November 26 2013
The Boise Curling Club will be hosting the second annual Sawtooth Outdoor Bonspiel (the “S.O.B.”) in Stanley, Idaho on January 24-26, 2014.
Who would have imagined that someone would have thought of bringing curling to Stanely Idaho. Sure, we see this sport in the Oylmpics but this is something new for Central Idaho and curling is gaining in popularity.
One could not ask for a more picturesque setting than the beautiful Sawtooth Mountains and the quaint little town (Population 69) than Stanley. Hot springs to soak in, cross country skiing and then go watch a curling match for free.
Curling games will take place Friday evening and continue on Saturday morning, late Saturday afternoon, and Sunday morning. There will even be a place for spectators who want to try their hand at curling during the bonspiel, No charge for this opportunity to learn to curl. A session at noon on Saturday for those who want to learn more about curling.
So saddle up folks and head for Stanley in January.
December 12 2012
Take time to experience a bit of history while visiting Bonanza and Custer Ghost Towns. These two towns came to life in the late 1800’s during the gold mining boom. A $20,000 gold find in 1875 sparked a flood of miners who converged on Custer and Bonanza in hopes of making a stake and a fortune in mining. Now visitors can take a step back in time and experience what life was like during the height of their prosperity. Recently purchased by the U.S. Forestry Service in conjunction with Friends of Custer Society, the towns are slowly being renovated and reconstructed.
Visitors can enjoy a self guided walking tour of these two towns and view seven original structures that were a hub for mining activities. In addition to the buildings, visitors can also view old machinery that is lying near the entrance of the General Custer Mill. On your way out, be sure to check out the Boothill Cemetery where you will spot three unmarked graves that rumor has it is the final resting place of a love story gone bad…
December 12 2012
Cold weather is no match for the spirit of locals and visitors to Stanley, Idaho. With temps that can reach thirty-below zero, the winter months can be a time of quiet and solitude. It is also a time for outdoor enthusiast to experience some of the most amazing backcountry skiing and to discover a landscape that is untouched by modernization. Skiers enjoy deep powder and steep chutes that only the Sawtooth Mountains can offer.
Perhaps you would rather take it slow on some of the best groomed Nordic ski trails around. Enjoy miles of trails with unmatched views of the mountain range. Nordic skiers have come to love the annual Sawtooth Ski Festival held every March. During this two day event skiers can navigate miles of groomed trails, enjoy hot homemade food and great music followed by a silent auction.
There is just no better place to spend the winter months than Stanley, Idaho!
November 8 2012
Take a drive down highway 21 and stop in at the Elk Mountain Resort and Pot Belly Cafe, you won’t be disappointed. Housed in a converted barn, the Pot Belly Café serves breakfast, lunch and dinner where each meal is carefully crafted in one of three antique stoves that have been in use since 1895, hence the name. Whether pork ribs or the prime rib, visitors are warmed by a roaring fire and down home cooking.
Not only is the food amazing but, the service is top notch where everyone is welcomed with a smile. Woodsy, cozy and friendly is a great way to describe the Pot Belly Café with the most amazing food at prices that can’t be beat! After a long day of enjoying the great outdoors, stop in for a hardy meal sure to warm your insides. Save room for a huge selection of homemade pies sure to finish off the meal perfectly!
Real food served by real people is what you can expect at the Pot Belly Café at Elk Mountain Resort 4 miles west of Stanley, Idaho.
May 6 2012
In a town surrounded by Idaho’s most impressive outdoor area and with the raw beauty of the Sawtooth Mountain Range piercing the sky in the backdrop, it might be hard to fathom that the town of Stanley knows how to pamper. Yet it’s true – for every flashing cutthroat trout on the end of a taut line and for every mountain goat viewed through a set of binoculars, the rugged outdoorsy town of Stanley, Idaho can bring your tired body back to life courtesy of Meadow Creek Inn and Spa.
Meadow Creek Inn and Spa is located at 955 Eva Falls Ave near downtown Stanley, Idaho, and offers lodging and a full spa facility. Relax on their amazing property, which includes six guest rooms, all with unhindered views of the mountains. Even those who are not staying in a guest room can schedule an appointment for a massage. Meadow Creek Inn and Spa is open May through October, with normal business hours between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
At Meadow Creek Inn and Spa, the list of spa treatments is impressive and there really is something for everyone. Whether you are looking for the ultimate “mother/daughter retreat” or simply want to work some kinks out of your neck after a day on the trail, the folks at Meadow Creek Inn and Spa can help you find the ultimate relaxation. The perfect capper to the night? Soak in their hot tub and enjoy your choice of wine from their impressive selection.
Contacting Meadow Creek Inn and Spa
Call them at 1-800-811-5745
Find them at 955 Eva Falls Ave.
Visit them online at www.meadowcreekinn.com