The ultimate reunion and retreat getaway in Idaho
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About Brandon Larson
We are a young family with a little boy and a baby girl. We recently graduated with degrees in Financial Economics and Marriage & Family Studies. Both of our families are originally from California, but we both feel like Idaho has always lived in our blood. Working jointly with my parents, we have completely renovated and upgraded this old K-12 school into the perfect Idaho family reunion place.
Brandon Larson purchased this Lodge in 2014
What makes this Lodge unique
Located near Boise Idaho, our property is family owned and operated and it offers a getaway from the big city into the mountains. The drive to Garden Valley is beautiful while you drive through canyons with intense rivers flowing through them and often seeing, deer, elk, and bald eagles just off the road. Sleeping over 80 people in beds, our lodge, bunk rooms, and motel style rooms provide the needed space for all family members. Having fun activities on site is another feature that River Canyon Retreat boasts. Including but not limited to swimming, fishing, rock climbing, basketball, volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, disc golf, soccer, dodgeball, ping pong, billiards, air hockey, foosball, etc. Given our location to Boise, the size of our facility, our accommodations, activities, facilities, and view, I will personally stand behind River Canyon Retreat as the best Family Reunion location in Idaho.
Pool / Spa
Smoking allowed - No Smoking Inside any buildingNo Smoking Inside any building
Max guests: 99
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Great place for a large group.
Great family get away. Plenty of room and lots of things to keep you busy or you can just relax!
We had a wonderful weekend with our large family!
We enjoyed the kitchen and having a lot of dining, gathering, activity and sleeping space!
The only things that kept it from being a perfect experience was the late check-in 4:00 and having to spend the last morning cleaning both buildings up instead of being able to enjoy the morning with our family.
We would rent it again, great on site managers!
Thank you for a great weekend!
This is a special place.
We are a national nonprofit and held our annual managers conference at the retreat this weekend. Everything about it was perfect. It fit every need we had and we left wishing we could stay longer.
Great place for our family reunion! So much fun to be all together! Only complaint is the pool is tough to get into with no ladder, everything else was great!
Great great place, minor complaints
Brandon is a sweetheart and everything went very smoothly. We had 62 people and the littles loved the bounce houses and swimming. The adults loved having so much for the kids to do and the restaurant quality kitchen. The only reason I knocked off a star is the game room (which we were REALLY depending on for the teenage crowd) was in bad shape. We confronted him and he was very kind and said it gets destroyed by renters. I understand, but the room could’ve been fixed for less than a hundred bucks. There were four broken fooseball guys all of the same color so no one could play it, those can be replaced on amazon for 30 bucks. None of the pool poles had tips, also a cheap fix. And the ping pong paddles and balls were so poor it also couldn’t be played properly. He did come in and do patch jobs on what he could, but it would make a big difference if he made sure the game room was in good shape between each renter and keep those supplies in bulk. He could even keep some of the security deposit from crowds who break things. One last suggestion would be to have a few high chairs. There is an incredible kitchen and dining room and no high chairs. It would’ve just taken it to the next level if there were. Other than that, it was perfect and we were disappointed that this place is already booked for next year when we would need it again.