewing on a platform down the street during salmon spawning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- - 36 Rooms, all with double or queen beds, 2 have king beds - 14 have kitchenettes - 4 are arranged for small groups or family - historic/rustic theme throughout - all rooms non-smoking - 7 rooms designated pet-friendly - located on Stewart's main street and on the edge of the Bear River estuary ... more less