Blue Heron Inn

706 N. Yellowstone Hwy , Rigby, ID 83442 USA (Show map)


A beautiful log Inn with the atmosphere of a home away from home overlooking the South Fork of the Idaho Snake River. Fully appointed guest rooms, each with a private bath. Ammenities include fireplaces, jetted tubs, balconies, flat screen televisions, soft drinks, theater. The Inn's hot tub provides awesome star watching. A delicous hot, home made breakfast is served each morning in the sunny dining room. The Inn is centrally located near the region's tourist attractions including Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. It's also a perfect place for romantic getaways, family gatherings, or business retreats.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Wonderful B&B

5 on September 25, 2017

This place is amazing. We stayed there for 3 nights. ONe night in the Bunk House and the other two in the Mallard Room. Both rooms were great. The Bunk HOuse is an easy access room with a very large bathroom and the Mallard Room is upstairs. It is a larger bedroom with a smaller bath and a lovely balcony to enjoythe beautiful landscaping. Dennis is very helpful not overbearing. And breakfast was truly a lumberjack breakfast with piles of paper thin fried Idaho potatoes. Only a couple of hours to Jackson or Yellowstone and many other wonderful things to see closer by this is really a wonderful B&B

A wonderful surprise

5 on August 10, 2016

This place has a fairytale dimension to it. To get there, you have to turn off the highway and drive past an open railroad track and then over an old fashioned steel-iron railroad bridge and suddenly... there appears before you a meticulous green lawn and a meticulous villa where you are met by warm hosts who appear to have thought of everything a guest might need. But the surprise doesn't stop there, because behind the house the garden stretches out into beautiful wetlands filled with birds. My husband a I spent a wonderfully peaceful night here in May, on a big road trip through the US – a trip in which Idaho surprised us as an unassuming but very pleasant state. Our only regret was not being able to go for a hike behind the Inn, as it was raining all morning. We made up for that with a long visit to the breathtaking Craters of the Moon park, which is quite close by. The Inn is also very well situated if you want to visit Yellowstone.

Great B & B!

5 on May 11, 2015

Beautiful place and setting. Wonderful and friendly hosts. Would stay here again if in area. Too bad it was only for one night as we were just passing through.

Breathtaking beauty along side the Snake River

4.4 on October 11, 2014

The Inn is beautiful and the suite was very large and accommodating with views of the river and the grounds off the back. Location is a little remote but that can be a good thing. Short 25 minute drive to Idaho Falls, Rigby only 10-15 minutes. Only complaint was that the morning prep for breakfast got a little noisy making it difficult to sleep in.

Clean, Quiet, and a Beautiful Setting

4.4 on August 10, 2014

We stayed one night at the Blue Heron but I wish it had been more. Our room was spacious and well appointed with a lovely private bath. The room (Canyon Suite) had a private balcony with a table and chairs overlooking the Snake River. We enjoyed snacks in the evening while watching the river and the wildlife. We will definitely return to this beautiful inn.

Hottub and view on the Snake River

4.6 on September 13, 2013

We stayed at the Blue Heron on a road trip from Yellowstone to the west coast. Rigby is well situated as a stopover destination. The Blue Heron is a lovely and peaceful spot right on the winding Snake River, but very convenient to the freeway. The inn is clean, well decorated and serene. What's not to like about a hottub under the stars, looking out at the river flowing by. The breakfast was hearty, and the innkeepers friendly and attentive. We would go back again!

Beautiful Accommodations

5 on September 27, 2012

We had a relaxing time at the Inn in the Blue Heron Suite. The breakfast was fantastic! We will recommend to our friends and family?


5 on August 05, 2012

We only stayed for one and it was absolutely fabulous. We are looking forward to coming back and staying longer.

The perfect getaway!

4.0 on February 16, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Blue Heron for Valentine's Day. Upon arrival, Dave greeted us by name at the door and showed us around with much warmth and care. We immediately felt at home. The inn was gorgeous and very homey. The rooms were quaint and clean. The breakfast was amazing. The view of the river and the sunset was breathtaking. The service was unparalleled. One night was not enough! Next time we hope to stay longer. A special thank you to Dave and Claudia for making us feel at home!

Blue Heron Inn Best stay ever

4.2 on October 06, 2011

The 3 days we stayed at the Blue Heron was perfect. Both of my knees are replacements. Our room was for handicap accessible. It was a pleasure to stay there. The bathroom was very roomy and the shower area was wheel chair accessible. The decor of the whole Inn was beautiful and homey. Claudia and Dave are the best hostess and host. If there was anything we needed, they made sure we had it. The breakfast was as delicious as any 5 star restaurant. I would refer the Blue Heron Inn for any opportunity a family or a couple to get away!!

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Rooms & Rates

Blue Heron Suite

This large, luxurious second floor suite lays claim to the best views of the Snake River in the Inn. A king size bed faces French doors opening onto a balcony and provides a perfect place to watch the moon or the sun rise over the nearby mountains. A river rock fireplace takes the chill off cool evenings. Guests can enjoy a romantic interlude in the jetted tub spacious enough for two. The large bathroom also includes a separate marble shower, two sinks, a hair dryer. There is also wireless internet. Two rollaways can be added. Each additional person in the room is $15.00

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $199 - $199

Canyon Suite

The tranquil colors of the Southwest are imbued in this large suite, a favorite of Inn guests. The second floor room includes a gas fireplace faced with river rock and a pine mantle with log accents. French doors open onto a private balcony with beautiful views of the South Fork of the Snake River. The large bath includes a jetted tub, an antique dresser transformed into a vanity, hair dryer, and cozy robes perfect for a trip to the outdoor hot tub. The inn also has free wireless internet. Two rollaways can be added to this room. There is a $15.00 charge for each additional person.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $185 - $185

Mallard Room

Mallard ducks provided the inspiration for this second floor guest room decorated in green, tan, and burgundy. The room includes hand-crafted pine furniture and a log bed complimented by a quilt hand made by the innkeeper. French doors open onto a private balcony providing spectacular views of the Snake River and surrounding mountains. The room includes a full bath with a tub/shower combination, hair dryer, satellite TV with VCR, and cozy robes for the trip to the outdoor hot tub. The inn also has wireless internet. A rollaway can be added to this room for a $15.00 charge

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $159

Carriage House Room

Attached to the Innkeepers’ residence, this second floor room offers a private retreat from the other Inn guests. This large guestroom includes a queen-size bed and a day bed that can accomodate two in separate beds and satellite TV. The ¾ bath includes a marble shower and cozy robes for the trip to the outdoor hot tub. A beautiful view of the South Fork of the Snake River can be seen from the window or the room's private balcony. There is a $15.00 per person charge for more than 2 guests in this room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $159 - $159

Bunkhouse Room

The old West inspired the décor for this guestroom. Cowboy boots, cowboy hats, handcrafted pine furniture, and denim carry out the Western theme. This first floor room is handicap accessible and includes a large bath with a roll-in shower, pedestal sink, hair dryer, and cozy robes. This room has a great view of the South Fork of the Snake River and the trestle bridge. The inn also has wireless internet. The room can accomodate a rollaway bed. There is a $15.00 charge for each additional person.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $129 - $129

South Fork

Coordinated tan and navy bedding compliment the warm hues of a handcrafted pine queen-size bed in this first floor guest room. Wide wallpaper borders include mountain scenes reminiscent of Idaho’s peaceful back country. The full bath includes a tub/shower combination with pedestal sink, hair dryer, and cozy robes for the trip to the outdoor hot tub. The inn also has wireless internet. A beautiful view of the South Fork of the Snake River can be seen from this room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $129 - $129

Bluebird Room

This guestroom honors Idaho’s state bird, the mountain blue bird. Blue walls provide a peaceful backdrop for wroght iron double bed and antique marble-topped dresser. This first floor room has views of the South Fork of the Snake River from each of it's windows. A ¾ bath includes a marble shower, a pedestal sink, and hair dryer. Put on the cozy robes for the short trip to the outdoor hot tub. There is free wireless internet throughout the inn.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $109 - $109

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Location Type

Riverside, Countryside


Idaho Falls, ID (IDA-Fanning Field) 19 miles

Directions to property:

The Inn is located adjacent to US Hwy 20, gateway to Yellowstone National Park. Take Hwy 20 north from Idaho Falls or south from Rexburg. A Blue Heron highway sign marks the one mile point from the Inn. Look for the second Blue Heron sign at our intersection.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Wild bear park, Yellowstone National Park, hot air balloon festival, International Folk Dance Festival, sand dunes, Grand Teton National Park, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Private entrance, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wet bar , Fitness room, Pool table, Fly fishing, Snow shoes/x-xountry skis, On-site massages

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, snowmobiling, rock climbing, hot air balloons, hot springs, gliders, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside the Inn.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Not suited for small children.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required By special arrangement
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations must be secured by a deposit equal to one night's stay. For stays longer than two nights, we require a deposit of one half the reservation total.
  • Cancellations: At least 7 days notice of cancelation please. Less than 48 hours notice will be subject to billing for the entire amount of the reserved nights.
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Dennis and Sandy Koffel

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  • Time Served: 8:00 - 9:00am
  • Serving Location: In room for an additional charge, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


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