About Stanley Baking Company & Cafe
Stanley Baking Co. opened in 2000, and has been a favorite gathering place for tourists and locals alike ever since. From mid-May through October, the little log cabin with a kitchen produces the finest homemade meals and baked goods around. Frequently, the line to order stretches outside the door. But the wait in line is part of the experience; and the wait is worth it. When you grab a delicious scone, fill your coffee mug, grab a table with a view of the peaks, and get your breakfast, you’re just arrived in mountain-town- paradise.
About the town of Stanley
Stanley (pop. 100) is a mountain-lover’s dream-come-true. It is situated between the White Cloud and Sawtooth Mountains, while the Salmon River snakes it’s way through the town. The ruggedness and beauty of the place, mixed with an abundance of outdoor recreational activities make Stanley a destination for many mountain-town-tourists. There is a small population of Stanley locals who earn their keep in the busy summer tourist season, only to be compensated with temperatures of thirty below zero in the winter months.
The town is, at it’s least, simple. There are no chain restaurants, traffic, or sprawl; just dirt roads, small businesses, and friendly people.
About the owners
In 2003, Tim and Becky Cron’s dream of living in the Sawtooth valley became a reality. Keen to cooking, baking, and hospitality, the couple set out on a small business adventure together when they became owners of Stanley Baking Co. They joked about getting jobs on Wall Street (the one in Stanley, not New York City.) Today, they still enjoy every aspect of being an owner/operator.
In 2009, along with Becky’s sister, Kelli Kerns, they opened the door to Sawtooth Hotel, a legendary dining room/ hotel in Stanley since 1931.