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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

River Dance Lodge offers luxury on the Clearwater

If cabins or “glamping” in a wall tent with a hot tub are on your radar for adventure, ROW Adventures has the answer in Idaho just a few hours’ drive from Spokane.

River-based trips in the wild areas such as Idaho’s River of No Return Wilderness and Oregon’s Owyhee region continue to be the core of the Coeur d’Alene-based company that books active trips around the globe.

But in 2005, the company founded River Dance Lodge on U.S. Highway 12 at Syringa near the confluence of the Lochsa and Selway rivers.

“The lodge has two distinct audiences,” company owner Peter Grubb said. “There’s the fun-seeking whitewater rafters who come in May and June primarily to raft the Lochsa River, and then there’s the mellower crowd – families, travelers, hikers, mountain bikers, flatwater paddlers, reunion groups and fishermen – who come later.”

The lodge rents paddling craft and offers guided tours and shuttles.

Guests return to good meals at the lodge’s Syringa Cafe and a cabin or a glamping wall tent, all of which are decked out with outdoor hot tubs.

“We don’t suffer on our wilderness trips by any means, but this is pretty sweet,” Grubb said.