Things To Do in Idaho

$15 for $30 Worth of Workout and Fitness at Gym State Strength & Conditioning

Gym State Strength & Conditioning

Nampa

$30 $15

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Admission for Two or Four to The Terror's Estate (Up to 40% Off)

The Terror's Estate

Northeast Meridian

$30 $18

Indoor haunted house attraction with cinema-quality sets and professional lighting effects is open until midnight seven days a week

Four Children's Swimming Lessons or Water Babies Swim Class at Peak Health & Wellness (Up to 58% Off)

Peak Health & Wellness Center

Coeur d'Alene

$70 $31.99

Beginners learn basic strokes and improve fitness; parents and babies are exposed to water safety through floating, kicking, and submersion

18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Optional Deluxe Package at Bryden Canyon Golf Course (Up to 55% Off)

Bryden Canyon Golf Course

Lewiston

$80 $42

Golf course open since 1974 offers deluxe packages, which includes range balls, food, and a cart, for the ultimate golfing experience

$129 for a 60-Minute Instructional Discovery Trike Flight from U.S Airborne ($220 Value)

U.S Airborne

Asotin

$220 $129

Passengers climb aboard a trike helmed by an FAA Sport Pilot CFI for a soaring instructional discovery flight

$50 for $100 Groupon — Tangkido Fighting Arts Federation

Tangkido Fighting Arts Federation

Post Falls

$100 $50

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$29 for a One-Month Tae Kwon Do Membership and Uniform at Little Feet Taekwondo ($125 Value)

Little Feet Taekwondo

Little Feet Taekwondo

$125 $29

A membership entitles martial artists of all ages up to one month of unlimited tae kwon do classes organized by age and experience level

$22 for $50 Groupon — TEKK Golf

Tekk Golf

Grover

$50 $22

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3, 5, or 10 Personal Training Sessions or 3 Group Training Sessions at Hayden Precision Fitness (Up to 62% Off)

Hayden Precision Fitness

Hayden

$45 $18

Personal trainer Kevin Busch creates intense 15-minute sessions to help participants reach their fitness goals

Glass-Blowing Class for Two or Four at Zion Warne Studios (Up to 49% Off)

Zion Warne Studios

Garden City

$160 $84

Experienced glass blowers teach students to safely create delicate vases or bowls from molten glass

Individual or Family Membership to Sawtooth Botanical Garden (Up to 42% Off)

Sawtooth Botanical Garden

Sun Valley

$35 $21

Receive discounts and support the efforts of a community garden that celebrates the plants and flowers that flourish at high altitudes

Aquarium Visit for Two, Four, or Six at Aquarium of Boise (Up to 45% Off)

Aquarium of Boise

Boise

$20 $11

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35,000+ gallons of seawater inhabited by everything from octopuses who change colors instantly to a giant pufferfish named Letterman

Wine Tasting and Bottles of Wine for Two or Four at Sawtooth Winery (51% Off)

Sawtooth Winery

Nampa

$65 $32

Head to a picturesque tasting room to sip on some of Sawtooth's handcrafted wines before taking home two bottles

Bow Inspection, One-Hour Lesson, or One Month of Range Practice at Dead-On Archery (Half Off)

Dead-On Archery

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Key shooting techniques are taught during one-hour archery classes; range time is perfect for personal shooting practice

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental at Shoshone Golf and Tennis Club in Osburn (Up to 50% Off)

Shoshone Golf and Tennis Club

Osburn

$76 $38

Cart zips golfers across 9-hole course twice for an 18-hole round, cruising along pine-lined fairways that blanket top of Gold Run Mountain.

$59.99 for a Golf Outing for Two with Cart at The Highlands Golf Course (Up to 39% Off)

The Highlands Golf Course

Post Falls

$98 $59.99

Course listed in Idaho’s Top 10 by Golf Digest leads players among towering pine trees, six lakes & rolling terrain

$36 for 10 Hot-Yoga Classes at Red-Yoga ($100 Value)

Red-Yoga

Eagle

$100 $36

Studio hosts an array of physically demanding yoga styles in a space heated up to 102 degrees to foster deeper stretches and detoxification

Two Beginning or Intermediate Knitting Classes with Materials for One Person at Alpaca Direct (52% Off)

Alpaca Direct

Hayden

$60 $29

Newbies learn how to knit a scarf and choose yarn and needles; advanced students learn more difficult methods and make a hat

4-Week Boot Camp from Your Body Better LLC (45% Off)

Your Body Better

Redeem from Home

$149 $82

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All-Day Visit for Two, Four, or Six at Miracle Hot Springs (Up to 50% Off)

Miracle Hot Springs

Buhl

$20 $12

Unwind in soothing, naturally heated hot-spring pools

One-Day or One-Month Indoor-Climbing Pass or Two-Hour Birthday for Up to 10 at Asana Climbing (Up to 50% Off)

Asana Climbing

Boise

$15 $8

2,000 sq. ft. of climbing space await experts and beginners alike inside this low-altitude bouldering gym with two unique walls

Six Training Sessions from Prime Fitness (70% Off)

Prime Fitness

Nampa

$200 $60

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$26 for $85 Worth of Circuit Training — Profitness Personal Training

Profitness Personal Training

Northeast Meridian

$85 $26

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One Month of Taekwondo Classes with Uniforms for One or Two People at KTigers Taekwondo (Up to 83% Off)

KTigers Taekwondo

Coeur D'Alene

$200 $39

Taekwondo classes for all ages teach participants self-defense and discipline

Six Weeks of Karate with Uniform, or Birthday Party for Up to 10 at Warhorse Karate Jiu Jitsu (Up to 81% Off)

Warhorse Karate Jiu Jitsu

Multiple Locations

$200 $39

Instructors emphasize modesty, integrity, and perseverance while teaching traditional karate, self-defense, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Wine Tasting with Appetizers for Two, Four, or Six at The Blue Moose Cafe (Up to 52% Off)

The Blue Moose Cafe

Eagle

$38 $20

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Café converted from a house, with an outdoor patio and live music on weekends; lauded by the "Boise Weekly"

Beer Flights and Draft Beers for Two or Four at The Parkside (50% Off)

The Parkside

Spirit Lake

$22 $11

Guests enjoy sample-sized pours of four craft beers, plus a 16-ounce draft beer of their choice; live music many nights of the week

Four- or Eight-Week Boot Camp from New Life Fitness - Debbie Jenkins (Up to 72% Off)

New Life Fitness - Debbie Jenkins

Garden City

$150 $49

Intensive boot camp helps exercisers reach fitness goals

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

5- or 10-Admisison Punch Card, or Roller-Skating Package for Four at The Nampa Rollerdrome (Up to 57% Off)

The Nampa Rollerdrome

Nampa

$35 $15

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Friends and family speed around oblong skating rink flanked by snack bar, party room, arcade games, and ample hangout space

Five Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Body Calm Studio (Up to 60% Off)

Body Calm Studio

Northeast Meridian

$69 $34

Exercisers can enjoy Pilates and a variety of yoga classes from gentle to power and Vinyasa

Chalk Paint Workshops for One or Two at Artworks Spokane or Artworks Coeur d’Alene (Up to 54% Off)

Artworks Spokane and Artworks Coeur d’Alene

Multiple Locations

$65 $29.99

Talented and experienced artisans lead workshops that teach anyone how to transform ordinary surfaces into works of art

$30 for $75 Worth of Martial Arts — Hand to Hand Combat Training Center

Hand To Hand Combat Training Center

Post Falls

$75 $30

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$30 for Three Personal Training Sessions and a Consultation at SuperSlow Zone ($90)

SuperSlow Zone

Eagle

$90 $30

20-minute total body workouts with a certified personal trainer

$25 for $40 Worth of Cocktails — Millie's Bar & Grill

Millies

Priest River

$40 $25

Brick-oven pizza, burgers, prime rib, salads, and Mexican food along with beer, wine, and well drinks

One Improv Comedy Class for Two or Four or a 90-Minute Improv Party at Improvolution (Half Off)

Improvolution

On Location

$40 $20

Experienced improv players lead groups of about 10 students in the basic principles and techniques of improvised comedy

One or Two Months of Taekwondo Classes with Uniform at Maines Taekwondo Academy (Up to 73% Off)

Maines Taekwondo Academy

Southeast Boise

$65 $25

Hone martial skill and personal discipline under the tutelage of second degree black belt John Maines in eight classes per month

Repticon for Two Adults and Two Children at Nampa Civic Center‎ on September 20 or 21 (Up to 50% Off)

Repticon

Nampa Civic Center

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

$89 for a Two-Hour Handgun 101 Class with Two Hours of Range Time at Safe, Sound and Ready ($325 Value)

Safe, Sound and Ready

Northeast Meridian

$325 $89

Class covers subjects such as firearm safety and proper stances, grip, maintenance, and storage and is a prerequisite for advanced classes

$79 for a One-Day Handgun or Defensive-Handgun Course at The Hyphen Company ($125 Value)

Trigger Control Training

Coeur d'Alene

$125 $79

The handgun courses students to apply for concealed-carry licenses in several states, including Idaho and Utah

10 Oula Dance Fitness Classes for One or Two at Oula By Rebecca Meek (Up to 55% Off)

OULA By Rebecca Meek

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

One-hour high-energy dance fitness classes set to Top 40 beats blast calories

One or Three Months of Membership for Kids' and Adult Aikido Classes at Treasure Valley Aikido (Up to 59% Off)

Treasure Valley Aikido

Eagle

$80 $39

Students develop confidence and boosted self-esteem as they learn the graceful, non-resistant techniques and flowing take-downs of aikido

$260 for $520 Worth of Personal Fitness Program — JG Fitness

Jg Fitness

Redeem from Home

$520 $260

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One Month of Martial Arts for an Adult or Child at Chinese Shao-Lin Center for Martial Arts (Up to 64% Off)

Chinese Shao-Lin Center Boise

Boise

$165 $59

Senior Master John D. Keller is a 7th degree black belt in Shao-Lin Kung Fu and helps instill confidence and fitness in his students

Fitness Package with 12 or 24 Smartraining Sessions and Unlimited Cardio at KokoFitClub Meridian (Up to 72% Off)

Koko FitClub Meridian

Southeast Meridian

$99 $30

Your digital key plugs into strength and cardio machines to display custom reps, speed, and intensity based on your fitness consultation

Boat Tour for Two or Pirate Cruise for One Adult and One Child from Lake Coeur d'Alene Cruises (Up to 32% Value)

Lake Coeur d'Alene Cruises

Independence Point Dock

$45.50 $31

90-minute narrated sightseeing tour or family-friendly pirate-themed tour of Lake Coeur d’Alene

$39 for One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit E3 ($100 Value)

CrossFit E3

Eagle

$100 $39

Intense classes feature workouts that change daily and include equipment such as weights, plyometric boxes, and incline ladders

$43 for $80 Worth of Swimming — New Wave Pools and Spas

New Wave Pools And Spas

Redeem from Home

$80 $43

A technician removes winterization plugs, checks pool chemicals, and starts up equipment in order to open your pool for the season

$33 for $65 Worth of Martial Arts — American Kenpo Karate of Idaho

American Kenpo Karate Of Idaho

Boise

$65 $33

Come train in practical, street-smart self-defense for a month with our AKKI-certified, black-belt instructors.

Two-Hours of Nerf Tag or One-Hour of Glow, Black-Light Nerf Tag for Two or Four at Dart Zone (Up to 53% Off)

Dart Zone

Southeast Meridian

$24 $13.75

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Players engage in Nerf-dart battles at indoor tactical field

3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Karate for Kids (75% Off)

Eagle Ata Martial Arts Center

Eagle

$168 $42

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Hot-Air-Balloon Ride and a Sparkling Beverage for One, Two, Four, or Six from Boise Hot Air Company (51% Off)

Boise Hot Air Inc.

Lake Harbor

$240 $120

Balloon pilots glide vessels over the countryside at 8 mph on 45-minute flights, then touch down for a sparkling-beverage toast

Eight On-Ramp Sessions, One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes, or Both at Bronco CrossFit (Up to 77% Off)

Bronco CrossFit

Northeast Meridian

$120 $39

During group fitness classes, participants perform constantly varied, functional movements at a high intensity

$49 for Four Children's Swim Classes at Aqua-Tots Swim School – Boise, Idaho ($94 Value)

Aqua-Tots Swim Schools - Boise, Idaho

Eagle

$94 $49

Children as young as 6 months learn water survival skills in 30-minute small-group classes

All-Day Paintball Package for Up to 4, 6, or 12 & Equipment Rental from Paintball International (Up to 78% Off)

Paintball International

True Paintball

$84 $19

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

Ten or Twenty CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Clarity (Up to 78% Off)

CrossFit Clarity

Northeast Meridian

$100 $25

Small-group classes feature high-intensity functional exercises that burn calories and build muscle

Four Hours of Gaming Time at PLAYlive (50% Off)

PLAYlive

Boise

$19.99 $9.99

Well-equipped gaming lounge offers online Xbox 360 gameplay, console repairs, merchandise, and parties

Beginners Class with Options for Two Week or One Month of Unlimited Classes at CrossFit Acclaim (Up to 56% Off)

CrossFit Acclaim

Columbia Village

$100 $49

Fitness-seekers prep for all physical activities with CrossFit's intense system of constantly varied functional exercises

One-Month Gym Membership with Unlimited Boot-Camp or Group-Fitness Classes at Johnny's Fit Club Fitness (80% Off)

Johnny's Fit Club Fitness

Southeast Boise

$149 $30

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Boot-camp and group-fitness classes whip exercisers into shape and memberships provide nutrition programs, tanning, and measurements

Five-Week Core Session or Six-Week Brik Boot-Camp Session for Women at Kaia FIT (Up to 60% Off)

Kaia FIT Boise

Downtown

$135 $59

Five- and six-week sessions put women through rotating regimens of plyometrics, cardio, and strength training to work every muscle group

$20 for $40 Groupon — RockOut Lessons LLC

Rockout Lessons Llc

Morris Hill

$40 $20

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5 or 10 Barefoot Boot-Camp Sessions at FitMania (Up to 76% Off)

FitMania

Boise

$75 $19

Feet shed shoes for workouts designed to burn calories and build muscles through cardio and strength-training intervals

10 or 20 Karate Classes at Dragon Bushido Martial Arts (Up to 71% Off)

Dragon Bushido Martial Arts

Southwest Ada County Alliance

$100 $39

Martial arts instructors lead karate classes for adults and kids that focus of self-defense, fitness, and confidence

Admission for Two, Four, or Six at The Basque Museum & Cultural Center (50% Off)

The Basque Museum & Cultural Center

Downtown

$10 $5

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The museum's exhibits highlight Basque artwork and history with detailed displays on sheepherding, sports, and whaling

One or Three Months of Unlimited CrossFit at PowerSeeker CrossFit (Up to 78% Off)

PowerSeeker CrossFit

West Bench

$89 $29

Trainers present a combination of exercise methods, which helps burn fat and build muscle faster

$6 for $10 Worth of Beer and Wine — Woodland Empire Ale Craft

Woodland Empire Ale Craft

Boise

$10 $6

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5 or 10 Reformer Pilates Classes at IM=X Pilates of Boise (Up to 59% Off)

IM=X Pilates of Boise

Boise

$89 $40

Trainer help clients build flexibility and core strength during strength and cardio routines that help folks shed pounds

28-Day Fitness Challenge or Six-Week Body-Transformation Program at Warrior Fit Body Boot Camp (Up to 87% Off)

Warrior Fit Body Boot Camp

West Valley

$159 $20

Tabatas interval training and a healthy diet plan promote weight loss and strength gain

$29 for The Amazing Couples Race Plus Meal at Bodies in Motion ($59 Value)

Bodies in Motion

Southeast Boise

$59 $29

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Couples test their collective skill in a challenge that includes the rope course, trivia, trust challenges, problem solving, and more

10 or 20 Classes at Commando Krav Maga (Up to 71% Off)

Commando Krav Maga

TEAM Hardcore

$100 $39

Students learn real-life self-defense techniques and burn calories during 90-minute classes

One or Three Months of Unlimited Classes or One 10-Class Punch Card at The Yoga Room (Up to 65% Off)

The Yoga Room

West Bench

$65 $23

Seven different types of yoga classes include restorative Iyengar, meditative Hatha yoga, warm yoga, and Vinyasa flow

$28 for $55 Worth of Music Lessons at Harmony Road Music Studio

Harmony Road Music Studio

Boise

$55 $28

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Introduction to Enameling Class for One or Two at FireFusion Studio (50% Off)

FireFusion Studio

Boise

$70 $35

Beginners learn the art of fusing glass to metal to create copper enamel pendants or pins; materials included

$39 for Ten Yoga Classes at River Time Yoga ($150 Value)

River Time Yoga

Downtown

$150 $39

Healing svaroopa yoga sessions help relieve pain through limb-lengthening postures and exercises that make use of props

Beer Tasting for 2 or 4 or Growler Package at Boise Brewing (Up to 48% Off)

Boise Brewing

Boise

$24 $13

A visit to the brewery yields plenty of beer samples and souvenir glasses to take home; afterward, fill a growler with your favorite brew

One or Two One-Hour Private Golf Lesson with Practice Balls from Jeff Thomsen Golf (Up to 47% Off)

Jeff Thomsen Golf

Boise Ranch Golf Course

$90 $52

Jeff Thomsen’s private lessons draw from his 38-year golf career, which includes 175 PGA Tour events and 14 major championship appearances

30-Day Pass with Option for Gear or 1-Day Rock-Climbing Pass with Lesson and Gear at Urban Ascent (Up to 54% Off)

Urban Ascent

Downtown

$60 $30

14,000-square-foot climbing gym challenges visitors with regularly reset, roped routes rising up to 43 feet and a rope-free bouldering area

Paul Taylor Dance Company at Morrison Center on October 2 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 52% Off)

Morrison Center

Southeast Boise

$41.50 $20

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Celebrating its 60th year, innovative collective presents new dances from its namesake choreographer

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Pick up a copy of Boise Weekly, flip open the Idaho Statesman, or tune in to Boise State Public Radio, and you might catch Ophidia Studio’s owner, Allison Holley, spreading the gospel of pole dancing. "It feels fun," she told Boise State Public Radio's Scott Ki. "It's kind of like playing on a jungle gym, and adults don't get that chance." Along with a coterie of experienced instructors, Allison casts off the bad rap of an activity that she says some see as "demeaning or degrading" in pole-dancing classes that build fitness and self-confidence in a playful atmosphere. Inside a hot-pink studio peppered with stationary and spinning poles, Allison and her crew walk students of all levels through a number of creative pole-dancing moves, beginning with spins and working up to inversions, choreography routines, and ceiling-fan impersonations.

Their expertise doesn’t stop there, though. The instructors also offer an arsenal of other sensual classes such as belly-dancing, hoop dancing, poi fire dancing, and Curvesque, which helps whittle waists and define the feminine form through fluid, dance-inspired movements. They also offer the more-traditional fitness classes of Zumba and body blast, along with yoga and its elevated counterpart—aerial yoga, which suspends students in a fabric sling hung from the ceiling.

2615 Kootenai St.
Boise,
ID
US

Serenity Stables & Event Facility’s five acres of land are dotted with a regulation-size arena, covered stalls, and indoor facilities, creating a horse-riding haven for equine enthusiasts of all ages. Experienced, encouraging instructors lead riding lessons, which can be tailored to meet the needs of everyone from first-timers to professional cowboys hoping to learn the secret of galloping into the sunset without squinting. Teachers inform pupils about basic Western and English riding techniques, roping, queening, flags, and barrel racing. Serenity Stables also offers full boarding services and rents out their facilities for dances, musical events, birthdays, and interventions for oats-addicted unicorns.

12492 Karcher Rd
Nampa,
ID
US

Dart Zone's indoor and outdoor arenas hold sweeping tag battles carried out with Nerf blasters and darts??a safe alternative to airsoft or paintball. Inside, an industrial labyrinth of orange and yellow barriers and partitions serve as bunkers and trenches against foam darts. The barriers are riddled with peepholes to allow stealthy shooting and treasonous thumbs-up signals. Since the arsenal of revolver-style blasters on hand fires foam ammunition, games can bruise only egos, not bodies, and clear goggles provided at the facility protect eyes. In warmer weather, battles shift outside onto tactical grass fields under the sun's capricious supervision.


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490 E Schiller Ln
Meridian,
ID
US

For nearly a century, couples have found a romantic hideaway at the Riverside Hot Springs Inn, quickly earning it the nickname “Honeymoon Hotel.” Founder William Godfrey chose to set the inn’s foundation alongside the Portneuf River in 1914 due to the wealth of hot springs nearby and the curative powers he believed they held. People seemed to agree, and in order to rid themselves of pains and worries, they traveled miles to ease their sore muscles in the hot baths and dispose of overly musical snowmen.

Today, guests continue on with that tradition, dipping in the inn's more modern hot-springs tubs, which reach balmy temperatures of up to 106 degrees. Inside the inn, muted and neutral colors and period accents give the rooms a charming, romantic feel. This decadence extends to the Portneuf Grille & Lounge, formerly a confectionery, where chefs sear USDA steaks and craft eclectic vegetarian entrees. On Thursday, the dining room fills with live music, and on Friday, guests can sample the hotel's signature cioppino as they sip Northwest wines, specialty cocktails, or microbrews.

255 Portneuf Street
Lava Hot Springs,
ID
US

Silverhawk Aviation’s owner, Catherine Rad Weber, built a school not only to teach people how to fly, but to learn to love their wings as well. Her comprehensive curriculum challenges students to fly at high altitudes, in different weather conditions, and over diverse terrain, training helicopter pilots who will be comfortable in the cockpit anywhere in the world. The program includes hands-on experience in caring for the rides, moving them in and out of hangars, and safely washing them without getting soap in their eyes.

Whether training or touring, visitors receive eyefuls of southern Idaho’s diverse geological features. The helicopters surmount rugged mountains, speed over mesas and high deserts, and ride air currents above rivers that wend their way into deep canyons. Apart from stunning the brain’s beauty receptors, this splendor provides a natural obstacle course against which more experienced pilots test their skill, zipping around rock spires or hopping the feet of their craft neatly through pristine fields of tire plants.

4505 Aviation Way
Caldwell,
ID
US

If one word had to describe Coeur d’Alene Cellars’ attitude toward winemaking, it would probably be "meticulous." During each stage of creation, from vineyard selection and harvest to bottling, winemakers carefully supervise and adjust conditions to suit their visions. They hand-harvest fruit from their eastern Washington vineyards only on days that fit specific temperature conditions. Between pickings, the vines are pruned for low yields that concentrate flavor and quality. And their syrah and viognier grapes are both hand-sorted the night of harvest before they’re pressed and fermented.

That process is carefully controlled as well. Syrah blends first ferment in open-top vessels, allowing for closer management of color and tannins. Only later do they age inside French and American oak barrels, like former daredevils bent on reliving their trip over Niagara Falls. Viognier blends, on the other hand, spend both fermentation and aging periods in small oak barrels.

The resulting well-balanced wines can claim myriad accolades from publications such as Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast. Their 2004 Sarah’s cuvée viognier, for instance, earned 89 points from Wine Enthusiast, which praised its "good balance" of "peach, apricot, sour lemon candy and even a bit of cinnamon." Current vintages include the 2007 Alder Ridge Vineyard syrah, whose smooth body supports flavors of berries, vanilla, and cinnamon that conclude in a lingering finish.

These and other wines are poured at Coeur d'Alene's onsite wine bar, Barrel Room No. 6. Inside, sleek red walls help create an upscale vibe. Glasses perch beneath pendant lighting on the bar or glitter on top of old wine barrels repurposed as tables. As customers sip, knowledgeable wait staff can suggest ways to bring out the wines' subtle flavors by nibbling aromatic cheese pairings or the hem of a neighbor’s freshly laundered shirt.

503 Sherman Avenue
Coeur D'Alene,
ID
US