Have you daydreamed for eons, about organizing a treasured adventure with the spouse and kids, parents, grandparents, busy siblings and your kids cousins, as well as other beloved family members.
Mackay Bar Ranch offers a family friendly destination where the rubber, concrete, and gravel, meets Mother Earth in all of her radiance.
WE OFFER A VERY COMFORTABLE PAMPERED SETTING IN AN EXCLUSIVE IDAHO BACKCOUNTRY PARADISE
Mackay Bar Guest Ranch is a wonderful Idaho destination for your family gathering.
A group of 22 to 32 is perfect. (Your group is larger? No problem.)
Mackay Bar Ranch is happy to customize your group vacation at our unique Salmon River Back country location. We provide your group with a memorable adventure of a lifetime!
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Your family reunion can be whatever you want it to be. Your activities agenda may include a few planned activities along with a lot of relaxing on the beach and enjoying the great outdoors, or fishing, arranging a family volleyball tournament, hiking, swimming, reading, napping and reconnecting with family members. More Activities.
Reserving Mackay Bar Guest Ranch means that you and your family have exclusive use of the entire property, along with support staff available to tend to your every need. We provide delicious home cooked meals, stylish, comfortable lodging, and unlimited jet boat excursions for fishing or historical site hopping along the rugged Salmon River.
How about a picnic during the day, or a cozy campfire under a blanket of stars at night? As an option, we’ll treat you to Captain Buck’s favorite fishing holes and grab a cool swim on a hot summers day. Its hard to beat. Connect with your loved ones, catch up, and share an experience that will produce lifelong memories for your entire group.
WHERE IS MACKAY BAR RANCH LOCATED?
Mackay Bar Outfitters & Guest Ranch is one of the most unique backcountry guest ranches in Idaho. We’re located in the heart of Idaho, East of Riggins, where the South Fork of the Salmon flows into the Main Salmon. Nestled in the embrace of the Frank Church “River of No Return” Wilderness, Idaho’s Salmon River is the longest undammed, free-flowing river contained in a single state in the lower 48 states.
Boise, ID is the nearest major city, and is the Capital of Idaho, approximately 155 miles or 3 hours driving distance from Riggins, ID.
Our Jet Boats are ready to whisk your group, luggage and all, to Mackay Bar Ranch from Vinegar Creek Boat Launch.
Starting in Riggins, ID, you’ll travel across the new concrete bridge heading up the Main Salmon River Road. You will stay on this road traveling 26 miles until you reach Vinegar Creek Boat Ramp – this will be the end of the road – you will follow the main Salmon River the entire way. This road is paved for the first 10 miles. It is a winding 26 miles so please allow yourself 1 to 1 ½ hours. We will be waiting for you at the end of the road – you will continue the rest of your journey to Mackay Bar Ranch via jet boat (about an hour jet boat trip).
WHAT SIZE OF FAMILY GROUPS CAN MACKAY BAR ACCOMMODATE?
Mackay Bar Guest Ranch can comfortably accommodate between 30 to 32 guests, but we have the capacity for much larger groups. Our tent camping sites expand the number of people we can include for larger family reunions. Call and schedule in advance and you can make Mackay Bar Guest Ranch an exclusive backcountry ranch location for your special family gathering.
Your siblings, whose careers and pathways often take them to locations far from your hometown, often enjoy the gathering of an entire extended family for summer fun, reacquainting with brothers and sisters, cousins, uncles, moms, dads, grandparents and of course the grandchildren, who love to smile and laugh, play games and have loads of fun and new adventure. Your entire family can enjoy an exclusive planned adventure where vacation time spent together with loved ones is really the essence of life.
WHAT ABOUT MEALS?
All of your meals are served in the dining hall of our main lodge unless we’re packing lunches for an offsite picnic. Special dietary needs? No problem. We’re happy to tailor the menu to meet the needs of individuals in your group.
WHAT RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES ARE AVAILABLE AT MACKAY BAR GUEST RANCH?
Summer Activities at Mackay Bar Outfitters & Guest Ranch are plentiful and include horseback riding, hiking, fishing, jetboat excursions combined with historic landmark visits and relaxing in an inviting atmosphere to lounge around, play on the beach, swim, and enjoy the relaxing solitude of the Frank Church Wilderness.
SUMMER WEATHER AT MACKAY BAR RANCH
It’s hot. Temps are typically anywhere between 90 and 105? Long days, cooler in the morning and hotter evenings. Mackay Bar is located where mornings enjoy the cooler weather and then afternoons are hot. Great for morning horseback rides and afternoon beach stays and dips in the river!
RESERVE YOUR DATES IN ADVANCE
Contact Mackay Bar Outfitters and Guest Ranch at 208-413-2109 or use our guest email form to inquire or reserve your exclusive family reunion dates and plan an all inclusive memorable vacation that your family members will remember for a lifetime!