There are numerous activities available to the guests of the Old Irwin Lodge. Some of the more popular activities are listed below. Additionally, the Old Irwin Lodge, in Swan Valley, Idaho is conveniently located near the scenic wonders of both Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park.
The staff of the Old Irwin Lodge would be delighted to assist you in arranging the best activities to match your particular interests. Please don’t hesitate to ask for their recommendations and assistance.
Fly Fishing on the South Fork of the Snake River
Many of our guests join us for the world-class fly fishing available right here on the south fork of the Snake River. The south fork is world renowned as a premier blue ribbon trout fishery, and was selected as the host site for the 1997 World Fly-Fishing Championship. Anglers can enjoy the excitement of fly fishing for brown trout, rainbow trout, and cutthroat trout.
The river is ideal for both novice and veteran anglers. When fishing the South Fork of the Snake River, the Old Irwin Lodge is the finest lodge in the area and they would be delighted to host you and/or your group for an incredible fly fishing experience of a lifetime.
See our Fly Fishing Packages for more lodging options.
Whether you’d prefer exhilarating whitewater adventure or a relaxing and spectacular scenic float – or both – a rafting trip is bound to be a highlight of your trip.
White Water Rafting
For an experience you won’t soon forget, book a whitewater adventure on the roaring Snake River. Many of our guests say that this is the highlight of their trip! Climb aboard a raft for a thrilling whitewater ride through the Grand Canyon of the Snake River. Options for larger rafts are ideal for first-time rafters or those who would prefer not to paddle. If a rowdier ride is your style, choose a smaller raft and get ready to paddle hard. Either way, you can count on a wet and wild ride.
Scenic Float Trips
If a relaxing scenic float sounds more appealing, pack your camera and binoculars and enjoy a calm float through Grand Teton National Park. Spectacular mountain vistas and opportunities to view diverse wildlife and native birds await: moose browse on willows on shady riverbanks, as eagles and osprey survey the crystal clear water below for trout. A beautiful and peaceful experience, a scenic float will be an unforgettable part of your trip.
Yellowstone and Grand Teton Wildlife Tours
For the experience of a lifetime. Explore the amazing wonders of the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem with Ecotour Adventures of Jackson Hole. Our guests can enjoy daily or multi-day personal tours through Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Let an experienced and knowledgeable guide give you an insider view of the parks. With vehicles customized for comfort and maximized window size for wildlife viewing, a wildlife safari might be the best way to experience the wonder of the nearby national parks.
There is no shortage of breathtaking hikes in the adjacent Caribou, Bridger-Teton and Targhee National Forests surrounding Old Irwin Lodge. Come explore and discover wildflower filled meadows, hidden waterfalls or high mountain peaks. Interested in a guided tour? The Hole Hiking Experience specializes in customized trips with expert naturalist hiking guides that will be sure to delight!
Saddle up and experience the unsurpassed beauty of the mountains like the settlers and cowboys did: from the back of a horse. A trail ride is the perfect way to appreciate sweeping vistas and the beauty of untouched wilderness without the effort of hiking. This quintessentially Western activity is perfect for any experience level, and will be an unforgettable part of your adventure.