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...]
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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...]
If you explore the great outdoors at all, you already know some of the best places on earth are far beyond the road's end. Hidden in the folds of our beautiful state of Idaho are oases that miraculously meld creature comforts with authentic wilderness experiences. One of the best off-road, backcountry lodges among many notable Idaho Lodges and Resorts is Mackay Bar Ranch. Mackay Bar Ranch sits 340 miles from Idaho's capital, Boise, on the shores of the Salmon River, embraced by the magical Frank Church "River of No Return" Wilderness. The Main Salmon River winds its way through this massive wilderness area and is celebrated as the longest … [Read more...]
When we entertain guests at Mackay Bar Ranch, the bonds of friendship and watershed experiences can be engaging both in mind and spirit, and held close, as a clustered gem of humor and great memories. Those fond memories often extend to our very personable clan of four legged residents that have made their home at Mackay Bar Ranch, either by random events or as a purposeful presence to support our outfitter services. So, as we usher in a new Summer Season at Mackay Bar Ranch, and repeat guests as well as first time guests enjoy time spent in our slice of wilderness heaven, we thought it might be as good a time as any to give credit … [Read more...]