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marc baxis

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, pig latin

Premiere Lodge on the Southfork of the Pristine Snake River

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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 100 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

Keywords: Custom built Lodge

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
marc baxis (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, pig latin

About marc baxis

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

marc baxis purchased this house in 2000

Why marc baxis chose Eastern Idaho

I had this custom lodge built in 2000. I bought the property in 1990 back when larger parcels were still available on the Snake River in Swan Valley. So it is one of the few larger sites on the River...I was actually headed to explore Montana and Wyoming by myself with my dog. It was the end of the day and I was tired from I descended into a small valley town high in the mountains I was awestruck by a beautiful sunset and decided I would stay at the next place I came to ...It was the Southfork Lodge then owned By Spence and Linda Warner. Basically a rustic but highly acclaimed destination for the most serious fly fisherman...I woke after spending a great evening with the guides and Spence and Linda and grabbed my rod and waded the banks and had an incredible fishing experience...witnessing Bald Eagles, Ospreys and a Moose...after coming back to the Lodge I inquired to Spence if there were any riverfront parcels for sale...he sent me on a journey to the backside of the River where I found a 12 acre parcel that suited me...I purchased it before I left for home ...and there you have the abbreviated version....

What makes this house unique

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


based on 18 traveler reviews

Premiere Lodge on the Southfork of the Pristine Snake River
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Fantastic Corporate Outing location

  • 5 of 5

With our group of individuals, all committed to fishing one of the finest rivers in the PNW, this property proved to be ideal. Easy access to the river and the boat launches and take outs, our days were efficient and productive. Relaxation and comfort awaited us at the days end with all amenities necessary to recharge for the next day. Property offered ample parking (even with drift boats), home offered space for all individuals and, most of all, a serene environment for relaxation and achieving a level of comfort. I will need to return to explore the hiking, Jackson and the other surrounding attractions. Owner was exceptional in answering questions with quick response and accurate information. I look forward to returning to this outstanding home and location.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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eastern PA

The perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting that cannot be beat. This spacious property was great for our extended family, with bedrooms on 2 separate floors. There is so much to do in the area - and the owners have provided plenty of information. It was great to come home to this lodge after the day's adventures.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Troy, IL

Purple mountains' majesty in Swan Valley, Idaho

  • 5 of 5

Our two families of 6 adults and 3 children from ages 5 to 99 just returned from one of our most memorable VRBO trips to date. The home is a treasure of gorgeous yet homey design on a property boasting gorgeous riverfront with fire pit, mountains, and starry starry skies. We went horseback riding, river floating, white water rafting, fly fishing, Yellowstone National Park, and went to an authentic small town rodeo! We wished we had booked for 3-4 more days because we were not ready to leave. The owners are easy communicators and their own exuberance for their property is omnipresent in their cozy yet spacious home and expansive grounds. There are many recommendations provided for anything you want to do including grocery shopping and eating out. We ate all of our breakfasts and dinners at home due to the beauty of the property, deck, and great room with expansive gorgeous views. Even rain did not deter us from enjoying every adventure! I cannot say enough how beautiful it is at the property and surrounding areas. Thank you Marc and Linda for hosting us!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Draper, Utah

Perfect annual family escape.

  • 5 of 5

For the past two summers this lodge has been the perfect escape for our family. My husband and I have been fishing the South Fork for over 20 years and as our family grew we began looking for a place that would accommodate all our needs, and this is it. It has a beautiful combination of luxury and comfort yet rustic enough to not let you forget where you are. The location is ideal for enjoying all the wildlife, sweeping sunsets, and the storms that roll in and out. There is plenty of space for my kids to run and play and they've even hooked a few fish from the bank. When we do finally pull ourselves away from the lodge there is plenty to do near by. Besides drifting down the Snake River, we've enjoyed horseback ridding, ziplining and day excursions into Jackson Hole and Driggs. We greatly appreciate Marc opening up his lodge to our family and being so attentive and accessible whenever needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thx Vanessa and all the Zito family for choosing my lodge...your choosing my lodge two years in a row just tells me that we value similar experiences...thx for being such great and respectful family...I hope to have you again next summer for a 3 peat...kindly Marc
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lone tree, co

Outstanding stay at the best property on the river!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Marc for a wonderful stay at your magnificent property on the southfork! This is a fly fishermans dream. Caught nice cutthroat and rainbows right from the backyard !! Very private and secluded with a massive yard for our dogs to run free in. The house was immaculate and very well laid out. Huge deck with outdoor grill for a bbq on the river. WE WILL BE BACK!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely lodge. Great location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Idaho Falls / Jackson Hole
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
jackson hole
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
southfork lodge
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


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Eastern Idaho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 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)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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