Turn on the out-of-office message, turn off the cell phone, and escape to the tranquility of Idaho's mountains, lakes, forests and streams.
Ski at Payette Lake Ski Hill, Brundage Mountain and Sun Valley. Hike Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. Schedule a tee time in Blanchard or a day of thrills with the family at Silverwood Theme Park. Snowmobile, cross country ski or trout fish in Island Park.
Neighboring states offer easy-to-access natural wonders as well. The west entrance to Yellowstone National Park is a short drive from the Island Park Village resort in Southeast Idaho. Glacier National Park is a day trip away from Endless Vacation Rentals resorts in Hope, Blanchard and Harrison.
Each EVRentals resort offers a wealth of on-ite amenities and units with room to spread out and enjoy the views. Check out our list of resorts, and start planning your Idaho vacation now.
Steamers Steak and Seafood Restaurant. (McCall). The homey atmosphere of this downtown gem only gets better when you're dining on baked scallops parmesan, crab and shrimp stuffed halibut, or beef tenderloin with port-cranberry demi-glace.
Ketchum Grill. (Ketchum). If you visit in warm months, try to get a seat on the ample patio of this longtime Ketchum favorite. The menu changes with the season as the chefs seek to merge local tastes with international cuisines.
Silverwood Theme Park. World-class roller coasters, water slides and exciting shows make Silverwood a seriously fun way to spend a day (or two). Try the twin wooden coasters Tremors and Timber Terror, or the Tiny Toot Coaster for the little ones.
Golden Crown Lounge. (Idaho Falls). There's not a ton of nightlife in Idaho Falls, but sometimes an easygoing place with a pool table and a good beer selection is all you need. The Crown fits the bill.
White Cloud Rafting Adventures. (Sun Valley). Experience the Salmon River first-hand on a white water rafting or kayaking trip. For a little less adventure, try a scenic float trip that omits the rapids but none of the sights. Try your hand at fly fishing guided by an experienced fisherman, and come home with fresh rainbow, brook or cutthroat trout.
Yellowstone National Park. Even though it's officially in Wyoming, any trip to Island Park or Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, would be incomplete without a visit to Yellowstone, the home of Old Faithful, grizzly bears, and some of the most beautiful vistas in the country.
Glacier National Park. With more than 700 miles of trails, there's plenty of Glacier to explore. When you're into hiking, biking, boating or horseback riding, you can do it all with a glorious backdrop of mountains. The park is in Montana, about a 3 ½-hour drive from Hope, Idaho.
Snowmobile central. Idaho claims to have more groomed snowmobile trails than any other western state. And it doesn't hurt that the scenery along most trails is spectacular. Some tours make it possible to snowmobile into Yellowstone. Check with your resort to learn more.
Boise Factory Outlets. (Boise). Get a great deal on a variety of top brands, such as Reebok, Oshkosh B'Gosh and Levi's.
Magic Valley Mall. (Twin Falls). Find everything you need at this mall, anchored by JCPenney, Sears and Macy's, as well as favorites such as Barnes & Noble, Victoria's Secret and Aeropostale. Mall includes a six-screen movie theatre and a full food court that includes Chili's.