Eastern Idaho is not only the gateway to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park, but it is also the center of unending recreational activities. Whether you are single or a couple, the Innkeepers can arrange a wide variety of activities that will make your trip to Eastern Idaho exciting and memorable.

The South Fork of the Snake River is a blue ribbon trout river, world renowned for its fighting native cutthroat trout. Frequent dignitaries such as U.S. Vice President, Dick Cheney, fish near the Blue Heron Inn.

Fly fishing in the area is outstanding, especially when guests float the river in McKenzie River boats. The Inn is supported by a number of very reputable and qualified river guide companies.
V.P. Dick Cheney Fishing near the Blue Heron
V. P.Dick Cheney - Courtesy Post Register

Year round fishing!
Fishing behind the Blue Heron Inn
Float trips can be arranged on the South Fork, the North Fork of the Snake, the Teton, or Wyoming rivers. Floats last the entire day and include lunch.

If you prefer, the river behind the Inn is open to fishing year round. Local residents as well as Inn guests take advantage of sunny days to try their luck at catching cutthroat, browns, or rainbows in the clear, cold water.

If you happen to forget your fishing gear, don't worry, the Innkeepers can help you get the equipment necessary to give to give this world-renowned fishing area a try. The Innkeepers can even arrange fly fishing lessons if you want to learn from a pro.



Cross country skiing provides an invigorating Idaho adventure during the winter months. Cross country ski techniques are easy to learn and there are groomed trails near the Inn.

Amy and Lee Garlove from Louisville, Kentucky, are taking their first lessons on the driveway in front of the Blue Heron Inn. Then it's off to the ski trails!
Both cross country and alpine skiing is near by.
Cross Country Skiing

Ski lessons can be arranged.
Valerie and Chris Speth
Valerie and Chris Speth, also from Louisville, took to cross country skiing like ducks to water. They challenged the trails in Grand Teton Park later in the week.

The Blue Heron Inn has a reference book loaded with things to do such as cross country and downhill skiing in the winter or mountain biking, golf and other activities in the warmer months.

The Innkeepers will help arrange an activity that you are interested in. Just ask, we'll help make your stay as recreational or as relaxing as you wish.