smoothie shots, market veggies and warm
roasted almonds; and the Pacific Rim Buffet, which includes a seasonal and tropical
fruit platter, rice noodle salad with Asian
vegetables, greens with a sesame vinaigrette, hoisin glazed salmon and stir-fried
In addition to the center’s renovations, a
visual art display on the building’s exterior
facade was unveiled in early 2018. This new
and innovative piece features more than 700
feet of vertical and horizontal linear LED
fixtures and is illuminated each evening
with dancing lights choreographed to music
broadcast by speakers along the walkway.
Shore Lodge, McCall
Tucked in the Salmon River Mountains, the
77-room Shore Lodge is a mountainside re-
treat situated on a glacial lake with outdoor
activities for every season, such as boating,
hiking, golfing, fly fishing, skiing and snow-
shoeing. For groups that take advantage of
these off-site excursions, the resort’s cater-
ing team can pack up an Adventure Lunch
that includes a grab-and-go meal served in
a take-away dry bag.
Back on property, guests can unwind at
The Cove, the resort’s full-service spa. The
experience starts in the lobby crafted from
more than 60 Douglas fir logs. Offerings
include nature-themed treatments, indoor/
outdoor salt-water immersion pools and
herbal nail services. For men, there is even
a Mountain Man Pedicure.
In addition, the space houses a fitness
facility and guest can enjoy lunch or tea at
the spa. Groups can bring the spa to the
meeting with a Spa Wellness Break where
attendees can indulge in 10-minute restor-
ative meditation and move into a wellness
discussion or presentation.
For early risers in the group there is sunrise yoga to take in the serene surrounding.
Pre- or post-meeting yoga s offered in the
resort’s Lower Pavilion or out on the East
Schweitzer Mountain Resort,
Surrounded by 2,900 acres of mountainous
terrain, it is easy to immediately decompress at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. For
those that need a nudge, the Solstice Spa,
located in the main hotel, Selkirk Lodge, offers a variety of treatments using all organic
Schweitzer Mountain Resort might be
best known for its winter sports and activities, but the mountain adventures don’t
end when the snow melts. Hiking, biking,
huckleberry picking, horseback riding and
disc golf are just a few of the spring through
fall outdoor offerings. In the village, groups
can do some teambuilding on the climb
wall or ziplining course.
Atop Schweitzer Mountain is the Sky
House, where groups can take in the views
during a meal or reception. Guests can hike
or take the scenic chairlift to the summit
for Sky House as well as the 1,600-square-
foot Top of the Mountain Patio.
Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley
At Sun Valley Resort, The Spa at Sun Valley
features holistic therapies using ancient
healing customs from around the world,
including acupuncture, cupping and
reiki as well as an array of massage and
body ritual options. The resort also boasts
SUN VALLEY RESORT, SUN VALLEY
Eat + Drink BOISE
Agrowing food scene has brought people back to downtown Boise in the past few years, but the expanded craft beverage options being made and served in the Pacific Northwest destination are the talk of the town. Breweries, distilleries, coffee roasters and winery tasting
rooms have popped up downtown, serving up libations for all.
“Boise has really been discovered and one element that has
made the city so great is the culinary renaissance,” said Carrie
Westergard, executive director of the Boise CVB. “There are now
over 20 craft breweries, wine makers and craft cocktail bars
downtown. Everything you would expect in a larger city, you’re now
finding in Boise.”
Here are some of the latest additions to Boise’s beverage scene.
◗ Barbarian Brewing ( https://barbarianbrewing.com) opened in
Garden City, Idaho, in 2015. The brewery has expanded and last
fall a tasting room opened in downtown. The beers are aged in
wine, whiskey and bourbon barrels and often include regional fruits
in the recipes.
◗ Bear Island Brewing Co. ( www.bearislandbrewing.com) sees
itself as Boise’s “biggest little brewery.” The brewery started in a
two-car garage and is now opening a taproom in a former Boise
firehouse. Their beer, which has often used Idaho ingredients such as potatoes, lavender, pumpkins, hops and barley, is distributed around the state, but this will be its first taproom.
◗ Camel’s Crossing ( https://camelscrossing.com) is the newest addition of the Hyde Park district of
Boise’s North End neighborhood. The former antique store turned into a beer and wine bar with
bites like charcuterie and an all-Idaho cheese board.
◗ Clairvoyant Brewing ( www.clairvoyantbrewing.com) is the
newest craft beer addition to Boise. The brewery is nestled
in the developing Whitewater Park area of west downtown
◗ Coiled Wines ( www.coiledwines.com) is named in honor of
Idaho’s Snake River Valley. Coiled has grown from a shared
space production facility and tasting room in Garden City to its
own facility, tasting room and downtown
◗ Form & Function ( www.formandfunctioncedros.com) is the latest entry
into Boise’s coffee scene. The specialty coffee roaster offers coffee
sourced from farms growing naturally treated beans.
◗ The Gas Lantern Drinking Co. (http://the-gas-lantern-drinking-company.
business.site) is a cocktail-and-wine-focused bar with an English-pub feel
that opened in the fall of 2017. The new space is part of a growing food
and drink coalition planned in downtown.
FORM & FUNCTION
SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN RESORT, SANDPOINT