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River Dance Lodge

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7743 Highway 12, Syringa, Kooskia, ID 83539
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pullman
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Traveling alone, it was important to me to have privacy, but not feel isolated and The Riverdance Lodge was perfect! I stayed in the "Woodsman" small cabin. It was very spacious, clean and well stocked. I was close to the Cafe, other cabins and could watch the road from my deck; yet it was all very quiet and I felt... More 

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

Dear Kristey, We all really enjoyed meeting you and having you here with us! It's really nice to hear that your stay at River Dance Lodge was so enjoyable. Thank you for sharing that and giving others a glimpse of what it's like here. We look forward to seeing you back again in the future! Sincerely, Rachel ~ Lodge Manager More 

Rabat, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a terrific three-night stay at the River Dance with another family of four. We each had one of their comfortable, modern, spacious and clean lodgings - with a hot tub on each deck. We were there mid-heat-wave and found that the fans and the cool air at night made for a comfortable evening despite the temperatures. Our kids... More 

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Peter G, Owner at River Dance Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! It is so wonderful to hear how much you and your family and friends enjoyed your stay with us. I hope you can come back and see us again soon. Cheers! More 

Bethesda, Maryland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The couple running the place are very dedicated and hard working. But they are just way too under staffed to properly provide guest services. The menu on the website was not available at the restaurant. They served the same thing every morning with very limited options. No pancakes, waffles, oatmeal or anything indicated on the website. The food was greasy... More 

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Peter G, Owner at River Dance Lodge, responded to this review

I’m sorry to hear you had a bad experience at the lodge. We’ve been in business nearly a decade, and serve hundreds of amazing guests each summer. We strive to create the best possible experience for each one of our guests; this is noted with over one hundred 5-star reviews, making River Dance Lodge the #1 Specialty Lodging in Idaho.... More 

Portland, Oregon
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you to the darling staff at the River Dance Lodge. My husband and I recently traveled to the lodge on the banks of the Clear Water River. Having traveled via a Harley and a Vespa, we were happy to arrive to a clean cozy "glamping" tent! The bed was comfy, great linens, an outdoor claw foot tub, and more!... More 

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

Dear Traci, Thank you for your review! It was really nice meeting you both and having you here with us. So glad that you enjoyed your accommodations, the cuisine and local wine! We hope to have you back for a longer visit next time. All the best and thank you for staying at River Dance Lodge! Sincerely, Rachel ~ Lodge... More 

Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pretty. We stayed in a tent and really liked it. Bed was comfy, back deck was perfect for bird watching (hairy wood peckers and red breasted sapsuckers) and the claw foot tub (or the Cialis tub as the husband called it) was the perfect way to clean up after a day on the river. Only down side was the... More 

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

Dear Joanne, Thank you for your review! It was nice meeting you both and we're glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! Thanks for the tip on bird species; I'm sure that other bird watchers will find it helpful. Thank you for staying at River Dance Lodge! We hope to see you back again. Sincerely, Rachel ~ Lodge Manager More 

Danbury, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

River Dance Lodge was the highlight of our vacation. We stayed last week in the glamping tent and found it to be a great experience. Our tent neighbor was from our home state of New Hampshire! When we arrived home we realized we missed the babbling brook which put us to sleep each evening. The food was great, plentiful and... More 

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

Dear Jim and Beverly, Thank you for your kind review. We really enjoyed having you with us and talking with you both during your stay. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here and hope to have you with us again in the future. Please come again! Sincerely, Rachel ~ Lodge Manager More 

Chicago, IL
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cabin was just as depicted, very clean and perfectly sized for our family of four (kids aged 11 and 6). It was quite warm some evenings, but quickly cooled off once the sun set. Keep the windows/shades closed during the day, as advised, and the temperatures were fine. Activities were fun - river rafting/kayaking, hiking and we used Lochsa... More 

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

Dear Jennifer, Thank you so much for your review! We really enjoyed having you and your family with us and are so glad that your time here was fun and an adventure to remember. Thank you for coming to River Dance Lodge! We hope to see you all back again. Sincerely, Rachel ~ Lodge Manager More 

Pacific Northwest
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If peaceful, tranquil serenity is what you're after for your next vacation, you should consider River Dance Lodge. Located just inside the Selway-Bitterroot National Wildnerness area in the town of Syringia, Idaho, the River Dance lodge offers cozy cabins, amazing food, and guided adventures for the whole family. I was initially put-off by the close proximity to Highway 12 but... More 

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

Thank you for your detailed review! It was really nice having you and your family with us and we hope that we will see you back again! Thank you for staying at River Dance Lodge! Sincerely, Rachel ~ Lodge Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful trip to the River Dance Lodge in the beginning of August, which exceeded our expectations. We knew the location would be beautiful - and it was, and being a ROW operated lodge, we knew we would have great river activities - which we did, enjoying a great raft/kayak trip on the Clearwater. We were travelling with... More 

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

Dear Allison, We really enjoyed having you and your family and your friends here with us! It was nice to get to know you all a bit and hear about your fascinating life stories around the campfire. We are really happy to hear that you all enjoyed your time with us here in Syringa! We hope to see you all... More 

Post Falls, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

River Dance Lodge was a relaxing experience in the beautiful mountains surrounding the Clearwater River. It was so nice to go out an play in the woods or on the river and have a nice bed and great food waiting for us when we returned. It really took a lot of the thinking out of a "camping" trip, (think of... More 

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

Thank you for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and the beauty of the Clearwater River. Congratulations again on your Anniversary! We hope that you will choose to celebrate it again with us in the future. Thank you for staying at River Dance Lodge! Sincerely, Rachel ~ Lodge Manager More 

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