Surrounded by beautiful mountains in the charming destination of Cascade, Idaho awaits an unforgettable winter vacation that’s perfect for families, friends and loved ones. Here, you will discover a comfortable place to serve as your home-base to a variety of exciting outdoor activities. And at the end of a long day of adventures, offers you everything you need to unwind in complete comfort!
The Ashley Inn is not just an Idaho hotel; it’s more like the warm, inviting home of a friend, where you’re sure to feel relaxed and pampered with their 67 rooms and suites, each with its own unique design to make you feel welcome. Start off every morning with a delicious breakfast that features wonderful dishes such as Belgian waffles topped with strawberries and whipped cream, biscuits and gravy, and egg strata and plenty of beverages to choose from including French vanilla cappuccino, hot cocoa, coffee and more. When you’ve had your fill, you’re ready to venture out into this incredible winter wonderland.
Two ski resorts are located within 20 to 40 minutes from the inn, the Tamarack Resort and Brundage Mountain. Each offers a selection of slopes that will challenge both the beginner and the expert and make for a truly exciting adventure. Tamarack Resort overlooks beautiful Lake Cascade and features 42 runs with an impressive vertical drop of 2,800 feet. Brundage Mountain sees over 320 inches of snowfall annually, making it one the best ski destinations in all of Idaho! And if downhill skiing isn’t quite your thing, not to worry. Tamarack Resort offers its own Nordic skiing trail system that takes you through the Aspen, fir and Tamarack tree-lined landscapes. Or, you can try out the Hasbrouck and Crown Point Trails right in Cascade.
One of the most popular winter activities is the Elk Feeding Sleigh Ride! Just 20 minutes from the inn at Points Ranch in Donnelly, you can join in on a horse-drawn sleigh ride to see the herd of Rocky Mountain Elk that continue to visit the ranch for over 30 years. You’ll even get a chance to feed the elk! The Ashley Inn is also located around a half-hour from the Activity Barn in McCall, where you can enjoy tube sledding together with the family or sled for free at the nearby sled run at the Lake Cascade Golf course. Lake Cascade, an impressive 30,000 acres, is Idaho’s 4th largest lake and offers an excellent experience in ice-fishing. If you’re looking for something more relaxing, natural hot springs are just 20 minutes from the inn, located in the middle of the forest. They are cleaned each day so you can unwind and let your muscles soak to your heart’s content!
Return to the inn after all that excitement and unwind with warm cookies and milk every night at eight. The heated indoor pool and spa are always open to guests and offers a great way to fight off the winter chill! With so many wonderful things to do in the area and a comforting place to rest your head, the Ashley Inn is everything you’re looking for in your Idaho winter vacation!