History of the Building

This building complex is listed on the National Register of Historic places as a contributing property to Rupert Historic District. This corner was originally home to Smith's Meat Market. The second building to the south, which is now our banquet room and Snyder Suite, is a part of the oldest Continuously standing building on the square. It was originally the Commercial Band built in 1909. Then in 1917 the current corner structure was added for the expanding bank. These buildings have housed a variety of business over the years. The upstairs was occupied by lawyers, doctors, dentists and other until the 1970's. The building became known as the Drift Inn in 1963 when the downstairs was completely refurbished by Ray and Thelma Ennis and their daughter Shirley. Thelma's recipe for finger steaks quickly became a local favorite and is still on the menu today. The Drift Inn was operated by relatives of the Ennis Family until 2004 when it was purchased by Charlie and Lori Creason. After renovations in the mid- 2000's the upstairs became out overnight accommodations and the downstairs features a full restaurant, bar and banquet facility. We worked hard to keep original architecture intact and maintained as much of the original wood and unique tile work as possible while incorporating new materials.

We hope you'll drift in, stay a while and enjoy!

*For tables of 8 guests or more a gratuity of 18% will be automatically added to the check. Please arrange in advance for separate checks.
**Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.