Rusty Dragon

The Rusty Dragon is the oldest inn in Sandpoint and thanks to its owner and its ever-present “Help Wanted” board, one of the most popular and adventurer-friendly as well. Owned and operated by Tiaopi Kaijitsu, the inn can be found just past the southern bridge overlooking the Turandarok River at the corner of Market and River Streets. Known for its spicy and exotic foods, it is a favorite at the community’s annual Swallowtail Festival free lunch.

This large wooden building is the first structure one encounters after crossing the southern bridge entrance into Sandpoint, marked by a sizeable iron dragon that looms over travelers from the building’s roof; time and weather have taken a toll on the sculpture’s iron form, which undoubtedly is the source of the tavern’s name.

The inn features a dozen rooms and five of them are considered luxury rooms with their own commodes. All the rooms have names of dragon races and the keys to each room bears a small carving of the associated creature. The seven smaller rooms having one bed each, are named the Black, Blue, Red, White, Green, Drake, and Wyvern rooms. The Gold, Silver, Copper and Brass rooms are luxury rooms.

Rusty Dragon

The Jade Legacy steelhorse