The limited number of overnight accommodations in Payette severely curtails the area’s economic potential. Due to this limitation most of the area’s visitors, whether business travelers or vacationers, stay in nearby Ontario. To both serve the local need and strengthen the community’s economy a new hotel / motel facility is needed. Such a development would serve visitors of county residents, the business community and travelers and vacationers. This needed facility could accommodate numerous ongoing activities in Payette County and play a supportive role to a diversified economy.
The proposed hotel / motel development should offer an attractive design and quality service. A good location would be one that is both highly visible, perhaps on U.S. 95, and takes advantage of an attractive natural site. Such a development could also include a restaurant, lounge and banquet / meeting facility.