Arriving is Departing

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” —Jack Kerouac Just why do we love to travel? It’s an age-old question and one potential answer is that we love to travel because we can’t—and maybe we shouldn’t—answer that question. Travel can be […]

Ten Reasons to Cheer for Beer!

I can’t think of a better spring pastime than drinking local beer. If that’s your idea of fun, too, come and visit the Modern, where you can ride a bike to some of the best local breweries in the west. Need additional encouragement? Here are ten of my reasons to check out our local beer […]

Negroni Week – Drinking for a Cause

Drink with a purpose this week – and we’re not talking about just getting a buzz. June 1-7 is Negroni Week, brought to you by Imbibe Magazine. Nationwide, bars are donating a portion of the proceeds from each Negroni cocktail purchased, with funds going to charities of their choice. The Modern Hotel and Bar’s pick […]

Seize the Day and the Season – Eat Seasonally

We don’t usually think of spring as a time of abundance. After all, most of us are still planting – or planning – our gardens. Abundance is a term we reserve for fall, with its harvest bounty. Still, for a brief time in the spring, Idaho’s mountains, streams, and ditch banks yield up treasures: morels, […]

Congratulations Nate

When Nate Whitley began working at the Modern Hotel and Bar he arrived with a smile and a kind “hey”. Nate’s the opposite of the stereotypical chef. Humble and friendly, he’s a sort of anti-Gordon Ramsay. He continues to impress us with his ability to create great food with local ingredients.   We are happy […]

The First In-Room Film Festival: 39 Rooms

The First In-Room Film Festival: 39 Rooms Boise, Idaho – February 20, 2015 – The Modern Hotel and Bar present the first in-room film festival. . The Modern Hotel and Bar has recently launched what is possibly the first “in-room” film festival. Over the past year and a half the Modern has–with the help of […]

Flashback to 1960

Flashback to 1960 when 1314 W Grove was a Travelodge. In 2007 it was renovated and reopened as the Modern Hotel and Bar. Later in 2010 the Modern Hotel was awarded the Orchid for Contribution to Historic Preservation. Read more about the Orchid award at http://www.preservationidaho.org/programs/orchids-onions/2010/modern-hotel-bar

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