Smiley Creek Lodge and Stanley Sluice Ale House

Summer Jobs in the Sawtooth Mountains, Idaho

We're a small, busy, family owned lodge near the headwaters of the Salmon River and at the base of the Sawtooth mountains in central Idaho. We have a busy restaurant and ice cream counter, lodging, small store, gasoline pumps, and RV park.

Smiley Creek Lodge is located in the small community of Sawtooth City 37 miles north of Sun Valley/ Ketchum and 23 miles South of Stanley.  Stanley Sluice Ale House is located in the small town of Stanley, Idaho.

About Smiley Creek Lodge and Stanley Sluice Ale House

The Stanley Sluice Ale House is a restaurant located in the Stanley Town Square that has a Pacific Northwest Fusion menu with a strong selection of regional beers and wines.

We believe in customer service, friendliness, cleanliness, good food and good times!

The Employee Experience

The Sawtooth Valley is a great place to spend a summer.  We encourage our crew to get outdoors and explore all the water, camping, and hiking opportunities that surround us!

Ideal Candidate

We are looking for individuals who understand the importance of outstanding customer service.  We hope that you can share your outdoor experiences with our guests.  We encourage all of our crew to go hiking and camping on their days off.

Room and Board

Housing or RV site as well as some meals are provided for full time employees.

Employee Perks

We offer our employees one meal per shift and half price on all other meals whether they are working or not.  We also offer discounts on store items and lodging nights for visiting friends or family.

Getting Here and Getting Around

We are somewhat isolated so having your own transportation is recommended.

For Fun

Fabulous Hiking, Fishing, Biking, Boating and Backpacking opportunities right out our back door.

Our Jobs

We are looking for dynamic, motivated people to for our Summer 2018 season. We provide a competitive wage to professionals who take pride in what they do. We also schedule 2 days off a week and encourage our crew to explore our beautiful Sawtooth area.

Smiley Creek Lodge


Set and clear tables, assist waitstaff, deliver prompt and friendly service.
Smiley Creek Lodge / Stanley Sluice Alehouse



Wash and put away dishes, help with some food prep and help maintain a clean kitchen environment.

Smiley Creek Lodge


Clean guest lodging units, make beds, assist in laundry, stock and sort linens, separate recyclables, trash removal.
Smiley Creek Lodge / Stanley Sluice Alehouse

Kitchen Manager


Oversees our food production and catering operations. Design and manage revolving menus, broaden our client base, manage customer satisfaction levels, maintain and develop standards of service, and work closely with the general manager to expand operations.

Smiley Creek Lodge / Stanley Sluice Alehouse

Line Cook


Prepare food for guests in extremely fast paced and busy environment. Previous line-cook experience necessary.

Smiley Creek Lodge / Stanley Sluice Alehouse



We are looking for outgoing individuals who have previous server experience.

How to Apply

Please email cover letter, resume and three professional references.

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