The following list represents many of Idaho's full-service, luxury destination resorts. For a complete list of all of Idaho's great resorts, visit www.visitidaho.org.
Coeur d'Alene Resort
Set on Lake Coeur d'Alene in Idaho's Panhandle, the Coeur d'Alene Resort is a taste of luxury. The architecture alone is a magnificent sight set amid this lakeside community. With luxurious accommodations, rejuvenating spa treatments, sumptuous cuisine and breathtaking holiday displays, this four-star resort continues to be the destination of choice for travelers worldwide.
As a signature golf course with a world-famous floating green, the Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course is a lush park-like environment with mountains and water to make the experience even more spectacular. The 6,767-yard, par 71 course is designed around four distinct geographic features: an expansive lakeshore, a forested ridge, gently rolling woodlands and Fernan Creek, a revitalized trout stream. This course is playable for families and challenging enough for the pros.
Pamper yourself and let go of the stress of life with a treatment at the Coeur d'Alene Resort Spa. Or, enjoy a fine dining experience at the infamous Beverly's Restaurant, located on the seventh floor of the resort overlooking Lake Coeur d'Alene. For a more casual breakfast, lunch or dinner, enjoy a meal at Docksider Restaurant.
Activities abound in this picturesque area with front-door access to four season adventures such as fishing, skiing, white water rafting, hiking and golf.
Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort
The Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort includes more than 300 guest rooms and suites and offers over 1,600 video gaming machines. The property has eight distinctly original restaurants and lounges on site, from a great American steakhouse to the region’s most popular buffet. The new Spa Ssakwa’q’n opened in 2011 and offers an array of treatments for a day of pampering or as part of a stay and spa package.
Designed by legendary course designer Gene Bates, Circling Raven has consistently been rated as one of the top resort courses in the country. The 7,189 yard, par 72 course meanders through 620 visually stunning acres adjoining the Coeur d’Alene National Forest. The course’s five sets of tees ensure a challenging round for players of every level. Green fees are all-inclusive, and include a cart with GPS plus unlimited range play.
Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Either winter or summer, there are many ways to take in the beauty of Schweitzer Mountain Resort near Sandpoint. With a vertical drop of 2,400 feet, a top elevation of 6,400 feet and an average annual snowfall of 300 inches, the mountain is certainly a winder paradise. Check out the slopes on skis or a board, go tubing, air boarding or snowshoeing. Summertime adventures include biking, hiking, paintball games and many special events.
Lodging facilities include the rustic Selkirk Lodge with amenities including slopeside access, outdoor heated pool, three hot tubs with stunning mountain views, restaurants, cafés and shopping within walking distance. Or try White Pine Lodge, the newest addition to Schweitzer, with its contemporary mountain architecture and northwest interiors. Fully furnished condominium-style units offer full kitchens, living rooms and fireplaces, along with access to large outdoor hot tubs, a cardio and weights room and outdoor heated pool.
Sun Valley Resort
Nestled in the heart of the Sawtooth National Forest, world-famous Sun Valley Resort has been welcoming skiers since 1936. Home to the world's first chair lift, Sun Valley is a haven for ski enthusiasts whether on vivacious Bald Mountain or the beginners hill, Dollar Mountain.
The resort features year-round recreational opportunities including skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, mountain biking and hiking. Or for a more relaxed atmosphere, enjoy a spa treatment, shop in the many local boutiques, dine at the finest restaurants, take in a show or just relax with a book by the fire or pool.
Tamarack is situated near the town of Donnelly about 90 miles north of Boise. The resort gets its name from the local Tamarack trees that fill the forests surrounding the property, turning the autumn landscape a golden spectacle.
With abundant summer and winter activities, this new resort community is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. The 2004-2005 ski season was Tamarack's first with 35 runs, seven lifts, including three high-speed quads, a vertical drop of 2,800' and 850 total skiable acres.
Summertime adventures include Idaho's newest Robert Trent Jones II Signature Golf Course, which lies in the heart of Tamarack Resort. Located between dry meadows and large wetlands, it provides exceptional challenges. Greens have been placed against a backdrop of aspens, on the lakeshore, and between stands of mature ponderosa pines on the mountainside.
Fun on Lake Cascade includes waterskiing and wakeboarding, kayaking and sailing, along with three designated bird sanctuaries on the nearby shoreline.
Teton Springs Resort
Located in eastern Idaho amidst the Teton Mountain Range in Victor, Teton Springs is an experience in excellence with a western flare. This year-round resort offers it all to guests wanting an escape. Summertime adventures include a round of golf on the prestigious Headwaters Club at Teton Springs. The Sports Club, a 3,000 square-foot building features a Swim/Tennis Complex which includes a 25 meter pool, two tennis courts and a basketball court.
The Fitness Center located on the second level is outfitted with state-of-the-art strength training stations, free weights, and individual cardio training equipment including treadmills, elliptical trainers, and stationary bikes. In addition, there is a 500 square foot room suitable for yoga, Pilates or aerobics.
Treat yourself to a manicure or pedicure, or enjoy a relaxing massage after a day of snow skiing, golfing, hiking, or fly fishing at the Rendezvous Spa. Concierge services available within the village will complement the perfect day by assisting with special outings, catering a private dinner party or arranging the next day's sporting activities.
The Shore Lodge is a luxury resort set on the shores of beautiful Payette Lake in McCall. The pristine beauty of the area is captured inside the resort with décor and furnishings reminiscent of an outdoor hideaway.
Activities abound during both the summer and winter months. Located between Brundage Mountain and Tamarack Resort, skiers can take in both challenging terrain or ride into the wilderness on snowmobiles.
Summertime fun includes golf on the resort's Andy North Championship gold course, tennis, swimming, racquetball, basketball and a complete fitness center. Or take in a hike or mountain bike ride on one of the many local routes. Lakeside fun includes fishing, swimming, waterskiing, kayaking, sailing, boating and wakeboarding.
Enjoy fine dining at the Narrows Restaurant, which combines a tranquil atmosphere with the best in superb cuisine, or relax in a more casual setting at the Lake Grill.
The Cove, an authentic McCall spa, opened in 2011 offering luxurious treatments that reflect the natural beauty of the area.