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Rustic Luxury in our legacy log cabins –When we envisioned building River Dance Lodge, we wanted to position our resort ranch as one of the finest in the West and certainly the best in our region. We also wanted a place that would complement the environment and be flourishing 100 years from now. For this reason we chose to build log cabins, the quintessential architecture of the American West. We built hand-crafted cabins from high-quality, dead-standing lodgepole pines with impressive diameters. These are trees that died from natural causes but were still standing when cut. This means they were already dry and ready for use. We also chose to have hand-peeled logs as opposed to machine milled logs. If you look closely you'll note the uneven surfaces and quality of the corner joints. Note also there is no chinking as we used a special technique that allows the logs to settle as they shrink. Our cabins, built in 2005, shrunk an average of 6" in height, and are now well-settled in. To complement the logs, our front porches are constructed from locally harvested and milled western red cedar and our hot tubs are set into the decks to make getting in and out of them easier.

Convenience Kitchen - Each cabin has a small fridge, microwave, toaster and coffee pot. As well, there is a grill outside (note: there is not a stove or oven in the cabins). Our all-inclusive packages include all meals, so although the kitchen is rarely used with all-inclusive guests, other guests who are simply renting a cabin will find it easy to prepare and serve meals with the equipment and dishes we provide.

Quality Amenities - Inside and outside you'll find the highest quality construction and amenities. Our bathrooms have slate floors, tiled bath enclosures and quality fixtures. The floors downstairs are built of douglas fir from Oregon, providing a warm, cozy feeling. There is a small gas fireplace in the comfortable living/dining/sitting area. We have chosen not to install air-conditioning and on hot summer days it's important to keep the front door and windows closed to keep the cabins at a comfortable temperature. Finally, each cabin is handsomely decorated and fully equipped with everything you need for an outstanding and relaxing vacation.

Small Cabin Floor Plan:

These cabins are perfect for four people, but will sleep six if you use the futon in the living room area. There is a queen bedroom downstairs and an upstairs loft. The loft has two twin beds that can be put together to form a king bed. There is a full bathroom on the main floor, a small gas fireplace in the living area, and a private deck with hot tub. (view small cabin photos)

2-bedroom cabin floorplan 2-bedroom cabin floorplan

Downstairs View

Upstairs View

Large Cabin Floor Plan:

These cabins are ideal for six to eight people, but will sleep ten if you use the futon in the living area. Each duplex unit has two queen bedrooms downstairs that share a full bath and an upstairs loft bedroom with a queen and two single beds along with a bathroom with 3/4 bathroom (shower and toilet). There is a small gas fireplace in the living area and a large deck with a hot tub. Renting both sides of one of our duplex cabins creates a wonderful retreat for your group or family reunion with your own building including an expansive porch and two hot tubs. (view large cabin photos)

3-bedroom cabin 3-bedroom cabin

Downstairs View

Upstairs View

Small Cabin Photos:

Small Cabin Outside Small Cabin - View from Loft

Small Cabins - Outside

Small Cabin - View from Loft

Small Cabin Loft Room

Small Cabin - Main Bedroom

Small Cabin Loft Room

Small Cabin Kitchen Small Cabin - Living Area

Small Cabin - Convenience Kitchen

Small Cabin - Living Area

Large Cabin Photos:

Largel Cabin Outside Large Cabin - View from Loft

Large Cabins - Outside

Large Cabin - View from Loft

Largel Cabin Loft Room

Large Cabin - Bedroom 1

Large Cabin - Loft Room

Large Cabin - Convenience Kitchen

Large Cabin - Bedroom 2

Large Cabin - Convenience Kitchen


Be sure to read our Adventure Resort Cabin Policies.


Glamping and Camping Options

Glamping: Follow these links for our Glamping (luxury camping) options at River Dance Lodge.

Camping at River Dance Lodge: River Dance Lodge has a beautiful campground area, complete with showerhouse. The campground is perfect if you prefer experiencing Idaho wilderness and stars from the coziness of your own tent. $9 per person per night. We also have several level spots available for RV parking - sorry, no RV hook-ups at this time.


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