A rugged state in the Rocky Mountains region of the Intermountain West, Idaho has a narrow border with Canada to the north and Nevada and Utah to the south. A visit to an Idaho self-catering vacation accommodation opens up a world of snow-capped mountains, white-water rivers, wilderness, high plains desert with plenty of National or State Forest.
The best thing about Idaho vacation rentals is their proximity to the great outdoors on a really grand scale. In the summer there’s Yellowstone National Park with hot springs, geysers and fumeroles including the aptly named Old Faithful. If you want hiking and rock climbing there’s City of Rocks National Reserve where some of the boulders are more than 100 meters high. For a little cowboy and Indian fun for all the family visit Custer Ghost Town or if it’s wildlife a good place to see bald eagles is Lake Coeur d’Alene which also has 135 miles of shoreline. If you enjoy golf there is also a very up-market golf course in this area. For boating and rafting Salmon River is the longest free-flowing river in the US with an 85 mile wilderness section.
In the winter an Idaho vacation rental puts you in reach of some of the best winter sports resorts. There’s Silver Mountain Ski Resort 30 miles east of Lake Coeur and a large number of other top destination ski resorts throughout the State. In fact, Sun Valley was the first ski resort in the US. This is one area of sport that really offers something for everyone with skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiles, sledding and much more. Hiking and walking are also good activities at any time of the year with the famous Lewis and Clark Trail which runs through the twin cities of Lewiston and Clarkston.
Idaho is surrounded by six states of America and the Canadian State of British Columbia putting a vacation rental home in Idaho within easy reach of a wealth of other cities and regions. To the southeast there’s Salt Lake City, Utah; to the west Washington, both state and city; to the southwest Nevada and Reno and to the north the mountains, rivers and lakes of the south of Canada.
At Idaho vacation rentals you can expect plenty of hot weather during the summer days tempered by very little humidity and pleasantly cool evenings. Winters can be cold with plenty of snow in the mountains although the temperature rarely drops below zero for any length of time.
If you are travelling to self catering accommodation in Idaho from the UK the best is from London Heathrow (LHR) to Boise (BOI) from with plenty of domestic flights from there that will take you to most major cities in Idaho.