Still one of the Northwest’s best-kept secrets, McCall, Idaho is only now receiving national attention for the extraordinary quality of its scenery, four-season recreation and laid back atmosphere. A beautiful two-hour drive north of Boise, McCall boasts two destination ski resorts, including Tamarack Resort and Brundage Mountain, renowned for its champagne powder and uncrowded terrain. Compared to other four-season mountain resort towns, it’s still an extraordinary value. And Blackhawk on the River puts your right in the center of it all.
A historic and diverse downtown.
McCall’s historic downtown area (just 10 minutes from Blackhawk) offers an ever-expanding array of interesting shops, outstanding restaurants with award-winning chefs, art galleries and cultural events, all just steps from Payette Lake. In summer, you can enjoy a glass of wine and a game of bocce ball in the courtyard of Hotel McCall. Or marvel at the giant snow sculptures of the famous Winter Carnival in January.
In summer, temperatures average 80 degrees F–perfect weather to sail, play golf, hike or ride the hundreds of miles of trails surrounding town. You can also explore over 300 alpine lakes, not to mention the famous fishing and whitewater of Hells Canyon of the Snake River, and the many forks of the Salmon and Payette rivers. In addition, McCall offers 99 holes of golf, including those designed by Robert Trent Jones II, Andy North, Robert Muir Graves and Don Knott.
With the first snowfalls of November, McCall transforms into a winter paradise receiving an average of 12 feet of snow annually (Brundage Mountain averages 300 inches). Great alpine skiing and snowboarding await you at nearby Tamarack Resort, Brundage Mountain and the historic Little Ski Hill. Miles of Nordic skiing can be enjoyed at several locations, including Blackhawk, Ponderosa State Park, Jug Mountain Ranch, Tamarack and McCall Municipal Golf Course. You can also hit up over 300 miles of groomed snowmobile trails that have put the McCall area as one of the top 10 snowmobile destinations in the country. And the Manchester Ice Centre, located downtown, offers year-round ice skating and hockey.
If you’re looking for a beautiful, friendly location with world-class recreation, you’ll find it in McCall. Visit us at Blackhawk on the River and see what you could be living every day!