One of a kind, a true American tradition
The negative reviews probably written by people who should have gone to Hawaii instead of doing serious connecting with nature and themselves in this amazing region. This is a true North American tradition where you are hosted in a converted home. It's dirt cheap and you're expected to help a bit in the morning. You want sheets, pay a bit for sheets; happy in your sleeping bag, don't.
Jim is a treasure but you have to be into that. His knowledge of the region is unparalleled. He is a very well respected voice for Native Americans and knows many intimately -- you can meet chiefs in his house. He was responsible for setting a lot of the public transportation in the area, and is a very intelligent conversationalist. If you'r the kind of person who thinks everything is just commerce, Jim will host you of course, but probably not become your friend. But then what are you doing there anyway?
BTW, I do not understand the objection to discussing serious things: environment, politics, social justice and Indian rights. Jim is very informed, opinionated but respectful of other opinions. I listened to some wonderful discussions around that table.
I miss the place tremendously it was my base for several hikes and sitting in the evening discussing my encounters with Jim were just as important.