Why Is Redfish Lake Lodge One of the Best Mountain Resorts in the USA?

It’s about time you treated yourself to an incredible experience. If you’re searching for one of the best mountain resorts in the USA, you need to explore Redfish Lake Lodge. Our beautiful property is full of exciting activities, fantastic lodging, on-site dining, and adventures galore! 

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What Makes Redfish Lake Lodge One of the Best Mountain Resorts in the USA?

The Location

There are a lot of things about our property that make it one of the best mountain resorts in the USA, but the incredible location sets us apart from the rest of the competition. Our stunning lakeside setting is one of a kind in Central Idaho. You can walk out of your room to sensational views of the Sawtooth Mountains reflecting off Redfish Lake. You’re also close to tons of trails and other outdoor activities, but you can read a little bit more about those below. 

Activities at and Around Our Resort

The extensive collection of on-site activities adds to the allure of Redfish Lake Lodge. The lake provides plenty of fun and exciting opportunities to enjoy our property. You can swim, fish, and rent a boat, kayak, or SUP from our marina. We offer a variety of bike rentals that you can either ride around the nearby trails or take to one of the paths in surrounding areas, and Redfish Lake Corrals provides horseback riding excursions for the entire family. There is also a network of trails branching out from the grounds that wind up through the mountains and along the lake’s shoreline. You can explore some of our favorite hiking trails on our blog

Of course, when you venture off our property, you’ll discover even more adventures! White water rafting down the Salmon River, rock climbing at Elephant’s Perch and Warbonnet Peak, and soaking in a local hot spring are just a few of our favorite ways to explore the Sawtooths. You also won’t want to miss out on an evening of stargazing. The Dark Sky Reserve in Idaho is the first-ever Gold Tier reserve (one of only 11 in the world) and provides some of the most beautiful panoramas of the night sky you’ll ever see.

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Dining Options

Nothing brings you closer to the local culture of a new destination like treating yourself to the regionally inspired cuisine. Here at Redfish Lake Lodge, we offer three incredible dining experiences. Each of these rustic-themed eateries provides a full menu of gourmet appetizers, hearty entrees, delectable desserts, craft beers, tasty wines, and great cocktails. Come hungry to enjoy the regionally inspired cuisine at our restaurants, which include:


The crown jewel of cuisine at one of the best mountain resorts in the USA, Limbert’s serves up tasty breakfasts and offers an ever-changing menu full of local favorites and hearty options.

The Rustic Lounge

Our lounge is open seven days a week from 4 p.m. to midnight (noon to midnight during peak summer season) and offers a happy hour on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights!

Lakeside Grill

This is a great place to grab a tasty and casual bite to eat outside where you’ll find anything from burritos to fish tacos!

Plan Your Mountain Getawaya cabin at Redfish Lake Lodge

You can’t talk about what makes the Redfish Lake Lodge one of the best mountain resorts in the USA without mentioning our lodging offerings. We have a selection of cabins, duplexes, suites, and lodge rooms. Whether you’re coming for a family reunion or a romantic getaway, we have the perfect fit for your needs.

Start planning your dream mountain getaway today by booking one of our accommodations! We look forward to welcoming you to our resort.