Nov 19 2014

Weddings and Parties

Weddings and Parties outdoors

Ideal for eddings and receptions in the garden and during the winter months, inside with romantic indoor lighting

Do you have a special event coming up that you would like a special place to celebrate in?   Weddings and parties are something we specialize in!

The Greenbriar Inn in Coeur d’Alene has hosted many different weddings and parties in Coeur d’Alene over the past 29 years.  Originally as a Bed and Breakfast there were many requests for Family Reunions, Birthdays, Baby Showers, and Bridal Showers.  Then, after adding on a dining room, seating 100 in 1999, they began hosting Weddings and receptions, in the garden and during the winter months, inside with romantic indoor lighting.

Fast-forward to today, and we have an outdoor deck, two patios and a lovely garden space for seating up to 150 people.  Add to that our lovely reception/restaurant area, and it really is hard to beat if you’re looking for something that is not a convention facility or a church.  During the summer, the trees shad almost the entire seating area, so even on the hottest of days, the cool shade prevails.

Our facility is fully air conditioned and centrally heated.  We have handicapped access by an electric lift at the front of the property.  And our chefs are accustomed to providing special menus for those with dietary restrictions.

Built in 1908, the Greenbriar has an ambience of its own that is both warm and elegant at the same time.  The friendly and flexible staff can accommodate most budgets and tastes, and the full bar has provided some of the tastiest cocktails and wines in the area.  Consistently an award winner, the catering staff, bars and restaurant have all gained many awards and recognition for their outstanding menus and service.  Check out any of our three websites for lodging, dining and catering information:

So for the best in weddings and parties,  don’t hesitate to call us for more information at 208-667-9660, or email us at!


Nov 18 2014

Outdoor dining in CDA

If you are looking for a quiet and fragrant setting for outdoor dining in CDA, you really need to try the 315 Martinis and Tapas restaurant at the Historic Greenbriar Inn.

Tucked away on a side street between 3rd and 4th street on Wallace Avenue, just four blocks from downtown and five blocks from the Lake, the 315 offers an excellent dining experience in the garden, on the deck, or on one of several patios outside.

The 315 provides this seasonal setting for an idyllic dining experience which is the preference for local diners in the know.  If you’re downtown shopping, it’s just a short walk up the street for the best martinis in town on our spacious and shady grounds.  Winter  or summer, people line the deck for special parades, such as Car d’Alene or the 4th of July parade.  Fireworks on New Year’s and the Fourth are easily visible from the garden and the second floor deck.  Outdoor heat lamps extend our seasons from late Spring to mid-Fall.

The large Maple trees on the front and side of the property have grown to the extent that they canopy almost the entire garden and part of the patio and deck.  Our umbrella tables are really only necessary at the height of the summer when the sun is directly overhead.  The flower beds that line the yard are almost completely planted with shade flowers and plants.

If you’ve been boating all day, this is the place to cool down.  Our restaurant does offer a Historic setting for those that wish to sit inside in the air conditioned restaurant, but those who enjoy the outdoor dining experience will choose the 315 as the best place to relax and unwind in a natural setting ;  outdoor dining in downtown  CDA at the 315 restaurant, at the Greenbriar Inn.

Nov 18 2014

Hotels and lodging in CDA

If you are looking for a unique and Historic experience for an overnight stay in Coeur d’Alene, consider our Greenbriar Inn, unique among  hotels and lodging in CDA.

Built in 1908, the Greenbriar offers five reasonably priced guest rooms, three of which are larger suites.  All have private baths and queen beds.  We also offer a casual fine dining restaurant on the main floor, and a full service catering business as well.  Many of our overnight guests have celebrated family reunions, weddings, and retreats here and have used our restaurant facility to celebrate their special occasions.

Over the years, The Greenbriar Inn has been a boarding house, a bordello, a house owned by Northern Pacific Railway for their executive employees, a men’s rooming house, called the Wallace Apartments, a regional headquarters for Health Education and Welfare, and a nunnery.  Purchased by the present owners in 1984 it has been run as a Bed and Breakfast since then, as well as the other businesses currently operating out of this building.

In 1999 the main dining room was added to the property, gardens and bridal features such as a gazebo were also added in years following.  Many weddings have been held here, wedding receptions, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, reunions, Christmas parties, etc. etc.

One of two suites on our third floor

This lovely room overlooks the Maple Trees from the third floor, peeking out from the half moon window that is a hallmark of this property

The Greenbriar, though centrally located to the downtown and midtown districts is located on a quiet side street between 3rd and 4th Avenue, both main thoroughfares to and from downtown. Our hotel is easy to get to and has been a destination lodging facility for many people for years.  Come join us for dinner or for the night the next time you’re in our neighborhood!  Enjoy our unique ambience—an interesting spin on hotels and lodging in CDA!

Nov 18 2014

Best restaurants in Spokane

For those of you seeking out the best restaurants in Spokane, look just a little bit further to the East and come join us at the 315!

Spokane has a lot of good restaurants, and many people in North Idaho opt for a night out there.  It’s easy to get around there and for most of North Idaho, it’s really only about ½ hour to an hour drive.  If you’re from a big city, that’s about how long it takes to get around town anyway.

But the same is true going the other way.  Just as Spokane restaurants are an easy drive for North Idaho, North Idaho restaurants are an easy drive for those in Spokane.  Most people in Spokane are looking for good places to dine in the downtown core of Coeur d’Alene, and that is where the 315 restaurant at the Greenbriar Inn fits in.  Located five blocks from Lake Coeur d’Alene, and four blocks from downtown, the 315 restaurant can also be found on YELP, Tripadvisor and Open Table.  You can book online at as well.

Like so many of the best restaurants in Spokane, the 315 offers the best crafted martinis in North Idaho as well as a well-refined wine list with reasonably priced gems.  Our restaurant and catering chefs have won many awards over the past 29 years of service as well.  The menu is replete with “small plate” offerings, as well as full dinner entrees, seasonal salads and soups and house-made desserts.  Thus the name includes a hint of our menu:  315 is our address as well as the time that we open in the afternoon; martinis and tapas are what we feature.  Thus, name:  315 martinis and tapas dinner restaurant in CDA!


Nov 17 2014

Casual Fine Dining at the Greenbriar Inn

Are you thinking of dining in downtown Coeur d’Alene?  Then consider the casual fine dining experience you will love to share with your friends at the 315 restaurant at the Greenbriar Inn.

The atmosphere is warm, with two fireplaces in separate dining areas, a private dining room, and the main dining room which has French doors opening onto the garden, patio, and deck.  The well-known martini bar is also in the main dining room, offering a focal point for those interested in watching the award winning handcrafted martinis being made!

Although there is definitely an old world air to the place, it is not stuffy.  Our servers and bartenders truly enjoy sharing with you the History of the Inn, built in 1908, as well as the ingredients in your drink, tapas, or entrees.  Our head chef will be happy to greet you and answer any questions you have.

We do accommodate most dietary restrictions and requests, and our bartenders love being challenged to create the drink of your preference.

Our guests come as they are, off the boat, the golf course or the ski slopes.  Sink down into a couch by the front fireplace and enjoy the casual ambience with a touch of class. Casual fine diningat its best is where you can relax and enjoy your surroundings, as the 315 will show you.

Front lounge of the 315

Enjoy the ambience of the casual fine dining experience at the 315