For nearly a century, couples have found a romantic hideaway at the Riverside Hot Springs Inn, quickly earning it the nickname “Honeymoon Hotel.” Founder William Godfrey chose to set the inn’s foundation alongside the Portneuf River in 1914 due to the wealth of hot springs nearby and the curative powers he believed they held. People seemed to agree, and in order to rid themselves of pains and worries, they traveled miles to ease their sore muscles in the hot baths and dispose of overly musical snowmen.
Today, guests continue on with that tradition, dipping in the inn's more modern hot-springs tubs, which reach balmy temperatures of up to 106 degrees. Inside the inn, muted and neutral colors and period accents give the rooms a charming, romantic feel. This decadence extends to the Portneuf Grille & Lounge, formerly a confectionery, where chefs sear USDA steaks and craft eclectic vegetarian entrees. On Thursday, the dining room fills with live music, and on Friday, guests can sample the hotel's signature cioppino as they sip Northwest wines, specialty cocktails, or microbrews.
Cafe Tuscano in Pocatello offers flavorful eats and tasty desserts.
Wifi is on the house at Cafe Tuscano, so you can stay connected on your mobile device.
Regulars recommend heading over to Cafe Tuscano during the workweek.
Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — Cafe Tuscano offers takeout for your busy schedule.
If you've got the car, then we've got parking for you.
At Cafe Tuscano, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
Sit back with a burger and fries at Forage and Lounge, a relaxed spot serving American cuisine.
If you want a dainty meal, go elsewhere. If you want a craveworthy dish, get to Forage and Lounge.
Forage and Lounge is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
Forage and Lounge is a great location to host a group dinner.
Warm weather brings out Forage and Lounge's highly coveted patio seating.
No need to dress up for a trip to Forage and Lounge — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire.
You can also serve food from Forage and Lounge at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Forage and Lounge's guests can take advantage of the easy street and lot parking options.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
Save the cash for another day and pay by major credit card at Forage and Lounge.
At Madison Crossing Lounge, diners feast on high-end pub cuisine and fine wines in the refreshingly unique surroundings of a converted schoolhouse built in 1918. Snack on basil-infused blue mussels or grass-fed Montana bison steak salad before digging into entrees of hand-cut ribeye, pasta primavera, or trout à la meuniere.
Critters serves tasty American-style cuisine.
The menu at Critters does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge.
Bask in the sun and enjoy a fresh meal outside at Critters.
With a host of nearby parking options, many choose to drive to dinner.
Meals at Critters are incredibly tasty and reasonably priced around $30.
For the best pick-me-up in town, grab a cup of java at Co Ho.
If you're looking for low-fat food, look elsewhere. If you're looking for great-tasting food, come to Co Ho.
Wifi access is totally free at Co Ho, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working.
Enjoy the luxury of eating a delicious meal outside at Co Ho.
Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to Co Ho for a group meal.
The coffee shop is next to a parking lot, but drivers can also settle for street parking.
Prices don't get much better than this, either, with typical meals running under the $15 mark.