COEUR D’ ALENE, Idaho – Billy Chapman Jr has been operating luxury fishing operations throughout Mexico and the Amazon for over 40 years but he always wanted to have a home base in the United States. His goal was to provide stateside sportsmen with the same great opportunities he offers abroad from Anglers Inn International. Through a combination of coincidences, good luck and visiting over 100 properties in the past two years Chapman stumbled upon the Idaho Panhandle and immediately knew he’d found his own Outdoorsman’s Paradise. The Willows, a developed community on the banks of the Pend Oreille River with a breathtaking view of the Selkirk Mountains, is Chapman’s new world headquarters.
Renamed “The Willows Club by Anglers Inn International” the new center for Anglers Inn International operations is a sight to behold. There’s a gorgeous rock and timber lodge, dedicated homesites, a huge, very modern marina and dock complex with space for the fleet of Gibson houseboats that Chapman plans to use as a Floating Suites mothership operation.
This unspoiled corner of the country provides both easy access to an international airport and a feeling of complete isolation if that’s what is desired. It is a sportsman’s paradise, but even if it had no fishing at all it would be the ultimate venue for a family vacation – with countless outdoor activities, great restaurants, shopping and crisp, clean air.
The surrounding waters have true trophy-class smallmouth bass fishing, along with a virtually untapped population of largemouths, as well as trophy walleyes and a variety of trout and salmon. No need to leave the family behind – they can fish, engage in other water sports, hike, camp, golf, shop, ski or just sit back and enjoy the scenery and fresh air.
More information will be available soon including a new website created specifically for the new Idaho operations. In the meantime, check out a short Willows Club video below.
For for more information about Anglers Inn International go to www.anglersinn.com.