It’s all about the outdoors in Idaho. Along with its excellent skiing, this gateway to the West is filled with dude ranches and all-inclusive lodges for any sort of wilderness recreation you like. Visitors to Idaho can pick and choose between horseback riding, fly fishing, and whitewater rafting. But there’s also the possibility of a serene spa getaway in the middle of nowhere.
Whether you’re looking to be close to town, next to the lake, or in a remote, nearly inaccessible part of the forest, Idaho has got you covered. You can go boating, play golf, or gamble. Or just sip a beer beside a fire pit watching the sun go down. It’s all there.
Let’s have a look at the best resorts in Idaho:
1. Shore Lodge
An upscale destination for the avid naturalist, Shore Lodge is situated in the town of McCall on Lake Payette. It’s surrounded by an array of biking and hiking trails, plus a few hot springs where you can stop and relax. In the winter, go skiing, snowmobiling, or snowshoeing in the hills around the resort. And in the summer, spend the day out on the lake or by the pool. Guests get access to the Whitetail Club, ranked one of America’s 100 Greatest Courses by Golf Digest.
The world-class Cove Spa houses saltwater immersion pools, floor-to-ceiling pine walls, and a range of treatments from massages and facials to body wraps and sugar scrubs. This AAA Four Diamond resort also offers luxuriously appointed accommodation to guests in its 77 rooms and suites, all equipped with wifi and satellite television. Cottages include state-of-the-art kitchens and lakeside hot tubs. Their on-site restaurant The Narrows specializes in fresh Pacific-Northwest fare, serving up black cod, salmon, and great cuts of beef.