China Bar Lodge Idaho backcountry lodging vacation

China Bar Lodge


Stay at China Bar on a 6 Day Main Salmon Rafting Trip, the ultimate family adventure vacation.

Wilderness Rafting Trips

China Bar Lodge

Idaho's premier adventure resort featuring cabins that offer rustic luxury and are complemented by an exciting choice of outdoor adventures including whitewater rafting, fly fishing, hiking and more. China Bar Lodge located in the heart of Idaho's largest wilderenss, is the ultimate backcountry location for adventure on the trails, rivers and mountains of Idaho. Our resort is at rivers edge of the Main Salmon River where views are stunning while relaxing on your own private beach, you will gaze upon forested mountains and the free-flowing Salmon River. China Bar Lodge is the ideal adventure resort for families and groups.

You will travel by jet boat 36 miles from the end of the road in the center of the 2.3 million acre Frank Church "River of No Return" Wilderness.  After a day relaxing in natures beauty and enjoying many outdoor adventures you'll enjoy our delicious meals on the deck or in the spacious dinning area of the main lodge.

Planning a float trip, family reunion, company retreat, or small wedding? The lodge is a great location for a private party away from the distractions of every day life. Please inquire about special events.

Lemhi Creek Cabin at China Bar

As seen on DIY Network TV Show Building of the Grid - Cabin of No Return. A new addition to China Bar Lodge the Cabin of No Return is completely self contained for those wanting to truely escape into the wilderness. We are offering this 860sq' log cabin as a vacation rental where you can either choose to prepare your own food or have our staff at China Bar do it for you. The cabin can be reserved for 3 to 6 days and sleeps 6 very comfortably. A fun and exciting 37 mile Jet Boat Ride to and from China Bar from Vinegar Creek boat launch is included.


3 Day Cabin Rental ...$2067.00 (max 6 people)
4 Day Cabin Rental ...$2456.00 "
5 Day Cabin Rental ...$2854.00 "
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“Wilderness is not a luxury but necessity of the human spirit.” –Edward Abbey

Ram House Lodge at Mackay Bar

If you have been feeling like you and your loved ones are a little too “plugged in and unconnected” you need to visit the Ram House on Mackay Bar. You will renew family ties with good conversations, nature walks, and evenings around a campfire. Everyone can go their own way during the day and then regroup at mealtimes to relive their adventures. You can make your stay as relaxing or active as you want and will always be surrounded by the Salmon River serenity. You can relax on the deck or play along the rivers edge or you may choose to explore additional sites such as a Buckskin Bills historic homestead and the blue ribbon trout fishing of the South Fork. Whether your looking for stress relief or adventure, the Ram House Lodge on Mackay Bar is the perfect place.

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All Inclusive Wilderness Escapes

All lodge stays are all inclusive with gourmet meals, jet boat rides to historic sites along the river, ATV transportation to and from Lodge to Airstrip and several beaches on the Salmon River and many fun games the whole family will enjoy. Our lodge on Mackay Bar is the ultimate wilderness escape no matter what brings you here. We have world class fishing packages, romantic getaway's, corporate retreats, family reunions or wedding parties. The 25 mile jet boat ride from the end of the road at Vinegar Creek is an exhillerating adventure on the River of No Return on the Main Salmon River packed with wildlife viewing and photo opportunities while running the whitewater with one of our experienced and fun jet boat captains.


Lodging Only with Dinner and Breakfast

If you are rafting or hiking in the wilderness and would like to stay at China Bar for 1 or more nights our prices include dinner and breakfast and lunch if staying multiple nights.

Rate ... $160.00 per person (Call for Group Discounts)

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2 Day 1 Night Wilderness Escape
Jet Boat Tour China Bar or Ram House Lodging, Dinner and Breakfast

A great weekend getaway or fun family adventure with a jet boat tour of the Main Salmon River with a few whitewater thrills and stops at historical sites along the way.

Rates ... $305.00 per person (min. of 4)

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3 or 4 Day Wilderness Escape

Escape and reconnect to nature in Idaho's Wilderness, enjoy relaxing on the deck or in the hammock. Take a hike with your fly rod or just listen to the birds and the Salmon River flowing by. If you are looking to reconnect you and your family to nature this is what you need. Take a trip to the River of No Return for an outdoor experience you will never forget.

Rate ... 3 Day 2 Night … $589.00 per person (min. of 4) call for group pricing for 10 or more
Rate ... 4 Day 3 Night ... $849.00 per person (min. of 5)

All overnight trips start at Vinegar Creek boat launch 28 miles from Riggins at 2:00pm, you will be back around noon.

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Steelhead Fishing Packages (October - March)

Let our experienced guides take you on an adventure of a lifetime, escape into the wilderness for Idaho's best Steelhead fishing.

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Summer Fly Fishing

During July, August and September, we offer great small stream fly-fishing on several tributaries of the Main Salmon River, offering miles of water to explore right from the lodge. Most fish caught are Rainbows, Bull Trout and Cutthroat trout. Most of the streams are within a short jetboat ride from the lodges. These streams are very productive for those willing to walk and wade, and while the fish are not huge the fish are plentiful and the serenity un-matched.

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