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River Dance Lodge
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Reviewed 3 August 2012

My family and I traveled from Orlando, FL to visit the River Dance Lodge. We had a fantastic vacation! Everything was top notch - the hospitality, the love of the outdoors that Daniel and Bryce shared with us on our outings, the food. The staff was so friendly and accomodating. We visited with our kids (ages 6 and 8) who enjoyed every moment. Both my son and I were celebrating our birthdays, and Jodi made wonderful cakes for us. This is one of the only vacations that I was able to completely disengage from the outside world and relax... thanks to the lack of cell service. We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

We recently spent 4 days at the River Dance Lodge where 46 family members (15 children)
enjoyed a family reunion. What a wonderful location just accross the road from the Middle fork of the Clearwater River and surrounded by forest. Our group occupied 6 of the 8 cabins which was ideal, as we felt we had our own private resort. We enjoyed many activities, including daily hikes along the rivers, fishing and swimming at beaches nearby, horseback riding, as well as gently rafting w/grandchildren down the Lochsa and Clearwater River. Our guide, Bryce, pointed out to us spectacular sightings including osprey, bald eagles and a golden eagle. We BBQ'd daily at one of the cabins for the entire group and had a nice large picnic area with firepit and lots of open space for kids to play. The staff was always available to us, very friendly and professional. Jodie was always ready with a smile to looked after us as if we were her own family. The cabins were modern, spacious w/complete furnishings, all the comforts of home. The large decks served us well for our group gatherings, and the kids loved playing together in the hot tubs. We were concerned initally about refrigerator space, however the staff provided us w/ice as we needed it and we were able to keep food in ice chests. We would highly recommend the River Dance Lodge as a fantastic place to spend a great wilderness vacation or family reunion.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Thank RichWeier
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

I did a one day raft trip on th Lochsa, and stayed 2 nights in the Glamping Tent. The staff was friendly, and the entire experiance exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend this to anyone

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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2  Thank cwmintex
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Reviewed 6 June 2012

My husband & I recently spent a long weekend @ River Dance Lodge making it an all-inclusive package with 2 days of white water rafting on the Lochsa and meals at the Syringa Cafe. The cabins are modern and very clean the staff made sure our every need was met. The beds were wonderfully comfortable. This is a wilderness area with the most awesome beauty right outside your door. We watched some wildlife in the early morning right out our window. If you are looking for a pristinely manicured landscape that is not what this setting is about. If they had that the wild wildlife would most likely eat it all. This is about nature and its beauty and simplicity. We enjoyed all of the meals at the cafe they actually have a chef (Joe) who is very creative and meals were health orientated. Our rafting experiences is the primary thing that brings us to the River Dance Lodge. The guides are amazing in their professional training and safety of their customers has always been of the utmost importance to them. Oh and looking good! Our guide Ben H. was an outstanding young man that was a pleasure to meet and be on the river with for two days. Even if I did become an official member of the Lochsa River Swim Team. I never felt unsafe with this youngman in charge. Peter Grubb (the owner) runs a class act Adventure Company keep up the good work Peter for those of us that need to come get rejuvinated. See you next spring on the river!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Laura C
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

My wife and I tried "glamping" over Memorial weekend, and stayed for dinner and breakfast. A comfortable king bed in a cozy tent with a wood stove, and a babbling brook outside the back door. Pretty nice. The food was excellent, the best I've had in the entire Clearwater Valley, and a great wine list to boot. Definitely link it in with a Lochsa rafting trip if you can. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank MikeyPMoscow
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

This was my 4th Lochsa trip and 3rd stay at Riverdance Lodge. As usual, ROW and Riverdance came through with 1st class guide service and awesome lodging! Thanks again, see you again next year!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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3  Thank IDAdventurer
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

spent 2 glorious nights at the River Dance Lodge on Memorial Weekend, Sunday and Monday nights. the big smile welcome and personal tour given by Jody set the stage for a much needed getaway. the 1 bedroom and loft cabin comfortably slept our 2 couples allowing room for another couple that we should have invited. their loss. cafe' crew were warm and friendly with the chow being deliciously prepared in conjunction with a tasty micro or two. the rafting team of Kip and Nick made the mighty Lochsa safe but adrenalin filled. i really appreciated having the blue sky, sunshine and warm temps ordered for our raft day. ok, i want to go back now!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank FullBoreBuck
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Additional Information about River Dance Lodge

Address: 7743 Highway 12, Syringa, Kooskia, ID 83539
Region: United States > Idaho > Kooskia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Kooskia
Price Range: $185 - $409 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the banks of the Clearwater River, the River Dance Lodge is Idaho's adventure hotel and resort. Enjoy rustic luxury and take advantage of guided fly-fishing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, horseback tours and hiking adventures. Each log cabin has a private hot tub and is decorated with creative and tasteful furnishings and local artwork. Mediterranean cuisine is available at an onsite restaurant, the Syringa Cafe. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
River Dance Hotel Kooskia

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