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Unique Travel Destination

Girl's Getaway Weekend

Salmon River Backcountry Ranch

Relax, Re-Energize, Retreat – Women’s Getaway Weekend


Mackay Bar Ranch - Tim TuttleExperience the ambiance of zero responsibility and relaxing facial and massage sessions at Mackay Bar Ranch.  Hang out with girlfriends and be pampered by our staff for the 4 day 3 night weekend getaway.   Lounge in the sunlight and watch the flowing Salmon River as you drink in the surrounding mountains and relaxing scenery with massages and facials, yoga, qigong and healthy delicious food that will revive and energize you.  Who deserves it more than you?


Thursday, June 26, 2014

We’ll start you out with an historical jet boat excursion on the Salmon River at the Vinegar Creek boat launch near Riggins, Idaho.    You’ll ride the beautiful Salmon River while learning about pioneers like Polly Bemis and Buckskin Bill who inhabited this rugged backcountry wilderness during the gold rush era.  Beverages and snacks are on board so no need to drag your bottles.

Arriving at Mackay Bar Ranch, you’ll have time to unpack, relax and unwind and soak in the magnificent beauty of the ranch nestled on the shores of the Salmon River in the Frank Church “River of No Return” Wilderness area.

Hor Dour’ves and a beverage station are setup before dinner. Introductions to meet the team who will pamper you with massages and facials and sign up sheets to get your sessions scheduled.  We’ll segue into a healthy home cooked dinner, light and fresh, and a relaxing evening under the stars or tucked in for a good night’s sleep.

Friday and Saturday, June 27th-28th, 2014

Family Reunions at Idaho Guest Ranch

Friday and Saturday mornings we’ll  kick off the day at 7:30am with Qi Gong: Life Energy activation through gentle movement, acupressure, and self massage. We’ll serve a healthy breakfast and as the day progresses, you will enjoy your scheduled facials, massages, lunch, optional nap or just enjoying the fellowship of women with the same priorities – pamper thyself.  Those with a little more energy may get teams involved for beach volleyball.

Participants enrolled in a gentle horse trail ride will embark after breakfast where your guide will lead you on the hills above the ranch to plateaus that offer magnificent and distant views above the Salmon River.

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Sunday morning we’ll offer Qi Jong, time to gather your things, and board the jet boat for a return to Vinegar Creek with an estimated arrival of noon.  You’ll feel so jubilant and refreshed, with a totally new perspective of inner joy and peace.

Introducing your lead massage therapist and yoga instructor:  Melanie and June

Melanie Allardale
I have enjoyed helping people feel their best through various forms of bodywork since 1982. Trigger point release, Craniosacral, Reiki, deep tissue, Thai yoga stretching, Hawaiian LomiLomi and sports massage complement my basic Swedish massage approach. I ask to be an instrument of healing grace.   

-Melanie Allardale



I have been a Hatha Yoga teacher for 16 years, working with diverse groups. My background in Iyengar, Integrative yoga therapy, and Kundalini  yoga, enables me to emphasize correct alignment, breathwork, and acceptance and appreciation of body, mind, and spirit. Beautiful, carefully selected music, helps me encourage students to find the balance between effort and relaxation.

-June McKenzie





( excluding gratuity tips for massage/facial presenters )

All inclusive:

  • 4 dayRelaxation spot at Mackay Bar Ranch
  • 3 nights lodging at exclusive Salmon River backcountry ranch (2 women per accommodation)
  • wine and beer,  beverage & snack station
  • hor douer’ves
  • 3 dinners
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 1 hr massage
  • 1/2 hr facial
  • A.M. QiGong
  • P.M. Yoga
  • historic jet boat excursion
  • horseback ride
  • use of all amenities including hot tub, fishing tackle, etc.


RESERVE NOW  -  Only 10 slots left

Cancellation policy:
1) 50% Deposit is due to hold your spot for the event,
2) The balance is due 30 days prior to the event. If the balance
is not paid on or before 30 days prior to the event, MBR has the ability to
assume you forfeited your deposit and can fill your spot. The only way a
refund will be given for your deposit is if we are able to fill your spot.
3) If MBR has to cancel due to high water, weather, or for any reasons
outside of our control then you will receive a FULL refund
4) If you cancel for any reason, within any time frame, deposits will only
be refunded if we can fill your spot.