In September of 2016, Patti Wright, the owner of the Stanley Riverside Motel, passed away unexpectedly. She had owned and managed the Motel for several years and was deeply loved by the local community and hundreds of loyal guests.
In March of 2017, Arlen and Derrel Crouch, the owners of the Redfish Lake Lodge purchased the property. The Crouches are natives of the Magic Valley and grew up in Jerome, Idaho. Their son-in-law and daughter, Jeff and Audra Clegg, are the General Managers of the two properties. Diana Vulpescu-Hurd manages the Riverside Inn. She is a native of Moldova. Diana came to Stanley in 2011 to work for a summer at the Mountain Village. Since that time she has married and immersed herself in the rugged Stanley landscape. You will remember her warmth, hospitality, and charming accent.
The Inn really is a place of connections. Natural connections between the Salmon River and Redfish Lake create a unique connection for the two properties. The new name of the motel – Redfish Riverside Inn – creates a bond between lake and river lovers. It sits at the junction of Highway 21 and Highway 75, which connects three of the most stunning scenic byways in America.