North Central Washington is home to some remote places. Places that most people may never even drive through, much less spend the night in. The small community of Republic is just such a place.
Republic sits near the junction of highways 20 and 21, each of which is a major route through the area, the first a major east-west route across the northern part of the state and the latter heading north and south to and from the Canadian border. Republic is small, with just over 1,000 year round residents, but is located in a very beautiful part of North Central Washington, just inside the Ferry County line.
Republic was founded by prospectors mining for gold in the late 1800s and is today known for being a place to get away from it all and also to enjoy several different kinds of outdoor recreation. In the immediate vicinity of Republic, you could easily take part in or view hunting, fishing, rock hounding, mountain biking, snowmobiling, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, and bird watching. To do any of that though, you’re going to need a place to stay when you get there. One of the best overnight experiences in the area can be had right in the main part of town at the Northern Inn.
You cannot miss the Northern Inn when you drive through Republic. This brightly painted lodging option has a distinctive Old West feel to it that starts with the lettering on the sign, extends along the wrap around balcony, and is appreciated in the architectural references.
Inside, the Northern Inn is unlike most places you’ve stayed. The rooms are very modern and up to date and are not of the cookie cutter variety you find in chain hotels located in other communities. As you walk through the lobby or spend time in your room, you will feel the historic ties this hotel has to the community and the region. It originally opened in 1901 and has been welcoming visitors ever since.
Whatever reason you have for visiting Republic and the surrounding area, you are sure to appreciate the spirit and authenticity of the Old West you find at the Northern Inn.
A clean, comfortable, and friendly overnight stay awaits you at this classic Old West hotel located in one of the more beautiful and truly off the beaten path locations in the northwest. It’s the perfect spot to stop and rest your head on a road trip across the northern part of Washington State.