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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Loved this place. If you like finding remote out of the way places this is it. This place is great for the outdoorsman looking to get away from it all. It's not too expensive and is also good as a base to explore the surrounding towns.

Thank Hw S
La Grande, Oregon
Reviewed 23 October 2016

My husband and I stayed in one of the "Glamping" wall tents at River Dance Lodge July 2016. A truly delightful experience! From the personal welcome at the Syringa Cafe, to the attention-to-detail within the tent itself, this stay was so enjoyable that we are planning another in summer of 2017! Our tent was picture-perfect inside and out, equipped with...

Thank pjreastoregon
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 4 October 2016

On a recent HeartCycle Bicycle Touring Club trip, we had the delightful experience of staying at The River Dance Lodge. Our group of 34 people took all of the cabins for the night and everyone felt it was the best place we stayed. The hot tubs were a pleasure for soaking our tired muscles after a 92 mile ride from...

Thank Chris M
Peter G, Manager at River Dance Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Chris! Thank you so much for the kind review! We had a blast hosting your HeartCycle Bicycle Touring group and are delighted to hear you had a fantastic experience. Despite the rainy afternoon during your check-in process...the evening ended with an absolutely gorgeous sunset and a delicious meal with lots of laughs and stories. We look forward to seeing...

Fremont, California
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We were traveling from Montana to Idaho in our RV and friends recommended that we take Highway 12 along the beautiful Lochsa River valley through the Clearwater Forest. We arranged to stay at River Dance Lodge, parked in a lovely campsite, well away from the road, in a spot surrounded by blackberry brambles! But we didn't need to cook for...

Thank kinderjude
Peter G, Manager at River Dance Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are glad you have taken this scenic road and decided to stay with us. Nice to hear that you have liked our campsite and really enjoyed the food. Looking forward to having you in the near future again. Warm Regards Ela Sezer River Dance Lodge Manager

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We were there in the off-season which may have influenced our experience. Interiors were clean, although in a superficial way. Cabin exteriors are not well maintained: examples are dirty windows and decks needing re-staining. There was minimal housekeeping and manager availability, although when available, the personnel (Ela) was very accommodating. Note that the activities of of hiking, biking, swimming, fishing,...

Thank Rodger S
Peter G, Manager at River Dance Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Rodger, Thank you very much for taking to time to do this review. We appreciate all the comments as there is always room for improvement. I am sorry to hear that we haven't met all your expectations and will certainly take into account of your comments for future. Having said that I am surprised to hear that you felt...

Nampa, Idaho
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We stayed one night at the Lodge and had great time. Our cabin was clean and so comfortable. Each cabin has it's own hot tub with a view and it was just so relaxing. Be prepared to go off the grid as there is no TV, Internet or phone service here, but thats part of "getting away from it all."...

Thank Mary V
Peter G, Manager at River Dance Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Mary, Nice to hear that you have enjoyed your stay here and more importantly appreciate the relaxing environment the Lodge provides. Thank you very much for your kind review. Hoping to see you soon again! Warm Regards Ela Sezer River Dance Lodge Manager

Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We stopped twice - once going East and once going home. Ela, the manager, was wonderfully hospitable. The setting is beautiful. We stopped for coffee and pie. Of course, fresh huckleberry season is the best. We didn't stay at the lodge but it looked really nice.

Thank JAWinBp
Peter G, Manager at River Dance Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for stopping by and taking the time to write this kind review. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed the coffee and the pie. Hope you can get a chance to try something else off the menu another time you visit. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Warm Regards Ela Sezer River Dance Lodge...

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at the River Dance Lodge and were delighted to find a diverse menu with an international flavor. Instead of the usual meat and potatoes, they offer Indian, Middle Eastern, and other dishes. A good selection of beer and wine is also available. I have to make special mention of the huckleberry pie, which was simply fabulous.

Thank Wanderlust777
Peter G, Manager at River Dance Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. Nice to hear that we were able to pleasantly surprise you with the diversity of our menu and you have enjoyed your experience. Looking forward to having you back in the near future. Warm Regards Ela Sezer River Dance Lodge Manager

Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent 2 days at this wonderfully peaceful lodge along the Clearwater river. We tried glamping for the first time which involves canvas tents on wooden platforms. Sound of the nearby creek made it incredibly relaxing. Great staff and very good food. Our river guide/waitress, Rose, was a delight. Recommend this ROW owned lodge highly.

Thank Ron M
Peter G, Manager at River Dance Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ron, Thank you very much for your kind review. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed your experience in our Glamping Tents as well as your trip and the food at the Syringa Cafe. It was a pleasure to have you and and your lovely wife here. Looking forward to welcoming you again in the near future....

Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We purchased the all inclusive family package for 4 nights and we fell in love with River Dance Lodge. We stayed in the small cabin that was just perfect and we enjoyed the private hot tub on the porch. We enjoyed floating, fly fishing and floating again! Ela also put us in contact with a company to book a trail...

Thank Szarsky03
Peter G, Manager at River Dance Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sarah, It was lovely to have you and your family here. Such a nice family! Thank you so much for your kind review and support. We are so happy to hear that you really enjoyed your experience here. Looking forward to welcome you for your next family vacation. Warm Regards Ela Sezer River Dance Lodge Manager

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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 

Additional Information about River Dance Lodge

Address: 7743 Highway 12, Syringa, Kooskia, ID 83539
Region: United States > Idaho > Kooskia
Price Range: £120 - £264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
River Dance Hotel Kooskia
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