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...]
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Most will agree that Idaho is truly a hidden gem and a place to enjoy monumental outdoor opportunities. We've also got high mountain peaks, lots of rivers and recreational opportunities. Well, so do lots of other states. We have potatoes too, and thats a commodity Idaho is well known for sure! But what really sets Idaho apart is the vastness of our backcountry terrain. Idaho CAN boast of its status as one of the last wild frontiers. In comparison with the congested populations in other parts of the United States, people living in Idaho number far fewer when one compares the total land mass with the overall populations. That means … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]