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River Dance Lodge

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were traveling from Montana to Idaho in our RV and friends recommended that we take Highway 12 along the beautiful Lochsa River valley through the Clearwater Forest. We arranged to stay at River Dance Lodge, parked in a lovely campsite, well away from the road, in a spot surrounded by blackberry brambles! But we didn't need to cook for... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are glad you have taken this scenic road and decided to stay with us. Nice to hear that you have liked our campsite and really enjoyed the food. Looking forward to having you in the near future again. Warm Regards Ela Sezer River Dance Lodge Manager More 

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were there in the off-season which may have influenced our experience. Interiors were clean, although in a superficial way. Cabin exteriors are not well maintained: examples are dirty windows and decks needing re-staining. There was minimal housekeeping and manager availability, although when available, the personnel (Ela) was very accommodating. Note that the activities of of hiking, biking, swimming, fishing,... More 

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

Dear Rodger, Thank you very much for taking to time to do this review. We appreciate all the comments as there is always room for improvement. I am sorry to hear that we haven't met all your expectations and will certainly take into account of your comments for future. Having said that I am surprised to hear that you felt... More 

Nampa, Idaho
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed one night at the Lodge and had great time. Our cabin was clean and so comfortable. Each cabin has it's own hot tub with a view and it was just so relaxing. Be prepared to go off the grid as there is no TV, Internet or phone service here, but thats part of "getting away from it all."... More 

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

Hi Mary, Nice to hear that you have enjoyed your stay here and more importantly appreciate the relaxing environment the Lodge provides. Thank you very much for your kind review. Hoping to see you soon again! Warm Regards Ela Sezer River Dance Lodge Manager More 

Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped twice - once going East and once going home. Ela, the manager, was wonderfully hospitable. The setting is beautiful. We stopped for coffee and pie. Of course, fresh huckleberry season is the best. We didn't stay at the lodge but it looked really nice.

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

Thank you very much for stopping by and taking the time to write this kind review. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed the coffee and the pie. Hope you can get a chance to try something else off the menu another time you visit. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Warm Regards Ela Sezer River Dance Lodge... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at the River Dance Lodge and were delighted to find a diverse menu with an international flavor. Instead of the usual meat and potatoes, they offer Indian, Middle Eastern, and other dishes. A good selection of beer and wine is also available. I have to make special mention of the huckleberry pie, which was simply fabulous.

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

Thank you very much for your kind review. Nice to hear that we were able to pleasantly surprise you with the diversity of our menu and you have enjoyed your experience. Looking forward to having you back in the near future. Warm Regards Ela Sezer River Dance Lodge Manager More 

Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent 2 days at this wonderfully peaceful lodge along the Clearwater river. We tried glamping for the first time which involves canvas tents on wooden platforms. Sound of the nearby creek made it incredibly relaxing. Great staff and very good food. Our river guide/waitress, Rose, was a delight. Recommend this ROW owned lodge highly.

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

Dear Ron, Thank you very much for your kind review. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed your experience in our Glamping Tents as well as your trip and the food at the Syringa Cafe. It was a pleasure to have you and and your lovely wife here. Looking forward to welcoming you again in the near future.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We purchased the all inclusive family package for 4 nights and we fell in love with River Dance Lodge. We stayed in the small cabin that was just perfect and we enjoyed the private hot tub on the porch. We enjoyed floating, fly fishing and floating again! Ela also put us in contact with a company to book a trail... More 

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

Dear Sarah, It was lovely to have you and your family here. Such a nice family! Thank you so much for your kind review and support. We are so happy to hear that you really enjoyed your experience here. Looking forward to welcome you for your next family vacation. Warm Regards Ela Sezer River Dance Lodge Manager More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Spent 3 nights here with a group of 8 men. We spend a long weekend on a trip every year. We have been a lot of unique places over the years and River Dance Lodge was among our best trips. Excellent place for a group to stay together in a comfortable log cabin. Friendly staff, good food, great settings. We... More 

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

So pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we were able to make your trip a memorable one. Thank you very much for your recommendation and kind review. Looking forward to having you here again in the near future. Warm Regards Ela Sezer River Dance Lodge Manager More 

San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

We were on our way from Havre, Montana to Boise and were tired after driving about 80 miles into what the road sign warned was a curving road "next 99 miles". We pulled into the River Dance Lodge without a reservation, just looking for a place where we could get a good night's rest and have dinner without having to... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are glad that you have decided to stay with us and happy to hear you have enjoyed your lodging and dining experience. Looking forward to having you back in the near future for a planned holiday:) Warm Regards Ela Sezer River Dance Lodge Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

We lodged at Riverdance for 5 nights in late July 2016 and were very pleased with the experience. We vacationed with family from around the country, and looked for some relaxation, and some fun. Ela was a very gracious host, and the entire staff (Rose, Liz, Elaine, Galyn) were very knowledgeable about the area, it's amenities, and were also great... More 

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

Dear Laura, It was lovely to have you and your family here. We are so glad that you have enjoyed your time and found exactly what you were looking for with a little surprise with our culinary skills. Thank you so very much for this kind review. It sure is much appreciated and great encouragement for the entire team. Looking... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the banks of the Clearwater River, the River Dance Lodge is Idaho's adventure hotel and resort. Enjoy rustic luxury and take advantage of guided fly-fishing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, horseback tours and hiking adventures. Each log cabin has a private hot tub and is decorated with creative and tasteful furnishings and local artwork. Mediterranean cuisine is available at an onsite restaurant, the Syringa Cafe. ... more   less 

Additional Information about River Dance Lodge

Address: 7743 Highway 12, Syringa, Kooskia, ID 83539-5018
Location: United States > Idaho > Kooskia
Price Range: $149 - $329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
River Dance Hotel Kooskia
River Dance Lodge Idaho/Kooskia
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