Sculpted into the mountainous terrain of Boise National Forest, Terrace Lakes Resort offers a natural playground to engage in all manner of outdoor pursuits. During the warmer months, hikers enjoy a whiff of Mother Nature's piney perfume as they walk miles of trails lined with evergreen trees and teeming with wildlife. Excursions on the Payette River by kayak, canoe, fishing boat, or parade float offer a refreshing respite from the summer swelter—as does the resort's geothermal heated swimming pool. The resort's 18-hole golf course challenges players with a pair of nine-hole sides that demand two distinct styles of play. The front nine's open layout gives big hitters ample space to unleash their power, while the back nine demands more control to keep the ball between dense evergreen forests that cling to both sides of the fairways.
In the winter, snowfall conceals the Resort's fairways and hiking trails, but it doesn't bury the fun. The crackling fireplace in the Resort lodge becomes the cozy trailhead to 250 acres of groomed cross-country ski tracks and terrain for snow tubing and snowmobiling. The Resort offers rental skis and snowboards, but guests must provide their own jetpacks if they prefer non-ski-lift ascents up the mountain.