In the town of Stanley, Idaho, you’ll find home-style restaurants, friendly locals and fantastic views. The landscape consists of tall, tree-covered mountains, expansive flat areas, and winding rivers, offering the chance for many outdoor activities. But nothing beats a relaxing soak in the hot springs after a long day of winter fun.
Located near the entrance of town, the Mountain Village Resort comes equipped with its own complimentary hot springs. It sits within a log building that has one open wall overlooking the scenic Sawtooth Mountains and Valley Creek. After partaking in any of the numerous recreational winter activities available in the area, like backcountry skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling, this rustic yet comfortable resort serves as a haven from the winter chill.
Their Saloon is a great place for late night dining and a craft beer, and the adjacent restaurant serves all-day dining. An auto service station is also available, along with a Mercantile, affectionately dubbed the “Mountain Village Merc.”
Every February, the town hosts Stanley Winterfest, where they invite visitors to celebrate all things winter.