The West's Majesty Is Yours For The Taking
Like nearby Clarkston, Lewiston was named for the Lewis and Clark expedition that opened up the West. Here, you'll discover the majestic wonders those explorers came across hundreds of years ago. Our many packages let you embrace the natural beauty around our Idaho hotel. While you stay with us, visit these nearby natural attractions
Hells Canyon is North America’s deepest river gorge, and Lewiston is your gateway to this striking natural wonder. Explore the river gorge by white-water rafting, swimming, hunting, hiking, or camping. Miles of levee pathways follow the rivers for walking, jogging, and biking. Snake River Adventures offers thrilling jet boat tours as well as quality fishing. Hells Canyon Tours has a multitude of tours you can embark on to experience the canyon's endless Western wonder.
Clearwater/Snake Steelhead Fishing Derby
Lewiston, Idaho is home to the nation's largest Steelhead fishing derby. For those who don't know, a fishing derby, or fishing tournament, is an organized competition to see who can catch the largest fish. In 2014, the winning Steelhead weighed 17.82 lbs. with the 2nd place finisher listing 17.81 lbs. This year's event takes place November 21st - 28th.
Nez Perce Tribe
According to tribal legend, Nimiipuu, “The People,” were created in north central Idaho at the dawn of time. The Nez Perce Native Americans have inhabited the Clearwater and Snake River valleys for over 11,000 years. The Nez Perce National Historical Park, 11 miles southeast of Lewiston on state Highway 95, is a complete informational center and museum featuring historical displays and interpretive programs about the rich history and customs of the Nez Perce Tribe. Pow wows and other community events occur throughout the year.
The Dogwood Festival is held annually celebrating arts, culture and community in the Lewis-Clark Valley. The festival is coordinated by a community of volunteers and brings vibrant arts to the area. Enjoy the festival's many activities throughout the month of April, like Art Under The Elms and The Seaport River Run. The Color The Valley Run lets you get colorful, as powdered color is thrown at joggers, who end up colored like a rainbow by the marathon's end.
Clearwater River Salmon Fishing
Hells Canyon Sport Fishing is a local Lewiston outfitter that specializes in guided Spring Chinook fishing trips on the Clearwater River. All their Spring Chinook fishing trips are guided from their comfortable welded aluminum jet boats, which are by far the nicest fleet of guide boats on the river. Take advantage of the expertise of their five professional full time guides, who have dedicated their lives to the love of fishing.
Hiking and Biking Trails
Take the paths through the mountains and explore like Lewis and Clark did centuries ago. Plenty of trails weave through the mountains near Lewiston, and you'll feel like a true adventurer when you soak in the clean, natural air around you. The trails are also great for avid bikers, presenting challenging inclines and fast slopes. These ancient hills are yours to discover, just like the pioneers did long ago.
Lewiston is in the “Banana Belt” of the Pacific Northwest, where the mild winter climate allows for year-round golfing, even though it's only a short drive away from snow-capped mountains. While most of the Inland Northwest is covered in snow and frost, golf courses in the valley are open for business. Play golf every month of the year (some locals even play every day) on the four 18-hole courses in the valley. You can also benefit from our Idaho golf package that lets you stay, play, and save at Lewiston Golf and Country Club.