We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
River Dance Lodge
Nearby Hotels
Clearwater 12 Motel(Kamiah)(Great Value!)
$73
Expedia.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Gateway Inn(Grangeville)
$77
Expedia.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
$130
BestWestern.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
TripAdvisor
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
TripAdvisor
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
TripAdvisor
View Deal
Reviews (176)
Filter reviews
176 results
Traveler rating
141
23
5
5
2
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
141
23
5
5
2
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsriver dancekayak tripclawfoot tubgained poundswood stoveamazing dessertsall inclusive packagelarge cabinfly fishinghuckleberry piehorseback ridingprivate decka great vacationget away from it allenjoyed the hot tubwhite water rafting tripfamily vacation
Filter
Updating list...
93 - 98 of 176 reviews
Reviewed June 18, 2014

River Dance Lodge offers along with their suite of log cabins, several canvas cabins and three flat, grassy, open "single" camp sites and a "group" site with several mature shade trees on their property. Camping cost was $9 per person and includes use of showers. We used the group site for our two tents, and hung a hammock between the trees. The location is away from the river, but pleasing, and the showers behind the cafe were clean and well stocked with soap, which I had forgotten to bring. I was able to purchase a nice bottle of wine at the cafe for the dinner we prepared on the picnic table at our camp site. However, we ate a delicious breakfast at the lodge cafe before getting back on the road the next morning.

Room Tip: The "group" campsite is the lowest of the four camping sites, which are adjacent to one another. We were the only campers present, so noise from neighbors--a potential minor issue--was not a problem.
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank COCyclist
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ROWadventure, Manager at River Dance Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2014

Thank you for this lovely review! We are glad that you had a great experience at River Dance Lodge and hope that you stop by again. Safe Travels!

Rachel Householder
Lodge Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 10, 2014

May 31st 2014 was our second year in a row staying at River Dance Lodge and next year will be our third guaranteed. The Cabins are very very nice and like new in condition. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The manager Rachel is always working and taking care of business. Our guide Josh ran the Smith crew on a Sunday at 15,500 CFS on Lochsa and it took all we had to make it down the falls without any wreckage. Josh was very professional and took his job as a guide very seriously. Lunch on the trip was very good as well and was made fresh right there in front of you on a private island along the river. YOU CANT BEAT the value of a weekend on the river and a place as nice as River Dance Lodge. Big thumbs up from the Smith Family.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Cody S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ROWadventure, Manager at River Dance Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2014

Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you came and especially, that you had a great time here. It was our pleasure to have you all as our guests! We hope to have you with us again!
Sincerely,
Rachel & the staff at River Dance Lodge

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 27, 2014

I stayed at the "Naturalist's Cabin" at the top of the hill. Love the layout, where I would walk down the hill to the main lodge to get breakfast, or spend a little time online and socialize. I then walked up the short hill to the private and cozy setting of the cabin. Hot tub on the deck was a nice surprise and took the chill off after kayaking the Lochsa section twice that day. My weekend was early season, with drizzly and cold winter (although it was 80 degrees the day after I left) and the River Dance Lodge was the way to go. Great food!

This setting is special and the Lochsa river is the draw. However, even if you choose not to raft or kayak, the surroundings are stunning. Nice touch for the proprietors to provide a guide to great nearby hikes.

I'll be back with my wife every year.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled solo
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Thank perkint
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ROWadventure, Manager at River Dance Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2014

We're so glad that you came to visit! Thank you for this lovely review; we look forward to having you and your wife stay with us in the future!
All the best,
Rachel & the staff at River Dance Lodge

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 24, 2014

This will be my 23rd year rafting the mighty Locsha River with ROW and the River Dance Lodge. For whitewater enthusiasts I would put the Locsha up against any 1 day trip in the country. 30 named rapids some strong 4s in a one day float. I have brought between 20 and 90 business clients down each trip over the years and had nothing but excellent times. The reason it is so epic is due to the staff of ROW Adventures. Amazing individuals that are concerned about every detail. Extremely safety conscious and accommodating. In addition they are some of the nicest, most genuine people you will ever meet. That extends to their inn keeping skills at the beautiful River Dance Lodge. In my opinion the best lodging on either the Locsha or Clearwater Rivers. Top drawer log cabins with fireplaces and hot tubs. Or try the Glamping tents a unique setting. You don't have to raft to enjoy River Dance. The spot makes an excellent base for exploring the awesome country. Very good Cutthroat fishing and natural hotsprings. I could go on but ROW can do a better job lining you out. Bottom line if you're looking for an adventure you can't go wrong with ROW and River Dance.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Rod B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ROWadventure, Manager at River Dance Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2014

Thank you for such a great review! It is always our pleasure to have you with us.
All the best and we look forward to seeing you on your 24th year next time!
Sincerely,
Rachel & the staff at River Dance Lodge

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 21, 2014

We stayed at the multi bedroom cabin when we took the white water rafting trip down the Lochsa river. The cabins are beautiful. It included a kitchen, living area, porch and hot tub. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. The rafting is top rate. The guides are professional, interesting and skilled. The river gave me the biggest adrenaline rush with all the rapids and waves. We rafted this river in 2012 and typically don't repeat trips, but we had to come back with our nephew. The rafting trip includes a delicious lunch and the staff is very accomodating to dietary requests. I highly recommend this lodge and rafting trip.

Room Tip: They all all good cabins.
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Martha G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ROWadventure, Manager at River Dance Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2014

Dear Martha,
Thank you for writing this review! It was our pleasure to have you and your husband and nephew with us and we are so glad that you had a great time!
All the best and we hope to see you again in the future!
Sincerely,
Rachel and the staff at River Dance Lodge

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
View more reviews