April 2022

Imagine being transported to a place where summertime means the sun shines a bit brighter, the weather is warm and breezy, and nature is your playground.

Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s a reality that awaits travelers headed to Shore Lodge in McCall, Idaho.

Ever heard of McCall?

Well, McCall is a charming mountain-lake town approximately 100 miles north of Boise, Idaho.

Recently named the #1 hotel in Idaho by U.S. News & World Report and one of Idaho’s best luxury resorts by Shermans Travel, Shore Lodge offers endless opportunities for travelers to connect with their inner explorers and create lasting memories.


Summertime means school’s out, and parents are seeking ways to keep the kids engaged – even while vacationing. After being named a top family-friendly destination by Fatherly, Family Vacay, and Nuvo Magazine, it’s no secret that at Shore Lodge – we’ve got you covered!

Start the day with breakfast at The Cutwater on Payette Lake, where options like hearty omelets, Raspberry Mascarpone French Toast, and savory Avocado Toast await. The kids’ menu offers traditional dishes like pancakes and scrambled eggs for the younger appetites.

Next, hop on the resort’s complimentary shuttle for a lift to one of the many local hiking trailheads, including the Payette National Forest, accessible right in McCall. From beginners to experts, hiking in the mountains is a beloved activity where everyone can take in the crisp air and endless stretches of trail. Families are also encouraged to enjoy our beach access on Payette Lake from July through September for swimming, water sports, and building sandcastles.

The Cutwater on Payette Lake
The Cove

If you happen to get a little kid-free time, take advantage of it with a visit to The Cove, an authentic McCall spa. Enjoy a massage, body treatment, or facial with a post-treatment soak in the spa’s indoor and outdoor immersion pools, inspired by hot springs found around the state.

Later, families can gather to enjoy a luxurious dinner with the finest food and drink options at The Narrows Steakhouse. The Truffle Mac & Cheese Al Forno is a must-try for our cheese and truffle enthusiasts.


An Idaho destination wedding is the perfect option for lovers seeking to finally tie the knot this summer!

Recently named one of the best resorts for Vogue weddings by Forbes, Shore Lodge has been recognized as a true McCall landmark since 1948. Gleaming with rustic elegance and natural greenery, the resort offers several venue options – including indoor and waterfront – and lavish dining options and dreamy accommodations that allow couples to curate the wedding of their dreams.

Since Shore Lodge is also a vacation destination, newlyweds can honeymoon right in McCall with multiple options for adventure at the ready.

Payette Lake Shore Lodge Beach
Shore Lodge Marina

Head over to the marina for immediate access to one of McCall’s most prized possessions – Payette Lake – and enjoy endless watersports. Options include canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, and kayaking.

For even more action, couples can enjoy a host of immersive activities, including:

  • Off-road adventures on ATV-friendly trails
  • Hiking Ponderosa State Park’s scenic trails and spotting McCall’s diverse wildlife
  • Embarking on a scenic bike ride through the great outdoors
  • Soaking in Idaho’s natural hot springs

Recharge the mind and spirit with a full-body treatment or facial at The Cove to end the day. Choose from stimulating options, including the Backcountry Balm and Power Plant Polisher. Then, escape to the immersion pools to decompress. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the pools for up to two hours following their 60-minute spa treatment to complete their experience at The Cove.

This summer, all of this can be enjoyed in McCall, Idaho. To book your next vacation at Shore Lodge, click here or call us at 800.657.6464. Also, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to stay connected!

We’ll see you soon!