The U.S. Forest Service has hopes for significant changes to Redfish Lake Lodge, the popular Sawtooth Mountain resort built from 1927-1932 by Robert "Two Gun Bob" Limbert, father of Margaret Lawrence, the iconic Boise shopkeeper who recently passed away.
The Forest Service is taking public comment on a proposal that would add guest rooms to the main lodge and replace the lodge's convenience store. The plans call for a new store to be built from concrete logs and other modern materials such as metal roofing. The lodge, a historic landmark, is of traditional log construction.
Public comment on the proposal will be taken until Saturday, Sept. 10.
Comments can be sent to:
Sawtooth National Recreation Area
5 North Fork Canyon Road
Ketchum, ID 83340
The lodge and guest cabins currently average 90 percent occupancy year-round, with 100 percent occupancy from mid-June through Labor Day.