When we first got engaged we quickly started looking into wedding venues. Being from California, we’d been to many winery weddings. Although fun and beautiful, we felt like we wanted to do something different and decided it would be fun to get hitched at a backcountry lodge.
We are really into rivers and had done a few trips in Idaho’s Frank Church Wilderness. We’d always loved the remoteness, beauty, and serenity of the Salmon River and had passed by a few ranches that looked like they’d be fun to visit with a big group. It wasn’t long before we connected with Joni at Mackay Bar, put down a deposit, and lined up a perfect date in September.
There are many reasons to do a wedding at Mackay Bar, but here are our top 10…. (Read full review)
KTELLIOT1 – Reviewed January 5, 2017 TripAdvisor.com
From the moment we boarded the boat heading to Mackay Bar, until we said goodbye, this trip was one of the best mini-vacations we all have ever had! Buck and Joni, as well as their entire staff and Dax, were always giving their guests full attention, touring by boat the unbelievable historical areas, viewing wildlife and fishing along the way while on the river. There was horseback riding, hiking, or just plain lounging and relaxing. The food was incredible! – The meals were incredibly gourmet, and portions were always more than one could eat! The cabins were very clean, well cared for and very comfortable. We also found some great hats, shirts and outerwear to remember the Mackay Bar experience. If you are looking for a place to unplug/unwind and the ability to get some adventure, this is it! We stayed only two nights, but we are planning on returning soon, for an additional night or two….. better make your reservations now cuz we are coming back!
To Dax, Joni & Buck, we will see soon. It is great to see your family carry on the heritage of the Salmon River Drainage. Thank you for ya’ll’s awesomeness. James & Michele
mejrs208 – Reviewed December 5, 2017 TripAdvisor.com
Buck, Joni, Aubrey, Mike, Aunt Sue, Dax, Tank and Hank! You guys were amazing! Outstanding, clean, comfortable quarters and boats. Food was better than A+. Didn’t have to worry about anything during our stay. The views, landscape, mountains, river, wildlife and adventure were second to none. I give them my highest recommendation!
willow6868 – Reviewed October 23, 2017 – TripAdvisor.com
Mackay Bar Outfitters & Guest Ranch, Inc.
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Frank Church River of No Return Salmon River Wilderness.
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