|Known as the ‘Gem State’ and the ‘Gem of the Mountains’ you’ll find quality bed and breakfast Idaho State very welcoming and friendly! Surrounded by not only pristine mountain splendour with dramatic views of the valleys and canyons, but with a wilderness full of rivers and lakes to visit not forgetting the strange lava beds to explore at the Craters of the Moon National Monument. Apart from many scenic routes and beautiful trails throughout the state, this is the perfect vacation for outdoor activities or for just relaxing and enjoying the spectacular views, whether it’s skiing and snowboard skiing in the Sawtooth and Pioneer Mountains, exploring Hells Canyon America's deepest gorge, or experiencing a breath-stopping, fast-moving waterway - dubbed the River of No Return, you’ll agree Idaho is an area of phenomenal natural beauty! Other activities include horse riding, float fishing and walk-n-wade fishing, white water rafting or fly-fishing, wherever or whatever you choose, the adventure is just waiting for you!|
Rated as one of the most beautiful places in the world, Idaho has become a truly popular destination in it’s own right. Experience for instance the wonder and excitement of a helicopter ride over the breathtaking beauty of Coeur d'Alene and its surrounding countryside. This historic city boasts a unique and famous golf course with the world's only floating green open to the public. Abuzz with activity, including art shows and museums where you can discover the fascinating history with exhibits of steamboats, railroads and Coeur d'Alene Indians, or after a nights playing one of the 1000 Vegas-style machines or off-track betting, unwind in one of the stylish bed and breakfast in Idaho State for a relaxing stay. Also, if you’re interested in experiencing thrilling rides, then visit Silverwood’s premiere waterslide theme park just 15 miles north of the city. Try out their gigantic wave pool at Boulder Beach Water Park featuring water chutes, drop slides, kiddie tree-house fortress and a high speed waterslide complex. Other live entertainment, including championship boxing, is dazzling live concerts. Perhaps you’d like to enjoy a romantic sunset dinner cruise while admiring the spectacular bays and inlets of one of the world's most beautiful surrounding lakes.
Further south is Lewiston known as the "Banana Belt" because of the mild winter weather, golfing is a year round activity in the valley as are other recreational activities. A must visit though is Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, North America's deepest gorge where you can enjoy the breathtaking raw beauty of the canyon from one of the region's regular boat tours. Here you will experience the thrills of white-water rafting or jet boating, fishing the river or simply marvel at the picturesque surroundings perhaps followed by a relaxing stroll along the banks of miles of scenic river pathways.
The majestic peaks and spectacular vistas forming a backdrop to the beautiful town of Ketchum, convenient base to the region's best winter skiing with awe-inspiring views of the Sawtooth, Boulder and Pioneer Mountains all providing seemingly endless runs that have kept skiers and snowboarders returning to the region again and again. Skiers and snowboarders can also cut loose on their own in the backcountry’s deep powder snow and will enjoy cruising while taking in incredible views at every turn. If it’s your first time on skis, Dollar Mountain is a good choice, considered the beginners paradise with gentle sunny slopes, all groomed to perfection. The learner area is superb and the wide cruising trails that cut across the mountain are confidence building. For the serious skier, then Baldy Mountain is for you, although it offers something for everyone, it has everything else too, character, variety and of course those incredible views.
There is no greater adventure than white-water rafting on the Salmon River and for the ultimate river rafting vacation experience then a visit to the picturesque town of Salmon is a must! There are very few places in America that provides such a wilderness that can match the sheer magnitude of the Salmon River, this fast-moving waterway has been dubbed the ‘River of No Return,’ this amazing river is deeper than most of the earth's canyons and that includes the famous Grand Canyon. You’ll find breathtaking scenery with scenic trails along and through deep canyons, rugged mountains with more than forty high mountain lakes that rise from 3,500 feet on the canyon floors of the famous Salmon and Middle Fork Rivers to over 10,000 feet on Mt. McGuire. As you hike you’ll smell the great forests of douglas fir and lodgepole pine that cover much of the area, in addition to spruce, fir and ponderosa pine, bridges provides access to these seemingly inaccessible regions, it’s a paradise for horse-packers crossing the many rivers and streams. In the warmer months, the river is home to some of America's most beautiful inland sandy river beaches, alongside clear, mellow pools and inflatable kayak playing spots for all the family. Some of the State’s most famous rapids, gorges and vistas are here for your enjoyment like Demon's Drop, Snow Hole and Blue Canyon. A good base to see the Crater of the Moon National Monument on the eastern side of the State are Rigby, Driggs, Lava Hot Springs or Soda Springs to name but a few, they are also the gateway to the Snake River and the lava beds. You’ll find a very good choice of friendly and cosy bed and breakfast in Idaho State to suit every taste and budget!
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