We have created our first ever Couples Weekend Event. You’ll spend a luscious weekend sipping wines from Sawtooth Winery, soaking your bones in Barth Hotsprings and rejuvenating your sense of adventure and perspective. The beautiful sights and sounds will lull you into ZEN moments as you become immersed deep in the heart of Idaho’s Frank Church Wilderness.
Backcountry Wine Tasting, History Hop & Hot Springs Rendezvous
Friday, July 6, 2018 through Sunday, July 8th, 2018
Our couples only event package includes:
- Jetboat transport to/from Ranch
- Jet boat tour on July 7th (to Barth Hotsprings).
- Your jet boat tour will cover over 110 roundtrip river miles.
- 2 dinners with appetizers, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch,
- Private couples lodging,
- Wine sommelier to help with wine pairing and tasting throughout the weekend
- Your choice of wines and beer throughout the weekend
- Hiking, fishing (we supply poles and bait), yard games, beach relaxation time.
- Room for 7 couples (14 guests total).
- We have 3 private cabins and 4 private rooms (all with private bathrooms) available.
Day 1 (7/6/2018): Pickup at 2pm (MST) at Vinegar Creek Boat Ramp (26 miles/1 hour from Riggins Idaho). On our way to the ranch (26 mile jet boat ride) we will stop at Polly Bemis Ranch to explore. Once we arrive at Mackay Bar Ranch, we will whisk you to your private room or cabin for you to unload luggage, etc. This afternoon will be relaxation in the hammock, on the beach, private hike up the South Fork if you wish. 5:30 pm will be appetizers and wine tasting with your private sommelier from your local Idaho winery – Sawtooth Winery. 7pm will be dinner, paired with your favorite local wines from Sawtooth Winery.
Day 2 (7/7/2018): Your own private wilderness hike if you choose prior to an 8 AM breakfast and coffee. After Breakfast (around 9:30), we will load up in the twin engine jet boat and venture upriver, another 29 miles, seeing many historical sites along the way: Buckskin Bills Musuem, Reho Wolfes Homestead, and Cambells Ferry. We will eat lunch (paired with more wine) on the beach. We will continue upriver arriving at the remote and magical Barth Hotsprings. Barth Hotsprings is a natural wonder – with crystal clear 100 degree waters pouring off a shear rock face into a rock infinity pool overlooking the wild and scenic Salmon River. After soaking in the tub and swimming in the magnificent Salmon River waters, we will boat back down river to the ranch where appetizers and Dinner will be waiting for you (again, paired with more of your favorite wines)!
Day 3 (7/8/2018): 7:30 Am horseback ride up the South Fork of the Salmon for those that choose to partake. 9am breakfast . We will depart the Ranch for the final jet boat ride (around 10:30 a.m.) arriving back to Vinegar Creek around noon MST.