Lodging on the Main Salmon River near Riggins - Lucile Idaho


Welcome to Steelhead Inn Lodging on the Main Salmon River near Riggins – Lucile, Idaho!

Perfect lodging as well as gathering destination, the beautiful, scenic and serene,  Steelhead Inn, a riverfront motel located in central Idaho is one of the most unique gathering places anywhere in the Pacific Northwest.  This intimate setting provides an ideal location for family & friends to meet and gather.  Over the years, this 9 room spacious motel, situated on the Main Salmon River has become a destination resort for several groups because they basically are invited to take the place over and make it their ‘home-away-from-home.’  Think – Private Lodge!

Come Play in the Salmon River Canyon

The setting is perfect for family reunions, the ‘office girlfriends getaway’ or the guys hunting & fishing expedition. Sometimes it’s the famed Maynard Fishing hole on this bend of the main Salmon River that lures them here.

Mind you, there’s a well-known group of women who frequent these parts when the Salmon run.  They’re called: ‘Women With Bait!’  Many such fun groups make this area their playground.  And when spring rolls out the beautiful green carpet and profuse wildflowers that the area is known for, it tends to encourage the Bikers to roll out too!  We welcome them as well as the groups that come and stay so they can participate in the Jet Boat Races or the nearby, Riggins Rodeo.

Speaking of river boat races, the Salmon River is known everywhere for its challenging rapids and yet the river has many milder currents and places suitable for family recreation. Families enjoy that the children (and pets) can have run of the place surrounded with natural wonder for them to explore and all of the needs that come with having a family are generously supplied for.  This is a wonderful place for a family vacation.

Fabulous Amenities

For those who want privacy, some rooms feature kitchenettes. While other family or group members, can have the run of the community kitchen & dining room as well as the gorgeous Gazebo which is right on the river and equipped with not one, but two, Treager BBQ grills!  Maybe you would prefer a scenic, riverfront soak in our outdoor hot tub. If you’ve ever tried to book a room in this part of the country and ask for a water front view, let alone access to it, you’ll know why you need to book early!  Every room has both.  An unknown find elsewhere. For your convenience there’s a laundry room, free Wi-Fi & TV.  If your group gathering, or retreat is larger than the spacious 9 room Inn, there’s plenty of beautifully landscaped grounds to pitch a tent or pull in with your RV.  RV hook-ups are not available but every other amenity is.

Natural Beauty and Hell’s Canyon

Photo courtesy of Link Jackson Photography

Photo courtesy of Link Jackson Photography

This part of Idaho offers a full range of stunning, natural beauty.  Not many people know that the nearby ‘Hell’s Canyon’ is the deepest in North America, followed by the Grand Canyon.  Since it is Hell’s Canyon, it’s understandable that the Seven Devil Mountain range is also here. One look at the terrain and you’ll know why rock climbers,  hiker groups, mushroom harvesters, those that study butterflies and wildflowers, love it here.

Better yet if you’re eager to learn a bit of history about this area.  In nearby, White Bird, Idaho, the location of the 1877 battle, fought between the Nez Perce Indian Tribe and the U.S. Army which marked a major defeat for the Army, there’s a vista and it’s known as one of the most glorious views in all of North America. Once you see it, you’ll never be able to forget it.

All of this history, natural beauty, recreational fun, a hunters & fisherman’s paradise, are waiting for you here, in and around, Riggins and Lucile, Idaho.  And we would be honored, if while enjoying it, you come and stay with us at Steelhead Inn Lodging on the Main Salmon River near Riggins in Lucile, Idaho.  We make our home here too.

pet friendly motelPlease bring your well-mannered furry friends. Steelhead Inn, lodging on the Salmon River near Riggins is pet friendly and fun for the whole family. Our light is always on for you!


Kenn & Nancy Brown

The majestic Salmon River Canyon offers great and fun activities all four seasons of the year. Check out our BLOG PAGE for more information!

Reservations are made by calling (208) 628-4279.

  • Sportsman’s Paradise
  • River Sports Galore
  • Unique Geological Features
  • Near Hells Canyon
  • Direct Access To The River From Your Room
  • Cozy Relaxed Atmosphere
  • Gazebo On The River
  • Hot tub
  • Bike Pad

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Steelheadinn lodging with gazebo in Lucile, Idaho
Steelhead Inn
12212 Hwy 95 South
(Mile post 210)
Lucile, Idaho 83542
(208) 628-4279