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Clark House on Hayden Lake 1910


Overlooking the shores of Hayden Lake, the F. Lewis Clark Mansion (Honeysuckle Lodge) majestically rests on a 12 acre estate.

The mansion was originally constructed as a summer home for the powerful and very wealthy, F. Lewis Clark and his beautiful wife Winifred. The mansion was completed in 1910 and was the most expensive home in Idaho.

In 1914 Lewis mysteriously disappeared and was never heard from again.

Winifred struggled for years to preserve the fortune, however by 1922 she was broke and the bank took possession of all her holdings including the mansion, complete with fine furnishings from Europe, crystal chandeliers from Czechoslovakia, hand painted Zuber murals from France, Italian Marble, rugs from the Orient, slate roof from England, Mahogany yachts, even a private Zoo. The 1400 acre compound was destined for destruction.

A series of occupants, including church groups, a boys home, the U.S. Navy, a resort, restaurant and finally vandals and thieves pillaged the once opulent villa. In 1988 the house was scheduled to be used as a burn exercise for the County Fire Department.

In November 1989, Monty Danner and Rod Palmer purchased the home and renovated the 15,000 sq. ft. mansion to its original glory.

Today the home is being operated as an elegant Country Inn.

Rooms are available for overnight guests. There are facilities for corporate retreats, business meetings, special event parties, dinner by reservation and intimate wedding ceremonies.


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Patsy Clark's Mansion 1898

Kirtland Cutter, the renowned 19th century architect, was told to spare no expense in designing the home of mining magnate Patrick “Patsy” Clark in 1898. Pictures and words cannot begin to reveal the minute detail and architectural craftsmanship given this beautifully restored mansion. Purchased in 2002, the law firm of Eymann Allison Hunter Jones P.S. "rescued" the mansion from further deterioration, helping to preserve this historic Spokane landmark.

This turn of the century mansion will once again host the elegant parties, lavish weddings, and celebratory festivities for which it was envisioned. The individual character and charm of the rooms lend itself to parties and gatherings of many sizes and reasons. Patsy Clark’s is now available for private catered events including receptions, small luncheons, dinner parties, and weddings (both indoor and outdoor).

E. J. Roberts Mansion 1889

E. J. Roberts’ Mansion was built in 1889 in the Queen Ann style. E.J. and his wife Mary Tracy had five sons and a daughter. The 1900 census lists the Roberts family as having four staff members living on the property. The second floor of the carriage house provided facilities for the gardener. The remainder of the staff resided in the spacious third floor maid’s quarters. The home remained in the family until the death of their only daughter in 1959. The mansion subsequently became a rooming house, a group home, and apartments. It has been undergoing a rigorous restoration process for the last 23 years and recently opened to the public as a Bed and Breakfast and Event Facility
Glover Mansion 1888


Designed and built in 1888 by famed architect Kirtland Cutter for James Glover, The Glover Mansion is a beautiful example of late 19th-century design. The interior of the building features woodwork from 10 different areas of the world and an array of stunning lead and stained glass windows in original condition. Now serving as an Event Facility, it boasts Spokane's largest historical mansion interior with the total square footage of the mansion exceeding 12,000 square feet. The space can be used for multiple events or one as large as 275 guests. Inside there are private suites for small intimate gatherings and a Grand hall with 25-foot ceilings surrounded by a mezzanine with private balcony. Outside is an intimate garden with a covered patio area perfect for wedding ceremonies or tented events.

Campbell House 1898


The Campbell House was designed by Kirtland Cutter and Karl Malmgren and was built in 1898 for Amasa B. Cambell, his wife Grace, and their daughter Helen. Campbell made a fortune in mining exploration and operations in the Coeur d'Alene mining region northeast of Spokane. He partnered with John Finch, his neighbor second house west. Helen Campbell gave the Cambell House to the Eastern Washington State Historical Society and the Cheney Cowles Museum in the 1920s. The house was later restored to serve as a historic home that operates in conjunction with the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture. It is open for public tours and visitation.

Riblet House/Arbor Crest Winery 1924


Built in 1924 by Royal Newton Riblet, the three-story Florentine house is surrounded by an arched gatekeeper's house, sunken rose garden, open-air pagoda, terraced flower and herb gardens, and a life-sized checkerboard. Riblet's brother, Byron, a chairlift manufacturer, inspired Riblet to install a passenger tram from his estate to the river valley 450 feet below.

Riblet was an inventor and developed patented devices such as a pattern sprinkler system, a mechanical parking garage, and the square wheel tractor displayed at the Cliff House.

Arbor Crest Wine Cellars purchased the National Historic Landmark in 1985. Today visitors enjoy the tasting room and share the beauty and whimsy of Riblet's home.