Especially for Idaho Corporate meeting and incentive programs, Mackay Bar Ranch offers an idyllic setting for your groups to build morale and team spirit. Companies located in and around the Boise, Idaho area would do well to have meeting planners place Mackay Bar Ranch on a top list of excellent venues to choose from. We can accommodate groups planning retreats and incentive events consisting of 6 to 40 people. Mackay Bar Ranch is a complete destination for groups and meetings that range from small, intimate gatherings to incentive programs and executive retreats. We offer adventures that are true to Idaho, but with a level of … [Read more...]
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As a former financial professional where I ran my own CPA firm for many years, pre-dating a full time gig with Mackay Bar Ranch, I thought it would be helpful to share some important information about the recent tax reform. Many of our groups are corporate entities that this information may impact and would be helpful to know early in the year. Along with many tax reform changes starting in 2018 - you may no longer deduct directly related or associated business entertainment effective January 1, 2018. Common forms of "directly related and associated entertainment" that are no longer deductible include: business meals with clients … [Read more...]
You're in the Frank Church "River of No Return" Wilderness [ Upper Salmon River ] on a jet boat, fishing for steelhead with Mackay Bar Ranch. Life can't get much better than that! Its that time of year we start thinking about early spring fishing. The frozen river thaws, the Salmon River begins flowing, and the fish are frisky and BIG! Bottom line: Friends its TIME to fish! We've got a few more prime slots available with Captain Buck Dewey, to get on the jet boat and do some mean fishing for big Salmon River Steelhead. The season is open from February 15th to the end of March. As we get closer to that prime time, those fishing … [Read more...]
SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT FOR FUTURE GUESTS OF MACKAY BAR OUTFITTERS & GUEST RANCH. Mackay Bar Outfitters & Guest Ranch (otherwise known as Mackay Bar) has decided to post a blog to clarify a situation, so that no other future prospective guests of Mackay Bar Outfitters & Guest Ranch mistakenly book a vacation with Rams House, a property that sits above the historic and long standing "Mackay Bar" commercial outfitting and guest lodge along Idaho's Salmon River. It has happened in the 2017 season, where guests thought they were booking a group vacation with Mackay Bar. They actually paid their deposit to Salmon River Tours … [Read more...]
Are you in the midst of planning a wedding for the coming year or beyond? If so, you'll definitely want to investigate the enchantment that our outdoor wedding venue at Mackay Bar Ranch has produced among brides, grooms and their wedding parties! It's why we're rated by so many of our guests as the BEST outdoor wedding venue in Idaho. Not only are we located on the shores of the magical Salmon River, but we are located in one of the largest wilderness areas in Idaho, the Frank Church Wilderness. Our wedding venue with outdoor ceremonies creates an unforgettable experience for all present. What sets us apart from the rest (beyond our … [Read more...]
CLOSED FOR 2018 Just for Couples: July 2018 Kicks Off our 1st Annual Backcountry Wine Tasting, History and Hot Springs Rendezvous! You'll venture 27 miles on the Salmon River aboard our jet boats to the shores of Mackay Bar Ranch. Now, The Real Fun Begins! 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. FIRST, let's touch on some important highlights: Mackay … [Read more...]