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2DNW's central region includes farm and university towns nestled in its celebrated rolling hills
Bovill: backcountry landscape and the beginning of the Elk River back Country Byway. Watch for wildlife!
602 Park St Old Hospital Welcome to walk by and look. No sidewalk in winter.
Welcome to walk by and look. 412 2nd Ave.
65 foot chainsaw memorial, sculpted by Jonathan LaBenne. www.visitcolfax.com/see1.html; 324 South Main St.
Memorial Day–Labor Day, Sun.–Thurs., 1–4 pm. By appointment at other times of the year. 509.397.3861 or 509.288.1420. 623 N. Perkins Ave.
Bolts of vivid fabrics, antiques, home décor, furniture, espresso and artisan-made gifts are offered in this much-more-than-a-quilt-shop as are fiber arts classes, a Friday Night Free Sew, and seminars. Mon.-Fri. 9 am-5:30 pm; Sat. 10 am-4 pm; 509.397.3756; email@example.com; 101 S. Main St., Colfax, WA 99111.
ELK RIVER, ID
Hike to free-falling Elk Creek Falls, cascading 300 ft. to the creek and on to Dworshak Reservoir. Take a swim in the swirling pools at the base. Be sure to drive the few minutes further to the town of Elk River for a huckleberry ice cream cone at Elk River Lodge.
A must stop for visitors to this mountainous forested gateway to hikes, waterfalls, and a 3,000 year-old cedar tree so big it would take a dozen friends to embrace. This lodge/store is known for its locally made huckleberry pie, soft-serve ice cream and other huckleberry gifts. Boarding-house-style lodge above the store offers shared kitchen and dining area, 7 rooms and 2 private suites.
Store/café/museum hours: Dec.-April daily 8:30 am-5 pm; May-Nov. Daily 8 am-6 pm; 208.826.3299; firstname.lastname@example.org; 201 Main Street, PO Box 185, Elk River, ID 83827
Open in the summer: Sat. 10 am-Noon; 208.826.3390 or 208.826.3294
Cordelia Lutheran Church is the oldest Lutheran building in Idaho (established in 1883), and is available, without charge, for special events. Enjoy the free summer concert series – check the website for the 2012 schedule in March. 208.835.2652 or email cordeliachurch@ gmail.com; 1501 Danielson Rd.; Genesee, ID 83832
Sun., 1–5 pm or by appointment; Diane Conroy 208.416.1006; ; 1004 Lorang Rd.
By appointment or drop-in instructions posted at entrance.
208.276.3081; email@example.com; 191 State St.
Click here for more local attractions (click on “Local Attractions” under “Home”); firstname.lastname@example.org; 191 State St.
Grapes of Colter’s Creek grow along low elevations of the Potlatch River, near its confluence with the Clearwater in Juliaetta. Mike Pearson and Melissa Sanborn took over the vineyards in 2007 and have added Zinfandel, Tempranillo, Gewurtztraminer, Granache, and Viognier to the Chardonnay, Riesling, Rkatsiteli, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot vines already in place. Tasting room coming soon! Call ahead to arrange a tour 208.874.3933. email@example.com; 20154 Colter Creek Lane, Juliaetta, ID 83535
First Bank of Pizza
The site was first a bank... then, in the 1930s, became a post office... now, investments and letters are tastily replaced with pizza! The bank vault has been converted to a walk-in cooler for drinks. With its long history, the building is on the National Historic Register.
Open daily 4-9 pm; 208.276.7061 / firstname.lastname@example.org; 301 Main St., Juliaetta, ID 83535 Juliaetta/Kendrick Walking Tour Contact J/K Community Development Association, 208.289.5731; Juliaetta, ID 83535
Juliaetta/Kendrick Walking Tour
Contact J/K Community Development Association, 208.289.5731; Juliaetta, ID 83535.
Bethany Memorial Chapel
6 miles NE of Kendrick on Hwy 3 Click here for more information (“Local Attractions” under “Home”)
Easy one pot meals soups are made from locally grown premium peas, lentils, and beans. They contain no MSG and make the perfect healthy meal.
208.289.5172; email@example.com; PO Box 72, 605 E. Main Street, Kendrick, ID 83537
Fraternal Temple Building
614 E. Main St. Contact: J/K Community Development Association, 208.289.5731
Leland Pioneer Community Church
The last standing structure in what used to be the town of Leland on the Big Potlatch Ridge. Contact Jim and Juanita Soyk at 208.276.7174; 33233 Leland Rd.
Locust Blossom Inn
The Kendrick-Juliaetta communities host a Locust Blossom Festival every May. Locust Blossom Inn, honoring the local flora, is your chance to experience a charming small town inn with uptown comforts and delicious food. Open all year. Just call to make your reservation. 208.289.2576; 704 E. Main; Kendrick, ID 83537
The Magnuson Gallery, located in the delightful town of Kendrick, emphasizes local fine artists and offers 3 to 5 shows per year. Open 10 am- 2 pm on Tues, Wed, Thurs and Sat.; 101 N 6th St., Kendrick, ID 83537; Dana Magnuson; 208.894.3697
Five rooms in a historic building are filled with antiques. Hand-crafted gift items by local artisans include Simple Joys 100% natural goat milk soaps and candles. The shop is headquarters for Simple Joys goat’s milk body products. Brenda and Craig use only pure, natural oils in their hand-cut and naturally preserved goat’s milk soap.
Open Tues.-Sat. 10 am-6 pm. Jan.-April, Tues.- Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-4 pm; 208.289.2614; firstname.lastname@example.org; 609 E. Main St., Kendrick, ID 83537
This 3-story 1912 brick retired high school is repurposed into an arts and community center featuring an art gallery and spaces for many kinds of arts and cultural experiences. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Weekdays 9 am-6 pm; weekends by event; Tues, Thurs senior lunches; plaza concerts summer Monday evenings; 208.669.2249; email@example.com; 412 E. Third Street, Moscow, ID 83843
Andriette’s Bed, Book & Bicycle (B, B & B)
Andriette Pieron invites you to her historic Fort Russell home where you can read from a well-stocked library or grab a bicycle and pedal around Moscow. Enjoy bright, sunny rooms, a newly-renovated kitchen, and lovely garden spots. Rates and more info at Andriette’s blog; 208.882.2756; firstname.lastname@example.org; 115 N. Polk St., Moscow, ID 83843
Antiques by Russ
A by R specializes in the obscure and unusual and doubles as Russ Wheelhouse’s art studio featuring collages melding vintage cars with classic art.
Tues.-Sat. 10 am-5:30 pm; Mon. 12-5:30 pm (call first); 208.892.3858; email@example.com; 212 S. Main Street, Moscow, ID 83843
This museum collects, studies, and exhibits objects illustrating the history of the Appaloosa horse—descendants of those bred by the Nez Perce in the Palouse region.
12-5 pm, Mon.-Thurs, 10 am-5 pm, Fri.; 10 am-4 pm Sat., or by appointment. 208.882.5578 ext 279; firstname.lastname@example.org; 2720 W. Pullman Rd. Moscow, ID 83843
www.class.uidaho.edu/concerts Bloom Independent Art House and Café Located on Friendship Square in downtown Moscow, Bloom is a friendly place not only for breakfast, lunch and dinner guests, but also for local farmers and artists. Artists’ work has a chance to “bloom” on the walls, and farmers’ produce make up the café’s fine ingredients.
Open for breakfast & lunch daily 8 am-2 pm; dinner Thurs-Sat 4-10pm; 208.882.4279; 403 S Main St., Moscow ID 83843
Bookpeople is Moscow’s independent, locally-owned, full service general bookstore for over 30 years! Under new ownership and management, the store specializes in a wide variety of new books, maps, gifts, journals, cards by local artists, calendars and E-books. Ask about their 1% for the Palouse fund! Co-owner, Manager: Carol Spurling;
10 am–6 pm, Sun.–Wed.; 10 am–8 pm Thurs.-Sat.; 521 S. Main Street, Moscow, ID 83843; 208.882.2669; email@example.com
Stay in the heart of downtown Moscow above Camas Prairie Winery, in walking distance to everything in town. The guest house is a quiet complete solar powered one-bedroom apartment with no street noise. Apartment includes: queen bedroom, queen sleeper sofa, complete kitchen, laundry, and free wireless and parking permit. Open year-round for a night or months. Pet-friendly with additional fee. 208.883.3661; firstname.lastname@example.org; 112 S. Main St., Moscow, ID 83843
Visit northern Idaho’s oldest production winery, the official producer of Vandal Branded wines and experience any of their 22 award-winning wines. Camas Prairie Winery has been perfecting a wide selection of wines from red & white table varietals, to sparkling “methode champenoise” and expertly crafting local fruit and honey meads for over 28 years. Idaho’s only Clean Green solar-powered winery is located in historic downtown Moscow offering 5 tastes for $1, premium import and micro brews, custom labeling, loft & outdoor seating, event catering, live music series, wine club and more!
Mon.-Sat., 12-6:30 pm; 208.882.0214; www.camasprairiewinery.com 110 South Main Street, Moscow, ID 83843
Head Cowgirl Marilyn Lysohir, also a working artist whose work is on display in the store, mingles favorite memories with new ideas to create an American original, Cowgirl Chocolates—chocolates with a spicy cowgirl kick. Brightly-colored gift packages and Cowgirl Chocolate gear also on their website.
Mon.-Sat. 10 am-5:30 pm; 208.882.4098 / email@example.com; 428 W. 3rd Street #3, Moscow, ID 83843
Created by artist Jane Estocin-Klaiber, both studio and gallery are in Jane’s home near Moscow. The studio looks out on a tree-lined creek, inspiring her designs, which include jewelry made with pearls, semi-precious stones, fused glass and silver art clay.
Sat.-Sun. by appointment. Available at Moscow Farmer’s Market, Maven, Prichard Art Gallery in Moscow; 208.874.3463; firstname.lastname@example.org; 5181 Robinson Park Road, Moscow, 83843
Gem State Crystals
Exposed brick walls and 120-year-old pressed-tin ceilings house unique jewelry, fossils, rocks and artifacts representing more than a billion years of geology and life in Idaho. For 30 years the family-owned business has provided rock hounding tips, jewelry and repair and stonecutting – especially star garnets.
10 am-5:30 pm Tues.-Sats; closed Sun., Mon; 208.883.0939; email@example.com; 404 S. Main St., Moscow, 83843
This Main Street Moscow restaurant brings together the community to share in locally and regionally sourced food. Menu melds classic steakhouse sensibility, European small plates, and America’s unique cocktail culture into one vision.
4 pm-2 am Tues.-Sat.; Sun. 10 am-2 pm; 4-9 pm; closed Mon.; 208.596.3448; firstname.lastname@example.org; 215 S. Main, Moscow, ID 83843
This Moscow B&B has beautiful views and is close to the University of Idaho. An in-house suite of private rooms with garage parking, private full bath, living room/dining room. In-room organic breakfast served each morning. Other amenities include free wireless Internet, luxurious pedicures (booked in advance), exercise equipment, fenced yard and dog friendly.
Open year round. Flat rate fee, regardless of day; 208.301.4463 email@example.com
On Idlers Rest road about 3 miles from Moscow, Idler’s Rest is beautiful place for an easy walk or brisk hike with numerous trails through Cedar forest or grassland. More here.
Tuesday Growers Market
"Supporting Local and Sustainable Growers"
Every Tues. May-Oct. 4:30-6:30 pm in the Moscow Food Co-op Parking Lot. 121 E 5th Street, Moscow.
Moscow’s premiere historic, downtown, community performing arts venue and cinematic art house dedicated to hosting and providing high quality arts experiences to residents of and visitors to the Palouse region.
Enjoy complete privacy in a residential neighborhood just a short walk to downtown Moscow and the University of Idaho. This one-bedroom home includes a queen-sized bed and a sleeper sofa in the living room. Wireless internet, satellite TV, DVR, toys and games and a coupon for a free visit to North Idaho Athletic Club. Restaurants nearby, or prepare your own meal in the well-equipped kitchen.
Check room availability and request a reservation at their website; or firstname.lastname@example.org; 1020 South Adams St., Moscow, ID 83843
In a beautiful park-like setting along the South Fork of the Palouse River about 5 miles from downtown Moscow, you can book the Mongolian-style yurt, or a private RV site on this eight-acre parcel. The multi-use building includes a recreation room, breakfast room and full-size bath and shower. Hike to nearby Robinson Park, or stroll along the creek.
Open year-round; 208.882.1975; email@example.com; 1011 Lyon Rd., Moscow, ID 83843
Maialina Pizzeria Napoletana
Maialina Pizzeria, a new venture by the chefs of Sangria Grille, will be an authentic Neapolitan Pizzeria serving artisan pizza handcrafted by trained pizzaioli in the tradition of Naples, Italy, the birthplace of pizza. They source both imported Italian and fresh, local ingredients from farmers and artisans in our area to prepare pizzas and rustic Italian dishes.
Opening date is scheduled for June 2012. 7 days/week, 11 am-10 pm; 602 S. Main Street, Moscow, Idaho 83843; 208.882.2693
Forty dealers offer antiques and locally made products that appeal to all generations—jewelry, furniture, coins, primitives, books, glassware, and more.
10 am-6 pm Mon.-Sat; 12-5 pm Sun.; 208.596.2614 or 208.882.2614; firstname.lastname@example.org; 304 N. Main Street, Moscow, ID 83843
A 20-minute drive southeast of Moscow at the base of Paradise Ridge, MaryJanesFarm B&B offers a unique “glamping” (glamour camping) experience. Your wall tent comes with a comfortable bed and bedding, wood stove and wood floors. Just outside are an outdoor kitchen, firepit and private, heated outdoor clawfoot bathtub. An organic breakfast is included and many bites of each dish come straight from the farm. Lunch and dinner are not included, but you can walk to the u-pick gardens and select fresh vegetables to cook. (Gardens free to B&B guests.)
Book reservations beginning in February for the upcoming May-Sept. season. Minimum 2-nights. 208.882.6819; email@example.com; 1000 Wild Iris Lane, Moscow, ID 83843
Across Jackson Street from Moscow’s Saturday Farmer’s Market, this colorful gingerbread building stocks items featured in MaryJanesFarm magazine including bedding, towels, artisan chocolate and Farmgirl housewares.
May-Oct., Tues.-Fri. 12 pm-6 pm and Sat. 8 am-6 pm. Nov.-April, Tues.-Sat. 12 pm-6 pm; 208.882.2333; firstname.lastname@example.org; 425 S. Jackson, Moscow, ID 83843
The Latah County Historical Society office is across the street from the mansion in the Centennial Annex, 327 East 2nd Street.
Oct.–May, Tues.–Sat., 1 pm–4 pm; May–Sept., open till 5 pm or by appt.; 110 South Adams
Mixing It Up
Creative concoctor Polly Walker prepares and packages eighteen different dip and spread mixes, eight salad dressing mixes, and an assortment of tea blends—as well as her own “Palouse Soup” mix of local peas, lentils and barley. Polly is always perfecting new combinations and posts her ideas and recipes on Mixing It Up’s Facebook page. Products can be mailed, delivered, dropped off; online order with PayPal available.
You can often find Polly at the Moscow Farmer’s Market, May– Oct. 208.661.4893; Mixing_It_Up_4U@yahoo.com
Moscow Food Co-op
An ethical and sustainable grocery store for residents and visitors, the co-op carefully selects organic and/or locally produced products. It also offers classes, group activities, events, an art gallery and a Friday fish market. Part grocery store, part coffee shop and deli, part meeting place. The co-op is a Moscow institution.
Open year-round everyday 7:30 am-9 pm; 208.882.8537; email@example.com; www.moscowfood.coop 121 East 5th Street, Moscow, ID 83843
Picture a crisp sunny Saturday morning. A brass band plays in Friendship Square. You buy fresh blueberries, peaches, eggplant and corn. Handmade wooden bowls, soaps, jewelry, pottery, and rugs also tempt you. Homemade baked goods and canned preserves add to your overflowing basket. A bouquet for your dinner table; a potted plant for your deck. You understand why the Moscow Farmers Market is a not to be missed event, ever since 1977! As you stroll and talk to vendors and other shoppers, you feel as if Moscow has been your home for that long!
May-Oct., 8 am-1 pm; Friendship Square on Main Street, Moscow, ID 83843
Combining an art gallery with the catwalk, The Moscowrade is all about being over-the-top, fantastical, and glamorous. Entry as a contestant is open to everyone resulting in a fun mix of talented college student designers and local residents with a passion for fashion. Local art, white tablecloths, food, drink, dancing and proceeds going to Alternatives to Violence all make this a great event to attend! Russ Wheelhouse, Antiques by Russ, firstname.lastname@example.org, 208.892.3858
MusicAtSaintMark’s is an outreach program of Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church. Under the artistic direction of William and Linda Wharton, the series presents five to seven Sunday afternoon concerts each year, held in the beautiful English country style church in Moscow. 208.882.1394; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; 111 S. Jefferson St., Moscow, ID 83843
Opened in 2007 by Nikki and Brett Woodland, Nectar brings the European ethos of profound pleasure in food and drink to downtown Moscow and the Palouse region. Prioritizing fresh, local, sustainable and organic products, Nectar supports local farmers, artists and the community by bringing people together around the table.
Mon.-Sat. 4-10 pm; closed Sun.; 208.882.5914; 105 W 6th St., Moscow ID 83843
Northwest Showcase features the work of about 70 of the finest local and regional artists who are carefully selected based on the quality of their work. Also on hand are books of local interest and an assortment of Moscow and Idaho memorabilia.
Open Mon.–Sat., 10 am–4:30 pm; 310 N. Main St., Moscow, ID 83843; 208.882.4767; email@example.com
Daily yoga classes at a variety of times and abilities mix with a nutritious smoothie and tea bar, a retail area selling local products, and a new local artist’s paintings rotate monthly. Community members built the facility with green materials.
Mon.-Sat. 7 am-6 pm and Sun.; 15 minutes before and after class; See their website for hours during holidays; 208.596.7040; firstname.lastname@example.org; 206 S. Main St., Moscow, ID 83843
Art, nature and sustainability intersect at the PCEI Nature Center. Artistic features such as outdoor sculpture are incorporated into the landscape of the 12.3-acre grounds. Visitors can watch the sun set over Moscow from the timber-frame Artist Studio, discover PCEI’s wetlands with young nature explorers, and look for animal tracks and mosaics along the accessible pathways. Wander and explore on your own, or schedule a guided tour.
Open daily, dawn to dusk (office hours Mon.-Fri. 9 am-5 pm); 208.882.1444 / email@example.com; 1040 Rodeo Drive, Moscow, ID 83483
Ceramic artist Carolyn Guy creates beautiful pieces that you can showcase, but also use for everyday meals. Carolyn uses high-fired porcelain pottery and food safe glazes. Palouse Hills Pottery is a triple threat: It looks good, it’s local, and it’s functional.
Thurs.- Sun. by appointment; 208.882.3178; cguy@firstname.lastname@example.org; 827 Conestoga Drive, Moscow, ID 83843
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About 14 different types of bread are baked in Panhandle’s hearth oven throughout the week using naturally leavened doughs made with local ingredients. You also have to try their croissants, tetes and honeybuns.
Open Winter: Tues.-Fri. 9 am-6 pm, Sat. 9 am-12 noon; Open Market Season: Tues.-Fri. 9 am-6 pm; 208.882.5999; panhandleartisanbread@live. com; 630 N. Almon St. #110, Moscow, ID 83843
This timber frame guesthouse built by hand offers the character of a mountain hideaway right in Moscow. Enjoy handcrafted hospitality and comforts of home by the night, week or month. The guesthouse includes a 2-bed sleeping loft, kitchen, living room, bathroom and fireplace. On the Latah Trail, you are a bike ride away from just about everything.
Open year-round; Prices change for week and month rentals and special event weekends; 208.882.4620; email@example.com; 841 Travois Way, Moscow, ID 83843
Useful, practical, gifts where recycling meets art, from clothes pin magnets to wine cork jewelry. Original illustrations, paintings and limited edition prints offer a whimsical view of the world. Visit Julene’s beautiful e-store or make an appointment to visit her studio. 208.882.7002; firstname.lastname@example.org; 509 S. Polk St., Moscow, ID 83843
The Prichard Art Gallery presents more than a dozen shows each year of contemporary visual arts significant regionally and nationally. An outreach of the University of Idaho College of Art and Architecture, its downtown location (since 1982) keeps it central to Moscow’s reputation as one of the best small towns in America for artists.
Free, Fall-Spring Tue.–Sat. 10 am-8 pm; Sun. 10 am-6 pm; closed Mon. Summer: Tue.–Fri. 1-7 pm; Sat. 9 am-3 pm; closed Sun., Mon. / 208.885.3586; Director Roger Rowley, email@example.com; 414 S. Main St., Moscow, 83843
Prichard Art Gallery Shop
Area artists supply reasonably priced gifts ranging from jewelry, purses, and scarves to note cards, handcrafted journals and limited edition prints. It’s a great way to track area art activity. Proceeds help support exhibits and public education programs. See hours, etc. at Prichard Art Gallery above. Read It Again Quality used books… experiences worth repeating. Inside a beautifully restored brick building in downtown Moscow, find quality used books of virtually every genre. Artfully converted from Martin’s Auto Service, this historic building has the perfect ambiance for browsing and reading!
Tues.-Sat. 10 am-5:30 pm; 208.874.2545; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.readitagaininc.com; 131 E. Second St., Moscow, ID 83843
A hip twist on the typical drive-thru coffee stand, Retro Espresso is housed in a remodeled vintage Airstream trailer. Its menu is committed to organic, all-natural, and local ingredients. The organic coffee is roasted locally, in Troy, while the pastry and all-natural unhomogenized milk travels only a few hours. Faithful to environmental principles, this savvy establishment uses 100% biodegradable corn plastic cups, lids and straws.
Mon.-Fri. 5:30 am-6 pm; Sat.-Sun. 7 am-1 pm; info.retroespresso@gmail. com; 1102 S. Main, Moscow, ID 83843
Sally’s work is available Saturdays May-October at the Moscow Farmer’s Market and at the Moscow Winter Markets at the 1912 Center. She makes practical and fun stoneware creations for your home and hand-dyes silk scarves. She also creates public art with handmade tile. See her work at parks in Kamiah and Kooskia.
Chef/owners George Skandalos and Carly Lilly have created a contemporary menu that fuses the spectacular cuisine and cooking styles of Peru with Northwest ingredients. Chefs combine modern techniques with traditional raw materials of Peruvian cuisine and fresh local products such as beef, eggs and produce sourced from local farms.
Mon.-Thurs.; 4:30-10 pm; Fri.-Sun.11:30 am-10 pm; 2124 W. Pullman Rd., Moscow, Idaho 83843; 208.882.2693;
Fully furnished and equipped apartments in a classic Craftsman style home can be yours for a few days, a week, or a month. This home away from home is a few blocks from downtown Moscow. Proprietor Carol Spurling runs a green operation to assure that your stay is chemical and allergen-free. High speed Internet and amenities such as coffee and tea are provided.
208.669.0763; email@example.com; 441 E. 6th, Moscow, ID 83843
Moscow City Hall’s large hallways and natural light provide artists with a perfect showcase for their work a on the 2nd and 3rd floors of this former U.S. Post Office building that turned 100 in 2011. See exhibits from local and regional artists, also artist receptions and talks.
Open Mon.-Fri. 8 am-5 pm; 208.883.7036; djscallorn@ ci.moscow.id.us; 206 East Third Street in City Hall, Moscow, ID 83843
Opened in 1892, the University of Idaho is the Gem State’s premier research institution and land-grant university. Among sites to see on this 1,585-acre campus adjacent to downtown Moscow are:
(1) the 65-acre Arboretum and Botanical Garden—with more than a mile of hiking trails;
(2) the 1909 red brick Tudor Gothic Administration Building;
(3) surrounding it, the New England Commons feel is thanks to the 1908 master plan by the Olmstead Brothers of Massachusetts;
(4) Tour the domed Kibbie Activity Center - the largest wooden structure in North America.
Wine Company of Moscow
Looking for wine, beer, gourmet food and cheeses? Try this shop, with local, regional, and international selections. Local beers come from Idaho, Washington and Oregon. Idaho wines are from Juliaetta and Lewiston along with Washington labels.
Tues.–Fri. 12-8 pm; Sat. 10 am-6 pm; closed Sun., Mon; 208.882.6502; 113 E. Third Street, Moscow, ID 83843
Just two blocks from the University of Idaho, this stately old home has been lovingly restored including three rooms with private baths for travelers. You’ll appreciate the quality bedding, restful accommodations and “home-roasted” Red Finn coffee. Otto and Barbie Keyes are your hosts.
Please check their blog for details, rates and policies; 208.883.5593; 208.660.8316-cell; firstname.lastname@example.org; 1320 Deakin Ave. Ext., Moscow, ID 83843
You must descend below street level to reach this small but vividly-stocked hub of fiber creativity. The basement shop offers locally spun and dyed wool, alpaca, yak and angora yarn, spinning fiber, handmade knitting and spinning notions and project bags, and hosts classes for all levels and interests. If you’ve already got your needles clicking, come by for “Open Knitting” every Wednesday and Sunday.
Wed.-Sat. 11 am-7 pm; Sun. 12 pm-5 pm; 208.882.7700; marisa@ yarnunderground.com; 114 ½ E 3rd St. (below Deadbeat Records), Moscow, ID 83843
This fine-art gallery featuring Northwest regional artists adjoins a French and Central American-inspired bistro. Get on their email list to sign-up for special dinners inspired by the gallery’s exhibits and cooked by chef/artist/ owner Nelson Duran. On banks of the Palouse River, the historic 1889 bank building with colorful arched façade provides the perfect ambiance for fine art and fine dining. Free.
Hours: Thur. and Fri. 11 am-5 pm; Sat. 11 am-7:30 pm; 509.878.8425 (Gallery); 509.878.1800 (Bistro); email@example.com; 100 South Bridge Street, Palouse, WA 99161
Pastries made on site and espresso drinks are a favorite for breakfast here. Lunch features menu items made with local lentils, garbanzos, split peas, and pearled barley. A fine selection of area wines also served in this recycled 1920s gas station at the corner of WA Highway 272 and Main St.
Tues.-Wed. 7 am-3 pm; Thurs.-Fri. 7 am-8 pm; Sat. 8 am-4 pm; Sun. closed; Fridays live music; open mic first Fridays; 509.595.1885; echanove@palouse. com; 100 East Main Street, Palouse, WA 99161
A National Natural Landmark. Many of the most famous photos of the Palouse were taken from the top of Kamiak Butte! Between Pullman and Palouse, WA
Roy Chatters Newspaper & Printing Museum
Part of the Whitman County Historical Society’s offerings, this museum contains letterpress equipment dating to the late 1800s—all on display with some still in use! On many Saturdays, you will see projects being set up and printed, just as they were centuries ago.
Sat. 10 am-2 pm or by appointment. Closed Oct. and Jan.Janet Barstow, Director; 509.878.1742; firstname.lastname@example.org; 110 E. Main Street, Palouse, WA 99161
In addition to selling antiques in two historic downtown Palouse buildings, owner Heidi Kite sponsors the Palouse Bluegrass Festival the last Saturday in July, and the Palouse Antique Sale the first Saturday in December. Heidi’s prices are very competitive so there is high turnover of items.
Thurs.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm.; 509.878.1276; email@example.com; 119 to 230 E. Main St., Palouse, WA 99161
Owner/chef Nick Pitsilionis applies a Mediterranean perspective to regional products. Chefs use mainly locally grown foods—organic, using sustainable practices—including from their own Black Cypress Farm in nearby Palouse. Don’t miss the impressive wine list and culture of the “craft cocktail” program created by Cypress bartender Cory Preston.
Reservations recommended, especially during the school year. Mon.-Sat. 4 pm-midnight; Sun. closed; 509.334.5800; nick@theblackcypress. com; 215 E. Main Street, Pullman, WA 99163
Mixed media artist/illustrator, Cori Dantini, crafts whimsical works using vintage papers and pretty much anything that will make a nice line or leave a beautiful color behind. Find her work for sale at her etsy shop, and if the season is right, at various area arts and crafts shows. The online etsy site is always open; check the blogspot site for arts and crafts show schedules; 509.334.4206; firstname.lastname@example.org or www.coridantinimakes.blogspot.com
Built in 1908, Hazelton House is one of the area’s oldest farmhouses. In 2005 it was purchased and tastefully remodeled. Guest rooms have unique personalities and private baths. A full gourmet breakfast begins each day and baked cookies and coffee await guests in the afternoon.
Open year-round; 509.334.0408; email@example.com; see website for room rates and map ; 210 NW Olsen St., Pullman, WA 99163
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Musical chants soothe visitors shopping for plants, garden art, and other collectibles in the middle of rolling Palouse wheat fields. Roam the gardens, see the living roof, or relax on a bench and soak in quiet beauty of the Palouse. You will find beauty and inspiration in buildings made of found and recycled windows, doors, and other objects.
March through June, Thurs.–Sun. 9:30 am-5:30 pm; 509.332.0647; firstname.lastname@example.org; 601 Reid Road (Left turn~3 miles North of Pullman on Grand Ave.)
Inspired by the rolling hills of the Palouse, artist Cathy Marra George stitches utterly one-of-a-kind quilted textile art and wall hangings. Cathy’s original textile designs can also be enjoyed in the form of prints, notebook covers, greeting cards, and calendars. Visit Cathy’s studio by appointment; purchase online at the Marra Market; 509.432.1780; email@example.com; 103 NE Spring St, Suite B, Pullman, WA 99163
Sample premium wines from the best vineyards of Washington State. These distinctive wines are hand harvested and crafted locally on the Palouse. Patrick Merry has a wine-making style that allows the quality and character of the fruit to shine through. Visit for a tasting and tour. Event hosting for up to 100 people.
Tues.–Sat. 1-6 pm; 509.338.4699; firstname.lastname@example.org; 1300 NE Henley Court, Pullman, WA 99163 Museum of Art/WSU
A cultural beacon for the Inland Northwest, WSU's art museum has something for every age group—a half dozen exceptional art exhibitions yearly and an array of lectures, musical ensembles, opening receptions and gallery tours. Exhibitions and programs are free;
Fall-Spring: 10 am-4 pm Mon.–Sat. (7 pm Thurs.) Closed Sun., Summer: 12-4 pm Tues.–Fri. Closed Sat.-Mon; 509.335.1910; artmuse@ wsu.edu; on the WSU Campus in the Fine Arts Center, Pullman, WA 99164
Located in Pullman’s historic Old Post Office building, Paradise Creek Brewers craft each beer with the best malted barley and Yakima hops. They claim their variety of seasonal and perennial ales flowing from taps “will make the most demanding beer lover squeal like a girl.” You judge. View the online event calendar or join The Brewsletter - it’s a hoot!
Opens at 3 pm Tues.-Thurs, Noon Fri.-Sun; closees when customers leave; closed Mon; 509.338.9463; beer@ paradisecreekbrewery.com; 245 SE Paradise St., Pullman, WA 99163
The Palouse region is famous for its lentils, a nitrogenproducing crop grown in rotation with wheat and barley. The Mader family has been in business for five generations and now process their own quality Pardina lentils, split peas, garbanzos, wheat berries, soft white wheat berries, and pearled barley which you can purchase for your table. Read about the operation on Facebook, then check out the four and five star ratings on Amazon dot com, where you can order five pound bags of delicious, sustainably-grown grains and legumes. (also check out on amazon.com)
In a nicely appointed tap room and beer garden, guests can sample refreshing regional beers, among them Crimson Pride, Idaho Au, Steptoe Stout and Kamiak IPA. The environment is warm and welcoming for good beer and conversation. Take home a growler (a 1/2 gallon jug of beer).
2 pm-7:30 pm, Tues.–Thurs.; noon to closing, Fri.-Sat.; 509.334.6427; Linda@ palousefallsbrewing.com; 1335 SE Bishop Blvd, Pullman, WA 99163
May-Oct. 4-6 pm; email@example.com; 509.334.3565; Spot Shop Parking Lot at 240 NE Kamiaken St, Pullman, WA 99163;
Ric-o-shay is a bead and gift shop with most jewelry made on site by co-owner Walt Zylowsky. Jewelry repair and custom design services also available.
10:30 am-6 pm weekdays, to 4:30 pm Sat; closed Sun; 509.332.7247; firstname.lastname@example.org; 118 N. Grand Ave., Pullman, WA 99163
By Appointment; 509.334.1008; Kirkendahl Rd.
The Washington Idaho Symphony brings live classical music to all ages in the Palouse area, while providing an outstanding opportunity for the region’s most accomplished musicians to participate in challenging repertoire and performance. Providing professional orchestral concerts since 1972, the more than 70 instrumentalists are resident music faculty, professional free-lance musicians, and graduate students of Washington State University and the University of Idaho.
509.332.3408; email@example.com; 115 NW State St., Suite 117, Pullman, WA 99163
Towering over Pullman atop College Hill (one of 4 hills comprising Pullman) is Washington State University, a land-grant research university opened in 1892. Among visitor highlights on the 620- acre campus:
(1) Museum of Art (see listing);
(2) Grizzly bears;
(3) Ferdinand’s, selling award-winning campus-made cheeses and ice cream;
(4) Conner Museum of Natural History with 700+ mounts of birds and mammals;
(5) Museum of Anthropology; and
(6) the Planetarium. www.wsu.edu.
Wawawai Canyon Winery established the first commercial vineyard in Whitman County since prohibition and specializes in crafting smalllot red and white wine blends. It encourages sustainable practices at their estate vineyard by using native cover crop and by employing turkeys to control weeds and vineyard pests. The winery also features local artists, concerts, holiday barrel tastings, wine club membership, event venue rental, and RV parking.
Wed.-Sun. 12-6 pm; 509.338.4916; firstname.lastname@example.org; 5602 State Route 270 (Moscow-Pullman highway), Pullman, WA 99163
A quiet, quaint, country getaway at the south fork of the Palouse River only 1 mile from downtown Pullman is site of this beautifully hand-crafted bunkhouse, separate but adjacent to the Wesson home, creek, pond and backyard greenhouse. If the bunkhouse is unavailable, be sure to check their other rental, the barn loft! Urban chic meets country living.
509.338.5030; email@example.com; www.wessonbarnloft.com; 284 Hayward Road, Pullman, WA 99163
Contemporary and vintage art awaits visitors to this 1,600 square foot cottage full of finished and unfinished pine furniture handmade by the store owners, as well as the work of 35 local artists and artisans. At the northern end of the Palouse Scenic Byway, a visit brings back days of flour sack dish towels, granny square afghans, rag rugs, and all the warmth that makes a house a home. Classes offered for all ages.
Mon.-Tues. by appointment; Wed.-Fri. 10 am-6 pm; Sat. 9 am-4 pm; Sun. 12-4 pm; 509.523.3112; firstname.lastname@example.org; 208 W 2nd St., Rosalia 99170
Back Porch Treasures
Antique and vintage furniture, glassware, pottery, jewelry, books, linens, and collectibles are sold in this logging/farming town shop. Marilyn Wanner aims to present interesting, well-made items and promises you’ll find the perfect treasure when you visit.
Open 1-5 pm, Tues.-Sat.; 571.201.0254; 417 S. Main St, Troy, ID 83871 Downtown Commercial Historic District 401 S. Main to 523 S. Main; Troy Bank Corner at 423 S. Main;
Troy Historical Society
Mugshots Filling Station
Occupying the gas station built in earlier days of Troy, Idaho, the Filling Station and it’s owner-operators, Tim and Judy, are an important part of the community. They offer locally roasted coffee, quality gluten-free and low-sodium options, a chin-up bar, local art, and a monthly family-friendly open mic night. Guests can dine inside or outdoors, roll through the drive-thru, or pull their bikes off the Latah Trail to enjoy the made-from-scratch menu.
Tues.-Fri. 5 am-6 pm; Sat. 8 am-4 pm; 208.835.2300; tjbickford@tds. net; 504 S. Main, Troy, ID 83871
The Spinner’s Flock fiber is produced at a picturesque Troy farm for spinners looking for clean, soft, beautiful, natural colored fleece. Owner Margo Kay is committed to providing the fiber community with the best possible quality goods. She offers fine and long wool from white to black, a wide range of brown, and variegated silver/gray. As well as fleece, you can purchase spun wool and lambskin on her website.
Spring Valley Road; Troy, Idaho
“Cultivating creativity on the Palouse”
The Palouse has a high concentration of artists and craftspeople working out of their homes. Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, famous for its wagonwheel fence, provides studio space where visitors can watch creativity in action and purchase hand made items. Ten studios feature a variety of artistic mediums, and the gift shop sells the work of more than 100 regional artists and artisans. Events each month include classes, free demonstrations, art exhibits, music performances, and dances.
Thurs.-Sun. 10 am-6pm; Early closure at 4 pm Jan-Feb; 509.229.3414; email@example.com; 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, WA 99179
Amid peaceful rolling hills of the Palouse, this B&B is the former convent of the Saint Boniface Catholic Church in Uniontown. Six bedrooms have private baths. The beautifully ornate church next door, is on the National Historic Register.
Open year round. Innkeeper: Cheryl Waller; 509.229.3200; firstname.lastname@example.org; 206 Saint Boniface St., Uniontown, WA 99179
Barbeque sauces, spice rubs and their signature “Everything Seasoning” make up the Ranch Hand product line. The gluten and corn-syrup-free sauces range from mild to daring. Vine ripe tomatoes, honey, and molasses go into every bottle, along with chilies and spices. Order the BBQ sauces or the Ranch Hand spice blends online. If you like a smokey flavor, try the Ranch Hand Espresso Seasoning and Rub. Ground espresso beans and chipotle peppers go into this zippy seasoning. While you’re there, check out their mouth-watering recipes.
Splendid Old Stuff
Antiques and artwork made by owner-artist Jennifer Stabler Holland from found objects, frames, and old photos fill this shop on Highway 195.
Tues.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm; 509.229.3527; email@example.com; 410 S. Montgomery, Uniontown, WA 99179
Andy Sewell has won awards for his work as a watercolor artist and graphic designer. Favorite subjects are country scenes with old barns, trucks, and country churches; also wildlife, fish, flowers, and beautiful landscapes. Make an appointment to stop by his studio off U.S. 95 four miles north of Viola. Seeing it all in one place is worth the effort! On his website, find originals, prints, workshops, instructional DVDs and exhibition information.
Call for a studio visit; watch for studio sign halfway between mile marker 358 and 359; 208.875.0729; firstname.lastname@example.org; also on Facebook; 5299 Highway 95 N, Viola 83872.