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Yaak River Lodge Cafe
Ranked #13 of 17 Restaurants in Troy
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

John & Ray really mean it when they say make your self at home at the Yaak River Lodge. Very friendly and welcoming stay. Five of us ladies stayed 3 nights and had the best vacation of our lives! Thank you John & Ray for introducing us to your friends. Great people, great food, beautiful area. Tara & Ray are doing a great job at the Dirty Shame. Best vacation of my life. We can't wait to return.


Thank You, Paula

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We had no clue what was in store, and were pleasantly surprised. We were looking to stay at a cabin near the Dirty Shame Saloon, and ended up here instead. It's 2 miles down the road from the bar. John, the owner of both the Dirty Shame and this lodge, provided personal service and a friendly atmosphere. He took care of us. The place is rustic but clean. Plenty of space. Free use of canoes/kayaks, free shuttle to and from the bar (e.g. if too many drinks are had), a decent jacuzzi, free wi-fi, and a huge, made-to-order breakfast (I got eggs, huckleberry pancakes and hash browns). Because we stayed here, the staff at the Dirty Shame treated us like family. Ray, the co-owner, makes awesome food at the bar (specially made jalapeno bacon burger with cheese fries -- killer). The bartenders Bree and Tara are attentive, attractive, friendly, and really good at their jobs. We were actually surprised at the level of service. This felt like an authentic experience. Yes they don't have on-line reservations, and yes we had to go get John at the Saloon in order to check in to the lodge (he left a sign telling us to come get him). But if you are okay with a little old school, and if you don't like "cookie-cutter" places, then this is a really fun getaway. It's also in the middle of a sprawling and pristine wilderness, which doesn't hurt. We will be back, so look out crew!

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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Picture a cheap motel in a pristine wildrness and that is Yaak River Lodge.
No TV in the rooms rather tacky furnishings, manager/owner (I guess) kind of gave us the creeps. Oh and no children? We were on an anniversary outing so no children with us at the time but what about vacation? Sorry Kids, No Yaak Vacation for you! Just an odd place. We had to laugh at the sales pitch "Clock Radio in every room!" LOL! (OH Boy!) A better option would be to just get a room at a motel in Troy or Libby and make the short drive to Yaak for activities. Better accommodations in town and not that far to drive for a days outing.

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Reviewed November 2, 2012

i hate callin in for a bunk. Ihate there is no way for me to make a reservation on line. i hate there is no place for my bank card Love yaak but I would like to bring my Cat. this place have areas not in use cause mountain Actor show. thank you

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3  Thank roscoebill1952
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

More like a B&B , has suites, a bunk room and loft for rentals. Serves a Saturday night all you can eat chicken and Steak dinner. Serves a Sunday morning Brunch that is divine. for $10.00 per person. Very Very nice managers.

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