Historic Greenbriar Inn
Which came first: the Bordello or the Nunnery? That’s the question people ask about the Greenbriar Inn’s history that dates back to 1908. Turns out that the Mayor’s mistress ran Idaho’s Greenbriar Inn as a bordello for about ten years in the 1930′s. In the 1970′s the Tridentine Church of Spokane used the Greenbriar Inn to house over 30 nuns. In 1984, Bob and Kris McIlvenna moved in an began repairing and restoring the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho property.
Today, the Greenbriar Inn is known for its catering and food production. Since 1984, the Greenbriar Inn has been providing food products and now features Priest Lake Wildbeary Huckleberry products from this North Idaho kitchen. I tried the yummy Huckleberry Jam, while my kids loved the Huckleberry Lemonade Concentrate. I look forward to tasting their Huckleberry scone mix – topped with the Huckleberry Jam. If I close my eyes, I can see Coeur d’Alene Lake in the distance.
Greenbriar Inn – Rooms for Rent
The Greenbriar Inn features five rooms on two floors. The third floor offers two bedrooms, each with private baths and a kitchen. There is also a futon/couch for additional parties. A second shower/bath is in the hall, opposite the kitchen. The rates are $135, per night, per room for a minimum two night stay. The rate is $150 per night, per room for one night, or $800 per week, per room.
The second floor features three bedrooms. Each suite includes a sitting area, bedroom and full bath. The maximum occupancy is two adults per room, or a total of six adults on the second floor. Suites rent for $130 per night with a two night minimum stay. The rate is $150 per night for one night or $550 per week. Regular bedrooms rent for $85 per night, with a two night minimum or $100 per night for one night. The weekly bedroom rate is $550.
If You Go:
Greenbriar Inn (800) 953-2379 or (208) 667-9660
315 Wallace, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814