Vacationing at the Ram House Lodge at Mackay Bar

ram house lodge over looking the salmon river

A Family Vacation at Mackay Bar, Ram House Lodge

Are you and your family ready to disconnect from the world and reconnect with each other? You need to look for a vacation spot that not only gives you plenty of time to catch up on conversations, but also offers tons to do together.

Outdoor adventure spots are perfect for family vacations. They not only give you the opportunity to make some unforgettable memories, but they also give you plenty of downtime where you and your family can sit together and catch up on each other’s lives.

The Ram House Lodge at Mackay Bar offers one of these exact vacations. Here’s everything that you can expect from the location:

The Stay

The Ram House Lodge all-inclusive wilderness escapes at Mackay Bar, one of Idaho’s famous wilderness locations. On your stay with us you will enjoy gourmet-cooked meals, fun jet boat transportation to and from the lodge and ATV rides, many outdoor games, beautiful beaches and hiking in the surrounding wilderness. Of course, with all of this, you get to stay among the breathtaking ruggedness surrounding the lodge while relaxing and enjoying all the comforts of a 5 star hotel. Experience the spectacular views of the Salmon River and the Frank Church wilderness from the lodge’s wrap-around deck.

The lodge is an unbelievable spot for relaxation. You can read a book in a hammock under a pine tree, have a cocktail on the deck listening to the relaxing sounds of the river flowing by in the day and sit around a campfire to discuss stories with your family at night. You will be served delicious gourmet meals onsite, after which you can head to the lawn to play games or head to the beach to soak in some sun and swim or even on a hike to the nearby trails.  

What to Do

There is plenty to do around the lodge, with activities you can choose as part of your package when you stay at the Ram House Lodge. Here is a list of just a few things our guests love to do.


The gorgeous trails surrounding the lodge let you explore the wilderness and the history of Mackay Bar up close. You can take in views of the gushing Salmon River and the surrounding picturesque panoramas while exploring the lodges 43 acres of private property or venture miles up or down the river on USFS trails.


In the summertime, you can go fly fishing for Bull Trout, Cutthroat trout and Rainbows at multiple spots accessible from the lodge or small streams gushing from side canyons. You can access these areas via short jet boat rides from the lodge.

Jet Boat Tours

You get a chance to get on adrenaline-pumping jet boat rides with experienced captains that will impart their extensive knowledge about the area and the history on you as they take you through the Salmon River.

Explore Historical Sites

This area is rich with history from the native tribes and settlers along the river banks. You can find pieces of history left behind to get a picture of what the area was like centuries ago.

Relax at the Beach

White sandy beaches lay along the river bank, giving you the option to lay in the sand and even dip into the water for some great times with the family.

If you want to book a trip for you and your family, get in touch with Salmon River Tours today. Apart from the wonderful vacation you can get at The Ram House, they have plenty of fun adventures you can choose from by combining whitewater rafting the Salmon River to seeing some breathtaking views in Hells Canyon on the Snake River – they do it all!  

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