As a continuation of our "Building in the Backcountry" series, we want to SHARE not only the challenges of remodels for the Private Guest Cabins but also, in this Part 2 of 6 blog, all private rooms received a thorough upgrade (take a look at the before and after photos below!) Just like in Part 1, everything has to be hauled into Mackay Bar Ranch via one of three methods of transport: Materials are either flown into to our Mackay Bar Ranch private landing strip, Hauled upriver via jet boat Or, materials are brought in over the top via 4wd road #222 from Dixie. PROJECT PLANNING AND MATERIALS LISTS All of our lists for … [Read more...]
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As owners of Mackay Bar Outfitters & Guest Ranch, we are very accustomed to the challenges of building and upgrading structures on our property here in Idahos' backcountry. The remote and mighty Salmon River that winds through the unparalleled River of No Return Frank Church Wilderness brings about a number of building challenges when one decides to build or remodel! As a 5 star rated vacation venue located on the Salmon River in the Frank Church Wilderness (Idaho's River of No Return), Mackay Bar Ranch regularly hosts family groups, friend groups, wedding party groups and special event as well as corporate groups of all types. Over … [Read more...]
Back in the day, we spent our time as kids, heading straight home after school, and making a beeline outdoors every chance we got. Back then, we didn't have digital devices to fascinate and monopolize our attentions. Nope. We used our imaginations and kid adrenaline to run, ride bikes, swim, climb trees, play with bugs and performing stupid human tricks. Life was simple back then. Today, kids are being handed digital devices at very young ages and while it's a matter of security, and staying connected, our kids are becoming more addicted to technology than ever before. According to an article by OutsideOnline.com, "Technology, like … [Read more...]
Greetings from Mackay Bar Outfitters! We hope your New Year has gotten off to a great start. Have you heard about our Wilderness Weapons Retreat scheduled April 26th, 27th and 28th? For those interested in Mackay Bar Ranch's Special Events - this one is sure to be a WEEKEND of ADVENTURE & FUN. We have openings still available! JETBOAT ADVENTURE ON THE SALMON RIVER Your Wilderness Adventure starts on Friday when we pickup guests at Vinegar Creek Boat Ramp on the Salmon River (26 miles East of Riggins ID), for a 26 mile jet boat ride into the Frank Church Wilderness on the Salmon River. Now that is pure adventure, in itself. … [Read more...]
Mackay Bar Ranch has something super special planned for the month of April 2019. Join us for an unforgettable event in April 2019 for a 52 mile round trip Salmon River jet boat tour, a full day of weapons training and of course Mackay Bar Ranch's signature hot meals & stylish accommodations. Plan to bring a friend or a group of friends or join us on your own. This weapons retreat will prove to be an insightfully fun and constructive training course to get you up to speed on your weapons skills or just to refresh what you already know. WHAT: Wilderness Weapons Retreat WHEN: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 26th thru … [Read more...]
Do you know of any couples who have become engaged, or have plans for a re-commitment ceremony to celebrate the bonds of love in a unique, backcountry setting? If you do, the couple, who might be leaving no stone unturned when it comes to searching out the perfect wedding venue, will appreciate your sharing this heavenly Idaho riverfront location called Mackay Bar Ranch. Perched on the shores of the Salmon River and embraced by Idaho's Frank Church "River of No Return" Wilderness, Mackay Bar Ranch hosts wedding groups seeking to celebrate their special life events in a non-traditional, outdoor setting. All-inclusive lodging, a … [Read more...]