Idaho October 04, 2017
Everyone From Idaho Should Take These 10 Awesome Vacations
Family vacations don’t have to take you far away from home, especially when there are so many amazing vacations to take right here in Idaho. There are dozens of resorts and lodges scattered throughout the state that are sure to give you the luxurious and relaxing vacation you seek. These ten places are the perfect spot for your next weekend getaway!
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. The Springs, Idaho City
The Springs in Idaho City is a combination of a hot springs and resort retreat. There's nothing better than soaking in the incredible natural hot springs, and relaxing at the "Inn the Pines" just down the road. The inn has just a mere seven rooms, which guarantees a peaceful and comfortable experience.
2. Shore Lodge, McCall
The Shore Lodge provides the ultimate resort experience in one of the most scenic towns in Idaho. This is the perfect option for outdoor lovers, since the lodge is in immediate proximity to almost every outdoor activity you can dream of. Located on the shore of Payette Lake, you have instant access to water activities in the summer and with the nearby Brundage Resort, you are also just a short drive away from world class skiing and snowboarding in the winter.
3. Fox Creek Inn Bed and Breakfast, Victor
Fox Creek Inn is a charming and top-rated bed and breakfast located at the foot of the Teton mountain range. This quaint B&B provides a secluded and peaceful atmosphere in one of the most beautiful places in the state. You're literally tucked away in the wilderness. You can't get much closer to nature than this! With a relaxing hot tub and a crackling fireplace always going, it's hard not to feel at home.
4. Redfish Lake Lodge, Stanley
Set on the shores of one of the most majestic lakes in Idaho, Redfish Lake Lodge provides luxury cabin rentals located in the Sawtooth Wilderness. These modern cabins are perfect for either a romantic weekend getaway or a week long fun-filled family vacation.
5. Talus Rock Retreat, Sandpoint
Talus Rock Retreat combines the rustic with the modern. Located just one mile from downtown Sandpoint, day activities and dining are easily accessible. At the same time, the Cabinet mountains in the background provide the perfect mountain setting for a vacation you'll never forget.
6. Hill's Resort, Priest Lake
Hill's Resort has received numerous types of recognition from national magazines for their family friendly resort located on stunning Priest Lake. The resort is a year-round destination that provides a magical experience no matter what season. You might have a hard time choosing between their lakefront units or forest view cabins. Whichever one you choose, you're sure to have the time of your life!
7. Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Sandpoint
Along with incredible skiing and snowboarding opportunities (not to mention the hiking and biking trails during summer), Schweitzer also provides an awesome lodging experience for you adventure filled vacation. You'll choose either the Selkirk Lodge or the White Pine Lodge, both of which come with the service and amenities you'd expect at this renowned resort.
8. The Coeur d'Alene Resort, Coeur d'Alene
The Coeur d'Alene Resort boasts itself as the "Playground of the Northwest" and it's easy to see why. This place has everything. You'll have a floating golf course, a top notch spa, immediate access to the lake, and five star dining all at your finger tips! After staying here, you'll probably never want to leave.
9. Sun Valley Lodge, Sun Valley
A visit to Sun Valley Lodge is unique for many reasons. When you stay here, you're also staying at the first destination ski lodge in the world! It was here that the ski lift was invented, so of course the lodge knows all about what it takes to be a world class ski lodge.
10. Mountain Village Resort, Stanley
The Mountain Village Resort is surrounded by the intimidating yet breathtaking Sawtooth Mountains. Stanley is a tiny town of only 63 people, but the opportunities for adventure are endless. The cabins the resort offers are the perfect place to rest up in between exploring, and even includes it's own private hot springs for guest use!
Have you been to any of these resorts? What’s your favorite vacation in Idaho?
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