Luxury Travel Magazine article features the best places to visit this fall for Autumn getaways with McCall and Shore Lodge on their top ten list.
Luxury Travel Magazine is an online news outlet that features travel, homes to rent, wine and food, arts and culture, and travel hints from how to keep you dog calm on a long drive to the best time to travel. This article features 10 locations in the US for fall colors in a 5 star hotel, including Deer Valley Utah, Snowmass Colorado and of course many locations in New England. It is quite the honor for Shore Lodge and McCall to be included in this list of the top 10 luxury locations.
Brundage Mountain to Replace Centennial Triple Chair with High-Speed Quad as part of $25-$30 Million in Resort Investments
Brundage Mountain to Replace Centennial Triple Chair
with High-Speed Quad as part of $25-$30 Million in Resort Investments
McCALL, ID (Monday, July 25, 2022) — Brundage Mountain Resort is pleased to announce that the Centennial Triple Chair will be replaced by a high-speed quad in time for the start of the Winter 2023-24 season. The front side lift upgrade is a key part of the resort’s 10-year improvement plan, which includes a new, modern, day lodge, on-site lodging and an extensive list of on-mountain recreation upgrades.
The new chairlift – a Dopplmayr 4CLD — is a high speed, detachable quad. It will have a vertical rise of 1,616 feet and will result in a swift, six-minute ride from base to top terminal. Construction on the new lift will take place in summer of 2023.
The existing Centennial Chairlift, a fixed-grip CTEC triple, was built in 1990, the 100-year anniversary of Idaho’s statehood. The lift expanded Brundage Mountain’s terrain considerably, opening up a large section of southside terrain that includes popular runs like 45th Parallel and Temptation.
The new lift – which will be called the Centennial Express – will cut the ride time by more than half, from 14 minutes to 6 minutes, and increase uphill capacity from 1300 people per hour to 1800 people per hour.
“Upgrading the Centennial lift to a high-speed quad does more than just cut down the ride time,” says Brundage Mountain General Manager, Ken Rider. “The loading experience will be so much smoother – especially for families – which will make some of our best terrain infinitely more accessible.”
“Having two high-speed quads in the base area gives us more flexibility and redundancy for moving people up the mountain, which is especially important on busy days and holidays, and during challenging weather conditions,” says Rider.
The investment in the Centennial lift is just one piece of a comprehensive improvement plan that dates back to the early 2000’s. The effort picked up steam in recent years after the resort was acquired by a small group of Idaho-based owners.
“When the new ownership group formed in November 2020, we took a long, hard look at the immediate and future needs of our beloved Brundage Mountain,” says Brundage Mountain President, Bob Looper. “Our priority is to maintain the low-key character of Brundage, while building toward a sustainable future. Keeping lift lines to a minimum and keeping slopes uncrowded is a top priority, and upgrading the Centennial lift is a key first step in improving and expanding our lift infrastructure.”
Additional improvement projects that are already underway include the construction of a new, state-of-the-art Ski Patrol facility and updates to the Ski and Ride School. Those efforts will pave the way for construction of the Mountain Adventure Center portion of the new, modern day lodge to begin as early as this fall. Brundage is also building new employee housing facilities and base area infrastructure this summer and working with CIMBA on a new 8-mile mountain bike trail between Brundage and Bear Basin.
Brundage Mountain plans to invest between $25 to $30 million dollars in the resort over the next 2-3 years and is excited to release more specifics on additional improvement projects in the coming weeks and months.
A brief outline of the 10-year plan is available here: www.brundage.com/brundage-mountain-maps-out-10-years-of-resort-upgrades/
The Auction of Cougar Island has been in the news recently. A controversial subject from all sides.
BoiseDev delves into the details in this well-written and researched update (photo Julie Conrad):
Cute cabin perched above the pines with a million dollar view of Payette Lake, the East Side Mountain range and Jug Mountain – enjoy the sun rise on the spacious east facing deck as you take in the scenery with your morning cup of coffee or tea. The cabin is only Minutes from paddle boarding on the tranquil river at North Beach or head up to Bergdorf and soak in the hot springs. The upper level of the cabin is an open great room design with floor to ceiling windows, a wood burning stove, vaulted ceilings, a rustic efficient kitchen boasting views all around.
The lower daylight basement has three bedrooms and a full bathroom/laundry room. Two of the bedrooms have doors going out to the covered patio welcoming in lake views, natural light and fresh air. This has been a family summer cabin and has a shared well and is on PLWSD sewer. The granite wall behind the house protects the cabin from fire and gives a pleasant feel on the property.
Price $997,900 Click here for more information and pictures
RARE GEM ON CASCADE LAKE This 3 BR/2 Bath, 1524 SF lake house home features stunning views of Lake Cascade & surrounding mountains. Excellent site location in a quiet neighborhood only 5 miles from Tamarack Resort. This superior unique .2650 acre homesite is fully manicured & irrigated with a gentle slope extending to the lake & private beach. Sunny, southeast facing great room for entertaining all your family & friends while watching the extraordinary lake wildlife. A large east facing naturally shaded Trex deck, surrounded by pine trees, adjoins the home for ease of inside/outside living & entertaining. Remodeled to include new windows, front room, mud room, water filtration system, & wainscoting around exterior. Large 3 car garage with room for vehicles & boats. Plenty of easily accessible parking for all your family toys (RV, boats, trailers, ATV’s, snow mobiles). If you are looking for rare residential waterfront living, this is it!! Most furniture and furnishings are included.
Price $879,000 Listed with the Jones Group
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Classic log cabin on Cascade Lake with dock offers amazing views of Tamarack Resort and Cascade Lake. Located on a quiet street this cabin sits on the point with a South West view of the entire lake and views of the mountains for miles and miles. Cabin features two bedrooms, 2 full baths, bonus room upstairs. The lovely fire place and wood stove will warm you up in the winter as you view the changing seasons, and the living area opens to the large deck overlooking the lake. The dock is shared with the next door neighbor and just inside a cove for protection from the passing storms. On the property are 3 older sheds and one new one that is the pump house with storage. With some TLC this cabin is the place you are looking for on Cascade Lake.
Now only $1,195,000 Listed with the Jones Group of Amherst Madison Real Estate
Lovely setting in the woods in Spring Mountain Ranch, this homesite has plenty of room for you to build your dream home in Spring Mountain Ranch. A mix of pine and aspen trees, and open meadows with granite boulders, this site is your perfect place in McCall. Spring Mountain Ranch offers community pool, tennis courts, workout area in the rustic Ranch House. Easy access to walking path, and close to Payette Lake and downtown.
Price $259,000 Listed with the Jones Group
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Incredible baked goods, produce, meats, florals, fresh fruits and veggies, jams, honey, huckleberry products, just picked salads and greens, Long Valley Coffee and coffee drinks, beef, lamb, eggs, garlic, fresh baked bread, strawberries, and so much more!
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Don’t miss this opportunity to get your place in McCall, property features an older home with 2 baths, 2 bedrooms, built in 1960. Also on the property is a vintage mobile home with separate sewer and water hook ups. From the home you get filtered Payette Lake and mountain views, a large storage shed and two small wood sheds. The daylight basement opens to a small yard with aspen trees. This is a fixer upper for sure with many options, including building a second home or ADU where the mobile home is. The mobile home is not on a foundation and has no value.
Last large parcel on Krahn Lane zoned community/commercial with well and septic installed. This one of a kind property acreage just outside of McCall is where you can build your dream home or develop for commercial use. Property offers many options for you from mixed use to all commercial use. Uses include service centers, light industrial, storage units and much more. All uses to be approved by City of McCall. For a complete list of approved use click on this link
Price $1,349,000 Listed by the Jones Group of Amherst Madison Real Estate