Once snow hits the ground, Idaho Sleigh Rides celebrates the season by transporting riders across the wintry wonderland in horse-drawn sleighs and opening up snowflake-festooned terrain for tubing and snowmobiling. Sleighs run with the help of equine employees Poncho and Cisco, four-legged brothers that earned their wagon-pulling chops at the Rose Bowl Parade and Boise Holiday Parade. Idaho Sleigh Rides slings Dutch-oven-style meals built from roast, potatoes, and cobbler, as well as buckaroo burgers, to prevent guests' rumbling stomachs from disrupting the bucolic stillness or sleep patterns of temperamental yeti.
Ridgeline Specialty Sports' staff of friendly and knowledgeable gurus mends dilapidated foot-sleds so they can strut onto slopes for another high-speed season. The makeover masters begin by hand filing worn and tattered edges before filling in minor dings and gouges from subversive rocks and branches with P-Tex base repair, granting each ski an awe-inspiring rebirth. Finally, with a hot wax, surfaces are slicked for optimum glideability and pick-up line success.
Owned and operated by Boise residents Darrin and Michelle Sligar, Lux Fashion Lounge furnishes fashion-conscious bodies with trendy apparel while helping to reduce consumer waste. All items in the store are carefully selected for their excellent condition and up-to-date style, and are thoroughly inspected for any lingering coffee stains or witches' curses before being sold. The selections are conveniently organized and displayed in the hip boutique, making it easy to find particular styles or brands. The friendly staff is always on hand to help navigate the racks in search of form-fitting finds. Treat your torso to a stylish men’s or women’s top (average price $9–$18), or keep your legs from impersonating arms with a pair of men’s or women’s pants (average price $14–$20). Lux also often buys and trades used clothing (depending on current stock), offering cash or store credit for selected items.
The Ashley Inn sits on Main Street, within walking distance of the town center and the evergreen-lined Lake Cascade. Head to Lake Cascade State Park to windsurf, sail, and fish on the water, or tour the shoreline while hiking, bird watching, or biking.About 25 miles north of the inn in the heart of the Payette River Mountains, Tamarack Resort receives an average of 300 inches of snow each year, making it a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders. Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.
KaBloom, a family-owned-and-operated business, boasts the distinction of being the only Treasure Valley florist that’s open and offers delivery seven days a week. Within its friendly bloom abode, petals and stems spew vibrant hues and tantalizing aromas into the air, attracting butterflies and repelling Pat Boone. KaBloom's roses are freshness-guaranteed for a full week, so you won't be watching them wilt until you've had ample time to enjoy their crimson charm. Once you've grabbed your dozen, you'll have a bundle of earthly elegance sure to please any significant other or ensure that everyone at the Abraham Lincoln look-alike meeting fumes with jealousy. Pack an armful of pulchritudinous petals with today’s floral Groupon.
Dead-On Archery is a 8,000-square-foot archer?s sanctuary that helps bring the feel of the outdoors indoors with mounted animal-head trophies and lifelike animal targets. The indoor grounds feature a fully equipped 20- and 30-yard range with a hunting simulator dart system. On any given day, National Field Archery Association master instructors teach budding Robin Hoods key shooting techniques with traditional and compound bows. The copious space also hosts seasoned archers during range practice as they aim for paper targets and three-dimensional targets, such as deer. Archery tournaments, target practice, and 3-D archery are all commonplace throughout the week and weekends. Those looking to bolster their equipment arsenals can visit the pro shop brand name items. The onsite shop repairs broken crossbows and outfits customers with such equipment as bowstring wax, feathers, and full-body steel-plate armor.