A getaway lifestyle, in style.

‘Roughing it’ in a Riverplex

The Building on the River is a second-home living experience—a place that feels all yours. We call it a riverplex because it offers a choice of lodging styles and sits directly on the confluence of the Salmon and Little Salmon rivers. 

Now you can ‘get away from it all’ and not sacrifice a thing.

Free Parking • Full Kitchens • Personal Washer-Dryers • High-Speed Internet • Smart TVs

One-Bedroom Vacation Rental
The R&R (1BR)

Two-Bedroom Vacation Rental

The B&B (2BR) 

“My stay exceeded my expectations. Comfy-like home, and all of the extras are here.”

Keith S. Boise, ID

LOCATION: Riggins, Idaho

LOCATION: Directly on the Salmon River

LOCATION: The Building on the River—We call it a riverplex, you can call it home.


There’s no place like … a river-home

One- and two-bedroom options available!

“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.”

—Henry David Thoreau

AMENITIES—A riverplex lifestyle …

• You want to pick morel mushrooms and cook some up back at your place with a local protein, farm-to-market veggies, and a chilled glass of wine?

• You need a family-fun activity-rich experience where the kids—and you—can pig out on festival food after rafting the rapids?

• You require solitude, so you can write the great American novel?

• You crave a place to let loose a little with your besties? 

Riggins, Idaho is all of the above, now. The Building on the River makes a river getaway hassle-free with amenities like: free parking, in-unit washer-dryers, high-speed wi-fi, smart TVs and more.

LOCATION—A river runs through it …

Nestled deep in a canyon at the confluence of the Salmon and Little Salmon rivers in west central Idaho, Riggins is approximately 150 highway miles (240 km) north of Boise. The elevation is 1,821 feet (555 m) above sea level.

U.S. Route 95, the only highway for the state connecting the Panhandle to the south, runs through Riggins as Main Street. Along this route, Riggins is the most northwestern town in the Mountain time zone; Pacific time begins just north of the city, across the Salmon River.

HISTORY—A change of times …

Riggins was named for Richard L. Riggins, a local businessman and postmaster, and for his father, Fred Riggins, who carried the mail to the ranching and mining area for years. The now friendly town was once known as “Gouge Eye” after a vicious saloon fight in the 1850s between a couple of its citizens. Today, the town’s population hovers around 420 and its best-known citizen is a cowboy, Leighton Vander Esch, a linebacker for the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.