When you need an oasis free from the daily rigors of life to satiate your thirst for exploration, the Lake House vacation rental offers a luxurious mountain lake sanctuary to use as your home base. Part-time hoteliers manage most vacation rentals, and it shows. However, at the Lake House, you can rest assured that you will have a remarkable vacation experience as Idaho’s best hotel, Shore Lodge, manages and services the property throughout your stay. First-class accommodations on the edge of the Idaho wilderness. What more could you ask for?
Situated on approximately 150 feet of glorious beachfront, this three-suite retreat features decks with stunning lake views. Awake in the morning and head down to the great room, where floor-to-ceiling mountain views await. Pad down to the state-of-the-art kitchen for that first morning’s cup of coffee as you prepare a gourmet breakfast for you and your loved ones to fuel your energy for the day. The Lake House has all the accouterments indicative of Four Diamond resort living.
Then, when your adventurous side calls, the surrounding areas of McCall offer a plethora of opportunities for you to venture into the rugged backcountry of Idaho and let your spirit run free.
The first fall of fresh snow brings all of the skiers out to play. Nearby, Brundage Mountain has some of the best powder in Idaho, with backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and snowmobiling opportunities. Après ski, take a dip at Gold Fork Hot Springs, a nearby, naturally occurring spring to soothe those aching muscles.
With spring break in session for the kiddos and the bloom of life, spring welcomes all to enjoy the wonders of McCall. Anglers will have a field day with plentiful, uncrowded fishing where Chinook salmon, steelhead, cutthroat trout, crappie, yellow perch, and more are ripe for catching. Payette Lake is just steps from the Lake House door, and Louie Lake is just 11 miles away.
Not into fishing? Then how about an exhilarating day of whitewater rafting? The Payette River offers Class V rapids, but for something a bit less challenging, the Salmon River is great for both beginners and the more experienced.
Meanwhile, a guided horseback ride through Idaho’s backcountry is an excellent way to take in the sweeping vistas and wildlife of the surrounding forests as they return to life after the winter freeze, with the mountains as a picturesque backdrop.
Ever go off-roading? Rent an ATV and take on a backcountry adventure of your own, following any of the hundreds of ATV-friendly trails around the McCall area. It’s also the perfect season for thrilling lakeside activities such as kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, water skiing, or tubing. Ponderosa State Park has a full line-up of summer offerings, such as prime huckleberry-picking and hiking.
Alternatively, elevation junkies will appreciate the area’s 5,000 feet of elevation, where they can veer off into the Idaho wilderness and mountain bike through Payette National Forest or rock-climb the cliffs of The Thinking Spot.
Come autumn, indulge in the last heady days of warm weather, with many summer activities still to be had. But once the weather starts to turn cold, your activities may want to turn to something that offers a break from the brisk mountainous air. That’s where The Cove or the Shore Lodge outdoor heated pools and hot tubs provide the perfect ambiance for a soothing soak.
With all of these great outdoor activities all year long, how can you not explore all that Western Idaho has to offer?
Click here to book the ultimate getaway at the Lake House, or call 800.657.6464. To stay connected on all things Shore Lodge, follow the resort on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Your next lakeside retreat awaits.