ABOUT this event:

You’ll spend a luscious weekend sipping wines from Sawtooth Winery, exploring the Salmon River -River of No Return – via Jet Boat and rejuvenating your sense of adventure and perspective, together with the one you love.   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.

Sawtooth Winery Couples Getaway

"This River of No Return and the Frank Church Wilderness holds treasures - take a journey into the heart of the wilderness where your soul can be cleansed. The waters of the Salmon River are crisp, clear and full of white sandy beaches that make your escape truly 'your own private Idaho'. Couple that with amazing accommodations, excellent food and wine and a scenic tour on the Wild Section of Idaho's Main Salmon River - an adventurous, laid back, romantic weekend."
Buck & Joni Dewey

june 25, 2021 & july 26, 2021

We will pick you up at Vinegar Creek Boat Ramp – 26 miles East of Riggins, ID at 2 MST. Enjoy a tour of the historical Polly Bemis Ranch before we land at Mackay Bar Ranch.  The afternoon will be relaxation in the hammock, on the beach, private hike up the South Fork if you wish. At 7 PM appetizers and dinner are served in our Mackay Bar Lodge with wine tasting along with your private sommelier from local Idaho winery – Sawtooth Winery.  

june 26, 2021 & July 27, 2021

Your own private wilderness beckons you for a hike if you choose,  prior to an 9 AM breakfast and coffee. After Breakfast (around 10 AM), we will load up the twin engine jet boats and venture upriver, another 15 miles, seeing many historical sites along the way:  Buckskin Bills Musuem, Reho Wolfes Homestead, and Campbells Ferry. We will eat lunch (paired with more wine) on the beach. After hiking, exploring 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)!

june 27, 2021 & July 28, 2021

7 AM coffee overlooking the mighty Salmon River.  Breakfast is served at 9 AM.  We will depart the Ranch for the final jet boat ride (around 10:30 a.m.) arriving back at Vinegar Creek around noon MST.

Sawtooth Winery Couples Retreat

The best way to enjoy the river is by jet boat (and of course, wine!) Beautiful accommodations and homemade meals all add to it! Treat yourself, your parents, or a loved one to an exciting and once in a lifetime opportunity!

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