I work in the fly fishing travel business and have stayed at many 3-5 star fishing lodges and fished with many outfitters in my days.
I also was a guide in that area for 5 summers. With no hesitation, the South Fork Lodge is one of the best places to fish and stay I have ever experienced. The lodge is right on the river and offers beautiful views from every room. Each room is very well appointed and tastefully decorated. The food was varied, delicious and reasonably priced. The bar was such a welcoming and comfortable spot to park in the evenings. Every member of the staff was always smiling, helpful and making you feel like a new friend and their only priority…. and you are. They can easily accommodate non-angling guests with visits to Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, Jackson Hole, or arrange a variety of activities closer to the lodge.
The South Fork of the Snake River has always been a phenomenal trout fishery. I found the guides to parallel the quality of the accommodations, customer service and fishery. This August I am returning with several of my best clients.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A stunning wilderness location, and the finest dry fly fishing waters in the USANatural Retreats South Fork Lodge rests on a dramatic bend of eastern Idaho's world-famous South Fork of the Snake River in scenic Swan Valley. This stunning wilderness location offers a perfect blend of rustic elegance, outstanding activities and exceptional hospitality. The unique setting, first–class amenities, and Natural Retreats' dedication to customer service all combine to provide a truly memorable experience for guests. Whether relaxing at the lodge, taking advantage of a guided activity through The Outfitters, enjoying a Starbucks coffee at the Storehouse, or sitting down to dinner at The Riverside Bar And Grill, The South Fork Lodge will exceed your expectations. The 65 miles of the South Fork of the Snake River is known by many as one of the best tailwater and dry fly fisheries in the US, and The Outfitters offers unparalleled unique guided fishing on these waters. Natural Retreats Concierge service is happy to arrange horseback riding, rafting, hiking, and kayaking for all guests who want to explore these adventures. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Natural Retreats South Fork Lodge Swan Valley, Idaho