Bates Inn opened in 1785 and since then, through various incarnations, Bates has warmly welcomed guests and diners through it's low, wide front door. As an inn, a restaurant, a meeting place and animportant part of the community of Rathdrum, Bates has maintained standards of excellence that are now a tradition.Today, the award-winning Bates Restaurant is still building on that tradition:
Sumptuous food meticulously prepared to imaginative menus, a wonderful atmosphere in the old,stone-built dining room and a loyal and enthusiastic clientele. We're not standing still either, withconstantly evolving menus, décor and art so there's always something new to see and taste.This is why people love Bates Restaurant. Why people come from miles around.