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River Dance Lodge

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7743 Highway 12, Syringa, Kooskia, ID 83539
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The room was comfortable. The hot tub was great! The food was amazing. The staff was friendly. However, I felt there was insufficient information about the activities, when and where and what was required to do them. On a three day trip, two days of activities were included, but many were not available due to weather, low river, or wrong... More 

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

Hello Leslie, Thank you for your review! We're sorry you weren't able to do some of the activities you may have wanted. Indeed we are subject to the whims of nature including low water at times. We will make a point of reviewing our materials to make sure that people have a complete idea of what to expect. Your feedback... More 

Snake River Plain
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43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Our trip was supposed to be a fall fly-fishing trip, but the water levels and water temperatures of the Rivers Clearwater, Lochsa, and Selway combined for much disappointment. On the other hand, our accommodations at RDL were most pleasant. We spent three nights on a comfortable bed, in a cozy cabin, with a grand view of the Clearwater River, even... More 

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

Thank you for your review! We appreciate your taking the time to share the details of your stay with other travelers. I'm sorry that you experienced a time when water levels were low; it has been a rare year for this all around. Thank you for the feedback as well on what would make a cabin stay more enjoyable and... More 

Kingsville, Canada
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202 reviews
93 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Individual log cabins with big front porches and individual outdoor hot tubs beside the Lochsa river close to the start of the Lolo Pass. 2-bedroom cabins fully equipped small kitchen/make ready makes for a very relaxing stay. Food in the lodge's restaurant is exceptional and the bar has some nice local craft beers. A great place to stay if on... More 

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

Dear Charlie, Thank you for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed your accommodations and your dining experience at the Syringa Cafe. Small correction: we are located next to the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River and the Lochsa River is just 7 miles away. We agree - this is the perfect situation for a stop on a cycling... More 

Houston, Texas
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76 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Overall we liked our first glamping experience. October was a bit cold but we knew that going it. The tub is heated with gas so be prepared to wait over two hours for a warm bath. No toilet attached to individual tents- there was a composting toilet close by. The bed was awesome- my kind of camping:). The wood stove... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay even though it was such a brief stop! We hope to see you back for a longer visit in the future. Thank you for staying at River Dance Lodge! Sincerely, Rachel ~ Lodge Manager More 

Pullman, Washington
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30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

About half way between Lewiston, Idaho and Lolo Pass into Montana on U.S. Highway 12 is the River Dance Lodge. It can be a go to destination or a convenient place to stop and have a meal. The lunch menu is very good and there is dinner with a special every night. This place is seasonal and will close for... More 

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

Dear Carol, Thank you for your review and sharing information from your experiences with other travelers. I am glad that you enjoyed the cuisine here at the café and the accommodations. I'm sorry to hear that you felt our customer service fell short of exceptional. I value the feedback as we are always looking for ways to improve and this... More 

Stevenson Ranch, California, United States
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37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

It's right by the Lochsa river. Unassuming. Clean cabins, and some tents that are MUCH more comfortable, homey than one could imagine. Not too many restaurants around so we had dinner. It was Monday, thus lasagna was the dish. Absolutely wonderful. Don't know about the other days, but try to hit the River Dance when lasagna is on. A couple... More 

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

Dear Patrick, Thank you for your review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay in the glamping tents, the meals and local wines. We hope to have you with us again soon! Thank you for staying at River Dance Lodge. Sincerely, Rachel ~ Lodge Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

My family and I had the best week ever at the River Dance Lodge! We traveled all the way from North Carolina and it was well worth the 4 hour flight and 2 hour drive. My 2 sons (ages 9 and 12), my husband and I spent our days floating, kayaking and fishing down the Clearwater River that runs right... More 

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

Dear Penelope, Thank you for taking the time to write this detailed review. We are so glad that you and your family had such a memorable vacation here! We enjoyed having your family with us so much and hope that we will see you back again in the future! Thank you for vacationing at River Dance Lodge! Sincerely, Rachel ~... More 

Minnesota
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27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

My wife and I stayed 3 days 4 nights at River Dance Lodge for our honeymoon. We were there during the wildfires which was about the only let down we experienced. Our Woodsmen cabin was clean, orderly, and we even got free chocolates and champagne. The location was right across the road from the Clearwater River and the mountains. The... More 

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

Dear Brian and Laurie, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay here and that the experience exceeded your expectations, in spite of the wildfire challenges! We appreciate your coming all the way from Minnesota and are glad that you enjoyed your honeymoon at River Dance Lodge! We look forward to having you back with... More 

Orange, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We recently went to The River Dance Lodge. Unfortunately, when we got there fire was about 5 miles away. The staff was amazing and tried to keep all of us pre occupied with activities so we wouldn't worry about the fires. We tried to go hiking but all the trails were closed so we had to come back. We did... More 

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

Dear Debbie, Thank you for your review and for bearing with us during the wildfires! We are glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay in spite of the challenges it presented. The fires have cleared and air is once again fresh and our little part of the world is safe and back to normal now! We really enjoyed... More 

Pullman
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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 

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