Three people fly cast on the Bitterroot River.
Aquatic sights and sounds bathe the porch of the Bitterroot River Bed & Breakfast. From $99. (406) 777-5205, bitterrootriverbb.com.
River Otter Fly Shop & Outfitters offers fly-casting tips and a rod and reel rental package for $45 a day. (866) 800-4858, riverotterflyfishing.com.
Grants Pass, Ore.
Guests at Doubletree Ranch’s five cabins on the Rogue River often spy foxes, bears, eagles, and herons. From $95. (541) 476-0120, doubletree-ranch.com.
After a day on the river, retreat to the screened porch at the Riffle Restaurant in Merlin for blackberry pie ($3.25) and lemonade ($1.50). (541) 471-7000.
Tour calm Hellgate Canyon in an inflatable kayak or raft with O’Brien’s Rogue River Outfitters. From $80. (800) 957-7238, obriensrogueriveroutfitters.com.
At Feather River Park Resort, you’ll find golf links, pools, and 35 log cabins with decks and grills. From $155. (530) 836-2328, featherriverparkresort.com.
Partner up at the Coyote Bar & Grill to share a platter of New Mexico–style carnitas, plentiful side dishes, and dessert. $19 per person. (530) 836-2002.
Head 20 minutes south to the paved, half-mile Frazier Falls Trail for cross-canyon views of a 176-foot cascade. (530) 836-2575, fs.fed.us/r5/plumas.
Photography courtesy Bitterroot River Bed & Breakfast
This article was first published in May 2010. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.