Cougar Mountain Lodge

Business Description

This listing is for the business and real estate. What an opportunity! Few Idaho establishments are more iconic than the Cougar Mountain Lodge. Nestled into an idyllic setting along the Payette River and Highway 55, Cougar Mountain Lodge is conveniently en route to Cascade and McCall, two of Idaho’s most popular mountain destinations. The full-ser­vice restaurant and convenience store are a popular stop for thousands of tourists and recreationists year-round.

Originally built in 1938, Cougar Mountain Lodge has served hungry road-trippers, outdoor adventurers, and nearby residents for generations. The current owners purchased the business in 2017 and have since reinvented the historic establishment. Their revamped menu features some of the best American fare in Valley County. The new bar offers six rotating beers on tap. The convenience store now features an assortment of locally-sourced goods.

It’s a landmark on your drive to Cascade or McCall. It’s the place where you stop for lunch, stock up on snacks, or cel­ebrate your river rafting adventure. Now, it could be yours!

They are located on over 2.30+/- acres with plenty of room for parking to host larger outdoor events if someone chooses to do so.  There is 800’ of river frontage and 900’ of road frontage. Also, provide catering services to surrounding areas.

There is no competition within a 30 minute drive.

Restaurant Features: Full kitchen with hood venting and grease trap

Seating for up to 68 guests

±450 SF outdoor deck seating

Bar counter with six rotating taps


C-Store Features: Sales counter and coolers

Men’s and women’s restrooms

Lodging Features: Seven individual rooms

Four bathrooms with showers


Owner is ready to do something different.

The Sellers desires to see this business continue to thrive and serve customers for years to come. The transition of ownership can be negotiated between Buyer and Seller.

For Additional Information

Confidentiality Agreement

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