Duration: 4-5 daysSeason:
May 17 - June 14
Our adventure lodge vacations in the spring are based around the best whitewater rafting river in North America, the Lochsa*. We offer four and five-day lodge adventure trips during the spring, starti...
Adventure Lodge - Lodge Adventure in the West, United States
Adventure Lodge - Lodge Adventure in the West:
Our adventure lodge vacations in the spring are based around the best whitewater rafting river in North America, the Lochsa*. We offer four and five-day lodge adventure trips during the spring, starting in the middle of May. You'll stay at Idaho's premiere adventure lodge where all of your activities, food and professional guides are included in your trip.
Lochsa river rafting is only one reason guests enjoy our spring lodge adventures. You'll have the opportunity to horseback ride, hike and bike while enjoying beautiful vistas of the Bitterroot Mountains. These four and five-day lodge adventure itineraries have daily activities and excursions but also set aside time for guests to eat well, relax, enjoy a book on your cabin deck or sip wine in your private hot tub while gazing on the rippling Clearwater River.
These trips are priced based on the number of guests per trip. Roll-over the trip name below for the tier price breakdown.
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*Lochsa whitewater rafting trips require a minimum of four paid spaces to run. If we have less than that we will substitute this activity with another.
- Duration: 4-5 days
- Season: May 17 - June 14
- Minimum Age: 12
- Begins In: Kooskia, ID
- Ends In: Kooskia, ID
- Airport: Lewiston, ID or Spokane, WA
It is a magnificent time of change and renewal as spring approaches in the Bitterroot region. Bears awaken after long months of winter hibernation, squirrels are playing about, elk move up to the high country, and the Syringa, Idaho's state flower bursts into full bloom.
As the climate grows warmer, snow starts to melt and the rivers come to life. Whitewater rafting enthusiasts from all over the world come to the Loscha for the best whitewater rafting experience in North America. The river's unique combination of huge volume and steep gradient lures whitewater rafters to the adventure lodge. The wild waters flow for over 60 miles, dropping at an amazing 30 feet per mile. That's almost three times the average of the Colorado River or the Snake in Hells Canyon, which drop at 11 feet per mile.
While whitewater rafting in the spring might be the main attraction of River Dance Lodge, an Idaho adventure lodge, we also feature a lot of other exciting outdoor activities for our visitors. You can go on nature hikes to see wildflowers bloom in the nearby mountains or bask in the glorious waters of a wilderness hot spring. Perhaps you would like to learn more about the history of the Nez Perce tribe? Our adventure lodge is an ideal place for history and discovery of this beautiful region.
You will find a refreshing taste of nature at River Dance Lodge. ROW Adventures have been hosting wild whitewater rafting adventures on the Loscha River since 1984, and is the leading rafting outfitter in the area. If you prefer a gentler river or more mellow adventures, you can also enjoy a float on the Middle Fork of Clearwater, horseback riding, hiking and bike riding.
Lodge adventures are especially organized to make the most of your spring time vacation. We offer a five-day vacation package, called the Lochsa and Mountain Trails (from Sunday to Thursday) and a four-day vacation package, called the Weekend Whitewater Escape (from Thursday to Sunday) for you to choose from. Each package has an adventure series (for the more adventurous traveler) and an explorer series (for those looking for a lighter lodge adventure).
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Adventure Lodge Itinerary
Lochsa and Mountain Trails
Five Day Adventure Lodge Package (Sun-Thur)
3:00 pm – Arrival and check in.
6:00 pm – Orientation of the week's activities. Appetizers are served as adventure lodge guests are introduced and encouraged to get to know each other. You'll choose the following day's activities.
7:00 pm – Dinner in the Syringa Cafe. After dinner, guests can opt to enjoy the campfire and mingle with other guests or retire in their respective cabins.
9:00 am – Breakfast served to adventure lodge guests
10:00 am – Start of the day's lodge adventure activities
Adventure Series: Exciting whitewater rafting on the Lochsa!
Explorer Series: Enjoy a hiking trip on various trails nearby. One of our remarkable trails is an easy and refreshing walk up Canyon Creek to visit a historic site that was once a Japanese Interment camp back in WWII. The next destination is the Lochsa Historical Ranger Station where adventure lodge guests can learn about the history of the Forest Service and their significant role they played in influencing the West.
A riverside lunch will be served, or depending on your activity, along the trails among lovely tall pine trees.
4:30 pm – End of the day's nature activities. At the cafe, you can watch a slideshow of photos taken during the rafting trip. Take can then take a well-deserved rest in your cabins.
6:30 pm – Appetizers will be served on the restaurant patio
7:00 pm – Dinner in the Syringa Cafe. Sign on for the next day's lodge adventure activities. Enjoy the night's campfire after dinner or retire in your cabins.
9:00 am – Breakfast in the restaurant.
10:00 am – Begin your lodge adventure for the day.
Adventure Series: You have the option to go whitewater rafting on the Lochsa again, but if you want to try something else, why not go on a hike or bike ride instead? Your choice at our adventure lodge!
Explorer Series: We have prepared a van-based tour with a few short walks for guests who want know more about the area's local history. The first stop will be at the town of Kooskia and the well-known Nez Perce of Clear Creek, where you can learn about their remarkable history. You will also get to see the Heart of the Monster. You can hike one of our local trails as well.
Lunched will be served at noon.
3:30 pm – End of the day's activities and return to the lodge. Enjoy free time.
6:00 pm – Appetizers will be served at the Syringa Café. A Dutch oven cooking class will be held for guests who are interested in learning to cook in a Dutch oven. Your kids can also attend the same class to learn how to bake a tasty cookie monster!
9:00 am – Breakfast in the restaurant.
10:00 am – It's Free Day Wednesday. Guests can spend the day doing whatever they choose. You may simply want to enjoy a hot bath in the privacy of your own cabin or a refreshing swim at the beach. You can also take your kids to see fish ponds maintained by the Idaho Fish & Game Department. A packed lunch will be prepared for you.
Our Adventure and Explorer Series will still be available for adventure lodge guests should you choose to spend the day away from the cabins.
Adventure Series: For Wednesday's activities, you have two options: a half or all-day horseback riding or a bike ride on your chosen nearby trail. There is an additional charge of $60 - $150 dollars per person depending on the activity.
Explorer Series: If you missed any activity in our Explorer Series, today's your chance to participate in them! We can make special arrangements for you for just an additional charge of $82-$150 per person depending on the activity.
Lunch will be served at noon
3:30 - 4:30 pm – End of the day's activities and return to the adventure lodge.
6:00 pm - Happy Hour at the Syringa Cafe!
7:00 pm – Farewill dinner
9:00 am – A Hearty, adventure lodge breakfast before check out.
Whitewater Weekend Escape
Four Day Adventure Lodge Package (Thur-Sun)
This four day option follows the itinerary above without the forth day of adventure.
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