The retreat is nestled in a breathtaking valley with beautiful hills and mountains all around. The retreat itself, is clean and has all the necessary amenities to enjoy time away and time with family. The staff are so kind and accommodating. Our family has treasured the times that we have been able to be there. The kids have enjoyed the rock-climbing wall, the blow-up playground and playing volleyball. For me, I especially enjoyed being able to relax and enjoy time with the family. Thank you River Canyon Retreat for helping us to make such great memories!

Tara H

River canyon retreat is not your everyday , same old boring activities. This resort is state of the art , clean , hospitable , well ran group or family paradise. There are countless activities and fun things to do for all ages like the multiple bounce houses in a full court gymnasium , a rock climbing wall that towers to the ceiling of the gym at 20 plus feet straight up , volleyball courts inside and out , an awesome double zip line that takes you over a huge fishing pond with an easy landing onto a well kept park like lawn , floating down the palette river etc , etc Me and my entire family and friends that all went want to make it a yearly event. Garden Vally Idaho and this retreat are amazingly gorgeous. Thank you Brandon and Bethany for making our family’s visit to your retreat a lifelong memory that none of us will ever forget. I hope to see you guys next year !!!! Barry and family

Barry R

Absolutely PERFECT for our needs as a big family of 60 people! The gym, the stage, the rock wall, bounce house, the commercial kitchen, beds for everyone and huge dining room made it the best place we’ve ever stayed! The kids loved it as well as the adults! The owners were attentive to our needs its in a beautiful mountainous area. Thanks Brandon! We hope to be back soon!

Carrie Y

Our family of nearly ninety people enjoyed a fabulous reunion at the River Canyon Retreat. We loved the possibility for private sleeping accommodations, clean bathrooms, immaculate industrial kitchen, spacious dining area, and fabulous activities to entertain everyone from the littlest toddler to the crankiest teenager to the most mature senior . . . all right on site. The scenery is breathtaking; the caretakers are approachable and responsive to arising needs. The piano in the lodge's family room provided sublime bonding for our family as youth gathered round to sing and play. The gym, climbing wall, bouncy house, game room, pool, hot tub, fish pond, and lovely grounds kept youngsters occupied safely, permitting adults opportunity to reconnect. Our only regret is that we don't live a little closer and couldn't stay a little longer!

Sheralee H

Brandon and Bethany Larson were always available when any member of our family needed anything! The rooms were clean and the kitchen and walk in refrigerator were so large and convenient. Beautiful views! The kids loves the bounce houses, hot tub, pool and zip lining! Look forward to returning!

Donna K

This place was so much fun!! We loved the gym, rock wall, pool, and hot tub! There was tons of seating in the dining area as well. We will definitely be coming back. The owners were super nice and helpful whenever we needed them as well.

Amy G

Loved our Family Reunion at River Canyon Retreat!!! The owners are right close and promptly address any questions or problems. The facilities are clean and accommodating of the needs of a large group. The yard is fantastic. The kids loved the hot tub. I'd come again!


Fun venue in a beautiful setting. Easily accommodated the masses. Loved the full size basketball court and rock climbing wall. Kitchen, dining, and family rooms were superb. Highly recommend this place for large groups.

Paul B

Loved this place for our family reunion. Everything we needed to satisfy all age groups. Kitchen was clean and well-stocked, bedrooms were neat and comfy, with lots to do on the property site.

Tracy H

This place was awesome! Had plenty of space and nice rooms with lots of things to do no matter the age. I’d definitely recommend the River Canyon Retreat to anyone looking for a great group gathering place!

Terry H

I love the River Canyon Retreat! It was a great place to get away from everyday life and to spent time with family. It’s super close to the river for rafting and hot springs. All the extras you could hope for are located here at the retreat too like rock climbing and hot tubbing. So coming back!

Briana L

I love this place! Nice getaway from the city. Calm and absolutely beautiful! Their staff is great and extremely accommodating!

Mark W

We had a great time a RCR, it was located in a beautiful spot in Idaho and had great functionality for a large family like ours. The staff was friendly and helpful! A perfect spot for a family reunion.

Ashley B

What an awesome retreat! I loved the fishing pond, all of the activities in the gym, and the fantastic location! It’s such a great place for families!

Joshua L

Our Family stayed at the River Canyon Retreat in May 2018. Absolutely loved the facilities. Kids loved the climbing wall, gym, pool, hot tub, fish pond, etc. Adults loved the walk in fridge, kitchen, living room area, eating area, etc. Lots of room for the whole family.

Lowyn H

We've had a couple family reunions here and already know we will have more! There's plenty of space for everything and everyone and there were so many activities on site! A game room, a stage with a nice stereo system, a fishing pond, swimming pool, bounce houses, it was unbelievable at how much there was to do! We were nonstop doing something the entire time!! Every single night the kids would be wiped out from doing so much. Actually we all would be! I highly recommend this facility.

Bethany L