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River Dance Lodge

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7743 Highway 12, Syringa, Kooskia, ID 83539
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River Dance Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cincinnati, Ohio
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came with a complex group of 10 - including 2 sets grandparents, young adult with mobility impairment, 8 yr old city girls and parents wanting the complete idaho experience. Staff was wonderful and accommodating. A sturdy but temporary ramp was built before our arrival for an easy cabin entrance. (There are 2 steps into cafe) Activity staff knowledgeable and... More 

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

Dear Sharon, Thank you for bringing your family for a reunion to wild and scenic Idaho! We really enjoyed having you all with us and are happy that your time at River Dance Lodge was enjoyable for everyone in your group. All the best and we hope to see you back again! Sincerely, Rachel ~ Lodge Manager More 

Fountain Hills, Arizona
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing place! Mountainous forest with one beautiful river after another. The River Dance Lodge accommodations were great. The staff treated us like we were long-time friends, working very hard to make sure our stay was perfect. Kids had a great time rafting the Lochsa with ROW Adventures, and the Lodge staff provided some private fly fishing lessons as... More 

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

Thank you for writing this great review about your stay at River Dance Lodge! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and all that our area offers. We really enjoyed having you here as our guest and are pleased that you enjoyed the hospitality. Please come again! Sincerely, Rachel ~ Lodge Manager More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My spouse & I spent 3 nights in late June at the River Dance Lodge. I chickened out of white water rafting on the Lochsa because I can't swim. The staff was very accommodating and planned other activities for us. We chose to "glamp". The tents were decent sized and the beds were comfortable. Unfortunately for us we were there... More 

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

Thank you for this really nice review of your stay at River Dance Lodge! All of us really enjoyed having you here with us and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. All the best and we hope to have you with us again! Sincerely, Rachel ~ Lodge Manager More 

Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glamping tents, cabins that look pretty spectacular, and camping spaces. This place is a gem. In the middle of nowhere...in the best possible way. Private showers for the camping crowd. And touches here and there of a staff that cares. Pros: the digs. are awesome. the staff. so friendly. so kind. clear they try super duper hard. Cons: we went... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are so happy you appreciated and enjoyed the accommodations with us. I'm very sorry about the confusion around the activities. Because it was July 4th and we try to give some of our staff the day off, we did not have as many guides available as we normally would. As you observe, if you... More 

Kingston, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We took the Lochsa one day whitewater raft trip. It was amazing!! Our guide, Sam was not only knowledgeable with his skills, but he was so informative on the history in the area. He was a lot of fun and made the experience so worth while. Our accommodations were so beautiful and clean. All the staff was friendly and helpful... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this great review! We are so glad that you had such a great time on the Lochsa with ROW and that your experience at the Lodge was such a good one. We really enjoyed having you with us and hope to see you back again soon! Sincerely, Rachel ~ Lodge Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We stayed two nights at River Dance Lodge while in the area for a wedding. We very much enjoyed the cabins; everything was clean, cozy, and comfortable. The hot tubs included with every cabin was a definite plus. The staff there was wonderful, and the location absolutely cannot be beat if you're looking to get away from it all and... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review! We are happy that the weekend was a great time and getaway for everyone in your group and that you enjoyed your stay here. Thank you as well for the feedback on breakfasts. While we also provide a couple of meat options on our buffets in addition to those listed, it helps to hear... More 

Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

River Dance Lodge is smack dab in the middle of Idaho wonderfulness. In this emerald valley, rivers run cold and fat salmon make impossible leaps to ancient spawning grounds. It’s a place young men and women gravitate to from across the nation just to wait tables or sit at the back of raft and shout, “Forward! Stop!” to greenhorns like... More 

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

Dear Linda, Thank you for giving us a glimpse into your experience at the Lodge and on the Lochsa. We so appreciate this beautiful write-up! It was a delight to have you and your husband here as our guests and each of us enjoyed visiting with you both during your stay. We hope to have you back with us again... More 

Bountiful, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The scenery is beyond belief -- so remote and unpopulated. We glamped in the beautiful and comfortable tents. The beds were heavenly. The composting toilet was incredibly clean. The clawfoot tub on the back deck was pure heaven under the stars with the sound of the creek in the background. It's well worth the trek to get there and the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this glowing review! We are happy that your experience at River Dance Lodge was so positive and refreshing! Thank you for being our guest - we enjoyed having you with us and hope to see you back again soon! Sincerely, Rachel ~ Lodge Manager More 

Stateline, Nevada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We can't say enough about the hospitality that River Dance Lodge afforded us while we were there! It was our first time in Idaho and it won't be our last! From the moment we arrived Rachel and her whole family made us feel so welcome! The location alongside the Middle Fork Clearwater River is peaceful and serene. We did the... More 

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

Dear Jeff, We're happy to hear that you had such a great time here in Syringa. Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review. We really enjoyed having you with us and hope to see you back again. Sincerely, Rachel ~ Lodge Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

I can't say enough good things about the River Dance Lodge. First and foremost the staff was INCREDIBLE. Rachel, Jin and Greg take obvious pride in the food and facilities and really gave us personalized attention. We also rafted with Row Adventures for 2 days and the guides are some of the best that we've ever had. Chris, Brian, Sam... More 

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

Dear Kate, Thank you for this wonderful review! It was really nice meeting you and your husband and friends. It was a treat to have you as our guests! I'm glad that you had such a great time here. We look forward to seeing you back again in the future. Sincerely, Rachel ~ Lodge Manager More 

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