Tucked in between the Rocky Mountains and the rugged west coast, Idaho is known for its spectacular natural beauty and its endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. Much of the state is covered by national forests and state parks, but no matter where you choose to camp, you'll be able to fish and hike during the day and sit by a cozy campfire at night. Whether you want to pitch your tent among the majestic Ponderosa pines of a national forest or on the shores of a sparkling lake, here are the best places to camp in Idaho. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.


1.Heyburn State Park

Heyburn State Park
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Established in 1908, Heyburn State Park is the oldest state park in the Pacific Northwest, and it boasts a beautiful campground with a picnic area, modern restrooms, and approximately 130 campsites to choose from. There's also a boat launch for anyone who wants to fish or boat on the lake, and kayaks, canoes, and paddleboats can be rented from the marina if you don't have your own. The campground is open on a seasonal basis, but if you want to visit during the winter, there are also several cottages and cabins that are open year-round.

57 Chatcolet Lower Rd, Plummer, ID 83851, Phone: 208-686-1308

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2.Lake Cascade State Park

Lake Cascade State Park
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Centered around a picturesque lake in central Idaho, Lake Cascade State Park is surrounded by some of the state's most magnificent mountains. The park is dotted with twelve different campgrounds that offer a total of almost 300 sites, some of which are equipped with water, sewer, and power. If you're visiting with a larger group, there are also two group camping areas, including one that has a handful of rustic yurts to stay in. There are several hiking and biking trails for visitors to enjoy, but the highlight of the park is the lake, which is perfect for fishing, boating, swimming, and windsurfing.

100 Kelly's Parkway, Cascade, ID 83611, Phone: 208-382-6544

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3.Three Island Crossing State Park

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Set on the banks of the Snake River, Three Island Crossing State Park offers visitors a fascinating look at Idaho's rich pioneer and Native American history. The park's main attraction is the Oregon Trail History and Education Center, which offers both exhibits and interpretive programs, but visitors can also relax in the picnic area, play a round of disc golf on the park's excellent course, or visit the nearby winery and golf course. There are just over 80 campsites to choose from, and while all of them are open year-round, running water and restroom facilities aren't available during the winter.

1083 S Three Island Park Dr, Glenns Ferry, ID 83623, Phone: 208-366-2394

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4.Creekside Campground Idaho City

Creekside Campground Idaho City
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Conveniently located 6 miles outside Idaho City just off Highway 21, Creekside Campground Idaho City is a small, family-friendly campground with 10 sites that can accommodate both tents and RVs. A small creek runs right through the middle of the campground, and campers are welcome to fish for trout and salmon during the fishing season. None of the campsites have water or electric hookups, but they're all equipped with picnic tables and pedestal barbecues, and there's also a communal firepit where campers can gather in the evenings. There's also a private event area with a kitchen and plenty of tables.

3193 ID-21, Boise, ID 83716, Phone: 208-392-4325

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5.Boise National Forest

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Encompassing more than 2.5 million acres of mountains and forests, the Boise National Forest is one of the most spectacular pieces of wilderness in Idaho. With more than 70 campgrounds, it offers almost endless opportunities for camping, and options range from well-developed campgrounds with modern restrooms to primitive tent sites with hand-pumped water. No matter which campground you stay at, there's no shortage of fun outdoor activities to enjoy, with popular options including hiking through the North Fork Payette River Canyon, climbing to the peak of the 10-000-foot Trinity Mountain, and boating on one of the forest's 250 pristine lakes.

1249 S Vinnell Way, Boise, ID 83709-1663, Phone: 208-373-4100

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6.Idaho Panhandle National Forests

Idaho Panhandle National Forests
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Consisting of more than 3.2 million acres of land spread across three different forests, the Idaho Panhandle National Forests are home to more than half of the state's surface waters. Visitors can enjoy almost every kind of water recreational activity imaginable, and most of the developed campgrounds in the forests can be found on the lakeshore or beside one of the many streams. If you're looking for a more isolated camping experience, dispersed camping is permitted in many different areas of the park, and the Forest Service offices are happy to provide information about the best spots to set up camp.

Phone: 208-765-7223

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7.Pine Flats Campground

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One of the many campgrounds in the Boise National Forest, the Pine Flats Campground is a simple but incredibly picturesque campground with 24 campsites, vault toilets, and drinking water. The sites are nestled in a gorgeous Ponderosa pine forest, meaning that most have partial shade, and they all have picnic tables and fire rings. The South Fork Payette River is just down the hill from the campground, and it's an excellent spot for kayaking and fishing. There's also a short trail that leads to one of the many hot spring pools along the bank of the river.

Banks Lowman Rd, Garden Valley, ID 83622, Phone: 208-259-3361

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8.Ten Mile Campground

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Set right next to the beautiful Ten Mile Creek, Ten Mile Campground is a wonderful summer camping spot for anyone who likes to hike, fish, or simply relax in nature. Both single and double campsites are available, and all are equipped with picnic tables, fire rings, and grills. Campers will also have access to drinking water and vault toilets, and the area is full of trails that can be used for everything from hiking to riding off-road vehicles. The campground is open between May and September, and sites are offered on a first-come first-served basis.

Boise National Forest, Forest Rd 025I, Idaho City, ID 83631, Phone: 877-444-6777

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9.Black Rock Campground

Black Rock Campground
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Only 20 miles away from Idaho City, Black Rock Campground is a small campground with 11 sites surrounded by beautiful pine forest. Drinking water and vault toilets are available, and all sites have basic amenities like picnic tables and fire rings. The river offers plenty of opportunities for fishing and swimming, and there are also some excellent hiking and mountain biking trails nearby, many of which are excellent for spotting wildlife. Families and groups are not permitted to reserve more than two sites, but if you need more space, you can stay at the nearby Hayfork Group Campgrounds instead.

FS Road 327, Idaho City, ID 83631, Phone: 208-392-6681

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10.Edna Creek Campground

Edna Creek Campground
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Offering only 9 campsites, Edna Creek Campground is a secluded piece of paradise sitting at an elevation of 5,700 feet. Each site can accommodate up to 6 campers, and they're all equipped with picnic tables, grills, and fire pits surrounded by bench seating. Visitors who come in the summer will likely see some spectacular wildflowers, and there's a nearby creek that offers excellent fishing. There are also plenty of opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding in the surrounding area, and a visitor's information center can be found at the nearby Upper Crooked River Trailhead.

State Highway 21, Idaho City, ID 83709, Phone: 208-392-6681

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11.Bull Trout Campground

Bull Trout Campground
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Tucked in between Bull Trout Lake and the tiny Martin Lake, Bull Trout Campground offers single sites, group sites, and equestrian sites. Both lakes are only open to non-motorized boats, but they're wonderful spots to canoe, kayak, and fish, and Bull Trout Lake has a primitive boat launch that campers can use. Some sites are located right on the shore of the lake, and all campers have access to vault toilets and drinking water. The campground is only open between June and September, and the sites tend to fill up quickly during summer weekends and holidays, so advance reservations are recommended.

ID-21, Lowman, ID 83637, Phone: 208-259-3361

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12.Cozy Cove Campground

Cozy Cove Campground
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Perched on a bluff overlooking the picturesque Deadwood Reservoir, the Cozy Cove Campground is a small, secluded campground located at an altitude of 5,300 feet. The sites are surrounded by a pine forest that provides plenty of shade, but all have wonderful views of the lake, and the landscape is particularly spectacular at sunset. The campground is equipped with drinking water and vault toilets, and there are several picnic tables for campers to use. There's also a concrete boat ramp, which can be used by anyone who wants to boat, water ski, or fish for the lake's plentiful Chinook salmon.

Boise National Forest, Forest Rd 555F, Garden Valley, ID 83622, Phone: 804-265-9000

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13.Queens River Campground

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With only four campsites to choose from, the Queens River Campground is the perfect place to go if you're looking for some well-deserved peace and quiet. No drinking water is available, but the campground has vault toilets, and each site is equipped with a fire pit and a picnic table. When you're not relaxing at your campsite, you can explore the neighboring Sawtooth Wilderness, which can easily be accessed from a trailhead just to the north of the campground. Sites are available on a first come first served basis, and no camping fee is charged.

FS Road 268, Idaho City, ID 83631, Phone: 208-373-4100

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14.Bad Bear Campground

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Located just off State Highway 21, Bad Bear Campground offers six campsites with basic amenities like picnic tables, fire pits, and vault toilets. Traffic noise from the highway can sometimes be heard from the campsites, but the campground's proximity to the road also means it's easy to explore the many trails in the surrounding forest and mountains. Campers can also fish for trout and whitefish in Mores Creek, which runs right next to the campground. The campground is open between May and September, and reservations can be made in advance if you want to ensure you'll have a site.

State Highway 21, Idaho City, ID 83631, Phone: 208-373-4100

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15.Palisades Creek Campground

Palisades Creek Campground
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Hidden away in the Palisades Creek Canyon, Palisades Creek Campground has eight sites that can be used for both tents and trailers. The surrounding area offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation; the Lower Palisades Lake can be reached by a pleasant three-mile trail that starts at the campground, and if you're feeling up to it, you can hike an additional four miles to reach the Palisades Upper Lake. Fishing is permitted in both lakes year-round, and visitors can also fish in the Palisades Creek between the beginning of July and the end of March.

Palisades Creek Rd, Irwin, ID 83428, Phone: 208-524-7500

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16.Warm River Campground

Warm River Campground
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One of the most popular places to camp in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, the Warm River Campground offers almost 30 campsites to choose from, many of which can accommodate either tents or RVs. Most of the sites are meant for single families, but if you're planning a group getaway, there's also a group site that can accommodate up to 100 people. The sites are strung along the Warm River, which is known for its slow-moving water and its excellent tubing, floating, and fishing opportunities. Because of the campground's popularity, reservations are recommended and must be made at least four days in advance.

Caribou Targee National Forest, Forest Rd 097, Ashton, ID 83420, Phone: 208-558-7658

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17.Grayback Gulch Campground

Grayback Gulch Campground
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Sitting on a small hill just off the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway, Grayback Gulch Campground is a beautiful, shady campground surrounded by pine forest. A campground host lives on-site, and campground amenities include drinking water, vault toilets, and a garbage collection service. The standard campsites are equipped with picnic tables and fire pits, and there are also two large group sites with campfire circles and serving tables. When it comes to recreation, campers can fish in Mores Creek, stroll along the mile long Grayback Loop Trail that starts right at the campground, and hike or mountain bike the many other trails in the area.

Boise National Forest, Forest Rd 347A, Boise, ID 83716, Phone: 208-392-6681

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18.Farragut State Park

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Formerly a naval training station, Farragut State Park can be found at the southern end of Lake Pend Oreille. There are more than 230 campsites divided between five campgrounds, and the sites vary from simple tent sites with no hookups to RV sites with water, sewer, and electric. Many of the campgrounds are open year-round, and although the amenities can vary according to the season, flush toilets and showers are available during the summer months. If you'd like a bit more comfort, there are also ten camping cabins that can be booked between May and September.

13550 ID-54, Athol, ID 83801, Phone: 208-683-2425

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19.Ponderosa State Park

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Spread across the majority of a 1000-acre peninsula on Payette Lake, Ponderosa State Park has four distinct camping areas to choose from, including one with five deluxe camping cabins. The main campground has hot showers, flush toilets, and more than 100 sites equipped with water and electric, and there's also an RV campground where the sites have full hookups. If you'd like a simpler place to camp, you can stay at the north end of the lake, where the campground has vault toilets, drinking water, and 22 spacious sites with fire rings and picnic tables.

1920 Davis Ave, McCall, ID 83638, Phone: 208-634-2164

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20.Kelly Island Campground

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Nestled in a cottonwood forest next to the Snake River, the Kelly Island Campground is a picturesque semi-developed campground open between the middle of May and the middle of September. The river is excellent for trout fishing, and although off-road vehicles are not permitted in the campground, they can be ridden on many of the nearby trails. All sites have picnic tables and fire rings, and drinking water and vault toilets are available in a central area. There's also a group campsite with space for up to 35 people, which is the only site that can be reserved.

1405 Hollipark Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83401, Phone: 208-524-7500

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21.Sawtooth National Forest

Sawtooth National Forest
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Covering more than 2.1 million acres of land across Idaho and Utah, the Sawtooth National Forest is a truly special piece of land. Thanks to the park's enormous size, camping opportunities abound, and there's something to suit every type of camper. The established campgrounds range from simple tent pads to family-friendly campgrounds with hot showers and children's playgrounds, and if you're looking for a more rugged experience, dispersed camping is permitted in many different areas of the forest as well. No matter which part of the forest you choose to stay in, there are plenty of hiking trails, picturesque views, and chances to spot wildlife.

Phone: 208-737-3200

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22.Willow Creek Campground (Idaho City)

Willow Creek Campground (Idaho City)
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Found at the confluence of the Crooked River and Willow Creek, the Willow Creek Campground is only 16 miles outside of Idaho City. Each of the four campsites can comfortably accommodate up to six people, and they're equipped with picnic tables, fire rings, and grills. There's also a vault toilet for campers to use, although you'll need to bring in your own drinking water. The river is a wonderful place to fish for rainbow trout, and in the summer, you'll see a colorful display of wildflowers. Campsites are available on a first come first served basis, and no fee is charged.

FS Road 384, Idaho City, ID 83631, Phone: 208-392-6681

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23.Kirkham Campground

Kirkham Campground
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Home to the popular Kirkham Hot Springs, the Kirkham Campground is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The fourteen sites have picnic tables and fire rings, and a campground host is on-site. There's not much shade in the campground, and the area can get quite hot during the summer, although some of the sites have small picnic shelters that provide a welcome escape from the sun. Most visitors come here to soak in the hot springs, but campers can also explore the beautiful Kirkham Ridge Trail, fish in the South Fork Payette River, and join a whitewater rafting tour.

7359 ID-21, Lowman, ID 83637, Phone: 208-259-3361

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24.Mountain View

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Just outside the town of Lowman, Mountain View is a 14-site campground surrounded by a Ponderosa pine forest. It's located on the banks of the South Fork Payette River, and campers are welcome to fish, kayak, and whitewater raft on their own or as part of a guided tour. It makes an excellent alternative to the more popular Kirkham Hot Springs campground, which is less than three miles away. The sites all have picnic tables and fire rings, and amenities include vault toilets and drinking water. A campground host is usually on site as well, although it's best to bring your own firewood.

7359 ID-21, Lowman, ID 83637

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25.Porcupine Springs Campground

Porcupine Springs Campground
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Located in the Sawtooth National Forest, the Porcupine Springs Campground has 12 single campsites and 3 group campsites that can accommodate between 50 and 100 people. All sites have fire rings, grills, and picnic tables, and one of the group sites also has spacious corrals for people who want to bring their horses. A multi-use trailhead is conveniently situated right in the campground, and the surrounding trails are excellent for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. If you'd rather do something a bit more relaxing, the nearby Little Fork Third Fork Creek is a popular place for fly fishing.

Idaho 83318, Phone: 208-678-0430

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More Ideas in Idaho: The Coeur d’Alene Resort

The Coeur d’Alene Resort, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, sits on the edge of the lake with the same name. The resort features luxury accommodations, a full-service spa, a renowned golf course, and multiple award-winning dining experiences - all without having to leave the resort grounds.

Accommodations

The accommodations at the resort are either in the 17 stories Lake Tower or the smaller Park Tower.

Both the Lake Tower and the Park Tower have guest rooms with lake views (available from the 1st to the 7th floor), and guests can upgrade to a room with a fireplace (available from the 8th to the 17th floor). Each room has its private balcony that overlooks the lake, and large, floor to ceiling picture windows (with curtains that can be controlled by remote control). The fireplaces are gas powered. The bathrooms have a separate dressing room, granite sinks, and a separate bathtub and shower. Resort guests can choose between a king size bed or two double beds.

There are two suites available at the resort as well.

The Hagadone Suite is located on the Lake Tower’s 18th floor and is 2500 square feet in size. The suite features a separate bedroom (with a king size bed), living area (with fireplace) and dining room (which can seat up to six people at a time). The bathroom has a waterfall style bathtub with an in-mirror television. The suite has cathedral ceilings and two balconies (one of which features a whirlpool hot tub as well as a glass bottomed swimming pool). This suite can be connected to another suite (the Middle suite).

The other suite at the resort is the Jaeger Suite. It is 1500 square feet in size and also has a separate bedroom (with a king size bed as well), bathroom (with an in-mirror television), and two balconies. The living area has a gas fireplace. It is also on the 18th floor and can be connected to another suite (the Middle suite) as well.

Amenities

Each bed has been fit with luxury bed linens and pillowtop mattress.

Each room and suite have complimentary wireless internet access. There are coffee makers for hot coffee or tea, mini fridges (stocked with premium spirits, candy, and beer), and guests will have a daily local newspaper is delivered to the front door every morning.

The bathrooms are all outfitted with top of the line toiletries and cotton robes.

Dining

The Coeur d’Alene Resort has different dining packages for resort guests. All packages are based on resort availability and must be reserved ahead of time.

The packages include room service and gift certificates to either an on-site or off-site restaurant.

One of these restaurants is Beverly’s. Beverly’s is regularly ranked as one of the top restaurants in the United States and is located on the 7th floor of the resort. It offers five-star cuisine with Northwestern flavors and the most extensive wine seller in the Pacific Northwest (with more than 14000 bottles).

Another restaurant located at the resort is Dockside. Dockside offers resort guests classic dishes, a large (18 foot) salad bar, Sunday brunch, and signature desserts. It is located on the lobby level, at the water’s edge of the resort and lake.

An additional option is the Cedars, a floating restaurant. It is located on Blackwell Island in the middle of the lake. Guests can enjoy fresh salmon, a prime rib, and salad.

Resort guests who are interested in just grabbing a cup of coffee can visit the Lobby Cafe, located on the main floor. The cafe offers espresso drinks, drip coffee, and pastries created by the resort’s pastry chefs.

Spa

The resort also has its own, in house spa. The spa focuses on treatments mostly using the four elements, especially focusing on water and stone treatments. It has been rated as one of the top spas in the entire United States for multiple years in a row, as well as one of the most romantic due to the focus on couple’s massage. They also offer spray tanning, seasonal spa services, and discounts for bridal groups.

Golf

There is also a full-service golf course for resort guests. The golf course has been featured in multiple golf publications like Golf Digest and is 18 holes with a par 71. It is just under 7000 yards in length. The course also has a caddie program and also golf lessons for an additional fee. Luxury golf carts are also available. The course was designed by Scott Miller.

115 S. 2nd Street, Coeur d’Alene, ID, 83814, Phone: 855-703-4648

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More Ideas in Idaho: Diamond D Ranch

The Diamond D Ranch is a ranch resort located in the Frank Church Wilderness of Stanley, Idaho. The ranch provides old-fashioned fun and the ability to disconnect from the outside world in one of their cabins, suites, or bed and breakfast rooms. Guests can take one of the renowned hunting camping trips, go horseback riding, enjoy the homemade cuisine, or enjoy time just lounging by the pool.

Lodging

The Diamond D Ranch has a variety of different lodging styles, all designed to be as warm and inviting as possible. There are cabins, suites, and bed and breakfast guest rooms located all across the ranch property.

The ranch has two different size cabins for overnight accommodations - three cabins with two bedrooms (sleeping six), and one cabin with four bedrooms (sleeping ten). Each cabin has its private bathroom, large living area, and a mini refrigerator for beverages and snacks. The smaller cabins are located above the ranch’s creek (that can be heard babbling with the cabin’s windows open). The large cabin has also been designed to be accessible to those with physical disabilities.

There are two suites on the property as well.

Also, the main lodge also offers five bed and breakfast guest rooms. These rooms have the option of either double or queen size beds.

Amenities

All rates at the Diamond D Ranch include three meals a day, the cost of lodging, use of all of the ranch’s facilities, horseback riding, and additional daily, planned activities. Beer and wine can be purchased at an additional cost.

Dining

The Diamond D Ranch has a fully equipped kitchen that puts out imaginative menus daily. Meals are all served either family style in the dining room of the lodge or outdoor at one of the barbeques. Regular menus include coffee, hotcakes, and bacon and eggs for breakfast, and fresh, home-baked cakes and pies for dessert. The staff at the Diamond D Ranch can also work around most dietary restrictions with advance notice.

They also serve a huge variety of wines and beers.

Activities

Activities at the Diamond D Ranch are plentiful, due to the vast wilderness that surrounds it. Guests staying at the resort can go horseback riding, enjoy the hot springs, go on overnight camping/pack trips, try their hand at gold panning, do some guided fly fishing, hike (guided hikes are planned Wednesdays and head to many of the close scenic locations like Mystery Lake and Summit Ridge), target shoot, and more.

There is a wide range of family-friendly activities at the ranch. Families can enjoy kickball, volleyball, roasting s’mores at the campfire, or go swimming in the pool. There is also a play area and swing set, and daily events planned just for younger visitors. Babysitters are also available.

Also, recently added at the ranch, are other activities including yoga (a certified yoga instructor is on staff at the ranch) and stand up paddle boarding,

Special activities are planned daily for all age levels and interests.

Hunting

One of the biggest benefits of visiting the Diamond D Ranch is hunting. The area surrounding the ranch is approximately 2.5 million acres, making it the second largest area of its type (just behind Alaska).

There are many ways that guests can hunt while visiting the ranch. Many hunters enjoy visiting one of the ranch’s hunting camps. Each camp can host six hunters at a time, and one hunting guide is provided for every two hunters. Guests can request private guides as well. The camps have a large and fully equipped cooking tent as well as sleeping tents that can sleep two with provided lanterns, heating stoves, and cots.

Hunters can track mainly mule deer and elk.

Guests planning to hunt should make sure to pack their rifle, sleeping bag, scabbard, warm/wet weather clothing, and sturdy footwear. With a deposit, the staff will work with each guest to procure their Idaho hunting license. The ranch provides a cot/bed, as well as all food and tack needed for their visit.

Weddings and Special Events

The Diamond D Ranch is well-known for being the perfect setting for a variety of special events, including weddings.

Weddings can be performed anywhere outdoors on the property, or guests can choose to say their vows in the chapel that was hand-built by the owners of the ranch. The indoor chapel holds up to 60 guests, and one of the owners is an ordained minister, which allows her to perform the weddings. A catered menu can be designed with the ranch staff.

The ranch is the perfect setting for a variety of other special events including small conferences, seminars, sales meetings, and more. The conference room on-site can seat between 25 and 30 attendees.

1 Loon Creek Road, Stanley, ID, 83278, Phone: 800-222-1269

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More Ideas in Idaho: Les Saison Resort

The Les Saison Resort sits in the middle of Sun Valley, Idaho, in the city of Ketchum. Since 1936, the resort has expanded to more than 2000 acres providing rental accommodations, a full-service spa, and luxury services and amenities that allow guests to enjoy the resort before heading out for a full day of skiing on Bald Mountain. There are also many different dining options and attractions located just steps from the lodge.

Rental Accommodations

Resort guests staying at Les Saison will be greeted by a luxurious, residential accommodation that comes equipped with a fully stocked gourmet kitchen, a choice of a view of either the Trail Creek Summit or Bald Mountain, and access to all of the upscale services and amenities found on-site.

The resort offers either one, two bedrooms, and three-bedroom master suites.

Each rental provides guests with handcrafted furnishings, kitchen countertops made of granite, and custom designed cabinetry and lighting. There is also a patio with complimentary barbeques attached to each accommodation as well.

Les Saison offers rentals available all year round. Accommodations are available for one night or up to a few weeks at a time. Daily housekeeping is provided.

The resort is no smoking, and no pets are allowed on the premises.

Services and Amenities

All rentals at Les Saison come with a flat screen television in each bedroom as well as the den and living room areas. Each accommodation also has a fireplace.

Additional benefits for guests staying at the resort include comprehensive concierge services, valet services (which includes complimentary airport transportation) or heated, reserved underground vehicle parking, and grocery shopping that can be done before guest arrival.

Visitors can also make use of the soaking tubs and rooftop pool (with year-round heated deck), a steam room and sauna, and an exercise facility.

Spa

Les Saison also is home to a full-service spa. The spa has multiple therapy/treatment rooms that were designed to be calming in nature, and it is staffed by knowledgeable, licensed spa professionals that are prepared to provide top-notch massage with customizable essential oil therapy.

Treatments at the spa include a variety of different massage options, depending on the level of massage therapy each guest is looking for.

Swedish massage is the most relaxing massage available at Les Saison. This style of massage is known for being relaxing for both the mind and the body, while also helping aid circulation. This fluid style of massage is available in both an hour as well as an hour and a half therapy session.

Deep tissue massage is a slightly stronger but still therapeutic and relaxing style of massage therapy. Therapists with use both essential oils as well as arnica to help heal the body and spirit, and guests can purchase either an hour or an hour and a half at a time.

For a slightly warmer option, many guests choose hot stone massage. With this style of massage, a trained therapist will place heated stones at critical points to help enhance the therapy. Combined with aromatherapy, hot stone massage is both healing and calming. It is available for either an hour or an hour and a half.

Pregnant guests can purchase a prenatal massage. Massage therapists trained in prenatal massage will gently help resort guests get some relief in their bodies. This style of massage therapy provides comfort, helps to improve circulation, and helps them relax. Guests must be out of their first trimester of pregnancy (after 12 weeks gestation) to purchase a prenatal massage. Prenatal body cushions will be provided for both safety and comfort. Prenatal massage is available for either an hour or an hour and a half.

The spa also provides couples massage. This type of massage isn’t just for romantic couples, and it can be provided for any two people seeking to relax together. Provided in the resort’s specialized couple’s suite, two massage therapists will work in tandem to provide relief from tension and stress by using a circular motion, kneading, and firm, long strokes. This also helps to improve both metabolism and circulation. Couples massage can also be purchased for either an hour or an hour and a half.

Dining

The nearby Sun Valley area is awash in dining options for guests.

For breakfast options, guests can grab a smoothie from 5B Fruit, a cup of coffee at Java, or a full, sit down breakfast meal at Gretchen’s (located just adjacent to the lobby).

Lunch can be purchased from the locally owned Burger Grill, the award-winning Despo’s Mexican restaurant, or the healthy, vegan and organic Glow Live Food cafe.

For dinner, guests can choose the Cellar Pub, Enoteca (a restaurant and wine bar serving gourmet pizza and charcuterie), or Perry’s Restaurant (which has been voted “Best of the Valley” for over 25 years).

Guests can speak directly with a concierge to help guide them or to make reservations locally.

Mountain Biking

During the warmer weather, many resort guests like to venture out and do some mountain biking. There are more than 400 miles of single-track bike trails, hundreds of additional miles of scenic road biking, and over 20 miles of specifically paved and dedicated bike paths in the town. Group rides leave from multiple areas a few times a week. Guests are urged to speak with a concierge for additional information.

Snowsports

Perhaps the biggest draw of a stay at Les Saison Resort is its proximity to many different snow sports on the attached mountain range. Not only does Bald Mountain have nearly 3,500 vertical feet of “fall line” terrain, but nearby Dollar Mountain offers guests a family experience. Resort guests can enjoy not only multiple types of skiing (traditional, Nordic, Heli, and backcountry) but also snowboarding, snowshoeing snowmobiling, and ice skating.

Resort guests can use the individual lockers to store their ski gear, which each come with boot warmers.

680 Sun Valley Road, Ketchum, ID, 83340, Phone: 866-847-4200

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