PREMIERE LODGE ON THE SOUTHFORK OF THE PRISTINE SNAKE RIVER

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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PREMIERE LODGE ON THE SOUTHFORK OF THE PRISTINE SNAKE RIVER

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House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

This Lodge was built by Master craftsman Jay Thornley. It was built from the wood of an 80 year old factory. This lumber was sent to a mill and refinished to create this one of a kind property. It is a magical place built to the highest standards.It boasts 3000 sq.feet of indoor living with a 1000sq ft deck. There is a covered porch and balcony off the Master bedroom. Huge great room ,wonderful kitchen with porcelain farm sink , copper fixtures , saltillo tile floor,thermador range. Custom built bar with vintage saddle stools.You'll marvel over the 9' wood plank floors in the great room and all the bedrooms. All the woodwork has the patina of a lodge from the era of the famed Adirondack Lodges.That coupled with all the modern day comforts you would expect. It has 3 beautiful rock fireplaces ( wood burning )to create just the right ambiance.

But most importantly this lodge sits on the Snake River.With 800 feet of river frontage on 12 beautiful acres.It is just over the Teton Pass from Jackson Hole. All rooms view the river and the Majestic MT. Baldy. It is one of the most precious fisheries in the world. Home to the native cutthroat, lunker german browns , and acrobatic rainbows. If you are a fly fisherman this is truly nirvana. Launch a boat from our gently slopping banks or have a river guide pick you up right outside. Any number of world class guides from the area can assist you on a fishing trip. Of course this area is also home of the famed South Fork Lodge ( owned by Mark Rockefeller). And if fishing is not your thing than maybe being able to almost reach up and touch the stars of our Milky way galaxy might be the stimulation you desire. Whatever it is you will remember this place

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
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I am avid fly fisherman with a young family. We have enjoyed many special times with extended family at the Lodge. Where bonding and memories were experienced that will never be forgotten

The Owner purchased this house in 2000

I had this custom lodge built in 2000. I bought the property in 1990 back when larger parcels were still available on the Snake in Swan Valley. So it is one of the few larger sites on the River

I love the 3 wood burning fireplaces....nothing creates the warmth of crackling fires. The 6 foot tub in the Master Bedroom and french doors that open to the private deck that overlooks the River and Valley has been the setting for many wildlife sightings

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Property Reviews

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Premiere Lodge on the Southfork of the Pristine Snake River
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
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Premiere Lodge on the Southfork of the Pristine Snake River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p130922vbi
(213) 999 3279
Swan Valley Eastern Idaho
NorCal
5

Lovely lodge. Great location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
I visited in the late fall with my wife and another couple. This lodge was a perfect home base to explore eastern Idaho and western Wyoming. Very convenient to airports in Idaho Falls and Jackson. The house is spacious and comfortable. The views off the back deck were spectacular. We especially enjoyed the eagles, osprey and other wildlife on the Snake River. This lodge is perfect for people who love nature and natural beauty.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Hey Peter our paths have intersected although we have never met ...I thank you for your kind review of the Snake River lodge....but more importantly your charitable giving at the Gala for St. Bonaventure High School in Ventura, Ca... I hope to be able to host you and your guests in the future. Marc
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Premiere Lodge on the Southfork of the Pristine Snake River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p130922vbi
(213) 999 3279
Swan Valley Eastern Idaho
Castle Rock, CO
5

Perfect location for fishing/sightseeing Snake River-Henry's Fork-Tetons-Yellowstone-Jackson Hole

Perfect location for fishing/sightseeing Snake River-Henry's Fork-Tetons-Yellowstone-Jackson Hole
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
I chose this lodge because of its central location for fishing and sightseeing eastern Idaho's many rivers and Wyoming's Tetons, Jackson Hole and Yellowstone Park. All these areas can be leisurely accessed on one-day excursions from the Lodge. Most of my time was spent float-fishing three separate segments of the Snake River in Idaho and also south of Jackson in Wyoming. All-in-all my invited guests, youngest son, and I floated the Snake River seven times over a three week stay at the Lodge. My son also wade-fished the Teton and Fall Rivers. Fishing was great! Besides fishing we made several sightseeing forays to Yellowstone, the Tetons and Jackson Hole. Each day we began with breakfast at the Lodge and ended the day with a family-style dinner at the Lodge - the kitchen facilities are excellent and dining on the back deck is wonderful with a view of the river and surrounding mountains. The property description was accurate, it was clean and well maintained, the owner answered my email questions, and I would certainly recommend this property to friends and relatives.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joe for such a flattering review...Its obvious that you appreciate the Lodge just as we do ...It was a pleasure to host you and your guests. You have been a wonderful steward of the Snake River Lodge ...I hope we can host you again in the future!
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Premiere Lodge on the Southfork of the Pristine Snake River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p130922vbi
(213) 999 3279
Swan Valley Eastern Idaho
Virginia
5

Lynda Williams

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 27, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
What an amazing Lodge and property....our family did not want to leave.... Owner was very helpful in directing us in our trip planning....snake river float trip with guide Ed Emory ( who owner suggested) was spectacular. Visits to Jackson Hole and Yellowstone fun our kids were amazed by the whole experience...accommodations were incredible. Master suite was huge(the huge walk in shower and separate clawfoot tub were perfect after the days activities . Barbecue on the huge deck was a daily treat....sipping wine watching the locals ( ospreys,bald, and golden eagles) fish was also a treat. Checking out local hang outs ...we will definitely be back .
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thank you....I hope to host you again in the future!
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Premiere Lodge on the Southfork of the Pristine Snake River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p130922vbi
(213) 999 3279
Swan Valley Eastern Idaho
Cincinnati, Ohio - Tacoma, WA
5

Can't Miss!!!

Can't Miss!!!
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
To echo the other reviews... simply awesome. Had a fantastic week 4 adults, 6 kids under age 10. Ate on deck every night, marshmallows by the river. Went hiking down Grand Targhee, a day in Jackson rafting, Yellowstone, Tetons. Took Marc's advice on shopped Dot-E-Dot antique shop hard (lucky we have a big van) and spent two days just upriver swimming/fishing in Palisades Reservoir (first caught cutthroat, then went swimming at Little Elk- had entire place to ourselves!). River was too high to float ourselves (Bill at the rental place really looked out for us), but we did get some great float fishing with the guides at Southfork Outfitters. Key move was buying supplies in Idaho Falls, then just enjoying our week. Marc was fantastic every step of the way.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was truly my pleasure to help you with your family retreat. I look forward to your to hosting your family in the future.
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Premiere Lodge on the Southfork of the Pristine Snake River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p130922vbi
(213) 999 3279
Swan Valley Eastern Idaho
Albia, Iowa
5

Relaxation at its finest

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
Calling this home a "retreat" does not do it justice. Our party consisted of four adults and we stayed for a week in early August 2011. Coming from hot, humid Iowa, I was immediately struck by how comfortable it was outside, regardless of the time of day. The huge deck overlooking the river draws you right outside and we spent much of our time on the deck or sitting in the shade by the river. The afternoon breeze made even the hottest days comfortable enough to lounge on the deck. There's a gas grill, as well as a charcoal grill, and we used these almost every night. My husband fished every morning and evening, and hauled in some nice trout. There's a closet full of DVDs to watch but we actually never used them because it was so nice outside, we spent most our time outdoors. The photos don't do this place justice. It's a beautiful home and has the feel of the old west without sacrificing comfort or convenience. If you are looking for a place to relax, fish, and just enjoy nature, this place offers exactly what you are looking for. We were definitely not ready to leave at the end of the week. If fly fishing is in your plans, there are several outfitters that will set you up with whatever you need, including a guide and drift boat. If you come through Victor on your way to Swan Valley, definitely stop at the Victor Market for wonderful sandwiches and a decent selection of groceries. The gravel road is a little exciting the first time but we quickly got used to it. Best of all, we saw a bull moose browsing on willows several different times while coming and going up near the main highway. Keep an eye out while driving and pay particular attention along the river banks, especially where the willow-covered islands are, as there's a decent chance of seeing him there. This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments...It is always so gratifying to hear that the Lodge and location was the setting form a memorable stay.

Thx Marc
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Idaho Falls / Jackson Hole
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
grand targhee / jackson hole
Car: necessary

Owner will assist in setting up guided fishing trips or horseback trips into the local mountains

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Availability & Rates

Swan Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
high season
Jun 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$575
$2,950
$8,000
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$500
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000.00
Pet Fee $200.00
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Amenities

Swan Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) Master BR has Cal - king, walkin closet,6 foot clawfoot tub, walkin huge shower, Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • hunting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • rafting
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