It was a beautiful 3 days! Which made for a great birthday! Thank-You Robin for giving us this time for some quality time. And as for the Lions Gate Manor, an absolute delightful B&B in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. They have a variety of themed rooms – Medieval Chamber, Phantom’s Lair, Persian Dream, Secret Garden, Victorian Suite, Castilian Dynasty, Roman Bath and Cozy Cottage. Left-Click any of these photos to see them enlarged. As we wrote in the Expedia – which I probably will not use again – questionnaire,
Describe your stay [at Lions Gate Manor]–
From our arrival introduction to John and Tammy, the owners, to our departure two days later, we felt welcome and treated like royalty. Absolutely a 5-Star B&B! We stayed in the Medieval Chamber of King Henry the Eighth. The huge canopy bed was very comfortable. We did have to turn on the gas fireplace to take the chill off the room as it got down to 19 degrees at night.
The adjacent bathroom had a great shower stall and for humor the toilet paper holder was an armored knight “Sir Wipesalot”
Breakfast was included and it was superb. A fruit, muffin and yoghurt plate was delivered as you seated yourself, Water, orange juice, coffee and hot chocolate as well as milk were all available. Then a walk to the adjacent kitchen featured a hot breakfast buffet of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage links, home fries and toast. The refrigerator is available to guests for storage of cold foods. Deer wander outside through the juniper and sage landscape and are visible from the room windows. We were fortunate to be there during a full moon.
For me, since I have difficulty standing for very long, a shower chair would have been helpful. They may have one, as it is an ADA suite. I didn’t ask. I think also a night light in the bathroom would help, too.
What to do nearby?
Lava Hot Springs is a very small town centered around the ‘healing mineral baths’ which we enjoyed twice during our visit. We visited 2 pioneer towns, also
Enjoy these photos of our sojourn.
We do recommend Lions Gate Manor if you are planning to visit Lava Hot Springs. Superb! Let them know we recommended it to you.
Marnie watched and walked Buddy while we were gone.
The B&B is very easy to find as it is well marked. Here is the sign to the entrance to the property.
And as you go through the gates, you see the manor in front of you.
One of the other rooms.
A lounge area where you can watch movies. Each room is also equipped with a DVD, TV and Wi-Fi. Our room also had a gas fireplace.
Here is our room – the Medieval Chamber.
Henry watches all that goes on!
Arise Sir Knight!
Bob in the Lions chair.
Interesting. There is a sense of humor in this establishment.
Even a gargoyle!
Interesting wall light.
One entrance to the Phantom’s Lair – a secret staircase!
The staircase descends into the “under ground”.
Taking a bath can be exciting. See the fill water coming in from the ceiling?
But have no fear, the Phantom is usually close-by. Look sharp at the mirror.
The main dining room.
The dining room chandelier.
A fruit dish is always served at breakfast.
A really good breakfast buffet is served every morning.
Here the breakfast is plated.
Side trip to historic Chesterfield, Idaho. Area services are only open from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
A historic hay rake.
An old farmhouse that has been restored to its original form. Also know as the Jensen House. One of Robin’s co-workers ancestral house. Very typical architecture for the time period and area.
Historic mercantile shop. It is no longer functional.
Typical construction form for the period.
Lava Hot Springs sign. Actually high above the springs.
The springs at night.
An Idaho mountain sunset!
Lava Hot Springs hillside decoration.
Looking off of the second story balcony at Lions Gate Manor.
A peaceful sight.
The deer really like the area.