Want to truly get away from it all? Make a night at the Redfish Lake Lodge part of your escape while visiting Stanley, Idaho. Redfish Lake, which is located only 15 minutes south of Stanley, is a large lake resting at the base of the Sawtooth Mountains. It takes its name from the Salmon Runs that used to finish their migration at the lake having travelled all the way up the Salmon River.
Getting to Redfish Lake is a breeze. Take Highway 75 headed South for approximately 4.5 miles. Next, turn right onto Redfish Lake Road. Continue for two miles before making another left (stay on Redfish Lake Road) and arriving at the lake.
Facilities at the lodge include a great restaurant that has windows looking out at the lake. There is also outdoor seating, which in the summer time is quite pleasant. There are lots of different lodging options: from small and large cabins to single rooms – each one is rustic but comfortable. For large groups, some of the cabins include a kitchen.
Recreation around the lake area is plentiful. From hiking, biking, and running trails to fishing, swimming, and paddling in the lake itself – opportunities abound.
What’s the perfect closing to a fun day outside? Lay down on the front lawn of the lodge and listen to live music resonate off the neighboring mountains. The Redfish Lake Lodge has a schedule of musicians available on their website at www.redfishlake.com. The evenings are fun, festival, and delicious. The menu features their famous Prime Rib, but for a more local bite go for the Ruby Red Idaho Trout.
For more information about Redfish Lake, visit www.redfishlake.com or call them at 208-774-3563.