A Local’s Guide to Downtown Stanley, Idaho!

As you explore Central Idaho, you’ll find there are many spectacular ways to enjoy our community. If you are not spending time in the wonderful outdoors, we encourage you to explore downtown Stanley, Idaho! While the Sawtooth Mountain region is a draw for people who want to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, we have a modest “downtown” at the corner of Wall Street and Ace of Diamonds Boulevard. This area is about 7 miles from Redfish Lake Lodge and includes delicious eateries and unique shops. It’s also a great spot for fantastic summer events!

Before you visit downtown Stanley, Idaho, request a copy of our free Online Vacation Guide! You’ll discover recommendations for the best outdoor activities, local restaurants, and area shopping. Our guide also includes details about the rustic accommodations and exclusive amenities in Redfish Lake Lodge!

What You’ll Experience in Downtown Stanley, Idaho

While downtown Stanley, Idaho, spans just two streets, there is still plenty to explore. Here are our suggestions for the best places to visit!


Downtown Restaurants

Each of the locally owned and operated eateries offers cuisine made with locally sourced produce and flavors from the Northwest. Check out these incredible eateries when you visit!

Stanley Kasino Club

If you are looking for a fun night in downtown Stanley, Idaho, consider grabbing an excellently crafted concoction from the Stanley Kasino Club. This lively bar features incredible food, a wonderful selection of beer and cocktails, and an inviting atmosphere. All of the meals here are served in hearty portions, so come hungry!

Stanley Baking Company

Located on Wall Street, Stanley Baking Company has a rustic log cabin facade with floor-to-ceiling windows and a quaint patio with views of the Sawtooth Mountains. Each morning, you’ll smell their freshly brewed coffee and delightful baked goods. If you visit in the afternoon, you can select from an array of sandwiches and appetizers.

Restaurants at Redfish Lake Lodge

Limbert’s at Redfish

Limbert’s at Redfish is our main dining room and serves a hearty breakfast with a mix of flavors, textures, and authentic Northwestern flair. Or, savor our lunch specials and amazing dinner menu.

The Rustic Lounge

From unique decor to real log-hewn stools, the Rustic Lounge captures the charm of Redfish Lake Lodge. We recommend visiting on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights to enjoy “Happy Hour with Jen” throughout the summer!

Lakeside Grill

If you want to enjoy the casual environment of Redfish, enjoy your meal outdoors at our Lakeside Grill. Whether you are the lunch or dinner, you’ll find a diverse menu of hamburgers, wraps, burritos, fish tacos, soups, salads, pizza, and our extra creamy, savory soft-serve ice cream.

Other Stanley, Idaho, Restaurants


Every year, our peaceful town transforms into an exciting entertainment venue. While you are staying with us, you’ll be delighted by the cultural celebrations that take place throughout the summer months. Here are our recommendations for the best area events!

Stanley 4th of July Celebration

If you are coming in town to commemorate America’s independence, stop by the Stanley 4th of July Celebration! This star-spangled event features a lively parade around 5:30 p.m., a street dance at 6 p.m., and a spectacular fireworks show to end the evening. If are staying with us, you’ll be captivated by our spectacle overlooking the Redfish Lake, our marina, and the Sawtooth Mountains!

Solar Eclipse

On August 21, 2017, downtown Stanley, Idaho, is one of the best places to view the Total Solar Eclipse. This astrological event has not happened in over 35 years here in the United States. You don’t want to miss out on this spectacular event, and don’t forget to get your eclipse glasses at the Awesome Solar Eclipses from Ancient Time Until Tomorrow or at our viewing party at Redfish!  

Music at Redfish

We host a summer concert series from June 16 to September 1, 2017. Every Sunday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., you’ll be delighted by an eclectic mix of a few of Idaho’s best musicians. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chair or a blanket to listen to the free showcase!

Where to Shop

If you want to go shopping in Stanley, Idaho, there is an array of outdoor-oriented stores and specialty shops filled with fishing, hunting, and hiking gear.

Or, you can walk around River 1, the Patagonia representative in our area. This family owned and operated outdoor apparel shop has the best gear for your adventures on Redfish Lake, the Salmon River, and the Sawtooth Mountains. And, you can find this establishment just around the corner from the Redfish Riverside Inn!

When you stay at Redfish Lake Lodge, meander through our General Store! From essential items you may have forgotten at home to one-of-a-kind souvenirs, this vintage shop has something for everyone. Other shopping destinations include Riverwear, McCoy’s Tackle & Gift Shop, and Gerheim Gallery!

Relax at Redfish Lake Lodge

After you experience downtown Stanley, Idaho, to the fullest, make the scenic 7-mile drive back to Redfish Lake Lodge or Redfish Riverside Inn. While you spend your summer vacation with us, you’ll be surrounded by towering mountains, thick forests, and easy access to Redfish Lake. Whether you are spending your time in Redfish Lake or hiking the FishHook Creek Trail, you’ll find the best places to disconnect from our modern world and become one with nature.

We can’t wait to host you this summer!