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Forest Rd 700, Lowman, ID 83637-7070
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Forest Rd 700, Lowman, ID 83637-7070
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TenderShin wrote a review Sep 2022
Hudson, Wisconsin9 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed in a yurt for one night after finished a backpacking trip. For us, the location was excellent. Our stay was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the warm spring-fed pool and the nearby Sacajawea Hot Springs. The staff was amazingly nice. They serve a limited menu with outdoor seating, but the food was outstanding! We had sandwich wraps, ice cream & milkshakes and a fantastic full breakfast before our departure. A little hidden Idaho gem. On the rustic side for sure, but relaxing and genuine. Would be nice for a long weekend of relaxing with family or friends... close to great hiking and hot springs! They also offer cabins and tent sites.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Yurt was spacious and clean
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clmorles wrote a review Jul 2022
Anaheim, California10 contributions5 helpful votes
If I could rate them a zero, I would. I have no problem paying a bit more (they are priced higher than other places) for a decent place to stay. They should be paying people to try and get them to stay in their cabins. Cabin two was so filthy, I had to clean the floor before I would even put the dog’s bed down. Shower is all rusty. They do not provide keys to the cabin; first they said they did, then they said the didn’t. One window had no screen, so we could not open it to get a cross breeze and it was so hot. The other window had two large cracks in it; if I had moved that window, the piece probably would have fallen out. They told us that lights are out from 10pm to 7am, which is fine, but assured us the water would remain on. That was a lie, or they just don’t know what they are talking about? Not sure since the kids running the place didn’t really seem to be in sink with what they were telling people. Very poor management. Thermal pool area cement was all cracked and uneven. I could see someone falling and really hurting themselves. Dirt road is fine; dirt road with pot holes is not. Very bumpy ride in and out. They could at least try to fill the holes. I will never recommend staying in the cabins to anyone!!! Worst experience ever. I could not wait for morning just so I could leave. Very sad because the place has great potential.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Bryson Fico wrote a review Aug 2021
Ellensburg, Washington31 contributions16 helpful votes
A fantastic and rustic getaway in the midst of the Sawtooth mountains. The accommodations are pleasant, and with great amenities including a geothermal pool. The Sawtooth lodge contributes to a genuine wilderness experience.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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bethelandi wrote a review Aug 2021
Boise, Idaho219 contributions100 helpful votes
This place was a wonderful surprise for a camper adventure. The road in is 5+ miles of mild washboard. We were pulling a camper and went about 15 mph and did fine. The "lodge" is not a traditional lodge with hotel rooms, but a small kitchen and check in office. There are multiple cabins and we looked at several. They are rustic and basic, but sufficient, each different, maybe bathroom or use of bath house. We stayed in the campground, of about 15 sites. About ten sites are "seasonal" campers, folks who parked their campers and return off and on throughout the summer. We had the campground and bathhouse to ourselves. We had 15 amp service, water, and sewer hook ups. The sites were gravel, mostly level, long enough that we could leave our tow vehicle attached. The milkshakes at the lodge are awesome. Evening menu appears to be one item, pizza offered the first night; potpies the second night. The pool is geothermal warm water, ever so comfortable. The Sacajawea hot springs were a ten minute walk down the road. Apparently August is the perfect month for mixing the river temperatures and hot springs and the water levels are just right for sitting on sand. Horseback riding is also available. There are multiple undeveloped campsites along the Forest Service road and at the end of the road. If wifi was available, we didn't find it. We were in a bubble with stunning Sawtooth Mountains , tall trees, birds, flowers, nature. It was great.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Paul C wrote a review Dec 2020
94 contributions12 helpful votes
If you've ever longed for a relaxing, rustic, retreat nestled in the forest among spectacular mountains with remote hot springs or a hot pool....this is it. Whether you choose to stay in a tent, RV, yurt, or one of their many cabins...you can't go wrong.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Jenny-Jetset wrote a review Aug 2020
Redmond, Washington758 contributions202 helpful votes
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If you like camping, backpacking and youth hosteling, then you will absolutely enjoy your experience at the Sawtooth Lodge. On entry, the narrow six-mile dirt road meanders along the river to the lodge. We call this dirt road washboard effect a mountain message. On arrival at the lodge, the grounds, parking area, campgrounds and cabins appeared well-kept. Stepping into the lodge, we received a warm welcome and noted the crew took serious safety precautions. Posted signs indicated to enter the lodge one at a time to avoid crowding. From reception to cook all staff members wore face coverings inside the lodge. We opted for a cabin with two queen beds in the meadow (cabin #9) with views off the porch to the mountain peaks beyond. Stunning views! The rooms are sparsely furnished with beds, table, sink, cabinets, and a separate bathroom for toilet/shower/sink. The room was exceptionally clean. Cabin #9 had sides A & B. As they were both occupied, we could clearly hear our neighbors talking and walking around. Bring earplugs, in case your neighbors are night owls and you're not. Soft linens were supplied for the comfy beds and fluffy pillows with soap and TP for the bathroom. NO towels are provided for kitchen or bath. No shampoo, soap, conditioner for the shower. A small stove with a supply of wood was available for cold nights. No WIFI. No cell service. There is an old-time landline phone at the lodge. A generator supplies electricity to the cabins until 10pm. Activities abound. We enjoyed horseback riding, hiking the woods, walking to the waterfall, swimming the geothermal pool (emptied and cleaned once a week on Tuesdays), stargazing at the nearby pass, and lounging in the hot springs by the rivers-edge. Happy kids were riding bikes throughout the site. We sampled quite a few tasty meals at the lodge's outdoor dining area, plus wine/beer, delicious shakes and ice cream. We had such a positive experience that we're already planning our next adventure to Sawtooth Lodge in 2021.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: Cabin #3 looked small and private
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Anne-Marie B wrote a review Jul 2020
New York City, New York7 contributions2 helpful votes
We loved the staff at the Sawtooth Lodge; the location is breathtaking. You can walk to natural hot springs in the river, which is really fun. Our cabin was rustic and cute. The 6 mile drive from the main road to access the lodge was very bumpy...be prepared. Our only remark: our cabin could have used a deep scrub :)
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Kate O wrote a review Jul 2020
Sedona, Arizona315 contributions94 helpful votes
We stayed in Cabin 5 for one night and I wish it'd been longer! This place is SUPER remote. Our cabin was just a bed and fireplace, but we were right by the hot spring pool which had a flushing toilet, running water, and shower. There was also a water spout not too far away that we could refill our water bottles with. The scenery is lovely and the staff was super nice. We stayed in July but had to make a fire for the night, but we had to get up every few hours to reload the stove because it got chilly and the cabin had parts of the chinking missing, so we got a cool breeze all night. We also had some noisy neighbors that were up very late chatting just behind us. I wish we could have stayed for a couple of nights...it's really nice to get out without a cell signal or wifi and just relax and explore
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Alex wrote a review Jun 2020
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I have really enjoyed the lodge and their hospitality. It is a unique experience by itself. The place is situated in the picturesque location - one can only dream of visiting. I guess, if you do not like nature and rustic experience then it’s not for you, but I have enjoyed it very much. Their thermal pool deserves separate mentioning. The water comes right from the hot spring (I have walked there). It felt so good at the end of the day! Have to say a couple of good words about people working there - they are all great and I have felt welcome there. Separate “thank you” goes to Jesse. I certainly hope to come back to this place again!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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LeeH10000 wrote a review Oct 2019
10 contributions4 helpful votes
You get what you sign up for, and that's just fine. We had a great experience, even though it snowed an inch the first night, and it go down to 10 degrees F. Our water froze (we did have a sink, toilet and shower), but it go cold. We are not, and we did not complain. This lodge and this experience is not for everyone. We wanted to take our dog with us and rough it, and go hiking in the wildness. (The Wilderness is about a 30-minute walk from the cabins, and the trails are great.) The staff was excellent, we had plenty of wood, and the food at the lodge was great. The lodge had limited hours since it was October. We were the only guests our first two nights. Not for everyone, but it was, for us. Think of it like this: you're camping, only with a roof over your head and some indoor plumbing. We camp-cooked in our cabin. It was our cup of tea, but it would not be for the majority of others.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: Email Sawtooth. Replies quickly. Website pictures of cabins are out of date.
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SAWTOOTH LODGE - Updated 2022 Hotel Reviews (Lowman, Idaho)

Frequently Asked Questions about Sawtooth Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Sawtooth Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Sawtooth Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Sawtooth Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sawtooth Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Sawtooth Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.