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Top 10 Idaho Vacation Spots
The mere mention of "Idaho" may not spark images of roaring ocean waves, pina coladas, and burnt-orange sand, but it doesn't have to. Idaho has its own lavish array of recreational pastimes worthy of any vacation. Adventure through iconic Yellowstone Park, take the west by storm atop a trusty steed, snowmobile or ski your way to adrenaline-soaked victory, and call it a day with a moonlit hot tub binge. Who ever said Idaho can't be fun? Find out just how wrong they are with these top vacation spots in Idaho.

Sawtelle Mountain Resort

Island Park, Idaho

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Not far from Yellowstone National Park, you find the cozy and amenity rich lodging of Sawtelle Mountain Resort.

When it comes to lodging in Island Park, few can compare to Sawtelle Mountain Resort. With an array of options including hotel rooms, cabins, camping and RV spots, they can accommodate almost any traveler or group. Each room and cabin is fully furnished and decorated with a tasteful rustic theme. A stay with the resort puts a range of outdoor activities at your fingertips. From exploring the park to riding snowmobiles in the winter there is something for everyone, at Sawtelle Mountain Resort.


Teton Springs Lodge

Victor, Idaho

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Waking up from your Teton Springs Lodge hotel room or luxury suite, your mount is waiting. Whether it be a horse, bike, sled, or even hot air balloon, your favored mode of transportation is stranded without you. Perhaps you prefer your own two feet. Teton Valley is teeming with elaborate hiking trails with visually striking waterfalls, sheer cliffs, and vibrant wildlife. After an aerobic tour of your terrific surroundings, replenish your energy with fantastic fresh fare at Headwaters Grille.


Sourdough Lodge

Lowman, Idaho

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At Sourdough Lodge, finding an adventure is as easy as opening your front door. Just outside your lodge, cabin, motel, or RV spot awaits the natural splendor of Central Idaho! Hike the lush nature trails, feel the thrill of waterwater rafting, or soothe your muscles at the nearby hot springs. The onsite restaurant serves up delicious meals year round while the diverse lodging options serve as your base camp for adventure. Jacuzzi tubs, cable television, and more help you unwind after exploring!


The Ashley Inn

Cascade, Idaho

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Mountains of luxury await you at The Ashley Inn. Wake up to scrumptious smells of Belgium waffles, egg strata, pastries, and so much more. After breakfast, you may want to return to your room for a little R and R. Each suite is meticulously decorated to craft a different experience every time you stay at The Ashly Inn. Indulge in the two-person therapy tub overlooking the mountains, or fly solo in the Governor Suite, located at the top of the large turret tower, commanding a serene ambiance.


Teton Valley Lodge

Driggs, Idaho

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Get ready to drag up the big fish at Teton Valley Lodge, where you never have to fish the same section of the beautiful Teton River each day. The family atmosphere is as warm and welcoming as the fish are tasty, and owners Matt and Brian make sure their passion of fly fishing resonates with all guests of their lodge. You will be able to see the powder blue hues of the river and hear a menagerie of waterfowl from the window of your first class accommodations. Why wait? Cast that line!

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Experience the extravagance of the Idaho backcountry at Silver Spur Outfitters & Lodge! Soak in the scenery on summer trail rides and pack trips or bag a trophy on elk, deer, bear moose, mountain lion, and bighorn sheep hunts. Explore the winter wonderland on a snowmobiling or cross country skiing expedition on 262 miles of groomed trails. Fish for trout in the sparkling mountain streams or photograph the wildlife. The spacious lodge offers a place to kick up your feet after your adventures!


North Shore Lodge & Resort

Warm Lake, Idaho

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Exquisite views, comfortable accommodations, and plenty of outdoor adventures await at North Shore Lodge & Resort.

Located in the Boise National Forest, on the shores of crystal clear Warm Lake, you're never far from outdoor exploration during your stay. You'll enjoy four seasons of fun with great activities including horseback riding, hot-springing, fishing, and hiking during the warmer months. Winter brings hunting, ice fishing, snowmobiling and more. Cabin accommodations exude a rustic charm, and offer stunning lake views throughout your stay. And you'll love the cuisine at the onsite restaurant!


Elk City Hotel

Elk City, Idaho

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Meandering green forests, snow-crowned mountains, and pristine waterways await at Elk City Hotel. Escape the everyday and explore the natural splendor of Nez Perce National Forest, where logging and mining trails snake around the pristine peaks and towering trees. High mountain lakes teem with cutthroat trout and are surrounded by stunning scenery. After exploring the area, return to any of the 13 rooms, some of which feature Victorian antiques and decor. And don't forget to visit the gift shop!


Cowboy Roadhouse Lodge

Victor, Idaho

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Head to Cowboy Roadhouse Lodge for a ranch experience you won't soon forget! And it's located just minutes from Jackson Hole!

No matter what sort of outdoor activities you're looking for, Cowboy Roadhouse Lodge can provide them. Grand Teton National Park is nearby as is Yellowstone. There are also great opportunities for fly-fishing in the mountains as well as hiking and biking in the parks. You can expect to see all kinds of wildlife as well. The National Elk Refuge is nearby, and Bison call the area home as well. With so many things to do, you may have to come back a send time!


Red Horse Mountain Ranch

Harrison, Idaho

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Experience the visceral connection only made between human and horse at Red Horse Mountain Ranch. You ride your own horse and saddle for the week, allowing the two of you to achieve the bond that can only be understood once felt. Sink deeper into ranch culture as you sink bulls eyes at 3D archery, and shatter sporting clays with an over-under. Fishing opportunities are available on Coeur d’Alene Lake, but should you return empty-handed, grandma's recipes on the ranch never fail to please.