Palouse Riverside Retreat and Inn plans open house

January 4th, 2016 by —
Goetz BB

Riverside Retreat and Inn will open in this building on the corner of Main and Bridge St. in Palouse. (photo by TJ Nisse)

Palouse’s newest business, Riverside Retreat and Inn, corner of Main and Bridge St., is planning an open house Friday, January 8, from 3 to 8 p.m.

The building has several rooms set up for overnight guests but owners, Chuck and Debbie Goetz, say the place is MUCH more than just a place to rest your weary head.

“We have a great space for you to enjoy crafts from quilting, knitting, scrapbooking and more or just to hang out with friends or relatives,” Debbie says. “It’s a wonderful space for a sister’s weekend, also.” And speaking of “sisters”…. a new beauty shop is opening in the building soon and another tanning and beauty shop is only a block away.

With three bedrooms, a kitchenette and a back deck overlooking the Palouse River, it is the perfect place to relax following the big game at WSU or your class reunion in Palouse. The overnight accommodations will hold at least nine persons. If you have more in your party, there is a second bed and breakfast in town as well as an RV park.

Located on the border of eastern Washington and northern Idaho, Palouse is the perfect gateway for winter recreation. The Palouse Divide Lodge offers skiing as well as other winter sports and is only a few miles north. Travel a bit further and you’ll find yourself in a winter wonderland at St. Maries or Elk River, Idaho or tour locally on secluded back roads.

Summer four-wheeling, fishing, sightseeing, hiking and photography interests are just a few that can be accessed locally. Beautiful Kamiak Butte Park, maintained by Whitman County, offers  hiking for both novice and expert. Only five miles away, the Butte provides breathtaking sights of the famous Palouse farmlands.

Palouse boasts of a full historical Main Street with new businesses in the mix. This quaint town has unique shops including several antique and vintage shops, three restaurants/taverns and bistros, an art gallery, a full grocery store and Grammy G’s Quilt Shop is just a block away. Needful Things is a second-hand store located in the front of the town’s community center which helps support the center. You’ll often find open functions happening there as well. The local museum contains not only local history but a great full history of early days in newspaper publishing including hot metal type and hand-fed presses.

For reservations or more information call the Goetz at 208-301-8014 or email at The inn’s website is under construction at People can also stop in at Grammy G’s Quilt shop for information.