Elizabeth And George M.recommends
July 11, 2022
This was my family’s second time camping on Anne’s property. It was perfect! Although the property is located right off the main highway, it’s so private and you don’t even notice the road noise because the sound of the rushing river below is so loud! We loved falling asleep at night listening to the sounds of the river. We enjoyed private soaks in the hot springs across the street. We had a great time! Highly recommend Anne’s beautiful property on the river.
June 30, 2022
Perfect private river site!
This location was stunningly beautiful! We loved the privacy of our own space. Water was a short walk across from the parked 5th wheel trailer. Porta potty was spotless and clean. We didn’t test the electric connection. We had tons of room to set up camp and enjoy the space. Highly recommend booking a rafting trip with Payette River Company that is close by - it was super fun!! There were ample trees for our hammock. If you fish with a lure bring your pole and scamper down to the river - the zone below the camp site is the best place to fish according to locals - the fish are small so not keepers but are a blast to catch! No cell/internet connection so be prepared to be off the grid! We plan to be back again- great place to camp!
June 5, 2022
The property was wonderful to stay at. We loved hearing the river close by and having the place to ourselves. Directions were right on the mark. We panicked a little when we first got there because none of the water spickets worked by the campsite. We found a working spicket over by the other building and all was right with the world again😊. We loved bringing our dog, everyone had a great time
May 10, 2022
I really love this spot! It’s so perfectly located. It is beautiful, with great fishing and hot springs. This was my second time here and I would definitely come back.
September 23, 2021
***** 5 Stars!
We loved our stay at Sawtooth Soul. Gorgeous location, walking distance to hot springs and star gazing.
We had a bit of a hiccup with getting the electric hooked up. However, big props too Anne, she had someone out the next morning to fix it. Thank you for taking great care of us!
September 7, 2021
Tucked off the hwy, close to Boise.
Loved being able to have a spot already reserved on a busy weekend. The river was low and down a ravine but accessible. The highway was quite close but is higher than the campsite so that helps with the noise. We saw a couple otters on 2 of the days we were there and it was such a treat to see them play along the river. I was a little disappointed when the owners came and shared the area with us on our last night. Not a huge deal but their cabin/shed light was shining on us and we couldn't ride our ATV's all over for fear of being in their space. We could also hear their music which was a little disappointing when we were told we would get the space to ourselves. We were really looking forward to privacy after a not so great experience at Ponderosa State park earlier in the year. Overall, great place to stop right off the highway and close to Boise. Loved having Kirkham hot springs and ATV trail right down the road as well.
August 31, 2021
Ideal hot springs camping spot
What a fantastic spot! Plenty of room - beautiful swimming hole, clean portapotty, hose- best camping spot of the trip.
August 24, 2021
Amazing site and location! Would definitely recommend highly!
August 23, 2021
This site is great, we loved the hot springs and bar across the street. It is very much on a cliff though, not at river level. I would be very cautious with kids!
Great for smaller vehicles
Access to this site was a bit tough for a 32’ Class C RV. Tho possible, there was a lot of scraping on the pine trees. We had kids with us and there is quite a bit of a dangerous drop off right by the site. These are probably the primary shortcomings of the site, though.
Electricity is somewhat far away depending on where you decide to set up, so you may want an extension cord. Water turn on is very far but the hose is run a good distance down so you can access it at the site easily enough (be sure to open the connection at the Y splitter too!).
Anne the host was great with communication and directions, and the Haven Motel staff were super friendly although they weren’t open during our time there.
August 17, 2021
Loved this spot!! Perfect location to explore the area. We loved having the hot springs nearby. Was quiet and peaceful just how we had hoped. Anne was very responsive and helpful with suggestions.
August 17, 2021
Beautiful location! Great place to stay en route to Sawtooths. Also, nearby Lowman Inn has za and outdoor live music.
August 7, 2021
Lovely river view spot.
Super nice, private spot with river access. Clean toilet, well water, electrical outlet. It's right off the road so there is traffic noise, but we weren't too bothered by it. Only thing I would add is a picnic table!
August 4, 2021
Nice little spot above the river. Wish there was a table and chairs, so it's basic that way...but the treat is the hot springs down the road. That made it all worthwhile.
August 2, 2021
My new favorite spot
The location is awesome. The spot is on a cliff right above the river. We could hear the river from our camper at night which helped to give us some overdue sleep. Very short drive to the hot springs and atv trails. We were able to hike right down to the water to fish. There’s a cafe right across the street with a little store. We will be back again next year because this spot was great.
July 29, 2021
Beautiful place with lots of room and a perfect private access to a great swimming spot to cool off from the heat! A little close to the road, but we barely noticed it and the sound of the River was perfect for sleeping. Easy drive to fantastic hikes and it’s very convenient to have the shop/cafe a walk across the road. Will 100% be back!
July 24, 2021
Great spot perched above river
Great spot! Close to both the Haven and Kirkham hot springs. Sits above the river, with access to the water down short steep trail. (Beautiful swimming hole) Right off the road so quick access if you need place to stay while exploring the area. If you have kids or dogs with you, be sure you are comfortable with them and cliff/steep hill to water otherwise you may spend your evening managing them. Would definitely return. Great private site!
July 17, 2021
This site is very nice, a large clearing among the pines. The pictures really show the property well. Easy to access and location was great. We liked walking across the street to a hot springs pool and down the street to our favorite natural hot springs. Wifi was great across the street at Havens Hot Springs. We loved watching and hearing the river even if it didn’t drown out the road noise. The Highway above isn’t busy at night, it wasn’t an issue for us. Make sure you have a long electrical cord and water hoses. The host does provide a hose from the water source but one leaked badly and I had enough hose, so we didn’t use that one of hers. Ignore the water spigot in the middle of the clearing it isn’t working. Anne did a great job telling me where the water source was. She was good to communicate with. There is no cell service up there, which I liked. We were able to access the river from the site but the trail down is not for everyone. This is my first Hipcamp experience and I liked it, I would go back.
July 6, 2021
Enjoyed our weekend!
If your looking for a quiet spot to yourself or a small group and don't want to go anywhere this is the place. Lots of shade and a store across the street if you need anything. The river sits below the campsite and is beautiful. We were thinking if they installed some type of rope ladder down to the river and used the river rocks to make a small soaking pool, this would be a delightful addition to Sawtooth Soul.
July 3, 2021
Refreshing site for a peaceful dip
Absolutely great access to the Water and creek plenty of space. While it is close to the highway being much lower than the highway...you don’t even realize it’s there
June 30, 2021
A beautiful place along the river
This is a beautiful location right next to the river. We really enjoyed the hot springs and river rafting with Payette River Company. FYI, no picnic table and there's shade under the trees.
June 28, 2021
The perfect camp site by the river
We had the best time at this camping spot. Directions were perfect and we couldn’t have dreamed up a better spot. We will be back!
June 24, 2021
Could stay forever
Beautiful place of serenity . River was right there and my hammock hung just above the cliff. As I was drinking my morning coffee a bald eagle just goes flying up the river in front of me. breathtaking views, peaceful, and the hot springs are amazing . You can see them from the property so I was able to go and get a pool all to myself. I didn't want to leave.
June 16, 2021
Beautiful and private; loved being so close to the hot springs and listening to the river as I fell asleep. Would absolutely pay to stay here again!