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Kila, Montana
Reviewed 13 June 2016

I planned a surprise birthday trip to this little piece of heaven. We stayed in one of the amazing 'glamping' tents.........no cell, no wi-fi, no electricity....but what you DO have is soooo much more!! Everything was perfect, from the sounds of the rain on the tent the first night coupled with the sounds of the creek right outside of our...

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Post Falls, Idaho
Reviewed 11 June 2016

My wife and I visited in early June celebrating our 10 year anniversary. Ela and her staff are amazing and do whatever they can to make you feel at home. When we 1st arrived we had a bottle of champagne waiting for us in our fridge. Cabins are nice, cozy, luxurious and rustic all in one somehow. Hot tub on...

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Peter G, General Manager at River Dance Lodge, responded to this review

Dear N_Idahomey :) Just wanted to tell you how much we appreciate for your wonderful comments. I am glad to hear that your entire experience was really nice. We sure do our best and receiving such encouraging comments from our guests confirms we are on the right path to make our guests happy. We are looking forward to having you...

Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Our kids bought us a river raft trip through Row Adventures and we decided to upgrade with a room at River Dance Lodge. What an incredible adventure. Came in Friday and we were greeted and led to our cabin by Ela. What a heartwarming, beautiful soul. She talked about the area and showed us our spacious, homey cabin. It was...

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Peter G, Manager at River Dance Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments Julie. Also appreciate you have commented on Syringa Cafe page separately :) Hearing these nice comments and knowing that you have enjoyed your stay make our hard work all worthed. Thank you again and looking forward to having you here some time soon, perhaps with the kids as a family vacation. Warm...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Had a wonderful time during our two night stay at the River Dance Lodge. We camped so cannot comment about the cabins, but they look fantastic from the outside. We ate at the cafe, which was great, and had plenty of vegetarian options. They have a breakfast buffet for $10. They also have showers so its pretty "civilized" camping. We...

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Peter G, General Manager at River Dance Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Stephanie, Thank you very much for your nice comments and recommendation. Glad to hear you have enjoyed your stay with us and had fun rafting. Hope to have you have you again soon. Warm Regards Ela River Dance Lodge Manager

Joseph, Oregon
Reviewed 10 May 2016

My wife and I stopped here on a trip from Maryland to Oregon and were pleasantly suprised to find a modern, comfortable lodge in the middle of 150 miles of National Forest. I use the term lodge, but the facility really consists of a number of modern log homes each with its own hot tub and grill. Our unit was...

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Peter G, Manager at River Dance Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Brian, Thank you so much for your kind review and recommendation of River Dance Lodge to other travelers! We are glad that your stay with us exceeded expectations and that you enjoyed Chef Tamer's menu. We hope to have you with us again soon. Sincerely, Ela ~ Lodge Manager

Reviewed 10 May 2016

The newly constructed cabins are clean and quiet with great views, especially from the hot tub on the deck. The staff were very warm and welcoming. We had a truly relaxing vacation with abundant wildlife and scenic hiking trails to entertain us. The surrounding rivers were very inviting and we often picniced or read along their banks. Highly recommend and...

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Peter G, Manager at River Dance Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jane, Thank you for this lovely review! We appreciate your sharing your experience and are glad that you enjoyed the comfort of our accommodations as well as the beauty of our wild and scenic corridor. Please come again soon! Sincerely, Ela ~ Lodge Manager

Spokane Valley, Washington
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Who knew this little slice of heaven on the middle fork of the Clearwater River even existed? We found it through a cool little winery in Lewiston offering a winemakers dinner. We love the winery so we went. Great choice. Two nights of fabulous food, great paired wines, a guided hike up one of their many river valleys for wildflower...

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Peter G, Manager at River Dance Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Zack, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy that you had a wonderful time here and enjoyed the winemaker's dinner by Colter's Creek and Clearwater Canyon Cellars! We hope to have you with us again in the future! Sincerely, Ela ~ Lodge Manager

Post Falls, Idaho
Reviewed 11 April 2016

My boyfriend & I went glamping this weekend at River Dance Lodge. It was a fun experience, & unlike any 'camping' we've done before. The weather was perfect! The stove kept us warm through the night, wood was provided, & there was a claw foot tub on the back deck. Not only was it comforting falling asleep in a comfy...

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Peter G, Manager at River Dance Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Amy, Thank you for your review. I'm glad that you had such a great experience here at River Dance Lodge! Thanks for sharing that with other travelers. We look forward to having you with us again in the future! Sincerely, Rachel ~ Lodge Manager

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 21 December 2015

The room was comfortable. The hot tub was great! The food was amazing. The staff was friendly. However, I felt there was insufficient information about the activities, when and where and what was required to do them. On a three day trip, two days of activities were included, but many were not available due to weather, low river, or wrong...

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Peter G, Manager at River Dance Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Leslie, Thank you for your review! We're sorry you weren't able to do some of the activities you may have wanted. Indeed we are subject to the whims of nature including low water at times. We will make a point of reviewing our materials to make sure that people have a complete idea of what to expect. Your feedback...

Snake River Plain
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Our trip was supposed to be a fall fly-fishing trip, but the water levels and water temperatures of the Rivers Clearwater, Lochsa, and Selway combined for much disappointment. On the other hand, our accommodations at RDL were most pleasant. We spent three nights on a comfortable bed, in a cozy cabin, with a grand view of the Clearwater River, even...

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Peter G, Manager at River Dance Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We appreciate your taking the time to share the details of your stay with other travelers. I'm sorry that you experienced a time when water levels were low; it has been a rare year for this all around. Thank you for the feedback as well on what would make a cabin stay more enjoyable and...

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Located on the banks of the Clearwater River, the River Dance Lodge is Idaho's adventure hotel and resort. Enjoy rustic luxury and take advantage of guided fly-fishing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, horseback tours and hiking adventures. Each log cabin has a private hot tub and is decorated with creative and tasteful furnishings and local artwork. Mediterranean cuisine is available at an onsite restaurant, the Syringa Cafe. ... more   less 

Additional Information about River Dance Lodge

Address: 7743 Highway 12, Syringa, Kooskia, ID 83539
Region: United States > Idaho > Kooskia
Price Range: $213 - $470 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
River Dance Hotel Kooskia
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