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Idaho Vacation Rentals

The following locations make up Idaho, please click on a location for more information.

Mining has left its mark on the Gem State and today old abandoned mines and ghost towns exist where silver and gold were once unearthed. A drive through the Idaho countryside, just minutes from your Idaho vacation rental or Idaho house rental, might reveal canyon overlooks, fossil beds, hot springs, waterfalls and river dams.

Idaho definitely appeals to those who love the outdoors. Year-round outdoor fun is available; just make sure you dress appropriately. Thousands of miles of trails crisscross the state and in winter are often used for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing while in summer they are ideal for mountain biking and hiking. Ski lifts will even carry bikes up to the mountain top in summer for an exhilarating ride down. Reserve an Idaho condo near such features as these.

Idaho Is A Mountain State

Your Idaho condo rental or Idaho house rental is likely near the mountains. About 50 mountains in Idaho are higher than 10,000 feet and many mountainous roadways are closed in the winter because they are impassable. All of these mountains make for some great downhill skiing. Idaho resorts near ski mountains make terrific Idaho vacation destinations. Go skiing at Silver Mountain and Bogus Basin. And be sure to visit Sun Valley, America’s first ski resort and one at which Ernest Hemingway played and wrote. In Idaho you can even take a helicopter or Snowcat to mountaintops for some extreme downhill skiing. With such a mountainous landscape, rock climbing is likely not far from your Idaho rental, too.

Snake and Salmon Are More than Idaho Wildlife

The Snake and Salmon Rivers are just two waterways in Idaho where jet boating, canoeing, white water rafting and fishing are popular. Snake River is home of the national speedboat championships in June. The Salmon River is known as the “River of No Return” because of its strong currents.  When the snow melts and the river swells, it is a popular spot for white water rafting with its Class III and IV rapids. On a calmer note, Silver Creek is a wonderful fly fishing spot and is where Hemingway would cast his line.

Choose a Vacation House in Idaho for the Surrounding Woodlands

National forests and Idaho state parks present tens of millions of acres of woodlands to explore, hike, and admire the panoramic views. Boating, fishing, swimming and bike trails are plentiful in these natural settings. Watch for mountain goats, black bears, elk, bighorn sheep and wolves in the Boise National Forest. Take a jet boat ride through the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, North America’s deepest river gorge. Go floating down the river in Caribou-Targhee National Forest and keep your eyes opened for moose. Furthermore, bird watching in Idaho will likely include bald eagles so keep a lookout from your condo in Idaho.

An Idaho Condo in Boise

Choose a condominium in Idaho’s capital city and you will spend your Idaho vacation in the “City of Trees.”   Boise is refined, with an opera and an orchestra, while still being full of green spaces and outdoor activities. Your Idaho vacation rental in Boise might be near the Boise Greenbelt, a 25-mile pathway for biking, walking and skating that connects 12 parks. Dining in Boise means Idaho trout is on the menu and you can even run across a restaurant with a vodka and rum distillery on site.

Idaho Cities Offer Unique Attractions

Regardless of where your Idaho condo rental or vacation house in Idaho is located, your family will likely be in close proximity to fabulous attractions. Athol, ID is home to Silverwood, a 216-acre amusement park with a roller coaster that goes underground four times. Blackfoot, ID is the Potato Capital of the World and features the Idaho Potato Museum. In Kellogg, ID you can ride a gondola up a mountainside 3,400 feet and in Horseshoe Bend, ID go for a train ride along the riverfront. Choose an Idaho resort that is near Lake Coeur d’Alene, which National Graphic once referred to as one of the five most beautiful lakes worldwide. Craters of the Moon is east of Arco, ID and is the peculiar backdrop where astronaut Alan Shephard trained for a lunar landing. Outside of Clarkia, ID is Emerald Creek Garnet Area where a trail leads to 281 Gulch, one of only two places worldwide where the star garnet is found (the other is India). When your Idaho rental is in this area, be sure to sluice for the 12-sided star garnet.