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Wildwood, Missouri
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

A beautiful lodge. My first time fly fishing and our guide Ed was awesome. The staff was so accommodating. The rooms and the view was first class. I loved that there was no tv in the room. So if you think you need a tv....wrong. Sit outside at night and enjoy the stars. The lodge allows for peace and relaxation.... More 

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aspen, colorado
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61 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Great service, really nice, caring people seem to work there. Take this to heart, you need to fire your cook, stat. We ordered everything on the bar menu and, quite honestly, it was really bad. Three starving men come off a 7 hour float and we couldn't even eat the burgers, wings or Monte Cristo. The flat bread pizza was... More 

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Natural R, General Manager at Natural Retreats South Fork Lodge, responded to this review

We are extremely disappointed to hear about your recent dining experience here at the Lodge. Overall the food has been very well received- but obviously we dropped the ball in regards to your meals and for that we are deeply sorry. Our clientele is very diverse so we strive to find menu selections that please all. I spoke to the... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

A beautiful featured dish in a lovely setting made for a perfect evening. You may choose between the dining room, the patio area, or the bar. Whichever you choose, you will not be disappointed. Reservations are recommended as walk-ins are not always accepted.

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Park City, Utah
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I was pleasantly surprised by the gorgeous lodging. The location can't be beat and the people are wonderful. Get a room facing the river...well worth it. You have to schlepp all your own luggage to the room but it's all fairly close. The food is OK.

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Sun Valley-Ketchum, Idaho
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015

The location is tremendous,The facility fabulous, top-notch in every way with the exception that the dining room, most of the staff, had no idea how to work and run a 4 or 5*facility. Having to wait an hour plus for breakfast with 6 guests doesn't work. Management team needs a refresher course. Despite this, the location and access to world-class... More 

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Lynelle D, Marketing Coordinator at Natural Retreats South Fork Lodge, responded to this review

Dear SkiMD123, Thank you for taking the time to comment regarding your stay at South Fork Lodge. I was disappointed and I’m sorry to see that parts of your stay were not above par. I take your comments seriously. We strive for excellence in all departments and a bad showing in any one reflects the whole. As we regroup in... More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Staff very knowledgable and helpful for outdoor opportunities in the region. The room was well appointed. The staff went above and beyond to accomadate us for breakfast since we would not be there. We did leave extremely early in the morning for our check out to catch our flight. We were un-aware that there was no front desk agent and... More 

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Lynelle D, Marketing Coordinator at Natural Retreats South Fork Lodge, responded to this review

Dear emhartz, Thank you for your recent comments on TripAdvisor. I am happy to hear about your stay at South Fork Lodge and was surprised you were not aware there is no 24hr coverage at the front desk. My apologies! This is a part of all arrival guest orientation but must have been overlooked. We take all feedback to heart... More 

Carmel, Indiana
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2015

South Fork Lodge is a great place to go for a fly fishing trip. A very comfortable place in a beautiful location. Good guides for fishing some great water. Eagles, Moose, etc to be seen every day. The food and service was great. WIl definitely go back!

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Lynelle D, Marketing Coordinator at Natural Retreats South Fork Lodge, responded to this review

It’s awesome to hear you had a great stay at South Fork Lodge! The Lodge, the South Fork of the Snake River and Swan Valley are very special places and I’m glad you were able to have those experiences. We look forward to seeing you back this year! Sincerely, Kevin Kapalka General Manager More 

Austin, Texas
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

I've never been fly fishing before so my expectations are now very high after spending 3 nights at Natural Retreats. Our group fished 2 days, each day we got a different guide and they were both helpful in teaching me beginner techniques and putting me on big trout. The resort itself is a grand lodge with detached cabins for guests.... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

I drove pass by this place a few days ago and it seemed like a good place to come back to dine at. We encountered a very friendly staff, the food quality was great but the view takes the the crown, dining with such an amazing view is well worth the visit, will definitely be back to enjoy another afternoon... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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117 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Returned to the Southfork Lodge for another great stay. Quiet beautiful place. Rooms are very nice, but are beginning to show a little age and could use an update. Food and service in the restaurant are very good, and the view of the river is outstanding. The fishing is why you come here, and it is excellent. Love the place.... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A stunning wilderness location, and the finest dry fly fishing waters in the USANatural 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. The unique setting, first–class amenities, and Natural Retreats' dedication to customer service all combine to provide a truly memorable experience for guests. Whether relaxing at the lodge, taking advantage of a guided activity through The Outfitters, enjoying a Starbucks coffee at the Storehouse, or sitting down to dinner at The Riverside Bar And Grill, The South Fork Lodge will exceed your expectations. The 65 miles of the South Fork of the Snake River is known by many as one of the best tailwater and dry fly fisheries in the US, and The Outfitters offers unparalleled unique guided fishing on these waters. Natural Retreats Concierge service is happy to arrange horseback riding, rafting, hiking, and kayaking for all guests who want to explore these adventures. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Natural Retreats South Fork Lodge

Address: 40 Conant Valley Loop, Swan Valley, ID 83449 (Formerly South Fork Lodge)
Region: United States > Idaho > Swan Valley
Number of rooms: 22
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“All are great. There are separate apartment/buildings beyond the large itself all are excellent-top-notch, well thought out except there are not enough outlet's near the beds.”
 of 5 bubbles SkiMD123, 29 Dec 2015 | Read review
“All rooms face the Snake River as far as I could tell. If not, make sure you do get one.”
 of 5 bubbles lfodea, 29 Jun 2015 | Read review
“all rooms face the beautiful Snake River”
 of 5 bubbles lesleya887, 25 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Skip the fisherman's cabins - they're not really cabins (shared walls).”
 of 5 bubbles RachelF383, 11 Nov 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are good. We staid in suites close to the main lodge”
 of 5 bubbles bdcook, 3 Sep 2014 | Read review
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