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Mackay Bar Outfitters & Guest Ranch
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you are looking for the best family reunion ever, look no further!

Mackay Bar Outfitters & Guest Ranch is incredible. The scenery, location, accommodations, gourmet food, and adventure of a life time are all here. Owners, Buck & Joni do everything to make your stay truly amazing and unforgettable. Our family voted Mackay Bar Outfitters & Gust Ranch the best vacation we have ever had. This is truly a very special place.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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6  Thank Sharon R
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

If I were able to give more "green dots" for this vacation I would...first time ever!! Buck and Joni (along with Dax and their staff) run Mackay Bar Outfitters and Guest Ranch and you will NOT have a better vacation than this..don't even think twice. We were not sure what to expect when we arrived at Vinegar Creek to catch the jet boat for an hour ride to Mackay Bar where we spent 4 days (we are a family of 14 ranging from 7 to 75). Buck was an incredible boat manager, ensuring safety and everyone's enjoyment. Every single person on our trip would do this again...and want to, in fact, our grandson is convinced he is going back to Mackay Bar in November for Steelheading. People that had never fished before enjoyed fishing. The river runners in our group really had high praise for Buck and his boat handling (and these are professional guides with high standards).
Joni ensured our stay was perfect. We were constantly busy with a variety of activities, all designed to meet the standards of 14 very different people. The food was amazing. The accommodations are great. Cabins have a double and twin bed downstairs and have 2 twins in the loft, making them perfect for families. There are three cabins and three rooms in a main lodge.
Every day we had the jet boat available to us from sun up to sun down...and Buck/Joni took us on a wide variety of adventures. Hiking, exploring historical sites, fishing, and just plain having fun.
I cannot overstress how hard the folks at Mackay Bar worked to ensure we had a great family get together. The young kids were really interested in horseback riding (as were several of us not so young kids). Buck got up very earlier to bring the horses down to the coral, ensuring they were there for riding in the early morning. The horses are beautiful and well cared for...plus they were VERY gentle with the kids (which ranged from a couple who had taken a number of lessons to two who had never been on horseback).
We have managed outdoor/park concessions, etc and have pretty high standards for nature/adventure operations...wow, Buck and Joni do such an excellent job, they are right on the top of our list of resort managers. You will not experience a higher level of personal attention or attention to detail. Also, Buck is extremely knowledgeable about fishing and hunting...and makes an excellent guide. Our grandson is still talking about how much he learned about fishing from Buck and he has had a number of fishing lessons.
When we first researched this vacation we knew it would be delightful, but did not expect the level of service, fun and great time Buck and Joni ensured that we had at Mackay Bar...don't hesitate, BOOK immediately, you too will LOVE it.

Room Tip: The cabins are great...but if you only have two people the rooms in the main lodge are good too. This is a perfect place for a group get together...where you can rent all the lodging. We did so with 14 people.
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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4  Thank qsmamo
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Reviewed May 8, 2014

Close friends were married here in early May 2014. It was just perfection. The owners and staff did everything within there power to make sure we (14 people) were happy and satisfied at all times. Buck and his family work so hard they seem to never stop moving.
The cabins are clean comfortable and secure. The grounds are very well kept. The food is fantastic. The runway is in good shape with plenty of room for parking. The resorts jets boats are in great condition and are expertly piloted.
We will recommend this to anyone almost for any occasion. A competent outfitter, and an excellent host.
Thank you !
Bear and Pam

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Bear L
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

The new owners of Mackay Bar are incredible. The food, service, and attention to detail is impeccable. The rooms are spotless and cozy, the grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The perfect ending to a river trip!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank MyrtleAlice
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