Our History

Photo of historic Northern Inn in Republic, WA

Photo of historic Northern Inn in Republic, WA

While the town of Republic, Washington enjoys a rich and exciting history that spans back to Gold Rush days, the Northern Inn’s historical roots run nearly as deep.

The three-story hotel originally opened its doors between 1901 and 1903 as the Hotel Northern, named after the Burlington Northern railroad.  Designed to house tired prospectors and miners making their way both West to the coast and East over Sherman Pass, the hotel provided a refuge from the trials of road and rail travel.

In September 1996, the hotel’s new owners  renovated and expanded the hotel’s footprint, while carefully maintaining the area’s Western Victorian architectural theme.  In May 1997 the hotel was re-opened and the historic property renamed to the Northern Inn.

While the hotel’s name has changed, the inn’s original Old West spirit and authenticity are still alive!  Come stay with us and experience it for yourself.

For more information about Republic’s and Ferry County’s rich history, visit the Ferry County Historical Society’s Web site.