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The Lodge at Palisades Creek

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3720 Highway 26, Irwin, ID 83428
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#2 of 6 in Irwin
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The Lodge at Palisades Creek is the 2014 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge of the Year. Located on the banks of the South Fork of the Snake River in Irwin, Idaho. We can accommodate up to 24 people with world class dining, lodging and fishing. Open from May 1 to Dec 1. We offer guided fly fishing trips by drift boat with Orvis products.
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Arippleeffect wrote a review Aug 2021
San Diego, California50 contributions46 helpful votes
After being cooped up for over a year because of the pandemic, finding The Lodge at Palisades Creek was a profound joy. We have long wanted to try fly fishing. We started our fishing expedition in Montana, then moved on to Wyoming before finding The Lodge at Palisades Creek. The Lodge was by far our favorite. This amazing hide away is exceptional in every way. From our first phone interaction we could tell that the Lodge was special. There is a can do spirit that runs through the place. The staff were outstanding and go above and beyond to make their guests feel pampered. Our dog traveled with us and the staff were so sweet to watch after her while we fished. The cabins are lovely and provide a peaceful landing after a full day of fishing. The cabins are spaced to provide privacy for the guests. Each cabin has a porch with a couple of chairs so that you can sit and listen to running water and watch wildlife and the beautiful scenery. The lodge is all inclusive. Each day starts with an outstanding breakfast, lunch is with your fishing guide on the water, and the dinners are spectacular. Kudos to the chef. The property is absolutely gorgeous and provides the perfect ambience for couples and friends. The property also features “the Liar’s Den” which provides a pool table, bar and board games. It’s a beautiful space. We were guests for a few days in May. It was wonderful and I am looking to book another stay hopefully this month or in September. We came in May as a couple but we want to bring friends for our next stay. I’ve told several friends about this place. I can’t recommend it enough. I mentioned to the general manager, Justin, that The Lodge had the feel of a high end safari. The service was impeccable . We had two different guides, both were outstanding. Everyone raved about their guides. The fishing was superb.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Grumpy6513 wrote a review Aug 2021
Yuma, Arizona259 contributions67 helpful votes
I highly recommend!! I don't even know where to start, awesome place to stay, top notch in everything, beautiful scenery, from appetizers, beverages and food, it's all delicious, a million thanks to the entire staff, thank you! and our fishing guide, Josh, thank you ! and thank you for everything Justin!!! You have us hooked, lol, we will return!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from The Lodge at Palisades Creek, Guest Services / Front Office at The Lodge at Palisades Creek
Responded Aug 4, 2021
Best review EVER!!!!! Thank you so much for visiting! We will be here waiting for you to return.
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Richard B wrote a review Jul 2021
Jackson Hole, Wyoming2 contributions
Gave these guys an email asking about available date for a one day drift on the South Fork any day 2 weeks out (no lodging required). I did receive an immediate “auto reply” email stating they would get back to me shortly. Heard nothing more - so 8 days after my email I called them. I explained my previous request, and said I was surprised I had heard nothing further, and that now we were within a day of the week I had the flexibility to go on any day. The young lady made no apology, or even an excuse. Just took a quick look at the calendar and said at that point they were booked all week. Maybe they were completely booked that far out even for a day drift, but it should have been pretty simple, and really no more than common courtesy to respond, and/or expressed some apology when I followed up with them by phone after waiting more than a week for a reply.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from The Lodge at Palisades Creek, Guest Services / Front Office at The Lodge at Palisades Creek
Responded Jul 16, 2021
Dear friend, we sincerely apologize for not getting back to you in a timely manor. These are unprecedented times in our industry and we are seeing record amounts of interest by phone, email and website inquiry. We missed our opportunity to respond and find a date that might work for you. At this point, July 17th, we are fully booked into the last week of September. All the outfitters in our area are experiencing the same volume of calls. Please call out office at 208 483 2222 when you are next in our area. We would like to share with you this special place, and a phone call would require an immediate response on our behalf. Justin,GM.
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Islandgirl53 wrote a review Jun 2021
Santa Clarita, CA317 contributions52 helpful votes
What an amazing experience we had at The Lodge at Palisades Creek! From the time we arrived we felt welcomed and at home. You don't meet a stranger at the Lodge. Staff is the best, they are friendly, helpful and efficient. The food was delicious, whether it was breakfast, lunch or dinner. Drinks are included from beer, wine, scotch, you name it, they've got it! The fishing was great - we had the best guide, Scott. He made sure that we caught fish, taking us to all of the right places. Scott was helpful and patient and when my hubby caught his big cutthroat, Scott was just as excited as my husband! Our cabin was cozy and clean. A welcoming bottle of wine and snacks are provided upon arrival. Bed was comfortable, we had plenty of room. This was a trip to remember and we will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Meet wrote a review Oct 2020
44 contributions11 helpful votes
Before taking the kids out fly fishing for the first time we took them to The Lodge fly shop. The employee took time out of his day to take them to their pond in back of the shop and teach them how to cast. Both hooked monster fish at the lodge pond and I’m sure they will never forget the experience
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Wendy A wrote a review Sep 2020
Boulder, Colorado6 contributions
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First time at the Lodge at Palisades Creek, it for sure won’t be our last! We had set out with more people than came COVID put a bit of a damper on that but the lodge was very COVID ready an prepared that gave the rest of us peace of mind. From Shayde at the flyshop to Charles and team at the restaurant/ bar these folks took great care of us! I had a blown out tire on our truck on our drive in from Colorado shayde called the tire shop and helped us arrange in Idaho falls new tires and we didn’t miss a skip of fishing! Fishing- it was fantastic you won’t be disappointed on your days on the river! Even an ok day of fishing maybe 15 fish... you still come back to your cabin smiling. The guides tend to drive you back to your cabins and help you unload whatever you happens to take. Justin the GM checked in on us every night just to make sure we had a good day. The entire staff is so pleasant and personable. We had some food allergies and the chef and team jumped into action to make sure they had it covered. The first night we were spoiled with delicious scallops and kept getting better from their. Lunches on the river were very good especially salad days! And breakfast was made to order on whatever you desired. I honestly couldn’t find a flaw! Till next year! Sincerely Wendy A
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled
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DaisyDot24 wrote a review Jul 2020
Atlanta, Georgia1076 contributions586 helpful votes
We used the Lodge at Palisades to book a fishing outing, the booking was easy and the email with directions was clear. We arrived first thing in the morning at the fly shop, met our guide and were off for the day. I don't think there could be a more perfect day. The weather was gorgeous, the boat was perfectly situated, and the fish were biting like crazy. Chase was our guide and he went above and beyond to help us learn and have a great day on the water. My 11 year old (and myself) had quite a few tangles and snags, and he never frustrated with us. Answered every possible question the kid asked. Lunch was very good, we stopped for a lunch break in beautiful surroundings with bald eagles flying overhead. We were so sad when the day was over, looking forward to booking again in the future and make sure you request Chase when booking your fishing guides!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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PattersonInnStaff wrote a review Sep 2018
Bear Paw Inn4 contributions4 helpful votes
We spent a glorious several days at the Lodge at Palisades Creek over the 4th of July this year- our accommodations were new and perfect for a family. . . a common living room and deck overlooking some spectacular scenery. No wonder it was Orvis Lodge of the Year in 2014 - Justin, the GM leads a team of hospitality professionals that look after each detail. We felt very much spoiled by each and every one of them ! Only to be outdone by our guide, Tanner, who knew exactly where the fish were :) Three of us were new to fly-fishing and now feel like seasoned fishermen/women. He does such a great job, we'll request him again on our next visit. Thanks all for a great visit, we'll be back. The Guthries
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Room Tip: Individual cabins are a good option as well.
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Response from Justin H, General Manager at The Lodge at Palisades Creek
Responded Feb 12, 2019
Thank you so much! We enjoyed hosting you.
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Gary B wrote a review Aug 2018
2 contributions1 helpful vote
They made it happen ,they take care of every little minor detail that you need. The lodge does not miss a beat on service , attitude and hospitality. Great Guides great chefs great dinners. The wife and sons love this place . gary b
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Justin H, General Manager at The Lodge at Palisades Creek
Responded Feb 12, 2019
We love taking care of you, your family and friends.
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Christofer wrote a review Aug 2018
7 contributions3 helpful votes
After my wife Kelli suggested we find a new lodge to fly fish we researched many and focused on The Lodge at Palisades Creek. My initial contact was with Shade and Tim in the fly shop. Both were helpful, very friendly and answered all our questions so I made our reservation and we were looking forward to our new adventure. When we arrived we found the lodge and the grounds picturesque and as we walked up the stairs to the fly shop we were greeted by a very friendly and beautiful dog named, Ashley. Soon after we were checked into cabin “Palisades” and we were offered a much needed cocktail. Our cabin was rustic, cozy and decorated just like a cabin should be. We sat on our front porch with a view of a hammock and just beyond the Snake River and enjoyed our drinks. The Lodge had a full house that evening. Upon are arrival we were immediately offered another cocktail of our choice and once served; we mingled with the other guests and found them to be inviting, friendly and warm. We found interactions with the other guests a wonderful addition to our stay. As with every night, the menu offered appetizers, salads and we had a choice of three main courses including an excellent wine list. Another nice touch: on the menu all the guest’s names were listed helping guests a reference to remember names. Our conversations and interactions was a major highlight of our trip. The dinner was excellent as well as the wine. My steak was cooked perfectly and thus far, we were enjoying ourselves on every level. Not only was my steak cooked perfectly we must say that the servers were excellent; warm, friendly and responsive to all our needs. With every request, we received genuine smiles and warmth. Because of the excellent service we felt that was one of the reasons why the dining room was full of laughter. After saying our goodnights and thanks to all friends we returned to our cabin and sat on the front porch. We listened to the relaxing sound of the Snake River just outside our door. As we sipped a glass of the complementary red wine in our room we thought what a perfect day and a perfect choice we made selecting The Lodge at Palisades Creek. We slept well even with anticipation of catching many big trout on the famous Snake River. We got up the next morning, dressed and made our way to the dining room for breakfast. As the other guests entered the dining room for breakfast we were greeted like old friends and we were happy to see all. We ordered and consumed our excellent breakfasts and before we knew it we were off to the fly shop to meet our guide. Our guide was a tall thin young man named Chase. He was very personable and possessed a warm personality including a great smile. Once we arrived at the boat launch we were amazed at the vastness and beauty of the Snake. Kelli took the front boat position and I took the rear…we were off…we caught lots of fish and we were having an excellent time! Our lunch was exceptional: the albacore tuna that was cooked perfectly that included a great salad and all the fixings including a cookie. Over the three days of fishing with Chase, we found him uniquely qualified as a guide and an exceptional individual. Chase was easy going, patient and provided wonderful directions to help catch and land big fish. When we return to the Lodge for another adventure we will definitely request Chase again! After returning each night to the lodge for drinks and dinner everyone described their fishing experience and one of our new friends, Steve Leder, caught the largest rainbow trout of the day, about 21-inches…what a beautiful fish! Unfortunately, our final day of fishing had arrived. Chase suggested we fish the Canyon run. It sounded great and we were ready. Once arrived, we noticed the amazing rock configurations; appearing as if lava flows and other volcanic activity had played a hand in creating this beautiful and unique landscape. It was a great day. Kelli caught many rainbow and a big brown trout. What a fantastic day to end our trip. We had another fantastic day of fishing. After freshening up we made our way to the dining room and as always received a warm welcome but this time from the manager of the lodge, Justin. He greeted us with a big smile and made us both a well-deserved cocktail. While building our drinks Justin inquired about our stay, asked about the staff and how our stay was going. We were impressed with Justin and realized immediately that the Lodge’s staff seemed to mirror his gracious personality. When Justin asked about the fishing we were happy to express our pleasure with the fishing and our guide, Chase. The next day was another beautiful morning at the Lodge on the Snake River. We both slept well in our cabin but before making our way to the dining room for our finial breakfast we sat on our front porch and recollected our fishing adventure. What a beautiful experience it was. Checking out was sort of sad because we saw the guides pulling out for another fly fishing adventure with many guests. We had an excellent time and we look forward to returning someday soon. If you’re looking for an extraordinary fly fishing experience we highly recommend The Lodge at Palisades Creek: great fishing, fabulous service and staff, accommodations, food and wine. You won’t be disappointed.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Response from Justin H, General Manager at The Lodge at Palisades Creek
Responded Feb 12, 2019
We appreciate you and look forward to seeing you again. Chase is ready for another busy season. Thank you.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lodge at Palisades Creek
Which popular attractions are close to The Lodge at Palisades Creek?
Nearby attractions include Swan Valley Tours (2.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lodge at Palisades Creek?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Lodge at Palisades Creek?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lodge at Palisades Creek?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.