Southwestern Idaho is a geographical area which takes in many of the main areas of population within the state, including the administrative capital of Boise. It is bordered by the state of Oregon to the west, and Nevada to the south. If you are keen to discover the best of both worlds in the state of Idaho: e.g. residing within the main towns of the state but still within easy reach of many of the best natural attractions, you would be very wise to spend your holidays in Southwestern Idaho. By choosing self catering accommodation in Southwestern Idaho, you will have the total freedom to come and go as you please, whilst at the same time you can enjoy full modern conveniences to make this a real home away from home.
Holidays in the Southwestern Idaho area are popular at any time of the year and this is down to the fact that there are some good skiing resorts situated close to the main towns. This is perfect for winter sports enthusiasts and other activities available will include tobogganing and snowboarding. These mountains and the local countryside are equally beautiful during the summer months and at this time of the year, the types of pastime available to you include swimming, canoeing, white-water rafting, fly-fishing, horse riding, golf, cycling and mountain biking.
As some of the self catering accommodation in Southwestern Idaho can still prove to be a little isolated, especially if you are away from the main towns, it is always a good idea to arrange your own hired car. This way you can get out and about and really explore the beauty of this little-known state. The best way to do exactly this is to visit some of the local national parks and these include Boise National Forest, Salmon-Challis National Forest and Sawtooth National Forest. For when you decide it is time to find out more about the history of this area, there are a number of small towns to visit in the region, however, your main port-a-call should definitely be the state capital of Boise. The Idaho Capitol Building and Basque Museum and Cultural Center are two of the top attractions within the town.
As your holidays in Southwestern Idaho could be spread over such a wide area, for reference here, we are quoting the average climatic conditions which are prevalent in the state’s capital, Boise. This area experiences what is known as a semi-arid climate and this means there are cool winters and hot summers. The average temperature in January is only 3 degrees Celsius and this rises to a sticky 33 degrees in July. There are less than 12 inches of precipitation per year, but much of this falls as snow in the winter.
There are no direct flights to the self catering accommodation in Southwestern Idaho from the UK, therefore you should firstly fly to any of the following airports in the US: Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Denver (DEN), Los Angeles International (LAX) or San Francisco (SFO). Then, you can fly with United Airlines from any of these US cities to Boise Airport (BOI).