Redfish Lake Lodge is located on scenic Redfish Lake, about 7 miles south of Stanly, ID. The lake and Sawtooth Mountains in the background are drop dead gorgeous,and the area is great for hiking, boating and enjoying nature. Unfortunately, if you are looking for something a little upscale to go along with the scenery, the Lodge doesn't quite do it. There are several types of accommodations, ranging from rooms with shared bathrooms to individual cabins that sleep varying numbers. We opted for one of the the "suites" which were actually log cabin duplexes. You would expect the rustic look in a place like this and that's what you get.....rustic and basic. Our room had one bed, two small chairs 2 end tables, a small fridge and a bathroom. That's it. You would expect that peace and quiet would go along with the absence of all electronic devices, but the poorly insulated walls allowed us to hear our neighbors converse, and when they turned on the shower (after we had fallen asleep), it sounded like we had stepped under Niagara Falls. Also, the lake is very popular with families and kids abound - not that there's anything wrong with that - but once again the peace and quiet theme suffers.
I have no problem with plain and simple in locations like this, but I do have a problem when plain and simple is priced as upscale and luxury. Interestingly, the following night we stayed at a very nice Hyatt in Boise and paid half what we paid at Redfish. I realize this is not an apples to apples comparison but you get my point. There was nothing wrong with this lodge - the cabins were clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. We ate two meals at the dining facility and enjoyed good (big!) meals and good service. But my conclusion is that if you want to enjoy the beauty of the Redfish Lake area, rent a cheaper room in Stanly and drive down to Redfish for a day trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A log-style lodge with a restaurant and a comfortable environment. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Redfish Lake Hotel Stanley
- Redfish Lake Stanley
- Redfish Lake Lodge Stanley, Idaho