Winter at Shore Lodge

Photo by Gary Ertter, Courtesy of Shore Lodge

52 Getaways 2019: Winter

For a winter getaway that seems to jump right out of a scene from the film “Holiday Inn,” look no further than McCall, Idaho. A winter wonderland? Check. An iconic lodge? Check. World-class snow sports? Check. Bing Crosby? Sorry.

Many attributes place McCall on the top of the list for best winter getaway spots, namely scenic Payette Lake, Brundage Mountain Resort for great Idaho powder, the festivities of Winter Carnival and Shore Lodge.

Shore Lodge, a boutique waterfront hotel on Payette Lake, is home to The Cove Spa and four dining venues, including the classic steakhouse, The Narrows. A stay at Shore Lodge provides a quintessential Idaho getaway in which you can challenge yourself to see how much activity you can cram into a weekend or kick back and turn R&R into an art form.

If you plan to visit during the town’s popular Winter Carnival, you’ll need to book early. Winter Carnival is famous for its snow sculptures, parades, entertainment, art auction and more. Go to for dates and a schedule of events.

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