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South Fork Lodge - Lodge Suites

Relax in a charming Lodge Suite at South Fork Lodge with a private terrace, river views

Spend your days fishing on the South Fork of the Snake River and evenings in one of our beautiful Lodge Suites. Located within our main lodge, these suites provide rustic elegance with sweeping views of the Snake River. Conveniently located down the hall from the bar, guest lounge, and dining room, the lodge suites offer all the comfort and luxury necessary for a relaxing stay.

Each suite offers two queen beds, comfortably sleeping up to 4 guests, and an en suite bathroom. A private terrace overlooks the river providing the perfect place to relax and enjoy the peaceful sound of the moving waters. For your convenience, the suites are equipped with a refrigerator, coffee maker, and wireless internet.

Natural Retreats’ South Fork Lodge rests on a dramatic bend of eastern Idaho’s world-famous South Fork of the Snake River in scenic Swan Valley. This stunning wilderness location offers a perfect blend of rustic elegance, outstanding activities, and exceptional hospitality.


Note: Please inquire about our all-inclusive fly fishing and accommodations packages. They include guided fishing for each day for each angler, all fishing equipment, license and necessary materials, 3 meals a day for all attendees, house drinks (beer, wine, and liquor) until 10 pm each night, dining and beverage gratuities, and all taxes.

Weddings & Events

Sitting on the banks of the gorgeous Snake River, the South Fork Lodge offers one of the most scenic and memorable venues for a picture perfect wedding day. Natural Retreats can help you create a truly unique wedding, be it a large, traditional gathering, or an intimate, unique ceremony. We will work with you to add a distinctive, personal touch, making your special day extraordinary.

Riverside Bar & Grill

Sample our tasty, seasonal menus featuring local ingredients and enjoy the regional fare in our elegant dining room, on our deck, or at the Riverside Bar. Enjoy a leisurely meal and soak up the scenery as you tell that fishing story you've been waiting all day to share. The bar is always bustling and each evening, guests gather on the patio for a nightcap.

South Fork Outfitters

Whether you are looking for the fishing trip of a lifetime and want to be on the water from dawn til dusk, have never cast a fly rod before, or just want to check out the wildlife, South Fork Outfitters can suit your needs. Our guides can put any angler on fish and can provide the equipment for any level. Call to book your trip today and check out the fishing report below.

Please note that due to the nature of our Outfitting permits, we cannot guarantee specific river sections and can only note requests. We will make every effort to accommodate requests on the day of the Guided Fishing Trip.

Corporate Retreats

South Fork Lodge offers a special setting for a corporate retreat. From our private meeting room to our large dining room to our luxury accommodations, a retreat at the South Fork Lodge will certainly be a memorable one. Our Xplore Team is happy to work with you to arrange activities, catered to your group.

South Fork Lodge - Lodge Suites is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed We arrived on Monday, fished for three days and left on Friday. First, there was no hot water in my room until the last day. I realize the management was working to fix it, but it was frustrating to be told every day that the problem had been fixed and still not have hot water. Second, my final bill included charges I had not made and had to be redone. If I had not closely reviewed the bill, I would have paid for things I did not purchase. The last problem I encountered was the food at the breakfast buffet. It was always cold and I had to send it back to be reheated. Since we ate at 7:00 am when the restaurant opened, I would not expect cold food.
Date published: 2018-07-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A few details-good and bad The staff and Kevin were very gracious and friendly and let us know they were there to meet our needs. However, the housekeeping staff let us down. Specifically, on checking in, we noticed the toilet was not clean and had hairs on it. The coffee maker still had the previous occupants dried out coffee filter and the mugs were not clean. During our stay, the mugs were never cleaned or was the coffee carafe cleaned.There were crumbs on a side table as well as sticky residue on a bedside table. This is the first time in a number of stays where we encountered these room cleanliness issues. The heater in the room wouldn't operate, regardless of the setting.
Date published: 2018-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great venue and place to stay We stayed at the South Fork Lodge for three nights for a wedding. We were in the Lodge Suites. The views were amazing, there was nothing like lying in bed watching the river rush by. Breakfast each morning was really great. I loved the buffet style and the food was excellent and plentiful. The staff was incredibly helpful and pleasant. The only reason I did not give a 5 star was because there was little or no hot water all three nights of our stay. I was told they were having issues with the boiler and couldn’t get a repairman out until the following week. Since our party had booked the entire lodge, many people were impacted by this. Overall a wonderful place to stay.
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Getting Back to Nature The lodge is amazing. We have had brunch there dozens of time, stopped at the bar, and had our engagement photos on the grounds. We have never stayed there. It was a great stay but there are two things that I found odd. I love that there was no tv in the room but I wish I would have known that prior so we could have brought board games and other things to entertain ourselves. I know the hotel provided some but they were not suited for 2 player. The other issue was how cold our room was. My mother spent her entire career putting the South Fork Canyon under conservation easements for the BLM so I am all about saving the environment but we were pretty cold. Again, I love the lodge, loved the view, loved just enjoying the view.
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Location, great guides, overcooked food. We had a great time at South Fork Lodge, the natural beauty, staff and guides were great. Overall we would do it again. There were some items I think could be improved on though. The food was a bit over priced for what it was, and every entree was over cooked. We had the prime rib, ordered as medium rare and cooked medium well, the Mahi Mahi, overcooked and dry, and the elk/bison burger, ordered medium rare and came out well done and tough.
Date published: 2018-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful fall colors October on the Southfork the aspens were in full yellow the trout were hungry---great trip with natural retreats
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than Great! Our room was so comfy, with the best view of the Snake River. We loved it.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Staff - Fabulous Shampoo! We have visited the South Fork Lodge twice; both stays in the Fall seasons of 2016 and 2017. The welcoming starts when the staff is expecting your arrival and somehow greet us by name as we walk up to the front desk... "Hello, you must be Mr & Mrs....", at both visits. (How do they know that?) The building is sturdy post and beam construction with the hallways adorned with nature themed art that is available for purchase. There is a comfortable round lounge with floor to ceiling windows and a telescope. The rooms are comfortable with furnishings upgraded from the generic hotel norm. Note that the only TVs are in the bar - which makes a great excuse to mingle and enjoy the fishing brag-fest. If you were hoping to find a coffee maker in your room, you will be pleased to also see a set of wine glasses and high ball tumblers provided. The room views are calming vistas of a wide bow in the Snake River with privacy screening on each side of your patio. Watch for swimming moose! And then there is that lovely shampoo and soap. I've never seen the brand before, and rarely use hotel products, but I would purchase it for home use. A tingly herbal confection that left my hair bouncing and behaving! It's all in the details.
Date published: 2017-10-06
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