This facility opened in 1986 on Tribal lands overlooking the Kootenai River. The 47-room hotel included a restaurant, recreation center and Tribal gift shop, and was the beginning of an economic resurgence for the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho.
In 1993, the Tribe signed a gaming compact with the State of Idaho and opened the Kootenai Casino.
In 2005, Tribal members held a special ceremony to unveil a stunning renovation that transformed the facility and added a luxury spa. The new interior offers tribute to the history of the Kootenai people, using river rock and flowing water to tell the story.
Today, the Best Western Kootenai River Inn, Casino and Spa features 101 riverfront rooms, four casinos, a full-service spa, dining, meeting and recreational facilities.
The beautiful facility is a great source of pride for Tribal members, as well as an economic boon. Thanks to the success of the Kootenai River Inn, Casino and Spa, Tribal students go on to higher education and career pursuits. The business venture has also enabled the tribe to make significant contributions to regional education, community projects and economic revitalization.
The Casino offers both U.S. and Canadian currencies, with nearly 500 gaming machines. Full beverage service is available in smoking and non-smoking casino rooms. The progressive jackpot and Player’s Club yield exciting payouts throughout the year.