ram house lodge
at mackay bar

Idaho Wilderness Escape

Jet Boat to the Ram House Lodge

Experience the Frank Church “River of No Return” Wilderness. If you have been feeling like you and your loved ones are a little too “plugged in and unconnected” you need to visit the Ram House lodge on Mackay Bar. You will renew family ties with good conversations, nature walks, and evenings around a campfire. Everyone can go their own way during the day and then regroup at mealtimes to relive their adventures. You can make your stay as relaxing or active as you want and will always be surrounded by Salmon River serenity. You can relax on the deck or play along the rivers edge or you may choose to explore additional sites such as a Buckskin Bills historic homestead and the blue ribbon trout fishing of the South Fork.

The Ram House Lodge has 43 acres of private land for you and your family to enjoy on Mackay Bar. Whether your looking for stress relief or adventure, the Ram House Lodge on Mackay Bar is the perfect retreat for romantic getaway’s, corporate retreats, family reunions or wedding parties.


Lodge Amenities

5 star dinning in the wilderness


Explore the 43 acres of the Ram House property and the surrounding wilderness.  Take a few minutes to see the old homestead or venture across the river to the Indian Paintings at Wilson Bar or even the Painter Mine.

Great Food

Enjoy family style dinning prepared using the finest ingredients and served to perfection. 

hiking at mackay bar ram house lodge


Comfortable cabin style rooms with all the amenities you would expect from a hotel in the city but at the Ram House you are in the heart of the wilderness completely off the grid.

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3 Day 2 Night
Ram House Lodge Escape

Escape and reconnect to nature in Idaho's Wilderness, enjoy relaxing on the deck or in the hammock. Take a hike with your fly rod or just listen to the birds and the Salmon River flowing by. If you are looking to reconnect you and your family to nature this is what you need. Take a trip to the River of No Return for an outdoor experience you will never forget.

2 day 1 night
ram house lodge escape

Experience a Salmon River Jet Boat Tour and overnight stay at the Ram House Lodge Idaho's premier wilderness destination. A great getaway or fun family adventure with a jet boat tour of the Main Salmon River with whitewater, campfire, great meals and stops at famous historical sites. Meet the jet boat at the end of the road 26 miles from Riggins at 2pm MT. You will be back around 1pm.

Ram House Lodge
Wilderness Escapes
at Mackay Bar

How You Get Here?

All Ram House Lodge adventure vacations will enjoy a 25 mile jet boat tour of the Main Salmon River from the end of the road at Vinegar Creek. This exhilarating ride through the wilderness is packed with wildlife viewing, historic stops and photo opportunities while running the whitewater with one of our experienced and fun jet boat captains.
ram house lodge deck over looking the salmon river
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Fishing Lodge Packages

Walk and Wade Fly Fishing for Cutthroat

idaho cutthroat trout

This trip features great Cutthroat fly fishing from the lodge only a mile hike to the South Fork of the Salmon River at Mackay Bar in the River of No Return Wilderness. We also have our experienced guides take you by jet boat to pristine and uncrowded tributaries of the Main Salmon River, offering miles of virtually untouched water to explore. Most fish caught are Rainbows, Bull Trout and Cutthroat trout. Most of the streams are within a short jet boat ride from the lodge. These streams are very productive for those willing to walk and wade, and while the fish are not huge the fish are plentiful.

Steelhead Fishing Packages - 3 Day 2 Night

catch steelhead at mackay bar

Let us help you hook into an Idaho Steelhead (ocean run Rainbow Trout) while taking in the beauty of the Salmon River “River of No Return” Wildeness and it’s wildlife. We provide the highest quality fishing adventures available on the Salmon River. Steelhead fishing from our lodge at Mackay Bar will give you the best opportunity to hook into the most sought after sport fish in the north west. 


"Best outfitters hands down!! Jess and Brenda are the absolutely best!! Thanks for the awesome trip!"
Brad Street
“First class outfitter! I have used them the last 3 years... All three years have absolutely surpassed my expectations! Jess & Brenda are truly and utterly professional, and friendly."
jet boat tour guest at lodge
Jason Newlan