South Fork Lodge, US

South Fork Lodge - Lodge Suites

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Relax in a charming Lodge Suite at South Fork Lodge with a private terrace, river views

Spend your days fishing on the South Fork of the Snake River and evenings in one of our beautiful Lodge Suites. Located within our main lodge, these suites provide rustic elegance with sweeping views of the Snake River. Conveniently located down the hall from the bar, guest lounge, and dining room, the lodge suites offer all the comfort and luxury necessary for a relaxing stay.

Each suite offers two queen beds, comfortably sleeping up to 4 guests, and an en suite bathroom. A private terrace overlooks the river providing the perfect place to relax and enjoy the peaceful sound of the moving waters. For your convenience, the suites are equipped with a refrigerator, coffee maker, and wireless internet.

Natural Retreats’ South Fork Lodge rests on a dramatic bend of eastern Idaho’s world-famous South Fork of the Snake River in scenic Swan Valley. This stunning wilderness location offers a perfect blend of rustic elegance, outstanding activities, and exceptional hospitality.


Note: Please inquire about our all-inclusive fly fishing and accommodations packages. They include guided fishing for each day for each angler, all fishing equipment, license and necessary materials, 3 meals a day for all attendees, house drinks (beer, wine, and liquor) until 10 pm each night, dining and beverage gratuities, and all taxes.

Reviews

48 Reviews
4.5 out of 548 Reviews
5.0

Staff was great. Friendly and knowledgeable. Food

This is a fantastic facility. The setting is beautiful, the staff is friendly and welcoming. The food is absolutely the best. I would recommend this to everyone wanting a peaceful and good rest .
John150October 2019
5.0
CkmacOctober 2019
5.0
GayrOctober 2019
5.0

Beautiful property, and great staff.

Amazing location right on the river, with beautiful grounds you can explore. The staff cares, and want you to enjoy your stay.
TheRovingFayOctober 2019
5.0
bubbOctober 2019
5.0

Fantastic Break

Great spot to stay when fishing the South Fork. Also we did the overnight Camp on the River and all was super. Cant wait till next summer when we can do it again.
ETB and LLBSeptember 2019
4.0

Fishing Trip to South Fork

This was our 8th annual family fishing trip to the South Fork Lodge. Generally, things were as good as past years. A few items fell below our expectations and past experiences. The "lunches" that were provided for our days fishing on the river were disappointing and the "all inclusive" package was confusing since we ended up with some charges added from the bar and the restaurant. Much better in the past. Aside from that, service was still very good and lodge food was good. Staff was friendly and helpful. Fishing was excellent and the guides were as exceptional as always!
EricJAugust 2019
5.0

Wonderful location, staff and guide

My son and I visited in mid-July for a fly fishing vacation, and had an excellent experience. The location, staff and our fishing guide (Dalan) were great.
CMC09July 2019
5.0

Great setting for business meeting

Short business meeting here. Beautiful location, terrific service, great food and lodging.
Peter2019July 2019
3.0

Relaxing Resort

This resort overlooks the Snake River. You have your own patio to sit outside and relax. The bartender makes awesome gin and tonics! The chef makes incredible food - you have to try the duck. Delicious!
KarenTwJuly 2019
5.0

Great Place!

It was very easy to make reservations with the staff. The place was incredibly nice. Great food and service.
wyom46July 2019
1.0

Poor poor customer service!

Stayed here for a wedding. Staff was rude and difficult from check in to check out. Beautiful location....terrible experience.
NailgurlJune 2019
5.0

Riverfront beauty

We fished on the Snake River 3 days with a terrific guide, Sue. Best fishing ever!
JennaJune 2019
5.0

Awesome stay

My husband and I spent our anniversary are the South Fork Lodge. We enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the natural surroundings. The staff was amazing. The room very clean and decor appealing. And, the food was plentiful and I would rate it 4.5 stars hands down!! We wished we could have stayed several more
Markie DJune 2019
5.0

Wonderful location

First time visiting in May, fishing just as good as August. Accommodations always great.
reelingMay 2019
5.0
BertinoNovember 2018
5.0

Friendly and accommodating my needs.

I had a wonderful time at South Fork in October. Everyone was very kind and helpful. The fishing guides Ed Emory and Mason Haggard were exceptional !
jaynehhOctober 2018
5.0

Loved everything about it!

From booking to event, our association with Natural Retreats was phenomenal! We can't get over how fantastic the lodge was, our guide Dave, the cake the kitchen made special for us...we'll rave about this one for a long time. For us, it was a celebration of life and this trip lived up to that! Thank you NR!!!
bmanOctober 2018
5.0
MadisonsOctober 2018
4.0

Great Location, great guides, overcooked food.

We had a great time at South Fork Lodge, the natural beauty, staff and guides were great. Overall we would do it again. There were some items I think could be improved on though. The food was a bit over priced for what it was, and every entree was over cooked. We had the prime rib, ordered as medium rare and cooked medium well, the Mahi Mahi, overcooked and dry, and the elk/bison burger, ordered medium rare and came out well done and tough.
ForrestOctober 2018
5.0
South Fork LodgeOctober 2018
3.0

A few details-good and bad

The staff and Kevin were very gracious and friendly and let us know they were there to meet our needs. However, the housekeeping staff let us down. Specifically, on checking in, we noticed the toilet was not clean and had hairs on it. The coffee maker still had the previous occupants dried out coffee filter and the mugs were not clean. During our stay, the mugs were never cleaned or was the coffee carafe cleaned.There were crumbs on a side table as well as sticky residue on a bedside table. This is the first time in a number of stays where we encountered these room cleanliness issues. The heater in the room wouldn't operate, regardless of the setting.
Robert1October 2018
5.0
HalbertOctober 2018
3.0

Weird staff

There was a sign out front prohibiting walk ins. Yet the place was empty. Why turn people away when it’s not busy?
LeftyOctober 2018
5.0
Ky GalSeptember 2018
5.0

Top notch

Have been several times and everything is great from start to finish.
Control TechSeptember 2018
5.0

South Fork Lodge

Exceptional accommodations. We had a welcome card with complimentary champagne to celebrate our 34th Anniversary. So thoughtful and touching. The staff exceeded our expectations!
Jim and PatSeptember 2018
2.0

Disappointed

We arrived on Monday, fished for three days and left on Friday. First, there was no hot water in my room until the last day. I realize the management was working to fix it, but it was frustrating to be told every day that the problem had been fixed and still not have hot water. Second, my final bill included charges I had not made and had to be redone. If I had not closely reviewed the bill, I would have paid for things I did not purchase. The last problem I encountered was the food at the breakfast buffet. It was always cold and I had to send it back to be reheated. Since we ate at 7:00 am when the restaurant opened, I would not expect cold food.
LEST64July 2018
4.0

All great, except the dinner food was mediocre at

South Fork Lodge
Rich77July 2018
4.0

Great Service/ Personnel

I visited over the 4th of July. Fishing was great.
FredJuly 2018
5.0

Beautiful Lodge, Better Fishing Guide

Really creative Chef! Ed Emory, our fishing guide, never disappoints, but this time it was non stop action from the minute the boat put in to the end of the days, two days in a row. Can't wait to get back to Southfork.
Tim1950July 2018
4.0

Great venue and place to stay

We stayed at the South Fork Lodge for three nights for a wedding. We were in the Lodge Suites. The views were amazing, there was nothing like lying in bed watching the river rush by. Breakfast each morning was really great. I loved the buffet style and the food was excellent and plentiful. The staff was incredibly helpful and pleasant. The only reason I did not give a 5 star was because there was little or no hot water all three nights of our stay. I was told they were having issues with the boiler and couldn’t get a repairman out until the following week. Since our party had booked the entire lodge, many people were impacted by this. Overall a wonderful place to stay.
Montana folkJune 2018
5.0

Great service

I had a problem with my reservation that was more than likely my fault. Vanessa and staff worked very diligently to resolve the issue. They then went out of their way to make me and my guest feel the true hospitality of the South Fork Lodge
CraigJune 2018
5.0
LouisJune 2018
5.0
BMaxMay 2018
5.0

We felt like royalty!

Everything was wonderful. Sitting on patio in comfy white robe, looking at the river, fabulous! Breakfast and dinner - outstanding!
Bob and DaleMay 2018
5.0

Lovely setting.

My husband and I very much enjoyed our stay. The accommodations were lovely and staff was very personable.
NP11May 2018
4.0

Getting Back to Nature

The lodge is amazing. We have had brunch there dozens of time, stopped at the bar, and had our engagement photos on the grounds. We have never stayed there. It was a great stay but there are two things that I found odd. I love that there was no tv in the room but I wish I would have known that prior so we could have brought board games and other things to entertain ourselves. I know the hotel provided some but they were not suited for 2 player. The other issue was how cold our room was. My mother spent her entire career putting the South Fork Canyon under conservation easements for the BLM so I am all about saving the environment but we were pretty cold. Again, I love the lodge, loved the view, loved just enjoying the view.
jrakMay 2018
5.0

Heaven on Earth

What a fantastic experience we had at South Fork Lodge. From the beginning to the end everything was perfect! Thank you all.
Amy MaffeoMay 2018
5.0

beautiful fall colors

October on the Southfork the aspens were in full yellow the trout were hungry---great trip with natural retreats
bganyoOctober 2017
5.0

Better than Great!

Our room was so comfy, with the best view of the Snake River. We loved it.
Arthur71October 2017
5.0

Great Staff - Fabulous Shampoo!

We have visited the South Fork Lodge twice; both stays in the Fall seasons of 2016 and 2017. The welcoming starts when the staff is expecting your arrival and somehow greet us by name as we walk up to the front desk... "Hello, you must be Mr & Mrs....", at both visits. (How do they know that?) The building is sturdy post and beam construction with the hallways adorned with nature themed art that is available for purchase. There is a comfortable round lounge with floor to ceiling windows and a telescope. The rooms are comfortable with furnishings upgraded from the generic hotel norm. Note that the only TVs are in the bar - which makes a great excuse to mingle and enjoy the fishing brag-fest. If you were hoping to find a coffee maker in your room, you will be pleased to also see a set of wine glasses and high ball tumblers provided. The room views are calming vistas of a wide bow in the Snake River with privacy screening on each side of your patio. Watch for swimming moose! And then there is that lovely shampoo and soap. I've never seen the brand before, and rarely use hotel products, but I would purchase it for home use. A tingly herbal confection that left my hair bouncing and behaving! It's all in the details.
Jackie17October 2017
3.0

Aloof Staff

The room was great. The food in the dining room was so so. We wished we just went to the bar and ate burgers. The last time we stayed as a part of a deal the breakfast was order off the menu, this time it was buffet, which seems like a downgrade.
Slim PickinsOctober 2017
5.0

Fishing at its Best

Stayed at the Lodge and Fished June, Jualy and August
Rick56August 2017
5.0

Perfect romantic getaway

My wife and I decided to take a last minute overnight trip to the Southfork lodge. The food was exquisite! The atmosphere could not have been more perfect. We will be back time and time again.
Mike1978August 2017
5.0

The tops!

Brought customers in for a reward trip and networking. Mission accomplished.
bknappAugust 2017
3.0

Great spot on the river-a must to experience

We were there for three days-enough time to enjoy the area and experience the special location.
CarolynJuly 2017
4.0

Serene, comfortable, friendly and smart.

Beauty, birds (pelicans, bald eagles, osprey, swans and many more.)
JohnandMichJune 2017
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South Fork Lodge - Lodge Suites is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 48.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed We arrived on Monday, fished for three days and left on Friday. First, there was no hot water in my room until the last day. I realize the management was working to fix it, but it was frustrating to be told every day that the problem had been fixed and still not have hot water. Second, my final bill included charges I had not made and had to be redone. If I had not closely reviewed the bill, I would have paid for things I did not purchase. The last problem I encountered was the food at the breakfast buffet. It was always cold and I had to send it back to be reheated. Since we ate at 7:00 am when the restaurant opened, I would not expect cold food.
Date published: 2018-07-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A few details-good and bad The staff and Kevin were very gracious and friendly and let us know they were there to meet our needs. However, the housekeeping staff let us down. Specifically, on checking in, we noticed the toilet was not clean and had hairs on it. The coffee maker still had the previous occupants dried out coffee filter and the mugs were not clean. During our stay, the mugs were never cleaned or was the coffee carafe cleaned.There were crumbs on a side table as well as sticky residue on a bedside table. This is the first time in a number of stays where we encountered these room cleanliness issues. The heater in the room wouldn't operate, regardless of the setting.
Date published: 2018-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great venue and place to stay We stayed at the South Fork Lodge for three nights for a wedding. We were in the Lodge Suites. The views were amazing, there was nothing like lying in bed watching the river rush by. Breakfast each morning was really great. I loved the buffet style and the food was excellent and plentiful. The staff was incredibly helpful and pleasant. The only reason I did not give a 5 star was because there was little or no hot water all three nights of our stay. I was told they were having issues with the boiler and couldn’t get a repairman out until the following week. Since our party had booked the entire lodge, many people were impacted by this. Overall a wonderful place to stay.
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fishing Trip to South Fork This was our 8th annual family fishing trip to the South Fork Lodge. Generally, things were as good as past years. A few items fell below our expectations and past experiences. The "lunches" that were provided for our days fishing on the river were disappointing and the "all inclusive" package was confusing since we ended up with some charges added from the bar and the restaurant. Much better in the past. Aside from that, service was still very good and lodge food was good. Staff was friendly and helpful. Fishing was excellent and the guides were as exceptional as always!
Date published: 2019-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Getting Back to Nature The lodge is amazing. We have had brunch there dozens of time, stopped at the bar, and had our engagement photos on the grounds. We have never stayed there. It was a great stay but there are two things that I found odd. I love that there was no tv in the room but I wish I would have known that prior so we could have brought board games and other things to entertain ourselves. I know the hotel provided some but they were not suited for 2 player. The other issue was how cold our room was. My mother spent her entire career putting the South Fork Canyon under conservation easements for the BLM so I am all about saving the environment but we were pretty cold. Again, I love the lodge, loved the view, loved just enjoying the view.
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful fall colors October on the Southfork the aspens were in full yellow the trout were hungry---great trip with natural retreats
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than Great! Our room was so comfy, with the best view of the Snake River. We loved it.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Staff - Fabulous Shampoo! We have visited the South Fork Lodge twice; both stays in the Fall seasons of 2016 and 2017. The welcoming starts when the staff is expecting your arrival and somehow greet us by name as we walk up to the front desk... "Hello, you must be Mr & Mrs....", at both visits. (How do they know that?) The building is sturdy post and beam construction with the hallways adorned with nature themed art that is available for purchase. There is a comfortable round lounge with floor to ceiling windows and a telescope. The rooms are comfortable with furnishings upgraded from the generic hotel norm. Note that the only TVs are in the bar - which makes a great excuse to mingle and enjoy the fishing brag-fest. If you were hoping to find a coffee maker in your room, you will be pleased to also see a set of wine glasses and high ball tumblers provided. The room views are calming vistas of a wide bow in the Snake River with privacy screening on each side of your patio. Watch for swimming moose! And then there is that lovely shampoo and soap. I've never seen the brand before, and rarely use hotel products, but I would purchase it for home use. A tingly herbal confection that left my hair bouncing and behaving! It's all in the details.
Date published: 2017-10-06
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