Mountain Village Resort is a lodge, restaurant, and bar that, in addition, offers its guests a fantastic soaking experience in mineral-rich water and a chance to enjoy the greater outdoors at the same time. This place on the bank of the Salmon River near the Sawtooth National Forest provides a great escape from your daily routine into the beauty of rural Idaho.
Geothermal mineral water is piped into a wooden pool with a sandy bottom that is large enough to fit up to 8 people. Depending on the season, water temperature in the pool varies from 98° F (37° C) to 104° F (40° C). The pool sits in a log cabin with large doors you can open to enjoy the view of the mountains and the creek. There are benches and two changing rooms inside of the cabin. There are a few undeveloped pools on the river bank.
The Mountain Village Resort has 61 rooms. In addition, there are ten tent sites and six RV spots with full hook-up as well as a private house you can book for big families or events. The town features a general store, dancing hall as well as gas and service station.
Outdoor lovers enjoy a plethora of activities in the area depending on the season. During summer you can enjoy rafting, fishing, hiking, biking, camping, climbing, and horseback riding and winter is the time for snowmobiling, ice skating, skiing, and snowshoeing.
Bathing suits are required and soaking is by reservation only. Please, keep in mind that during busy times you might have to share the pool with others and private soaking is not guaranteed.
Mountain Village Resort | Facts
Location: Stanley • Idaho • USA
Development: A wooden tub in a log cabin
Amenities: Restaurant, bar
Accommodations: Rooms, tent and RV sites
Hiking distance: Short
Road Access: Any vehicle
Day-use: Reservation is required
Elevation: 6,000 ft (1,828 m)
- Head northwest on State Street/ID-44 to Highway ID-55
- Turn right onto ID-55 and follow 33.7 miles north to County Highway 17
- Turn right onto Highway 17 and continue 33 miles east to Highway ID-21
- Turn left onto ID-21 and go 58 miles to the destination on the right.