A majestic mountainscape, a crackling fire, snow falling softly on a frozen lake. This may sound like the setting of a romantic movie but, in fact, it is very much a reality. McCall, Idaho has everything lovebirds could want for a getaway: stunning scenery, exciting excursions, luxurious amenities and, perhaps most importantly, a feeling of complete escape. Nestled in the heart of the Salmon River Mountains, and on the shores of the stunning Payette Lake, McCall is an idyllic small town retreat that offers refuge from big city life amongst unparalleled natural beauty.

With Valentine’s Day just four weeks away, it is time to start planning that special experience with your special someone. Here is our guide to a magical retreat, McCall style:

  • Calm down: Treat yourself to a spa day. The Cove offers side-by-side couples massages, calming body treatments and one of the most soothing experiences in town: soaking in the heated indoor/outdoor immersion pools. Enjoy a cool glass of champagne and a hot soak to get you loosened up for other activities.
  • Get lost: So often we get lost in the hustle and bustle of daily life and lose a little bit of touch with the one that matters most. Remedy the distance by getting lost together! Strap on some snowshoes or Nordic skis and spend some time reconnecting as your explore the beautiful snowy wilderness around you.
  • Shake it up: Lacking a little adventure in your life? Try something thrilling with your significant other to bring your closer together. McCall offers countless excursions for adventurous couples of all skill sets, from snowmobiling to heli-skiing.
  • Treat yourself: A little indulgence goes a long way. When you’re out and about, be sure to stop by our friends at Stacey Cakes for some of the most mouthwatering baked goods in the West (and don’t miss the ginger snaps). Next, dinner at The Narrows is a must for the ultimate fine-dining experience. Enjoy Executive Chef Steven Topple’s artfully crafted menu of Pacific Northwest cuisine and an extensive, award-winning wine list alongside panoramic views of Payette Lake. End the evening with a nightcap martini in the Narrows Grill or, if you are a Shore Lodge guest, enjoy the view on your private balcony of your Lake View Suite.

For more information on spa experiences at The Cove, dining at The Narrows or lodging at Shore Lodge, call 208-634-2244.