SMALL TOWN CHARM
McCall, Idaho is a friendly resort town of 2,500 people, set on the south shore of spectacular Payette Lake.
(photo credit: Julie Conrad)
SMALL TOWN CHARM
Ringed by mountains and forest, McCall exudes an unassuming, laid-back atmosphere that has won the hearts of vacationers and second-home owners for decades. Downtown McCall offers an ever-expanding array of shops, services and amenities, including great restaurants, an indoor ice skating rink, the Manchester Ice and Event Center and more. It also plays host to several community events each year, including the famous McCall Winter Carnival.
To explore McCall further and view upcoming events, visit the McCall Area Chamber of Commerce.
Of the more than 300 lakes in the McCall area, Payette Lake is both the largest and best loved. This stunning lake sits right in the heart of downtown McCall.
(photo credit: Visit Idaho)
Carved by glaciers to a size of 5,330 acres, the lake is a playground for swimming, boating, water skiing, canoeing and sailing. The nearly 1000-acre peninsula that extends into the lake is Ponderosa State Park with facilities for camping, picnicking and miles of hiking trails. In winter, the park offers 14 miles of groomed Nordic skiing, including 1.5 miles that are lighted for night skiing.
More than 300 inches of snow grace McCall’s ski slopes in a typical winter season, and we have three ways to enjoy it: Brundage Mountain, Tamarack, and the Little Ski Hill.
(photo credit: Brundage Mountain Resort)
In McCall, you’ll also see far less crowds. And have two major ski resorts to choose from: Brundage Mountain and Tamarack Resort. Little Ski Hill is also an area favorite, and offers great opportunities for the entry-level skier.
Since the 1960s, Brundage Mountain Resort has been a mecca for winter sports: 7,640 feet high, over 1,800 vertical feet of drop, 1,300 acres of lift-served terrain with some runs over two miles long! The resort also offers backcountry skiing via snow cat in the nearby Payette National forest, as well as instruction, rentals and great mountain biking in the summer.
The $1.5 billion Tamarack opened in the winter of 2004. With a 7,700-foot summit that overlooks Lake Cascade, Tamarack offers a total vertical drop of 2,800 feet, seven aerial lifts and five surface lifts with 600 acres of groomed terrain and 1,100 acres of skiable terrain. Tamarack also offers an extensive network of mountain biking and hiking trails, and boating on Lake Cascade.
The Little Ski Hill
Built in 1937, the Little Ski Hill has one lift, a 405-foot vertical drop and 40 acres of skiable terrain. It also offers 50 kilometers of groomed skating lanes, touring trails, a biathlon range and night skiing on weekends.
Valley County offers remarkable golf courses. In fact, the area’s becoming a premier Northwest golfing destination.
(photo credit: Jug Mountain Ranch)
McCall Municipal Golf Course
Weaving through alpine forest, the 27-hole McCall Municipal Golf Course is lined with stately pine trees and wildflowers, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Best of all, it’s right outside your door: Hearthstone is set along the challenging Robert Muir-Graves designed, nine-hole addition. In the winter, the course provides miles of groomed trails for outstanding Nordic skiing.
Jug Mountain Ranch Golf Course
Designed by Donald Knott, project architect for Robert Trent Jones II, the new 18-hole, public golf course at Jug Mountain Ranch offers an ideal combination of challenging play, spectacular views and varied terrain.
MeadowCreek Golf Course
Located just north of New Meadows, this 18-hole course is set at the edge of Meadows Valley and offers beautiful views, challenging greens and pine-tree-lined fairways.
McCall is blessed with close proximity to the Payette National Forest, the Frank-Church River of No Return Wilderness, Hells Canyon and more. What does this mean for you? Quick access to some of the best fishing, wildlife viewing and whitewater recreation in the country, with qualified outfitters readily available.
Try these great activities:
- Soaking in the area’s numerous natural hot springs
- Mountain biking
- Endless hiking
- Lift-served snow tubing
- Ice Skating
- Sleigh riding
- Live Music
- Cultural Festivals
EVERYTHING AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Hearthstone is ideally located in the center of it all. Just a quick walk gets you into the heart of downtown McCall and a short drive provides easy access to the area’s abundant recreation opportunities.
- 8 blocks to Downtown McCall
- 8 blocks to Payette Lake
- 1 mile to McCall Golf Club
- 1.5 miles to Ponderosa State Park
- 5 miles to Little Ski Hill/Bear Basin trailhead
- 9.5 miles to Jug Mountain Ranch
- 11 miles to Brundage Mountain Resort
- 20 miles to Tamarack Resort