What began in 1984 as a home business with a single phone has grown into a go-to source for women's apparel with retail stores across the country. Headquartered in Sandpoint, Idaho, Coldwater Creek curates a varied selection of elegant but comfortable clothing, ensuring closets stay stocked with more than just the relatives who only get pulled out around the holidays. You'll find everything from sweaters and jackets to jeans and dresses, as well as jewelry, handbags, and other extras for accessorizing new outfits. And if you can't make it to one of Coldwater Creek's physical locations, just head to the website to find the perfect cardigan, cashmere sweater, or pencil skirt.
With 4 outdoor public pools, 6 VIP pools, and 15 private pools with adjustable temperatures and adjacent changing rooms, Miracle Hot Springs is the picture of a pristine modern resort. But it's gone through a lot of past lives to get there. The land's original owners dropped old car bodies into the natural spring to make its soft, warm, highly alkaline waters pool together and allow a well to be drilled. In the years that followed, those waters were used for bathing sheep, heating chicken coops, and irrigating patches of particularly delectable watermelons whose seeds sprouted new springs.
n 1957, Dean M. Olsen found the then-abandoned hot spring on a canyon hike, and finally began to set the waters on a new course: human relaxation. Today, Dean's son Larry D. Olsen carries on the family legacy at the geothermal-driven resort. Steam rises from the pools throughout the year as visitors float or paddle in the natural spring waters.
Massage therapists also practice the art of relaxation, and visitors can even make a weekend getaway out of their trip, thanks to the Miracle Hot Springs campground. The grounds have spots for tents and RVs, but they also include camping domes: furnished geodesic structures where hot water heats the floors.
Slate-gray walls and eight flat-screen TVs encircle a group of simple, black tables inside McClain’s Pizzeria, allowing the chefs’ signature item to act as the eye-catching decoration. The culinary team hand-tosses dough, including a gluten-free option, each and every day. Pies are then slathered with housemade sauce and layered with a bevy of toppings, including staples such as pepperoni, green peppers, and mushrooms, and innovative treats, such as buffalo chicken, pineapple, and real Italian fedoras. Customers can order their pies in three sizes—10”, 14”, and 18”—or skip the slices all together and go for a crispy calzone. Aside from their doughy feasts, McClain’s slakes appetites with five types of sandwiches, four salads, and jumbo wings tossed in a zesty buffalo sauce and washed down by a selection of on-tap brews.